We're looking for Toronto's most creative 9 to 13-year-old girls. Know anyone like that?
Does the girl in your life want to make a difference? Is she passionate about changing the world? This year's Girls Learning Code July Summer Camp is all about creating a website about a cause that they care about!
What will the girls be learning?
In small groups, our campers will decide what they are passionate about. Do they want to help save the planet? Do they want to spread animal rights awareness? Maybe they just want to showcase ways that kids are maknig a difference - its totally up to them!
They'll then learn and collaborate throughout the week to build a website that will highlight that cause. We'll be learning how HTML and CSS with Mozilla Thimble and Mozilla Webmaker. Each day, the girls will present their progress to the group and work together to discover ways that will help each website grow and change. Much of the learning experience will be girl-directed – if a group decides that they’d like to include a video on their website, we’ll help them to create one. If they’d rather include photos, we’ll help them to take photos, or find suitable alternatives on the internet. This camp is about unleashing creativity
Campers will also get a chance to visit a cool tech company to learn all about the professional world of multimedia on our field trip.
Come join us on a week long adventure in web design. Let's change the world together!
(This week will feature new curriculum, ideal for campers who attended our March Break Camps and Summer Camps in the past, as well as girls who are new to Girls Learning Code.)
When: July 15th - 19th from 9:00am - 4:00pm
Registration: $375.00 for five full days of learning. Before and after care included!
As always, scholarships are available for those who would otherwise not be able to attend. Apply for a full or partial scholarship here.
What campers will learn and do:
- Work with a group to come up with a message that they want to share with their community. It can be as simple as "Save Our Planet By Recycling" to "Let's Solve Third World Hunger", it's totally up to them!
- Learn HTML & CSS and use Mozilla Thimble and Mozilla Webmaker it to create a webpage about your message (you can share it with your friends, if you want!)
- Learn how to expand their audience by using blogging as a means of communicating their message (we'll use Tumblr, a free and popular blogging platforms)
- Participate in one or more field trips to cool technology companies (last March, we visited Google!)
- Present (with their team and a microphone) each day, to practice for a big presentation for the community on the final day of camp (parents and family are invited!)
- Play (offline) games and make crafts
- Plus much, much more!
What is Girls Learning Code?
Founded by the same women who introduced Ladies Learning Code in 2011, Girls Learning Code is less about “code” and more about changing the world – through teamwork, creativity, and, of course, technology. After a successful March Break camp, we responded to numerous requests from both campers and parents and offered a summer program in 2012. And now we are back again. This March Break, 40 of Toronto’s most creative 9-13 year old girls will join us to participate in the city’s only all-girls technology camp. Hosted by Mozilla, and supported by some of the coolest technology companies, this camp experience is designed to help girls see technology in a whole new light – as a medium for self-expression, and as a means for changing the world.
What Makes Girls Learning Code Different?
Girls Learning Code has been designed specifically with girls in mind, by the team who founded Ladies Learning Code. When developing plans and curriculum for the camp, we keep in mind a recurrent theme in research on gender and technology: girls approach the computer as a “tool” useful primarily for what it can do; boys more often view the computer as a “toy” or an extension of the self. Thus, the theme of each week will be “Changing the World” and technology will be used as the means, not the end.
Check out this video of our last Girls Learning Code camp. Or this one.
What parents say about Girls Learning Code:
“My daughter went to the camp without a clear understanding of what a tech camp for girls was but was pleasantly surprised by the experience. She enjoyed every single day at the camp and showed great enthusiasm about the topic she and her group chose to present. I would not hesitate to send her to another tech camp with LLC whenever the opportunity arises.”
“My daughter wasn’t sold on the idea of attending a “technology camp” for March Break. By the second day she was raving about how much fun she was having AND how much she was learning. What a great combination!”
“I learned about Girls Learning Code from the Toronto Star. I looked into it and I thought it was such a great opportunity for my daughter to be exposed in the field of technology. I was really happy that she went to Girls Learning Code because she was introduced to different programming languages, exposed to companies like Google and Mozilla and had to work with different girls she’s never met before. I wish my older daughter who is now in first year university had the same opportunity as her sister.”
“This was a great iniative that is needed to encourage females to become leaders in computer technology field. It was inspiring for my daughter to visit Google, to see a modern office space, to see a bilingual women in a leading position at Google. This camp provided a perspective to girls that they not only can play and use technology, they can design, create and become leaders in technology.”
“My daughter had a blast, the other campers were a great bunch of girls, they learned, grew and had fun. The venue was well chosen, the balance of activities was good. The extra little touches of caring were noticable and appreciated. The camp was down to earth and unpretentious but the counsellors took their jobs seriously. A+. I will recommend to other parents.”
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