Arizona Camps

The following camp directory lists some of the summer camps for K-12 students in engineering throughout the United States and Canada that are and were previously offered. The directory lists camps that have been hosted by Universities and research centers in the past. Please note that all camps may not be offered every year and that new camps and programs are currently being added. Old or unsuccessful programs are always being eliminated or modified. A substantial number of programs specifically target minorities, women, and other groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences. The programs offered change frequently, and this database is not comprehensive. This is only meant to be a guide to aid your search for engineering education preparation tools. Many of the programs offer scholarships and may have application deadlines as early as January. If you are interested in a program, please email, call or write the organization listed for an application and the most current information available.


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Arizona State University
Computer Science and Engineering Program

Focus will be on computer science and computer systems engineering. Student will learn basic programming and a selection of technologies that will broaden their knowledge of the fields of computer science and engineering. In addition, students will program and build a Sumo-Bot Robot. The program will end with a robotic competition.
Target Group: Students entering 10th, 11th or 12th grade
Application Fee: $25 (non refundable) + Tuition: $240; scholarships available
Camp Type: Non-residentiaL students must be picked up and dropped off daily, 8:30 am-3:30 pm
Contact: Arizona State University, Center for Outreach and Recruitment, Summer Institute 2004, Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, P.O. Box 878106, Tempe, AZ 85287-8106 (tel: 480-965-4665) (fax:480-965-8394)
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.fulton.asu.edu/fulton/departments/cor/summer/summerinstitute.php


Arizona State University
Computer Gaming Camp

Students will work with faculty and staff who have game industry experience to create prototypes for computer games using the latest software, hardware, and development tools. The program provides the optimal balance between creativity and application, evaluation and analysis, and instruction-based learning and hands-on practice. By the completion of the program, the students will have developed a game concept, identified the target audience, and created a working prototype. Target Group: Students entering 10th, 11th or 12th grade.
Application Fee: $25 (non-refundable) + Tuition: $1,500; scholarships may be available Camp Type: Non-residential: students must be picked up and dropped off daily, 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Contact: Arizona State University, Center for Outreach and Recruitment, Summer Institute 2004, Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, P.O. Box 878106, Tempe, AZ 85287-8106 (tel: 480-965-4665) (fax:480-965-8394)
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.fulton.asu.edu/fulton/departments/cor/summer/summerinstitute.php


Arizona State University
MESA National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI)

Camps focuses specifically on civil engineering and transportation issues.
Target Group: STI I - Underrepresented minority students entering grades 10-12; STI II - Applicants must have attended a previous STI I program and be entering the 12th grade.
Camp Type: Residential: room and board, classroom materials and supplies will be provided.
Application Fee: $25 - No Tuition
Pending Funding by Federal Highway Administration Contact: Arizona State University, Center for Outreach and Recruitment, Summer Institute 2004, Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, P.O. Box 878106, Tempe, AZ 85287-8106 (tel: 480-965-4665) (fax:480-965-8394)
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.asu.edu/


Arizona State University
WISE-UP (choices for women in engineering and construction) 

Students will work in teams to complete and present a week long engineering project.
Target Group: Girls entering grades 10 - 12 (40 participants)
Application Fee: $25 - Tuition: $175
Camp Type: Residential: room and board, classroom materials and supplies will be provided. Pending Funding by Intel
Contact: Arizona State University, Center for Outreach and Recruitment, Summer Institute 2004, Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, P.O. Box 878106, Tempe, AZ 85287-8106 (tel: 480-965-4665) (fax:480-965-8394)
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.asu.edu/


Arizona State University
WISE (Women in Applied Science and Engineering) TEAMS 

Students will explore the many fields of engineering and construction through hands-on activities, games, short lectures, and laboratory visits.
Target Group: Girls ---Level I grades 6-7, Level II grades 8-9 (40 participants)
Application Fee: $25 - Tuition: $50
Camp Type: Three-day commuter camp (8:30am - 3:30pm) Pending Funding by Intel
Contact: Arizona State University, Center for Outreach and Recruitment, Summer Institute 2004, Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, P.O. Box 878106, Tempe, AZ 85287-8106 (tel: 480-965-4665) (fax:480-965-8394)
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.asu.edu/


