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2016 C-STEM Girls in Robotics Leadership (GIRL) Camps

The C-STEM GIRL Camps are focused on motivating girls in middle school through peer mentoring, to learn computing and STEM concepts through a fun and exciting robotics-based curriculum. We hope this leadership camp will enable the attendees to serve as leaders and inspire other young girls to gain interest in science and technology through creating robotics clubs on their respective school campuses and participating in the RoboPlay Competition on the annual C-STEM Day.  All GIRL Camps  are funded by various sponsors and attendance is free for camp participants. In addition, camp participants are eligible for the Girl’s Leadership Award.

C-STEM GIRL Camp or GIRL Summit Sites:


UC Davis GIRL Camp Site:

C-STEM GIRL Camp Director: Dr. Harry H. Cheng, C-STEM Center Director and Professor
C-STEM GIRL Camp Mentor: Heidi Espindola, C-STEM Program Manager
C-STEM GIRL Camp Coaches: Amrinder Kaur, University of California Davis
Location: 1062 Bainer Hall and 2121A Bainer Hall, UC Davis campus
Date: July 25-29, 2016
Time: 8am-5pm
Contact: Muntaha Samad <mfsamad@c-stem.ucdavis.edu>
Flyer for  the GIRL Camp at UC Davis Site
Site Sponsors: National Science Foundation, UC Davis University Outreach and International Programs, College of Engineering

Mt. Diablo GIRL Summit (with three sessons of GIRL Camps) Site:

C-STEM GIRL Camp Affiliate Director: Jonathan Eagan, Assistant Superintendent of Schools, Mt. Diablo Unified School District
C-STEM GIRL Camp Mentors:  Shauna Hawes, Technology Teacher, Valley View Middle School; Two More Teachers (to be added)
C-STEM GIRL Camp Coaches:  Six Coaches (TBD from applicants)
Location: Valley View Middle School, Room D8, 181 Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill
Date:  June 13-17, 2016
Time: 8am-5pm
Contact: Shauna Hawes <hawess@mdusd.org>
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications are currently being accepted, and will be accepted as long as space is available.
Flyer for  the GIRL Camp at Mt. Diablo Site
Site Sponsors: Mt. Diablo Unified School District , Tesoro

Benicia GIRL Camp Site:

C-STEM GIRL Camp Affiliate Director: Stephanie Rice
C-STEM GIRL Camp Mentors:  TBD
C-STEM GIRL Camp Coaches:  TBD
Location: Robert Semple Elementary School, 2015 E. 3rd St, Benicia
Date:  June 27 – July 1, 2016
Time: 8:30am-2:00pm
Contact: Stephanie Rice, srice@beniciaunified.org
Flyer for the GIRL Camp at Benicia
Site Sponsor: Benicia Unified School District

Woodland GIRL Camp Sites:

C-STEM GIRL Camp Affiliate Directors: Jessica Graves, Lee Middle School Camp ; Naomi Bahr, Douglass Middle School Camp
C-STEM GIRL Camp Coaches:  TBD
Location: Lee Middle School, 520 West Street, Woodland ; Douglass Middle School, 525 Granada Drive, Woodland
Date:  June 15 – June 28 (Lee Camp) ; July 5 – July 15 (Douglass Camp)
Time: 8:00am-12:30pm
Contact: Jessica Graves (Lee Camp), jessica.graves@wjusd.org ; Naomi Bahr (Douglass Camp), naomi.bahr@wjusd.org
Flyer for GIRL Camp in Woodland
Site Sponsors: Yolo County Office of Education, Woodland Joint Unified School District

Sacramento GIRL Camp Site:

C-STEM GIRL Camp Affiliate Directors: TBD
C-STEM GIRL Camp Coaches:  TBD
Location: Powerhouse Science Center, 3615 Auburn Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95821
Date:  August 1- 5, 2016
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Contact: Shahnaz Van Deventer (svandeventer@powerhousesc.org)
Flyer For GIRL Camp in Sacramento
Site Sponsors: Powerhouse Science Center


Interested in hosting a GIRL Camp for girls in your area?


Please check out the  C-STEM GIRL Camp Affiliate Program Page.  

Camp Recruiting

Camp Assistant Coaches

We recruit two Assistant Coaches for each camp. High school girls who would like to be involved in the camp may apply to be Assistant Coaches. Assistant Coach positions are not paid.

Questions? Comments? Don’t want to be a coach but would still like to help out? Contact us!

Site Camp Coaches

Apply to be a Coach! We recruit two Coaches for each camp. Coaches should:

  • be in college
  • have experience with robotics and programming
  • work well with young girls
  • be willing to attend training sessions during the summer

Coaches will be compensated with $500 for the week.


For all C-STEM events, you must first register on the C-STEM site before you can register for the event.
  • Enter the Registered Users Subsite (top right-hand side of the C-STEM page), and find “GIRL Camp” on the left menu bar of the subsite.
  • Select the link  for applications.
  • All applications require a Recommendation Form from a teacher/community member. (Please note that the form will not save in a web browser. We suggest saving the form to your computer, then opening and completing the form in a pdf reader.)
  • After completion, please Submit Recommendation Form Here (or alternatively email to address found at bottom of form).
  • All applications also require transcripts. Please Submit Transcripts Here .

Please note that the deadlines for applications for each site may be different.

2016 GIRL Camps in the News


The GIRL camp is funded by the NSF, NCWIT,  UC Davis College of Engineering, and UC Davis University Outreach and International Programs.