Camp 2014 and 2015

Middle School Camp 2014

Summer camp applications will be available March 2, 2015!

Summer camps are tailored to achieve three major goals: 

  1. Build community among young women through computing
  2. Increase young women’s interest in computing
  3. Gain knowledge and exposure to introductory programming
  4. Drastically increase students’ confidence in C-STEM disciplines

Each goal is achieved through specific sets of activities implemented in the summer camp. Participants are exposed to computational thinking through a variety of interactive software tools. These tools, along with team building, career exploration, and leadership activities, show students that computer science can be a fun, creative, engaging, and rewarding field!

To view our camp blog, click here!


About our camps

YWiC summer camps provide a fresh and fun way to bring Computer Science (CS) to young women through informal education opportunities. YWiC brings performance and outcome potential in computing through the instruction of software platforms and hopefully build on the interest and fascination for technology that we all share! This fantastic program grew through the passion and commitment of undergraduate near-peers who serve as the mentors and connectors to CS. The expansion of YWiC into a multidimensional outreach program has directly impacted over 10,500 students across the state!

Our FREE YWiC summer, day camps will be hosted in June and held in Las Cruces on the New Mexico State University campus. We welcome applicants from out-of-town, but we do not provide housing or accommodations. Camps will run from 9:00am-2:00pm, with lunch provided. For the summer of 2015, middle and high school participants could be exposed to the following platforms:

LilyPad Arduino                                            Python                  
LEGO Mindstorm NXT Robotics                 Javascript 
HTML                                                            SNAP!                 
Google Drive                                     Linux w Bash Commands
Careers in Computing                                  CS Unplugged

It's going to a fun and challenging summer! We can't wait!

Middle School Summer Camp

June 1 - 12, 2015
One, Two-Week Session / Day Camp
Stipend of $100 per week/minimum

Applications will be available March 2, 2015. 

GLIT-C: Girls Leveling IT for Change!
Day Camp
9:00am - 2:00pm

Visit our Middle School Camp page for more information.

Participants will start being accepted into the MS Camp on Monday, March 16, 2015. 

This awesome camp will showcase different computer software platforms, to show girls different ways to experience coding, programming, computational thinking, and have a ton of fun doing it! 

The curriculum will be brand new and geared to really challenge the awesome participants! The gals will create and design their own projects, using the lessons learned.

Thank you to our sponsors, DataONE and NCWIT!

High School Summer Camp

June 15 - 26, 2015
One, Two-Week Session / Day Camp
Stipend of a minimum $100 per week
9:00am - 2:00pm

Applications will be open on March 2, 2015.

Visit our High School Camp page for more information. 

Special Thanks

Thank you to our wonderful 
summer camp sponsors!!!!

Without their support, 
our summer of computing 
and computer science 
opportunities would not be possible.

Apply to join us as a Camp Assistant!

Join us! 

Applications for Camp Assistants will be available on March 1, 2015! 

We are excited for our YWiC Alumnae to apply for these positions! Based on past experiences, we have learned that the best Camp Assistants are young women who are Juniors or Seniors, in good standing at your school, and have previously loved participating in a YWiC Summer Camp. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. 

Summer camp work dates include Monday - Friday, June 1 - 26, 2015, and the residential summer camp, tentative dates are July 12 - 18, 2015.

Please complete the online application, submit an essay that discusses why you want to be a Camp Assistant, and what your expectations are for pursuing this opportunity, plus one letter of recommendation (LOR) from a teacher/counselor/supervisor who is familiar with your work ethic, daily approach to work, and the ability to be flexible in the face of fluid and ever-changing camp demands! 

Please Email or Fax your essay and LOR to us!

Email: ywic (at) (preferred method to submit!) Fax: (575) 646-7024 or (575) 646-1002