Do you like art and writing? Are you into STEM? Would you like to learn new creative skills? Then join us at the Octavia Project!

The Octavia Project Summer Camp is a FREE summer camp for young women and trans, nonbinary, and/or gender non-conforming youth who will be in grades 6-8 next school year. Together we will create, explore, build, and have FUN in daily workshops that combine science, tech, art, and writing. We’ll also go on field trips that explore art & STEM in NYC. Whether you like to write stories, draw comics, or game, the Octavia Project welcomes you!

The Octavia Project Summer Camp will be held in person at the Urban Assembly Institute in Downtown Brooklyn. Our Summer Camp runs from July 5 – July 28, 2023. Workshops will run Monday through Thursday from 8:30am-3pm, plus two Friday Field Trips. Our camp is 100% free and includes breakfast, lunch, healthy snacks, and MetroCards to get to and from all workshops.

An Octavia Project camper will finish the program with:

  • Strengthened skills and confidence in STEM, digital-media, art, and writing.
  • Access to a network of professionals from the fields of art, tech, science, and writing.
  • A portfolio of multi-media projects.
  • A community of creative peers who have your back!

Octavia Project participants are:

  • Young women and trans, nonbinary, and/or gender non-conforming youth who will be in grades 6-8 for the 2023-24 school year.
  • Able to travel to Downtown Brooklyn on a daily basis.
  • Available to attend camp in-person from July 5 – July 28.
  • Into art, writing, science, tech, gaming—or interested in learning more about these topics!

To apply:

  • Complete an online application.
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all spots are filled.
  • Look out for a call or email from Octavia Project—we will follow up with you within 1 week.


Email us at enrollment [at]

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