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

Five-day camps by Girls Reaching to Achieve Sports & Physics (GRASP) show middle-school girls how the laws of physics work in athletics—and then has them play sports.

Rising 6th through 9th graders
mathematics
5 days

Learn forensic science, medicine, web design, digital video production, engineering and astronomy at Girlstart, a day camp for elementary and middle-school girls in Austin, Texas.

Junior camps are for 4th and 5th graders; regular camps accept 6th to 8th graders
science, technology, engineering, mathematics
One week

During the five-week Summer Institute of the STEM Program at MIT, girls and boys participate in lectures, projects and experiments in algebra, biology, chemistry, physics, probability, statistics, robotics or pre-calc.

For students entering 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grades and their parents
science, technology, engineering, mathematics
Summer Institute lasts 5 weeks; Mentoring Program lasts 9 months; Parents’ Programming varies

Tech Trek is a scholarship-only, week-long sleepover camp that teaches girls entering 8th grade about math, astronomy, engineering, marine biology, environmental studies and life on a college campus.

Rising 8th graders
science, mathematics
One week

Eleventh-grade girls in the WISH: Women in STEM High School Aerospace Scholars program work with Johnson Space Center and NASA engineers to design a space exploration mission.

High school juniors with a 3.25 GPA or higher
science, technology, engineering, mathematics
Six days
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