Summer Opportunities 2017

While this page will never cover all the opportunities available to our STEM students, we will add opportunities as they are brought to our attention.

Society of American Military Engineers
June 11-17 - Engineering and Construction Camp

The 2017 S.A.M.E. Engineering & Construction Camp is scheduled for June 11 – 17. The Camp is designed to provide high-school students with an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience in engineering and construction skills in Vicksburg’s wide-ranging engineering community. This one-week program is supervised by professional engineers and volunteers from the local engineering organizations. The campers will gain a wealth of knowledge about the various career choices in the fields of engineering and construction. Application deadline is April 7, 2017. See link below.

Camp Application



John Brown University
July 16-22 - Engineering Academy

This summer at JBU, you have an opportunity to explore the world of engineering!
The theme this summer will be Robotics.
You will learn about electrical circuits, programming, computer aided design, 3D printing, motors, batteries, and more.
The week will include hands-on project design, building, and testing. You will learn how Christian principles relate to engineering and teamwork, and enjoy evening activities and field trips together with the other students.
Explore engineering, build relationships, grow spiritually, and have fun!




University of Arkansas
Several Dates Available Engineering Summer Camps
Scholarships available using this form!

Discover Engineering Camp
Current 5th and 6th grade students are invited to dream, design, and discover at this weeklong camp, offered in 5 locations throughout the state. Students will explore the many exciting areas of engineering with fun, hands-on activities. Camps are half a day, held from 8:00am-11:00am. Camps are offered in Batesville (June 19-23), Bentonville (June 12-16), Blytheville (June 26-30), Camden (June 26-30), and Fayetteville (June 12-16).

Explore Engineering Camp
Current 7th and 8th graders are invited to dive deeper into the different fields of engineering in this weeklong camp, offered in 5 locations throughout the state. Students participate in more focused, complex activities that, in previous years, students have included robotics, electronics, roller coasters, chemical reactions, and much, much more! Camps are half a day, held from 1:30pm-5:00pm. Camps are offered in Batesville (June 19-23), Bentonville (June 12-16), Blytheville (June 26-30), Camden (June 26-30), and Fayetteville (June 12-16).

GirlTREC Camp
Current 5th and 6th grade girls are invited to spend a week on the University of Arkansas campus participating in hands on activities related to transportation—from roads to railroads to waterways in a camp funded by a US Department of Transportation grant. In addition to engineering activities, students will participate in field trips and will have the opportunity to meet with women in engineering. This is a full day camp (8:00am-5:00pm) and is offered July 10-14, 2017.

Soaring High in Engineering (SHE Camp)
Current 7th and 8th girls are invited to participate in hands-on engaging activities designed to allow them to explore the many fields of engineering while also working toward solutions for real world problems. In addition to engineering activities, students will participate in field trips and will have the opportunity to meet with women in engineering. This is a full day camp (8:00am-5:00pm) and is offered July 10-14, 2017.

FIRST® LEGO® League, Jr. Camps
Current 1st through 3rd grade students are invited to participate weeklong FIRST® LEGO® League, Jr. program from design to competition on the University of Arkansas campus. This camp is offered July 10-14, 2017 and students can choose from a morning session (8:00am-11:30pm) or an afternoon session (1:30pm-5:00pm).

Robotics Engineering Camps
Current 4th through 7th grade students are invited to spend the week designing, building, programming, and testing LEGO® Mindstorms® robots on the University of Arkansas campus. This weeklong camp is especially designed for students with little to no experience with Mindstorms® robots or who desire to improve their skills. The camp is offered June 19-23, 2017 and students can choose from a morning session (8:00am-11:30pm) or an afternoon session (1:30pm-5:00pm).

Engineering Summer Academy
Current 9th through 11th grade students are invited to participate in this residential camp that allows students to explore one field of engineering in depth with College of Engineering faculty and students on the University of Arkansas campus. Students will select one of the following courses: 1) Biomedical Engineering, 2) Chemical Engineering 3) Introduction to Computing, or 4) Electrical Engineering. The Engineering Summer Academy will be held July 23-29, 2017.

Arkansas AIMS Prep Boot Camp
Want to get a head start on your AP classes? Are you a current Northwest Arkansas high school student (currently in 9th-1th grade)? Do you plan on taking AP English Literature, AP English Language, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, or AP Calculus? If the answer to these questions is YES, enroll in this weeklong, full day camp held on the University of Arkansas campus from July 17-21, 2017.