Friday May 19th  9am-3pm

‘Back in Time’  Game Design + Canadian History Camp

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Where do robots and steam engines collide? At the ‘Back in Time’ game design camp’

We collect historic clues with scavenger hunts, exploration and NEW games like the morse code challenge, trench ‘pets’ rescue, and more!  Then we create awesome video games using our clues, to save our historic hero Colonel Moody and his daughter.  Students will learn about Port Moody’s history, and learn to use Unity, the software that powers Pokemon Go to explore the video game design process. Just bring your lunch, take a friend, and play to learn!

Join us on this fun game-making adventure where past meets present!


  • Learn to create a video game with Unity software – used to power Pokemon Go and other top games.  A great introduction to games, and to engage kids with using digital tools, coding and design.
  • Learn morse code and compete in the morse code communication challenge to deliver life-saving messages to the trench
  • Museum tours, Scavenger hunts
  • Learn about life in 1920 including exploring the games kids used to play in that era.
  •  Plus trains, trenches and storytelling by Markus, our tour guide.
  • Lots of outdoor play and games for a balance of activities (at Rotary Trails Park or Rocky Point)


Our Approach:

This camp is a chance for your child to explore the process and the tools of game design – and is perfect for beginners and ‘tech saavy’ kids.  We will solve problems, get creative, explore games, and have full day of being a game designer.  Students will  play in the game design ‘sandbox’ we provided complete with custom tools, game sprites and assets.

Children are filled with ideas and passion for play.  When they learn to break down their” big ideas” into components or ‘blocks’ also reinforces computational thinking, which is a precursor to coding.   We hope to kids to keep on exploring, and continue engaging with technology, while “playing to learn”!

At UME We aim to make this learning process as fun as possible, using positive reinforcement, collaboration, and game play to keep kids motivated, engaged and excited about learning.

** We provide all hardware and software. ***

Please note that we do not provide participants with their games, after the camp, however you are welcome to bring your own USB stick to take home files if you wish to use Unity at home. We can provide you with instructions for downloading and managing your game


Friday May 19  9am-3pm

 **Before and after care available.  Please include your request in the registration form

Age:  7-12

Grade 1-7  (we are able to take slightly older or younger, if needed)

Price: $65

Location: Port Moody Station Museum  2734 Murray St.  Port Moody, British Columbia

 If you have any questions or inquiries please contact us at or 778-708-2711

Update: There is still time to register,  with lots of spots available!

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