Massachusetts 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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Boston University, Physics Department
The Boston University in Science & Engineering Program (RISE)

The Research Internship in Science & Engineering provides academically motivated rising high school seniors with the opportunity to conduct university-level research in state-of-the-art laboratories, alongside some of the sharpest scientific minds in the country. Contact: Dr. Alexandra Adams, Associate Director of Summer Term, High School RISE Program, 755 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 105, Boston, MA 02215 (617-353-1378)
Email: buhssumr@bu.edu
Web site: http://www.bu.edu/summer/high-school-programs/research-internship/


Digital Media Academy
Computer Camps and Technology Courses Harvard University

Kids Jr. Adventures ages 6-8 & Adventures ages 9-12, Pre-Teens (11-14), and Teens (13-18) will experience digital media & art adventures by participating with hands-on learning environment in any of these camp courses. 3D Game Modding, Design, Development and Programming, Digital Art, and Web Design, Filmmaking, Robotics using Maya, Flash, Photoshop CS5, Python, C++, and Microsoft Visual Studio. NET. Our summer camps offer a more sophisticated learning environment than any other summer computer camp. Digital Media Academy is accredited by the prestigious Stanford University with all teen camp courses project-based and taught by award-winning industry experts. . All summer courses offered for day & overnighters camp located on prestigious university campuses both in U.S. & Canada. Also offered a multi-course Digital Media Academy Certification Programs
Other Locations: Stanford University, Harvard University, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Brown University, University of California at San Diego (UCSD), Drexel University, University of British Columbia, Swarthmore College, George Washington, and University of Chicago.
Contact: Call Toll Free (866) 656-3342
Email: info@digitalmediaacademy.org
Web: http://www.digitalmediaacademy.org/


Boston - Metro West: Regis College, Weston MA and the Gann Academy, Waltham MA
Edge on Science

Choose from Galileo’s Astronomy, Bridge Building, Catapult Engineering, Summer Rocket Blast Off and the Hydraulics Makerspace. These are project based introductions to engineering. We use drawings, tools, hardware, measuring instruments, computer applications and modeling to build things like a catapult, rocket, bridge, hydraulic machine or a telescope. Children take on challenges, while making new friends and having fun. For ages 9 to 14, depending on the particular session.
Child to instructor ratio of 7:1 or less
Lead instructor is an engineer
Contact: John Aviste, P.Eng. at 315-773-5673
E-mail: javiste@edgeonscience.com
Web: Edge on Science


The Experimentory
Deerfield Academy Summer Program

Innovation happens at the intersections between disciplines, people, and ways of thinking about the world. Scientists collaborate with artists, writers with musicians, and engineers with entertainers. The results: fresh solutions to age-old problems. But how do you learn to innovate, collaborate, and explore in this way? Spend some time at The Experimentory, and you will find out! The Experimentory is a place to flex your creativity and expand your curiosity alongside friends interested in doing the same. In class you will explore new subject areas, working creatively, collaborating with others, how to learn from setbacks, and, eventually, how to make something fresh and new.
Contact: Jill Schaffer, Director of The Experimentory, 7 Boyden Lane, PO Box 87, Deerfield, MA  01342, 413-774-1436
Email: experimentory@deerfield.edu
Web site: www.deerfield.edu/experimentory


Harvard University Summer School
Secondary School Students Program

Courses for undergraduate credit in anthropology (including archaeology); astronomy; biochemistry; biology; chemistry; computer science; engineering science; history of science; college algebra; graphs; functions and mathematical modeling; precalculus; calculus, linear algebra and differential equations; psychology; quantitative reasoning; physics and laboratory electronics; sociology; and statistics are offered.
Contact: Harvard University Summer School, Cambridge, MA 02138 (617-495-3192)


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
Email: info@iDTech.com
Web site:  www.iDTech.com


iD Tech Mini: Mini Camp. HUGE Fun!
It's never too early to dream BIG! iD Tech Mini offers weeklong, half day and full day camps for aspiring young techies ages 6-9. Come play and explore STEM concepts in coding, game design, robotics, and web design. With an emphasis on experiential creativity, friendship, and fun, you'll discover new tech skills in an energetic, kid-friendly learning environment.
iD Tech Mini is held at select campuses nationwide including Caltech, Benedictine University, 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 Alexa Café (all-girls STEM program).
Contact: 1-888-709-8324
Email: info@iDTech.com
Web site:  www.iDTechMini.com


iD Programming Academy for Teens
Learn how programming can lead to a college degree and your dream career. Ages 13-18 get immersed for 2 weeks in coding, app development, game modding, web programming, and robotics engineering. Learn from elite faculty and collaborate with likeminded peers in small classes (max 8:1 student to instructor ratios, guaranteed). Tour a real studio and gain valuable industry insights.
iD Programming Academy is held at select campuses nationwide including Stanford, UCLA, Princeton, and others.
iD Tech also offers iD Tech Camps (for ages 7-17), iD Game Design & Development Academy (for teens), Alexa Café (all-girls STEM program), and iD Tech Mini (half/full day for ages 6-9).
Contact: 1-888-709-8324
Email: info@iDTech.com
Web site:  www.iDProgrammingAcademy.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).
Contact: 1-888-709-8324
Email: info@iDTech.com
Web site:  www.iDGameDevAcademy.com


