Working both individually and in teams, girls will spend the week designing, creating, and making various projects that incorporate all of the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) disciplines. Participants will be able to take home everything that they build.
A camp to develop your daughter's imagination, problem-solving, engineering and design-thinking skills.

Basic Information

Burke’s will be offering an all-girl Maker summer camp this year. Registration costs $450 for the week; please note, lunch is not provided.

  • Dates: Monday, June 20 through Friday, June 24
  • Registration is open to rising fourth- through seventh-grade girls
  • Camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with afternoon extended care available from 3-4:30 p.m. for an additional fee of $50.
To be able to provide individualized support and instruction, the session will be limited to 30 participants, accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Last year’s camp filled up quickly — we encourage you to register early!

Registration will open on February 1. Registration will happen in two phases: Current Burke’s students, register by May 31. Open registration will begin on June 1, 2016.

About the Program

Your daughter will experience hands-on investigation and discovery for girls in Burke’s state-of-the-art science labs overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Golden Gate Bridge.
In order to receive a full refund on any summer class or camp, cancellations must be received no later than 24 hours before the class or camp starts.

About the Instructor

Susan Deemer is the Upper School Makery Facilitator at Burke's. Prior to that, taught middle school physical science for 19 years (the last 16 of which were at Burke's). In 2005, she was one of three finalists for the Presidential Excellence Award in Math and Science Teaching, and she earned National Board Certification in 2011. She is the co-facilitator of Burke's curriculum council and a three-time National Science Olympiad coach. Susan uses hands-on demonstrations, design thinking and inquiry-based projects to spark student interest and curiosity about the complexities of science that require abstract thinking.
Financial assistance is available for students receiving tuition assistance at Burke's. Please contact Jerry Mullaney for more information.
Burke's mission is to educate, encourage and empower girls. Our school combines academic excellence with an appreciation for childhood so that students thrive as learners, develop a strong sense of self, contribute to community, and fulfill their potential, now and throughout life.

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An independent K–8 school for girls
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