• Game Dev Camp | Ages 7 to 12

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  • 2020 Weekly Themes

  • Game Development Camp Jr. Weekly Themes | Ages 7-9

    May 26 | Minecraft™Junior Adventures (4-Day Week)

    *No camp on Monday May 25 due to the Memorial Day Holiday.
    Tuition is prorated to reflect a 4-day camp week.

    June 1 | Minecraft™ Castles and Caves
    June 8 | Minecraft™ Global Expedition
    June 15 | Junior Minecraft™: Intro To Mod Creation Minecraft Essentials
    June 22 | Minecraft™ Gotham City Builders
    June 29 | Java Coding with Minecraft (4-Day Week)

    *No camp on Friday July 3 due to the July 4th Holiday.
    Tuition is prorated to reflect a 4-day camp week.

    July 6 | Junior Scratch Ninja Adventures
    July 13 | Amazing Digital Theme Park Creation
    July 20 | Minecraft Super Smashers
    Important Information

    IMPORTANT NOTES
    • Campers will need to have an existing Minecraft™ account and know their login information.
    • Rancho Camps does not provide Minecraft™ camper account access.

  • Game Development Camp Weekly Themes | Ages 10-12

    May 26 | Minecraft™: Mod Creation with Minecraft Mobs & AI (4-Day Week)

    *No camp on Monday May 25 due to the Memorial Day Holiday.
    Tuition is prorated to reflect a 4-day camp week.

    June 1 | Roblox Intro to 3D Game Development: Racing Games

    Do you love Roblox and want to learn how to make your own games? In this exciting camp for beginners, students will learn the Roblox Studio game creation engine and the Lua scripting language, and build exciting professional grade games, including Obbies, Racing games, and Dodgeball games. Students will master important coding concepts such as conditionals, loops, and functions, and learn a powerful scripting language used by pro developers around the world! Throughout the week campers use the Roblox Studio editor and Lua (Roblox programming language) to build their very own Adventure Map. Each day will present a new challenge and a key concept, such as conditionals and variables. The ultimate goal of this program is to ensure campers are having fun while learning new concepts to progress their learning and build confidence coding, so they may prepare for the next learning opportunity in the future, all while having fun!

    June 8 | The Science of Roller Coasters w/Minecraft

    Join us as we create a digital roller coaster within Minecraft. Try your best to scare other teams by designing a twisting, rolling, looping, swooshing, heartstopping dropping coaster that will be sure to keep the line out the door! During this fun-filled program campers will learn about the inertia, speed, breaking power and centripetal force that makes roller coasters in the real world possible, and then put it into action in the digital world of Minecraft. This is a no holds barred program that will excite every camper whether Noob or Advanced Gamer!

    June 15 | Minecraft™ Survival Worlds

    Calling all beginners, intermediate or advanced Minecrafters. Campers learn how to build and engineer projects including: building to scale, mining materials, strategic planning and mapping, developing access points, preparing for the elements, and fireproofing structures. Campers will have the ability to learn about customizing maps and biomes in Minecraft. Improve skills in survival mode and learn how to craft items that will help you survive, sustain, and prosper! Survival worlds vary based upon your level of experience. Prepare for an exciting week as campers accomplish exciting results building their one-of-a-kind Minecraft features! Camper-created projects will be accessible post camp. No prior experience is required. We provide all technology on location!

    June 22 | Roblox 3D Game Development - Robux Tycoon

    In this popular camp students will design and code an awesome Advanced Obby and Tycoon game in Roblox, and then learn how to monetize them to make Robux at the Roblox marketplace! Students will learn both the basics of 3D game development and fundamental programming concepts using the Lua programming language. This camp is designed for beginner to intermediate students who are interested in programming, game design, and entrepreneurship.

    June 29 | Mod Creation: EnderDragon Rider (4-Day Week)

    Saddle up for the ride of your life with Mod Creation – EnderDragon Rider. This exciting camp teaches students how to create a rideable EnderDragon mod that students can play with friends and family. One of our most requested mods ever, Mod Creation – EnderDragon Rider will teach students how to code in Java using the Eclipse IDE, a professional tool used by engineers at software companies like Amazon, Google, and Facebook. Students will learn important coding concepts such as conditionals, loops, inheritance, methods, arrays, and more.

    *No camp on Friday July 3 due to the July 4th Holiday.
    Tuition is prorated to reflect a 4-day camp week.

