Cost: Free ($50 refunded deposit check to be returned at the last day of camp, if attended at least four of the five days)
Look for applications again in 2019.
Girls Code! includes six, one-week camps at St. Mary’s University about coding. The camps, limited to 21 students per camp, are taught by St. Mary’s professors, and are for girls who will be in grades 6-8 in Fall 2018. Campers will learn about game development, robotics, cybersecurity, web programming and problem solving. Each camp may have speakers from the computer industry.
All camps meet Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with an extra hour on Friday for a showcase.
Campers can sign up for as many camps as they want on a first-come, first-served basis. A $50 refunded fee per camp is due to hold a spot. Lunch and a T-shirt are included.
Below are brief descriptions of each Girls Code! camp:
Spiders and Snakes: Web and Python
Participants will explore computational thinking and coding with HTML for webpages and in Python.
Fun and Games: Game Development
Participants will design and create simple computer games using GameMaker on a Windows PC.
Legos and Robots: Robotics
Participants will learn how to build and program robots to perform different operations with Lego Mindstorms EV3.
Viruses and Worms: Cybersecurity
Participants will be introduced to basic computer programming skills that will help them understand basic concepts in cybersecurity and cryptography.