Summer 2018 Youth Camps
Youth Tech Inc. in cooperation with Des Moines Area Community College West Des Moines Campus’s Celebrate! Innovation program is an interactive computer camp that focuses on providing enrichment opportunities to students in the world of computers. With a caring environment at the core of camp values, Youth Tech strives to create a positive learning community that encourages creativity, fun and academic excellence. For more information about Youth Tech Inc. please visit our web site at
This course is an in-depth look at the world of web design and development. Students enrolled in this session will learn how to build their own web site from start to finish using an award winning suite of products. The learning for this camp does not end at the door students will have access to their web site with free hosting for one year.
|June 18-21||1 p.m. - 4 p.m.||DMACC West Des Moines Campus, Rm. 210E||$155|
Video Game Design
This course provides students with a fun interactive look at the world of video game design and development. Students enrolled in this camp will learn the basics of video game design and produce several different interactive video games to share with their friends and family.
|June 11-14||1 p.m. - 4 p.m.||DMACC West Des Moines Campus, Rm. 210E||$175|
|July 9-10||9 a.m. - 4 p.m.||DMACC West Des Moines Campus, Rm. 210E||$175**|
Application Design -
This class offers students a hands on look at the world of application design and development. This interactive course will instruct students about the design and development of applications. Students will design their own app, which can be shared with friends and family members with an Apple or Android device.
|July 16-19||9 a.m. - noon||DMACC West Des Moines Campus, Rm. 210E||$155|
iMobile Game Design (Ages 6-12) -
Sketch, build, play. This class offers students with a big imagination a place to sketch and build their own video games on a mobile device. If you have a student that loves to play games on an iPad® this course helps them engineer and build games on a mobile platform. This innovative course engages both sides of brain to create fun engaging games for a mobile platform. Tablets will be provided for this class.
Limit 12 per class
|July 23-26||10 a.m. - noon||DMACC West Des Moines Campus, Rm. 210E||$120|
Robotics- Battle Bots
This course offers hands-on opportunities to build and program robots. Working in small teams, students will design robotics systems to compete in fun real-world activities. Each day will bring a new challenge, and your team's robot will have to morph to better adapt and compete. Students will compete in the battle bots competition at the end of the camp to prove their robot is the best. This class is perfect for the student who has a big imagination and likes to build things.
This class has a limit of 9 students.
|June 11-14||9 a.m. - noon||DMACC West Des Moines Campus, Rm. 210E||$160|
|July 16-19||1 p.m. - 4 p.m.||DMACC West Des Moines Campus, Rm. 210E||$160|
Robotics- Games, Mazes and Programming - NEW
This course offers hands-on opportunities working with robotic Spheros. This course will feature robotic games, mazes and programming. This innovative class is designed for creative students who enjoy the challenge of real-world problem solving to help their robot better compete in robotic activities. This class has a limit of 8 students.
|Aug. 6-9||9 a.m. - noon||DMACC West Des Moines Campus, Rm. 210E||$160|
3D Game Design
This class offers and interactive look at the world of 3D Game Design. This awesome 3D video game design course offers the chance for students to create and immerse themselves in a 3D world. If you are looking to design professional 3D games that both look and feel just like the ones you play at home, then you don't want to miss this course.
|July 11-12||9 a.m. - 4 p.m.||DMACC West Des Moines Campus, Rm. 210E||$160**|
The Gaming Academy
The gaming academy is an all day course for students who love games. During this course students will be immersed into the world of 2D and 3D game design. The gaming academy is a combination of our Video Game Design, Advanced Game Design and 3D Game Design courses. The course offers students a variety of hands on experience designing and building their very own games. Students are encouraged to bring a sack lunch.
|July 9-12||9 a.m. - 4 p.m.||DMACC West Des Moines Campus, Rm. 210E||$305**|
iGame Creator (Ages 6-10) -
Want to create video games? This is an introductory course for younger students who want learn to build simple video games. This course combines the art of video game design and animation to create interactive characters that fly around the screen. Amaze your friends and family with your fun interactive games.
|June 18-21||10 a.m. - noon||DMACC West Des Moines Campus, Rm. 210E||$120|
|Aug. 6-9||1 p.m. - 3 p.m.||DMACC West Des Moines Campus, Rm. 210E||$120|
Movie Makers -
This hands-on, interactive course will instruct students on the world of digital video design and production. Students will film, direct and edit their own digital video creations. Students enrolled in this course amaze their peers with green screen and special effects work.
|July 23-26||1 p.m. - 4 p.m.||DMACC West Des Moines Campus, Rm. 210E||$150|
In this class students will learn the basics of animation and digital design. Students who enjoy going to various sites to see fun interactive animations will love this course. This class will utilizes award winning animation software to develop fun, interactive animations that they can share with the world.
|June 25-28||1 p.m. - 4 p.m.||DMACC West Des Moines Campus, Rm. 210E||$160|
iCode (Ages 6-12) -
This course offers younger students a fun, interactive look at coding. Students will create virtual apps and write their own programs that they can share with friends and family. This course makes learning to code fun and explores problem solving and programming logic.
|June 25-28||10 a.m. - noon||DMACC West Des Moines Campus, Rm. 210E||$120|
|July 30-Aug. 2||10 a.m. - noon||DMACC West Des Moines Campus, Rm. 210E||$120|
Young Engineers -
Technology and innovation collide to create this course. This interactive class looks to unlock the imagination of young engineers. Ever thought of creating piano out of bananas or a video game controller out of a piece of paper? Why not? This course will utilize an invention kit for the 21st century and guide students the process of building several fun, interactive creations. Suggested for students ages 6-12
|July 30-Aug.2||10 a.m. - noon||DMACC West Des Moines Campus, Rm. 210E||$110|
DMACC West Des Moines Campus
5959 Grand Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Our age suggestion is ages 10-17 on most classes. Commonly we accept students who may be younger. Ultimately we leave the final decision to parents, as to what you think your student is capable of doing. Our courses are open to any student with a passion for learning.