Whitaker Center
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Girls in STEM

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

Whitaker Center offers engaging programming to get girls in grades 4-8 excited about the STEM field. Participants will enjoy and 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.

Spring 2018 Girls in STEM Sundays

The following programs take place on Sundays from 12:00pm to 2:00pm inside Whitaker Center's Discovery Labs and are designed for girls currently enrolled in grades 4 - 8. Each month, we'll explore a different topic! Please note: the dates offered within each month are identical programs.

In order to serve as many girls as possible in our lab, capacity for these events are limited to just students. We apologize, but due to limited space parents and siblings won't be permitted inside the lab for this program.

Cost: Students: $5

Parents are welcome to explore downtown Harrisburg or stay and play in Harsco Science Center for a reduced rate while students take part in the lab program. Parents and siblings of students taking part in these programs save $5 off science center admission on the day/evening of the program. Admission can be purchased at the Box Office.

March: How can we make cars GO? An exploration in racing cars!

March 11

March 25

April: Why is food so yummy? An exploration in food science!

April 15

April 29

May: What can’t we see?  An exploration under the microscope!

May 6

May 27

2018 Girls in STEM Summer Camps

Girls in grades 4 – 8 will take a hands-on approach to the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in our four day summer camp programs. They will experience the world of physics, music, ecology, and food science while fulfilling daily design challenges and activities. Girls will learn vital communication skills while collaboratively working with 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. Outside activities and time for “free play” are built into all schedules.

Space in each camp is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. If a camp is sold out, add your name to the waitlist and if a spot opens up we'll contact you ASAP.

Cancellation Policy
We require at least 4 weeks' notice for cancellations and full refunds. Cancellations made with less than 4 weeks' notice will not receive a refund. 

Late Pick-Up Policy
Pick-up time for camp is strictly enforced. Please note that there will be a charge of $15 per fifteen minutes past the pick-up time for your child’s camp.

Cost: $50 per girl per week (4 day camp program)

2018 GSTEM Summer Camp Sessions

Camp activities will be the same during both sessions, so choose only one session based on the grade your child will enter in fall of 2018.

July 2 – 6 Session (excluding Wednesday, July 4)

8:30am - 4:30pm

Grades 4 – 6
Grades 7 – 8

August 13 – 16 Session (excluding Friday, August 16)

8:30am - 4:30pm

Grades 4 – 6
Grades 7 – 8

You will receive more information on what to bring/how to dress closer to the start of camp.

If you have any problems with this registration please contact our Education Manager at education@whitakercenter.org or by phone at 717-724-3865.


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