Florida 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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ELHS Robotics Boosters, Inc.
FIRST Step Robotics, Inc.

East Lake High School Robotics Booster, Inc., is a non-profit corporation established to run summer workshops for children of elementary and middle school age. The workshops will be an exciting and fulfilling opportunity for your child to gain hands-on knowledge and experience in robotics, basic physics, science, math and technology. Children will be given a kit from which he/she will design and buld their own robot. The robots will not only be used as a tool for teaching, but also intended to complete assigned tasks. Each child will use his/her imagination and ingenuity to design and build their robot for competition on the last day.
Contact: J. Paul Wahnish, Director, 36181 East Lake Road #287, Palm Harbor, FL 34685 (407-491-0903)
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.roboticsboosters.com


Embry - Riddle Aeronautical University
Summer Academy

Embry-Riddle's Summer Academy camps are residential programs at the Daytona Beach campus that introduce the technology of today to the aviators and astronauts of tomorrow. Students live in on-campus dormitories under the supervision of approved chaperons and share their initial experience of university living with other young people their age.
Contact: Summer Academy, Embry - Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3900 (800-359-4550 or 904-226-6499)
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.erau.edu/db/summer/summeracademy.html
 

Engineering Minds Summer Workshops
Engineering Minds Summer Workshop is designed for high achieving middle and high school students with interests in science and technology. It is a rigorous and fun experience designed and taught by veteran engineers to inspire, enlighten, and empower students through interactive lectures, projects, experiments, and presentations. Students will also learn about the scientists, mathematicians, physicists, chemists, visionaries, and entrepreneurs throughout history who changed the world, from the electron's perspective.
Contact: Dr. Stephan P. Athan, Engineer and Educator, Tampa, FL (813-493-4773).
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.engineeringminds.org


Florida Atlantic University
Engineering Scholars' Program

ESP engages students in challenging educational activities not available in high school and provides them opportunities to explore engineering and computer science as possible career choices. Instruction is provided by top FAU Engineering faculty. Team projects utilizing state-of-the-art laboratories of the FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science are emphasized. A unique system of class mentors assists students with the transition to college-level work. Class sizes are limited to approximately twenty students. Contact: Brenda J. Simmons, Director, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Bldg. 96 East, Room 102Q, Boca Raton, FL 33431 (561-297-2680)
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.eng.fau.edu/engineering-student-services


Florida Atlantic University
Fundamentals of Engineering

Fundamentals of Engineering is a non-residential summer course that provides students with the opportunity to learn more about the field of engineering, sharpen their math and science skills, learn to write scientific and technical reports, compete in design contests and to develop college survival techniques. This course is a dual enrollment program for high school sophmores, juniors and seniors
Contact: Pre College Programs, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Bldg. 96 East, Room 102Q, Boca Raton, FL 33431 (561-297-2680)
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.dessa.fau.edu/precollegiate-programs


Florida State University
SciGirls Summer Camp

Florida State University's National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, through its educational programs department (the Center for Integrating Research and Learning), hosts 32 middle school girls each summer for a 2-week SciGirls camp. SciGirls I and SciGirls II are for girls in grades 6-10 who have an interest in science. In partnership with WFSU-TV, our public broadcasting center, we provide 2 full weeks of science activities developed and led by women scientists, graduate students, undergraduates, and educators. The camp is now in its third year.
Contact: Patricia J. Dixon, Ph.D., Director, Center for Integrating Research and Learning, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, 1800 E. Paul Dirac Dr., Tallahassee, FL 32310 (850-644-4707)
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.magnet.fsu.edu/education/


Hillsborough Community College
FLATE Engineering and Robotics Summer Camps
Florida Advanced Technological Education (FLATE) Center, the National Science Foundation Center for high-tech manufacturing is partnering with Hillsborough Community College (HCC), the School District of Hillsborough County and local manufacturers to offer several robotics camps this summer. The camps will be held in the student services building at HCC’s Brandon campus, and are designed to enhance campers’ skills needed to succeed in manufacturing, robotics and other STEM related careers. The camps are day camps and offer students a variety of different level robotics and engineering challenges. The camps are hands-on, engaging, and fun.
Contact: FLATE Outreach Manager, Hillsborough Community College – Brandon Campus; 10414 E. Columbus Drive; Tampa, FL 33619 (813-253-7838)
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.fl-ate.org/projects/camps.html


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 the University of Miami and Rollins College. 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/fl-summer-camps-florida-computer-camps


University of Miami
Division of Continuing and International Education
Summer Scholars Program

The Summer Scholar Programs offers an interdisciplinary experience for students who are looking to discover college life. This program is open for high school students who are currently in their sophomore or junior year and have at least a 3.0 grade point average. This credit bearing program gives students the inside scoop of college life while teaching them discipline, time management, and responsibility. Summer Scholars offers nine programs, worth between 4 - 6 college semester credits, that can be found at www.miami.edu/summerscholar. This year's highlight is in Engineering. Faculty and staff from the renowned College of Engineering have teamed up the division of Continuing and International Education to offer students a hands on look into the fields of mechanical, aerospace, civil, architectural and environmental engineering.
Contact: Dana Render, Director, Assistant Director, Summer Scholars Program , University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL (1-800-STUDY-UM)
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.miami.edu/summerscholar


University of Florida
Student Science Training Program

The SSTP is a seven-week residential program for rising 11-12th grade students who are interested in careers in science, math, computers, and engineering. An individual track is designed for each participant focusing primarily on a research assignment with a UF faculty mentor. Students work in an active laboratory 25 hours a week; at the end a series of lectures on research and applications of current science and engineering; participate in weekly seminars, workshops, and research discussion groups. Students study strategies, career exploration, and ethics discussions are incorporated into the program.
Contact: Ms. Deborah E. Paulin, Assistant Director, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-2010 (352-392-2310) Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.cpet.ufl.edu/


University of West Florida, Division of Continuing Education
Explore Summer Programs

The Explore Summer Programs offers a variety of robust STEM related programs for students 1st through 12th grade.  Our programs are centered around STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Program topics include robotics, marine science at Pensacola Beach Elementary, architecture, construction, math and many more.
Contact: Explore Summer Program Office (850-474-2083)
Email: [email protected]
Web Site: http://uwf.edu/explorecamps/index.cfm