Ohio 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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Air Camp USA, Dayton, OH
An action-packed​, Sunday-through-Friday​ ​residential camp for students entering grades 7-9 that combines hands-on​, experiential learning.  During the week students explore the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) through the medium of aviation and aerospace subjects and experiences.  Topics include: the introduction to the physics of flight; aviation chart navigation and aircraft operations; unmanned aerial vehicle operations and flights; flight simulators; exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Air Force Research Laboratory; personal tour of operating air traffic control tower, international airport airfield operations; all culminating in the student actually flying a general aviation aircraft.  Space is limited and student selections to attend Air Camp are competitively evaluated.   
Contact: ​Ken Curell, Executive Director​
Email: ​info@aircampusa.com
Web site: ​a​ircampusa.com​

Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School, Dayton, OH
2015 CJ STEMM Summer Camps
7th annual Gateway to Technology: the Miami Valley
3rd annual Computer Science/Information Technology

Action-packed  week long day camps for students entering grades 7-9 that combine hands-on lab activities, field trips to local STEM worksites, and guest STEM professionals.  Topics cover the spectrum of STEMM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Math & Medicine. Space is limited.
Contact: Meg Draeger, CJ STEMM Coordinator
Email: mdraeger@cjeagles.org
Web site: www.cjeagles.org/cj-stemm/cj-stemm

Classroom Antics Tech Camps
Kids will learn what they love by creating video games, producing stop-motion animation movies, coding computer programs or engineering LEGO robots in a Classroom Antics Tech Camp! Classroom Antics is a leading provider of STEM education focused on developing, inspiring, and enriching the lives of kids in today's world through educational hands-on programs that promote creativity and teamwork. Join other kids ages 7-13 attending our half-day weeklong Tech Camps offered in numerous locations throughout the area.
Contact:  Tara Foote, Director
Email:  techcamp@classroomantics.com
Web site: www.classroomantics.com

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

Ohio University
Pre-Engineering Program for Minorities

A summer program designed to assist minority students in making the transition from high school to an engineering or technology degree program at Ohio University. Features course work in pre-calculus, public speaking and recreation (required courses).
Contact: Laquetta Cortner, Coordinator, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701 (740-593-1477)
Email: cortner@ohio.edu

Ohio Northern University

Camp GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math and Science) is an engineering, mathematics and science camp designed to develop interest, excitement and self-confidence in young women entering grades 7 and 8 in the fall. This 4-day long, residential camp features hands-on activities in math, science and engineering along with other activities such as swimming and tennis. The camp is design for the all-around student, not just those who excel academically. All sleeping, eating and instructional activities are located on the campus of Ohio Northern University located in Ada, OH.
Contact: Laurie Laird, Director, Camp GEMS, Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH (419-772-2421)
Email: l-laird@onu.edu
Web site: http://www.onu.edu/campgems

Sinclair Community College, Mason, Ohio
Raspberry Pi Camp
Have you ever wanted to build your own mini arcade cabinet?  Students will build their own mini arcade cabinet to take home at the end of this weeklong camp.  The arcade is based off of the single-board computer, the Raspberry Pi.  Students will learn how to solder their own microcontrollers.  Two sessions are offered, one in June and one in July.  Limited to 10 students per session.
Contact:  Amy Kistler, Camp Registrar
Email: amy.kistler@warrencountyesc.om
Website:  http://www.warrencountyesc.com/Content/58

Sinclair Community College, Mason, Ohio
Waterbotics STEM Camp
This is a weeklong day camp for high school students to experience building a robot using LEGO Mindstorms to perform challenges underwater.  Attendees will learn how to use STEM related to science, math, and technology in practical, challenging, and creative engineering situations. 
Contact:  Amy Kistler, Camp Registrar
Email: amy.kistler@warrencountyesc.om
Website:  http://www.warrencountyesc.com/Content/58

Sinclair Community College, Mason, Ohio
Guitar Building Camp
Students will build and keep their own electric guitar from a kit, learning along the way how everyday math and science concepts apply to the guitar.  Students will also receive playing instructions, and will perform together at the end of the week.
Contact:  Amy Kistler, Camp Registrar
Email: amy.kistler@warrencountyesc.om
Website:  http://www.warrencountyesc.com/Content/58

