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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Alexa Café: Chic, All-Girls Summer Tech Camps
Immerse in this chic concept where girls ages 10-15 discover coding, design, filmmaking, leadership, entrepreneurship, and more in a unique, stylish setting. This program is about more than technology. It's about making the world a better place and innovating solutions to help others in our local communities and beyond our borders. Alexa Café isn't just an all-girls summer tech camp. It's a movement.
These weeklong, day and overnight STEM summer programs are held at select campuses nationwide including Bryn Mawr College, Georgia Tech, and others.
iD Tech also offers iD Tech Camps (for ages 7-17), iD Programming Academy (for teens), iD Game Design & Development Academy (for teens), and iD Tech Mini (half/full day for ages 6-9).
Challenger Learning Center of Colorado
Build and launch rockets! Be an astronaut! Learn about living in space! Fly a simulated space mission to the Moon or Mars! Save the International Space Station or the crew of a lost space ship! Learn about the solar system and the principles of flight! Week-long half-day Summer Space Adventures are available in June and July for students entering grades 1-12.
Contact: Challenger Learning Center of Colorado, 10215 Lexington Drive, Suite 110 Colorado Springs, CO 80920 (719) 598-9755
Web site: www.clccs.org
Colorado School of Mines
Engineering Design Camp for High School Students
Explore the world of engineering as you experience a fun and creative teamwork challenge by participating in a week-long, hands-on authentic engineering design practice. This summer design curriculum is based on CSM's unique college-level EPICS Program, which integrates technical, team, and communication skills to solve an open-ended problem. For students who have completed their Freshman year of high school.
Contact: K-12 Programs, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 80401 (303-273-3995)
Web site: http://students.csmspace.com/
Colorado State University & Northrop Grumman
The Northrop Grumman and Colorado State University's summer experience is designed to broaden the STEM literacy and capabilities in all students who attend. Building confidence in pre-collegiate students to study and enter STEM fields is approached through a mix of enrichment activities that includes STEM instruction, building, designing, experimentation, and problem solving. Daily briefs and lunch speaker topics include career and educational guidance to encourage students to set goals and prepare for their educational future. Each of the seven STEM content tracks are taught by role models from Colorado State University and Northrop Grumman staff and student interns. Web site contains track descriptions and sign up details.
Web Site: https://wsnet.colostate.edu/cwis6/events/events/details?title=STEM+Cyber+Security+Camp+2015
Colorado State University – Summer Study Programs
Summer Study’s pre-college summer programs offer unique summer opportunities, which combine stimulating academics with unforgettable sports, recreational, social and/or cultural activities. CSU offers challenging pre-college summer programs including high-interest summer enrichment classes at Colorado State University while traveling to exciting and breathtaking locations throughout the state. Our summer study programs allow you the choice of either our 4-week, 3-week or 2-week summer enrichment program.
Web Site: http://www.summerstudy.com
Engineering for Kids, Denver
Ignite the Innovator in your Engineer! We engage kids to work and play with Engineering concepts - giving them the opportunity to increase achievement in Math and Science, boost their interest in STEM based careers & increase their knowledge and appreciation of Engineers & Engineering in the US. Camps are offered every week in the Summer, kids will build, tinker, explore, and learn about Engineering Concepts. Come build robots, vehicles, bridges, launch rockets, create video games and more! Camps available for Junior Engineers (ages 5-6), Apprentice Engineers (ages 7 - 11) and Master Engineers (ages 12 - 14.)
Contact: Engineering for Kids, 6972 S Vine Street, Suite 353, Centennial, CO 80122, 720-390-7972. (Next to the Arapahoe Library)
Web site: www.engineeringforkids.net/denver
iD Tech Camps: Code, Game, Create!
Develop real-world tech skills and experience firsthand how interests can turn into a college degree and future career. Led by hip, tech-savvy instructors, ages 7-17 code apps, design video games, mod with Minecraft, engineer robots, build websites, produce films, and more. Curriculum is delivered in small clusters of just 8 students per instructor for personalized learning. Optional Accredited Continuing Education Units issued by Villanova are available.
These weeklong, day and overnight STEM summer programs are held at 100+ campuses nationwide including Stanford, Princeton, Yale, and others.
iD Tech also offers iD Programming Academy (for teens), iD Game Design & Development Academy (for teens), Alexa Café (all-girls STEM program), and iD Tech Mini (half/full day for ages 6-9).
Questions? We’d be happy to help! Call: 1-888-709-8324
Web site: www.iDTech.com
iD Game Design & Development Academy for Teens
Don't just play video games—create your own!
Discover how your passion for gaming can lead to a college degree and future career! At iD Game Design & Development Academy, teens ages 13-18 get immersed in game design, development, programming, 3D modeling & animation, and 3D level design. You'll learn from elite faculty, tour a real studio, and interact with gaming industry professionals.
iD Game Design & Development Academy is held at select campuses nationwide including Stanford, Vassar, Villanova, and others.
iD Tech also offers iD Tech Camps (for ages 7-17), iD Programming Academy (for teens), Alexa Café (all-girls STEM program), and iD Tech Mini (half/full day for ages 6-9).
Web site: www.iDGameDevAcademy.com
National Society of Black Engineers
Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK)
JOIN THE FUN IN LEARNING! The SEEK Program is designed to be a fun and engaging educational experience, led by NSBE engineering students and technical professionals dedicated to pursuing professional excellence and giving back to the community. The SEEK Program utilizes a hands-on design curriculum supplied by various Educational Curriculum companies and Cooperate Sponsors. Campers will work in teams, using their knowledge to solve problems and create products while discovering the underlying math and science principles involved in these processes. Each week, the campers will take on a new project, culminating with a presentation, design competition and physical competitions that all parents are encouraged to attend. This FREE three-week program is open to students who are current 3rd through 5th graders or current 6th through 8th graders (6th-8th offered in selected locations). The program will be held at a local elementary school or middle school, and will include 100 students in each grade level, for a total of 300 students served per program. Fifty Collegiate mentors will be utilized to facilitate the program. The camp is a commuter-based program for students, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am and ending at 3:30 pm (times may vary at certain locations). SEEK Inspiring the NEXT Generation of Engineers! Visit our website for more information and locations.
Web site: http://www.nsbe.org/seek.aspx
University of Denver
The Making of an Engineer
Two-week resident program on the beautiful campus of the University of Denver with 24-hour supervision, hands on learning, opportunity to attend exciting field trips, and exploring the development of future technologies. Gain insight about fundamentals of Computer, Electrical,and Mechanical Engineering through design and building of robots.
Contact: Office of Outreach Programs, College of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Denver, Denver, CO 80208 (303-871-3787)
Web site: http://www.du.edu/secs/moe