Summer Camps

All CS Department camps are free and held on NMSU’s main campus in Las Cruces.

The YWiC camps and CS Adventures camp will be held in Science Hall, the Verizon Innovative Learning program will be held in Science Hall, O’Donnell Hall, and the Engineering complex.


June Camps

YWiC Summer Camp for Young Women in High School

June 3 – 14, 2019

This two-week camp will be held Monday – Friday, 5 hours each day, for 30 HS young women. This includes YWiC alumni and those young women new to YWiC. 

Join us to explore computer science through fun builds and learning to code! Computing skills will get you the job of your dreams someday, so join us this summer and celebrate your innate abilities for understanding how to help your neighbors, solve community issues, and discover your talents for integrating technologies.

This is not an introduction to computers camp, but a walk with programming, computational thinking, and new technologies. Young women will explore Arduino microprocessors using Lilypads, learn Java, explore Cybersecurity and Encryption, build robots, and master drag-n-drop programming through game design.



CS Adventures Camp

June 17 – 28, 2019

For 30 high school students, co-gender.

Join this fun and elite computer camp, and become a creator of new technologies and programming! Explore Arduino microprocessors, Galileo development boards, Smart Grid Technologies, and learn Python, C, and more. This camp provides a broad foundation for computer science, to empower our area high school students in CS and computational thinking.

Acceptance into this program will be based on answers provided on the application, the availability of the student applicant to participate in the full two weeks of the program, plus targeted regional, gender, and age distributions.



July Camps

YWiC Summer Camp for Middle School girls


July 8 – 19, 2019
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Are you ready to create, build and learn programming in a fun and friendly environment? Computer Science projects will include Game Design, Robotics, CyberSecurity, and Encryption, plus Modeling and Simulation!

This is not an introduction to computers camp, but a walk with programming, computational thinking, and new technologies.

This YWiC Summer Camp for girls is reserved for 30 YWiC alumi and new participants in middle school, rising into 6th, 7th, and 8th grades, to be held Monday – Friday on the NMSU campus in Science Hall. Camp will include lunch, materials and supplies, an opportunity to win technology prizes, plus swag (bags, notepads, pens, etc.).

Program and waitlist full!


Verizon Innovative Learning Minority Males Year-Long Program

Summer 2019, School Year 2019-2020

For boys in middle school, rising into 6th – 8th grades. 

Summer Camp Info:

July 8 – 25, 2019, M-TH
9:00a-3:00p (times subject to change)

Required parent orientation on the morning of July 6th. 

This program is designed to put technology into students’ hands and give them experience solving real world problems. This experience will teach boys to think like entrepreneurs and develop skills needed for success in jobs of the future. Each student will utilize devices to build projects, design apps, and create innovative solutions to social issues.

Applicants for the Verizon Innovative Learning Program should identify as minority male students from middle schools with an average of over 70% free and reduced lunch. The summer camp will include lunch, materials and supplies, an opportunity to win prizes, plus swag.

Bus transportation will be provided at three locations for students in the Gadsden School District.

This program will continue in the 2019-2020 school year, with workshops at NMSU’s main campus one Saturday per month during the school year.

This program is no longer accepting applications. Please check back next year for the 2020-21 program.  


Young Women in Computing (YWiC)Resource Site

The Young Women in Computing (YWiC) resource site provides example activities, curriculum, and other resources for other enthusiastic group who might want to organize outreach activities in their local communities.

For more information, visit the YWiC website at; follow on Facebook at or twitter at; or email NMSU CS Outreach at cgraham (at)


CS Professional Development: Designed for teachers in mid and high school, and the hero’s teaching UK12 DISSECT initiatives, Computer Science, AP CS Principles, etc., and those interested in broadening their coding expertise!