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Creative Technology Youth Summer Camps

DigiCamp: Summer 2022

Online Coding Camp for Girls


Have a daughter, niece or sister who's curious about coding? As part of DigiBC's ongoing commitment to education for youth, we have partnered with UTG Academy again and have IUGO Mobile Entertainment and East Side Games on board as sponsors for this video game development focused online coding summer camp for girls. This incredible opportunity is open to 8-13 year olds and is suitable for a wide range of novice and beginner coders (with no previous experience necessary). Each reoccurring summer camp session is a novel experience built to accommodate the skills and creative goals for every participant's project ideas - returning campers are always welcome!
The program is student-directed and project-based where campers will get to create an HTML5 game using PixelPAD and Python. UTG Instructors
will tune the curriculum to ensure students are given the opportunity to write code, change gameplay, design levels, update sprites, re-skin their game, and create an app that is uniquely their own. This subsidized program will also feature guest speakers who will share their experiences, tips, and secrets from working in the video game industry.

ℹ️ What if a student has already taken one of the camps that was held over spring break or last summer? The flexible project-based curriculum of this program allows it to be a novel experience at each summer session and adaptable to fit the existing skills of the participant. Students who have previously taken this camp will work on brand new creations compatible with their experience as the class will be split up into different groups based on skill level.


  July 11-15 August 15-19 August 22-26


Days/Time:
M-F, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
Location: Online (Zoom)
Ages: 8-13
Cost: $145

 


DigiBC's DigiCamp was created to give youth in the province who have not had the opportunity, the chance to learn skills, build confidence and broaden interest in careers within the creative technology sector. The camps we ran last summer were quite a success, and you can read the full recap report on how those went here.

DigiCamp: Spring Break 2022

Online Video Game Development Camp for Girls

 

The first DigiCamp: Online Game Development Camp for Girls was such a success that we decided to run it again over spring break this year. These camps were an even bigger success having sold out weeks in advance! We developed this program again in partnership with UTG Academy and had IUGO Mobile Entertainment on board as the sponsor.

Spring Break Final Projects

Prabhnoorkaur  Atrisa  Greta  Pixel  Sunya  Coco  Emily

Jianna  Kareena  Jade  Sophia  Madeleine  Manuela  Julietta

 

DigiCamp: Summer 2021

Online Video Game Development Camp for Girls


DigiBC’s DigiCamp was created to give youth in the province who have not had the opportunity, the chance to learn skills, build confidence and broaden interest in careers within the creative technology sector. We’re happy to report that the first-ever DigiCamp: Online Game Development Camp for Girls which took place in July and August was a success! We developed this in partnership with Under the GUI (UTG) Academy and had IUGO Mobile Entertainment on board as the sponsor. Huge thanks to both for helping turn this idea into a reality.

The camp was specifically designed for girls aged 9-13 years old and students got to create an HTML5 game using PixelPAD and the Python programming language. UTG Academy instructors (Lydia Assion-Nielsen, Mia Gieselmann & Linda Lee) tuned the curriculum to ensure students had the opportunity to create an app that was uniquely their own. The camp also featured IUGO guest speakers, Amie Hulme (Technical Director), Thais Campos (Quality Analyst) and Reina Magica (Game Designer), who shared their experiences, tips and secrets from working in the video game industry. Below are links to some of the amazing games that the campers made and the instructor’s report for the July camp can be read here.

July Final Projects

Frances Avery Alexis Sophie Chahal Sarah C Linda

August Final Projects

Anna Amelia Bria Poppy Keira

 

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