Yes, we already have an awesome Chicago STEM Camp Guide, but we’re aware that some parents prefer an all-girls environment for their daughters and want to make it easy for them to find the right one. Happily, there are several great options, but most girls-only STEM camps are offered on a limited basis, so don’t wait to book your sessions.
Why Choose an All-Girls STEM Camp?
If your girl is enthused about STEM, there’s no doubt summer camp is a great place to build her skills and knowledge alongside like-minded peers in a fun setting. But just as women are under-represented in technology and other areas of STEM, so too, girls tend to be under-represented at STEM camps. Being one of only a handful of girls in a larger program might not be a concern for you or your daughter, but some girls will speak up, participate and take the lead more in a single-sex environment. This not only has to do with a given girl’s comfort level, but also how skilled a counselor is at giving all campers a chance to share their voice and excel. [Read more…]