Science: It's a Girl Thing



Session 1:JUNE 10-15, 2018. Grades 5 – 6 

Session 2: JUNE 17-22, 2018. Grades 7 – 12


Tuition: $585.

For more information please contact the IDEAL office.

Science: It's A Girl Thing is a residential camp for girls. The goals are to provide girls with strong role models and dispel myths and misconceptions about science and careers in science. Campers experience university life, hands-on classes and recreational activities. In the past we have offered classes ranging from Nano Energy to Animal Science. Since the purpose of SIGT is to allow girls to explore new fields in science we ask students to write a short biography and then we assign them to classes based on what we believe they would find interesting. This approach exposes girls to diverse topics in science and sparks interests that could lead to a lifelong career.

  • Provide young women with strong role models in the areas of science, math, and technology;
  • Spark and engage interest in science;
  • Educate young women on the various career paths within the industries of science, technology, engineering, and math; and
  • Introduce young under-represented girls to a collegiate experience.
  • Open to girls entering grades 5 - 12.

Additional Information


All classes are taught by experienced university or public school faculty and emphasize hands-on activities. Classes are interdisciplinary and allow campers to explore many aspects of STEM through the lens of a scientific discipline. Campers are assigned to two different classes before camp starts based on their autobiographical statement. You will participate in two STEM classes and will receive 12 hours of instruction in the morning class and 12 hours of instruction in the afternoon class. You will be assigned to two classes based on your statement. Please see list of potential classes being offered below to include in your statement. 

A Toxic World Animal Science & Food Technology Anatomy & Physiology
Atmospheric Science Chemical Engineering Chemistry
Computer Science Control Engineering Earth Science
Electrical Engineering Environmental Engineering 3D Design Engineering
Forensics Forensic Entomology GIS Mapping
In The Lab LEGO Robotics Life Science
Lightning Revolution Math Microbiology
Physics Physiology Seeking Black Gold

Room & Board

Students are housed on the Texas Tech campus. Housing is arranged by age and gender. Each student will have one roommate and may request a roommate (not guaranteed). Students will be supervised at all times by trained camp counselors. Daily meals are served by University Hospitality Services. Each student will receive a linen set/package that includes: Flat Sheet, Fitted Sheet, Blanket, Pillow & Pillow Case, 2 Towels, 2 Hand Towels, 2 Washcloths, Bath Soap, and Disposable Cup. No changes in linens provided during stay.

Registration Guidelines

Registration fee includes instruction, supervision, room and board, linen set/package, a camp t-shirt and evening recreation.