Summer Camp for High School Girls Interested in Computer Programming

Jun 26, 2017

The University of Scranton is among just a dozen colleges in the nation who will host a Girls Who Code day camp this summer. The two-week program, scheduled weekdays July 24 through Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., is open to girls in high school interested in computer science.

At the camp, which focuses on the introduction to web development, participants collaborate on projects designed to teach them the “GWC Core4” programming concepts: loops, variables, conditionals and functions. In addition, they learn about different female role models in computing.

Girls Who Code is a national initiative that encourages more young women to pursue careers in the field of computer science. The University currently hosts a Girls Who Code club that meets on campus during the academic year.

Each Girls Who Code summer camp program is open to just 25 students. All participants must be: a high school (grades 9-12) female student; a U.S. resident; committed to attending the entire two-week program; and able to commute to and from the campus each day. The day camps run from Monday through Friday at selected universities. Registration is $2,000, and includes lunch. Need-based scholarships will be available to those who qualify.

To register for the Girls Who Code camp at the University, or for more information on the program, visit, or contact Benjamin Bishop, Ph.D., professor of computing sciences at Scranton, at 570-941-7774 or

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