AccelerateHER Camp
in partnership with
Parish Summer

This summer day camp from Design Connect Create is an immersive experience for female high school students.  Flying pigs, design challenges and guest appearances by female STEM professionals create a fun, thought-provoking and confidence-boosting experience for girls.

What to Expect

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

Activities include:

  • charting a path through a maze
  • calculating the speed of a flying pig
  • discovering the topology of a complex circuit
  • riding a hovercraft to understand the principles of momentum
  • creating experiments to chart velocity
  • using paint to understand the optics of light
  • field trips to a local corporation and university
  • mentoring from leading industry experts and unique career exploration opportunities 

Get a Head Start

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

Field Trips

Visit a high-tech company and/or university engineering department.

Make Friends

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

Design Connect Create

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

Experiential Fun

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

How does the application process work?

Verify Eligibility

This is perfect for rising 9th - 12th grade girls who are interested in STEM or want to develop and interest in STEM. If that describes you, and you haven't taken physics yet, then this camp is FOR YOU!

Discuss with your Guardian

Your guardian will have to sign a consent form, 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
> Student Allergies and Medical information

Make a Payment

You must at least make a deposit to complete this form. You'll need your order number from the processed payment.

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. Be on the look out for the email notification, and a request to complete an online "pre-survey" - a requirement for participation.

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 to see what sort of fun you’ll have while learning!