The programs are educational and exciting ways to learn new things.
Any students supported by E3 STEM who attends any of these camps below need to complete this form. Turn it into E3 STEM Staff.
There are numerous general STEM summer camps available for students as well as many geared toward specific fields of interest. Many camps are free of charge, have a small fee or provide scholarships.
Youth Engagement Program (YEP) at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. YEP is a program for any youth entering 9th – 12th grade in the fall of 2018 who have a desire for gaining knowledge in the conservation field. YEP will offer youth a unique environment to learn from professionals in their respective field, have fun and give back to the community. Como asks that youth who join YEP come with an open mind and the desire to be engaged.
YEP will include two 5 week sessions (June 9-July 12 or July 17-August 16) with a culminating event after the conclusion of the second session. Each of the 5 week sessions will be independent. Applicants can apply to either session, or both. We will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with occasional weekend meet-ups. We may gather at Como for fun and exciting sessions, but often we will be taking field trips into the community to meet with other great organizations.
Highlights of the program include:
• Networking with professionals in conservation and related fields
• Field trips to fun destinations that support conservation and sustainable practices
• Giving back to the community via service work
• Behind the scenes visits with Como staff
• Connecting with fellow youth who share your passion and interests
Ready to apply? Here are the steps you need to take to get started:
• Download, print and complete the APPLICATION
• Obtain the required signatures – youth and parent or guardian
• Submit completed application by April 30, 2018
• Questions? Call 651-487-8271 or email: email@example.com
STEM summer day camps for students entering 11th or 12th grade. Wondering which careers in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) will allow you to discover your passions and assure you of an exciting job almost anywhere in the world? Join in a week-long summer day camp that offers a hands-on introduction to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics opportunities. Monday, June 18–Friday, June 22, 2018 or Monday, July 30–Friday, Aug, 3, 2018 or Monday, Aug. 6–Friday, Aug, 10, 2018. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Campus. Application deadline: Friday, April 20, 2018. Read the Application Information on this website. E3 STEM can help cover the cost of tuition if needed.
The UW-Madison College Access Program (CAP) is a three-week summer enrichment residential program offered July 8 – 27 for first-generation college students or students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. The program is open to 9th and 10th graders who have completed their high school academic year. Students must be completing their freshman or sophomore year in high school when applying (e.g., only rising sophomores and juniors are eligible). Students must have a minimum 2.75 GPA and course work which will prepare them for college. Free if you apply and are accepted for their scholarship program. Learn more HERE. Apply by April 23.
Summer Computing Academy for female students (junior high and high school). Two-weeks program: June 11 to June 22, 2018 OR One week program: June 25 to June 29, 2018. University of Minnesota, Keller Hall, 200 Union St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. The program will run every day from 9:00am to 5:00pm (the organized activities will finish by 4:30pm, with time until 5:00pm as needed). Students will need their own transportation to campus (E3 STEM can help with this if needed). View program website for more details and applications.
Who: Students entering their Junior or Senior year in high school in Fall 2018. Inquisitive learners with strong math and science aptitude
What: Four day, summer camp utilizing hands-on learning principles of materials engineering. A unique science experience under the direction of industry and education based “Materials Mentors”. Combination of mini-demonstrations, field trips with extensive involvement in laboratory facilities to actively explore materials science & engineering principles. Learn more & apply HERE.
Where: University of Minnesota – Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science (CEMS) When: June 19 – 22, 2018. Cost: Students receive FREE meals, tuition, knowledge and entertainment This a commuter camp. Students must arrange their own transportation to the U of M each day.
St. Cloud State Scientific Discovery Program: July 8, 2018 – August 3, 2018. FREE if accepted. This is a special program for high ability, high potential 9th and 10th grade students who demonstrate a strong interest in science and/or mathematics. Students of color and female students are encouraged to apply. Participants will experience biological, chemical, computer sciences, mathematical, social and statistical sciences through laboratories, special demonstrations, presentations, field trips and lectures related to water quality and solid waste management. Application forms are due by April 6, 2018. Learn more HERE and apply.
Students in grades 10 & 11 check out the advanced version of this program HERE.
Dunwoody STEM Camp: June 18-21. Design and build projects as you explore topics in STEM-related fields. Join us for an exciting week learning about design, engineering, and programming. Experience 3D printing, electronics, code writing, CAD modeling, manufacturing, and more! Campers will also take an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of Boston Scientific, the camp’s sponsor.
AGES: Students entering sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school in Fall 2018
DATES: June 18-21, 2018 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
PLACE: Dunwoody College of Technology
COST: $120. E3 STEM can support this fee.
CONTACT: Janet Nurnberg, Industrial Engineering Technology Program Manager | firstname.lastname@example.org | 612.381.3351
REGISTER: Download the registration application here. Applications* are due May 4, 2018.
*Due to limited space, admission to Dunwoody’s STEM Camp is based on an application process. The competitiveness of admission will be based on the number of applications received and the qualifications of the applicants.
