Student Guide

Application deadline is March 15, 2023!


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We are glad you are interested in attending SAGE Camp at SLAC.  Check out this video to learn more about SAGE.


Why SAGE Camp at SLAC?

Have you ever wondered how you can make a difference in your community?

Are you curious about Science and Technology, but are not sure where to start to learn more? Do you want to be a part of a bold and supportive group whose goal is to encourage young women to explore and learn more about the world?

Then SAGE is for you.

The world needs innovative solutions that benefit our society and sustain our planet. The technologies and scientific discoveries that we make change the lives of people we care for.

You can be a part of the growing SAGE community, where young women as well as STEM professionals are advancing the groundbreaking work done by women who used to be girls just like you.

A Visit to The Observatory

Students creating their own personal flashlight!

Who Should Apply?

Students with diverse interests and abilities outside of STEM are specifically invited to apply. We value a wide variety of perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences that enrich interdisciplinary exploration. At SAGE, you will connect with STEM professionals who are passionate about all areas of life, you’ll meet athletes, artists, writers, cooks, musicians, rock-climbers, scuba-divers, surfers, and more.

  • Grade: must currently be in 9th, 10th or 11th grade in a Northern California school
  • Age: must be under 18 years of age in order to attend the full week of camp

How to Apply

Students apply online via a platform called Kaleidoscope, where they can save progress and pick up where they left off. A recommendation from a counselor, coach, teacher, or any adult is required. Students will input the recommender’s email address, and the system will send the request directly to the recommender.

Application Deadline: March 15, 2023

Recommendation Deadline: March 22, 2023


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Student FAQs

How does the student get the most out of SAGE Camp?

SAGE Camp is an opportunity to make professional connections, to bond with fellow students, to learn about scientific discoveries and engineering processes, and to explore possibilities for the future. Having an open and curious mindset will enable a student to get the most out of SAGE Camp.

What are important dates to keep in mind? 

March 15, 2023 - Application Deadline

Note: All applicants need a recommendation from a teacher, coach, counselor, or supervisor. The application form (via Kaleidoscope online portal) will ask for the recommender’s name and email address, and contact the recommender directly.

May 2023 – Notifications regarding status of student applications;

Selected applicants must accept (or decline) the invitation to SAGE Camp at SLAC.
Students who plan to attend must submit required documents.

July 23-29, 2023 – SAGE Camp at SLAC!

Is there a “dress code”?

The dress code is "business casual" all week. This can include jeans, t-shirts, tennis shoes, and other casual business wear. Plan to wear comfortable shoes always. There is a Gala Dinner at the end of the week. For that event, plan to wear "dressy casual" or "business dressy": This can include nice jeans and dressy top, knee length dress or skirt & dressy top, or dressy pants outfit, and accessories.

Can students bring their own snacks and favorite food?

There will be enough snacks for everyone throughout the week, including options for vegetarians. If you have a favorite snack that you’d like to share with everyone, please feel free to bring it. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided free during SAGE Camp at SLAC.

Can the students use their cell phones while at camp?

We have planned activities that will engage the students and create positive experiences that we hope they will remember for a long time. We encourage students to minimize use of their mobile device while at camp. It is best to keep expensive gadgets at home. Taking photos is allowed and encouraged.