Girls Code Club

Join the Club!

Who: Girls ages 8 through 13.

Lessons will be scaffolded to introduce coding concepts as well as challenge more experienced coders. We welcome true beginners as well as advancing learners! Returning Girls Code Club participants are encouraged to join again.

What: A monthly facilitated meetup to learn computer science concepts and coding.

When: October 2020 – June 2021. Sessions occur once a month over nine months.

What’s New This Year?

New Virtual Format: With COVID-19 uncertainties, we are pleased to present an ALL VIRTUAL Girls Code Club in 2020-21! There will still be plenty of opportunities to interact with your instructor and other girls who are learning to code.

  • Nine lessons will be released as a worksheet and video from your Lead Instructor at the beginning of each month. Girls can watch the lesson and complete the worksheet at their own pace. Then, they will join one of three monthly LIVE SESSIONS to share their work, ask questions, and make new friends. These sessions will be collaborative and interactive!
  • Confirmed live meet-up times – participants will receive a Zoom link via email:
    • Third Saturdays 10:00-11:30 AM
    • Third Tuesdays 6:00-7:30 PM
    • Third Wednesdays 4:00-5:30 PM

New In-Person Benefits (because we want to see you when it’s safe!): 

  1. Receive an 8-pack of tickets to the Lancaster Science Factory to explore our recently-expanded exhibit hall whenever you’d like! ($88 value)
  2. Attend at least 7 of the 9 sessions and receive a scholarship for one week of Summer STEM Camp in 2021 (up to $175 value)

Attend from Anywhere: A computer with an internet connection is all that is required! Chrome or any modern browser is recommended.

Why? Computer science is rarely covered in elementary and middle school, but early exposure is important. We want to encourage an interest in girls at a young age, while creating a warm and supporting community.

Technology is all around us. Computer science jobs are projected to grown dramatically by 2026, yet women earn only 18% of the Computer Science bachelor’s degrees in the United States. Click here to read more about the current state of women in computer science.

Our Impact: Now in year five, the Girls Code Club at the Lancaster Science Factory has introduced over 250 girls to computer science!


If you are a program participant and have any questions, please contact Emily Landis at  If you’d like to be added to our Wait List for next year, please be in touch.

Meet the Instructors

Lead Instructor: Elyse EwingElyse Ewing - Girls Code Club at LSF

Elyse is a computer science graduate from Millersville University and Director of Software Development at KnowWho, a technology company based in Washington, DC. She has been a Girls Code Club instructor since 2016.






Assistant Instructor: Yunji Choi

 Yunji is a senior at F&M College, born in Seoul, South Korea. She is majoring in Computer Science and Dance. She loves dancing and singing as much as she loves coding. This is her second year with Girls Code Club.

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