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Girls Code! Summer Camps


About the Camps

Date: Various days in June, July and August. Please check application below for specific dates.
Cost: Free ($50 refunded deposit check to be returned at the last day of camp)
Deadline for Applications: May 23, 2017

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.

Game Development:
Participants will design and create simple computer games using GameMaker on a Windows PC.

Robotics:
Participants will learn how to build and program robots to perform different operations with Lego Mindstorms EV3.

Cybersecurity:
Participants will be introduced to basic computer programming skills that will help them understand basic concepts in cybersecurity and cryptography.



For more information, contact:

Claudia Araiza
Administrative Assistant, Computer Science Department
210-436-3317


Girls Code! Summer Camp Application

  • *Indicates a required entry field.
  • Select any of the camps you would like to attend (Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) * Required
  • Student Name * Required
  • Address * Required
  • Parent/Guardian Name * Required
  • Student's Grade Level (Camps are only for 5th, 6th and 7th grade females) * Required
  • Student's Shirt Size * Required

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