Made By Girls: Adventures in Programming

Code. Loop. Execute.

Discover how to create video games and character animation using Scratch! Developed by MIT, Scratch is an award-winning drag-and-drop programming tool that requires no previous coding knowledge to use. Students will then move on to Processing which is a simple and straightforward programming language, also developed at MIT that introduces students to Java™ – the world’s most common programming language. Both applications help introduce non-programmers to programming with the support of instant-gratification of visual feedback.

Unlike our co-ed Adventures in Programming course, this Made By Girls section is developed exclusively for girls in a collaborative environment that makes for a perfect first introduction to programming! Find this camp near you >>


Course Details

Learn everything you need to know about Made By Girls: Adventures in Programming.

Program Info

Ages: 8 – 12
Hours: 9am – 5pm
Tuition: $965

Hardware + Software

Apple Computers

Learning Outcomes

You’ll learn the basics of computer programming using Scratch and Processing while creating games and animations.

What You Create

You’ll create playable video games and animations!


Skills + Experience

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

Programming with Scratch + Processing

MBG: Adventures in Programming is the perfect gateway to building skills in computer programming for young girls. Studentsare introduced to programming concepts such as functions, variables, strings, and objects in order to learn how to create video games and animations. By the end of this week-long course, they’ll be masters of the fundamentals of Scratch and Processing, both which are approachable, kid-friendly programming languages.

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 female role models dedicated to empowering girls to build 21st century skills and confidence to help them succeed in school and in life.

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In Made By Girls, I felt more comfortable and brave so I could ask for help.


Made By Girls student


Camp Overview

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

Sample Camp Day

8:00 am Drop-Off
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
12:00pm Lunch Break
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 anytime before 5:30pm.

Tuition Includes

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.

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

Considering that some students might already have experience in programming, are different skill levels accommodated in this course?

DMA courses and curriculum are closely reviewed, improved and expanded upon each year. We specifically build advanced extensions and challenges that allow us to accommodate a range of ages and abilities.
This, along with having a very skilled instructional staff and small student-to-staff ratio (average of seven students per staff member), allows us to individualize, customize and offer plenty of one-on-one time for each student.

Does my child need prior programming experience to attend this course?

No. This is an introductory programming camp and your child does not need any prior experience.

What is the difference between this class and Adventures in Programming?

MBG classes are developed exclusively for girls and are led by a female instructional team dedicated to serving as role models. Adventures in Programming is a coed course that welcomes girl students who want to learn programming in a coed environment. Both courses share the same goals for building fundamental programming skills. The MBG courses emphasize mentorship and building community among girls. Learn more about Made by Girls.

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