Design Connect Create

Physics Camp for Young Women

Virtual AccelerateHER Camp will provide a camp kit for each participant in order to offer an immersive, hands–on experience for female students who will be entering their first physics course in the fall.

Participants will discover their innate capacity to change themselves, their communities and the world. Flying pigs, rotocopters and design challenges will illustrate why STEM is relevant to everyday life.

  • Austin, Texas
  • Virtual camp
  • July 13-17, 2020
  • 9 AM - 3 PM
  • Rising 9th - 12th Grade Girls

What to Expect

Design Connect Create cultivates a culture where persistence is expected, curiosity is encouraged, risk is rewarded and creativity is applauded.

Get a Head Start

No pressure, just fun! You will form a deep understanding of fascinating physics concepts.

Design Challenges

Team up with your friends to compete in daily design challenges.

Make Friends

Working with girls just like you, together you'll solve cool problems.

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Guest Speakers

Learn about STEM careers from amazing women and build confidence to advance in science.

Explore STEM Careers

Explore high-demand, high-wage and exciting STEM careers

Hands-On Fun

Through interactive and engaging activities, you'll have fun and learn, too!

How does the application process work?

Verify Eligibility

This is a girls-only camp... So if that describes you, you attend the hosting school district, and you will be taking your first physics course in the fall of 2020, then this camp is FOR YOU!

Discuss with your Guardian

Your guardian will have to sign a consent waiver within the application process, so you'll need their support. Also, make sure you'll be able to get daily transportation arranged. 

Do you need information on the camp in a language other than English? If so, please contact us and let us know.

Gather Information for Application

You are going to need the following:
> Student contact information
> Student math and science course history
> Parent/Guardian contact information

Submit Application

Working with a guardian, click the "Apply Now" button and start the process. You'll be able to save your application and come back to it later, if needed.

After submission, the guardian will then receive an email with a verification link. Once verification is done, your application will be complete.

Mark Your Calendar

Save the date on your calendar and your guardian's! Also, make sure that you look out for emails or texts from us with critical information between now and the summer.

Invite Your Friends to Apply

Camp is better with friends! Encourage your classmates and friends to apply so that we can serve more girls like you!

Wait for Notification

We don't want to leave you hanging! In most cases, you'll be enrolled in just a few days. We just want to make certain that we are prioritizing access to those that meet the eligibility requirements. Be on the look out for the email notification, and a request to complete an online "pre-survey" - a requirement for participation.

What does the camp cost?

Donations and grants from individuals, corporations, and family foundations make it possible for us to offer participation in this camp, a $400 value, at NO-COST to the student.


Physics Camp

High School Girls
$ 0 With a Scholarship
  • 1 week virtual camp
  • Engaging and Hands-on Fun!
  • Inspiring Guest Speakers
  • T-Shirt, Journal, and Activity Guide
  • Apply to Earn a $65 gift card

Don't just take our word for it!

Hear from past campers about how much they enjoy Design Connect Create Camps. 

Check out our camp highlight videos, and see what sort of fun you’ll have while learning!

You can earn a TI Graphing Calculator

  • Submit essay during registration

PROMPT: Explain two or more ways in which earning a TI graphing calculator would support your educational goals. Response must be at least a full paragraph with complete sentences.

  • Attend all 10 days of camp
Earn a TI Graphing Calculator

Field Trip Fridays!

We are working to get all of our fields trips arranged. Stay tuned for updates on where you’ll get to visit and explore.

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