Indiana 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 Purdue.  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/in-summer-camps-indiana-computer-camps/purdue-university-west-lafayette-are/


Purdue University –Calumet
Free Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology Summer Workshop

The School of Technology at Purdue University Calumet is offering a free summer workshop to high school and mature junior high school students in Hammond Indiana during the normal 8 week summer semester. This workshop will be held for 4 hours each week and offers theory and hands-on experience to help students discover if a career in Engineering Technology is right for them.  During the eight sessions, students will be exposed to fundamental theory and a laboratory environment to develop skills and explore the world of Electrical, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Technology.
Contact: Ed Perosky, ECET Academic Advisor, 219-989-2484,
Email: [email protected]
Web Site: http://webs.purduecal.edu/et/free-technology-workshop/


Purdue University
MITE July 3 – August 3, 2013

The Multiethnic Introduction To Engineering (MITE) program is being expanded this year to become a five week Academic Boot Camp for high schoolers heading into their senior year! We will have strong focus on Mathematics and college preparation and success strategies for students in attendance. MITE was initiated on the Purdue, West Lafayette campus as the Minority Introduction To Engineering Program in the summer of 1975. Participants in the MITE program are high school juniors identified through the College Entrance Examination Board and selected on the basis of their PSAT scores, high school grades, and expressed fields of interest. The majority of the participants in this program are residents of Indiana and surrounding states. This mix provides them with the unique opportunity to meet and interact with other students having similar interests and goals as they learn about engineering in the College of Engineering at Purdue University.
Contact: Dr. Darryl Dickerson, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (765-494-3974)
Email: [email protected]
Website:  https://engineering.purdue.edu/MEP/Programs/MITE


Purdue University
PREFACE July 7-12, 2013

PREFACE is designed for students in the 9th and 10th grade during the current spring semester. Program content emphasis is placed upon motivating participants to think about career choices as they relate to their own values, abilities and goals; hands-on projects related to engineering are performed; visitation to a variety engineering laboratories throughout the engineering disciplines are made available; and advanced workshops on study skill and test-taking techniques are offered. Emphasis is placed on helping participants understand the critical importance of the appropriate selection as well as strong performance in courses they take during the balance of their high school career.
Contact: Dr. Darryl Dickerson, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (765-494-3974)
Email: [email protected]
Website:  https://engineering.purdue.edu/MEP/Programs/PREFACE


Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI
POWER- Preparing Outstanding Women for Engineering Roles

The Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI in downtown Indianapolis offers this summer day camp to high school females. Participants will have the opportunity to talk and interact with female college students and women engineers working throughout Central Indiana. This is an opportunity to see what is available for women during college and in the engineering profession. Experience teamwork with hands on activities, find out opportunities during college while touring working labs, see engineering in action on a field trip, and ask questions to professional women engineers at industrial round tables. Learn about careers in engineering and find out how your interests are related to engineering.
Contact: Vickie Lawrence, Director, IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN (317-274-2533)
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.engr.iupui.edu/power


Purdue University
Seminar for Top Engineering Prospects (STEP)
Session 1: July 8-13, Session 2: July 15-20

STEP is a residential engineering camp for students who are heading into their senior year of high school.  This seminar provides a dynamic opportunity to explore the many disciplines within engineering and the “jobs of a lifetime” for which engineering can prepare you. For a week, you will be on a team creating solutions to a multifaceted design challenge that will allow you to explore and discover the full potential of your imagination and creativity. It takes teamwork to bring creative ideas to life, so during your stay you will be involved in collaborative classroom experiences that will help you develop vital skills that you will need as an engineer.  You will tour a number of departments within the College of Engineering to help you learn how as a future engineer, you can be involved with solving the complex grand challenges facing our global society. In addition, you will visit companies within the local area, so you can see first-hand engineering in action.  You will have the opportunity to ask questions about college admissions and the Purdue College of Engineering Program. We also have fun activities that will allow you to become better acquainted with your fellow STEP participants as well as let you explore the Purdue campus. Ultimately, our goal is to give you a taste of what it is like to “be an engineer” as well as an informal experience of being an engineering student at Purdue. It’s a full and exciting week from Sunday afternoon through lunch on Friday!
Contact: STEP Program Coordinator, College of Engineering Honors, Purdue University, Civil Building, Suite G293, 550 Stadium Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051. (765-494-7217)
Email: [email protected]
Web site: https://engineering.purdue.edu/STEP


Purdue University
Computer Graphics Summer Camp

This camp will provide students with hands-on sessions in fields such as Computer Animation, 3D Solid and Surface Modeling, WWW Development, Digital Publishing, Interactive Program and Multi-Media Design, Technical Illustration.
Contact: Clark Cory, Director, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (765.494.8730)
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://www2.tech.purdue.edu/cgt/information/camp/2010


Purdue University Women in Engineering Program
Engineering FYI: For Your Imagination: July 12, 2014

Engineering FYI: For Your Imagination is a FREE one-day on-campus event designed to increase interest in engineering among rising 7-9th grade students (completed 6-8th grade by summer of the event). The day features hands-on activities and interaction with current engineering students for participants and some activities for parents as well.
Contact: Sue Bayley, WIEP Outreach Coordinator, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (765) 496-7442:
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.purdue.edu/WIEP


