Charlotte, NC
Jul 15, 2019 - Jul 19, 2019
GidgetGirls is a week-long summer camp to inform and encourage middle school girls about exploring the technology field. Girls will participate in interactive activities with each other, get an introduction to HTML and CSS, build HTML-based web pages, and address social issues in regard to the environment.
Provided by Talazia and Dottie Rose Foundation

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

Program Dates & Times

Monday - Friday

9:00 am - 1:00 pm


6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade



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More About the Program

GidgetGirls is a week-long summer camp. The first half of the program, days 1-3, the participants will be learning HTML, CSS and EarSketch. They will begin with learning the foundations of computing and HTML, including headers, lists, inserting graphics, and links. Then the participants will learn CSS to format and manipulate the looks and design of their web pages. Afterwards they will learn EarSketch, which they can then add to their web pages. Also on day 3, the participants will meet other women in different technology disciplines. Bringing in these women will show the participants possible career paths, as well as the impact that being a woman in technology has in various facets of society. Throughout the program, the participants will research an environmental issue to provide content for a web page. The environmental issue is a way for the participants to associate technology to real life issues, and critically think about how to address the issue by raising awareness or finding a solution. The participants will work in teams of 2 or 3 to create a web page. At the conclusion of the program, each of the web pages will be combined to create a website displaying the participants' work.

For more information, contact Talazia .


Day 1: July 15th

  • Introduction

  • Ice Breaker

  • What to expect

  • What is Computer Science?

    • What do you know?

    • Algorithms

  • Social Issue: Environmental

    • Deforestation

    • Land Pollution

    • Air Pollution

    • Climate Change

    • Recycling

  • Intro to HTML (first half of day)

  • Intro to CSS (second half of day)


Day 2: July 16th

  • Names & Ice Breaker

  • Group assignments

  • Cont. HTML and CSS

  • Introduce project

    • Subthemes

      • Deforestation

      • Land Pollution

      • Air Pollution

      • Climate Change

      • Recycling

    • Requirements

      • Groups of 2-3

      • Informative, Interactive, etc.

    • Example projects

  • Intro EarSketch


Day 3: July 17th

  • What are you interested in?

    • DotDiva

  • Guest speakers panel

  • Cont. with EarSketch

  • Work on Project


Day 4: July 18th

  • Project


Day 5: July 19th

  • Project

  • Presentations

  • Celebration