STEAM Ahead for Girls

STEAM Camp | July 15-20, 2018 (Full!)

Cost: $875

Open to girls ages 11 through 15

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At Gould’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art/Design and Math) camp, girls will blend science, technology, engineering, and art for a week of building, making and doing!

Come join us for an innovative residential week where creative confidence, risk-taking, design thinking, and outdoor exploration foster confidence and skill building.

Take a tour of the IDEAS Center with the camp facilitator and program director Sara Shifrin ’88, who was inducted into the Maine State Librarian’s Hall of Excellence as a STEAM Leader:

sample daily schedule

7:30 am Breakfast
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Session 1
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Session 2
3:15 pm – 5:00 pm Afternoon Activity (such as swimming, hiking, canoeing, outdoor sports)
5:30 pm Dinner
6:00 pm 8:00 pm Evening Activity (movie night, campfire, etc.)
9:30 pm In rooms and lights out

Camp Facilitator

Sara Shifrin ’88

Director of the Marlon Family IDEAS Center
B.A. St. Michael’s College
M.A. Breadloaf School of English, Middlebury College
Apple Distinguished Educator
Maine State Librarian Hall of Excellence – STEAM Leader


Ms. Shifrin is an innovator and epitomizes what it means to be a lifelong learner. As a 1988 Gould graduate, she learned first-hand the benefits of living in a community that focuses on opportunity and growth. Early on in her career she led the English Studies Program and then developed a passion for teaching English. In her tenure as department chair, she opened the first high school Writing Center in the state of Maine. Her dedication to cultivating student curiosity has led her to two new positions at Gould: managing the newly renovated library and directing the IDEAS Center. Although her focus has shifted away from the English classroom, she continues to teach students a process of mindfulness, and fosters their creativity in the IDEAS Center and while researching in the library. Ms. Shifrin lives on campus with her husband, Mr. Brett Shifrin, math teacher, coach, and director of the Ninth Grade Program, their daughter, Mia ’19, who has a passion for the rights of girls in the world, and son, Eli, who has a flock of hens and encourages the family to learn Swahili.