    July 6 | Roblox 3D Game Development: Battle Royale

    Fans of Fortnite, we need you! Instead of just playing your favorite battle royale games, why not design your own? In this exciting program campers will use a professional 3D game development software, like Lua, to build levels and assets and create action and battle sequences inspired by popular games like Fortnite. In this popular camp students will create a Fortnite-style Battle Royale game in Roblox! Students will learn both the basics of 3D game development and fundamental programming concepts using the Lua programming language. This camp is designed for beginner to intermediate students who are interested in both programming and game development.

    July 13 | Build Battles

    Fire your arrows! This survivor style camp opens up a world of possibilities to campers. Learn to use Redstone as we make defense machines, set traps, and attack other guilds to gain resources. Campers will team up into Guilds on Monday and work together to make a strategic game plan that will force other teams to think on their toes! Prepare for mini-battles and massive invasions as we dive headfirst into the world of Minecraft. Who will be the Last Steve Standing?!

    July 20 | Minecraft™ Secret Underground Cities

    Down, Down, Down we go! Start with an underground tunnel, then a transport track, and finally…Construct a secret underground city complete with elevators, lanterns, and even rides to entertain your guests. In this post apocalyptic world the most prepared will survive! Hide from or tame the Ender Dragon as you form alliances, build tunnels, and gain resources with your teammates. Remember to cover your tracks by cleverly disguising your entrances. Build a moat filled with traps to keep rival teams out as your prepare for an ultimate game digital hide and seek!

    Important Information

    IMPORTANT NOTES
    • Campers will need to have an existing Minecraft™ account and know their login information.
    • Rancho Camps does not provide Minecraft™ camper account access.

  • • Minecraft™ Madness Camp is designed for 7 to 12 year olds.
    • Minecraft campers will be separated into two age groups: Minecraft Jr. (ages 7-9) and Minecraft (ages 10-12)
    • Campers are grouped by age. Suitable for both experienced and beginners.
    • Campers enjoy the opportunity to participate in free swim under the supervision of our highly trained lifeguards.

    Attention:
    Campers will need to have an existing Minecraft™ account and know their login information. Rancho Camps does not provide Minecraft™ camper account access.

    Unlock the code to the limitless possibilities of Java and Minecraft™. Featuring a new theme each week, campers’ imaginations will run wild as they learn to code new actions, build new blocks, and create new recipes to personalize their Minecraft™ world. Using logic and coding, campers will enjoy a week full of awesome Minecraft challenges and competitions. The coding and creative problem solving skills learned during Minecraft Madness are sure to stick with campers long after camp ends. Ready to build the wildest roller coaster? The creepiest cave? The tallest tower? Join us as we explore the ever-changing world of Minecraft!

    Under the supervision of experienced Rancho Camp adult staff, campers have fun developing new skills, exploring new interests, building self-confidence, and growing in ways that benefit campers long enjoy after the summer is over. Each week, Rancho Camps aims for a camper to counselor ratio of 8:1 in our Minecraft™ Camp programs.

    Each Camper Receives A Camp T-Shirt (one shirt per summer).

    IMPORTANT NOTES
    • Campers will need to have an existing Minecraft™ account and know their login information.
    • Rancho Camps does not provide Minecraft™ camper account access.

    Attention:
    • Campers will need to have an existing Minecraft™ account and know their login information.
    • Rancho Camps does not provide Minecraft™ camper account access.

    At Minecraft™ Camp, we challenge campers to expand their interests while encouraging them to open their creative minds. We emphasize individual skills, basic fundamentals and techniques, and overall well-being in a positive, safe and fun learning environment—all while developing character and self-confidence.

    Our approach to teaching and hands-on learning focuses primarily on teamwork, leadership and self-confidence. Daily improvement along with the effort over results is the fundamental principle that the Rancho Camps was built upon. If you are looking to broaden your horizons in a fun and positive environment this summer, then Rancho Minecraft™ Camp is the perfect camp for you!

    Attention:
    • Campers will need to have an existing Minecraft™ account and know their login information.
    • Rancho Camps does not provide Minecraft™ camper account access.

    ENROLL NOW AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF FREE EXTENDED CARE BOTH IN THE MORNING AND AFTERNOON, A $200 Value!

    Rancho Solano Camps offers extended care before and after the camp day for children who need to arrive early or stay late. Campers in the extended care program participate in a variety of well-supervised, age-appropriate activities ranging from sports, stories and puzzles to board games.

