2016 Girls Engaged in Math and Science (GEMS) - Middle School Camps - Week 1

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Mon, 6/27/2016 - Fri, 7/1/2016
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Event Type:

Summer Camp

Participation Details:

  • Registration/Application required
  • Participation is limited:
    Open to girls going into 6, 7, or 8 grade in fall 2016






2016 Middle School GEMS Camp Dates & Times

Camp hours are 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily for each week.

  • Week 1: June 27 - July 1, 2016 (Sessions = Game Design or CS & The Environment)
  • Week 2: July 11 - July 15, 2016 (Sessions = Wearable Computing or CS & the Arts)
  • Week 3: July 18 - July 22, 2016 (Sessions = Game Design or CS & The Environment)
  • Week 4: July 25 - July 29, 2016 (Sessions = Wearable Computing or CS & the Arts)


Gems 2016 has a new look to it this year and consists of four different middle school camps. Middle school camps are now open to girls going into 6, 7, or 8 grade. The middle school camps will have 4 one-week themes, with two themes going on at the same time. 

You are welcome to request placement into any of the four camps, but space is limited. You should prioritize which camp your child would like to attend based on their preference.  We are expanding the camps to accommodate more and do not know if we will have available space for everyone to be able to attend all choices selected.

This is a day camp and you are responsible for getting the campers to campus and for pick-up each day. If you have more than one student that would like to attend camp, an application must be completed for each attendee.

Who Should Attend?

Any female students entering grades 6-8 in fall 2016 who are interested in computing, programming, or problem solving, and who want to see how computer science applies to medicine, business, entertainment, fashion, and the arts.

What do campers do each day?

While activities for 2016 are not final, past Gems participants learned how to program in various computer languages, designed computer games and animations, and made LED bracelets and fashion apparel. Each of the four middle school sessions are unique.

Work in the Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science, one of the finest instructional and research facilities in the country.

Meet and work with like-minded peers who are passionate about learning.

Registration & Cost

Visit the Gems Computer Science for Girls webpage for Application links.

How much does it cost to attend?

Nothing. Seriously, campers pay nothing to attend thanks to the generous support of our alumni. However, participants are responsible for their own meals and travel expenses—including daily meter fees if they park on campus. Participants attending from out of town are responsible for finding and paying for their own lodging.

We welcome donations to support the costs of student staffing and supplies during each camp. Please Give Now if you can help.

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