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Tech Trek Camp 2017

$5,515
110%
Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
60 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on August 01, at 11:59 PM EDT
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Tech Trek Camp 2017

How We Got Started

A wildly successful program in California for nearly twenty years that is now expanding nationally, Tech Trek is a chance to ensure that girls are engaged in STEM.  In 2015, 30 girls entering 8th grade, from Atlantic and Cape May Counties attended the week-long camp at Stockton University. In 2016, 60 campers from eleven counties throughout New Jersey attended; and 62 campers from twenty counties are attending this year!

Who We Are

Affiliated with the National American Association of University Women (AAUW), the first Tech Trek Camp in New Jersey was started by the Atlantic and Cape May County Branches of AAUW NJ, in 2015.  The camp has expanded to accept applicants throughout the state, with is led by the Atlantic and Cape May County branches as a major project of the AAUW NJ STEM Team, with strong support from several other branches located in central, northern, and southern New Jersey.  AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. 

How Can You Help?

In order to provide this one-of-a-kind experience at a low cost to campers, we rely on support from people like you to bring this experience to our community. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) sponsors this camp with a small challenge grant, which must be matched with philanthropic gifts and other grants. Although AAUW asks each girl to pay only $50, actual expenses for camp range between $1500-$2000 each for the entire week of activities including non-stop hands-on STEM activities, dormitory stay, all meals, food and exciting field trip opportunities. 

 

Levels
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$25

Laser Focused

This level provides all the materials for a camper to build and make dazzling Lissajous parametric equation designs come to life with her own laser.

$75

Field Trip Transportation

This level sends a camper for a half day insider's visit to the simulation labs and aeronautical research centers at the Federal Aviation Administration.

$100

Give 10 Commemorative T-Shirts

This levels covers the cost of 10 commemorative t-shirts for the students.

$250

Get the campers wet

This level covers all the expenses for all 62 of the campers to create seine nets that collect plankton and other fauna from beautiful Lake Fred to examine under microscopes.

$500

Workshops that Work

This level covers the expenses of hands-on workshops in biology, chemistry and computer labs for the entire week.

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