    Extended Care Hours
    • Morning Extended Care is available from 7:30 am to 9:00 am
    • Afternoon Extended Care is available from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm
    • Extended Care is available weekly and daily

    Regular Camp Hours
    • Regular Drop-off is from 8:45 am to 9:05 am
    • Regular Pick-up is from 2:50 pm to 3:10 pm

    Rancho Camp has an extremely strict late pickup policy and an associated penalty fee — please pick your camper up by 5:30 pm to avoid that penalty from being automatically charged.

    • You can add extended care options to the “shopping cart” during the online registration process. Currently Extended Care Is Complimentary (a $200 Value)

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  • Weekly Activities

    • Summer Swimming Fun
    • Rancho Rock Wall
    • Creative Play Time
    • Friday Field Day
    • Sports & Games Olympics
    • Tournament of Champions
    • “The fact that my son wants to keep going back week after week to experience a new theme is fascinating as he has never shown such a high interest in any other camp before.”

      Kelly
  • Xpedition Camp Traditions

    Rancho Solano Summer Camps has established many wonderful traditions. Every day in camp is an opportunity to create memories and overall fun. Rancho Summer Camps treasure its daily routines and traditions. All of our programs center on the enjoyment of creative play and learning.
  • Xpedition and Innovation Morning Meeting

    The best way to start the day! Xpedition and Innovation start their days with a fun and energized morning meeting. From Camper and Counselor competitions to Whacky Wednesdays and Fabulous Fridays, there is a lot in store at Xpedition and Innovation Camp morning meeting. Xpedition and Innovation Campers also end their day with an all camp meeting to reflect on the current day and prepare for the next exciting camp day.

    Xpedition Leaders

    Every afternoon, counselors from each group nominate an Xpedition and Innovation Leader who will help the counselor meet and welcome new campers to their respective groups. Campers are chosen to be Xpedition and Innovation leaders based on their positive attitude and “we” over “me” qualities. Captains must wear their special Xpedition Leader Eye Black.

    Plinko for Icees

    Throughout the week, campers cheer on their peers as the Plinko puck drops, deciding the fate of whether or not the campers will receive an ice-cold ice pop. On really hot days, the Plinko Board has an amazing way to find the proper slot so everyone wins!

    Fabulous Friday Fun Day

    Shhhhh. It’s a surprise and each week is something new and exciting. From treasure hunts to magical mystery theater, campers work in teams to win the ultimate prize: The Viener Snitzel Snazzle Award. Sorry, you have to come to camp to experience it in real life.

    Counselor Competitions

    Creative and fun staff games where campers support their own program counselors and have the opportunity to see them participate in team-building and friendly competitions both physical and mental. Our Oreo Cookie on the forehead contest is a hit for all campers (and counselors).

    Important Information

    Attention:
    • Campers will need to have an existing Minecraft™ account and know their login information.
    • Rancho Camp does not provide Minecraft™ camper account access.
    • Minecraft™ is a trademark of the Minecraft™ Companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse Rancho Summer Camps or any of its classes.
    • Project Spark™ is a trademark of the Project Spark™ Companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse Rancho Summer Camps or any of its classes.

  • The Rancho Solano Dunk Tank

    We like to take advantage of the hot sun as well as a helpless staff member–where campers throw and counselors get dunked in front of their peers to cheers all around

    The Rancho Solano Rock Wall

    All campers throughout the week will have an opportunity to climb the wall and aim to ring the bell at the top!

    Daily camper Awards & Give-Away Items

    Summer Pops (Icees), Camper Eye Black, Camper T-Shirts, Leadership Recognition and Responsibility Certificates.

    Ozzie, Ozzie, Ozzie.

    Constant visits from our professional camp mascot, Ozzie!

    Family Reunion Night

    The best time of the summer! Towards the end of each summer all families (siblings and friends included) are invited back to an evening of fun and entertainment. DJ tunes, face painting, moon bounces, carnival snacks and family games are enjoyed to celebrate the summer camp season coming to a close

    Important Information

    Attention:
    • Campers will need to have an existing Minecraft™ account and know their login information.
    • Rancho Camp does not provide Minecraft™ camper account access.
    • Minecraft™ is a trademark of the Minecraft™ Companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse Rancho Summer Camps or any of its classes.
    • Project Spark™ is a trademark of the Project Spark™ Companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse Rancho Summer Camps or any of its classes.

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