As part of our standard health and safety operating procedures during camp, we work to reduce the spread of COVID through regular, rigorous hand washing and facility cleaning, as well as ensuring that campers or staff who are unwell stay home and get well.
Additionally, our camp staff will follow these daily protocols:. We are unable to provide extended day care without mixing staff and participants from different groups.
We look forward to offering this service again in future years. Unfortunately, our former location at JDS is under construction this summer so we are looking for alternative venues.
As soon as we have a finalized location for our Bellevue camps, we will update our website and registration. You will need to register your daughter for the grade she will be going into in the Fall of If your daughter is currently in 4th grade, she will enter camp as a 5th grader. Primary camps are for children in 1st to 3rd grade. Purple Level: These camps are great for campers entering 1st or 2nd grade, or 3rd graders who may need extra practice in their math skills Pink Level: These camps are best for campers entering 2nd or 3rd grade or for first graders who are academically advanced in math and ready to take on new challenges Intermediate camps are for children in 3rd to 6th grade Green Level: These camps are good for confident 3rd graders and are great 4th and 5th graders.
These camps may also be a nice fit for sixth graders who need extra practice with their math skills and would do well socially with younger students Blue Level: These camps are deed for 4th, 5th and 6th graders, though third graders who are advanced in their skills and ready for a challenge may also register if they will feel comfortable working with older children. If your 5-year old is currently in Kindergarten, register for any Purple primary camp so long as she will be six before July 6th.
These camps are a review of kindergarten material and preview first and second grade material. Some rising first graders do find the camp challenging, and that often depends on what their kindergarten experience was like. You can change to a different program or session at any time for no fee, except for the difference in program cost. Changes are subject to program or session availability. Please contact camp girlsrockmathematics.
If your child attended camp in a summer, the activities for camp this year will be different because she is girl rock games a new grade level and you can choose a camp with a different theme. The curriculum for the various grade levels are, for the most part, unique to each camp.
That being said, we have some activities we do every week, with every camp, at every grade level because we feel they are just that important! These include our non-math activities done in counselor circle-ups which focus on confidence building, friendship building and problem-solving, and activities around gender stereotypes and STEM careers.
We are a nut-free camp and ask that all campers bring their own nut-free lunches and snacks.
The morning and afternoon sessions cover the same overall theme, but the activities and projects may differ. In both sessions, campers will do hands-on math, games, art, stories, songs and more. Our curriculum is split between the morning and afternoon, ensuring that whether your child attends the am, pm or both, she will have a fabulous experience.
Each camp is supervised by a certified teacher. Our campers work in small groups with a counselor who is part of our Teen Leadership Program. Our Teen Leadership counselors and are never solely responsible for the campers and are supervised themselves throughout the day by the adult staff oversee all aspects of the program. The t-shirt shirt is a gift to you and we hope it helps build community among the campers, helps them create an identity as a "Girls Rock Math girl" and that girl rock games want to wear it.
It is not required to wear daily, but many of our campers want to wear it every day! If your daughter wants to wear it, then by all means, wear it! We want any family who is interested in attending Girls Rock Math to be able to. You can find more information here.
Our program is great for gifted, or advanced students. We offer opportunities to explore mathematics beyond arithmetic and computational skills. The math activities we do in camp are not those found in most textbooks, workbooks or school curriculum. As an enrichment program, we are providing additional math experiences for your. Strong math students enjoy working with s and shapes in new ways- observing and testing different applications for math work than they have probably experienced at school.
Our program does focus on grade-level math but we approach problems critically with an eye for creative problem-solving techniques.
Gifted students find pleasure in the various ways in which we explore mathematics, even if they have already mastered the "basics. We have strong and clear values of inclusion and equity: Girls Rock Math welcomes campers of every race, ethnicity, income level, sexual orientation, ability, gender identity, religion, or geographic location to us.
Our curriculum was created for children who identify as girls and is based on current research on the gender equity gap in STEM and best educational practices that promote confidence and enjoyment of STEM subjects. Our curriculum is "girl-centric. Bright, able, capable, serious, adventurous and strong!
