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PMB 236 4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97214

(503) 477-5770

App Camp For Girls is a place where girls can put their creative powers to work, designing and building apps, while learning more about the business of software and being inspired by women mentors in the field. 




Interested in volunteering for 2016? Below are the planned dates. Please fill out our volunteer interest form.

July 11-15, 2016 Portland
July 18-22, 2016 Seattle and Vancouver, BC
July 25-29, 2016 Phoenix

August 8-12, 2016 Southern California
August 15-19, 2016 Portland

We would also love to hear from potential organizers and volunteers in new locations for 2017 and beyond. This helps us determine where to expand the App Camp For Girls program. If you are interested in launching App Camp in your location, fill out the volunteer interest form.

If you have a particular skill or interest that could be an asset to App Camp For Girls, please let us know in the comment section on the form. 

App Camp For Girls inspires an interest in software development through hands-on experience in app creation led by role models from the industry. Individuals who self-identify as female, trans* (of any identity), or gender nonconforming are encouraged to apply for direct mentorship positions during Summer Camp.  All volunteers who work in direct contact with campers will be required to submit to a background check. We welcome and appreciate allies of any gender identity to volunteer in indirect roles!


Below are brief descriptions of the volunteers needed. Please fill out the form to express interest in volunteering. 


Primary lead on site. Find and secure location. Set dates in cooperation with App Camp HQ. Recruits volunteers in consultation with other camp leaders. PR contact for location. Organize field trip and the Friday pitch session. Creates camp schedule. Oversees camper selection and registration.


Maintain overall camp schedule. Supervise camp activities. Manage camper selection and registration. Maintain a roster of volunteers and substitutes when needed. Act as primary contact for parents, guest speakers and volunteers. Maintain camper waivers and emergency information. Organize set-up and breakdown of camp equipment daily, set-up of lunch and snack breaks.


Responsible for teaching the camp Xcode app templates. Responsible for setup of computers and iPods, including provisioning. Lead the project team managers and campers through the app development process. Lead pre-camp app development orientation.


Act as camp counselor for a group of four girls, working together on an iPhone app. Manage group dynamics and keep team on track. Proficiency with Macs and software needed, background in programming helpful. 


Make morning announcements, lead campers in ice-breakers and other games, introduce guest speakers, make afternoon announcements. Plan and execute regular physical activity breaks. Substitute for the Project Team Managers on an as-needed basis.  Master of ceremonies at closing pitch session with women investors.


Create and facilitate two interactive workshops: UI Design and App Icon Design. Be on hand 2-4 hours to give one-on-one help to campers and teams.


Create and facilitate a workshop on presentation and speaking skills. Be on hand to give one-on-one help to campers and teams. Rehearse the teams for the Friday pitch session. 


We can still use your help. Here are some ideas:
- Operations help: transporting equipment, setting up furniture, picking up food
- Help us find women volunteers
- Help us to find sponsors
- Host a meetup at your company