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Made By Girls: Adventures in Game Design

Kids Camp for Girls  Ages 8-12

Made By Girls: Adventures in Game Design

Design and Create A Custom 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.

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software:
Game Salad, Adobe Photoshop

Ages: Students 8-12
Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Program: Adventures Camp

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Ages: Students 8-12
Hours: Full Day, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Program: Adventures Camp
Hardware + Software: Game Salad, Adobe Photoshop


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.

Made By Girls: Adventures in Game Design

Course Information

Get ready for a fun and meaningful camp experience through project-based learning.

What Students Learn

• Learn how to create game elements, such as characters and game items.
• 
Learn the basics of how to use GameSalad® and Adobe® Photoshop®.
• 
Learn foundational game design principles including interactive storytelling, game design, character creation, and publishing.
• Explore the Design Thinking process to unleash your inner designer.
• 
Build various mobile games.

What Students Create

• A playable video game.

More About This Course

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.

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.

What Students Learn

• Learn how to create game elements, such as characters and game items
• 
Learn the basics of how to use GameSalad® and Adobe® Photoshop®
• Learn foundational game design principles including interactive storytelling, game design, character creation, and publishing
• Explore the Design Thinking process to unleash your inner designer
• 
Build various mobile games

What Students Create

• A playable video game

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.

What Students Learn

• Learn how to create game elements, such as characters and game items
• Learn the basics of how to use GameSalad® and Adobe® Photoshop®
• Learn foundational game design principles including interactive storytelling, game design, character creation, and publishing
• Explore the Design Thinking process to unleash your inner designer
• Build various mobile games

What Students Create

• A playable video game

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.

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Camp Overview + Schedule

Take a look at your camp schedule, learn more about tuition, and explore add-ons.

Daily Schedule

8:00 am Check-in + Drop-Off
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
10:30 am Morning Break
11:00 am Continued Instruction + Creation
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Back to the Classroom
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Continued Classroom Time
5:00 pm Pick-up

Tuition Includes

Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt
Personalized feedback + Project Achievement Report
Certificate of Completion
Google Apps email account + unlimited cloud storage
 Low staff to student ratios
 Alumni Club Membership

Friday Open House

Every Friday at 3:00 PM, parents are invited to our Open House! We open up our classrooms so students can show off the projects they have been working on all week. Meet your child’s instructor and explore more opportunities for them to continue learning and creating. Open House is typically finished by 4:00 PM.

 

Daily Schedule

8:00 am Check-in + Drop-Off
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
10:30 am Morning Break
11:00 am Continued Instruction
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Back to the Classroom
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Continued Classroom Time
5:00 pm Pick-up

 

 Tuition Includes

Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt
Feedback + Project Achievement Report
Certificate of Completion
Google Apps email account + cloud storage
Personal Apple workstation for camp
 Low staff to student ratios

Friday Open House

Every Friday at 3:00 PM, parents are invited to our Open House! We open up our classrooms so students can show off the projects they have been working on all week. Meet your child’s instructor and explore more opportunities for them to continue learning and creating. Open House is typically finished by 4:00 PM.

Daily Schedule

8:00 am Check-in + Drop-Off
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
10:30 am Morning Break
11:00 am Continued Instruction + Creation
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Back to the Classroom
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Continued Classroom Time
5:00 pm Pick-up

 

Tuition Includes

Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt
Feedback + Project Achievement Report
Certificate of Completion
Google Apps email account + cloud storage
Personal Apple workstation for camp
 Low staff to student ratios

Friday Open House

Every Friday at 3:00 PM, parents are invited to our Open House! We open up our classrooms so students can show off the projects they have been working on all week. Meet your child’s instructor and explore more opportunities for them to continue learning and creating. Open House is typically finished by 4:00 PM.

Camp Upgrades

Get the most out of your summer with DMA when you add any or all of the following:

Lunch Plan

Get lunch on campus so you don’t have to pack your own. Lunch Plans start at $75/week at select locations.

DMA Online

Start learning now and get ready for camp when you register for an online course! DMA Online is $95 per course.

What Students Are Saying

“I loved making a whole game and actually understanding it and getting to play it in the end!”

Megan
Made By Girls: Adventures in Game Design

The DMA Promise

You can count on us to deliver on all the things that truly matter. We pinky swear.

Top-Notch Staff

Educators, artists, and talented industry professionals with a passion for STEM education.

Well-Balanced Experience

Our students enjoy a balanced camp day with both in-class lessons and outdoor activities.

Project-Based Learning

Our curriculum sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork and collaboration.

Safety Matters

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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