Education & Tech

Girls Make Games is the Gaming Camp We Always Wanted

Fellow gamer girls, this is our moment.

What if there was a summer camp where you not only played video games but also learned how to build them? We 100% would have attended that camp as a kid. According to CNN,  47% of the gaming community is female, however only 12% of the gaming industry are women. They also estimate that the industry’s revenue will exceed 90 billion dollars in 2017.  Talk about a tech field that’s not leaving any time soon. So, as Elena Salaks’ would say, where our girls at?! And that’s where Girls Make Games comes in.

Girls Make Games is a series of international summer camps, workshops and game jams designed to inspire girls to join the gaming industry. Their mission: to empower the next generation of young women to become game designers, creators, and engineers. While the median age for camp is 11-14 years old, Metiza girls can still get involved through mentorship!

Become a Girls Make Games Camp Counselor

If you’re a gamer girl who loves making games as much as your like playing them – Girls Make Games needs you! They just announced their US summer camps and are in need of rock star camp counselors and volunteers to help run the show. Find a camp near you and download the job descriptions here!

Camps run for 3 weeks, Monday-Friday from 10am-4pm. The curriculum is designed around team work and skill sets. Both beginner and advanced coders are welcome. On average they have 25-30 girls per camp with a 4:1 camper to counselor ratio. So if you’re still looking for a summer gig, this is a great way to step into a mentor role and impart your mad wisdom about all things gaming with some amazing girls.

Why Getting Involved Matters

Too many girls don’t feel welcome in the gaming industry, and now we can help to change that. Thank you Girls Make Games for making it happen!

Cover image via Facebook.

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Amanda Holberg is the Digital Marketing Strategist here at Metiza. She...