General Questions

  1. Which course should I register my daughter for?
    Our recommendation is for all girls to start with Foundations of Computer Science so they receive the foundational concepts; review our roadmap to see all current and future courses. 
  2. Do you provide snacks?
    Yes, we provide snacks for after-school and weekend courses.
  3. Do you offer scholarships?
    Yes, we offer need-based scholarships.  Please see our Course page for more information. 
  4. I'm interested in being an instructor.
    Information on applying to be an instructor is attached.
  5. Do you have any positions available?
    We are not hiring any positions at the moment, but are often looking for Course Assistants.
    Course Assistant Job Description

Summer Camp Questions

  1. Where is the camp held?
    Summer Camp 2106 will be held at the UMBC Campus at 1000 Hilltop Circle • Baltimore, MD 21250. The specific locations are not confirmed but we anticipate being in the Engineering and Information Technology Buildings.
  2. Does my daughter have to live in Howard County to attend camp?
    No, camp is open to all rising 3rd-6th grade girls in the area.
  3. Does my daughter need prior experience?
    No, there is no coding or robotics experience needed.
  4. Will summer camp be different than HowGirlsCode classes offered throughout the school year.
    Yes, the summer camp experience will be different and not a repeat of anything offered during the school year.
  5. What time do I need to drop off and pick up?
    Camp instruction will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will provide supervision from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. We recommend dropping off no later than 8:45 a.m. All girls must be picked up by 4 p.m.
  6. What is the schedule for the week?
    This is a tentative schedule for camp, subject to change.
  7. What should my daughter wear?
    They should dress comfortably with clothes that will work for yoga. We recommend tennis shoes since they will be walking throughout campus (yoga will be barefoot).
  8. What programming language are you using?
    We are using Tynker, https://www.tynker.com/ and Scratch, https://scratch.mit.edu. We like these platforms because they allow girls to code using blocks, which is great for younger girls who aren't adept at typing, and also transition to text-base coding as they become more experienced. See http://www.tynker.com/blog/articles/tynker/from-tynker-blocks-to-javascript/ for more information. As part of their registration fee, all girls will receive an individual license which will allow them to keep using Tynker after the camp is over so they can finish or review programming tutorials for as long as they want. Scratch is available on the web.