Girls STEAM Tech Camp 1 - Ages 7 - 9
9 am - 3:30 pm

This is a 2017 summer camp.
2018 summer camps will be updated in January 2018.

This camp offers a workshop environment where girls can explore, tinker, dream, and create in a place of their own. Led by female instructors, girls in this Tech Camp will build robots, create a computer game, and make electronic crafts.

In the morning, girls will explore robotics as they build animals and vehicles with LEGO® components and control them with programs they design using WeDo® and Scratch® software. Girls will use and learn about motors, motion and tilt sensors, and robotics programming.

In the afternoon, girls will make a story for a game world and use Scratch® drag-and-drop software to turn their ideas into an interactive computer game. Scratch® teaches the fundamentals of computer science through code blocks, from loops to if/else statements, logical operators, and variables.

Campers will also learn about circuits through hands-on building with Circuit Cubes® from Tenka Labs. We'll finish the week with a take-home DIY circuit craft project, which uses LEDs and craft supplies.

Students will take home their games to play at home with Scratch®, free software by the MIT Media Lab. Games are compatible on PC and Mac computers.

With a strong focus on collaborative learning and creative exploration, Tech Camp for Girls is a class that endeavors to spark a new love for STEM disciplines or simply provide a supportive community for young female inventors, engineers, scientists, and world-changers.



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Robotics ages 5 - 7

Camp Hours and Daily Schedule

  • 9:00-9:15 Project overview, key concepts and team-building
  • 9:15-10:20 Project time (Robotics and Programming Projects)
  • 10:20-10:40 Outdoor recess (campers bring snacks)
  • 10:40-12:00 Continue working on morning projects
  • 12:00-12:30 Supervised lunch break (campers bring lunch)
  • 12:30-2:10 Programming Projects with Scratch
  • 2:10-2:30 Outdoor recess (campers bring snacks)
  • 2:30-3:15 Continue Scratch® projects + morning project (time permitting)
  • 3:15-3:30 Clean-up & review
Robotics ages 5 - 7

Activities and Take Homes

Top Skills Gained Through Activities
Engineering and Design, Programming, Robotics, Gears and Gear Ratios, Motors and Sensors, Game Design Logic and Implementation, Creativity, Problem-solving

Take Homes
Students take home a camp T-shirt, along with a USB flash drive containing their game and coding projects, plus class lessons and resources to use in future projects. (Note that students do not take home the robot building projects nor pieces from the class.)

Camp Schedule                           

Girls STEAM Tech Camp 1 Camps located in San Francisco

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San Francisco

Marin Prep