Game Design Camp for Kids in Toronto

We are pleased to work with the Hand Eye Society to offer a unique Day Camp program to campers this Summer.

Founded in 2009, the Hand Eye Society is one of the first videogame art organizations of its kind in the world. It is a Toronto not-for-profit dedicated to supporting and showcasing videogames made primarily as a form of creative expression.

The Hand Eye Society aims to provide exhibition opportunities, education, creative support, mentorship, knowledge sharing and inspiration to artists, enthusiasts, and the game-curious in Toronto.


Camp Make-A-Game is a week-long program where campers design and play indoors and outdoors!

Mornings are spent indoors with digital screen instruction, teaching campers to use a number of point-and-click tools. Because these tools don’t require coding, most of the instruction can focus on design principles like game mechanics or game feel and not just be focused on technical hurdles. Afternoons are spent outdoors, discussing and playing physical games like tag and soccer — and then the kids will re-design the rules and play the modified games, learning about design while getting some exercise.

This experience has not only built up our capacity to teach kids, but also given us a lot of experience in teaching via physical games as well as digital game instruction. The interplay between physical games and digital game instructions not only promotes an active lifestyle, but gives campers a deeper understanding of the principles of game design that transcend the digital space.


Week #2 (8 & 9 years) – Monday, July 9 – Friday, July 13, 2018 ** FULL

Week #3 (10 – 12 years) – Monday, July 16 – Friday, July 20, 2018 ** FULL

Weekly Fees

Early Bird (until March 16) – $415 (5-day weeks) / $375 (4-day weeks)

Regular – $465 (5-day weeks) / $410 (4-day week)

** Registration closes 10 days before the start of a session, OR when that program is full.

Please note our program, “last minute” registration, transfer, refund, and dismissal policies found here.


Boys & Girls aged 8 – 12 years old (as of December 31, 2018).

See ‘Dates’ above for weekly age ranges.

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:
Ryerson Summer Day Camps
c/o Ryerson University
Department of Athletics
350 Victoria Street
Toronto, ON M5B 2K3

Camp Office – (416) 979-5000 ext. 3258
Recreation & Athletic Centre – (416) 979-5096
Camp Coordinator - (416) 979-5000 ext. 3334