What happens at Tech Trek doesn’t stay at camp. Girls take home skills, confidence and inspiration that fuels a lifelong interest in STEM fields. Teachers and volunteers make amazing memories and ongoing mentoring relationships with the campers. Read about the expansion from 30 to 60 girls, as reported by the Ocean City Sentinel and the Press of Atlantic City, and about the 62 girls who attended our 2017 camp in the Press of Atlantic City.
AAUW’s Tech Trek program at Stockton enjoys the natural beauty of nearly 2,000 acres of Pinelands National Reserve land, with lakes, forests, and state-of-the-art science facilities, all within walking distance of the university dorms where campers stay.
Generally, camp planning begins in August each year, via emails to all New Jersey schools with a 7th grade from October-February. Educators may nominate one girl per school, who then applies online with family assistance and a written essay. AAUW volunteer committees in all 21 counties review the nominations, applications, and schedule in-person interviews to make final camper selections. See the FORMS link for more information.
Stockton Tech Trek campers visualize “big data” inside the geodome, examine their catch from nearby coastal waterways, and mix tie dyes in the chemistry lab. All activities, trips, meals, overnight accommodations, and supplies are included for just $50 per camper.