Emily Pilloton, founder of Project H, just launched a summer camp for girls--this summer at REALM, an awesome design-focused charter school:
We are so excited to announce the launch of Studio G, our new design/build summer camp for girls ages 9-12! Registration is now open for two sessions in July in Berkeley, California.
More about Studio G:
WHO: Girls ages 9 to 12 years, maximum enrollment 20 girls per session (5:1 camper:counselor ratio)
WHERE: REALM Charter High School, 2020 Bonar Street, Berkeley, CA
WHEN: Two week-long sessions: July 8-12 (Wood), July 15-19 (Metal). Camp hours are 9am - 4pm.
WHAT: Studio G is a one-of-a-kind design and building summer camp for girls ages 9-12 that sparks creativity and curiosity through hands-on building, problem-solving, and meaningful making. Girls will cut plywood with a jigsaw, fuse metal with a welder, and create projects of personal and social relevance. Studio G's instructors are female architects, designers, creative educators, and graduates of our Studio H high school design/build program.
Integrating science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) skills, Studio G projects build confidence, grit, and the belief that everything is possible in life and in the world. Studio G camp "graduates" will be equipped to communicate audacious ideas through their creative voice, transform their communities through active building, and go forth confidently into higher education and careers in any field.
As an organization, we apply creativity and hands-on building to engage K-12 students in socially relevant, project-based education. Studio G is a complement and sister program to our in-school Studio H program at REALM Charter School, in which high school students design and build full-scale public architecture projects for community benefit.
Download more information (2013 Camp Guide - .pdf)
We are looking forward to strategically expanding our organization's programming to a new group of youth. We have already been working with middle school students this year and see huge potential for design and building to excite in them a sense of possibility and academic confidence. In particular, our middle school girls are wide-eyed and confident when given creative building tasks, and they carry this confidence into the rest of their school days and home life. Please help us to spread the word about Studio G. We hope to see you this summer!
Emily Pilloton, Founder and Executive Director