Norwich offers Girls Summer Inventors Camp


June 23, 2016

Norwich University is offering a day camp for motivated Middle School girls interested in making and learning from Norwich faculty on constructing habitable structures; garment design; design engineering; coding & cryptography; and digital electronic musical instruments.

Held August 1-5, students will be taught by faculty in the College of Professional Schools and may enroll for three or five days. A free GMTA bus is available to and from campus from Montpelier, with stops at Shaw’s and People’s Bank.

Cost to participate is $75 for a three-day session and $100 for the five-day session. Scholarships are available. To apply for a scholarship, please email Tamela Browning at

Browning is a local engineer serving as the logistical camp counselor and will take girls to and from the Norwich campus on the bus and lead girls at lunch and transition times. Students are responsible for bringing a packed lunch to campus.

The idea for the camp was born out of a desire expressed in the central Vermont community for more tech opportunities for local girls.

“This is an exciting program for Central Vermont girls. It gives them exposure to maker skills and technology,” Architecture Professor Danny Sagan said. “Norwich has all the expertise, and the program advances (Norwich founder) Captain Partridge’s mission of hands-on learning.”

To register, please email the following information by Friday, July 15, to

  • Session Choice with Student’s Name, Address, and Date of Birth
  • Grade in Middle School and Name of School
  • Parent or Guardian’s Name and Address and Emergency Contact Information

Session I (3 days): Monday, August 1 – Wednesday, August 3: Habitable Structures, Garment Design and Design Engineering

Session II (3 days): Wednesday, August 3 – Friday, August 5: Design Engineering, Coding & Cryptography and Digital Electronic Instruments

Session I + II (5 days): Monday, August 1 – Friday, August 5: includes all five listed workshops

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) 

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