Gaming Camp Related Tags: Game-Based Learning More Related Discussions Kyle Dunbar , Technology Integration Specialist, Alexandria, VA Posted 04/12/2012 5:16PM | Last Commented 06/11/2014 7:01PM 2 110 Views My division is hoping to get some grant money to support a middle school gaming camp this summer -- would love to hear what games folks would recommend or even how they think we should structure it! Sign in to vote! Sign in to Flag as Spam Share 2 Share Comments (2)Sign in or register to postSubscribe to comments via RSS Newest Related Discussions Posted 4/17/2012 10:03pm Andrew MillerEducational Consultant and Online Educator Blogger What are the overall objectives of the Gaming Camp? That might help identify the best games. Sign in to vote! Posted 6/25/2012 8:23am SarinaGraduate Student - Education Policy Kyle, I would highly recommend Kurt Squire's CivCamp (based around Sid Meier's Civilization game). He implemented the game in a summer program for at-risk kids, and it had an impressive impact. You can find his paper here or read about it in his book: http://website.education.wisc.edu/kdsquire/tenure-files/07-squire-TIP-CI... Civilization V is the most recent edition, but I would recommend III or IV (it's also cheaper). This is a turn-based strategy game (that is, not in real time) where players play as one of the famous civilizations, such as Alexander of Greece, Napoleon of France, Catherine of Russia, and Gandhi of India. Every player (this can be played solo or online with friends) begins with a single settler and eventually (hopefully) nurtures their civilization to a full-blown civilization via technology, culture, economy, and military. The player must balance all four to have a competitive civilization, but they may choose to focus on one. There are several ways to win the game, whether by winning the space race (technology), taking over all the other civilizations (military), fill out five "culture trees" to develop the Utopia project (culture) or winning by diplomacy in the United Nations. This is very helpful for people who play and learn in different manners (personally, I like to win by diplomacy). Hope this helps! Sign in to vote! Discussion Teaching Math through Play in Middle SchoolLast comment 2 days 18 hours ago in Game-Based Learning blog 8 Play-Based Strategies to Engage Youth in LearningLast comment 1 week 2 days ago in Game-Based Learning blog Using Gaming Principles to Engage StudentsLast comment 1 day 19 hours ago in Game-Based Learning blog A Guide to Game-Based LearningLast comment 1 day 3 hours ago in Game-Based Learning blog 5 Ways to Design Effective Rewards for Game-Based LearningLast comment 1 week 2 days ago in Game-Based Learning Sign in and Join the Discussion! Not a member? Register to join the discussion. Sign in using social networks Or sign in here: Email address * Password * Forgot your password?