AR game design summer camps open to students in California

The International Augmented Reality Education Foundation is offering game design camps across the Bay Area

California-based charity, the International Augmented Reality Education Foundation (IAREF), is running holographic AR game design summer camps across the state in 2019.

Camps in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Cupertino, Fremont, Menlo Park and San Jose are running throughout June and July for students aged six and up.


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The camps are three weeks long, and teach students how to program, design, and create their own holographic AR games. Designed for students with varying levels of computer skills, from none at all to advanced level experience, participants will learn 4D programming using a design-thinking process.

IAREF has teamed up with holographic AR company Integem to provide expert coaching at the camps. Students will work with the iCreator programming language, and learn about the importance of movement, timing, and actions in creating an AR game.

I felt like I really understood after only a few days of experience. I would definitely be interested in creating more projects such as games in the future.
– Alice, high school student and previous camp participant

Each class has a maximum of eight students to allow participants to receive personalised, detailed attention from teachers.

Alice, a high school student from Fremont and a previous participant of the camp, said: “I liked the way the software was introduced to us, starting with simple projects and gradually becoming more complicated.

“I felt like I really understood after only a few days of experience. I would definitely be interested in creating more projects such as games in the future. I think the ability to make interactive games has a lot of potential, and I am interested in experimenting further.”


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Other camps, focusing on topics such as 3D movies, comic creation, engineering, and AI are also available. All courses run in age groups of:

  • Junior (6–8)
  • Young (8–10)
  • Teen (10–14)
  • High School (14+)

More information on the camps can be found at camp.integem.com