STEM Kids Camp

Ignite or fuel your child's passion for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) classes by registering them for these fun, hands-on learning camps. Students in grades K-12 are invited to the NDSU College of Engineering for a variety of summer kids camps focused on topics in STEM. 2022 camps will be offered July 11-14 and July 18-21. Morning sessions will run from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., and afternoon sessions will run from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Camp Cost

K-8 Cost

  • Earlybird (before June 15th) - $125 per course
  • June 15th - July 1st - $150 per course

9-12 Cost

  • Earlybird (before June 15th) - $225 per course
  • June 15th - July 1st - $250 per course

Register for STEM Kids Camp

Note: Since the camps are offered in the summer, the school grade of your child is typically based on the grade your child will enter in Fall 2022.

Parents must complete a waiver form for each child to register them for a camp. Once your child is officially registered for a camp, please read the Parent/Guardian Information section. This information will also be emailed to you prior to the beginning of the week your child is registered for.

For more information contact Lauren Singelmann at: lauren.n.singelmann@ndsu.edu or 701-231-5798

Session 1: Monday, July 11 - Thursday, July 14

Morning: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

K-2

Creative Computer Coding

Students will be engaged and have fun learning to code with the Code.org program. This is a hands-on interactive class with immediate results on how to learn the basics behind computer coding with game-like formats. Instruction will be given and often be individualized throughout the camp to help each child feel confident and capable.

Rockin Robots Jr

Practice building and programming LEGO robots using WeDo 2.0 kits. Learn about motors, sensors, mechanical engineering, and computer science by creating robot vehicles, animals, and more!

Chemistry Chaos

This STEM course will introduce students to relevant chemistry-based concepts through a series of experiments and activities. These scientists will find that chemistry experiments build friendships while working together and make for fun stories to tell in the future.

3-5

Think Like an Engineer

Students will learn about the many different things that engineers work on while practicing skills like creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving. Students will work together to create unique solutions to fun design challenges.

Roller Coasters 

Students will learn physics concepts by creating their own paper roller coasters. Not only will they be introduced to concepts such as energy and motion, but they will also get to practice their planning, design, and creation skills to implement their unique ideas.

STEM GOATs

Students will learn about the Greatest Of All Time (GOATs) in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and conduct hands-on activities and experiments related to each GOAT’s area of expertise. The GOATs will come from a wide variety of STEM fields and backgrounds to showcase the many opportunities available in STEM and promote a sense of belonging and self-efficacy.

6-8

Disease Detectives

An interdisciplinary stroll through the emerging field of conservation medicine. Students will learn information regarding disease ecology, disease microbiology, epidemiology, and more! Students will use this knowledge to solve complex case studies revolving around disease that affect both humans and animals ranging from the local to global level.

Crime Scene Science Advanced

Students will work together to solve an unsolved case file and learn about the science that goes into collecting information from crime scenes and solving problems.

9-12

Exploring Engineering

Students will rotate through different labs in the NDSU College of Engineering to learn more about engineering as a career path and complete hands-on activities. Students will be introduced to a variety of engineering topics in an engaging and approachable way.

Afternoon: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

K-2

Creative Computer Coding

Students will be engaged and have fun learning to code with the Code.org program. This is a hands-on interactive class with immediate results on how to learn the basics behind computer coding with game-like formats. Instruction will be given and often be individualized throughout the camp to help each child feel confident and capable.

Gear Heads Jr

All new kits and curriculum for 2022! Build and explore engineering through basic machines and mechanisms. Using the Lego BricQ kits, learn about gears, levers, pulleys, and wheels and axles. Work in teams to build simple mechanisms to demonstrate concepts.

Engineering Adventures

This course will allow students to explore the fundamentals of mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering. This class will consist of many hands-on activities to help students learn more about engineering, building, and creating.

3-5

Gear Heads

Build and explore engineering through basic machines and mechanisms. Using Lego Education kits, learn about gears, pulleys, levers, linkages, and pneumatics. Work in teams to build simple and motorized mechanisms to demonstrate concepts.

Crime Scene Science

Help solve a crime by analyzing a crime scene and learning about forensic science techniques. Learn how to do fingerprint analysis, blood spatter analysis, blood typing, bite mark analysis, powder analysis, and more.

Rockin’ Robots

Design custom creations with the new LEGO Spike Robotics kits. Build and code robots with real-world applications like a motorized prosthetic hand.

