Geeky reader Sandra from Minneapolis said, “I heard a provocative rumor that you have, or will be starting, a summer camp for school age girls. I have a soon to be eight-year-old daughter who is crazy into computers and I’d love to give her some extracurricular opportunities. Are the rumors true?”
My, that is a provocative (and awesome) rumor. I wish it was true!
At this point, we are focused more on adults and working professionals and have not ventured into much content for young girls. Not that we don’t have the desire, but with full-time jobs and both of us with young kids at home — we have to focus or risk going crazy.
With that said, here’s what I know about right now for geeky kid camps in Minnesota:
Computer Camps for Girls in MN
DigiGirlz: High tech camps by Microsoft. There don’t appear to be any Minnesota camps running right now, but this may be a good spot to keep an eye on.
Digital Media Academy (U of M): Sadly, all of the kid sessions are currently closed, but it might be something to keep in mind for the future.
Eagles Summer Camp (Science Technology Engineering Arts Math (STEAM) Focus): This appears to be free for all Minnesota students entering grades 6, 7, or 8.
Geek Squad Summer Academy: Camps run by Best Buy and Geek Squad employees on a variety of techie topics.
Giant Camps (Online Camps): For ages 10-17
iD Tech Camp (Macalester College): For boys and girls 7-17.
Science Museum of Minnesota: I have my four-year-old daughter signed up for a rocket class this spring!
Help Us, Readers!
Do you know of any computer camp opportunities for girls in MN (or any other state, for that matter)? Let’s get our girls to geek out this summer!