STEPS for Girls

Science, Technology & Engineering Preview Summer Camp
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What is STEPS for Girls?

Science, Technology and Engineering Preview Summer (STEPS) at UW-Stout is a five-day residential summer camp for girls between their 6th and 7th grades in school. STEPS for Girls aims to build confidence in young women by structuring their participation in STEM-related activities. The hands-on activities and the high-energy environment are designed to inspire both confidence and enthusiasm.

When and Where is STEPS for Girls?

STEPS for Girls is offered in four five-day sessions during the month of July. Campers stay in a supervised and secure residence hall at the University of Wisconsin-Stout for the entire camp session. They may also travel to other local sites for recreational activities, such as swimming at the community pool at Wakanda Park, touring two area-manufacturing companies, and participating in a “ropes” team-building activity at the university challenge course.

Steps Sponsor Day

STEPS Alumni Spotlight

Hey STEPS family! Nominate yourself or someone you know to be featured as one of our STEPS Alumni Spotlight.  Help us spread the word about the impact of STEPS! The nomination is quick and easy. 
Submit a nomination today!


We regret that because of an unforeseen circumstance, a decision has been made to put the Science, Technology, Engineering Preview Summer (STEPs) summer camp for girls on hiatus for this summer (2020) and possibly beyond.  A challenge has been filed with the federal Office of Civil Rights due to the single-sex nature of the camp, leading to the decision to put STEPS on hold for summer 2020.
If we are able to operate STEPS in summer 2021, it will be open to campers entering both the 7th and 8th grades.
Please continue to check this website for updates.

Scholarship Opportunities

Full scholarships are available for underrepresented minorities and those who are eligible for free or reduced lunch.
Steps Sponsors

Our Sponsors Make it Happen

Every donation makes a difference and is truly appreciated. STEPS would not happen without our sponsors' continued support.

Sponsor Recognition Brochure
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What are people saying about STEPS?

Self-confidence, leadership, ambition

"Her self-confidence has skyrocketed to the moon... She is a real leader and go-getter the last couple years."