“My two sons have attended Game Camp Nation in Atlanta for the last 3 years and will be attending again this year – 2016. The camp is not only educational (they learned how to program and develop a game!) but lots of fun. Both of my sons stayed over-night (we live 4 hours away) – they made some great friends which they still keep in touch with. I feel very happy leaving my boys there knowing that they will have a great week.
The students do not sit behind a screen all day – they had fun in the pool and played games in the fresh air! My eldest son has enjoyed it so much that last year he was a Junior Counselor and hopes to progress to a full Counselor.
I would highly recommend Game Camp Nation. The staff are extremely friendly, the children learn whilst having fun and making life-long friends. Money well spent!”
“Our son has been attending Game Camp Nation for 6 years and excitedly anticipates every session. We’re happy because we know that he has fun and learns at the same time. His experience with Python resulted in him helping his advance placement computer science classmates learn the language. He has developed friendships with fellow attendees that have continued year after year and extend beyond the camp sessions. We have been particularly impressed with the staff. They ask for input and use good ideas to improve the curriculum. They are without question a dedicated and enthusiastic group.”
-Tom and Lyn O.
“Sending my son Wilson to Game Camp Nation was one of my best decisions…
For 7 years, it was the highlight of his summer. He not only played computer games in competition with his camp mates, but he also received a thorough understanding of how computer games are built and maintained. The structure and mentoring he received helped him change from a slightly shy child to a confident young man (as remarked by family and friends).
Game Camp Nation also allowed Wilson the opportunity to begin mentoring some of his younger camp mates. His last two summers, he was proudest of his participation first as an unofficial counselor and then a paid counselor.
Finally, Game Camp Nation provided him the opportunity to make and keep friends in any environment – personal and social skills that will serve him well as he embarks on his college career!”
“After 9 years of my son attending Game Camp Nation I can honestly say that he LOVES this camp! I am amazed at the amount of skills and knowledge the kids learn in such a short period of time. Your staff is fabulous and they are genuinely interested in empowering the kids to grow and develop their creativity and technical abilities. It's one thing to be good with kids or good with technology. Your staff really are fusions of the two and make the camp a great experience for all the kids. I can’t say enough about the great times he has had over the years. Keep it going for future generations! Game Camp Nation is the perfect camp for everyone, a balance of learning and lots of fun!”
“Game Camp Nation has been a great experience for my son year after year. I was a bit apprehensive the first time my son attended, so he only signed up for a week. We weren’t sure what it was all about but he was eager to try it. He’s never looked back. He loves every minute and looks forward to it every year. In fact, it is the only summer camp he wants to attend. The camp is more than just playing games all day and night. He has learned a lot about computer programming and gaming. He has met some great people and made new friends. He is always challenged at camp and they have continued to evolve so those returning campers are learning new things year after year.
The administration of the camp is top notch. The registration process, completing the health forms, and in/out processing is smooth and easy. They have always been very responsive to any questions or concerns along the way.
We are thrilled to have found Game Camp Nation and look forward to many more years.”
“For the past 8 years, my son Quentin has attended Game Camp Nation and I am very impressed with the staff and the curriculum! Not only does the camp provide a positive, safe, and fun environment, but it also exposes the campers to computer programs like Maya, Python, Construct, and Java that are used in the gaming industry today. This camp introduced Quentin to technical skills like coding, 3D animation, character development, and audio and has sparked his interest in majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Video Game Development at Georgia State University. I really appreciate the personal time that Phil has taken to help mentor Quentin and provide internship opportunities. I view Game Camp Nation as an awesome investment!”
“I have been going to Game Camp Nation for the last 3 years – each time better than the last. The staff are friendly, the activities are fun and I have made life-long friends.
It is educational and there is a real sense of community when your group finishes developing their first game!
Accommodations are great and hanging out with your mates is a big laugh! I look forward to going every year to Atlanta!”
“For me, Game Camp Nation was more than just an immensely fun and engaging summer camp. It opened the door for me to pursue a passion for design and instilled a mindset to not just emulate what has been done before but to innovate and make what already exists even better. It wouldn't be an overstatement to say Game Camp fundamentally changed the career path I want to follow. I can't thank the knowledgeable and energetic staff enough for providing the guidance I needed while always challenging me to improve whether I was programming or playing.”
“After attending Game Camp Nation for over 9 years, I can easily say this camp impacted my life tremendously! Every year at camp is a new adventure, and leaves me waiting a whole year to come back and have new experiences. The Staff genuinely care about the campers, they love their jobs and make learning about making video games very informing while still being fun! I’ve made so many friends through Game Camp Nation and will always be thankful I stumbled upon such an inspiring, interesting, and enjoyable time. I recommend Game Camp Nation to everyone!! Best Camp Ever…”
“Game Camp Nation is by far the best camp I have ever been to. I have been going to camp for 5 years, met some lifetime friends, learned to program in Python, and had the best weeks of my life. I look forward to registration opening every year and getting my spot for the summer.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed my seven years at Game Camp Nation. I made friends with campers and counselors of all ages, who I still talk to today. I learned valuable programming and communication skills as a CIT/intern, and got to spend two fabulous weeks each summer doing what I love: playing and creating games.
I’m sad to see my time as a camper come to a close, but I’m happy to be able to pass on my great experience to future campers as a counselor in the future.”
“I've been going to Game Camp Nation for years now and plan on continuing. I have met some really cool people and had an awesome experience playing and making games. I strongly encourage anyone who likes video games to join, I promise you'll have a great time."
“I've gone to the best game camp ever. It is a lot of fun. My favorite part was the fighting games because all the boys were surprised to lose to a girl. Game Camp Nation is the biggest thing I will look forward to this summer.”
“To put it simply, going to Game Camp Nation has honestly changed my life for the better. From the long lasting friendships I've made, to me discovering my passion in computer science, I have actually gained a lot from this camp. The multiple programs here cover almost all aspects of game development, which allows someone who doesn't necessarily like programming to learn how create music or art assets for their game. The staff as a whole are excellent and the counselors really take the time to get to know each of their campers individually. Moreover, they want to see campers succeed outside of the camp and will take their time to test your games and give you feedback on design or art. In being an overnight camper here for 8 years, and trying a bunch of other similar camps along the way, I can whole-heartedly say this is overall best experience you will find for a camp like this.”