High School Code Camp

  • March 30 - April 3, 2015
  • 20 Students

Apply to a week-long program at our San Francisco office, where you’ll build an exciting project, discover a new potential career path, and meet amazing role models and new friends. Enjoy free food (including Boba!) while making something you’re proud of.

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The story behind High School Code Camp

At Square, we’ve built a culture that encourages collaboration, diversity, and entrepreneurship. In 2014, High School Code Camp was an eight-month, after-school program designed to prepare young women in San Francisco for the AP Computer Science exam. Now that Square engineers are teaching local students in the classroom through programs like TEALS and Girls Who Code Clubs, the program has evolved to focus on real-world exposure into careers in technology and to encourage students to stay curious about the field of engineering.

Our second High School Code Camp is open to young men and women, and we will select a diverse group of students that represents what we want the future of tech to look like. This year’s program will run for one week over SFUSD’s spring break and include an introduction to computer science through hands-on learning, 1:1 mentorship, career panels, tech company tours, inspirational speakers, and team building activities.

Why Code Camp matters

By 2020, 1.4 million computer specialist job openings projected.

The percentage of the 1.4 million jobs that can be filled by U.S. computing graduates.

High school girls who expressed an interest in majoring in computer science.

Program Details


Build creative projects with code and the help of Square engineers.


Discover new career paths and future opportunities at San Francisco tech companies.


Meet new friends, mentors, and role models.

The Schedule

Applications Due
February 20, 2015
Participates Notified
March 6, 2015
Code Camp
March 30 - April 3, 2015


  • Current high school student attending a public or private high school in the city of San Francisco, California or surrounding areas.
  • Available to attend classes at Square between 9am-6pm, every day between March 30-April 3, 2015.
  • Permission granted by student’s parent and/or legal guardian(s).
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Got Questions?

Email us at codecamp@squareup.com