Just for Girls! Video Game Design (Day Camp)


Middle School: Grades 5 - 9

Dates: July 10 - 14, 2017

Campers will meet women who develop video games, learn the essentials of game design, develop a game story, create characters, create sound effects, explore virtual worlds, and more!

Are you interested in animation, computers, virtual worlds, or video games? Join us this summer for Video Games Design and Development Camp where we have hard fun! This year we are offering a video games camp "Just for Girls" for students entering 5th - 9th grade. Five days of summer games camp just for girls!

Join the fun!

  • Meet professional women games developers!
  • Explore popular video games
  • Learn the essentials of game design
  • Develop a game story
  • Create game characters
  • Invent game goals and rules
  • Storyboard game scenarios
  • Design a game interface
  • Create sound effects
  • Explore virtual worlds
  • Customize your avatar
  • Develop a virtual space of your own
  • Develop objects in 3D
  • Modify basic scripts
  • Create sound effects
  • Animate your avatar
  • Form your own virtual community

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Time: 9am to 4pm.

Students are asked to bring a lunch. We will be going outside for some fresh air during lunch, weather permitting.

Northern Illinois University, Founders Memorial Library, Digital Convergence Lab (DCL) Room 338. Students will be met on the turn around on the west side of the library (Carroll Ave) between 8:45 - 9AM. If a student is late a parent will have to walk the child to Room 338. Children are not allowed to come up to the lab alone. Pick-up is at the same location at 4PM. All students must be signed in and out each day by an adult.

Program Fees:
Cost for participation in this program is $250. We only have space for 20 participants, so early registration is recommended. For more information contact Michael Swope: mswope@niu.edu

Registration Materials:
Links to required forms are provided below. Required forms must be completed, signed, and submitted before participants are allowed to attend this program!


Click here for a list of more video game design camps!

This is a day camp. Students must be signed in and out each day.


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Location : NIU DeKalb Campus - Founders Library 338
Contact : mswope@niu.edu


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