Whitaker Center
Central PA’s Nonprofit Center for the Arts

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 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 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!

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

2019 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 2019.

July 1 - 5 Session (excluding Thursday, July 4)

8:30am - 4:30pm

Grades 4 and 5  https://prod1.agileticketing.net/websales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=197314
Grades 6 - 8 SOLD OUT!

August 12 – 15 Session (excluding Friday, August 16)

8:30am - 4:30pm

Grades 4 and 5  SOLD OUT!
Grades 6 - 8  SOLD OUT!

Missed your chance to sign up for a specific camp before it sold out? Fill out this Google form to be added to our waitlist.

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 Director of Education at education@whitakercenter.org or by phone at 717-724-3865.

Girls In STEM Sundays

Whitaker Center offers STEM Sunday workshops for girls in grades 4 - 8 that feature design challenges and foster creative thinking. Participants will enjoy an afternoon of discovery with our Education staff as they lead the group in activities that help girls connect with real-world applications of science, technology, engineering and math.

Spring 2019 workshops have 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!


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