Game Design Camp | Webster University

Game Design Camp

2 game design students with assistantBuild a game

Due to ongoing concerns related to the Coronavirus, this camp has been canceled.

Do you love video games? Want to learn what it takes to be a video game designer? Our experienced team of game developers offers high school-aged students an introduction to the exciting world of game design and development.

In just a few days, you will learn how games are designed and then plan and build your own game! Work in a small team to experience the benefits of creative collaboration. At the end of the week, you'll have a game to take home to show off to your friends and family. Spend a week this summer and become a game developer.

Students will have the opportunity to use RPGMaker or GameMaker in teams to create games. 

Dates & Times

Due to ongoing concerns related to the Coronavirus, this camp has been canceled.


The Game Design Camp will be held on Webster University's main campus in the Sverdrup Building, 8300 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, Mo 63119.


If you are between the ages of 14 and 18 at the time of registration and enrolled in a high school or secondary level homeschool program and have an interest in game design, this camp is for you! No prior experience is necessary.


The cost is $350 per camper, which can be paid in full or over two installments of $175. Register early to ensure your enrollment. If registering for multiple camps, each must be paid, and registration is confirmed only after full payment is received.

Cancellation, Withdrawal, Attendance, and Refund Policies

  • $50 of the cost of registration will be nonrefundable for cancellations after May 8, 2020.
  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations within seven days of the start of camp.
  • Students must commit to attend the full length of the camp.
  • The School of Communications reserves the right to cancel a camp with insufficient enrollment or for unforeseen circumstances. If a camp is cancelled, registered students or their parents will be notified using the contact information provided and any money paid will be refunded.
  • At this time we are planning to hold summer camps as scheduled. Should the Coronavirus situation require postponing or cancellation, we will communicate that information as soon as possible.

Summer Housing

University resident housing may be available for campers outside the metro area and their legal guardian. For information on amenities, rates, and housing options, please contact the Office of Housing and Residential Life.

Minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian to use summer housing on campus.

Photos from Previous Game Design Camps

See photos from 2017 Games Design Summer Camp

Additional Information

Please contact Martha Davis-Goldstein at or 314-246-7735 if you have questions.