Sinclair Community College, Mason, Ohio
WiSTEM Camp (for females entering grades 9th - 12th)
WiSTEM (Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) Camp: “Trek through the Biosphere” will explore environmental issues related to science by immersion in biology, physics, & chemistry through hands-on FUN activities and field trips.  Each day students will cover a different branch of science to gain a better understanding of skills needed to work in science & engineering careers.
Contact:  Amy Kistler, Camp Registrar
Email: amy.kistler@warrencountyesc.om
Website:  http://www.warrencountyesc.com/Content/58

TECH CORPS Techie Camps
Summer Technology Camps
Take a deep dive into programming, robotics, app development or web development this summer!  Techie Camp is a full-day, week-long technology experience designed to immerse elementary and middle school students into a singular topic. Each camp is comprised of up to 20 students and two TECH CORPS Instructors.  Through a series of hands-on, age-appropriate, challenging activities students are given the knowledge, tools and confidence to become active designers and creators with technology.  Techie Camps are offered through partnerships with universities, K-12 school districts and nonprofit organizations throughout Ohio. 2015 university partners include: Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland State Univ., The Ohio State Univ., Youngstown State Univ. Scholarships available.
Contact: 614-583-9211
Email: Carla Thompson at cthompson@techcorps.org
Website: http://techiecamp.org

The Ohio State University
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day - IGED

The OSU Women in Engineering Program hosts Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (IGED) annually for girls in 3rd - 6th grade who want to learn more about the fascinating world of engineering. The 2015 date is to be determined. Participants have fun learning about engineering by participating in hands-on activities that relate to STEM topics.
Contact: Holly Longman, The Ohio State University / Women in Engineering Program, Columbus, OH (614.247.6826)
Email: wieoutreach@osu.edu
Website: http://wie.osu.edu/iged

The Ohio State University
WiE RISE – Respected, Involved, Skilled, Empowered

Hosted by the Women in Engineering Program (WiE) in The Ohio State University’s College of Engineering, WiE RISE is a six-day, residential summer camp designed to introduce female students to Ohio State’s undergraduate engineering majors and related career fields. Young women who are going into grades 11 and 12 in the 2015-2016 school year are eligible to apply. WiE RISE will occur July 12th – 17th.
Contact: Holly Longman, The Ohio State University/ Women in Engineering Program, Columbus, OH (614-247-6826)
E-mail: wieoutreach@osu.edu
Website: http://wie.osu.edu/wierise

University of Akron
Pre-Engineering Program

The program was designed to encourage and stimulate the interests of targeted middle and high school students who have expressed or demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in mathematics, science or engineering.
Contact: Mr. John P. Vesalo, University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-3909 (330-972-6804)
Email: jvesalo@uakron.edu
Web site: http://www.uakron.edu/pre-eng/

University of Akron

Summer Experience in Engineering (SEE UA!) camp at the University of Akron is an engaging one week residential summer camp for girls in the ninth through twelfth grades that immerses the girls into aerospace systems, biomedical, civil, chemical and biomolecular, corrosion, electrical, and mechanical engineering. This camp will be held from June 14th through June 19th, 2015 for residential campers and June 15th-June 19th, 2015 for day campers. Each day is comprised of fun-filled hands-on engineering activities in the morning led by our talented faculty, followed by dynamic tours of local engineering firms and then campus-wide activities in the evening. The students also spend the week working as a team on a research project or design project and competing against other student teams at the end of the week. Students live in residence housing located on campus and can experience the life of a college student while exploring various engineering disciplines available at the University of Akron.  Resident assistants are also engineering students ready to share their college experiences with the campers!
Contact: Heidi Cressman, Director of the Women in Engineering Program @ 330-972-7701
Email: wiep@uakron.edu
Web site: http://www.wiep.uakron.edu/

University of Akron
Multiplying Your Options (MYO)

