Whitaker Center
Central PA’s Nonprofit Center for the Arts

Girls in STEM

Experience innovation and discovery with one of our Girls In STEM Workshops or Camps!

New for 2020


Chariot Challenge with Sphero
In this STEM class, girls will work together to engineer chariots to fit over a sphero. They will see how much weight they can pull while successfully coding their spheros to complete challenges! 
Lights, Camera, iMovie!
Participants will learn how to use iMovie while creating their very own film! 
Volcanoes and Chemistry
Girls will learn about the science of volcanoes and chemistry while creating their own volcanic eruption.
Space Exploration: Designing Rovers
What types of design elements are important in building rovers for planet exploration? Girls will investigate this question and use the engineering design process to create their own.
Preventing Pollution: Cleaning up Dirty Water
Participants will identify the best ways to clean dirty water using a variety of materials to engineer water filters.
Designing for Safety
Using eggs as passengers, girls will use the engineering design process to create vehicles that protect them from cracking in collisions. Participants will learn about what it takes to design a safe car. 
Coding with SmartGurlz

Whitaker Center will collaborate with the State Library to teach girls coding with SmartGurlz technology. A collaboration with the State Library.

Kitchen Chemistry
During this program, girls will explore the science of cooking by completing challenges and (hopefully) even making something good enough to eat! 



Whitaker Center offers engaging programming to get girls in grades 4-8 excited about the STEM field. Participants will enjoy an afternoon of  discovery during our Girls in STEM Sunday events or dive into a week of STEM activities  in one of our Girls in STEM week-long summer camps. Both programs feature hands-on, interactive experiences with activities that teach as well as entertain. 

Girls in STEM programs are supported by The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation.

New for 2019!

Now when you make a $50 donation, you'll receive our new “I Empowered a Girl” t-shirt! Make your donation now: http://bit.ly/2YXfms7 

Looking for more information about our Women in STEM Awards Luncheon that benefits this initiative? Please click here


Girls In STEM Sundays

As part of our Girls in STEM Initiative, Whitaker Center offers Girls in STEM Sundays for girls in grades 4 - 8. These workshops are designed and lead by our stellar Education staff, who help participants connect with real-world applications of STEM through design, programming, coding, engineering, and more.

Fall 2019 Workshops are on sale now! This year's workshops include Coding Challenges with Sphero, Rube Goldberg and Incredible Chain Reactions, Designing for Earthquakes, and more! All workshops are held from 12:00 - 2:00 PM at the Camp Hill GIANT Community Room for just $5 per girl! Spots are limited to 24 participants per workshop; get full workshop details and purchase your tickets using the button below!


Girls In STEM Summer Camps

Girls will take a hands-on approach to the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  They will be introduced to architecture and engineering, physics, kitchen chemistry, and coding through experiential activities and design challenges.  The young ladies will learn vital communication skills while collaboratively working their peers in this fast-paced STEM environment.

Camps include snacks, make-and-take projects, and activity extensions so that children can continue their learning at home. All activities are fully supervised by Whitaker Center Education staff. Time for “free play” is built into all schedules.

Space in each camp is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. If a camp is sold out, add your name to the waitlist and if a spot opens up we'll contact you ASAP. Be sure to check out our Camp Policies before you complete registration!

Registration for Summer 2019 Girls in STEM Camps has concluded. Want to be notified when future Girls in STEM events are added? Give us your email and we'll update you the minute new programs are available!

Girls in STEM programs are supported by The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation.

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