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Summer Camp 2011 Sneak Peek



Girlstart is hosting its thirteenth year of award-winning week-long summer day camps in science, technology, engineering and math for girls entering the 3rd through 10th grades! Girls entering the 6th-8th grades are eligible for regular camps. Junior camps are for girls entering the 4th-5th grades. Mini camps are for entering 3rd graders and the high school camp is for entering 9th-10th graders.

Regular and junior camps are one week long, Monday through Friday, from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Parents may drop off campers at 8am and pickup is by 5pm.

Mini camps are half-day one week long, Monday through Friday, from 9:00am-12:30pm. Parents may drop off at 8:30am and pick up by 1:00pm.

High school camp is one week long, Monday through Friday, from 9:30am-4:45pm. Parents may drop off girls at 9:00am and pickup by 5:00pm.

For more information and registration details visit http://www.girlstart.org JANUARY 3rd!

Summer Camp 2011

Designer Girl
Regular Camp 6th-8th
(June 6-10, June 13-17)
Explore how engineering is all around us, from skyscrapers to runways. Uncover the world of high-tech fashion, solar energy, robotics and more. Campers will also construct a thrilling amusement park ride and draft a 3D design model.

Tropical Paradise
Junior Camp 4th-5th
(June 20-24, June 27-July 1)
Jaguars, manatees, gorillas, creepy crawlers and more! Over 15,000 animals and plants inhabit a bustling rainforest. Campers will journey through the colorful layers of this mystifying environment.

Water Works
High School 9th -10th
(July 11-15)
You’re the engineer as you program your robot to save the day. Discover how robotics are changing the world. Girls will work together to design the ultimate underwater vessel.

Camp Hermione
Regular Camp 6th-8th
(July 18-22, July 25-29)

Junior Camp 4th-5th
(Aug 1-5, Aug 8-12)
Calling all muggles! Channel your inner Hermione Granger as you unlock Hogwarts’ science secrets. Campers will create their own online TriWizard Tournament game and design a virtual Gryffindor dorm room.

Motion in the Ocean
Mini Camp 3rd
(July 25-29, Aug 1-5)
Dive in to uncover the wonders of the sea! Penguins, dolphins, starfish and more underwater secrets revealed. Explore the exciting world of a marine biologist and create an online game featuring your favorite sea animal.

December 7, 2010 at 9:41 pm Leave a comment

Spy Kids

FREE SCREENING OF SPY KIDS

Saturday, July 3rd @ 3pm

Texas Spirit Theater at The Bob Bullock

Admission is FREE!

Don’t let the rainy weather dampen your holiday weekend!  Join Austin Film Festival and The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum for a special screening of SPY KIDS with producer Elizabeth Avellán in attendance!

Elizabeth Avellán, producer of SPY KIDS and Girlstart’s Expanding Your Horizons keynote speaker will be in attendance.

Some of the world’s most important spies are disappearing and former spies Gregorio and Ingrid Cortez are worried. While searching for the demented children’s show host who has captured their former colleagues to transform them into creatures for his program, they go missing and the mission is handed to the only two people who have chance at saving the day…their children.


July 2, 2010 at 6:48 pm Leave a comment

Summer Fun at Girlstart!

REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED!

There are spaces still available in Motion in the Ocean, Girlstart Clinic and Junior Medic!

Register NOW at www.girlstartcamp.org.

May 21, 2010 at 9:52 pm Leave a comment

$25 Summer Camp Discount

Top 10 Reasons Your Daughter will LOVE Summer Camp…

10. Yummy snacks everyday
9. She gets an awesome camp t-shirt!
8. Guest speakers with cool jobs
7. Fun counselors
6. Comfy bean bag chairs
5. Exploring new things and activities
4. Crazy games she’ll love to play
3. New friends from all over
2. Great memories that last a lifetime!
1. All girls… All fun… All day!!

Take advantage of our $25 Summer Camp Early Registration Discount!

* Discount ends tonight, March 22nd, at 11:59pm.


March 22, 2010 at 7:13 am Leave a comment

National Women’s History Month

March is the 30th Anniversary of the National Women’s History Project. The theme for the 30th anniversary is Writing Women Back into History! Girlstart has highlighted just a few influential women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) below.

In 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell graduated from Geneva Medical College and became the first woman to receive an M.D. (Doctor of Medicine) degree from an American Medical School.  With her sister, Dr. Emily Blackwell, and Dr. Marie Zakrzewska, Blackwell founded the New York Infirmary for Women and Children.

Going into college, Dr. Virginia Apgar knew that she wanted to become a doctor.  After trying out being a surgeon for a while, Apgar entered the realm of anesthesiology.  In 1952, through her research in obstetrical anesthesia that she developed the “Apgar Score,” the internationally known measurement of a newborn’s chance of survival.

In 1973, Shirley Jackson became the first African American woman to earn a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) in physics.  She was later appointed head of Nuclear Regulatory Commission under President Bill Clinton.  In 1999, Jackson became the first female and first African American President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

In 1983, Sally Ride became the first U.S. woman in space.  Dr. Ride graduated from Stanford University with a doctorate degree in Physics in 1978.  On June 18, 1983, Dr. Ride was a mission specialist on the STS-7 where she spent 147 days in space.

Under the George Bush Presidency in 1990, Dr. Antonia Novello became the first female and first Hispanic Surgeon General. As surgeon general, Novello worked to improve the awareness of the health of young people, women, and minorities.

March 15, 2010 at 9:38 pm Leave a comment

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Explore UT

Join University of Texas students, faculty, and staff this Saturday, March 6th from 11am-5pm, for a day filled with fun, discovery and friendship!

The Biggest Open House in Texas!

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March 4, 2010 at 9:59 pm Leave a comment

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