Course Detail: HGCD104 - HOW GIRLS CODE: MIND, BODY & CODING (7th-9th Grade)

HOW GIRLS CODE: MIND, BODY & CODING: HGC week-long summer camp inspires and empowers girls to explore the worlds of computer science and robotics and challenges them to go beyond the traditional molds. Girls make up half of K - 12 student population and nearly 60% of college enrollment. Yet, girls and women are far less likely than boys and men to study computing, earn degrees in engineering, or pursue careers in related fields.
At the Mind, Body, & Coding camp, girls will challenge their minds through coding and robotics while nurturing their bodies through meditation and yoga. Each day girls will enjoy block- or text-based programming classes, yoga instruction and robotics workshops.  The girls participate in presentations from guest speakers and tours of the UMBC campus. At the end of this week-long summer coding camp, the girls will showcase their achievements.

If you have attended the camp in the past, you are in for a treat because our curriculum and activities have been updated.

Need-based scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Scholarships cover up to 80% of registration fees.

We prioritize these registration discounts to girls who qualify for free or reduced meals (FARMs) at school. To verify income, we request you send a copy of the letter sent by the school districts confirming this status. Please send documentation to We will notify you of the discount award and camp fee upon completion of FARMs status.

Students who are not eligible for Free and Reduced Meals may also apply for scholarships. If you would like to request registration fee assistance, please visit, complete the form and we will be in touch with you.

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Course Resources
Waiver - Photo and Video (PDF) 2020 (PDF Document)
Waiver - Release of Liability (PDF) 2020 (PDF Document)
Waiver - Release of Liability 18 and Over (PDF) 2020 (PDF Document)

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