Boone, NC
Jul 22, 2019 - Jul 26, 2019
Girls Innovate IT is a week-long camp for rising 4th-10th grade girls that focuses on programming using MIT Scratch to introduce them to coding. They will learn about emerging IT applications and interact with Appalachian State University students/faculty and women IT professionals to learn about education and IT careers.
Provided by Aleah and Appalachian State

Registration is closed for this program. Please contact the Program Leader for information about a waitlist.

Program Dates & Times

Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm




4th Grade
5th Grade
6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade
9th Grade
10th Grade


$175.00 for day camp with some need-based scholarships available.

Residential Overnight Camp option available - email for inquires:  

More About the Program

The learning goals for the Girls Innovate IT program are to teach girls in 4th -10th grades how to code and create a game or animation using MIT Scratch, a free online coding software. They will focus on introductory programming concepts and improve their computer science skills. Also, it will provide hands-on experience with various aspects of IT and computational thinking skills. The girls will learn computer skills in a fun and inviting atmosphere. They will experience a college campus, participate in technology tours, learn about education, and explore other savvy skills and career paths with women IT professionals. They will work in teams and choose a social issue to focus on for their final project. At the conclusion of the session, they will celebrate with a showcase of their social project design or game to peers, judges, family, and friends!

For more information, contact Aleah.


Day 1: Opening session, Orientation, Introduction to MIT Scratch through tutorials on basic coding. Other tech savvy and enrichment programs/tours/speakers will be presented each day.

Day 2: Teach the MIT Scratch program, discuss Social Issue project, allow participants to explore the software and challenge them to create various projects in the software.

Day 3: Brainstorm social issues that participants want to work on. They will work in small teams and discuss how their animation or game can be designed to address a social issue.

Day 4: Participants continue working with their projects and troubleshooting.

Day 5: Participants finalize their projects. They will celebrate with a showcase of their social project design or game to peers, judges, family and friends! Also, the award ceremony will be held.