Coding and Music

Come learn about the science and math behind music while making music with code. Students will learn the basics of drag-and-drop coding and circuitry while creating music and musical instruments that make sound using code.

6-8

Plant Science

Students will learn about the plants grown around campus and get a chance to design their own floral creations.

Emerging Technologies

When we think of science, we often think about the facts we know. However, there are many things that scientists and engineers don't understand yet. Students will learn about the technologies that are leading to new discoveries and inventions like self-driving cars, using math and science to protect endangered species, and ways to predict the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses. They will then get a chance to test out these technologies and create their own solutions to problems.

Session 2: Monday, July 18 - Thursday, July 21

Morning: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

K-2

Creative Computer Coding

Students will be engaged and have fun learning to code with the Code.org program. This is a hands-on interactive class with immediate results on how to learn the basics behind computer coding with game-like formats. Instruction will be given and often be individualized throughout the camp to help each child feel confident and capable.

Chemistry Chaos

This STEM course will introduce students to relevant chemistry-based concepts through a series of experiments and activities. These scientists will find that chemistry experiments build friendships while working together and make for fun stories to tell in the future.

Gear Heads Jr

All new kits and curriculum for 2022! Build and explore engineering through basic machines and mechanisms. Using the Lego BricQ kits, learn about gears, levers, pulleys, and wheels and axles. Work in teams to build simple mechanisms to demonstrate concepts.

3-5

Think Like an Engineer

Students will learn about the many different things that engineers work on while practicing skills like creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving. Students will work together to create unique solutions to fun design challenges.

Rockin’ Robots

Design custom creations with the new LEGO Spike Robotics kits. Build and code robots with real-world applications like a motorized prosthetic hand.

Coding and Music

Come learn about the science and math behind music while making music with code. Students will learn the basics of drag-and-drop coding and circuitry while creating music and musical instruments that make sound using code.

6-8

Disease Detectives

An interdisciplinary stroll through the emerging field of conservation medicine. Students will learn information regarding disease ecology, disease microbiology, epidemiology, and more! Students will use this knowledge to solve complex case studies revolving around disease that affect both humans and animals ranging from the local to global level.

Crime Scene Science Advanced

Students will work together to solve an unsolved case file and learn about the science that goes into collecting information from crime scenes and solving problems.

Video Game Design

Learn about computer science topics such as variables, conditionals, and loops while making video games that you and your friends can play! This course is designed to support those new to programming as well as challenge those with prior programming experience. Students will learn to create a different type of video game ranging from story-based puzzle games to action and adventure games.

Afternoon: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

K-2

Rockin Robots Jr

Practice building and programming LEGO robots using WeDo 2.0 kits. Learn about motors, sensors, mechanical engineering, and computer science by creating robot vehicles, animals, and more!

Engineering Adventures

This course will allow students to explore the fundamentals of mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering. This class will consist of many hands-on activities to help students learn more about engineering, building, and creating.

Storybook STEM

Students will work on STEM projects related to stories read in class. Some stories will be old favorites, and others will be new stories about kids that are making a difference in the world of STEM. Each day will start with story time and then the students will do an activity related to the book.

3-5

Gear Heads

Build and explore engineering through basic machines and mechanisms. Using Lego Education kits, learn about gears, pulleys, levers, linkages, and pneumatics. Work in teams to build simple and motorized mechanisms to demonstrate concepts.

Crime Scene Science

Help solve a crime by analyzing a crime scene and learning about forensic science techniques. Learn how to do fingerprint analysis, blood spatter analysis, blood typing, bite mark analysis, powder analysis, and more.

Roller Coasters

Students will learn physics concepts by creating their own paper roller coasters. Not only will they be introduced to concepts such as energy and motion, but they will also get to practice their planning, design, and creation skills to implement their unique ideas.

6-8

Mission to Mars

Inspired by the recent NASA Perseverance mission, this interdisciplinary STEM camp examines the biology, geology, physics, chemistry, and engineering of exploring Mars. Selected topics include rocketry, soil geology, and searching for biosignatures.

Plant Science

Students will learn about the plants grown around campus and get a chance to design their own floral creations.

9-12

Exploring Engineering

Students will rotate through different labs in the NDSU College of Engineering to learn more about engineering as a career path and complete hands-on activities. Students will be introduced to a variety of engineering topics in an engaging and approachable way.

 

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