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Science Camps - Co Ed

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 - Co Ed - 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 - Macara Nicoll (Camp Director)

Macara Nicoll — Camp Director

Macara, an avid lover of acapella music and education, is thrilled to find herself for another summer with Education Unlimited. She, a UC Berkeley graduate and a CSU Sacramento graduate student, has an incredible passion for education and learning. Her work in graduate school will culminate in the awarding of her Masters in School Counseling,...


Education Unlimited - Tara Lira (Neuroanatomy Instructor)

Tara Lira — Neuroanatomy Instructor

Tara’s background is in psychology and neuroscience and she’s currently studying for her Master of Arts at the Teachers College of Columbia University.

For the past six years she has been working with kids and teens within both counseling and education positions. This includes as an STEM Instructor at the Center for Talented Youth at John...


Education Unlimited - Paola Odriozola (Neuroanatomy Instructor)

Paola Odriozola — Neuroanatomy Instructor

Paola grew up in Mexico and moved to the Bay area for college. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Psychology in 2013, after which she worked as a research assistant in a neuroscience lab at...


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 - 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

Astronomy - Gr 6-8

Astrophysics - Gr 9-10

Neuroanatomy - Gr 9-10

Robotics - Gr 6-8

Robotics - Gr 9-10