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Cyber Girlz

UW-Whitewater CyberGirlz

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CyberGirlz is a two day camp designed for incoming 7th and 8th grade girls who are interested in learning more about computer technology. Campers are instructed by a combination of UW-Whitewater staff, students and IT professionals and participate in a number of fun activities which will introduce topics ranging from digital video to programming and game design.   This camp is available to girls entering grades 7-8 in Fall 2020.

Date: Tuesday, July TBA - Wednesday, July TBA, 2021

Limited to the first 40 registrants.


Register Online Opens Soon!

Registrations accepted online until noon TBA. We do accept walk up registrations, if not sold out. Walk-up registration will be available to download here after the online registration closes.

Fee: 2019 - $18; 2020 TBA

Scholarship:  Are available to those with special circumstances.  Indicate your circumstance in the registration and check  REQFULLSCHOLAR to request a full scholarship or REQHALFSCHOLAR to request a half scholarship at check out.  Scholarship requests cannot be applied after you register and pay.  You will be notified by July 1, 2020 via email if you have been awarded a scholarship.  

Fees Include

The fee covers lunch, flash drive, instruction, a t-shirt* and insurance.

*T-shirts are guaranteed if registered by TBA.


All registrant accounts must be paid in full three weeks (21 days) prior to the start of event. Registrants with outstanding balances after payment is due in full are subject to being removed from the event roster without refund. Please contact Continuing Education Services at prior to this deadline if extenuating circumstances prevent you from completing a payment.

In the event of a cancellation, Continuing Education Services should be notified no later than 21 days before the start of the event session in order to receive a refund, less 20% administrative fee. Cancellation request received less than 21 days from the start of camp will receive a refund minus 50% late cancellation fee of event cost. Cancellations due to medical reasons will receive a full refund, less the 20% administrative fee, if the cancellation is requested and medical documentation is provided prior to the start of event. Valid medical cancellations must include a signed letter from a licensed physician to qualify. NO REFUNDS will be given for withdrawal due to early departures, disciplinary reasons or no show after the event has started.

All cancellation requests must be submitted to; provide registrant’s name, camp and medical documentation, if applicable. Refunds will be returned to name an address of payer.

We reserve the right to cancel any event due to low enrollment; in such as case, all fees paid will be refunded.

Received an Award, Sponsorship or Discount?

For those participants who will be receiving a sponsorship to attend this event: Register and use the promo code your sponsor gave you. The sponsorship will be deducted from your invoice.  Any remaining balance remains the participant's responsibility. Any cancellations will result in the sponsorship funds being returned to the supporting organization.

Any qualifying discounts given by the event will not be applied after you have paid in full. Be sure to use the promo code at check out to receive your discount. You will be charged if you do not qualify for requested discount at the start of event.

A processing fee will be assessed if a refund is issued due to overpayment on your account.

Questions, received an award/scholarship without a promo code or want to use two promo codes? Please call Continuing Education Services at 262-472-3165 or email

Want to Sponsor a Registrant?

You can sponsor a registrant and cover all or partial fees. We have received requests in the past from schools, companies, organizations, friends and family members that would like to send their chosen registrant to a specific event. If you would like to sponsor a registrant, you can request a promo code that you may give to your chosen registrant. Click here for more details.

Confirmation Emails

Once you register a confirmation email will be sent to your email account. Contact if you do not receive this confirmation email. Historically email accounts used from and are blocked from receiving notifications from us or may end up in your spam folder. You are able to register using these accounts; however, you will not receive emails from us. Please make sure you have a working email address on file with us to be able to receive important announcements and updates about this event.

Info Packet

Pre camp information will be available on this website three weeks prior to the start of camp. Pre camp information includes medication requirements (complete only if taking meds at this event), parking details, check-in and out times with locations, confirmed daily schedule, mailing address for camper mail, what to bring and other important information you will need to know before attending camp. If any medical information changes, it is your responsibility to notify Continuing Education Services at

Info Packet Available 3 weeks prior to event


On the first day of camp, each girl will receive a camp bag, t-shirt, flash drive (for saving all of the projects she works on), pen and one or more goodies (i.e., stickers, water bottle, etc.). Campers are expected to wear their camp t-shirt both days. That helps us to keep track of them. Please make sure your daughter knows this and wears clothing that will enable her to change into her t-shirt easily.

