Graphic courtesy MissHeard Media.

Two Silver Spring small businesses will team up to offer a weeklong summer camp designed to teach girls technology skills and self-empowerment.

“Girl-Powered: Changemakers” will be led by Lindsey Turnbull, owner of MissHeard Media, and held at Catylator Makerspace on Georgia Avenue, owned by Stephen Morris.

“We are doing kind of a very holistic summer camp,” Turnbull said. “[Morris] teaches the girls some of the technology and I teach the leadership bit and the girl-empowerment bit.

“We also had the idea to bring in a ton of people from the community so that the girls could meet women business owners and women politicians and women leaders from the local area who could teach a little bit of their expertise, whether it’s art or yoga or [to] tell their story of how they got into office,” she continued.

The week will also include a community improvement project that will be decided by the campers themselves.

Activities also will include art, meditation, leadership training, activism and learning about technologies such as laser cutting and 3-D printing, Turnbull said.

The camp, which is $445, is targeted to rising sixth through tenth graders and will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for five days beginning July 31. Before and after care options will available but must be arranged ahead of time.

Space is limited and can be reserved here.

Mike Diegel

Mike Diegel

Co-Founder/Editor at Source of the Spring
Mike Diegel, a founding member of Source of the Spring, is a Silver Spring advocate who has been appointed by the county executive to several committees and task forces. He currently is a member of the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District Advisory Committee. His background is in journalism and he earned a bachelor of arts in communications from McDaniel College. He is self-employed as a communications consultant and is an active volunteer with Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue. He has lived for more than 20 years in Northwood/Four Corners with his wife Trish and multiple Great Pyrenees dogs. He is better known around Silver Spring as the Guy with the Big White Dogs.
Mike Diegel