The Earth, Society & Environment Camp for Girls is a free two-day camp held at The University of Illinois in the Natural History Building and hosted by the School of Earth, Society & Environment (SESE). The two-day camp will include a total of 7 camp activities and a live Q&A session with NASA scientists! Each camp activity is created and led by SESE faculty and graduate and undergraduate students.

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Photo credit: College of LAS

Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided along with a complimentary gift bag! Unfortunately, transportation will not be provided, and parents/guardians are responsible for pick up and drop off. Registration opens April 1, 2024. Registration will close when all 30 spots are filled. The ESE Camp for Girls is intended for Urbana Middle School girls. We welcome non-binary and genderqueer identity campers as well. Priority will go to UMS students until May 17th, 2024. After May 17th, students from any school are welcome to apply. If you are not from Urbana Middle School, you can join the waitlist by emailing us. For more information, please email camp organizers Hannah Juliette Veldhuizen ( or Chelsy Salas (

Day 1: Monday, July 29, 2024 from 8:30am – 5:30pm 
Day 2: Tuesday, July 30, 2024 from 8:30am – 5:30pm

View the schedule here
View the descriptions of camp activities here
View the contacts and forms here

To register for the Earth, Society & Environment Camp for Girls, please fill out this form. This camp has a max capacity of 30. Once all spots are filled, you can opt to be placed on a waiting list.

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