The girls will be both inside and outside during the camp. The buildings on campus can be cold in the summer. The computer labs even colder because of the need to keep the equipment cool. Consider having your daughter dress in layers (but, remember, she will be wearing her camp t-shirt) and having her bring a sweatshirt or sweater. Also, in case of rain, provide a poncho or small umbrella.

Email/Google Accounts

Some of the software that we use during the camps is Internet-based and requires the creation of an account. Account creation is based on e-mail addresses. It is NOT necessary to have or bring an email address, but without an email address, the camper may not be able to access their work after the camp ends. Some girls prefer to create their own accounts so that they can access them from home. If your daughter would like to create her own personal accounts, please have her bring an e-mail address that she can use. School email addresses usually work just fine and are typically compatible with Google-based online sites (i.e., App Inventor, which is a tool the 6th graders will use).

CyberGirlz Open House

On the second day there will be a short open house for the parents of all campers from 3:15 - 3:30 p.m. in Timmerman Auditorium, after which, the parents can visit the campers in their labs so that the campers can share what they have been doing. The parent open house is completely optional. RSVPs are NOT necessary. If you can make it, just show up!

Acceptable Use Policy

The safety of your daughter as well as the other campers is important to us. We are well aware of the concerns that many parents have regarding the use of technology, in particular the Internet. It is our expectation that all campers will use the technology appropriately and for educational purposes. If you haven’t already, please review the CyberGirlz Acceptable Use Policy with your daughter and bring a signed copy of this policy to camp on the first day.

Check in and Orientation

Registrants must check in at the location mentioned in the Info Packet. Parents/guardians are invited to visit with staff members and ask any last minute questions. 

Arrival/Departure Outside the Event Scheduled Time

If your schedule results in you arriving after the designated check-in or before check-out time, please indicate in your registration the time you will arrive/depart in the “Special Need/Comments” field or email, if changes happened after you registered. On the day of arrival to campus, check the schedule in the Info Packet to see where the group will be at the time of your arrival. Please call the staff number listed in the Info Packet if you have any questions the day you arrive. If there are questions prior to camp, please contact

Frequently Asked Questions

We receive many questions from registrants and guardians.  Click here to review our frequently asked questions about summer camps.

Driving Directions

Directions to the campus can be found online by clicking here. A campus map can be found here. Campus building addresses can be found here.


Parking details will be available in the Info Packet.  Notice: All campus parking lots require a parking permit.  Failure to follow parking regulations will result in a fine.  More information is available on the Visitor Center website.

Terms & Conditions

By registering for an event, you agree to our Registration Terms and Conditions. UW-Whitewater will hold all registrants responsible for their conduct.  Serious misconduct or disruption will lead to immediate dismissal from event.  Registrants dismissed from the event will not receive a refund.  Please review the Terms and Conditions for more details.

Be aware that we recommend that all portable electronic devices be left at home, but ultimately it is your decision. We know that parents and children value the ability to be able to call each other at a moment's notice.  For that reason, we do not prohibit cell phones at camp, but ask that cell phone use does not interfere with the event and other participants.  Parents are responsible for setting clear guidelines for cell use with their child.  We will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.

What Will Campers Do?

Registrants will be divided by grade level to complete activities. Sample topics are listed below:

  • Build and Program a Robot
  • Build a Website
  • Design a Snapchat Geofilter
  • Breakdown and Repair a Computer
  • Build a Minicomputer
  • Build a Computer Game
  • Create a YouTube Web Show
  • Make a Digital Movie
  • Write Music and Pictures with Code


Registrants are encouraged to have their own health insurance as accident insurance provided by the University is limited. Each registrant will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $10,000. Insurance does not cover pre-existing injuries and is for accidents only. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee.

Special Notice

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.

If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.

By registering for this event you understand that the University may take photographs and or videos of event participants and activities. You will be required to agree at the time of registration that the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater shall be the owner of and may use such photographs and or videos relating to the promotion of future events.  You will relinquish all rights that you may claim in relation to use of said photographs and/or videos.  Any media shared with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on social media or use of its hashtags grants the University use to media for any purpose.