New Jersey 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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College Gifted Programs
Summer Institute for the Gifted at Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA

College professors teach challenging courses in number theory, problem solving, critical thinking, algebra, PSAT math, geometry, precalculus / trigonometry, biology, chemistry, space technology, robotics, veterinary medicine, archaeology, anatomy and physiology, physics, humanities, ethics, and arts. Includes a complete recreational pro gram and many cultural opportunities. (See also College Gifted Programs at Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH; Drew University, Madison, NJ; Vassar College, Pouhkeepsie, NY; George School, Newton, PA; Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA)
Contact: Dr. Philip W. Zipse, College Gifted Programs, Parsippany, NJ 07054-1803 (973-334-6991)
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.cgp-sig.com


The College of New Jersey
Robotics Summer Camp
High school students are invited to apply for an intensive summer Robotics Camp offered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), and sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
The intent of the camp is to motivate the most creative minds of a new generation of prospective Electrical and Computer Engineers to become global leaders in an increasingly technological world. The program aims to create a community of students who participate in and contribute to an intensive and powerful academic experience delivered by distinguished educators and professionals. Camp participants will be introduced through a residential College academic experience to the exciting field of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and will learn topics not traditionally taught in High Schools such as Microcontroller Programming, Sensing Systems, Digital Electronics, and more. The participant will work with Electrical and Computer Engineering students and professors, and interact with professional engineers from the Industry. TCNJ offers a superior learning environment, and these experiences take place in specialized laboratories.
Contact: Dr. Orlando Hernandez, Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ 08628 (609-771-2470)
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.tcnj.edu/~eceng/robotics/


Douglass College of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Douglass Science Career Exploration Day

This program is for 11th & 12th grade women who are interested in exploring careers in or relating to math, science or engineering. Participants meet and talk with women role models who have excelled in these fields and learn about their educational experiences, career-related activities and research projects.
Contact: Beth Bors, Program Assistant, Douglass College of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8558 (732-932-9197 ext 11)
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://douglass.rutgers.edu/


Douglass College of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Douglass Science Institute (DSI) 

The Douglass Science Institute is a four-year summer residential program for young women entering 9th grade who want to explore a variety of areas including biology, chemistry, computers, environmental and marine sciences, engineering, physics, and mathematics.
Contact: Beth Bors, Program Assistant, Douglass College of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8558 (732-932-9197 ext 10)
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://douglasa.rutgers.edu/~dougproj/


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: [email protected]
Web site:  www.iDTech.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: [email protected]
Web site:  www.iDProgrammingAcademy.com


Mercer County Community College, West Windsor, NJ
Architecture & Engineering Academy (Grades 9-10)
Discover the guiding principles of Architecture, Civil Engineering, and Electrical Engineering.  Students will have the unique opportunity of working with MCCC faculty who are experienced design professionals in our state of the art college labs and classrooms. Learn the principles of sustainable and passive solar architecture design. Use analysis and rendering software to optimize bridge designs. Design timing circuits using resistors and capacitors. These one week long, academically advanced classes are offered M-F during the weeks of July 11-15 and July 18-22. Visit our website for full course descriptions and other summer Accelerated Study courses for grades 7-10th.
Contact: Rose Fiorello (609-570-3267)
E-Mail: [email protected]
Web site: www.mccc.edu/campcollege


Monmouth University
Middle School and High School COMPUTER CAMPS

Building on previous years' great success, Monmouth University's Computer Camp will now include sessions for both high school AND middle school students! Both camps allow students to tailor the program to their interests. These interactive programs will include computer animation, video game technology, Web page design, and much more. Our computer camp is taught by Monmouth University professors. Students will create an online portfolio of their work upon completion of the program.
Contact: Shauna Schubiger, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ (732-571-7501)
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.monmouth.edu/jumpstart


New Jersey Institute of Technology
Summer Programs July 6 - August 5, 2010, Monday through Thursday, 9:00AM to 3:30PM

The Center for Pre-College Programs offers a series of summer prgrams for academically talented students from post-fourth to post-eleventh grades. The programs are designed to encourage students to pursue and successfully complete education in science, mathematics, engineering and technological fields.
Contact: Ana Cortina or Tammy Knight, New Jersey Institute of Technology (973-596-3550)
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: www.njit.edu/precollege.