LEtGO Your Mind Summer STEM Programs
2016 Theme Space Exploration
LEtGO Your Mind pro­grams offer a safe, edu­ca­tion­ally enrich­ing STEM Pro­gram expe­ri­ence that is fun and chal­leng­ing using LEGO bricks, motors, ele­ments in the areas of sim­ple machines, robot­ics, stop motion ani­ma­tion and pro­gram­ming Minecraft. The pro­grams focus on the vital STEM sub­jects (Sci­ence, Tech­nol­ogy, Engi­neer­ing and Math) and chal­lenge the kids to think while hav­ing fun. Our programs are for stu­dents between the ages of 4 and 17.
Contact: Jim Harvey, 603-731-8047
Email: jim@letgoyourmind.com
Website: www.letgoyourmind.com


Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Minority Introduction to Engineering, Entrepreneurship and Science

Features courses in calculus, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, Entrepreneurship, writing and design. Includes lectures, field trips, and cultural and fun trips.
Contact: Mr. Karl W. Reid, Director, MITE2s Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307 (617-253-3298)
Web site: http://web.mit.edu/mites/www/


Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Women's Technology Program

Four-week residential program for high school girls features courses in electrical engineering and computer science, or mechanical engineering.
Contact: Cynthia Skier, Director, WTP, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307 (617-253-5580)
Web site: http://wtp.mit.edu/


Smith College
Summer Science and Engineering Program

This program is for high school girls entering grades 9, 10, 11 or 12. Since 1990 nearly 1400 girls representing 44 U.S. states and 50 foreign countries have participated - more than 50% have been awarded financial aid and 40% are students of color. After the program, girls report that they return to high school better prepared to tackle tough science courses, and better informed about what to expect in college. Participants in the program are taught by Smith faculty, live in a college house alongside Smith undergraduate interns, and have access to all campus facilities. The 2008 program offers a variety of research courses in architecture, astronomy, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, genetics, women's health, and writing. Selection is very competitive and is based upon academic record, a teacher recommendation and a written essay. Students are strongly encouraged to apply by the early application deadline of March 1.
Contact: Gail E. Scordilis, Ph.D., Director of Educational Outreach, Clark Hall, Smith College, Northampton, MA 01063, Tel (413-585-3060)
Email: edoutreach@smith.edu
Web site: http://www.smith.edu/summerprograms/ssep


STEM Starter Academy at Massasoit Community College
The STEM Starter Academy is an initiative Massasoit Community College is undertaking to promote college readiness for the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines and promote awareness and interest in the many career opportunities that a STEM education can provide. The STEM Starter Academy is a free summer program for students who plan to matriculate at Massasoit Community College.
The Academy will provide hands-on activities, seminars, and field trips to help students develop key STEM skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration. Students will have the opportunity to conduct scientific research. The Academy will also introduce students to and help them explore the wide array of STEM careers, both those accessible with the Associate’s degree and those requiring advanced degrees.
Contact: Shannon Skelly, STEM Starter Recruitment Coordinator: 508-588-9100 x1656
Email: STEMstarter@massasoit.edu
Web site: http://massasoit.edu/stemacademy


Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Launch

WPI’s Launch program is a five day commuter/residential learning and research opportunity for students entering freshman and sophomore years of high school. You'll spend your days working with faculty focusing on current problems and challenges in your selected area of interest including biology, chemistry/biochemistry, computer science, engineering technology, interactive media and game development, or robotics. At Launch, you will attend workshops and perform lab work in your chosen field of study. With faculty, current WPI students, and classmates, you will use state-of-the-art experimental, analytical, and computer technology to complete projects and assemble your findings. Residential students will spend their evening hours engaged in fun activities with their fellow participants.
Contact: Office of Admission, Bartlett Center, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609-2280. (508)831-5286
Email: launch@wpi.edu
Web site: www.wpi.edu/+launch/


Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Frontiers

Frontiers is an on-campus research and learning experience that challenges you to explore the outer limits of knowledge in science, mathematics and engineering. The focus is on students learning current laboratory techniques and exploring unsolved problems across a wide spectrum of engineering, mathematics, science, and robotics disciplines. Rounding out the academic experience are humanities and arts workshops in areas such as writing, art, music, theatre, and more.
Contact: Office of Admission, Bartlett Center, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609-2280. (508)831-5286
Email: frontiers@wpi.edu
Web site: http://www.wpi.edu/+frontiers/


Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Camp Reach 

Camp Reach is an award-winning summer residential program for girls in Massachusetts who have completed the 6th grade and who are interested in learning more about careers in engineering and technology. The two-week program includes hands-on workshops, a design project for a community organization, field trips, recreational activities, and follow-up programs during the academic year.
Contact: Office of Admissions, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609-2280. Phone: 508-831-5819
Email: reach@wpi.edu
Web site: wpi.edu/+reach