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Tabletop Gaming Summer Camp 2024
Tabletop Gaming Summer Camp 2024
Tabletop Gaming Summer Camp 2024
Tabletop Gaming Summer Camp 2024
Tabletop Gaming Summer Camp 2024
Tabletop Gaming Summer Camp 2024
Tabletop Gaming Summer Camp 2024
Tabletop Gaming Summer Camp 2024

Tabletop Gaming Summer Camp 2024

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    Estimated Arrival: Between May 23 and May 25. *ETA to USA Only

    EARLY BIRD PRICING! The earlier you sign up the more you save! Prices will increase at the end of April and again at the end of May. Signing up early drastically helps us out too! This way we can better plan for staffing, coordinate with parents/guardians, and better prepare for the camp.

    BRING A FRIEND! If you bring a new player to our store who has never participated in our youth programs, you and your friend will both receive $20 in store credit at our store.

    IMPORTANT! We need at least three campers per program per week to be able to offer these programs this summer. If we do not get three campers for a specific program week, we will be unable to offer the camp for that week.

    DAILY RATE - We added a daily rate to our weekly summer camps as well. (IMPORTANT)Please be sure to check with us about the day you plan to attend. Some dates may be sold out.

    If a program and date do not work, be sure to reach out to us. We purposely left some flexibility in our scheduling toward the end of the summer to offer additional programming based on interest.

    Be sure to select the appropriate dates and programs to display the available options. You can take a look at our table below for available programs and dates:

      Dungeons & Dragons (ages 9 -11)
    June 17th - June 21st | 9 am - 12 pm
    June 17th - June 21st | 1 pm - 4 pm
    July 8th - July 12th | 9 am - 12 pm

    July 15th - July 19th | 9 am - 12 pm

    July 22nd - July 26th | 1 pm - 4 pm

    July 29th - Aug 2nd | 9 am - 12 pm

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      Dungeons & Dragons (ages 12 -14)
    June 17th - June 21st | 9 am - 12 pm
    June 17th - June 21st | 1 pm - 4 pm
    July 8th - July 12th | 9 am - 12 pm
    July 15th - July 19th | 9 am - 12 pm
    July 22nd - July 26th | 1 pm - 4 pm
    July 29th - Aug 2nd | 9 am - 12 pm

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     Pokémon Camp (ages 8 - 14)
    July 15th - July 19th | 1 pm - 4 pm
    July 22nd - July 26th | 9 am - 12 pm

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     Strategy Games Camp (ages 10 - 15)
    June 24th - June 28th | 1 pm - 4 pm
    July 15th - July 19th | 1 pm - 4 pm

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     Warhammer (Junior/High School)
    June 24th - June 28th | 1 pm - 4 pm

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     Learn to Dungeon Master (Junior/High School)
    June 24th - June 28th | 9 am - 12 pm

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     Soft Skills Board Game Camp (ages 10 - 15)
    June 24th - June 28th | 9 am - 12 pm
    July 22nd - July 26th | 9 am - 12 pm

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     Board Game Design Camp (ages 10 - high school)
    July 8th - July 12th | 1 pm - 4 pm

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    If a program and date do not work, be sure to reach out to us. We purposely left some flexibility in our scheduling toward the end of the summer to offer additional programming based on interest.

     

    Join us at BGE's Tabletop for a summer of tabletop gaming! Our summer programs are excellent opportunities to socialize, develop skills, and grow as a person and a gamer!

    Below is information related to our current program offerings. We will be adding other programs at the end of the summer based on interest and demand.

     

    Below is a general outline of our schedule for camp

    AM Camp

    8:50 - 9:00 - Drop Off

    9:00 - 9:10 - Check-ins

    9:10 - 10:30 - Gaming/Programming

    10:30 - 10:45 - Snack Break

    10:45 - 12:00 - Gaming/Programming

    12:00 - 12:10 - Pick Up

    PM Camp

    12:50 - 1:00 - Drop Off

    1:00 - 1:10 - Check-ins

    1:10 - 2:30 - Gaming/Programming

    2:30 - 2:45 - Snack Break

    2:45 - 4:00 - Gaming/Programming

    4:00 - 4:10 - Pick Up

    Below is an outline of our curriculum for our various programs. Please Keep in mind that we will be finalizing the curriculum in the coming weeks.

