We offer summer camps and clubs for girls entering middle and high school who are
interested in computers and IT. Our goal is to increase the number of girls in the
Midlands who consider IT and other STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)
careers by giving them the opportunity to learn about IT and coding in a fun and interactive
Alicia Wilson and Toni Williams founded Girls Go for I.T. in 2014. It is funded primarily
by the National Center for Women & IT and in part by National Science Foundation grants
to Dr. Wilson. Learn more about our team.
Camille McConathy (Camp leader)
Camille McConathy will lead GGFIT this year. She is majoring in Computer Information
Systems here at Carolina and was a 2014 winner of a National Center for Women & IT
(NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing Award. She has led summer camps in the past, and
we are very excited for her to do it again!
Jaya Gantt (Lead education instructor)
Jaya Gantt is our lead education instructor this year. She is an education major who
is specializing in middle education. She is currently teaching 6th grade math, and
she has also been a cheer coach. Jaya is using her education skills with Camille to
create a curriculum that will let the creative genius in every camper flourish. We
are very excited to have her with us!
Dr. Toni Williams
Dr. Toni Williams is an assistant professor in the Department of Instruction and Teacher
Education at the University of South Carolina. Her research focuses on middle level
teacher education and issues of diversity and social justice. When she is not teaching
she loves spending time with her family.
We want everyone to get a chance to learn with us. If cost could keep your daughter
from coming to camp, please fill out the financial assistance form. Decisions will be made March 30 and April 20. Later applications will be considered
if aid is still available.
Registration and Fees
Ready to register? Please register online. Camp costs for one week range from $80 to $90 depending on when you sign up.
Before camp starts, our sponsors have some forms:
The National Center for Women and IT Consent and Release form. You will get an email
from NCWIT about this. Stay tuned!
Health Forms and the University of South Carolina Liability and Waiver form. You will
receive these from the university's Continuing Education and Conferences (CEC) program
after you have registered for the camp. You will return them to CEC or bring them
to camp the first day.
Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.