Faces and Places: NapaLearns Hosts GIRL Camp

Girls tumble out of bed early to be at robotics camp over summer vacation

Napa Valley Register
Published on July 8, 2018

Thirty-eight seventh- and eighth-grade girls from nine different schools in Napa County participated in the NapaLearns sponsored C-STEM GIRL (Girls In Robotics Leadership) Camp that focused on coding, robotics, and leadership skills at Napa Valley College in June.

The camp was designed to motivate middle school girls to learn computing and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts based on the UC Davis robotics curriculum.

Participating schools included American Canyon, Blue Oak, Harvest, Redwood, River, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Silverado Middle Schools, as well as, the Napa Valley Language Academy and St. Vincent Ferrer School. Camp participants had access to computers, iPads, and robots provided by NapaLearns, and the camp included lunch each day, a guided tour of NVC, plus a field trip to UC Davis for tours of its campus and engineering labs. Offered on a first come, first served basis, the camp was free of charge.