At the Tech Trek camp the girls are immersed in a world that empowers and encourages them to think about themselves as future scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and computer specialists.
Florida Tech Trek 2017
Sue Slone, Tech Trek Florida Camp Director, announced that the 2017 camp will again be held on the Palm Beach State College Boca Raton campus from June 11th – 17th.The girls, their counselors, camp teachers and other camp personnel will reside in one of the dorms on the adjacent campus of Florida Atlantic University. This year 64 girls who will enter the 8th grade in the fall of 207 have been invited to attend the week long camp.
Tech Trek Camp Funding
It takes approximately $1,000 per girl to hold the camp each year. Branches should solicit financial support from local corporations so the burden of financing the camp does not fall entirely on AAUW Florida members. To date the 2017 camp has received generous contributions from Arthrex, Inc., Florida Power and Light, Praxair, Susan Berlin, DDS, the Merrill G. and Emita E. Hastings Foundation, the Community Foundation of Sarasota’s AAUW Sarasota Branch Norma Heeps Fund, Sarasota’s Patterson Foundation, and the Charitable Foundation of AAUW Northern Palm Beach County. These individuals have also made very generous conttibutions to the Camp: Maria Ascencio, Susan Barley, Christine Brewer, Kathy Egolf, and Charlotte Tsoucalas.
Contributions, made payable to AAUW, should be sent to the Fundraising Coordinator, Tech Trek Florida 2017. Mail them to Post Office Box 2938, Jupiter, Fl 33468. Please include your branch name, if applicable, and your complete contact information so that we can thank you promptly for your generosity. All contributions are income tax deductible.
The 2017 camp activities will include workshops, hands on exploration, investigation, experimenting and learning about robots, aeronautics, geology, food chemistry, forensics, mathematical and engineering applications, computer simulation, and coding Apps, along with gaining insights into some of Florida’s environmental problems. STEM career professional women and role models participating in career night will talk about their careers, why they enjoy the work they do, and how exciting STEM careers can be. The girls attending the 2016 camp described their camp experiences as “awesome”, “extraordinary”, “exciting”, “incredible” and “a unique educational experience.
AAUW has been a leader in the effort to interest more young girls in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The first summer Tech Trek camp was held on the campus of California’s Stanford University in 1998. Now there are ten California camps and ten additional camps scattered around the United States. Thanks to very generous sponsors and supportive donors, families pay only a $50 fee to send a girl to camp so that girls from a wide range of backgrounds are able to attend. See below for donation information.
Support an 8th Grade Girl at the 2017 Tech Trek Camp
AAUW-FL Tech Trek is a science and math camp for girls
June 11 – 17, 2017
Palm Beach State College – Boca Raton FL
Every Contribution Will Make a Difference!
_______ $ 25 for one lab notebook and a flash drive
_______ $ 50 Covers lab supplies for one camper
_______ $ 80 Provides for camper’s cost for half a day
_______ $160 Covers a full day of camp for one girl
_______ $200 Will feed a camper for a week
_______ $300 Sponsors a STEM teacher for the week
_______ $500 Finances half the camp cost for one girl
_______ $1000 Sponsors a full week of camp for one girl
_______ $1000 Will fund the STEM professional women’s panel night
Make checks payable to AAUW
Write Florida Tech Trek 2017 on the memo
Mail this form and your check to:
Tech Trek Florida 2017
Post Office Box 2938
Jupiter, FL 33468
Contributions are tax deductible