STEM Summer Camps

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Weber State University Camps

WSU in Ogden, Utah, offers a variety of STEM related camps for teens throughout the summer.

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Astro Camp

Founded in 1991 by Ed and Lois Douglas, Astro Camp Utah provides opportunities for students to explore, discover, and imagine. Kids experience the excitement of invention and engineering while learning to work in teams, set goals, and take pride in their accomplishments.

There are a variety of summer camps to choose from, for ages 4-15.

 

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LEGO Play-Well Engineering Camp

K-8th Grade

Dream It. Build It. Wreck It. Repeat.

Kids are already naturally gifted creators. Then they get added inspiration from our specially trained instructors. They dive into our massive collections of LEGO® parts. And while they build elaborate objects, structures and vehicles, they explore fundamental principles of engineering and physics. They also learn to collaborate and create without fear of mistakes. The experience is joyful, the impact long-lasting.

Play-Well Engineering Camps are available at various locations throughout the state of Utah. There are camps available at the Farmington Community Arts Center in Davis County.

 

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Utah State University Biotechnology Summer Academy

Biotechnology Summer Academy exposes high school students to the numerous career opportunities available in biotechnology. Students are mentored by USU faculty who work in various disciplines. The week’s activities include communication workshops, lectures and demonstrations, laboratory training, field trips, mentoring and research.

The program is an intensive five-day internship involving a biotechnology-related project. Faculty from several departments at Utah State University volunteer their time, talents and labs to teach students and involve them in current research.

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Code to Success, in partnership with Bottega, offers high school summer coding camps for incoming freshmen to recently graduated seniors – absolutely free to students.

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In partnership with Weber State University, the YMCA of Northern Utah is offering an exciting STEM Summer Day Camp. Staff will be teaching hands-on activities that promote youth to use critical thinking and engineering skills. Our STEM Camp also includes elements like physical activity, weekly field trips, and swimming. From weekly themes like Girls in STEM, Lego Robotics, Video Production, and more, your child is sure to have the BEST. SUMMER. EVER.

Location: Weber State Univeristy Ogden and Davis Campuses

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The STEM Shoppe is a Hands-On Minds-On learning center for children ages 4-12 in Farmington, UT. We offer exploration and inquiry opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) to engage student learning and curiosity.

We focus on activities that promote awareness in real-world applications, problem solving, and critical thinking skills. Our activities support learning by preparing children for higher education and STEM related careers. Join the FUN at The STEM Shoppe! Over 50+ classes to choose from!

 

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Wasatch Front

Living Planet Aquarium Camps

Do you have a kid who is wild about animals? Is your tween a marine biologist in the making? Imagine giving your little scientist the experience of a lifetime at a Loveland Living Planet Aquarium Summer Camp. All our camps are full of animal encounters, behind-the-scenes access, and hands-on science learning. Camps run Monday through Friday and include a camp t-shirt, water bottle, and photograph. Registration now open!

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Summer Camps at the Leonardo Museum

Every scientist, engineer and artist needs time and space to thrive. The Leonardo’s summer camps provide the perfect environment for your child to engage their curiosity, creativity and desire to create. From Leonardo’s inventions to Raspberry Pi, your child will spend the week designing, making and doing!

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SpyHop Summer Camps

Join us this summer for our weeklong summer camps!
We have half-day and all-day camps, and we’re joining up with some amazing partners for the best summer camp mash-ups in SLC.

Camps at SpyHop are for kids from age 9-19 and include:
The Nature of Gaming, Lights…Camera…Museum, Stop Motion Madness, Girls Only: 2D Animation & Game Design and much more!

 

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Code for Conservation

Join us for Utah’s Hogle Zoo’s first ever coding camp for beginners! Enjoy the full zoo camp experience with animal encounters and behind the scenes tours, while learning about the world of coding. Work with a partner to create conservation games through the visual block-based scripting language of the app TaleBlazer. Zoo computers and other technology devices will be provided for camp use.

 

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Space Explorers

Explore space and potential inhabitants with Discovery Gateway and Clark Planetarium. You and your fellow space explorers have discovered a new solar system! Use engineering, physics, designing models and the rest of the STEAM fields to learn about these new planets and their native inhabitants! Will they be friendly? Can these planets sustain human life?

 

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STEAM Explores

Explore STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) with Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum and Red Butte Garden! Spend your mornings at RBG investigating STEAM in the natural world as you create parachutes for action figures, craft rafts out of recyclable materials to cross the creek, cook edible popcorn art, and more. In the afternoon, you’ll travel to Discovery Gateway to continue your STEAM explorations with experiments in the STEAM Lab, art in the Artspace for Kids Gallery, and excursions throughout the museum. Don’t miss out on this all-day adventure! Transportation provided.

 

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BYU Chip Camp

The Micron Foundation and IM Flash sponsor a three-day Chip Camp at BYU for youth who complete seventh or eighth grade in 2017. An equal number of boys and girls will be allowed to participate.

Get Excited About Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math!
Do you like to solve problems and enjoy competitive challenges? Would you like to experience hands-on science activities, especially related to the semiconductor (computer chip) industry?

 

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BYU Chem Camp (Ages 9-12) and BioChem Camp (Ages 13-14)

Have you ever wanted to speed up chemical reactions using catalysts? Do you want to isolate DNA? Do you want to learn about the chemistry of cooking?

Have you ever wanted to perform experiments with proteins and DNA? Does making mutant cells and glowing proteins sound fun?

