"If you really want to reach us, bring the camp to our hometowns."
The Bulldog Bytes team began taking the elementary camp program to local communities across Mississippi beginning in 2016 with a camp held in Columbus. This camp was funded by NCWIT's AspireIT program and directed by Aspirations in Computing award winner Mary Lee. In 2017, day camps were hosted in Columbus and West Point for elementary girls with funding from GenCyber.
2018 GenCyber day camps for elementary girls were hosted in the following Mississippi communities:
Columbus, June 4 - June 8, hosted at the Mississippi School for Mathematics & Science
Decatur, June 11 - June 15, hosted at East Central Community College
Jackson, June 11 - June 15, hosted at Tougaloo College
Holly Springs. June 11 - June 15, hosted at Rust College
Eupora, June 18 - 22, hosted at Eupora First United Methodist Church
West Point, June 25 - June 29, hosted at Bryan Public Library
2018 day camps for elementary girls were hosted in the following Mississippi communities, with sponsorship from the National Center for Women and Information Technology AspireIT program and MSU Alum Doug Marchant:
Mize, July 9 - 13, MIze Attendance Center Library (3rd - 6th grade girls)
Starkville, June 25-29, Mississippi State University (rising 3rd - 5th grade girls)