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Barbara Cargill
Camp Director

Barbara Cargill

Barbara Cargill earned her undergraduate degree in Education from Baylor University and a Masters of Science in Science Education degree from Texas Woman’s University. Having taught high school science for almost ten years, she was the recipient of many teaching awards including a National Excellence Award for science teaching. Barbara’s interest in creative, hands-on learning for children combined with a love for science motivated her to found the WOW! program in 1995. The Woodlands is a wonderful place for the WOW! program and the community's response has prompted the creation of many other WOW! science programs.
On January 1st of 2005, Barbara was sworn in as a member of the Texas State Board of Education for a 4-year term. In July 2011, Governor Rick Perry appointed Barbara to serve as Chair of the board!  She considers it a great privilege to serve children, parents and teachers at the state level in Austin. Even with her busy schedule, Barbara is still able to do school outreach programs, teacher trainings, and birthday parties--if you contact her early enough!  Barbara and her husband Terry have been married for 27 years and have 3 precious sons. Terry has commented more than once that he feels like he is married to "Ellie Mae" with all the critters that live in their home. Their sons Blake and Chase are 20 and are sophomores in college.  Blake is at Baylor and Chase is at Chapman University in Los Angeles.  Connor is 18 and will attend UT McComb’s School of Business in the fall. These boys were the inspiration for Science Camp and still love to participate as Assistant Teachers!






WOW! Science Camp 2017:
Session I: June 26- June 30 from 9-12pm
Session II: June 26- June 30 from 1:30-4:30pm

Session III: July 10-14 from 9-12pm
Session IV: July 10-14 from 1:30-4:30pm

Tuition is $130 per child

Registration begins
this April. Check back soon.