Made By Girls: Adventures in Game Design
Design. Create. Game.
Showcase your personality by creating a game that’s as unique as yourself. Learn how to bring your ideas and stories to life. Discover the immersive world of game development and learn key game design principles including game theory, character creation, digital storytelling, and publishing. You’ll be able to build and customize game elements using Adobe® Photoshop® and practice problem solving and designing creative solutions in a supportive community of burgeoning designers. At the end of the week, you can take your creation home to share with friends and family. Find this camp near you >>
Learn everything you need to know about Made By Girls: Adventures in Game Design.
Ages: 8 – 12
Hours: 9am – 5pm
Hardware + Software
iPad or iPhone*
You’ll learn game design principles using GameSalad and Adobe Photoshop.
What You Create
Each student will create their own playable video game.
*iPhone and iPads are not provided or required and must be brought from home if desired. DMA is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Skills + Experience
Get ready for a fun and meaningful camp experience through project-based learning.
Adventures in Game Design
Girls who have taken our programming courses told us they want more game design, so more game design it is! This course offers a great introduction to the principles of game design including interactive storytelling, character creation, and publishing. Our hands-on, design thinking approach encourages students to unleash their inner designer as well as work collaboratively with other students as they create mobile video games that can be uploaded onto an iPhone or iPad.
The Made By Girls Experience
DMA’s Made By Girls program offers a unique learning experience designed to introduce girls to STEM learning in a collaborative and supportive environment. MBG is powered by a dynamic group of role models including educators, industry leaders, and creators, who inspire our students to build both 21st century skills and confidence.
Save on DMA Online Courses During Computer Education Week
All DMA Online courses are $20 off in honor of Computer Science Education Week, going on now until December 12th. Whether you are preparing for a week at camp, looking to extend your knowledge, or trying to discover new interests, DMA Online provides the perfect self-paced experience for independent learners.But that’s not all – This year we also created a fun coding activity for you to try out at home and get to know the Processing programming language, right in your internet browser!
Find This Camp Near You
I loved making a whole game and actually understanding it and getting to play it in the end!Megan
Take a look at your camp schedule, learn more about tuition, and explore add-ons.
Sample Camp Day
Beat the traffic! Drop off anytime between 8:00 & 9:00am
|9:00 am||Hands-on Tech Instruction
Learn + Understand
|10:30 am||Morning Break + Chill
|11:00 am||Continued Instruction + Creation
Application + Guided Practice
Bring your own or purchase a lunch plan, available at select locations
|1:00 pm||Back to Camp
Create, Test, Evaluate + Improve
|2:30 pm||Afternoon Break + Chill
|3:00 pm||Continued Instruction + Creation
Review + Share
|5:00 pm||Student Pick-up
Running late? No problem. Pick up as late as 5:30pm
✓ Google Apps email account + unlimited cloud storage
✓ Personalized feedback + Project Achievement Report
✓ Certificate of Completion
✓ Made by Girls camp t-shirt
✓ Personal Apple workstation for camp
✓ Low staff to student ratios
Add-Ons Available at Checkout
+ Lunch: Add lunch so you don’t have to bring your own!*
+ DMA Online: Choose a course or subscribe to learn at your own pace.
*Meals available at select locations
The DMA Difference
Discover what sets us apart from the competition and why we're the best.
Educators, artists, and talented industry professionals with a passion for STEM education.
Our students enjoy a balanced camp day with both in-class lessons and outdoor activities.
Our curriculum sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork and collaboration.
Our staff is First-Aid + CPR certified and have completed national background checks.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does my child need to have any experience to take this course?
No experience required! This course is a great introduction to the world of game development.
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