We have had gender non-conforming and non-binary campers attend our program and thrive throughout the years. If your child wouldn't feel comfortable in a program with an emphasis on empowering girls, there are many other STEM programs in the Seattle area if you're interested in finding something else. Many of our math activities focus on critical thinking and problem solving, and don't require to have memorized her math facts, or know how to tackle every kind of problem.
We encourage girls to use what they already know in order to find solutions- we do not require everyone to use a specific method.
Girls learn from one another, and we focus on strategy sharing. There are many ways to find a solution, and creative thinking is encouraged. Girls who have grade-level skills, or have a reluctance toward math but no major learning disabilities do quite well. Campers who understand concepts but have not memorized facts also do great at camp, since memorization is not our focus.
It should be noted that we move at a fast pace, and cover a multitude of topics in a week. This can be challenging for some campers, despite the fact that we encourage all children to take their time. In our experience, reluctant math learners have had a blast at Girls Rock Math.
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For the best experience, please register your camper as follows: 2nd grade: Choose Purple 3rd grade: Choose Pink 4th, 5th or 6th grade: Choose Green Children who are quite behind may struggle girl rock games our program, as we are using grade-level standards as our basis. If you are looking for specific skill development over the summer beyond enrichment, check out the summer programs offered by The Hamlin-Robinson School and Morningside Academy.
Girls come to our camp with a range of abilities and school programs. Our goal is to provide an enriching experience that will help girls see themselves as competent, capable and able to take on challenges. We provide math experiences that help girls think about s and shapes in new ways- exploring the fascinating, playful and creative aspects of mathematics.
Testimonials from our families have demonstrated that their daughters are entering school in the fall more excited about math, willing to take on challenge, and are more confident when it comes to sharing ideas and participating in class.
That being said, it's unlikely that a week of camp will provide your child with enough math practice to boost her above grade level if she isn't already there. It's okay if your child can't be at camp on Friday or attend the full day on Friday. We won't offer a pro-rated price for missing a day and do encourage campers to attend the full week when possible. Especially because Friday is a spectacular day at Girls Rock Math! We have a Water Play Day at select locations. Our scavenger hunts review a lot of the learning done at camp, help develop team-work skills, and are exciting to do.
All camps have a special ceremony honoring the campers and counselors at the end of the week, and we do a culminating activity to help everyone see how GREAT it is to be a GIRL! Some parents have wondered why we change up the day so much on Fridays, especially since this is math camp. Our water play or scavenger hunt on Friday usually takes about the same amount time spent during our daily lunch recess. Playing in the water or doing a scavenger hunt is FUN, girls look forward to it, and it makes summer camp special.
We love and value play, just as much as we love and value math! Childhood is short, we only have so many days of warm weather a year, and after all, this is CAMP! That's a long story!
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The short version is that at Girls Rock Math we saw a need for more math enrichment created especially for girls. Using current research about girls and learning, we found that by integrating math into subject matter that's appealing to many girls, we could help enthuse more girls about their math learning at school.
As a classroom teacher, the founder of Girls Rock Math had seen much evidence of the passion for learning that comes from this kind of approach, and she sought out ways to bring these experiences to more children. Girls Rock Math was founded in and we had our first summer camp season in with one classroom at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center!
Our staff can work with children with special needs as long as we know in advance. If your child requires an aide or one-to-one support in school, girl rock games they will need to have an aide or trusted adult with them at camp as well.
Please see our Disclosure Policy for more information about serving campers with special needs. Frequently Asked Questions. Additionally, our camp staff will follow these daily protocols: All campers and staff must take part in a daily health screening and temperature check prior to ing camp for the day Social distancing is observed in all indoor and outdoor spaces All participants and staff are required to wear masks at all times except for when eating Staff wipe down all surfaces door handles, camper desks, lunch tables, etc.
We ask campers to avoid high-fives, handshakes and hugs and staff adjust games and celebrations to decrease person-to-person transmission. Ask campers to wash their hands or apply hand sanitizer upon arrival at camp in addition to staff overseeing the handwashing of every camper before and after snack and lunch, and after using the restroom. Provide information to all campers about the importance of handwashing, avoiding touching their faces, social distancing and covering coughs and sneezes.