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"This camp is awesome! The staff did an amazing job keeping the girls interested and learning new concepts, ideas, future career options. I am so grateful she was given the opportunity to participate in G2CS. Something she will remember always."

— 2012 Parent

CAMPERS: 7th- and 8th-grade girls
WHEN: Monday, June 17, 2013 — Friday, July 12, 2013, weekdays and one overnight
WHERE: Pacific University, Forest Grove Campus
COST: Free!

G2CS Summer Camp and Community—Parents' Role

Educators and experts confirm what parents know: kids need support and encouragement to take risks, work hard, overcome failure, and, ultimately, succeed. Parents play a key role in helping kids do well. When it comes to encouraging girls to engage with science, technology, and math, there are lots of ways parents can help. G2CS, an innovative approach to developing girls' interest in computer science, will help you champion your daughter's achievements.

Cost & Schedule

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THIS CAMP IS FREE! G2CS will pay for public transportation to and from Pacific University, meals, field trips, and an overnight stay in Seattle.

With the exception of the Seattle trip, G2CS is a day camp only. The camp meets weekdays June 17 to July 12 from approximately 9:30 to approximately 3:30. There is no camp on weekends and on July 4th. Campers must attend all four weeks of camp.

Opening Reception

At the beginning of the G2CS summer camp, parents are invited to attend an opening reception on Sunday, June 16, 2013. You will be given a tour of the facilities and an overview of the camp philosophy, schedule and activities. Faculty from Pacific University, the creators of G2CS and the hosts of the camp, will also present information about what parents can do to support a child's interest in science in general and computer science in particular.

Closing Banquet

Parents are also invited to attend an evening banquet on Friday, July 12, the last day of the camp, when G2CS campers will present the work they have done over the course of the camp.

Logistics

Transportation

G2CS will provide a TriMet bus pass to each camper. Undergraduate students from Pacific University who are assisting at the camp will meet middle school campers at the bus stop in Forest Grove in the mornings, and walk them to the bus stop at the end of the camp day. Use the TriMet Trip Planner to plan your trip.

Food

All food will be provided while the girls are at camp. We will provide lunches and snacks.

Clothing

There will be team building and physical activities held during the lunch hour. Campers should bring suitable clothing and shoes.

Waivers

The liability waivers are all part of the registration packet that the parents will fill out at the opening reception. We will need medical liability forms, emergency contacts, media waiver forms, and so on.

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