    Optional Lunch Hangout Add-On (12:00 - 1:00 PM)

    Does your camper want to stay a little longer, or want to join us early for pizza or hot dogs? We will be offering an optional add-on for campers who would like to join us for lunch and to stick around to play other tabletop games. This optional add-on includes supervision, lunch (a hot dog or two cheese pieces of pizza, a cookie, and juice or water), and game time!

    Pizza will be provided by West Hills Pizza and hot dogs will be provided by Walter's Cookies. If your child would like to participate in the optional lunch hangout and has a dietary restriction, please let us know, and we can provide an additional option.

    Price: $17.99/day lunch

    Price: $14.99 - no lunch included (only hang out)

    Be sure to select this as an add-on option, and add the total number of days you would like your camper to join.

     

    Dugeons & Dragons Camp

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    Join us for a week-long amazing adventure of Dungeons & Dragons! D&D is all the rage right now, and this is a perfect opportunity to learn how to play, create a character, and go on an adventure. This is also a great opportunity for camp attendees to take some time away from the screens and still have a lot of fun. We welcome new and experienced players to these sessions! 

    This is a perfect game session for players ages 9 - 14 (recommended). If we get enough campers and staff to support them, we will have two separate age groups. Keep in mind we will need at least three campers per age group to host the week-long D&D camp.

    Please select an age group, we cannot guarantee players will stay in the same age group. It will be based on staffing, the number of players, and their ages.

    Each camper will receive a Dungeons & Dragons Player's Handbook (valued at $49.95)! If you already have this book, you can choose from a select few other books (based on availability and style).

    Who are our DMs?

    More DMs announced soon!


    Dustin

    Dustin is the owner of BGE's Tabletop and has been using game-based learning and gamification in his career as an educator from the very first year he stepped into a classroom in South Korea. Since then, creating engaging environments for learning and developing soft skills has become his passion-- hence the game store! He has been DM-ing for a couple of years and introduces new players to D&D every week!

     


    Learn to Dungeon Master

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    This is a week-long camp for aspiring Dungeon Masters. It is designed to teach aspiring Dungeon Masters (DMs) the skills and knowledge they need to run a successful and engaging role-playing game (RPG) campaign. The class covers a range of topics, including the basics of RPGs and game mastering, the rules of the game, world-building and storytelling techniques, player management and adventure design, session management, improvisation, and troubleshooting. By the end of the class, students should be able to create and run their own D&D campaigns, manage their players effectively, and handle unexpected situations that arise during gameplay.

    Final curriculum outline and curriculum to be developed by the instructor.

    Each camper will receive a Dungeons & Dragons Player's Handbook or Dungeon Master's Guide (valued at $49.95)! If you already have this book, you can choose from a select few other books (based on availability and style).

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    Strategy Games Camp

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    Our camp is designed to help children develop important skills while having a blast playing some of the most engaging and exciting board games around. Our experienced instructors will teach your child the ins and outs of strategy games, while also fostering teamwork, social skills, and confidence. At our camp, your child will make new friends, explore new games, and develop important skills that will benefit them for years to come. Sign up today and give your child an unforgettable summer experience!

    Examples of games we will play in the Strategy Games Camp:

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    Each camper will receive three complimentary rentals from our board game library!

     

    Warhammer Camp

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    Looking for an exciting and engaging summer experience for your high-school aged child? Look no further than our Warhammer game camp! Our camp is designed specifically for teenagers who love strategy games and want to dive deeper into the world of Warhammer. With experienced instructors and passionate fellow players, your child will learn the intricacies of Warhammer, develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and have a blast doing it. Our camp is also a great way for your child to make new friends who share their love of gaming and strategy. Whether your child is a seasoned player or new to Warhammer, our camp has something to offer. Sign up today and give your child an unforgettable summer experience!

