Collage of girls at girls who game summer camp

Girls Who Game

Gamers will have the opportunity to play video games and explore eSports in a supportive environment.

Girls Who Game is ideal for middle or high school students who love playing video games. Any students interested in learning more about competitive eSports and/or game design should attend!  Activities may include opportunities for students to:

  • Build meaningful relationships with other gamers.
  • Train alongside nationally-ranked eSports coaches and players.
  • Enhance communication, teamwork, and other targeted gaming skills.
  • Interact with professionals in the gaming industry.
  • Design games using skills and programs specific to gaming industry careers.
  • Create custom game assets such as sprites, background art, animations, sound effects, soundtracks, and branching narratives.

No prior experience with any particular game is required.  Additional information will be provided to registrants via email. 

At this Fall event, attendees will get to connect with other gamers while engaging in game design and Esports activities.  If you've ever been interested in the creative side of gaming, if you love playing games with others, if you want to improve your gaming skills, or even if you're interested in the production side of Esports, this is the event for you!  No prior experience is required with any game, programming language, or software.  For Esports, we play League of Legends and Rocket League.  We recommend setting up your own player account(s) and playing through the tutorials before event start.  However, if this isn't possible, we do make time for playing through tutorials at the event.        

Note: Current COVID protocols dictate that masks are recommended, but not required. This may change, dependent on city mandates.

Questions? Contact the Dr. Lindsay Zeiter at

Girls Who Game mission

The Columbia College Girls Who Game program invites middle and high school students with a passion for gaming to engage in cooperative and competitive play while learning about career opportunities in the gaming industry. We aim to grow a safe, supportive community that empowers students to embrace their passion for gaming, establish a pipeline for students in competitive Esports, ignite students’ interest in STEAM careers, and increase awareness of the need for diversity in STEAM careers.