Arizona State University - Polytechnic Campus
ROLLER COASTER DESIGN

Ever wondered how roller coasters were designed? In this class you will learn how to build your own roller coaster and learn the physics and engineering of it from an ASU engineering professor. There is even a possibility of visiting an active roller coaster here in the valley for a behind-the-scenes tour and ride. Sign up now! It's the most popular ASU Collegiate Scholar Summer Enrichment and fills up fast.
Contact: Mark D. Duplissis, Ed.D., Executive Director: High School Relations, Arizona State University, PO Box 876705, Tempe, Arizona 85287-6705, (480-965-2621)
Email: Mark[email protected]
Web site: http://promise.asu.edu/csp


Arizona State University - Polytechnic Campus
WISE (Women in Science /Engineering) Symposium @ POLY

High school female students interested in the worlds of science and engineering get a glimpse into these fields by interacting with professors at this one day event. Hear their professors' stories about their career paths and learn valuable leadership techniques. You will also interact with college students in the field.  The purpose of this event is to make high school females comfortable about exploring and going into these important educational directions.
Contact: Mark D. Duplissis, Ed.D., Executive Director: High School Relations, Arizona State University, PO Box 876705, Tempe, Arizona 85287-6705, (480-965-2621)
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://promise.asu.edu/csp


iD Tech Camps
Summer Technology and Computer Camps

Love programming or gaming? Take hobbies further and gain a competitive edge! Create iPhone apps, programs with C++ and Java, video games, websites, movies, 3D models, robots, films, photos, and more.  Accredited Continuing Education Units are available.  Over 130,000 students ages 7-17 have enrolled in fun and challenging, weeklong, day and overnight programs held at 60 prestigious universities in 27 states including ASU.  Small classes (max 8:1) are guaranteed, and taught by adult-only instructors for personalized curriculum with a small group to optimize learning and social experiences. Additional multi-week summer camp teen programs for ages 13-18 at select universities include: iD Gaming Academy, iD Programming Academy, and iD Visual Arts Academy (filmmaking and photography).
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.internaldrive.com/locations/az-summer-camps-arizona-computer-camps/asu-tempe-area/


University of Arizona
Astronomy Camps-Teens

Offers a unique opportunity to use research telescopes (40-61 inch apertures) at the Mount Lemmon Observatory and learn first-hand about astronomy, physics, mathematics, and engineering. Includes daytime lectures on modern astronomical topics and space art, field trips, group research projects. Advanced Camp emphasizes group research with modern astronomical instruments. Career opportunities modeled. No prior knowledge of astronomy necessary.
Contact: Dr. Donald McCarthy, Astronomer, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721-0065 (520-621-4079)
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.astronomycamp.org/


University of Arizona
Summer Engineering Academy (SEA)

The College of Engineering at the University of Arizona (UA) will offer a Summer Engineering Academy (SEA) to attract qualified high school students to consider engineering as a career option. The fundamental idea behind the SEA program is to show prospective engineers exactly how an idea becomes reality. In this program, student teams will design aerodynamic cars and devices under the theme of Technology in Service of Society, make models that will be tested in a specially built wind tunnel. Students will be trained to use SolidWorks™, Powder Injection 3-D Printing and for Computer Aided Design (CAD) and rapid prototyping (RP), respectively. Additionally, the program has Major Specific programs designed to give High School Students and Graduating Seniors an in-depth look at specific Engineering programs. These camps include Mining Engineering (June 23-28), Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (July 7-12), Electrical, Computer, and Optical Engineering (July 14-19), and lastly Aerospace, Mechanical and Civil Engineering (July 21-26). The SEA program has won numerous grants and awards
Contact: Cecilia Gaxiola, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721-0065 (520-621-4018)
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://dev.engr.arizona.edu/future/sea


University of Arizona
Summer Engineering Robotics Camp (SERC)
The University of Arizona's Summer Engineering Robotics camp is a Day Camp for Students in 7th to 8th grade to learn about the importance of Math and Science in a fun and educational way. The fundamental idea behind the Summer Engineering Robotics Camp is to show prospective engineers exactly how an idea becomes reality. Students will build robots from Lego Mindstorm kits and compete in design team challenges testing their models for speed, endurance, and other technological abilities. Students will also be exposed to computer programming. Classroom lectures will cover topics ranging from fundamentals of mathematics and physics to engineering design and project management. Prizes will be awarded to the best overall designs. Students will also be able to experience engineering around campus with guest lectures from student clubs and design teams as well as from industry.
Contact: Cecilia Gaxiola, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721-0065 (520-621-4018)
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://dev.engr.arizona.edu/future/pre-college