    Each camper will receive paint brushes, glue, paint, and figures (valued at $99.95)!

    Beyond Strategy-- Warhammer Creativity and Expression!

    Warhammer is not only a game of strategy and tactics, but also has a strong creative side. One of the unique aspects of Warhammer is the ability for players to customize and personalize their armies, creating unique and distinct factions that reflect their individual style and preferences. This creativity extends beyond just painting and modeling miniatures, as players can also create their own backstories, lore, and worlds to accompany their armies.

    Additionally, the Warhammer universe is rich with intricate details and lore, providing players with a wealth of inspiration for their own creative endeavors. Players can explore the history and culture of different factions, create their own characters and stories, and even design their own scenarios and campaigns.

    The creative side of Warhammer can be a fulfilling and enjoyable aspect of the game, allowing players to express themselves and explore their imagination in a fun and engaging way. Whether through painting and modeling miniatures, writing lore and stories, or designing custom scenarios, Warhammer offers a wealth of creative opportunities for players to explore.

    Warhammer Kill Team - an introduction to the Warhammer Hobby

    Campers will go through the whole Kill Team expereince with an easy to learn introduction to the Warhammer hobby. The camp will start with building and modeling, move into painting, and finally end with gameplay and tactics!

    Note: This camp has a higher price point because more materials are included with this camp. 

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    Soft-Skills Board Game Camp

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    Join us for a week-long board game camp! This is a week of fun gaming while developing different soft skills without even realizing it! This is also a great opportunity for camp attendees to take some time away from the screens and still have a lot of fun.

    Each day we will play various tabletop board games that help to develop different soft skills.

    Each game includes a pre-activity and post-activity to help players solidify the skills developed through play.

    IMPORTANT: Games listed below are examples of games used during our camp. We may make changes to the games below based on camper interest!

    Monday: Collaboration and Team-Building Games

    On the first day of the camp, we will play games designed to be cooperative or team-based. Players will develop skills such as sharing, encouraging one another, contributing, and giving and taking.

    • 5-Minute Marvel
    • Codenames
    • Forbidden Island
    • Escape Room Games like the Unlock! or Exit Games Series
    • Or other games that require collaboration and team-building 

    Tuesday: Strategic Thinking

    We will play games designed to develop strategic thinking skills.

    Games that may be played today include:

    Wednesday: Executive Functioning (Working Memory, Cognitive Flexibility, Self-Regulation)

    Executive functioning is an important skill to develop and games are an excellent tool to help with developing this skill.

    Games that may be played today include:

    Thursday: Creative Thinking and Storytelling

    On the first day of the camp, we will play different games that use creative thinking and storytelling. These are exciting games that players can use their imagination and creativity to play.

    Games that may be played today include:

    Friday: Revisit Games from the Week + Fun day!

    On Friday, we will revisit some favorite games from the previous four days. We will also have a fun celebration to end the week!

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    Each camper will receive three complimentary rentals from our board game library!

     

    Pokémon Camp

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    Each camper will receive a Pokémon deck and additional cards to improve their decks ($50 value)!

    Day 1:

    Morning:

    • Introduction to Pokemon TCG and its rules
    • Discussion of the different types of Pokemon cards
    • Introduction to Pokémon League honor code (winning and losing, fair play, etc.)
    • Practice games with simplified rules

    Afternoon:

    • Continue practice games

    Day 2:

    Morning:

    • Building a basic deck with provided cards
    • Introduction to deck-building principles
    • Trading and collecting workshop

    Afternoon:

    • Continue practice games with new decks and learning combos and strategy

    Day 3:

    Morning:

    • Pokémon Collection 101 - Trading and collecting workshop

    Afternoon:

    • Pokémon "draft" tournament

    Day 4:

    Morning:

    • Advanced deck-building techniques - designing your own deck from scratch

    Afternoon:

    • Continue practice games with new decks and learning combos and strategy

    Day 5:

    • Final tournament with prizes
    • Discussion of sportsmanship and good gaming etiquette
    • Closing Ceremony and award presentation

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    Board Game Design Camp

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    For this camp, we encourage campers to enroll in our Strategy Game Camp to develop a strong grasp of gaming and game mechanics to get the most of this camp.

