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Science Camps for Girls

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The Science Camps for Girls was originally founded in cooperation with Dr. Sally Ride, first American woman in space, as Sally Ride Science Camps for Girls.  The mission was to inspire a love of science in young girls.  In 2015, after the passing of Dr. Ride, it was renamed the Science Camp for Girls.  We have continued to maintain Dr. Ride's passion for growing the number of young girls and women entering the science fields.  Whether your young scientist is showing the beginnings of interest in science or she is brimming with excitment at the idea of a science camp, we have the right program for her.  Our curriculums aim to enfuse summer fun with scientic exploration in a warm and supportive atmosphere that challenges girls to think critically about the world in which they live.  Through hands on expirements and daily labs, students will learn to ask the questions that matter.  Lead  by strong female role-models, they will learn the process of scientific exploration. 

The Science Camp for Girls offers female budding scientists the following 7 majors from which to choose: 

Grades 4 - 6: 

Grades 6 - 8: 

Grades 8 - 9: 


Science Camps for Girls - Staff Profiles

Staff are typically subject matter experts and experienced teachers. Staff assignments vary by program and all staff are held to the highest possible standards. Some of our recent staff members for this program include:

Education Unlimited - Rhonda McCoy, PhD (Camp Director)

Rhonda McCoy, PhD — Camp Director

Dr. Rhonda McCoy is a Manager of Quality Control for the leading global biopharmaceutical company Merck.  Through analysis of quality from creation to post-expiration date, Dr. McCoy oversees a team that...


Education Unlimited - Jacqueline  Acres, MS (Robotics Instructor)

Jacqueline Acres, MS — Robotics Instructor

Jackie Acres will be returning to lead our Robotics program summer.  Ms. Acres graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering and from UNLV with a Masters of Science in Biomedical Engineering.  While completing her degree, she had the opportunity to teach high school and freshman mechanical...


Education Unlimited - Jennifer Brakeman, PhD. (Instructor)

Jennifer Brakeman, PhD. — Instructor

Dr. Brakeman holds a Ph.D., in Neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University. She has been one of the most beloved teachers at the prestigious Head Royce school since 1997.  While at Head-Royce, Dr. Brakeman has...


Education Unlimited - Taylor Halsey (Instructor)

Taylor Halsey — Instructor

Taylor Halsey is a Graduate Teaching Associate at Cal Poly Pomona where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology and a minor in Chemistry.  She will complete her graduate degree in Biological and...


Education Unlimited - Prapti Koirala (Counselor)

Prapti Koirala — Counselor

Prapti is a rising Junior at Wellesley College majoring in Biology/...


Education Unlimited - Olympia Miranda (Counselor)

Olympia Miranda — Counselor

Hi, my name is Olympia Miranda. I have just completed my third year at...


Education Unlimited - Victoria Obenchain, MS (Instructor)

Victoria Obenchain, MS — Instructor

Vickie Obenchain has been teaching for Education Unlimited for the past 8 summers, teaching at both the Science Camp for Girls program and also the A+ Middle School program. She has two degrees in...


Education Unlimited - Lauren Patrick (Neuroanatomy Instructor)

Lauren Patrick — Neuroanatomy Instructor

Lauren is currently a PhD student at Yale University in the Neuroscience area of Psychology. Prior to this she gained a strong foundation in neuroscience during her undergraduate degree at Washington University in St Louis.

She has spent the past five years working in a variety of cognitive neuroscience labs at Washington University, Duke...


Education Unlimited - Oishee Shemontee (Instructor & Counselor)

Oishee Shemontee — Instructor & Counselor

An avid fan of all things science and science fiction, Oishee Shemontee decided to pursue both her twin loves of science and literature by obtaining a Bachelors of Science in Biology, as well as a minor in English, from the University of California, Irvine. She was part of a research team at the University of Texas Medical Branch, and...


Education Unlimited - Gladys Velez Caicedo (Astrophysics and Robotics Instructor)

Gladys Velez Caicedo — Astrophysics and Robotics Instructor

Gladys Velez Caicedo is a technical instructor in the Department of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  A graduate of Columbia University in New York City, Gladys holds a Bachelor of Science degree in astronomy & physics.  Gladys has conducted high energy particle astrophysics at various labs around the world, such as...


We will continue to add additional staff members as enrollment and availability dictate. Details are posted on additional staff members as they are confirmed.


Upcoming Camps

Anatomy/Physiology - Gr. 4-6

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    Camp:
    Marine Science - Gr 6-8
    Date:
    Jun 24th - Jun 29th 
    Grade (fall 2018):
    6th - 8th
    Location:
    UC Berkeley
    Camp:
    Astronomy - Gr 6-8
    Date:
    Jun 24th - Jun 29th 
    Grade (fall 2018):
    6th - 8th
    Location:
    UC Berkeley
    Camp:
    Neuroanatomy - Gr 8-9
    Date:
    Jun 24th - Jun 29th 
    Grade (fall 2018):
    8th - 9th
    Location:
    UC Berkeley
    Camp:
    Intro to Engineering - Gr 4-6
    Date:
    Jul 9th - Jul 13th 
    Grade (fall 2018):
    4th - 6th
    Location:
    Caltech
    Camp:
    Robotics - Gr 7-9
    Date:
    Jul 9th - Jul 13th 
    Grade (fall 2018):
    6th - 8th
    Location:
    Caltech
    Camp:
    Intro to Engineering - Gr 4-6
    Date:
    Jul 29th - Aug 3rd 
    Grade (fall 2018):
    4th - 5th
    Location:
    Stanford University
    Camp:
    Marine Science - Gr 6-8
    Date:
    Jul 29th - Aug 3rd 
    Grade (fall 2018):
    6th - 7th
    Location:
    Stanford University
    Camp:
    Neuroanatomy - Gr 8-9
    Date:
    Jul 29th - Aug 3rd 
    Grade (fall 2018):
    8th - 9th
    Location:
    Stanford University
    Camp:
    Robotics - Gr 7-9
    Date:
    Jul 29th - Aug 3rd 
    Grade (fall 2018):
    8th - 9th
    Location:
    Stanford University
    Camp:
    Anatomy/Physiology - Gr. 4-6
    Date:
    Jul 29th - Aug 3rd 
    Grade (fall 2018):
    4th - 5th
    Location:
    Stanford University
    Camp:
    Astronomy - Gr 6-8
    Date:
    Jul 29th - Aug 3rd 
    Grade (fall 2018):
    6th - 7th
    Location:
    Stanford University
    Camp:
    Intro to Engineering - Gr 4-6
    Date:
    Jul 30th - Aug 3rd 
    Grade (fall 2018):
    4th - 6th
    Location:
    Cambridge, MA
    Camp:
    Marine Science - Gr 6-8
    Date:
    Jul 30th - Aug 3rd 
    Grade (fall 2018):
    7th - 8th
    Location:
    Cambridge, MA
    Camp:
    Anatomy/Physiology - Gr. 4-6
    Date:
    Jul 30th - Aug 2nd 
    Grade (fall 2018):
    4th - 6th
    Location:
    Cambridge, MA
    Camp:
    Intro To Marine Science
    Date:
    Jul 30th - Aug 3rd 
    Grade (fall 2018):
    4th - 6th
    Location:
    Cambridge, MA
    Camp:
    Astronomy - Gr 6-8
    Date:
    Jul 30th - Aug 3rd 
    Grade (fall 2018):
    6th - 8th
    Location:
    Cambridge, MA