SDSU Natural Resources Camp 2018: July 16-20. The Natural Resources Camp is a great way to gain exposure to the world of natural resources, including fish, plants, wildlife, soils, invertebrates, and water. The camp offers opportunities to gain hands-on experiences in natural resource ecology and management. The camp is intended for high school students, entering grades 9, 10, 11, and 12, who have a strong desire to learn more about the natural world or who have an interest in pursuing a career related to natural resources. Permission of parent or guardian is required. For more information and to register, visit the camp website.
Camp activities will be led by faculty and graduate students from the Department of Natural Resource Management from SDSU. We will also have biologists personnel from natural resource agencies. Past activities have included:
- Bird of South Dakota
- Fish Sampling
- Aquatic Invertebrate Sampling
- Stream Ecology
- Prairie Plant Diversity
- Vegetation Sampling
- Mammal tracks
- Soil Health
- Nocturnal Invertebrates
- Careers in Natural Resources
Camp Registration: The registration fee ($300) includes meals, housing, and a camp t-shirt. Gatorade and water will also be provided. Space is limited to 25 males and 25 females and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please complete this registration form and deposit by May 31st, 2018.
Camp Explore – Winona State University: July 22-27. Camp Explore is a week-long Residential Camp offering students currently in grades 8-11 with hands-on, engaging activities to help them explore the many different STEM-industry careers available to them in key industry sectors, including energy, manufacturing and engineering, healthcare, agriculture, transportation, and information technology. For more information, and to register: http://advanceitmn.org/camp-explore-2018/.
Cybersecurity Camp for High School Students: July 23-27 at Inver Hills Community College. The camps will provide a series of hands-on labs as well as field trips to a data center at a local company or firm, where participants can talk to cybersecurity engineers in the field. The GenCyber camp is open to all students at NO COST but you must register to attend. During the camps, participants will receive a FREE Raspberry Pi computer, a powerful mini-PC they can use to continue their cybersecurity explorations after the camp experience concludes.
Register now! Slots will fill fast: https://inverhills.edu/gencyber/.
If you need transportation to camp, contact Mr. Lynch and he can arrange it!
SCRUBS Camps (Dates vary depending on which camp you choose to attend)
Learn for yourself what it’s like to be a nurse, doctor or EMT! Choose from day camps, overnight camps, middle school camps, high school camps and camps on college campuses. Students get to interact directly with many working professionals in the field and through field trips, get a tour and experience of what it would be like to work in a particular career field.
STEP #1: Register with SCRUBS – HERE. Registration opens on January 16, 2018. The sooner you register, the higher your chances are for scholarship! 49% of Scrubs campers received scholarships so apply! Read more about scholarships HERE. E3 STEM Can help with transportation but cannot help with camp fees so please apply for scholarships from Scrubs! We can also help you apply if needed. SIGN UP! These are awesome! AND… STEP #2: Sign up HERE with AVHS.
Options for SCRUBS Summer Camps 2018
Metro/Augsburg College High School Day Camp: Dates: July 9-13,2018 Cost: $430 ($30 non-refundable processing fee) Contact:ScrubsCamp@winona.edu
Saint Paul College High School Day Camp: Dates: July 23-26, 2018 Cost: $385 ($30 non-refundable processing fee) Contact:email@example.com
Winona State University Overnight Camp: Dates: June 24-29, 2018 Cost: $480 ($30 non-refundable processing fee) Contact: Camps@winona.edu. This one is extremely popular so apply asap if you want to get in.
Bemidji State University Overnight Camp; Dates: June 11-14, 2018 Cost: $500 ($30 non-refundable processing fee) Contact:firstname.lastname@example.org
Cloquet-FDLTCC Overnight High School Camp: Dates: June 20-22, 2018 Cost: $240 ($20 non-refundable processing fee) Contact: ScrubsCamp@winona.edu
Moorhead-MSU Overnight High School Camp: Dates: July 8-13, 2018 Cost: $480 ($30 non-refundable processing fee) Contact:ScrubsCamp@winona.edu
Delta Airlines National Flight Academy. Thanks to a unique partnership with Delta, high school students age 16+ have an opportunity to attend the National Flight Academy in Pensacola, Florida, on a full tuition scholarship. The 6-day overnight camp is July 15-20, 2018. Scholarship is for tuition only ($1,250 value). Parents/guardians are responsible for coordinating and funding travel expenses to and from the Academy. If you are accepted into the program, E3 STEM will try to help you find funding for travel costs (E3 STEM is not able to cover your transportation costs directly).
If interested, contact Karyn Thompson at 651-255-0050 as soon as possible.
For more on the Academy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUZZGNGD3fI&feature=youtu.be
Children’s Hospital Observer Program – Observe Children’s staff in order to learn more about their field and fulfill personal career exploration objectives. Must be 16 and have finished junior year.
Children’s Healthcare Information Sessions – These seminars provide interactive learning opportunities designed to help individuals learn about specific health care fields, including educational requirements,day-to-day activities, etc.