    However, encourage anyone with as much or as little gaming experience to enroll in our camp. Below is a 5-day outline of our planned curriculum.

    Each camper will receive a Board Game Design Kit (valued at $39.99)!

    Day 1: Introduction to Board Game Design

    • Introduction to the camp and the concept of board game design
    • Overview of popular board game genres and mechanics
    • Brainstorming and ideation exercises to generate game ideas
    • Group discussion and feedback on game ideas

    Day 2: Mechanics and Prototyping

    • Overview of game mechanics and how they affect gameplay
    • Introduction to prototyping techniques and materials
    • Group activity to create a basic prototype of a game idea
    • Playtesting and feedback on prototype games

    Day 3: Prototyping and Design Continued

    • Introduction to game art and design elements
    • Exploration of different themes and how they can be incorporated into a game
    • Group activity to create game art and design elements for a prototype game
    • Presentation and feedback on game art and design elements

    Day 4: Playtesting and Iteration

    • Importance of playtesting in game design
    • Group playtesting of prototype games with feedback and iteration
    • Introduction to game balancing and testing techniques
    • Group activity to balance and refine prototype games based on feedback

    Day 5: Final Presentations and Showcase

    • Finalization of prototype games and presentation materials
    • Group presentation and showcase of prototype games to parents and peers
    • Reflection and feedback on the game design process and lessons learned
    • Celebration and awards ceremony for all participants

    This curriculum aims to provide a comprehensive and engaging experience for kids interested in board game design. Participants will learn the basics of game design and mechanics, gain experience in prototyping and playtesting, explore the importance of art and theme, and gain exposure to the iterative design process. By the end of the camp, participants will have created their own unique board games and gained valuable skills that can be applied to future game design projects.

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    Things to keep in mind for our camp:

    • Survey: We will send out a survey to all parents/guardians before the week of your camp starts. Be sure to complete this survey before attending the camp.
    • Liability Waiver: Parents will need to sign a liability waiver if they would like to leave their child here during the sessions.
    • Player Counts: We will require three players per camp week. If we do not have at least three players we cannot start the camp. We will continue to communicate with you and inform you when we have enough players for the camp. Some camp weeks are limited to a certain number of players.
    • Age Groups: We tend to group our camp Sessions based on age. This is more of a recommendation than a hard rule. We may have some overlap in age groups to fill space or to accommodate requests. Please keep this in mind as you sign up for sessions.
    • Player Groups: Our Kids D&D Sessions have really grown since we first opened! We want to do everything we can to accommodate players who want to play together. Usually, we can make that happen! However, this requires a bit of flexibility and scheduling compromises for everyone involved including DMs, parents/guardians, players, our store calendar, and our program coordinator. If you have any requests, please let us know and we will do our best to make it happen.
    • Age appropriateness: We keep our D&D campaigns for kids mild-mannered. However, please keep in mind there is fighting and sometimes violent encounters in the game: "Encounters often take the form of battles with "monsters" – a generic term used in D&D to describe potentially hostile beings such as animals, aberrant beings, or mythical creatures (Wikipedia)."
    • Three Strikes Rule: Players will have three strikes for following instructions of our staff. The first one is a warning, the second one is a chat with the parent/guardian and/or Dustin (store manager/owner), and the third one is a break from the store.
    • Keep in mind, whether you are a new or experienced player, we create our first character on day 1!