How can teen activists solve real-world challenges? This is the guiding question for Girls Engineering the Future, a residential summer camp for girls rising into grades 8-10. The New Hampshire Innovation and Creativity Connection, in collaboration with Destination Imagination® and others, is proud to present the inaugural session of this program in beautiful Durham, New Hampshire this July.
This integrative camp will address a real-world problem and the innovation steps required to start with a concept and make it a reality. To inspire the next generation of female leaders, we will focus on critical life skills like research, teamwork, consensus building and prototyping to create a microcosm of how businesses are run today. Through a blend of teen activism and service learning, campers will gain tools they need to affect change and harness the power of innovation.
This program will help young women:
- Prepare for future careers in STEM by tackling real-world problems and gaining practical experience in critical work and life skills such as collaboration, creative thinking, and innovation.
- Build lifelong friendships in an atmosphere designed to help them succeed.
- Harness their own power to effect change in an unforgettable summer week of overnight camp filled with exciting challenges and quick thinking activities.
- Get a glimpse of the many career pathways that lie ahead as they try their hand at real-world problem solving, robotics and engineering with a support network of mentors and teammates.
The New Hampshire Innovation and Creativity Connection, FIRST®, Destination Imagination®, and the University of New Hampshire have combined their decades of experience fostering problem-solving and innovation to build an adventure that will bolster the self-confidence, lift the spirit, and engage the minds of young women.
Girls Engineering the Future is open to any girls rising into grades 8-10 for the 2019-2020 school year.
Dates: July 7-12, 2019
Host Site: University of New Hampshire, Durham NH
Capacity: 30 participants. Registrations will be accepted as long as space allows.
Thanks to our generous sponsors and partners, financial assistance is available! Contact Anna Maenhout to apply.
For more information, including how to register, click here.
Questions? For more information, contact Anna Maenhout at [email protected].