The GEMS Camp, Incorporated is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.
Designed by the Garrison company
The GEMS Camp is a holistic STEM program designed to help urban girls shine with guidance from industry professionals.
Our mission is to build confidence in urban teen girls in five core areas we call the 5 Karat Gems - Academics, Creativity, Leadership, Service and Career - so that they will be successful in STEM studies and careers.
At The GEMS Camp we have a great team of industry professionals with a heart to help interested girls be adequately prepared for STEM studies and careers . Our founder, Board and Advisory Council work hard to make sure that The GEMS Camp delivers a one-of-a-kind memorable experience for all camp participants.
Our Summer Experience is where it all begins, girls in grades 7-9 are introduced to the 5 Karat Gems in our 8-week Saturday camp. Girls begin to begin to build life-long bonds with other girls, mentors, and instructors in an engaging learning environment while being exposed to challenging topics in math and science.
Our School Year Experience begins the transitional experience for our 9th grade summer camp graduates. Girls continue to deepen the foundational principles of the 5 Karat Gems by applying them to real life as they navigate through through high school. Girls participate in campus leadership, community involvement, job shadowing, and academic studies.
The 5 Karat Gems Curriculum is the centerpiece of our program. Girls build confidence by previewing select math and science in the summer so they can be ahead when the school year begins. They also participate in STEM projects and network with volunteer STEM women from the local community. Last, gems undergo leadership and character development led by trained, highly qualified high school and college girls.
We partner with individuals and organizations to achieve the mission of The GEMS Camp. Dynamic high school and college girls can apply to our 5K Leadership Program to serve as mentors. Female STEM Leaders can apply to our 5K Speakers Bureau Program. Individuals and organizations can join our 5K Club by making financial contributions at any level.
It's time to shine; apply for camp today!