Girls in Engineering, Math and Science Camp
Frequently Asked Questions
You'll get to do really cool stuff. You'll make new friends who also like science and math. And you'll get to learn from Penn students and professors!
When does GEMS take place?
Camp is from 9am-4pm from July 28th to August 1, 2014 on the Penn campus. Lunch is provided, transportation is NOT. Camp staff will meet campers at a drop off location and take them to their sessions each day. GEMS is a day camp ONLY. Overnight accommodations are not available.
How much does GEMS cost?
There is a $25 non-refundable application for each camper. If accepted, the cost of GEMS is $625 per participant. Each participant will receive a certificate of completion, a GEMS t-shirt, daily lunch, and families are invited to attend the closing reception at the end of the week. A limited amount of need-based financial assistance is available. Contact the Camp Director for more information.
Who can apply?
If you are entering 7th, 8th, or 9th grade in Fall 2014 from Philadelphia and the surrounding area (within a 60 mile radius of Philadelphia), are interested in math, science or engineering, and have at least a B average, you are encouraged to apply.
PLEASE NOTE: New for 2014, participants from previous GEMS camps are NOT eligible to return to the program.
How can I apply?
Register for PennGEMS by April 1, 2014 here.
When will I hear if I've been accepted?
Admission is NOT first come first serve. Applications will not be reviewed until after the deadline regardless of when they are submitted. Decisions will be mailed out to all participants in late April.
UPDATE 4/24/2014 Admissions decisions are being made currently and will be sent out on Monday April 28, 2014. Please do not call and ask us for your decision as we are very busy trying to get all of the decisions out at the same time!