You Go Girl – S.T.E.A.M. Camp for Girls

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Full-day program which focuses on the empowerment of girls and self esteem. The instructors of this program are all strong, intelligent women to serve as role models. This camp includes all the elements of S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) and daily P.E. The science themes revolve around the idea of healthy body, healthy mind, and healthy relationships.

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2019 Themes for You Go Girl – S.T.E.A.M. Camp for Girls

  • June 17 – 21: The Science of a Healthy Body & Fitness
  • July 15 – 19: The Science of Healthy Relationships

The Science of a Healthy Body & Fitness

Science: Girls ages 9-13 experience great changes in their bodies and often feel insecure in a world where the media often portrays unrealistic body images. This class will learn about the importance of healthy body image as a form of self-empowerment. We will discuss the concept of BMI as opposed to being focused on weight. Students will explore the science of various body systems including the muscular system, skeletal system, and endocrine system. We will conduct experiments around heart rate and breathing rate as it relates to a variety of exercises. Our girls will learn physical education techniques to improve strength, flexibility and overall fitness through daily yoga classes. This class will encourage young ladies to learn more about their changing bodies and gain confidence in health and fitness suited for this age group.

Art: Students will create individual and collaborative art pieces that inspire them to see the beauty in their self and others. Students will practice a variety of fine art techniques including line drawing, watercolor and acrylic painting and photography.

Technology Exploration Stations: Students will engage in technology-based activities and centers that may include: video editing with WeVideo, Makey Makey, virtual reality, video game design with Scratch, computer programming with Raspberry Pi, and Green Screen.

The Science of Healthy Relationships

Science: Relationship science is critical in the formation of social skills like effective communication and establishing boundaries. Girls will study a variety of social situations and practice techniques for effective communication. Girls will learn how to set healthy boundaries for friendships including how to say no and combat peer pressure. Movie scenes, Ted-Ed talks and discussions will be tools in this class. Daily yoga class will be part of this fun class. Writing, acting and performing a end-of-week skit will help girls to engage in self expression while practicing various forms of communication.

Art: Students will also create art pieces that help them express their identity through a variety of art mediums including painting, writing and sculpture.

Technology Exploration Stations: Students will engage in technology-based activities and centers that may include: video editing with WeVideo, Makey Makey, virtual reality, video game design with Scratch, computer programming with Raspberry Pi, and Green Screen.

Fees

Please see the Fees page.

Location

Milikin Basics+ Elementary School
615 Hobart Terrace
Santa Clara, CA 95051

Sample Daily Schedule

8:00 – 9:00: Extended Care
9:00 – 10:15: Yoga Class & PE
10:15 – 10:30: Snack & Break
10:30 – 11:30: Self Esteem/Empowerment Activities
11:30 – 12:00: Tech Exploration
12:00 – 12:30: Lunch & Recess (*mixed with other camp programs)
12:30 – 1:00: Math or Educational Video Clip
1:00 – 1:45: Science Lab
2:00 – 2:45: Fine Arts
3:00 – 3:45: STEM Challenge
3:45 – 4:00: End of Day Share Out and Reflections
4:00 – 5:00: Extended Care