Multiplying Your Options (MYO) camp at The University of Akron is a one week summer day camp for girls in the seventh and eighth grades that introduces the girls to aerospace systems, biomedical, civil, chemical and biomolecular, corrosion, electrical, and mechanical engineering. This day camp will be held from June 22nd through June 26th, 2015 from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.. Each day is comprised of fun hands-on engineering activities in the morning led by our talented faculty and is followed by dynamic tours of local engineering firms in the afternoon. Girls also work on a design project  as a team throughout the week and then compete for prizes.  Our highly trained camp counselors are also engineering students at The University of Akron.
Email: wiep@uakron.edu
Web site: http://www.wiep.uakron.edu/

University of Cincinnati
Women in Engineering Summer Camp

One week day camp (9am-4pm) for girls entering 9th-12th grades. Students will learn about Biomedical, Aerospace, Mechanical, Chemical, Materials, Computer Engineering and Computer Science by meeting with faculty, visiting research labs and participating in hands-on activities. Students will also form teams and compete in an impromptu design activity. Several corporate visits are planned to emphasize Engineering as a great career choice for women. Out of town participants must have a guardian.
Contact: Becky Tudor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH (513-556-5417)
Email: ceas.ug@uc.edu
Web site: http://www.ceas.uc.edu/future_students/Activities/Summer_Camps.html

University of Dayton
Women in Engineering Summer Camp

Introduces high school women to career opportunities in engineering. Participants are immersed into the world of engineering through experiments, innovation modules, a day with industry, and dinner with an engineer. Open to females graduating high school 2017, 2018 or 2019. July 10-15, 2016
Contact: Ms. Annette Packard, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH 45469-0229 (937-229-3296)
Email: apackard1@udayton.edu
Web site: http://go.udayton.edu/wie/

University of Dayton
Minority Engineering & Technology Enrichment Camp for Young Men

A week long camp designed to introduce under-represented young men to career opportunities in engineering and technology with college level classes and exciting hands on experiments. The program recruits minority high school males who will be seniors in the fall of 2016. Registration is limited to U.S. citizens who are currently enrolled in a college preparatory program with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Camp session June 19-25, 2016.
Contact:  Maceo Cofield, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH  45469-0227 (937-229-5080)
Email:  mcofield1@udayton.edu
Web site:  https://www.udayton.edu/engineering/k-12-programs/metec/index.php

University of Dayton
Summer Honors Engineering Camp

If you are a gifted high school freshman, sophomore or junior, UD's Summer Honors Camp gives you the chance to dabble in engineering through hands-on activities you can't get in high school. Study challenging engineering topics. Explore career options. Interact with other motivated, bright students and supportive faculty. Expand your horizons. June 5-10, 2016 or June 26 - July 1, 2016.
Contact: Beth Hart, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH 45469-0227 (937-229-5080)
Email: ehart1@udayton.edu
Website: http://go.udayton.edu/engr/honors_camp

Warren County Educational Service Center, Lebanon, Ohio
LEGO Mindstorm Camp
This is four-day long camp for 5th & 6th grade students to experience building a robot using LEGO Mindstorm to perform challenges on land.  Students will work to solve problems through feedback provided by attaching motor, light, ultrasonic and color sensors to make the robot have specific reactions.  The camp will be using the LEGO NXT-G programming software to make everything work together.  Each student will have the opportunity to use a variety of team building and programming skills.
Contact:  Amy Kistler, Camp Registrar
Email: amy.kistler@warrencountyesc.om
Website:  http://www.warrencountyesc.com/Content/58

Warren County Educational Service Center, Lebanon, Ohio
Tech Camp I
This is weeklong day camp for 6th-8th grade students to receive an introductory to all things tech.  Campers will learn about graphic design, producing & editing videos and images, and developing 2D video games.
Contact:  Amy Kistler, Camp Registrar
Email: amy.kistler@warrencountyesc.om
Website:  http://www.warrencountyesc.com/Content/58

College of Wooster
The Buckeye Women in Science, Engineering, and Research Institute

An educational partnership between the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation and The College of Wooster, the purpose is to enhance the interest of 7th-grade girls in physics, chemistry, geological sciences, computer science, mathematics, and engineering. This program consists of 2 events on the Wooster campus: the Summer Camp and a Fall Career Conference. The summer camp is a team-taught, hands-on, experience with more than a dozen faculty members making up the teaching team.
Contact: Mary Kilpatrick, College of Wooster, Wooster, OH 44691 (330-263-2115)
Email: mkilpatrick@wooster.edu