Boolean Girl: A New STEM Camp on the Hill

Girls learn to code at Boolean Girl camp.

I just discovered a new STEM camp to be held this summer at the Hill Center: Boolean Girl introduces girls ages 8-14 to computer science and engineering fundamentals through a series of unique projects and hands-on challenges.

According to the Boolean Girl website: “Our goal is to mix play and programming through meaningful, hands-on instruction and sustained exposure to computer science and engineering. … While the girls learn a lot at camp, they are not just sitting at their keyboards. We play lots of games, listen to music, play outside, and just be girls.”

Boolean Girl draws its instructors from local schools and university computer science and engineering programs such as UVA, Virginia Tech and the University of Maryland.

The camp is conducting four programs over two weeks at the Hill Center: The week of July 13, it offers “Coding Adventures: The Fundamentals” for ages 8-10 and “Minecraft Programming: An Introduction to Python” for ages 10-14. The week of Aug. 3, these same two programs are offered again.

Boolean Girl also holds camps in Arlington, Fairfax and Montgomery County. It is a program partner of the Girls Scouts Nation’s Capital Council. Girls can earn their “Think Like a Programmer” badges with Boolean Girl camps. Go to the Boolean Girl website to learn more and register.

Boolean Girl has been added to Capitol Hill Kid’s Summer Camps on the Hill list under the “STEM” heading.

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