Editor’s note: Girls Who Code is a paid sponsor in the featured section of our 2019 Northwest Arkansas Summer Camps & Activities Guide. This story offers additional information about the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program as well as contact info.
Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program
About Girls Who Code camp: Girls Who Code is offering a free Summer Immersion Program this year. The 7-week introductory computer science program is for 10th-11th grade girls going into their junior or senior year of high school.
Girls will learn about computer science, gain exposure to tech jobs, and join a sisterhood of girls who are using computer science to become change-makers.
No prior experience in computer science is necessary to apply. In addition to providing a free program, Girls Who Code provides students with free lunch every day. Summer stipends to cover transportation and living costs between $300 and $1400 are also available for students who qualify.
Walmart will be sponsoring a program site in Bentonville and P&G will be sponsoring a site in Fayetteville.
• CAREERS — They’ll meet inspiring female role models in the field and get an inside look at the tech world through guest speakers, workshops, fun field trips and more. Their summer will be spent in classrooms hosted at the world’s top companies.
• SKILLS AND IMPACT — They’ll learn to code through hands on real-world projects in art and storytelling, robotics, video games, websites, apps, and more. By the end of the summer, they’ll also create a final project that solves a real-world problem they care about — combining their new coding skills with their passions to change the world.
• SISTERHOOD — As essential members of our Girls Who Code sisterhood, they’ll learn in a supportive, all-female environment and make lifelong friendships that encourage them to be brave, take risks, and stand up for what matters to them.
Applications are being accepted now: Students can apply at https://girlswhocode.com/summer-immersion-programs/
Camp dates: Program dates are June 10-July 26, 2019.
Ages Served: 10th-11th grade girls going into their junior or senior year of high school
Cost: Free, thanks to sponsorships from Walmart and Procter & Gamble