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)
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.