For our first STEM Girl Friday, I’m excited to call attention to a Chicago area STEM camp for girls. Hosted at Triton College in River Grove, Illinois, GADgET Camp, Girls Adventuring in Design Engineering and Technology, is for girls ages 12 – 16.
This isn’t one of those take apart toaster and make it into something else, kind of camp. No, these girls learn to work with some heavy duty equipment like drill presses. Campers also get to meet women working in STEM careers and visit area businesses.
The 2012 camp is filled to capacity, but is a good deal (as far as geek camps go, at least) at only $95 for the four-day camp. To learn about the 2013 program of other STEM Girls programs at Triton, call (708) 456-0300 ext. 3130.
This sounds great, though I’d love to see GADgET Camp last an entire week. My only question is, do they have a mom version of the camp?