How to Attend
All female students who attend the Camp G.O.A.L.S. for Girls 2013 summer program must meet the qualifications and must complete an interview with one of the Intrepid Education Staff. The robust student application is utilized to assess the student’s interests in math and science, writing and organizational, academic achievements, and social and leadership abilities. Once the student has completed the full application and assessments have been made, she may be asked to participate in the interview process. After the one-on-one interview with the Intrepid’s Education Staff, the student and her parent/guardian will be contacted as to her acceptance into the program. You can read more about the student application, interview process, and acceptances below.
This program derives its uniqueness from the real-world through engineering, environmental studies and awareness, as well as one-on-one mentoring with women established in the sciences. Participants work side-by-side with female professionals from various cultural institutions, government agencies, and community and global organizations. The camp promotes developing a positive sense of self and establishing lifelong friendships.
*Camper selection is not made on a first come-first-serve basis.
All female students must:
- Reside and attend a school located in the 5 boroughs of New York City (Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bronx, and Staten Island)
- be a rising 9th or 10th grader in the Fall of 2013 (current 8th or 9th grader)
- Attend a New York City school (female students that attend NYC Title 1 public schools are highly encouraged to apply and are given priority of assessment)
- Complete the full application, includes essay, copy of transcripts and teacher recommendation from Math or Science teacher (additional information/deadlines are noted within these documents)
Who do we want?
Once all the necessary qualifications are met, the Camp G.O.A.L.S. for Girls program encourages the following female students to apply:
- You really like math and science, but your current academic grades do not reflect your abilities
- You really like math and science, and your current grades reflect high academic achievement
- You are interested in learning more about the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields through hands-on exploration and discovery
- You enjoy working in teams, trying new things, making new friends
- You are interested in learning more about the many fields of math and science, including engineering and computer science
- You are able to commit to the full 6-weeks of summer fun and learning