 

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Girls Go Digital

COMPUTER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CAMP FOR GIRLS, AGES 8-18.

Learn how to HACK, DESIGN, CODE & MAKE using technology and computer science. Any level of interest and experience is welcome. If you attended this camp last summer, no problem—we’ve added new classes and activities. From computer programming, micro controllers, pixel art, digital photography, e-textiles, to web design and more, we’ve got something for every girl! Girls are grouped in classes by age. Camp includes a free t-shirt and several take home projects.

AWE+SUM: “Attend Westminster—Explore Science—Use Math”

The AWE+SUM Camp is a 4 day residential camp for girls who are entering the 8th grade the following fall. Girls stay in a residence hall at Westminster with numerous chaperones at night, and they are well-chaperoned during the day as well. The camp gives girls a chance to experience a college campus, with lots of fun activities: science and math hands-on workshops (see the following samples of past workshops below), swimming and other on-campus activities. Not only do girls see that college is exciting and fun, but they also get to meet girls from all over Utah, plus some out-of-state girls, all while learning about interesting career options in science-related fields.

 

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GREAT Summer Camp

Camp Overview
The GREAT (Graphics and Robotics Exploration with Amazing Technology) summer camps are aimed at students who want to unleash their creativity while learning about computer graphics, robotics and programming by making games, animations, and robots.
These engineering summer camps will be held in the Warnock Engineering building (WEB) and Merrill Engineering Building (MEB) on the University of Utah campus.

We have a number of programs available (please see the “Dates” tab for calendar and pricing information). Additional information is available by contacting the camp Director, David Johnson, at great@cs.utah.edu or 801-585-1726.

It is easier for me to quickly respond to emails, and an email allows me to make sure I have correct names and dates, for example, when you are requesting a transfer. You are encouraged to email me at great@cs.utah.edu
for routine requests and questions.

 

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Hillcrest High School Robotics Camp

 

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 Create with Technology

This is a unique mix of online coding and hands-on technology activities that give students the opportunity to learn about coding and technology in a safe, self-paced environment.

 

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 Astro Camp at Space and Science Center

 

 

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LEGO Play-Well Engineering Camp

K-8th Grade

Dream It. Build It. Wreck It. Repeat.

Kids are already naturally gifted creators. Then they get added inspiration from our specially trained instructors. They dive into our massive collections of LEGO® parts. And while they build elaborate objects, structures and vehicles, they explore fundamental principles of engineering and physics. They also learn to collaborate and create without fear of mistakes. The experience is joyful, the impact long-lasting.

Play-Well Engineering Camps are available at various locations throughout the state of Utah.

 

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The Salt Lake County Library System is offering a variety of STEM summer camps at libraries throughout Salt Lake County.

The camps include robotics, aerospace, archaeology and more!

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The Dell EMC Student STAR Program is a 4 Day intensive workshop, designed to equip students with the tools needed to excel in both their academic and professional journeys. The four key areas central to every student’s success are Communication, Teamwork, Life Skills and Business Acumen. As a bridge between higher education and Dell EMC, Student STAR will broaden the horizons of local college bound students at no cost to attendees!

This is held at the Dell EMC Draper location.

 

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Weekly half or full-day (until 3 pm) STEAM-based classes designed to motivate and inspire youth to learn through hands-on experiences in a comfortable, fun, and inclusive environment. Our STEAM-based camps provide action packed, hands-on experiences for participants ages 6 – 14. Check out the website to learn more!

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Week-long sessions geared toward 4th through 7th grade students are sure to spark interest in any student! Campers will engage in fascinating games and hands-on activities that will reinforce mathematical concepts, thinking skills, and problem-solving abilities. Half- and full-day offerings will cover game theory, rocket flight, video games, code breaking, and more, with all the explorations designed to uncover the relevance of mathematics in daily life.

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Southern

Girls Go Digital

COMPUTER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CAMP FOR GIRLS, AGES 8-18.

Learn how to HACK, DESIGN, CODE & MAKE using technology and computer science. Any level of interest and experience is welcome. If you attended this camp last summer, no problem—we’ve added new classes and activities. From computer programming, micro controllers, pixel art, digital photography, e-textiles, to web design and more, we’ve got something for every girl! Girls are grouped in classes by age. Camp includes a free t-shirt and several take home projects.

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eSmart Girls Camp at DSU

eSMART (exploring Science, Math and Related Technologies) is a summer camp for girls entering the 8th grade started by the St. George, Utah chapter of the American Association of University Women to encourage our girls to reach high and love to learn so they can be anything they want to be. Dixie State University is our main partner and hosts the camps.

 

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Camp Invention

K-6TH GRADE

Children are presented with fun, hands-on challenges that encourage creative problem solving, teamwork, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Camp invention is led by experienced local educators and new curriculum is introduced each year, inspired by the Inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame!

 

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LEGO Play-Well Engineering Camp

K-8th Grade

Dream It. Build It. Wreck It. Repeat.

Kids are already naturally gifted creators. Then they get added inspiration from our specially trained instructors. They dive into our massive collections of LEGO® parts. And while they build elaborate objects, structures and vehicles, they explore fundamental principles of engineering and physics. They also learn to collaborate and create without fear of mistakes. The experience is joyful, the impact long-lasting.

Play-Well Engineering Camps are available at various locations throughout the state of Utah. Southern Utah locations include Cedar Hills, Nephi and Salem.

 

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Code to Success, in partnership with Bottega, offers high school summer coding camps for incoming freshmen to recently graduated seniors – absolutely free to students.

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