Registration Open for 2013 InZone Summer Camp

Last summer, 12-year-old Justin Cesario of Buffalo Grove designed a video game so tough on challengers it was crowned "Hardest Game to Win" in his Game Generator class. This year, he'll attempt to repeat his title in Game Maker for Nintendo DS, a new kids' class teaching the intricacies of programming and game design for Nintendo. The course, offered through Harper College's InZone summer enrichment and sports camp, is one of several new tech-focused offerings being rolled out this year.

The first-of-their-kind courses will be taught by experts and include classes in 3D game design, sound mixing and app creation for the iPhone and Android. "These classes take previous favorites to a new level, and fully immerse young students in the newest trends in a way that lets them have fun while learning," InZone Coordinator Kevin Hahn says.

InZone, open to children ages 8 to 14, boasts more than 200 classes in a wide range of subjects - from an acting camp culminating in a world-premiere movie screening and a Kung Fu course led by a self-defense master to a new, elite weeklong baseball camp allowing kids to learn from Chicago Cubs coaching staff, meet Cubs players and take VIP tours of Wrigley Field. Perennial favorites like fishing, fashion design, cooking and a rocket-launching class also will be on the menu.

"This program is designed to help children experience new activities or develop existing skills," Hahn says. "There is something for everyone."

InZone is offered in two-week sessions from Monday, June 10 through Friday, August 16. Morning and afternoon classes, lunch and before- and after-care options are available. Registration is open now. To register, for more information or to browse the full InZone catalog, visit

Press contact: Erin Brooks, 847.925.6159