Girls STEM Camp

Girls STEM icon Empow Studios

Bringing some balance to the world of STEM

Girls…They’re awesome problem solvers, creators, designers, and collaborators. So why is it that girls tend to claim less than 20% of all bachelor’s degrees in engineering and computer science? Girls STEM Camp tries to bring some balance to the world of STEM by creating a girl-only environment where campers can explore technology as a powerful creative tool.

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Robotics Club at Empow Studios
  • Grades: 2-8 (kids entering grade 2 in Fall 2018)
  • Tracks: Video Game Design, Digital & Stop Motion Animation, Robotics, 3D Modeling & Printing, Architecture, Digital Audio, Programming Fundamentals in Scratch & Java
  • Prerequisite: None! All skill-levels welcome.
  • MA Locations: Newton
  • A Day at Girls STEM Camp

    Girls on computers during Empow Studios Girls STEM Camp

    We start by introducing all of the creative tech projects girls can create at Girls STEM Camp. Campers choose between Art & Design, Building, and Coding. If a camper is having trouble finding the project they want to create, no problem! They can do a taste test in all of our tech tracks until they find the right fit. Throughout the week, it’s common to see a full-day camper to complete 2-3 projects (i.e. video game and animation).

    Each morning and afternoon have tech demos, girls get a glimpse at some easier, manageable projects to challenge themselves with. This is a great opportunity to learn a quick Scratch project or how to produce digital music tracks. During lunch, we take a break and go outside to enjoy the sunshine.

    Early drop off is free, and extended day options are available at an additional price.

    Camp Locations & Daily Schedule

    Girls STEM Curriculum

    At Girls STEM Camp, girls choose projects that level-up in three domains: Art & Design, Building, and Coding. Each campers accomplishments are acknowledged in a way that is motivating, lasting, and flexible through the use of badges. Badges are awarded when girls complete tracks in specific technologies, and are also awarded for leveling-up in cross-disciplines, including secret unlockable badges! Watch the videos below to learn more.

    Art & Design

    3D Modeling & Printing, Architecture, Digital & Stop Motion Animation, Digital Audio

    Building

    LEGO MINDSTORMS® EV3 Robotics, Electronics

    Coding

    Video Game Design, LEGO EV3 programming, Scratch fundamentals, Java fundamentals

    This camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local board of health. Empow Camp shall inform parents at the time application forms are provided that they may request copies of background check, health care and discipline policies as well as procedures for filing grievances.