Colorado 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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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
Email: [email protected]
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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)
Email: [email protected]
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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)
Email: [email protected]
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iD Tech Camps
Summer Technology and Computer Camps

Love programming, gaming, or robotics?  Take hobbies further and gain a competitive edge! Create iPhone apps, programs with C++ and Java, video games, websites, movies, 3D models, robots, 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 CSU-Fort Collins and the University of Denver.  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]

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.
Email: [email protected]
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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)
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