Connecticut 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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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 Sacred Heart and Wesleyan.  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 (held at Yale), and iD Visual Arts Academy (filmmaking and photography).
Email: [email protected]

iD Programming Academy for Teens
2-Week, Overnight Summer Program

What could be better than spending 2 weeks with other Teens who share your same interests.  Discover a potential career while interacting with industry professionals, building a portfolio for college, and engaging in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education. Courses: Robotics Engineering & Coding, iPhone App Development, Android App Development, and more.  Learn in small classes (guaranteed max 8:1) taught by top-tier instructors. Held at Yale, Stanford, UCLA, MIT, UT Austin, Princeton, American, and Lake Forest College. Accredited Continuing Education Units available. Also, year-round learning opportunities.  Additional multi-week summer camp Teen programs for ages 13-18 at select universities include: iD Gaming Academy and iD Visual Arts Academy (filmmaking and photography). Locations: Held at Yale, Stanford, UCLA, MIT, UT Austin, Princeton, American, and LFC.
Contact: 1-888-709-TECH (8324)
Email: [email protected]

United States Coast Guard Academy
Academy Introduction to Mission (AIM):
Academy Introduction to Mission (AIM): AIM is designed for students entering their senior year of high school and consists of seven action-packed days from reveille at 0600 to taps at 2200 where students live the life of a Coast Guard Academy cadet. The week's objectives focus on giving participants first hand knowledge of the USCGA; empowering them to make informed decisions about applying to and attending USCGA. Students experience the challenges and rewards of rigorous academics at an engineering school, and by military and physical training. This includes morning calisthenics, sailing, touring a Coast Guard cutter and aircraft, competing in athletics, and participating in a engineering robotic boat building competition.
Contact: AIM Project Officer, Admissions Division, US Coast Guard Academy Phone: 1 (800) 883-USCG (8724)
Email: [email protected]
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University of Connecticut
Explore Engineering E2

High Schoolers Learn Engineering is Fun. E2 is a one-week residential summer program for current high school juniors and seniors. During this exciting week at the Storrs Campus, participants explore engineering careers by working in small groups with faculty and college students to learn what various engineers do in the workplace; learn and demonstrate engineering concepts and during the evenings YESS Program (6-8 pm Monday - Wednesday) students focus on a single engineering discipline by fabricating a discipline specific device. The week wraps up with demonstrations of items the students created during the week. Examples include rudimentary EKG devices, Smart Lego vehicles that can follow a trail, fuel cell and other energy efficient devices, wooden bridges, environmental friendly processes and how to resolve differences.
Contact: Kimberly Duby, School of Engineering, 191 Auditorium Road, Unit 3187, Storrs, CT 06269-3187. (860-486-5466)
Email: [email protected]
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University of Hartford
GETSET!  Girls Exploring Technology, Science and Engineering for Tommorrow!
GETSET! is a two week day program from July 12th – 23rd for girls from East Hartford, Hartford, and West Hartford entering freshman, sophomore or junior year of high school.  The two week program at the University of Hartford’s state-of-the-art facilities, will introduce girls to science, architecture and engineering through hands-on projects with UHart professors that include building an artificial pacemaker, mixing audio tracks, and testing designs in a wind tunnel.  Participant will also take part in afternoon workshops meeting with current scientists and engineers as well as fun team-building activities that include a project presentation at the end of the program.
Contact: Clif Scorso, College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture, University of Hartford  (860-768-5538)