Make Your Own Video Game at Free Microsoft Store Summer Camps

Summer Camps don’t all have to be the same! If your child likes Fortnite just as much as crafts and enjoys Rocket League as much as going camping, then Microsoft Store has the camp for you. And it’s free!

This year, Microsoft Store is announcing two new gaming camps for students of all gaming skill levels. These camps not only teach technical skills needed by future professional gamers, developers and coders, but also provide healthy life skills that translate outside the classroom.

This year’s new gaming-focused camps are:

Design and Create Your Own Video Games with MakeCode Arcade (Ages 8+)

Want to build your very own video game? Take on the fundamentals of computer science and video game concepts and let family and friends in on the action when you publish your own game with MakeCode Arcade.

Gaming Summer Camp: Grow Your Passion for Gaming and Learn Positive Life Skills (Ages 8+ and Ages 13+)

It’s one thing to be a gaming champion, but it’s better to do it through teamwork, resilience, and effective communication. Use those skills during Rocket League and Fortnite tournaments for 8- and 13-year-olds respectively and discuss as a class how these habits help students to excel in both gaming and everyday life. Every gamer should feel empowered to have fun the way they want, and this camp will help instill in students the value of being supportive and positive with other gamers.

Microsoft Store has offered free Summer Camps dedicated to teaching kids technical skills to pursue their passions since opening its first store in 2009. This summer, there are seven free camps designed to empower students with the skills they need to pursue their passions.

Registration for Summer Camps is open now, with camps taking place in May through August. Specific dates and times for registration and camps will depend on local store and school schedules. To register, visit your local Microsoft Store in person or online.