Game Development

Makers and Mechanisms Day Camp

Week 1: Sculptures and Dioramas, June 17-21
Week 2: Grandpa's Garage, June 24-28
Week 3: Chain Reaction, July 8-12

Grades: Rising 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders

Cost: $250   What's included in the cost?

University of Mississippi Employee (full-time) Benefits Available:

  • Payroll Deduction – Price of day camp taken out over six (6) pay periods starting with the first payroll of July. Available until June 15th.
  • Pay Now with Credit Card Discount – Pay now and get $25 off the day camp price.

Location: Oxford Campus

Registrations Due: June 1, 2019

Make and tinker in these day camps intended for middle school students. Students will be provided with instruction and materials for creating their own projects and building simple machines. Snacks and daily outdoor activity time will be included. Check out the following themes:

Week 1: Sculptures and Dioramas
Create sculptural scenes from movies and stories. Design characters and models of your own creation. Learn to get creative with found materials in this workshop.

Week 2: Grandpa's Garage
Dismantle household appliances to see what's inside, build simple machines, and much more in this project-based workshop.        

Week 3: Chain Reaction
Causes and effects take many forms in this science-and-engineering-themed day camp.

Sponsoring Department: The Office of Pre-College Programs

Camp Type: Day Camp

Seats Available: 24 max


  • Be in good academic and conduct standing at the time of admission. The school can be public, private, parochial, or even home educated.
  • Complete the online application.
Time Event
7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Morning Drop Off (Lamar Hall)
8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Classroom Activity related to Weekly Camp Theme
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Snack Break/Outside Activity
11:00 – 12:00 p.m. Lunch Break (Makers and Mechanisms will provide lunch for campers on Fridays)
12:00 – 2:30 p.m. Classroom Activity related to Weekly Camp Theme
2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Snack Break
3:00 – 4:15 p.m. Classroom Activity
4:15 – 5:00 p.m. Daily Wrap Up/Classroom Activity related to Weekly Camp Theme
5:00 – 5:30 p.m. Afternoon Pick-Up (Lamar Hall)
Steven Goodgame

Steven Goodgame is a computer science teacher at Lafayette Middle School. He is the creator of the first MakerSpace in his district, as well as one of the first middle school makerspaces across the state. He has been teaching for 17 years. For more on his interests in MakerSpaces, check out his blog:

Registration for a camp or program is a two-part process – the online registration form and additional documentation. Both parts must be submitted to our office before a student is confirmed for enrollment in the program.

  • Register Online
    • Step 1: Go to the online registration portal.
    • Step 2: Click “Add Camp to Cart.”
    • Step 3: Enter the Student’s Information and click “Continue.”
    • Step 4: Review your Cart Information and click “Checkout.”
    • Enter your email address and click “Continue Unregistered.”
    • Select the appropriate payment method and follow the prompts to complete the payment transaction. If you have a discount/scholarship code, you can enter it on the right side of the page and click “Apply.”
    • Step 5: Enter the Parent/Guardian and Emergency Contact Information. Click “Submit.” You will receive an emailed receipt and confirmation of registration. Please retain a copy of this receipt for your reference and tax purposes.
  • Submit Medical Form
    • We value the safety and well-being of all our participating students. In the case emergency or medical attention is required, ALL camps and programs require parents to submit medical forms on behalf of the student. Please DO NOT forget to return this form to our office as this will hold up the registration process for your student. If you have already submitted the medical form for a camp this summer, you will not have to submit it again. We do not retain medical documentation from previous summers.
    • Step 1: Download and complete the Summer Medical Form (at top of page) with the appropriate student and parent information.
    • Step 2: Attach a copy of:
      • Student’s insurance card,
      • Parent’s driver’s license
      • Shot records with the last Tetanus Immunization or Booster Shot, and
      • Any other medical documents needed to seek treatment
    • Step 3: Send the form and attachments to our office at: Outreach and Continuing Education, Office of Pre-College Programs, The University of Mississippi, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848.
    • For the security of you and your student’s information, please do not email or fax medical forms to our office. We request that you mail or bring the forms to our office.
  • Submit Agreement
    • The Office of Pre-College Programs has set guidelines and rules in place for the safety of the students participating in our camps and programs. Please review these guidelines and rules and discuss with your student(s) before the first day of the program. The Agreement Form is available at the top of the page.

For additional information, please contact:

  • Address: Outreach and Continuing Education, Office of Pre-College Programs, The University of Mississippi, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848
  • Phone: (662) 915-7621
  • Fax: (662) 915-1535
  • Email: