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Summer Camps

Boolean Girl Summer Camps

Girls age 7 + learn computer science and engineering fundamentals through a series of unique projects and hands-on challenges.  Boolean Girl camps have been recognized multiple times as “Best Camps” by our campers, as well as by regional media outlets.

Our programs are fun… and that’s not just our opinion. 96% of our students say that they would recommend our coding camps to a friend and want to take another one.

WHAT MAKES OUR CAMPS SPECIAL?

  • In addition to coding, circuitry, AI, and engineering, we teach broader skills such as teamwork and digital citizenship.
  • STEM high school and college students provide inspiration and guidance about opportunities in STEM.
  • We have fun! Our students learn to code through playing interactive, offline games, and we go outside on breaks.
  • Our curriculum is aligned with state and national standards for computer science.

MEET THE INSTRUCTORS

Boolean Girl instructors are women majoring in STEM at leading Universities across the country.  After weeks of training in early June they are ready to lead our summer camp programs across the DMV.

Camps

Animate My Story in Scratch

Level: 1

Language: Scratch

Grades: 3-6

Have fun while learning to code! In this introductory Scratch course, we use creative play and games to teach the basics of coding …Read More

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Code Your Own Adventure in Scratch

Level: 2

Language: Scratch

Grades: 3-6

In this camp, your young developer will bring their coding to the next level by creating a “Code Your Own Adventure” program. …Read More

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Build Games in Scratch

Level: 3

Language: Scratch

Grades: 3-6

After students experience creating an adventure in Scratch, they will be challenged to create a custom platform game that they design. …Read More

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Invent Circuits in Scratch

Level: 4

Language: Scratch

Grades: 5-8

Our most popular camp last summer where girls built all sorts of crazy inventions.  This camp sits at the crossroads of programming and electrical engineering. …Read More

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Crafty Circuits with Boolean Box Micro

Level: 4

Language: Scratch

Grades: 4-7

Take a hands-on approach to Coding in this unique camp that incorporates programming, engineering, circuits, and art. …Read More

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Getting Started In Python (Python 1)

Level: 5

Language: Python

Grades: 5-8

Frequently introductory classes are boring and spend lots of time writing short pieces of code that produce statements like Hello World. In the first class girls dive and use Python to create art… Read More

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Code Your Own Adventure in Python (Python 2)

Level: 6

Language: Python

Grades: 5-8

If you’ve completed an Introduction to Python with Boolean Girl, you are ready to apply your current skills and learn new skills as you build a challenging. …Read More

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Python Programming with Minecraft

Level: 7

Language: Python

Grades: 5-8

Learn to code in Python while playing Minecraft! Designed for students who already have experience coding in Python, this class will teach coders how to teleport, …Read More

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Explore Artificial Intelligence Using Scratch! (AI1)

Level: 7

Language: Scratch

Grades: 5-8

Robots! Smartphones! Self-driving cars! What is artificial intelligence and how does it affect your everyday life? In this course, our coders will use Scratch to build a basic rule-based AI chatbot….Read More

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Explore Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Using Scratch! (AI2)

Level: 8

Language: Scratch

Grades: 5-8

What makes a computer truly intelligent? How does a machine learn? In this course, coders will follow up the first “Introduction to AI” class by diving more deeply….Read More

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WHAT ABOUT COVID?

Boolean Girl will again host in-person camps for summer 2022. In 2021 we ran camps all summer without any COVID exposures.  With your help, our camps will again implement all recommended safety measures, including masks and social distancing. If camps close due to COVID, we will refund your tuition. If you change your mind about in-person camps, we offer other options. To read more about our COVID response in 2021, click here.

WHY CHOOSE BOOLEAN GIRL?

FRIDAY AT BOOLEAN GIRL CAMPS

On Fridays we celebrate our discoveries and achievements. We bring in lunch and show off our work. The girls show their projects and explain how they made it work.

ROCK STAR INSTRUCTORS

We hate to brag but our instructors are rock stars. They are students in some of the best engineering and computer science programs around the country. During camp they share their STEM journey stories, mentor the girls and are great role models.

We also hire local high school students to help out at camps. Many of these girls were Boolean Girls when they were at Arlington elementary schools and now attend Arlington High Schools or Thomas Jefferson High School. They are great role models and love talking about their experiences and STEM stories and college plans.

BEFORE AND AFTER CARE

Before and after care options are available. View details and make your selections during registration.

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