Summer Kids Camps

upcoming event

June 4, 2018 -
August 2, 2018

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

$225

KANEKO members, ages 12-15

$250

Non-members, ages 12-15

Cancellation Policy

Our workshops and camps have limited space in order to create the best experience for our attendees. If you have signed up for a workshop or camp and you cannot attend for any reason, you must notify us at least 5 days before the start of the first session in order to receive a refund, or all admission, administrative, and material fees are subject to forfeiture.

Unleash your creativity at Summer Kids Camp!

Students will engage with local professionals to learn about the principles and processes of design, creativity, and much more. Each 4-day camp provides a group of 16 students a variety of exciting exercises and activities.

Summer Kids Camps 2018

Video Game Design: Virtual World Edition (Beginner) // June 4 – 7
Video Game Design: Minecraft Edition (Beginner & Intermediate) // June 11 – 14
Architecture Design Camp #1 // June 18 – 21
Architecture Design Camp #2// June 25 – 28
Painting in Virtual Reality: Tilt Brush #1 // July 9 – 12
Painting in Virtual Reality: Tilt Brush #2 // July 16 – 19
Video Game Design: Unity Edition (Advanced) // July 30 – August 2

Camps are for ages 12 – 15. Registration is $250 ($225 for KANEKO Members) Learn more about KANEKO membership HERE. Each camp includes materials, lunches, a KANEKO Camp t-shirt and a notebook. Camps run Monday – Thursday from 9 AM –4 PM. Members must log into Altru to claim your membership rate.

Video Game Design: Virtual World Edition (Beginner)

Dates: June 4-7
Instructor: Lilly Lu & UNO Team*

Campers will focus on visual and interactive content creation while enhancing skills in pre-production of video game worlds. Within a custom-created virtual world program, students will design their characters, create virtual art and spaces, and generate interactive gaming environments. Campers will also collaborate on machinima (movie) trailers to craft game narratives using their characters and worlds. Campers will gain the required art and design skills for application in the next levels of game design camps.

Video Game Design: Minecraft Edition (Beginner & Intermediate)

Dates: June 11-14
Instructor: Lilly Lu & UNO Team*

Using Minecraft as a creative platform, campers will become virtual ninjas, honing their skills through a series of individual and collaborative activities. Minecraft ninja training involves a variety of missions – constructing a village, dojos, and hideouts, as well as honorable combat and agility based challenges. Through cooperative and competitive gameplay and world design, students will develop and enhance their skills in art and design, problem-solving, and communication, while strengthening their understanding of strategic thinking, sportsmanship, and teamwork.

Architecture Design Camp

Dates: June 18-21 (RDG) & June 25-28 (HDR)
Instructor: RDG & HDR

Throughout this 4-day camp, campers will participate in visual literacy exercises, walking tours of architecture in Omaha’s Old Market District, 3D modeling and emerging digital technologies, visits to local design firms, physical model prototyping, and architectural communication.

Painting in Virtual Reality: Tilt Brush

Dates: July 9-12 & July 16-19
Instructor: Alex Myers

Campers will be introduced to Virtual and Augmented Reality Design. They will learn about current best practices in both fields, the ways these mediums are being utilized for everything  from entertainment to surgery. Campers will create fully-immersive artistic environments using Google Tilt Brush and Google Blocks. They will also create mobile Augmented Reality prototypes using the Unity and Xcode development environments to nurture their skills in creative spatial-problem-solving, visual design, and coding.

Video Game Design: Unity Edition (Advanced)

Dates: July 30 – August 2
Instructor: James Sewing & UNO Team*

Campers will be introduced to the basics of 3D Unity, a prominent video game engine used by industry professionals, to create their own 3D game. Campers will learn about rule-based systems and interactive narrative design, while exploring what it means to engage in meaningful play. By applying game mechanics and design principles, students will build their own immersive 3D game by importing assets, shaping terrain and environments, creating and modifying gameplay events, and applying scripts within the robust Unity platform.


Pick-Up/Drop-Off Policies – We do not offer before or after care for any of our current camp offerings. Please review the our Camps Pick-Up/Drop-Off Policy waiver upon registration.

Cancellation Policy – Cancellations must be made 5 days prior to the camp start date in order to receive a full refund.

Scholarships – We offer a limited number of camp scholarships to students who qualify. Students must be enrolled in a free and reduced lunch program at school to qualify. Go HERE to apply for a camp scholarship. If you have any questions, please call us at 402.341.3800 or email holly@thekaneko.org.

* The UNO Team is directed by Dr. Lilly Lu, a faculty member, with a group of students and alumni from the School of Arts/College of Communication, Arts, and Media, and the College of Information Science & Technology.

Cancellation Policy

Our workshops and camps have limited space in order to create the best experience for our attendees. If you have signed up for a workshop or camp and you cannot attend for any reason, you must notify us at least 5 days before the start of the first session in order to receive a refund, or all admission, administrative, and material fees are subject to forfeiture.

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