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Online Summer Camp 2021 Getting Started In Python (Girls only)

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Ages

5th - 10th grade

Dates

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

Jun 14, 2021 - Jun 18, 2021

Time

1:00pm - 3:30pm EDT

Location
Capacity

1 students

Discounts

Sibling Discount


Class Experience

Ready for your child or teen to learn one of the most widely used programming languages in the world? Python is easy to learn and is used by many companies according to Wikipedia including Large organizations that use Python include Wikipedia, Google, Yahoo!, NASA, Facebook, Amazon, and Spotify. Campers will learn while having fun while completing projects that cover the core coding skills.

Notes

1) This class is for girls, in alignment with our nonprofit mission to inspire more girls to pursue STEM. Co-ed classes are also available.
2) Class sessions alternate. The first class is a lesson. The class that follows is a lab where children apply the skills learned in the prior class.
During the 1 Hr class session, instruction is provided and students are given short periods to apply their learning
During the lab time, instructors work with students is smaller groups and 1:1, Instructors may provide instruction specific to projects the kids are working on. Children are encouraged to ask questions and get personal attention outside of regular classes.
3) Students are encouraged to work between the classes on their own or in the lab.
4) If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, we encourage you to complete our short form to apply: https://booleangirl.org/scholarship-application/
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You must Install Python and Thonny on your personal computer before class or use a Boolean Box.
Install Python and Thonny on your Windows or Mac (Apple) computer following the instructions here: https://booleangirl.org/full-stem-ahead/help/#python

This class will be on Zoom. We recommend connecting to Zoom with the same computer you will code on so your child can share thier screen with the instructor.


Covid-19 Precautions

Inperson summer camps will happen with large college size classrooms for social distancing and all CDC recommended safety precautions!


How To Participate

You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions.

Reviews for Boolean Girl

4.7 out of 5

Based on 72 provider ratings

Lara M.

Jul 23, 2021

Loved:

My daughter has thoroughly enjoyed Probably in camp this week. She love the projects and took pride in building a solution with her partner. She also love that they mixed it up and made them take activity breaks, off and eating outside. What an incredible camp! The location and the facilities were great too.

Improvements:

Pick up is a little messy. Some parents can’t patiently wait in line to pick up their kids, Which makes for a little bit of chaos. Thankfully it’s only a few minutes till they clear out

Scratch Circuits: Electrical Engineering and Coding Summer Camp
Location: Marymount University - 1000 N Glebe | Instructor: Anoushka Sarkar, Jinna Hatfield

Response from Boolean Girl

Thanks for the feedback and kind review. We have really enjoyed this camp and have been amazed at the gadgets the girls have built. The camp room is a mess with junk everywhere. As Edison said "To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk." We have had both. Comments about pick up are fair, you would think a bunch of engineers could do better. We will try to improve each day!

Connie W.

Jul 22, 2021

Loved:

My child said that she felt challenged & engaged. She had a great time coding & improving on her work. This is her third Boolean camp & she is always looking forward to attending! Given that many of the students are not eligible to be vaccinated, I also felt that COVID precautions were well done.

Improvements:

The policy is stated up front that everyone must wear a mask. One student did not comply & arrived without a mask each day & remained without one. I feel that it’s unfair to the other students. My child felt unsafe when this student was close by.

Scratch Circuits: Electrical Engineering and Coding Summer Camp
Location: Marymount University - 1000 N Glebe | Instructor: Anoushka Sarkar, Jinna Hatfield

Response from Boolean Girl

Hello! Thanks for the kind review. It really has been a great week. The girls have been very creative and built gadgets we never could have imagined. Always amazed when they want to keep building and creating and not take a break. Our apologies on the mask slip up. You are 100% correct. I think we have been having so much fun we missed the mask compliance issue.

Asha M.

Jul 16, 2021

Loved:

My child was skeptical about this camp initially, but by the end of the week was engaged and somewhat proud of her coding project. The instructors were attentive and thoughtful about how to teach all the students.

Improvements:

The technology was actually rather poor. The raspberry pi computers were rife with problems and kept breaking down. My child's project was completely erased on the last day and not recoverable.

Storytelling in Scratch (Girls Only) Summer Camp
Location: Marymount University - 1000 N Glebe

Response from Boolean Girl

Thank you for the feedback. We are so glad to hear that your daughter was engage and proud of her work.

Corea S.

Jul 14, 2021

Loved:

My daughter loves Boolean Girl camps. She has had a fantastic week learning and having fun. She comes home excited about STEM and programming and is up, ready and pushing me out the door in the mornings to get to camp. What an amazing opportunity!

An Introduction to Python by Programming Minecraft (Girls only) Summer Camp
Location: Marymount University - 1000 N Glebe

Response from Boolean Girl

Hi, Thanks for sharing. We enjoyed having your daughter in camp and are so glad to hear she enjoyed meeting new girls and learning to code. We hope she can join us at future events. Thanks !

Michael S.

Jul 14, 2021

Loved:

My daughter loves going to camp and doesn’t mind getting up in the morning.

Storytelling in Scratch (Girls Only) Summer Camp
Location: Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital

Response from Boolean Girl

Hi, We hear this a lot. We also like getting up in the morning so we can get to camp and see what the girls are going to create today. Thanks for letting your daughter join us this summer. Hope to see you soon


About Boolean Girl

Boolean Girl, a non profit corporation founded in 2014, is educating girls to code, build, invent, and animate.

We provide all-girl and co-ed classes, all-girl camps, special events, and partnerships - preparing girls (and boys) everywhere to explore computer programming and engineering.

The mission of Boolean Girl is to address the declining numbers of girls and women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields by engaging girls in grades three through eight with meaningful, hands-on instruction and sustained exposure to computer science and engineering in a collaborative and welcoming environment.

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