Girls Inc. of Long Island Summer Programs provide opportunities for elementary, middle and high school girls to learn, express themselves, and have fun during summer months all while inspiring them to be STRONG, SMART, and BOLD.

2022 Summer Programs

  • All summer camp programs take place at Nassau Community College in Garden City unless otherwise noted
  • Bus transportation is provided from select stops across Long Island, as indicated on the registration form
  • Each week-long camp is $100 per girl, scholarships available
  • Limited space available per camp, first-come first-served

INQUIRIES: Contact Ashley Cuevas, Program Coordinator at [email protected]

REGISTER FOR SUMMER CAMPS HERE

July 11-15, 2022 @ 9am – 4pm
REGISTRATION HAS ENDED – COMPUTATIONAL TINKERING I, Grades 4-6
Explore how scientists use robots to help them complete their experiments at Brookhaven Lab. Students will compete in teams to get the best score for completing tasks using robots! Girls will learn how to control the robots remotely and create their own computer code to provide instructions for the robots to follow. May the best team win! Program led by Brookhaven National Laboratory Staff and Girls Inc. Staff.

Girls will:
Write and use block code to control their robot
Practice and use a robot and corresponding controller
Complete block code challenge activities
Test a launcher attached to their robot
Build a gripper to attach to their robot
Navigate their robot through a maze via remote control 

July 11-15 @ 9am – 4pm
REGISTRATION HAS ENDED – ENERGY IN ACTION I, Grades 7-9
To meet the world’s growing energy needs, researchers at Brookhaven Lab are developing groundbreaking and game-changing technologies to establish new, efficient, and sustainable energy sources. In this camp students will become familiar with basic electrical circuits and the science behind alternative sources of energy. Girls will work in teams to design, construct, and troubleshoot off-the-grid, model housing designs. Program led by Brookhaven National Laboratory Staff and Girls Inc. Staff. 

Girls will:
Design and construct cardboard “dream houses”
Design and create circuits for working lights and fans for their houses, including switches to power on/off
Power houses with batteries, introduction to battery science and designing a wet cell batter
Power houses with solar energy, investigate optimal materials and angles for solar panels
Power houses with wind energy, experiment with blade design, build a wind turbine
Learn about cutting-edge research and STEM careers

July 11-15 @ 9am – 4pm
REGISTRATION HAS ENDED – MONEY, MONEY, DOLLA BILLS!, Grades 6-8
Girls will participate in interactive activities that promote economic independence including a stock market simulator, while gaining an understanding of money, how to earn it, what to do with it, and break down negative perceptions of girls and finances. One day of this camp is anticipated to be an off-site field trip. Program led by Girls Inc. Staff. 

July 11-15 @ 9am – 4pm
AT CAPACITY – SHOW ME THE MONEY, Grades 9-12
THIS PROGRAM IS AT CAPACITY. EMAIL [email protected] TO SIGN UP FOR THE WAITLIST. In this money-focused camp, high school girls will discover how to: earn money while they sleep, earn a million dollars, and create a spending plan to reach goals. Girls will invest in the stock market – using a simulator – with real-time data to invest in companies that align with their values (ie: environment, animals, women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights). One day of this camp is anticipated to be an off-site field trip. Program led by Girls Inc. Staff. 

July 18-22 @ 9am – 4pm
COMPUTATIONAL TINKERING II, Grades 4-6
Explore how scientists use robots to help them complete their experiments at Brookhaven Lab. Students will compete in teams to get the best score for completing tasks using robots! Girls will learn how to control the robots remotely and create their own computer code to provide instructions for the robots to follow. May the best team win! Program led by Brookhaven National Laboratory Staff and Girls Inc. Staff. Girls do not have to attend Computational Tinkering I summer camp to participate in this camp.

Girls will:
Write and use block code to control their robot
Practice and use a robot and corresponding controller
Complete block code challenge activities
Test a launcher attached to their robot
Build a gripper to attach to their robot
Navigate their robot through a maze via remote control 

July 18-22 @ 9am – 4pm
ENERGY IN ACTION II, Grades 7-9
To meet the world’s growing energy needs, researchers at Brookhaven Lab are developing groundbreaking and game-changing technologies to establish new, efficient, and sustainable energy sources. In this camp students will become familiar with basic electrical circuits and the science behind alternative sources of energy. Girls will work in teams to design, construct, and troubleshoot off-the-grid, model housing designs. Program led by Brookhaven National Laboratory Staff and Girls Inc. Staff. Girls do not have to attend Energy in Action I summer camp to participate in this camp. 

Girls will:
Design and construct cardboard “dream houses”
Design and create circuits for working lights and fans for their houses, including switches to power on/off
Power houses with batteries, introduction to battery science and designing a wet cell batter
Power houses with solar energy, investigate optimal materials and angles for solar panels
Power houses with wind energy, experiment with blade design, build a wind turbine
Learn about cutting-edge research and STEM careers

July 18-22 @ 9am – 4pm
BOLD FUTURE LEADERS SUMMER INTENSIVE, Grades 9-12
Join the Bold Future Leaders Summer Cohort to hone your interpersonal and leadership skills, learn about life after high school, and prepare for college and workforce opportunities. Leave feeling empowered to take control of your life including how to advocate for yourself and peers. At least one day of this camp is anticipated to be an off-site field trip. Program led by Girls Inc. Staff. Girls do not need to have participated in a previous Bold Future leaders program to participate in this camp. 

August 23-26 @ 9am – 3pm
AT CAPACITY HORSEABILITY, Grades 7-12
THIS PROGRAM IS AT CAPACITY. EMAIL [email protected] TO SIGN UP FOR THE WAITLIST. In this 4-day program held at the HorseAbility equine center in Old Westbury, middle and high school girls will gain an understanding of overall wellness and leadership as they have the opportunity to groom, lead, and ride horses as well as participate in daily mind, body, and team-building activities. Program led by HorseAbility and Girls Inc. Staff. 

REGISTER FOR SUMMER CAMPS HERE

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