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Squirrel Girls Tech Camp teaches young girls new technology in NEPA in July and August

Squirrel Girls Tech Camp teaches young girls new technology in NEPA in July and August
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From a press release:

NEPA BlogCon, the region’s only blogging and social media conference, has announced the locations and dates for this year’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education day camp, Squirrel Girls Tech Camp. Squirrel Girls Tech Camp offers the opportunity for girls in grades 4-6 to explore STEM topics in an encouraging, creative, and confidence-building environment.

July 18-22: Monroe County at East Stroudsburg University (200 Prospect St., East Stroudsburg)
Aug. 1-­5: Luzerne County at the Wilkes-Barre THINK Center (7 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre)

The curriculum incorporates a variety of media and hands­-on activities, including lessons on computer science and programming, animation, game creation, digital music, robotics, Internet safety, graphic design, and digital etiquette. The fun-filled, engaging, and educational experience at camp continues on with additional software to keep creating and building at home.

The camp will be open to 25 registrants in Monroe County and 50 registrants in Luzerne County, at a cost of $50 per child. A limited number of scholarships are available for families unable to pay the registration fee, thanks to the generous support of NEPA BlogCon attendees and sponsors. Scholarship applications, as well as registration details and forms, are available on the NEPA BlogCon website.

Squirrel Girls Tech Camp also has opportunities for volunteer instructors and Tech Camp assistants. For more information on how to volunteer, as well as information about the camp, visit

SGTC is co-­sponsored by TecBridge, a regional collegial organization that collaboratively strives to create and embrace entrepreneurial opportunities with the purpose of growing technology and biotechnology wealth within Northeastern Pennsylvania. Other 2016 partners include the Greater Wilkes­-Barre Chamber of Commerce, Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18, and East Stroudsburg University.

NEPA BlogCon will hold its fifth annual conference on Saturday, Oct. 15 at Penn State Worthington Scranton. It is designed to bring together bloggers of all experience levels, as well as those interested in marketing, social media, creativity, leadership, and branding. Each year, NEPA BlogCon draws hundreds of attendees to the region from blog local communities and the tri­-state area. A non­profit event co­-sponsored by TecBridge, all proceeds from NEPA BlogCon support the growth of Squirrel Girls Tech Camp in the region.