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About the Academy

Harrisburg University will run two summer sessions of the Academy from June 21st-July 9th and July 12th-30th. Each session has space for 22 students selected through an application process which includes a letter of intent and a recommendations from a teacher, adviser or mentor. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Tuition, which includes day-long instruction for three weeks, all software and hardware, and daily snacks, is $900/session. Students who register before Mar 31st will receive a discounted rate of $800/session. Some scholarships are available (see FAQ section).


Program instruction is held Monday-Friday, 9:30a-4p. Students are expected to be punctual and to attend the program daily. Students should include in the application the dates of any pre-planned absences that would occur during the three week program.

Lunch and Snacks

Lunch will not be provided, but students are encouraged to bring a bag lunch or make use of the Food Court in Strawberry Square. Snacks will be provided twice daily.


Students are expected to arrange their own daily transportation.

Supplies and Software

All required software and hardware will be provided by the Academy and is on loan to the students for the duration of the camp. The state-of-the-art equipment will be for in-house use only, and students will not be permitted to take the equipment off site during the program.

What won't be supplied are the tools dependent on each student's personal talents and skills. For instance, artists should bring their own sketchbooks and drawing supplies. Students should consider bringing their own flash drives to share files between different computers. If a student is unsure about a specific object or software, contact us and we will answer any specific inquiries.

End of Camp Celebration

On Thursday July 8th and July 29th students are invited to showcase their work to friends and family at a special closing event at Harrisburg University.


Registration is Open!!!

Our Summer 2010 registration is now open. Visit our online application to reserve your space today. You can also apply for one of our limited scholarships as well..


Price reduction!!!

The Summer 2010 Academy is less than half the price of last summer, but will be twice as fun. Join us for one or two sessions where students will explore careers in the video game industry.

Session 1
June 21 - July 9

Session 2
July 12 - July 30