Girls Day Out Charleston

GDO is a summer camp for middle and high school age girls, geared towards exposing them to career opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

DRAFT schedule for GDO is attached!

One of the AMAZING opportunities at GDO!

GDO is now on INSTAGRAM!!! @GDO.Charleston

[06/17/20]   As GDO is virtual this year, we are opening it up to all middle and high school age girls, not just rising 8th and 9th graders! We look forward to seeing you at GDO!

X-STEM All Access - Exploring our Planet LIVESTREAM

This was a really great STEM series.
I loved these topics and wanted to share! And check it out ladies, a FEMALE UNDERWATER CAVE EXPLORER!

X-STEM All Access – presented by AstraZeneca – is an entertaining, educational, and interactive online STEM experience for kids. The event sponsor, AstraZeneca,…

Curious about what life is like in college? Meet our panel of College of Charleston students!


CAMP REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for this FREE camp at Welcome to the 2020 Girls Day Out Application page! Please note, this year's camp is VIRTUAL. The GDO app is only compatible with iOS and Android.

[06/08/20]   Registration opens at NOON!

[06/07/20]   Registration opens TOMORROW!!!

On Being a Force of Nature by Christy Hansen

You can be a force of nature too!

Since starting her career at NASA in 1999, Ms. Hansen has served as a certified astronaut extra-vehicular activity instructor, worked on programs involving t...

[06/03/20]   Registration opens MONDAY!!!!

Another exciting opportunity from one of the camp's collaborative partners T-Mobile! Look for registration soon!

[06/01/20]   Keep posted. Registration opens SOON!

Illuminated by the Sunfish with Dr. Tierney Thys at the 2018 X-STEM Symposium

This was one of the coolest talks I've heard.
If you like unique animals, you will LOVE this one!

This National Geographic Explorer is a marine biologist and science media maker who travels the world ocean studying marine megafauna like the giant ocean su...

Work with a Bosch Industrial Engineer at this year's camp!

[05/26/20]   Anyone can be an engineer! Why not Disney Princesses?

[05/22/20]   Did you know that we are now on Twitter too! Follow us Girls Day Out Charleston!

Using Problem-Solving and Creativity to Drive Innovation at PlayStation with Jess Loeb

This STEM professional parlayed her love of video games into a career at Playstation!

Jess Loeb is passionate about conducting outreach activities that expose young learners of all backgrounds to the joys and excitement of STEM and game design...

[05/21/20]   This just in! You can earn a Girls Day Out Summer Camp digital badge from by attending summer camp sessions. Great resume builder!

Science + Experiments = FUN!

On Being a Force of Nature by Christy Hansen

Be a Force of Nature!!!

Since starting her career at NASA in 1999, Ms. Hansen has served as a certified astronaut extra-vehicular activity instructor, worked on programs involving t...

X-STEM All Access | USASEF

Just learned about this event today! Starts in a couple of hours with sessions throughout the week!

One of the AWESOME experiences at camp this year! Keep posted for more details!

Love this design by a Goose Creek Gator!!! If you know a female 8th and 9th grade interested in STEM have them visit the Girls Day Out page!!! We will be using technology to take this event virtual in 2020!

This year's logo was designed by Goose Creek HS student Hurika Hill. Thanks Hurika!

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

What does the path to becoming a NASA engineer look like? Join our chat with Tracy Drain, a systems engineer who's worked on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Kepler Space Telescope and the Juno mission to Jupiter. Post your questions in the comments. Tracy will be answering live on air.

Explore all of our opportunities:

[05/12/20]   Stay tuned for registration information in EARLY JUNE!

Defining Your Own Future with Dr. Serena McCalla

Dr. Serena McCalla MD talks about how her love of science helped her overcome adversity. BUT what she has to say applies to any area that you are passionate in. She has helped to mold some amazing young people!

From coaching her students at Jericho High School to championships at renowned international science fairs, to being featured in Sundance Film Festival’s awa...

Girls Day Out Charleston's cover photo

WILD ABOUT SCIENCE: From NFL Cheerleader to National Geographic Explorer with Dr. Mireya Mayor

Dr. Mayor went from being a NFL Cheerleader to a modern day version of a female Indiana Jones. If you like animals, you will love this video.

In the pursuit of a career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), you don’t have to give up other things that you love such as cheerlead...

Hacker, Maker, Artist, Engineer - Made in USA with Limor Fried at the 2018 X-STEM Symposium

Artists can be engineers too!

As founder of her groundbreaking enterprise, Adafruit, this MIT-trained engineer and hacker is known as a leading innovator and thinker in the Maker Movement...

Girls Day Out Charleston

This year's logo was designed by Goose Creek HS student Hurika Hill. Thanks Hurika!


About us...

Girls Day Out (GDO) is an annual summer camp for middle and high school girls to get experience in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) through immersive STEM tours, hands on activities, meeting women in both industry and military STEM fields, and more. The girls also get to have a college experience by working in college classrooms and staying overnight in college dorms, while having lots of fun through fun activities such as our girls dance party, making new friends, and having new experiences.

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