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Camp Infinity and Beyond!

July 7, 2014

I had the opportunity to be an instructor at the recent Camp Infinity held at the University of Detroit Mercy location.  What a great group! What Camp Infinity is you ask? Well…

“Camp Infinity is a week long summer technology camp for girls aged 9 to 13 years old that introduces       technology as fun and fulfilling and inspires the pursuit of technology education. Michigan Council for Women in Technology Foundation created it to address the primary reasons girls lose interest in technology: confidence, social relevance, and social (peer) acceptance. The camp:

  • Builds confidence and capability with hands-on technology activities such as robotics and computer game design 
  • Demonstrates that technology is fun through the execution of engaging projects with other girls, with high school girls as counselors 
  • Reinforces social relevance by featuring visitors from the local technology community that explain how their work is important to society at large

Now in its 11th year, Camp Infinity helps spark girls’ interest in math and science, which tends to decrease during middle-school years. It separates the girls into two groups of 20 by grade to better cater to their technological experience. The fourth and fifth grade girls focus on website, app and video game design while the sixth and seventh graders focus on robotics and web and app design.” 

If you want to learn more about the camp, check out the link: https://www.mcwt.org/Camp_Infinity_258

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