Stem Camps

V.E.S.T.E.D High School Summer Academy – at CSULA

The V.E.S.T.E.D Summer Academy uses proven academic development activities of the MESA
(Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement) Program at Cal State L.A. to enhance
and further develop academic, personal and interpersonal skills for students seeking a career
in Engineering, Science and Technology. The academy provides students an early entrance
opportunity by allowing them to enroll in select courses offered by the College of Engineering,
Computer Science, and Technology (ECST) at no cost to the student and earn college credits
while in high school.

Courses offered are: Engineering 154, “STEM Integration: Science and Math Applications
in Engineering Design and Problem-Solving”, Mechanical Engineering 101, “Introduction to
Energy Concepts in Mechanical Engineering”, and Mechanical Engineering 154, “Introduction
to Robotics”. Students attend class 5 days per week.

Other activities offered to V.E.S.T.E.D students are workshops on “How to Submit the Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)” and “How to Apply to College”. Off campus
field trips organized in collaboration with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers included a tour
of the Sepulveda Dam, Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Preserve and the Japanese Gardens in Van
Nuys, CA. Students also visited the Getty Center and Museum, California Science Center, and
Day Trip on the Los Angeles Metro. Lunch is provided each day for all students. A mandatory
orientation session is held for students and parents.

Program eligibility requirements are: High School Students in Grades 9 – 12; Good Academic
Standing; Demonstrated Interest in Careers in Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology.
Students must submit an application, transcripts, and two letters of recommendation.

COSMOS – The California State Summer School for Mathematics & Science

The mission of COSMOS is to motivate the most creative minds of the new generation of prospective scientists, engineers, and mathematicians who will become leaders of California, the nation, and the world. The program aims to create a community of students who participate in and contribute to an intensive academic experience delivered by distinguished educators and scholars.

Applications are being accepted through: March 1, 2012

Summer Camp registration opens February 20th!

Explore science and have an experience you'll never forget! Each summer, the California Science
Center offers science-rich, fun-filled experiences in our week-long science day camps (preschool-

8th grade). Choose from over 25 workshops including Living in Space, Skate Science, Invention
Convention, and many more. These innovative programs challenge children to look at the world in a
new way by exploring the science in our everyday lives. The fun is on June 18th- August 17th.
A limited number of scholarships are available to qualifying families.

For more information or to check out program availability, visit
or call (213) 744-7444.

SAME Engineering and Construction Camps
The Society of American Military Engineers offers a very unique series of engineering camps designed for High School students who excel in math, science and technical courses and are interested in pursuing engineering in college. These one–week camps are high energy, hands–on events for students from across the country and around the world. The camps are led by a professional staff of engineers from both private industry and the military services.

US Navy Seabees Camp
July 22- July 28, 2012
Port Hueneme, California

Application Deadline: May 11, 2012

Destination Science
Science camp is the ideal opportunity to engage children in the “FUN” of science.  Destination Science combines innovative science projects, creativity challenges, outdoor games, character development and unsurpassed customer service.  Their goal is for every camper to leave with inner science-confidence & outer self-confidence.  Their science curriculum revolves around central science themes such as Technology, Physics, and Space, the whole time building on all the science disciplines as determined by the National Science Education Standards. 


Programs for summer 2015:

Roaring Rockets & Astronaut Detectives – 07/20 to 07/24

Dino-Robot Creators and Raging Chemistry – 07/27 to 07/31

Amazing Superhero Science  – 08/03 to 08/07

Rocking Gizmos & Rolling Gadgets  – 08/10 to 08/14

Website: or call 888-909-2822

iD Tech Camps & iD Tech Academies
iD Tech Camps: Ages 7-17 held at UCLA and over 80 prestigious universities nationwide
iD Tech Academies: Ages 13-18 held at UCLA and select universities nationwide

Did you know that one million STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) positions are projected to go unfilled by the year 2020? At iD Tech Camps, students take interests further and gain a competitive advantage for school, college, and future careers in STEM. Kids and teens ages 7-17 create apps, video games, mods with Minecraft, programs in C++ or Java, robots, websites, movies, and more. Courses are hands-on, high-energy, and presented in a fun camp environment. The labs buzz with enthusiasm and laughter, classes are small (only 8 students per instructor), and students work one-on-one with hip, tech-savvy instructors.


    • Weeklong, day and overnight summer programs for ages 7-17.
    • Over 80 prestigious university locations in 28 states including UCLA, Stanford, and others.
    • Small classes with 8 students per instructor, guaranteed.
    • A well-balanced experience. STEM learning and fun camp activities.
    • Students take home their own project at the end of each session.
    • Accredited Continuing Education Units available from Stanford or Villanova.

Also 2-week, pre-college, intensive iD Tech Academies held at select universities: iD Programming Academy (held at UCLA), iD Game Design & Development Academy, and iD Film Academy.

Visit for more information and to register online. Or call 1-888-709-TECH (8324) to speak to a Program Advisor who can recommend a customized summer schedule to develop a student’s interests.


Real Science
STAR Summer Camps
STAR is dedicated to providing innovative, high-quality programs for children that excite, inspire and educate.

Over 20 award winning camps:
Including Art Camp, Skate Camp, Theatre Camp ECO Camp, Chess Camp, Game
Camp, Rock STAR Camp, Science Camp, Sumer School, Cheer Camp and much

Phone: 310-842-8542


USA Chess Camp
USA Chess is the largest and premier chess camp organizer for children in the United States. Their staff is comprised of the best children's chess instructors in North America including the renowned children's chess coach National Master Noureddine Ziane!

Where: Mayfield School 405 South Euclid Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101.
Who: Coeds ages 5 through 16. Beginners through Advanced.



College Bound for Kids Summer Camp
Kidergarden-9th Grade
Orville Wright Magnet School
6550 West 80th St. West Chester Ca 90045
Price: Registration Fee $80/ $185 per week/child

Catalina Sea Camp
Guided Discoveries Summer Camps

Three week Sessions:

July 1 – July 20, 2012

July 22 – August 10, 2012

Guided Discoveries offers a variety of summer Camps including the
Catalina Sea Camp
Tall Ship Sailing
Astro Camp Summer Mission



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