May 6, 2019

Beaufort Digital Corridor Offers Two Summer Camp Sessions of Game On!


Game development for middle and high school age kids

The Beaufort Digital Corridor announces TWO summer camp sessions of Game On! – game design and development geared toward middle and high school students. Registration is now open for this limited seating opportunity.

The courses will be held at the Beaufort Digital Corridor's BASEcamp facility Monday – Friday mornings from 9am-12pm June 10-14 and July 15-19, 2019. Among the topics will be game strategy, puzzle design and a final project.

This is a special curriculum by Seth Konoza, an Animation, Game Design and Computer Science educator at Beaufort High School. Students are introduced to the theory, tools, and practice required to create their own games.

Helping students to discover a passion for game design, computer science and coding, Game On! presents kids with the possibility of continuing their education in technology. Shelley Barratt, Program Manager adds, "In our third season of offering this course, we are well aware of the tech skills that the newer generation gains early on. The goal is to offer other skills–like critical thinking and user experience–to augment that, and the real work commences once they follow that curiosity throughout their education and into a potential tech career."

Talent, one of the pillars of the Beaufort Digital Corridor, is crucial to the economic vitality and global competitiveness of the Lowcountry. Fun and creative educational initiatives like Game On! contribute to the innovation and skills of our future workforce.