Our half-day Spring Break Camp for ages 6–12 allows kids to build and create, while incorporating hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) concepts in a fun environment!
Back by popular demand in an expanded format:
Game World Creator PLUS
Monday, March 15, 2021 through
Friday, March 19, 2021
9am-12:30pm, each day
$135 per child / $121.50 museum members
Advance registration is required for this program. Space is limited. Please review the Important Information below prior to registering.
Game World Creator PLUS Camp
for ages 6–12
Themes: World building/story development, pixel design basics, game mechanics, basic math and logic functions, upcycling/recycling, and sportsmanship
Back by popular demand with more projects and fun! Kids tired of staring at screens, but love gaming? Join us for our Spring Break Camp where participants can imagine and design their own game world. Campers will build a table-top game by designing miniature creatures, tiny sphere-habitats with a dice mechanism and matching custom game cards with character stats and actions. Participants will also learn vocabulary for sportsman-like gameplay and emotional tools to practice for both winning and losing. Additional activities will include a game card storage box, non-electronic logic puzzles, pixelated 2D magnets reminiscent of early games such as Tetris, an up-cycled "non-screen," and hand-sculpted dice and miniature game pieces.
All materials and supplies to complete each project will be provided. Please note that this class can be take multiple times as campers are encouraged to explore their creativity in different ways in each class or to expand on past projects with additional elements. We encourage those who participated in the shorter Rodeo Break camp to consider expanding their game worlds by taking this class as well if it fits with school break schedules.
Students of all abilities and skill levels are welcome. Please contact our Education Director, Mackenzie Massman, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or want to discuss your camper’s needs.
Instructor: Tiger Brooke
In order to provide an in-person experience in the safest manner possible, this camp is limited to 10 participants and new safety procedures are in place. Please review the following information regarding new policies and procedures.
Tiger Brooke currently works as the Creative Director for Portly Pig Studios in Portland, Oregon and as an Owner of Dream Street Boutique in Hood River, Oregon. She teaches painting to both children and adults during her weekends and evenings, and her spare time is devoted to the support of The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures.
Tiger has her MFA in sculpture from California College of the Arts in San Francisco, sat in on an entire MFA program in Interactive Media from University of Southern California in Los Angeles and received her BS in Printmaking, Drawing and Painting from Portland State University. Earlier in her college career she simultaneously earned three degrees in Engineering Technology: Civil, Mechanical and Architectural, where she honed her interests in inventing, construction, mathematics, practical sciences, and also minored in both theater and environmental studies. Tiger taught Summer Camp at the museum in 2019.