Squirrel Girls Tech Camp Makes Learning Fun!

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They learned a lot and had fun doing it

This year, Squirrel Girls Tech Camp (SGTC) hosted 35 future astronomers, programmers, doctors, cosmetologists, attorneys, members of the military, and girls of many other yet TBD careers.  Girls learned how to write code, create games, how digital sound makes it from a recorder to the radio, digital etiquette, online safety, and many other developmental activities. They gained inspiration via YouTube from apps and inventions other kids around the country are making, flew a drone, and made digital newscasts using green screen technology.

That is just a tip of the iceberg highlight of what girls entering 4 – 6th grades accomplished at Squirrel Girls Tech Camp. During the action packed week, August 1 – 5, at Think Center, Wilkes-Barre, girls from a variety of school districts in Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties learned, had a way lot of fun, and made a room full of friends. All that plus programming software to go, to keep developing those mad skillz at home the rest of the summer.

Thanks to everyone who supported SGTC 2016

Thanks to community partners, sponsors, and ticket sales from NEPA BlogCon 2016, there were no barriers to attend for any girl. Families were asked to contribute a nominal fee of $50 for the week, and those who couldn’t received full scholarships. This year’s camp was at maximum capacity!

All this made possible by our community partners; Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber, Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18, TecBridge, and East Stroudsburg University.

We also owe much gratitude to volunteers; Amanda, Carol, Cody, Joelle, Karla, Kate, Keith, Sue, Rich, Mandy, Michelle D. and Michelle P. – as well as the NEPA BlogCon community, who helped spread the word to families from the area.


Read camper comments here.

View SGTC photo album here.

Check out some pretty amazing newscasts on our YouTube channel below!

These girls are destined for greatness!

Squirrel Girls Tech Camp 2017 Preview

Next year we hope to be back to camp at Think Center Wilkes-Barre, and also in Scranton (location TBD)! Don’t miss sending your squirrel girl to camp next year, sign up here for email updates.

And by all means, don’t forget about yourself – NEPA BlogCon will be held Saturday, October 15, at PSU Worthington Scranton. Get your ticket right now, right here!

Author: Karla Porter

Karla Porter is a Human Capital & New Media Consultant and serves as Director of Program Development & Marketing for The Arc of Luzerne County. She keeps a keen eye on labor and employment trends nationally and in the region and is a frequent speaker on careers, employment and social networking, specifically LinkedIn. She is an INTP who juggles 4 professional blogs and 1 personal one – where all the cat pics go.

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