Purdue University - College of Technology
Turned On To Technology And Leadership  (TOTAL)

The purpose of the TOTAL summer program is to introduce students to a college environment and various career opportunities within the field of Technology. During your stay at Purdue University we hope to increase your awareness to technical career choices and encourage young learners to take the appropriate high school courses in Math, Science and English to better prepare yourself for college and the College of Technology. Participants will be introduced to many hands-on learning experiences offered by the nine technology departments listed in the brochure. Some of the activities may include visiting the Purdue airport, learning about surveying in Building Construction Management, power in Mechanical Engineering Technology, graphic design in Computer Graphics Technology and much more. TOTAL is geared toward multi-cultural students entering the 7th and 8th grades. Cost: $250
Contact: Maurice Williams Jr, Recruitment and Retention Coordinator, Purdue University, College of Technology: (765-494-2331)
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.tech.purdue.edu/camps/TOTAL/


Purdue University - College of Technology
Technology Expanding All Minds (TEAM) - For students entering 9th and 10th grades

Change your world at our camp. Change your world by discovering Purdue University's College of Technology. From computers to airplanes, from building construction management to bio-metrics, you will find a variety of areas to get you excited about technology's future - and yours. Come see why over 600 females have found their future at Purdue's College of Technology. TEAM offers young women the opportunity to experience hands-on sessions with faculty members and graduate students. While at TEAM, you will experience what life is like as a college student as you reside in one of our many residence halls, eat in our delicious dining courts and walk our BIG 10 campus. TEAM is invigorating, inviting and looking for you to join us this summer. Cost $250
Contact: Maurice Williams Jr, Recruitment and Retention Coordinator, Purdue University, College of Technology: (765-494-2331)
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.tech.purdue.edu/camps/TEAM/


Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Operation Catapult

Operation Catapult is a three week summer camp for students interested in engineering, math and science between their junior and senior years of high school. Students will work in small groups with Rose-Hulman faculty and complete a project of their choosing. Field trips and lectures are also a part of the program.
Contact: Lisa Norton, Director, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN 47803 (812-877-8213) Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.rose-hulman.edu/catapult/


Trine University
BEST Camp

Trine University offers this summer day camp for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders interested in engineering, science, and technology.  Exciting topics include civil engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, CAD, material science, manufacturing tours, chemistry, and more.  The cost is $100/student, which includes mid-morning snacks.  Camp size is limited to 40 students, so register early to ensure acceptance.
Contact: Sue Baker, Administrative Assistant, Wade Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Trine University, 1 University Avenue, Angola, IN  46703, 260-665-4231
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.trine.edu/academics/special_programs/camps_fairs_competitions/default.cfm


University of Evansville
OPTIONS for High School Girls

OPTIONS for High School Girls is a week-long residential camp held on the University of Evansville campus. OPTIONS for High School Girls will expose participants to the vast career opportunities available in engineering and computer science through class work taught by UE professors which culminate in hands on projects. Offered for young women currently in the 9th, 10th, and 11th grades who have completed geometry, the experience also includes job shadowing with women professionals in the fields, plant tours, and many fun activities!
Contact: Ms. Tina Newman, Coordinator, University of Evansville, Evansville, IN 47722 (812-488-2651)
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://options.evansville.edu


University of Evansville
OPTIONS for Middle School Girls

OPTIONS for Middle School Girls is a four night residential camp for middle school aged girls. Held on the University of Evansville campus, OPTIONS for Middle School Girls will expose participants to the vast career opportunities available in engineering and computer science. The experience offers hands on projects with classes taught by UE current female engineering and computer science students as well women alumnae. Additionally there are field trips, team building, and personal challenge exercises.
Contact: Ms. Tina Newman, Coordinator, University of Evansville, Evansville, IN 47722 (812-488-2651). For further information about the dates of this year’s camps, please go to the web site listed below where you can also print the application for completion.
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://options.evansville.edu


University of Evansville
OPTIONS for Middle School Boys

OPTIONS for Middle School Boys is a five-day, day camp. Held on the University of Evansville campus, the experience will expose middle school aged boys to engineering and computer science through classes taught by current engineering and computer science students as well as some faculty. Additionally there are field trips and hands on projects.
Contact: Ms. Tina Newman, Coordinator, University of Evansville, Evansville, IN 47722 (812-488-2651). For further information about the dates of this year’s camps, please go to the web site listed below where you can also print the application for completion.
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://options.evansville.edu


University of Notre Dame
Introduction to Engineering

The College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame would like to introduce you to the world of opportunities available in engineering. Give us just three weeks of the summer between your junior and senior years in high school, and we'll give you an introduction to engineering that includes: A taste of college life, A chance to visit our campus and meet the faculty of the College of Engineering, An update on career opportunities in engineering, A look at the many facets of engineering, An overview of the elements of engineering design and computer programming, A tour of our state-of-the-art computer facilities, A chance to meet professional engineers. Contact: Ramzi Bualuan, IEP Director, 384 Fitzpatrick Hall of Engineering Notre Dame, IN 46556-5637 (574-631-6092)
Email: [email protected] 
Web site: http://iep.nd.edu/