SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
July 10th - 14th at the Georgia Southern Armstrong Campus
Last year Girls Code summer camp explored the depths of the Atlantic Ocean. This year, campers will be flying high! The theme is centered around aerospace and aviation! Campers will visit Fly Corps Aviation, where they will learn from flight instructors and about how the planes work and get an up-close look at aircrafts on the hanger.
Back at the computer lab, campers will have the opportunity to code using MIT Scratch and the week will build into learning HTML and CSS coding while incorporating an aerospace theme throughout camp.
What is Girls Code?
Girls Code is a Savannah-based educational coding program for 5th to 8th-grade girls in Savannah Chatham County Public Schools. The program offers several events per year focusing on providing unique code education in a fun and supportive environment to cultivate young womxn’s interests in computer programming.
Activities focus on combining creativity and computer science to create an engaging experience for campers. Workshops and summer camps provide a learning environment where young women are introduced to the fundamental principles, technologies, and skills associated with computer programming and Internet technologies.
Attendees learn from fun and simple online coding tutorials, build community through interactive activities and learn about inspiring role models with STEAM careers. Past events have included coding video games, creating digital art, and programming single-board computers such as Raspberry Pis. No matter an attendee's experience level with coding, they are sure to learn something new and solve real-world problems.
Camp is instructed by several high school/college counselors who serve as instructors and is overseen by an adult program coordinator who is an experienced computer science veteran and full-stack developer. Instruction is designed this way to allow Girls Code campers to graduate to be a counselor once they move up to high school. This allows counselors to continue to pursue their passion for coding through mentorship, all while receiving guidance from a seasoned woman programmer.
When I was young I was very interested in science and technology, and my dad brought home the first computer. I played Pac man and I was hooked! By learning to create technology, girls learn to speak up.
-- Regina Agyare, founder of Ghana-based Soronko Solutions
General FAQ for 2023
Girls Code is for young women in 5th to 8th grade in the Savannah Chatham County Public School System. Whether you're a beginner or a computer master, you're invited to join the movement.
Girls Code Savannah includes individuals who were born female, but do not identify as female and those who were not born female but identify as such.
Girls Code is completely free to young women in 5th - 8th grade within the Savannah Chatham County Public School System thanks to our sponsors at the City of Savannah, the Howmet Aerospace Foundation, the Howment Womens Nework, the Georgia Southern Business Innovation Group, and Fly Corps Aviation.
The upcoming session is Girls Code Summer Camp, which will take place on July 10th to 14th from 9am - 2pm at the Georgia Southern Armstrong Campus in Savannah. Campers will also take a field trip to Fly Corps Aviation on July 13th.
We provide snacks and lunch, but we highly suggest packing a water bottle and any snacks your child may prefer.
Campers will learn to code using MIT Scratch and will quickly have the opportunity to advance to learning HTML and CSS coding languages.
Yes. Each day of camp will build upon the other. If you know you cannot attend all five days, we kindly ask that you consider waiting until the fall sessions to attend a Girls Code program. This will provide someone else who can attend all five days of camp the opportunity.
Registration to participate in Girls Code Camp is required. Please register for camp at https://thecreativecoast.org/programs/girlscode/summer-camp/
Please contact program coordinator Lesli Ott at [email protected]
Thanks to our 2023 Camp Sponsors!
Want to Contribute to the eSTEAM Fund?
Our number one goal is to make camps and programs easily accessible to all. For this reason, camp is free and lunch is provided. We are also working to provide transportation for field trip(s).
If you'd like to donate to Girls Code, please visit our eSTEAM fund page to donate today.