Mentoring Alabama Girls in Computing (M.A.G.I.C.) Camp: Summer 2020 Dates TBA
Rising 9th – 12th Grade

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Computer Science and Software Engineering Department in partnership with Auburn Youth Programs, invites you to join us for Mentoring Alabama Girls in Computing (MAGIC) Camp. This residential and commuter camp is directed by Dr. Daniela Marghitu, professor of the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering. MAGIC (Mentoring Alabama Girls in Computing) camp is an annual summer camp conducted in the Computer Science and Software Engineering laboratories at Auburn University. This camp aims to inspire high school students to have an active participation in computer science related majors and careers. To pursue this goal MAGIC is going to add an extensive authentic learning environment that has personal and industry relevance in both computational and artistic domains by utilizing the power of Scratch and EarScratch environment tools.

While the programs here are open to ALL students, they are designed to encourage and foster support for girls and women who are interested in developing Engineering and Computer Science skills and careers.

Camp participants will experience campus-life while residing in Auburn's resident dormitories, eating at campus dining facilities, and enjoying evening social and recreational activities. Campers will have 24/7 counselor supervision.

HOUSING:

Campers will reside in the Hill Dormitories or the Quad dorms. They are designed in suites consisting of two double-occupancy rooms connected by a bathroom.

MEALS:

Campers will have various meal options for breakfast and lunch in The Student Center. Dinner is held in The Terrell Dining facility, where campers will have unlimited options of a buffet-style meal.

FACILITIES:

Classes will take place in the Shelby Technology Center.

Dr. Daniela Marghitu
Dr. Daniela Marghitu

The program is developed and directed by the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering's faculty member Daniela Marghitu and taught by students from the department.

A limited number of scholarships will be provided for special needs and underserved students. (Note - Scholarship recipients will only have to pay $45 for registration fees). If you have any questions, please contact Daniela Marghitu at 334.844.6386 or Daniela.Marghitu@auburn.edu

You may apply for the scholarship by completing the CSSE Summer Camp Scholarship Application below.

Scholarship Application

Summer Camp registration is currently unavailable. Registration for 2020 Summer Camps begins December 2, 2019

CANCELLATION POLICY:

If a registration is canceled for any reason, the individual or organization making the original CAMP FEE payment will receive:

  1. A full refund, with a $25 administrative fee deduction, if the cancellation request is received at least 4 weeks prior to the start date of the program;
  2. A refund of 50%, if the cancellation request is received less than 4 weeks prior but at least 2 weeks prior to the program start date;
  3. No refund for a "No Show" or for a cancellation request received less than 2 weeks prior to the start date of the program.

Note: A registration may be transferred to another person at any time for a $25 transfer fee.

What to Bring to Camp:

Please pack lightly – but do not forget to bring bedding, a towel, and toiletries.

Campers should refrain from bringing no more than one (1) suitcase and one (1) personal sized bag to camp.

Need more room in your suitcase? Don’t pack your bedding, have it ready at check-in by purchasing a Linens Package!

Dorm Room:
  • XL twin sheets/thick blanket or sleeping bag and pillow
  • Alarm Clock
  • Phone Charger
Toiletries:
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Body Wash
  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • Soap
  • Bath Towel
  • Hairbrush
Clothing & Shoes:
  • T-shirts: Loose fitting, tank tops must have straps three fingers wide and cover all undergarments
  • Shorts: At least 3.5” inseam
  • One (1) pair of jeans/long pants
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Pajamas
  • Tennis Shoes: We walk up to 6 miles daily!
  • Closed toed shoes
  • Swimsuit: For girls, a modest one piece swimsuit. For boys, no speedos or jammers.
  • Flip-flops or Water Shoes: For the pool
  • Sweatshirt or Jacket
  • Dress up Outfit: Dressy casual (modest) outfit (e.g.: modest sundress, polo & khakis, pants & blouse)
  • Rain Jacket or Poncho
Miscellaneous:
  • Laundry Bag
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Beach Towel: For the pool
  • Bug spray/Sunscreen
  • $50 key/meal card deposit: Make check payable to Auburn University
Optional:
  • Spending Money

Last Updated: August 5, 2019