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Girl Scouts of WNY launch new summer camp programs

Posted: 9:09 PM, Mar 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-05 21:09:24-05

Summer is right around the corner and the Girl Scouts of Western New York are already prepping their summer curriculum. 

The Girl Scouts of Western New York are introducing GIRLbots to their summer camp programs. Campers will work with the organization, Engineering for Kids, to explore new skills and expose girls to careers in STEM, which stands for science, technology, engineering and math.

"STEM can be found in different aspects — it's not only in the classroom and the science lab it is also outdoors doing environmental studies or bringing robots to camp and doing it in a fun engaged environment," Janet DePetrillo, Director of Outdoor Programs, said

Girls ages 5-17 years old can register for summer camp and girls do not have to be a Girl Scout to attend camp.

Camps begins in July and run until August. 

The Girl Scouts of WNY are offering three camps: Camp Seven Hills/Lakeside in Holland, Camp Timbercrest in Randolph, and Camp Piperwood in Fairport. 

Other camp programs include: 

- Silly Scientists

- Camp Adventure Girl 

- Climbing Masters

- Scuba Diving Explorers

"The programs that we offer seem simple and base but its teaching kids independence and problem solving skills and communication skills by simply engaging with their peers," DePetrillo said.

For more information about Summer Camp and its' programs, click here.

 

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