Girls Code! includes six, one-week camps at St. Mary’s University about coding. The camps, taught by St. Mary’s professors, are for girls who will be in grades 6-8 in fall 2017. Campers will learn about game development, robotics, cybersecurity, web programming and problem solving, and computational thinking and programming. Each camp may have a field trip or speakers from the computer industry.
All camps meet Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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:
“Gooey” (GUI) Programming with Java:
Participants will learn about computer programming by using Java programming language to create interfaces and screens for programs.
Computational Thinking and Programming:
Participants will explore computational thinking and programming in C by using games, puzzles, logic, algorithms and codes.
Web Programming and Problem Solving:
Participants will develop the basic skills to become future web developers by learning HTML and CSS.
Participants will design and create simple computer games using GameMaker on a Windows PC.
Participants will learn how to build and program robots to perform different operations with Lego Mindstorms EV3.
Participants will be introduced to basic computer programming skills that will help them understand basic concepts in cybersecurity and cryptography.