"Even though we think we are equal, we don't have equal pay yet, and we also don't have equal numbers in those same sciences," assistant summer camp director Helen Zientek said.
They're trying to bridge the gender gap with middle-school students attending the camp by boosting their confidence.
"When they get into middle school, their bodies are in motion and they change and hormones start to kick in and many of them start to say, 'I'm not smart as the boys,' " Zientek said.
According to the organization's recent survey, 82 percent of the girls in the Tech Trek summer camp eventually choose a science class in high school. Even colleges are stepping in by providing a place for the summer camps.
"We also wanted to make sure that young girls understood what engineering is all about because there is a misconception that engineering is about changing the oil in your car. and not as you can see working with robots or working with chemistry or physics," Ebony Tanner with Palm Beach State College said.