If you are looking for a great summer camp program for your elementary school daughter make sure to check out the HowGirlsCode Summer Camps in July. From coding to robotics to yoga it seems like a great all around experience for the attendees.
UMBC Training Centers Partner with HowGirlsCode, Inc. to Offer Summer Camp at UMBC for Young Girls
Mind, Body, & Coding Summer Camp Provides Computer Science–Based Opportunities
BALTIMORE (June 17, 2015) — UMBC Training Centers, the mid-Atlantic’s premier provider of technical, engineering and professional skills training, has joined with HowGirlsCode, Inc. to offer a summer camp called Mind, Body, & Coding that will fuel the minds of young girls through computer coding and hands-on robotics.
In addition to computer science–based education, Mind, Body, & Coding will include daily yoga sessions, guest speakers and a tour of the UMBC campus. The first summer camp session will be offered to rising third and fourth grade girls and the second session will be for rising fifth and sixth grade girls. Both sessions will be held at the UMBC campus at 1000 Hilltop Circle from July 6 to July 10, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day.
“Mind, Body, & Coding will provide a fun environment where elementary school girls can embrace their inner strength and learn how to use technology to problem solve,” said Katie Egan, co-founder of HowGirlsCode, Inc. “This camp is one step in closing the gender gap that exists within the science and technology industry. HGC’s goal is to empower the future generation to thrive and pursue a career in technology.”
UMBC Training Centers received a grant from the National Security Agency (NSA) to make the Mind, Body, & Coding summer camp possible. The grant will fund supplies and materials, such as yoga mats and robotics kits, as well as curriculum development. There will also be scholarships available for campers that qualify.
“In partnership with UMBC’s Computer Science department, UMBC Training Centers is proud to be involved in a program which offers computer-science education to elementary school girls,” said Kent Malwitz, President of UMBC Training Centers. “Offering this camp to girls at an early age will hopefully spark an interest in technology as the campers learn how interesting and fun technology can be.”
HowGirlsCode, Inc. invites local elementary technology teachers to learn about the program by attending an awareness session in order to promote activities focused on coding and robotics in their schools. Through observing the camp activities and sample curricula, the technology teachers will have the chance to replicate similar programming at their local schools to impact a larger number of students beyond the camp session.
Registration for Mind, Body, & Coding will remain open until it reaches its maximum capacity of 60 girls. Visit http://www.howgirlscode.com/summercamp for more information and to register.
About UMBC Training Centers
UMBC Training Centers (umbctraining.com) is the premier provider of technical, engineering and professional skills training in the mid-Atlantic region, extending the instructional excellence of UMBC to individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies. Their exclusive Rapid Applied Learning (RAL™) combines skills training and hands-on problem solving, guided by expert instructors, to create high-impact, individualized learning. Founded in 2000, UMBC Training Centers is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland.
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