Not Your Typical TechSummer Camp - GeekSquad/Girl Scouts — 

WHAT:

Best Buy’s Geek Squad continues its quest to demystify technology and nurture innovation, this time empowering middle- and high-school level students from Iowa!

The Geek Squad Summer Academy program™, now in its 6th year, is a community-supported tech camp during which local Geek Squad Agents join forces with Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa to engage young people in a multi-day experience teaching them to use technology to spark their inner creativity and nurture innovation.

The Tech Immersion Session also aligns with Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa’s STEM Initiative, which aims to spark girls’ interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa’s goal is to help build and reinforce girls’ interest in STEM, to support their continued involvement as they reach critical decision-making points, and to achieve parity in these fields.

WHY:

The Geek Squad Summer Academy program is unique for bringing knowledge to youth in their communities, rather than the other way around. Tailored for students in Iowa, camp sessions will feature customized modules that dive deep into computers, smart phones, MP3 players and other devices so students literally get into the guts of the technology they use every day.

WHO:

Geek Squad is a national 24-hour task force dedicated to helping people make the most of their technology.

More than 100 students will take part in Carlisle’s tech immersion sessions.

WHEN:

June 27-28, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Update:  Registration will be open until June 27 - Register today!

INTERVIEWS:

Geek Squad Summer Academy camp students, Geek Squad Agents and local partners are available for photo ops and can discuss the following in an interview:
• Not your average summer camp – what makes Geek Squad Academy unique
• The importance of inspiring our nation’s youth with technologyto help foster innovation
• Why understanding technology andit’s applications is a highly desirable tool

WHERE:

Carlisle Middle School, 325 Scotch Ridge Road, Carlisle, IA

COST:

$25 per girl.  If girl is not a currently registered Girl Scout, she must also pay the $12 registration fee (financial assistance available).

REGISTER:

Register online or contact us at 800-342-8389 for more information.

CONTACT:

Megan Brown
Email
(o) 515-278-2881
(c) 515-423-7341

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About Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa:
Serving girls in Central and Western Iowa, NE Nebraska and SE South Dakota, Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa provides leadership programming to over 15,000 girls and 4,000 adult volunteers. It is a great time to be a Girl Scout and you can sign up at any time during the year. To find out more about our program, please visit our website at www.girlscoutsiowa.org or call us at 800-342-8389.

About Girl Scouts of the USA
Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, with 3.2 million girl and adult members worldwide. Girl Scouts is the leading authority on girls' healthy development, and builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. The organization serves girls from every corner of the United States and its territories. Girl Scouts of the USA also serves American girls and their classmates attending American or international schools overseas in 90 countries. For more information on how to join, volunteer or reconnect with, or donate to Girl Scouts, call 800-GSUSA-4-U (800-478-7248) or visit www.girlscouts.org.

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