Engineering Summer Camps

Calling All Future Innovators!

TryEngineering Summer Camps are two week co-ed residential summer camps for rising 8th through 12th grade students held at four premier colleges and universities across the USA.

Discover Engineering

Students participating in the TryEngineering Camps will be immersed in engineering!  They will work in teams with other students, be inspired by professional engineers, and learn about cutting edge research done at the host schools by current graduate students. Students will participate in a broad range of hands-on activities throughout their two weeks on campus, including building and launching rockets, working in teams to solve engineering challenges — such as building a robotic arm out of everyday materials, and designing and soldering working circuits. They will experience problem-solving and troubleshooting, and gain insight on what it is like to study engineering in a college atmosphere. Students will explore many engineering disciplines, including electrical, civil, mechanical, chemical, and aerospace, and see how engineers work in teams to solve global challenges.  Students will leave having forged new friendships, developed a sense of what engineers do, explored engineering career and degree options, and experienced living and studying at a top university or college.

Program Details

Session 1: July 1st – July 14th, 2018
Session 2: July 15th – July 28th, 2018

Registration Details

On Campus – College Life

Students will enjoy the complete college experience during the program. Campers spend two weeks eating in the dining halls, socializing in the student union, enjoying recreation activities and facilities and much more. Students get a firsthand look into what life at college will be like – and make new and lasting friendships in the process!

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Field Trips

Each camp session includes field trips to engineering companies or other exciting venues to see engineering in action! Constantly supervised, students will have the chance to do amazing things and see cutting-edge work in authentic settings. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet with and talk to engineers in the real world.

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Sample Schedule

Each day features engaging hands-on design projects, followed by curated evening activities and special events at night. Weekends include excursions to fun venues such as amusement parks or the beach, depending on the site selected. Check out the sample schedule to learn more!

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