Playing for Keeps Game Design Summer Camp




Do you play online games? Ever wonder what it would be like to make one? Come to a Game Design Summer Camp at Global Kids! During this intensive one week workshop, you will:


Learn the concepts of game design including prototyping, idea development, and iteration.

- Play and design in analog and online environments

- Explore the world of serious games and how they can be used to address social issues.

- Work on a team to produce an online game using a design platform such as Scratch, Stencyl or Gamestar Mechanic

- Present your ideas to your peers, and provide feedback to assist in the iterative process of game design.

- Meet professionals from the game design industry!


Sign up here:

Select one of two sessions:


Jul 22 - 25, 2013 (middle school)

Jul 29 - Aug 1, 2013 (high school)


Global Kids' headquarters

137 E. 25th Street, 2nd Floor

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

cost $400.00 per student, per session -- $350 limited time offer! Act before June 20!


Our facilitators are Juan Rubio and Sara Vogel.


Juan is a media expert serving as a games based learning specialist at the Online Leadership Program at Global Kids. He has been developing programs for youth in New York public schools, incorporating digital media, such as video games and virtual worlds to give students a voice about global issues that matter to them. He has a Master’s degree in Media Studies from the New School University. Mr. Rubio also serves as a New Media Consultant for Tribeca Film Institute.


Sara is an Associate for Global Kids' Online Leadership program. She has years of experience integrating technology and digital media into literacy and Spanish courses at the middle, high school, and university levels. She was a Teach for America corps member and holds a Master's degree in bilingual education from CUNY - Hunter College. She has worked in education reform in Mexico, and was a Fulbright scholar in Argentina before joining Global Kids.


Global Kids, Inc. - the premier non-profit educational organization for global learning and youth development - works to ensure that urban youth have the knowledge, skills, experiences and values they need to succeed in school, participate effectively in the democratic process, and achieve leadership in their communities and on the global stage. Young people examine global issues, make local connections, and create change through peer education, social action, digital media, and service-learning, while receiving intensive support from GK staff.