WHAT ARE KODE WITH KLOSSY CAMPS?
Kode With Klossy camps are a series of FREE 2-week coding-intensive camps designed for students of traditionally underrepresented genders in the STEAM fields. Our best-in-class curricula aim to not only teach students the fundamentals [and beyond] of coding, but spark a lifelong passion for STEAM. Scholars will complete the program with a new skill set and an incredible community of inspiring alumni to learn & grow with.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?
Camps are open to girls, gender nonconforming and trans students, ages 13-18, who are curious, passionate, community-minded and enthusiastic about the future world of tech!
The best part? Absolutely NO prior coding experience is required.
Kode With Klossy would not be possible without our incredible supporters, partners and advocates who are dedicated to changing the world of tech and closing the gender gap.
What will scholars learn?
Scholars will learn one of our four custom, exclusive curricula:
Artificial Intelligence plays a crucial role in today's technology and is an integral part of our daily lives. This program empowers scholars with the knowledge to understand the fundamentals of AI while equipping them with the context to address bias as they progress in their tech careers. Scholars have hands-on experience designing image classifiers and training machine learning models using the CreateML framework.
Everyone has a favorite app. Throughout camp, scholars will learn to code in Apple’s programming language, Swift, using the framework SwiftUI. By the end of camp, scholars will use Xcode to create fully-functioning iOS-capable mobile apps.
Data is all around us. In this curriculum, scholars examine data and draw meaningful insights through the use of SQL, Python, and data visualization tools. By the end of camp, scholars will build a visualization of a topic they are passionate about using data.
WHEN WILL CAMPS TAKE PLACE?
Camps will be held in the following two-week windows:
🗓 June 5-June 16
🗓 June 20-June 30
🗓 July 10-July 21
🗓 July 24-Aug 4
🗓 Aug 7-Aug 18
WHERE WILL CAMPS TAKE PLACE?
Kode With Klossy plans to operate both in-person and online virtual offerings. The following city list represents our planned in-person locations. This list is subject to change between now and the summer kick-off.
New York City
... and more!!
Application Pro Tips
The application is made up of two short-response questions. You have the option to answer in writing, or by video. In these questions, we're looking for indivduals that represent creativity, community-mindedness, and passion.
We recommend keeping your written responses between 100 - 250 words. This is the sweet-spot in telling your story in a compelling way!
There are no right answers to these questions! They are an opportunity for you to show us who you are, and to show off your incredible personality. When answering the questions, don't think of what we want you to say, say what speaks to you, and tell us your story!!
What is the selection process for IAs? When will I hear if I have been selected?New IAs are selected based on an application followed by an interview. The most important qualities we are looking for are mission-alignment, leadership, flexibility, equity-mindedness, dependability, and collaboration. Returning IAs will complete a written application. Applicants will be notified of their application status on a rolling basis. All applicants will receive a final decision notification by the end of March.
Who should apply as a returning IA?Anyone who has served as an IA at Kode With Klossy camps in previous summers OR has been a Campus Workshop Facilitator should apply as a "returning IA."
Can I apply to be a scholar and an IA? Can I be a scholar after I've served as an IA?Once you've been an IA you can no longer be a scholar. If you have not attended camps across all of our curricular offerings, we encourage you to consider exhausting all curricular options before applying to become an IA. That said, if you still choose to apply to be an IA but ultimately are not selected, you can still apply to be a scholar.
Will camps be virtual or in-person?In the summer of 2023, camps will be held both virtually and in-person in specific locations across the United States. Applicants will have the option to share their preference for an in-person and/or virtual camp placement. It is important to note that only those who are 18 years old or older by the start of training on March 2023 will be placed in in-person camps.
Is there compensation associated with this role?Kode With Klossy offers competitive compensation for completing training and leading summer camps.
Who is eligible to be a Kode With Klossy Instructor Assistant?The Instructor Assistant position is available to anyone who has attended a Kode With Klossy summer camp. Kode With Klossy alumni who have ONLY attended a Campus Workshop are not yet eligible to serve as Instructor Assistants. Instructor Assistants must also be eligible to work in the United States and meet the age requirements to work in the state in which the applicant lives.
What commitment do I need to make to camps?It is expected that you are able to work for at least two camps and are able to work the full two weeks (10 days) of the camps for which you've been selected, as well as be available the week prior to prepare for your camp. We will ask for your summer availability as part of your application. You will also be expected to complete training from March - May 2023 in advance of your camp.
I have questions about Instructor Assistants - how can I reach out?Please direct all questions and inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
I've applied - when will I hear back about my application?All applicants will hear back by the end of April.
Are camps really free?Yep! Camps are free of cost to scholars. Access to equipment is not required for participation.
I'm interested but still have questions - how can I reach out?Please direct all questions and inquiries to: email@example.com
Miss the application deadline?Click here to receive an extension:
Where are the specific camp locations?For the safety of participants in our programs, we only disclose exact locations of camps to accepted students.
Who teaches camps?All camps are co-taught by 2 instructors, who are licensed educators, with the support of at least 2 instructor assistants.
What will scholars learn?Scholars will be placed in one of four curricular offerings, based on availability and prior experience in Kode With Klossy camps. Camps include activities outside of just direct learning, including hosting inspirational women in technology as part of a speaker series.
Who is eligible to attend camps?Camps are available to girls, gender nonconforming & trans students ages 13-18 who feel comfortable learning in a female-identifying environment.
What is the time commitment for camps?Participants must be able to attend the full two-week commitment, Monday - Friday, 9 am - 4 pm local camp time.
Do I need prior coding experience?No previous computer science experience is necessary to participate in any curricular offering.
Our GuidelinesWe recommend keeping your written responses between 100 - 250 words. This is the sweet-spot in telling your story in a compelling way!
Our QuestionsThe application is made up of two short-response questions. You have the option to answer in writing, or by video. In these questions, we're looking for individuals that represent creativity, community-mindedness, and passion.
Your StoryThere are no right answers to these questions! They are an opportunity for you to show us who you are, and to show off your incredible personality. When answering the questions, don't think of what we want you to say, say what speaks to you, and tell us your story!!
Do I need computer science or coding experience to apply?While previous experience learning or teaching computer science is a plus, it is not required to apply. Kode With Klossy provides its instructors with extensive pre-service training so that they have the skills and knowledge necessary to lead camps.
Who is eligible to be a Kode With Klossy instructor?Candidates must have a bachelor's degree, be eligible to work in the United States and be a current or former licensed K - 12 educator. Finally, candidates must be committed to learning our coding curriculum!
How will instructors be selected?New instructors are selected based on an application, an interview, and a professional reference. The most important qualities we are looking for are mission-alignment, leadership, flexibility, equity-mindedness, dependability, and collaboration. Returning instructors will be selected based on an application and a sample teach submission.
What commitment do I need to make to camps?It is expected that you are able to work for the full two weeks (10 days) of your camp, as well as be available the week prior to prepare for your camp. We will ask for your summer availability as part of your application. You will be expected to complete training in the spring in advance of your camp - more information can be found in the job description.
I have questions about being an Instructor - how can I reach out?Please direct all questions and inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Is this program virtual or in-person?In the summer of 2023, camps will be held both virtually and in-person in specific locations across the United States. Applicants will have the option to choose to apply for an in-person and/or virtual camp placement. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 health crisis and keep the healthy and safety of all instructional leaders and scholars top of mind.
Will I be paid?Kode With Klossy offers competitive compensation for completing training and leading summer camps. More information can be found in the job posts linked above.