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Michigan Women's Foundation's Camp Moxie

June 20, 2017 - June 23, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Students accepted: Completed 9th- 12th grades

This is a day program. Applicant will be expected to provide his or her own transportation to and from campus.

The Michigan Women's Foundation's Camp Moxie is an empowering 4-day leadership adventure with a STEM focus for girls in grades 9-12 who want to make a difference in their school, community and world. Camp Moxie is your chance to explore your interests and talents, build confidence and strengthen leadership skills. Make lasting personal friendships while cultivating valuable professional relationships. And have fun, too! Camp Moxie is also where girls take steps to unleash the leader within!

At Camp Moxie, girls will:

  • Discover themselves, their passion and find their voice. 
  • Connect with women who have started businesses, won and lost elections, and smashed the glass ceiling.
  • Take Action by creating a vision for change, then leading and supporting others to work hard to bring that vision to life.

Architectural Design Camp

June 26, 2017 - June 30, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Students accepted: Completed 9th- 12th grades

This is a day program. Applicant will be expected to provide his or her own transportation to and from campus.

This educational and innovative program is a one-week commuter camp for students interested in gaining exposure to the world of architecture. Students will be introduced to fundamental concepts of architecture, design, and engineering. Each student will complete a small design project within a studio environment guided by architecture faculty and recent graduates. Click here for more information.

Digital Media Design Summer Camp

June 26, 2017 - June 30, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Students accepted: Just completed 9th – 12th grades

This is a day program. Applicant will be expected to provide his or her own transportation to and from campus.

The Digital Media Camp is also a one-week commuter camp. Students on this track will be introduced to fundamental concepts of design, graphics, and digital video, while working both independently and in tandem with the architectural design studio. Click here for more information.

Michigan Council of Women in Technology’s (MCWT) Camp Infinity

June 26, 2017 - June 30, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Students accepted: Ages 9-13

This is a day program. Applicant will be expected to provide his or her own transportation to and from campus.

Camp Infinity is a weeklong 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. MCWT Foundation created it to address the primary reasons girls lose interest in technology: confidence, social relevance, and social (peer) acceptance. 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. During lunch, professionals from leading area companies meet with the girls and encourage them to continue learning about technology. Access to role models like these reinforces the rewards and opportunities a career in technology can bring. Click here for more information.

STEPS Summer Program

July 10, 2017 - July 21, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Students accepted: 9th- 11th grades

This is a day program. Applicant will be expected to provide his or her own transportation to and from campus.

Science Technology Engineering Preview Summer camp for girls is a two-week commuter camp that introduces girls to the exciting world of engineering, science, and robotics. Campers participate in activities that give them hands-on experiences similar to those of a college engineering student. STEPS is an opportunity for girls to learn more about what engineers do. Outstanding instructors who have extensive backgrounds in engineering, technology and science, teach the activities.

Program participants will build and program a robot, while gaining an understanding of manufacturing techniques, robotic control systems, circuits, and sensors. Click here for more information.

Design Thinking Summer Program

July 10, 2017 - July 21, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Students accepted: 9th - 12 grades

This is a day program. Applicant will be expected to provide his or her own transportation to and from campus.

Students will learn to innovate everyday products and processes in an immersive, hands-on experience. Under the guidance of world-class engineering faculty, students will work in teams on a daily creative exercise as well as learn and apply the principles of Design Thinking. Through field trips to museums, students will see how innovation and creative principles improved human life through history. Click here for more information.

CyberPatriot Summer Camp

The Center for Cyber Security & Intelligence Studies will co-sponsor a new summer camp, AFA CyberCamps, for junior and senior high school students interested in cybersecurity, operating systems and computer networks. Many students who attend AFA CyberCamps go on to join a CyberPatriot National Defense Competition team during the school year. The camp will be held July 30 through Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Jane & Walter O. Briggs Building on the McNichols Campus. Register online before Saturday, July 15. For more information, contact Center for Cyber Security & Intelligence Studies Director Tamara Shoemaker at shoematl@udmercy.edu.

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