2016 Girls in Science Camp

Application deadline extended until July 25th!!

Spend a week as a scientist! Perform experiments! Explore chemistry, electronics, and physics with Wesleyan professors this summer. Campers will meet college student mentors, learn about science careers, create scientific posters, and share what they learn with family and friends at a Science Showcase. 


Who: Girls going into Grades 4, 5, and 6 can apply (please no repeat campers so more girls can experience the program)

What: 2016 Green Street Girls in Science Summer Camp

Where: Green Street Teaching and Learning Center (51 Green Street, Middletown) and Wesleyan University Campus

When: August 1 - 5, 2016 from 8:30am-4:00pm each day with a Science Showcase on Friday at 4:30pm 

Why: A quote from one of our campers last year says it best - "At the beginning of camp, I thought science was just for boys. Now I know science is for girls too." 

Cost: $375 for the week with a  $50 non-refundable deposit upon acceptance to reserve the space. Breakfast and lunch are provided each day.

Scholarships - A limited number of full scholarships are available for free lunch students, partial scholarships may also be available. If you would like to request a scholarship, please write a letter to our director, Sara MacSorley, telling us how your daughter would benefit from this camp and why you currently need assistance along with documentation of your child’s free lunch status

Please fill out the application form here and return to Green Street with your scholarship letter if applicable. If you have any questions, call us at 860-685-7871. 

Once we confirm your child’s acceptance into the program, we will request your $50 deposit be sent to or dropped off at 51 Green Street, Middletown CT 06457.

To see what we did last summer, check out the 2015 Girls in Science Camp summary. Green Street education staff, biology professor Ruth Johnson, chemistry professor Erika Taylor, and physics professor Christina Othon designed the program. It was important for us to have the girls do real science and to expose them to a variety of careers in science along the way. We also worked with Green Street teaching artists to use art projects to reinforce science concepts – like the parts of a bacterial cell or the structures of insects. We learned about insects, life cycles, bacteria, DNA mutations, states of matter, non-Newtonian solids, light, and more. Did you know spiders aren’t technically insects? They have too many legs! The girls learned how to use scientific tools like lab notebooks, pipets, and microscopes. The girls set up experiments involving fruit fly diets and bacterial transformation of DNA. We spent a day in the science laboratories on the Wesleyan campus and had lunch with visiting scientists and engineers.

The Girls in Science Camp is possible thanks to a generous grant from the Petit Family Foundation