Middle School Camp 2014
Summer camp applications will be available March 2, 2015!
Summer camps are tailored to achieve three major goals:
- Build community among young women through computing
- Increase young women’s interest in computing
- Gain knowledge and exposure to introductory programming
- 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!
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
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!
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
Apply to join us as a Camp Assistant!
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) cs.nmsu.edu (preferred method to submit!) Fax: (575) 646-7024 or (575) 646-1002