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Girlstart Summer Camp
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Females
Girlstart Summer Camp aims to make STEM learning engaging and accessible for girls of all ages and backgrounds. Based in Austin, Texas, Girlstart Summer Camps are thematic, 40-hour, week-long STEM experiences for girls in the 3rd through 10th grades. Girlstart Summer Camp is designed to build STEM skills and increase participants' interest in STEM subjects and careers through a program that aims to be intensive, age-appropriate, and gender-specific as well as fun, informal and collaborative. For example, camp themes include engineering and physics through the lens of the 'Harry Potter' book series. Summer Camp intends to increase girls' mastery in STEM subjects by introducing girls to real-world applications as well as activities that build participants' skills.

In 2012, Girlstart will host 14 week-long camps at its STEM Center in Austin. In 2010 and 2011, it expanded its Summer Camp programming beyond Austin...