Girls Innovation Academy

Girls Innovation Academy @ SU is a strategic female-only initiative tailored to middle-school girls to enhance their competence and confidence in innovation and leadership. In a collaborative, supportive and creative environment, girls entering sixth, seventh and eighth grade explore science, technology, environment, civic engagement, communication and arts. We invite girls to uncover their potential, prepare for higher education and discover unexplored career paths. 

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Girls stand in front of a NASA aircraft at Wallops Island during GIA 2017

Program Highlights

  • The three-week summer program is held at Salisbury University, an award-winning “green” campus.
  • Both sessions focus on leadership, communication, technology and innovation.
  • Each week, the group travels to off-campus sites to learn about technology in action – including NASA and high-tech businesses.
  • Leadership training includes creating and presenting vision boards, social media identity and safety, bias and perceptions, nonverbal power, relational support and networks, media myths of women, conflict resolution, college readiness, cultural diversity, improvisation, and team building through outdoor leadership activities.
  • Computer-lab training features stop-motion video, soundtrack recording, 3D printing, light-board video, web design, blogging, Slack, information literacy, online education and poster design. 
  • Campus tours involve IT, Eastern Shore Regional GIS Cooperative, Perdue Hub Entrepreneurship Center, Henson Medical Simulation Center, sustainable buildings, beehives, neuroscience lab, BEACON, solar energy stations, TV and audio production studios, and art galleries.

Limited financial assistance is available. To apply for a Children's Home Foundation campership grant please download and mail in this form. Assistance through GIA can be requested when filling out the online registration.


Click on the picture above to see video of our tour of Piedmont Airlines Headquarters 
at Salisbury Regional Airport!

GIA continues to be an amazing experience for my daughter.  We as parents are always seeking a safe place where children learn, grow, make friends and be themselves. GIA is that place. My daughter has made friends she keeps in touch with and is looking forward to upcoming summer program.
Sushma Agarwal Parent

Summer Camps

Salisbury University is host site to a variety of camps during the summer, including many camps offered by SU coaches. Subscribe to our newsletters to keep up to date on family events and news.

Click here to download the 2017 Summer Camp Flyer.

Many camps return to Salisbury year after year. A list of popular camps are:

  • All World Lacrosse Camp
  • Contact Football Camp
  • Dynamic Baseball Tournament
  • Eastern Shore Baseball
  • Gull Volleyball Camp
  • Nike Basketball Camp
  • Nike Basketball Shooting Camp
  • Nike Girls Lacrosse
  • Nike Softball
  • Nike Tennis I
  • Nike Tennis II
  • No. 1 Soccer Camp
  • Sea Gull Lacrosse Academy
  • Sea Gull Lacrosse Academy
  • Soccer Sessions I
  • Soccer Sessions II
  • SU Science Camp