Summer Academy Camps

GG 1: Video Game Design

Your summer GammaGames game camp experience starts here! Learn all about the video game industry, and work with your team to construct a game idea you'll pitch to real video game professionals. You will evaluate video games, conduct research on different types of software, hardware and development tools, and get guidance and feedback on your ideas from experts in the field. You'll leave with some serious 21st century skills to help you at school, home, and other areas of your life that involve critical thinking, confidence, and teamwork. Note: No computer programming is taught in this course. Open to students ages 11-17.

Course Information

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Course Date Info:

Dates TBA
Day and Overnight Camp Options Available
Overnight students check-in on Sunday night at residence hall  

Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
Location Info:

Overnight students will check in at their assigned residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in at the Georgia Center on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. Students will travel by foot or bus to get to their on-campus classroom and other activities, and by university vehicle for any off-campus field trips. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins. 


Day Camp - $400

  • Extended Day at Legion Pool until 5:30pm - $35

Overnight Camp - $800

Partial financial assistance may be available for students who need it. If you have any questions about the process, please call us at 706-542-3537 or email us at questions [at] georgiacenter [dot] uga [dot] edu.


Lucas Jensen is currently finishing his Ph.D. in Learning, Design and Technology. He holds a Master's in Education in Instructional Design and Development, as well as a Master's in Education in Social Science Education, both from the University of Georgia. He currently teaches undergraduate courses for UGA and James Madison University. He is an avid video gamer and has been a drummer in several popular Athens bands. This is his sixth year as a Summer Academy instructor. 

B.C. Fortenberry is an audio engineer living in Athens, GA. Bill holds degrees from Athens State University in Athens, AL as well as the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in Tucson, AZ. The consummate Renaissance man, Bill has worked in social work, high end professional audio gear, and recorded some of Athens' finest musicians. A lifelong gamer, he enjoys helping students explore their creative side, audio or otherwise. This is Bill's third year as a Summer Academy instructor. 

What you need for camp/program: 

A detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.