Summer Fun

Summer Fun, sponsored by National Grid, offers girls an exciting array of activities at our main centers in Albany & Schenectady! Girls will explore, discover and imagine as they engage in fun, interactive and hands-on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) activities.

Girls Inc. of the Greater Capital Region is pleased to announce our summer fun program for 2021! 

We welcome girls to join us in a variety of programs and activities geared to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold.

Who: Girls  who are entering Kindergarten through 8th grade 

What: A spectacular 6 week Summer Fun program!

When: July 6th through August 13th, 2021 from 9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: 962 Albany St., Schenectady, NY 12307

Cost: $45-$65 per week depending on household income (adjusted for 2021 due to Covid-19).  

Transportation: provided from Albany GI to Schenectady GI (Limited spots available). Van leaves at 8:30am SHARP.

2021 Summer Fun Weekly Themes:

Week 1 (July 6th-9th) Boom! Pow! Wow!: Get ready to build, explode and explore science fun.
Week 2 (July 12-16) Food Science: Girls will have the opportunity to experiment in the kitchen. They will learn all about the chemistry of baking, the science of cooking and even try science experiments with food!
Week 3 (July 19-23) Water, Wind & Sun: (Sponsored by Cancer Prevention in Action) This week girls will learn all about the power of the sun, the strength of the wind and the importance of water! Each activity will be about the sun, wind or water.
Week 4 (July 26-30) Girls Rock!: Through fun, interactive and hands-on activities girls will learn about gems, rocks, minerals and more!
Week 5 (August 2-6) Adventures in Teams: Girls will learn about the importance of teamwork and challenging themselves through a variety of activities including: high ropes course, low ropes course, rock wall, and tons of other fun challenges. Join us for a week of adventure! ***Day Adirondack Trip- Stay tuned for more information.
Week 6 All about Art (August 9-13): Do you love to paint, draw, and use stencils? Then this week if for you! Girls will get the opportunity to participate in hands-on art activities with a variety of mediums. Even better, they will get to bring home their awesome creations! (**We will provide aprons &/or t-shirts to make sure that their clothes stay clean!)

Weekly Bonuses: cookout, ice-cream party, pizza party, summer goodies, water games, bounce house fun, swimming (COVID permitting), or field trip (COVID permitting)

Registration Information

What do I need to do to register? 

  • Download, complete & submit the application. 
  • Submit immunization records 
  • Submit payment 

Contact Diana Suits, [email protected]  to submit application, immunization records and submit payment. 

Completed paperwork, including immunization records, and full payment for the first session will be due by Friday, June 25th.  If payment has not been received by this date, spaces will be forfeited to those on our waiting list.

There are no refunds for withdrawal from the programs after Friday, June 25th 

Scholarships are available on a limited basis for our summer program.

Copies of paystubs equivalent to one month’s pay must be submitted with the registration form if you are applying for a scholarship.

Payment Options: Camp MUST be paid on the Friday before the start of the each session

  • Payment can be made in cash, check, money order, Visa or MasterCard