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Girls Go for I.T.

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 way.

Learn more details about this summer's camps.

Our Staff

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. 

Camile McConathy

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

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

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.

Dr. Alicia Wilson

Dr. Alicia Wilson (Program Partner)

Dr. Alicia Wilson (Program Partner) is a Professor in the School of the Earth, Ocean & Environment and adjunct faculty in Computer Science. Her research focuses on coastal hydrology, and computer models are an important part of her work. She learned to program in a computer outreach program in 6th grade. (You may also know her as the coach of the awesome Galaxy soccer team!) 


Financial Aid

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:

  1. The National Center for Women and IT Consent and Release form. You will get an email from NCWIT about this. Stay tuned!
  2. 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.