BGC X Nike2022 In-Person Summer Camp Atlanta (Ages 12-17)

Description

Just Hack It! Black Girls CODE In-Person Summer Camp Atlanta for Ages 12-17!

About this event

Overview

Black Girls Code is coming back to in-person camp this summer! Our two week summer camp provides hands-on, project-based instruction, where campers ages 12-17 engage in tech instruction. The camp meets from 9AM-4PM with lunch, breaks, community building, field trips and of course coding! Our camps offer a space where girls can learn computer science and coding principles in the company of other girls, with mentorship from women they can see themselves becoming.

Join us for a fun and enriching camp experience in the theme of Black Art. You’ll get to know artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat and 12-year-old NFT creator Nyla Hayes as you code designs and functions in the JavaScript library p5.js.

This year, our Atlanta camp is incredibly special because Black Girls CODE is teaming up with NIKE to host a hackathon during the last three days of the camp that will explore the intersection of sports and activism through the lens of technology.

What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is an event designed to bring groups of people together as they work collaboratively to solve a wide array of problems through computer programming. Black Girls CODE youth hackathons are education-focused and allow students to work in teams with experienced mentors over a three-day weekend building apps and tools. Students will learn how to design and build apps, concluding the weekend with team presentations! A winning team will be chosen to claim the first-place prize.

The Hackathon is open to girls of all experience levels in the Atlanta area. All are welcome and encouraged to register, whether a participant has previous coding exposure or is new to coding and app development!

All teams will present on Friday, July 1st and there will be 3 finalist teams that go into the finals that day. Space is limited, register now!

The Vision

Technology shapes everyone’s lives all over the world and will only continue to expand, therefore, everyone should have an opportunity to shape and create it. We want to make sure that Black girls and girls of color are not only included in this tech revolution but are prepared to take on leadership roles within this field and/or start their own STEM organizations for social good.

Registration:

IMPORTANT: Once you register for this event please complete the online consent form which can be found at this LINK. You will also receive a confirmation email with additional forms to complete. Please bring signed copies of the forms on the first day of camp.

Scholarships

Scholarships are provided on a sliding scale based on the need of the participant. Scholarships are first come first serve with limited space. Please click HERE to apply.

Covid-19 Protocols

Black Girls CODE is excited to return to limited in-person events. As an organization, we continue to uphold COVID safety standards as recommended by the Center for Disease Control and local guidance. As standards change and updates are made available, we will continue to inform and update our camper families with the most accurate information. If we postpone an in-person camp location due to Covid, we will shift to a virtual model with the same dates. The following protocols define our approach to encouraging and maintaining a safe learning environment.

  • All participants must provide proof of vaccination.
  • Equipment and touch points will be wiped down on a regular basis throughout the day.
  • All supplies and equipment will be provided for use by individual campers.
  • All meals and snacks will be provided for each camper. There will be no sharing of food.
  • Families are required to complete a symptom checker form daily and submit it by 7:30AM. - Campers/their family showing symptoms will not be able to attend.
  • Masks are mandatory in buildings and in outdoor spaces when physical distancing is difficult.
  • Campers will be divided into small learning pods. Each pod will have a set group of adults (tech instructor, tech assistant, classroom assistant and junior camp counselor) who support camper learning.
  • Physical distancing will be maintained for all activities.

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Imagine. Build. Create.

Refund Policy:

Before May 25, 2021, the registration fee (minus transaction fee) is fully refundable.

After June 1, 2021, if you choose to withdraw your camper from a session, there will be no refund or credit.

We do not offer refunds for cancellations after the above dates and/or no-shows for camp. There are no other credits or “make- up days” for missed days, no exceptions. Refunds may take four weeks for processing.

If we postpone an in-person camp location due to Covid, we will shift to a virtual model with the same dates.

Please contact jeannette@blackgirlscode.org with any questions.

Organizer

Black Girls CODE

Location

Atlanta, GA

Date & Time

June 20, 2022, 9 a.m. - July 1, 2022, 4 p.m.

Cost

$0

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