What Will I Do at Game Theory Camp?
Every day at Game Theory Camp is made of two parts: planned activities and free play. Campers get to choose which planned activities to sign up for, and the options vary based on weekly themes. Every day also includes free play, where counselors guide campers in applying what they’ve learned or working on an independent or group project.
There are two main categories of activities at Game Theory Camp:
Strategy Games: These can be board games, card games, teamwork initiatives, or thought experiments. Each activity module utilizes a type of game and a scenario to demonstrate an element of age-appropriate game theory. Sometimes a counselor will teach a concept and then create scenarios in which it can be applied. Other times, we will start with the scenario and ask campers to come up with their own strategies, and then explore how well each strategy worked.
Imagination and Story Telling: These activities can be imaginative role-playing games or creative story telling through a number of artistic media. We work with campers to create entire worlds of characters, obstacles, and achievements. This can take the form of interactive game play or artistic projects such as illustration and creative writing. Each of these activities stretch the mind and imagination to create something that didn’t exist before.
Camp is About Having Fun and Building Skills
In all activities, we prioritize the combination of fun and practicing critical skills. Campers are encouraged to communicate and work together while using creativity and critical thinking to solve challenges or work on projects, but experience camp as a full day of play.