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Python Bootcamp

Application link: Apply through YouthHub

The UM WISE Python Bootcamp is a summer day camp for students finishing grades 8 through 12.

Sponsored by The University of Michigan's Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Program.

June 24-28


Fee: $450 per session

Python Bootcamp introduces students to programming and programming concepts in a fun and supportive environment. This year our camp will focus on Python. The camp is geared towards students with no prior coding experience. The number of campers is limited to 30. 

The camp is planned and taught by University of Michigan staff and students. In addition to hands-on coding activities, campers will participate in fun group competitions, take field trips to UM labs and area businesses (past tours include Google, SPARK and UM robotics labs), and work with positive female role models. Our campers are chaperoned by WISE camp staff at all times. 

This camp is sponsored by the University of Michigan’s Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Program. 


Can My Younger Child Apply?
Not at this time. If we have space, we will consider younger students finishing grades 6 and 7. Please check this page the last week in March, or email at that time.

How Much Does it Cost?
UM WISE Python Bootcamp costs $450 for a five-day session.  
This tuition includes five full-days of program activities from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.  Lunch is not provided.  Students should bring a bag lunch every day.  All instructional costs, supplies, and equipment are included.

When and Where is It?
UM WISE Python Bootcamp will be held on the University of Michigan central campus in Ann Arbor in the Undergraduate Science Building, June 24-28, 2019.

Who is Eligible to Apply?
You are eligible to apply for UM WISE Python Bootcamp if: 

  • You will complete grade 8, 9, 10, or 11 in June 2019  
  • You have an interest in computer science, mathematics, technology, coding, or engineering
  • You submit a complete application no later than April 15, 2019

No previous experience necessary. This is an introductory course that may be too basic for students with a background in other programming languages.

While WISE GISE is open to eligible students of any gender identity, it is designed to encourage and support girls.

How Do I Apply?

Make an account with YouthHub to fill out the short online application. Check out other camps on YouthHub that might be a good fit as well!

How Will I Be Notified of Acceptance?
Applications will be reviewed shortly after they are due in the middle of April.  All applicants will receive a letter by May 1 to let them know if they have been accepted.  

When Do I Pay?
Please do not send money with your application.  Accepted students will be asked to send a non-refundable, space-reserving deposit of $225.00 by May 15 with a balance of $225 due by June 7. You may pay by check or credit card. 

Are Scholarships Available?
Not through WISE. If financing is a hardship, our other camp WISE GISE does offer need-based scholarships. You can apply for the  Center for Educational Outreach's Watson Young scholarship on YouthHub.

For More Information or Questions, Please Contact:
Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Program
University of Michigan
3236 Undergraduate Science Building (USB)
204 WashtenawAnn Arbor, MI  48109-2215
Phone: (734) 615-4455
Fax: (734) 615-4450