Summer + Weekend Camps
What did you do on your summer vacation? Next fall, your answer could be: “I worked at NASA to design a space exploration mission.” Or, “I designed a video game. Wanna play?” Or even, “I trained to be a fighter pilot.” We’ve compiled a list of camps for girls who love science, technology, engineering and math who want to explore. Whether you want to spend a few weeks or a weekend, you’ll get the chance to work with STEM experts in a challenging yet fun environment. Click here to find a camp that matches what you love. Bonus: They’re all over the country, so you can get to know a new town or city!
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Alaska Summer Research Academy (ASRA) invites middle and high school students to attend day and overnight camps that focus on plant genetics, forensic anthropology, electric car construction and the science of art.

Day program serves rising 7th to 12th graders; Overnight camps are open to rising 9th to 12th graders
science, technology, engineering, mathematics
Two weeks

Spend three to five days living like a fighter pilot at the Naval Air Station, where you learn how to plan missions in the “inspired play” of the National Flight Academy’s Ambition Air Program.

Grades 7 to 12
science, technology, engineering, mathematics
Three- to five-day sessions held throughout the summer and fall

Bernard Harris Science Summer Camp is a no-cost chance to live on a college campus for two weeks, learn from university faculty and enhance your STEM knowledge beyond what your school can teach.

Grades 6 through 8
science, technology, engineering, mathematics
Two-week residential

A one-week summer camp at Carnegie Mellon University is just one part of Brain Cake, a multi-disciplinary program that also includes a radio show hosted by 11-to-16-year-old STEM-loving girls.

Ages 11 through 17
science, technology, engineering, mathematics
One week

Camp KAOS isn’t content to just teach its campers about space during the week-long sessions, they also simulate launches with actual NASA equipment, track missions and investigate starships, the moon, planets and the possible existence of aliens.

Grades 2 - 12
science
One week sessions

Camp Reach gives girls who love science and engineering a chance to apply their skills in hands-on community projects at this two-week camp that also focuses on building positive body image and self-esteem.

Entering 7th Grade
engineering
One week

Held year-round, Digigirlz one-day trips are a free way to learn about tech careers from Microsoft professionals.

High school students
technology
One day

Learn to love our planet even more at Earth Camp, which features two weeks of hiking, camping, studying the ecosystem and exploring environmental issues—all in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert.

Grades 7 through 12
science
Two weeks (3 overnights for middle schoolers; all overnights for high schoolers)

Fifth- to eighth-graders work in a real lab at Madison, Wisconsin’s Fun with Chemistry Camps, studying everything from food science to forensics.

Rising 5th to 8th graders
science
One week

Girls Adventures in Mathematics, Engineering and Science (G.A.M.E.S.) holds a week-long overnight camp that teaches girls about how scientists cure disease, discover alternative sources of energy, build solar cells and more.

Rising 9th through 12th graders
science, engineering
One week
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