Basic Camp Information

This is a FREE camp for students between the ages of 12 and 17 in San Diego held virtually during 10:00am-1:00pm August 10th-14th, 2020. This year will be our 6th annual session. The camp is supported by the Women in Computer Science Club (WICS) at Westview High School and is taught mainly by current Computer Science major college students. High school students from WICS volunteer their time as well in order to create a relaxed environment in which every student's question can be answered. We traditionally have focused this camp on girls, however, moving forward, we have decided to focus on all underrepresented people in tech. This includes people who identify as Women, Black, Latinx, LGBTQ+, and Native American. We are in the process of updating our name to reflect our new focus but do not expect to finalize it until after camp this year.

This year, due to Covid-19, we will be going virtual! This means we will have limited spots as we will need to keep a low volunteer to student ratio. We expect to be able to have 30 students total participate this year.

Goal

In the small scale of Westview High School, the computer science classes consist of a male to female ratio of 7:1 and in the larger scale of the workforce, only 12% of engineers are female. Looking at race, ~8% and~7% of programmers are Black and Hispanic respectively. It is our goal to introduce underrepresented people to the world of computer science and teach them the basics of programming through the use of guest speakers from a variety of fields, and fun, interactive programming projects. After learning the basics, we hope they have the tools they need to continue their programming education through self-teaching or other programs, and maybe even develop a passion that will lead them to lessen the workforce gap.

How to Enroll

We have 2 ways to register for the SDGCC this year. 1/2 of our spots will be allocated to the first way and half of our spots will be allocated to the second way.

  1. Have the student fill out this application to possibly be selected for early registration. If selected, this will guarantee a spot in the camp. This application closes at 5:00pm PST July 12th.
  2. Participate in first come first serve signups beginning on July 15th at 12:00pm here on our website.

Enrollments are currently blocked. Please check back later!


Questions? Contact us at sdgirlscodingcamp@gmail.com!