New Jersey Institute of Technology, Center for Pre-College Programs
FEMME Program The Women in Engineering and Technology Initiative-FEMME Program is a five-week program designed to provide post-fourth through post-eighth grade girls with opportunities to enhance their mathematics, science and technological academic achievement, develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills, and promote self-esteem and self-confidence. The program's goal is to encourage girls to choose careers in scientific and technological fields in which women are traditionally underrepresented. FEMME provides an intensive five-week summer component for six groups of female students and includes classroom discussions, computer activities, laboratory experiments, projects, and field trips. Engineering themes include: Environmental--4th grade, Aeronautical--5th grade, Mechanical--6th grade, Chemical--7th grade, Biomedical--8th grade.
Contact: Ana Cortina or Tammy Knight, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University Heights, Newark, NJ 07102 (973-596-3550)
Email: [email protected]
Web site: www.njit.edu/precollege


New Jersey Institute of Technology
Academy College Courses July 6 - August 5, 2010, Monday through Thursday

Offers up to eight college credits in small, customized classes taught by faculty. Eligibility grades 10-12.
Contact: Ana Cortina or Tammy Knight, New Jersey Institute of Technology (973-596-3550)
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: www.njit.edu/precollege


Robotics Learning Center
Storming Robots

Provides year-round robotics engineering and technology education for talented youth.    We offer engineering challenges that are not commonly present at grade-school levels.  Our high school programs often deliver college level challenges.  Through the engineering process, students learn the basic mechanical skills to build robots from scratch. They then program their robots with true programming language.  Explore the world of automation! Our program has proven itself through our students’ achievements.  For example, our high school roboclub students were the sole team from NJ selected to compete in the  2010 MIT/NASA ZeroRobotics Competition after a rigorous and detailed process. During summer, we offer weekly themed-based robotics and engineering workshops.
Website: http://summer.stormingrobots.com


Rowan University
AWE - Attracting Women into Engineering

AWE is a one-day workshop designed to introduce middle school girls entering the 7th and 8th grades in the fall of 2013 to the field of engineering. Participants interact with faculty members and undergraduate engineering students via hands-on experimentation in the various fields of engineering. The workshop fee is $30 and includes a pizza lunch.

Contact: Kathy Urbano, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ (856-256-5309)
Email: [email protected]


Rowan University
BEST – Boys Engineering, Science & Technology Program

Rowan University invites middle school-aged boys to BEST, a program designed to expose them to the broad field of engineering. Boys entering the 7th and 8th grades in Fall 2013 may participate in any available session, during which they may work with and learn from College of Engineering faculty and students.  BEST will cultivate young boys’ interest in engineering through a hands-on approach, exposure to diversity of paths an engineer can take and the impact an engineer can have in shaping the future.  The workshop fee is $30 and includes a pizza lunch.
Contact: Kathy Urbano, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ (856-256-5309)
Email: [email protected]


Rowan University
RISE-Rowan's Intro for Students to Engineering

Rowan’s Introduction for Students to Engineering is being held July 9-11 with hands-on workshops and laboratory clinics as well as campus and industry tours.  The program is $250 which includes lunch. Applications are available online.
Contact: Engineering Department, Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, NJ 08028 (856-256-5307)
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.rowan.edu/colleges/engineering/k-12/rise/index.html


The Stars Challenge
Summer Camp at Sandy Hook

Summer Camp at Sandy Hook is a hands-on marine sciences program with both lab and field work that explores the marine life and habitats of Sandy Hook's beaches and estuaries. It is hosted by the Marine Academy of Science and Technology (MAST) and is for students who complete the 6th, 7th or 8th grade in June, 2015. Topics covered include marine life, marine habitats, physical oceanography, water chemistry, and marine careers. All programs are taught by members of the MAST science faculty.  A Certificate of Completion will be awarded upon successful completion of the program.
We run four identical sessions of the camp from June 29 – July 3, July 6-10, July 13-17 and July 20-24. All sessions meet at MAST on Sandy Hook in Monmouth County, NJ. The application is on-line.
Contact: Dr. Steve Chappell, Founder, The Stars Challenge, 732-530-1061.
Email: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.starschallenge.org/


Stevens Institute of Technology
Middle School Underwater Robotics Camp

Targeted to middle school girls and boys, this 5-day summer day camp experience at Stevens Institute of Technology introduces students to the excitement of WaterBotics – underwater robots made of LEGO® and other components. WaterBotics challenges students to design, build, program, test, and redesign underwater robots through a series of increasingly sophisticated “missions” that culminates with an exciting competition. Whether campers currently take robotics courses or they are new to robotics and are looking for their next great challenge, WaterBotics has it all: Science, Technology, Engineering and FUN!
Contact: Patricia Slater, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ 07030 (201-216-5375)
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.waterbotics.org/about/opportunities/summercamp/


Stevens Institute of Technology
ECOES Summer Program

Stevens Institute of Technology offers a two-week career exploration and research program. ECOES will give you the opportunity to explore the diverse fields of engineering and science while you experience life on a college campus. In Stevens' ECOES Program, you'll live on our campus for two weeks this summer and participate in hands-on research competitions, site visits to major companies, and enjoy the sites of New York City!
Contact: Maia Hadidi, Admissions Counselor, Events and Summer Programs Coordinator, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ 07030 (201.216.3353)
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.stevens.edu/sit/admissions/stevens-summer