Is the gamer in your life curious about coding? Are they inquisitive and creative? Do they want to learn more about circuitry, engineering, and computer programming? Would they be interested in creating their own customized video game? Join the scientists of the Army Research Laboratory as they dive into computer science and share their love for STEM with students during this Video Game Design Virtual STEM Camp!

Information for Students

  • Day 1: Kick Off: Introduction to coding and video game design
  • Day 2: Level Up: Programming tips and tricks; diving into the design process
  • Day 3: Circuitry & Engineering: Build a customized video game controller
  • Day 4: Pulling It All Together: Finalize your product, play your game, and share it with your team

As a bonus, each day will feature a guest Army scientist who will share what they love about science, share their STEM careers, and provide information on educational opportunities and scholarships in STEM!

Students will receive a circuit board and everything else they need to build their own game controller in the mail – at no cost!

Dates: July 15-18, 2024, 12:00 pm  – 4:30 pm Eastern Time / 9:00 am – 1:30 pm Pacific Time

What do students need to participate?
This is a virtual program. Students need a desktop or laptop computer with a USB port and internet access to participate. Student Supply Kits with everything else a student needs to participate will be mailed to their homes prior to the camp. Note: Mobile phones will not be able to support the full range of activities.


Age: Rising 7th – 9th graders

Audience: Military Children: Dependents of Active – Duty Service Members  

Location: Students may join from anywhere they have internet access on a computer with a USB port.

Important Dates

January 1, 2024
Student applications open

May 31, 2024
Student applications close

July 15-18, 2024
Virtual program session
12:00 - 4:30 pm ET / 9:00 am – 1:30 pm PT

Interested in This Program?

If you are interested in this program contact Ms. Beyhan Ibici by email. We'd love to hear from you!