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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Baldwin-Wallace College
Summer Honors Institute - Biotechnology

A one-week intensive program emphasizing a hands-on approach to exploring the exiting field of bio-technology. Students will get to do the kind of advanced laboratory work they have been reading about such as DNA fingerprinting, genetic screening, engineering recombinant organisms, and using an electron microscope. The program is also intended to be fun with multiple social activities.
Contact: Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, OH 44017 (440-826-2379)
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.bw.edu/tag


Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School, Dayton, OH
3rd Annual CJ STEMM Gateway Academy Summer Camp

An action-packed  day camp for students entering grades 7-9 that combines 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: [email protected]
Web site: www.cjeagles.org/cj-stemm/cj-stemm


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 Ohio State and Case Western Reserve.  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).
Contact: 1-888-709-TECH (8324)
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.internaldrive.com/locations/oh-summer-camps-ohio-computer-camps


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: [email protected]


Ohio Northern University
Camp GEMS

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: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.onu.edu/campgems


Sinclair Community College, Courseview Campus Center, Mason, Ohio
WaterBotics
This is a weeklong day camp for high school students to experience building a robot using LEGO Mind Storms to perform challenges underwater.  Attendees will learn how to use STEM related science, math, and technology in practical, challenging, and creative engineering situations.  Two sessions are offered, one in Butler County and one in Warren County.
Contact: Christopher Hubbard, Student Success Advisor
Email:  [email protected]
Web site:  http://www.sinclair.edu/courseview


Sinclair Community College, Courseview Campus Center, 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.  Two sessions are offered, one in Butler County and one in Warren County.
Contact: Christopher Hubbard, Student Success Advisor
Email:  [email protected]
Web site:  http://www.sinclair.edu/courseview


Sinclair Community College
WiSTEM Institute (Women in STEM- for girls entering grades 10, 11, and 12)

Sinclair Community College's Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (WiSTEM) is a weeklong summer institute for high school female students who are considering STEM majors.  During the week students will participate in hands-on learning activities and lab experiments in various STEM fields.  They will also explore STEM careers and scholarship opportunities.
Contact: Shan Huang, Associate Professor of Physics, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.sinclair.edu/organizations/wistem/


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.  2013 university partners include: Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland State Univ., The Ohio State Univ., and Otterbein.  Scholarships available.
Contact: 614-583-9211
Email: Carla Thompson at [email protected]
Website: http://techiecamp.org


The Ohio State University
Engineering Summer Honors Institute

The Engineering Summer Institute is a week long, resident program primarily targeting gifted high school students (male and female) who have completed 10th grade (sophomore year of high school) and are interested in engineering. Eligible students are Ohio residents who have been designated as "gifted." This course will provide the Gifted Student the opportunity to be introduced to the fundamentals of engineering. While the focus will be on robotics, the course will introduce the student to the various engineering disciplines, the engineering design process, team-working skills, engineering drawing and communications, elements of problem solving with computers, simple programming elements and logic, and engineering professionalism and ethics.
Contact: Dr. Rick Freuler, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (614-688-0499)
Email: [email protected] 
Web site: http://feh.eng.ohio-state.edu/simain.html


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 2014 event will be held Saturday, February 22nd. 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: wieo[email protected]
Website: http://wie.osu.edu/iged


The Ohio State University
WiE GROW

WiE GROW is a summer program designed for female students entering 8th grade in the 2013-2014 academic year. This five-day commuter camp sponsored by ScottsMiracle-Gro runs Monday, June 23rd – Friday, June 27th on The Ohio State University campus. Established to generate excitement and enthusiasm in engineering and science disciplines, participants explore concepts through a variety of hands-on activities, labs and demonstrations, and industry tours.
Contact: Holly Longman, The Ohio State University/ Women in Engineering Program, Columbus, OH (614-247-6826)
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://wie.osu.edu/wiegrow


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 2014-2015 school year are eligible to apply. WiE RISE will occur July 13th – 18th.
Contact: Holly Longman, The Ohio State University/ Women in Engineering Program, Columbus, OH (614-247-6826)
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://wie.osu.edu/content/wie-rise


The Ohio State University
Engineering Summer Academy

The Engineering Summer Academy is a three-week program at Ohio State for students who have completed their junior year, allowing them to receive college credit. During the program, the students (male and female) will design documentation and standards using manual and CADD/Inventor techniques. They will receive an introduction to 3-dimensional orthographic and pictorial visualization and presentation. The seventy-two hours of classroom and laboratory instruction will give the students credit for Engineering H191, equivalent to four quarter hours of undergraduate credit at Ohio State or for potential transfer credit at other institutions.
Contact: Frank Croft, Director, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (614-292-6230)
Email: [email protected]


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: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.uakron.edu/pre-eng/


University of Akron
SEE UA!

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, mechanical, and mechanical polymer engineering. This camp will be held from June 10th through June 15th, 2012 for residential campers and June 11th-June 15th, 2012 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. Even the resident assistants are engineering students!
Contact: Heidi Cressman, Director of the Women in Engineering Program @ 330-972-7701
Email: [email protected]
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, mechanical, and mechanical polymer engineering.  This day camp will be held from June 18th  through June 22nd, 2012 from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.. Each day is comprised of 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 week-long design project that culminates in a competition at the end of the week.
Email: [email protected]
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: [email protected]
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 2015, 2016 or 2017. July 13-18, 2014
Contact: Ms. Annette Packard, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH 45469-0229 (937-229-3296)
Email: [email protected]
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 2013. 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 22-28, 2014 .
Contact:  Maceo Cofield, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH  45469-0227 (937-229-5080)
Email:  [email protected]
Web site:  http://www.udayton.edu/engineering/hs_programs/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 motived, bright students and supportive faculty. Expand your horizons. June 15-20, 2014
Contact: Beth Hart, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH 45469-0227 (937-229-5080)
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://go.udayton.edu/engr/honors_camp


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

An educational partnership between the Ohio Space Grant Consortium at the Ohio Aerospace Institute 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: Mr. Theodore R. Williams, College of Wooster, Wooster, OH 44691 (330-263-2115)
Email: [email protected]