Hacking and Cybersecurity/ Game Design

Week Three: June 24- 28, 2024
6th - 
Full Day (9am – 4pm)
Hacking and Cybersecurity/ Game Design

For campers entering grades 6-9

This week, we’ll tackle two topics a day, with our partner Vinyard App Camp. These camps are also offered separately as two half day camps.

Hacking and Cybersecurity:

  Have you ever wanted to be a hacker? Or wanted to learn how to code? On the Internet these days, it’s important to understand how hackers work, so you can stay safe from them. In this specialty class, you will learn how to “hack” through fun coding (and code-breaking) games. You’ll learn about the three main methods hackers use, hack fake websites we set up, and learn how to stay safe online. Get ready to have fun breaking things!

Game Design: 

Have you ever dreamed of creating a video game? In this course, we’ll dive into game development. Students will learn the fundamentals of game design, starting with HTML programming. During the course, we will use AI technology for storytelling and image creation, infusing unlimited options into game creation. We’ll also work on enhancing writing skills by coding trivia challenges and immersive choose-your-own-adventure games. Learners will have the opportunity to collaborate on a group game. Together, you’ll practice the techniques learned throughout the course to craft a game that can be shared with friends and family. You don’t need any previous experience or special software; you’ll only need your creativity and a laptop!

At a Glance:

  • 1:10 program specialized instructor ratio within each group 
  • Co-ed groupings
  • Access to state-of-the art facilities and technology
  • Summer at St. John’s counselor team to provide extra staffing where needed
  • Exploration campers do not swim, unless the program specifically states it
  • Click here to view our Summer 2024 Policies, including deposit and refund information

What to Pack in Your Backpack:

  • Refillable water bottle
  • Nut free lunch and snack
  • Light layer as the A/C will be on in buildings
  • Sunscreen – applied before coming and reapplied frequently
  • Please label all belongings with a first and last name

Join us for Camp Open house on Saturday June 8, 2024.  Our whole team will be on campus from 1-3pm to show you around, and answer any questions you may have.

At A Glance

Full Day (9am – 4pm)
Extended Day
8:00-9:00am, 4:00-5:00pm
Busing Available
Bring or sign-up for our lunch program

Program Dates

Week Three: June 24-28, 2024