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Tech camps for girls: Don't let your daughter miss out

Rebecca Linke | May 26, 2016
With the growing skills shortage in certain key areas, enticing more women into technology can only help the field as a whole.

When: Various times throughout the year.

Where: Various locations throughout the U.S.

Cost: Free

Age range: Must be at least 13 when you apply -- most camps are geared toward high school students.

How to apply: Apply online

Explore Engineering for High School Women

About: Upcoming high school juniors and seniors (and others if space allows) learn engineering from Sweet Briar faculty and engineering majors. Young women complete hands-on projects that will teach them engineering skills and earn them college credit.

When: July 24 to 29

Where: Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Va.

Cost: $700; includes meals, lodging, tuition, supplies and field trips

Age range: Upcoming juniors and seniors in high school, although others will be considered if space allows.

How to apply: Apply online

Spectacles Math and Science Camp

About: Spectacles is a weeklong math and science camp for middle school girls. Campers are given the opportunity to learn in Wesleyan College’s science labs and computer facilities, and learn from Wesleyan faculty. Campers stay on campus but have field trips to meet with and learn about the careers of women in a variety of STEM areas.

When: July 10 to 16

Where: Wesleyan College campus in Macon, Ga.

Cost: $640; includes housing on campus, meals, classes and field trips

Age range: Entering grades 7, 8 and 9 in the fall

How to apply: Apply online by June 1


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