Have a daughter, niece or sister who’s curious about coding? As part of DigiBC’s ongoing commitment to education for youth, they have partnered with UTG Academy and IUGO Mobile Entertainment again to create an online video game development camp for girls that will be held over the summer. This incredible opportunity is open to 8-13 year olds and no previous coding experience is necessary.
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.
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.
What if a student has already taken one of the camps that was held over spring break or last summer? Students who have previously taken this camp have the option to do a more advanced stream within any of these summer sessions as the class will be split up into different groups based on skill level.