College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota
College of Science and Engineering

Summer camps

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Have some fun and learn new things at summer camps and other opportunities that introduce students to new concepts in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Whether you are considering a future career as a scientist or engineer or just want to try something new, these camps are for you.

Exploring Careers in Engineering and Physical Science

  • This week-long summer workshop that offers high school students a hands-on introduction to STEM opportunities to start a personal journey of career discovery
  • Grades 9-12
  • Sponsor: College of Science and Engineering
  • Visit the website.

Kids' University

  • These week-long day camps are part of the University Summer Youth Camps
  • Ages 6-15
  • Enrichment programs in math and science include Adventures in Engineering & Design; Blast Off! Rocketry; Circuits are a Snap!; Earth, Cosmos & Beyond; Electrochemistry, M.A.T.H. Make Amazing Things Happen, and more!
  • For detailed information on program dates, content, and registration, please visit the website.

Science Discovery Day Camps at the Bell Museum

  • These week-long day camps are led by museum education staff and give campers the opportunity to meet University scientists and take field trips to University learning centers
  • Topics range from mammals to invertebrates, outer space, the environment and more
  • Hands-on, inquiry-based classroom and laboratory activities, as well as outdoor exploration and recreation
  • Grades K-6
  • Sponsor: Bell Museum of Natural History
  • Visit the website.

Technology Day Camp

  • This three-day summer camp explores the wonders of technology, robotics, and college in general; free, diversity and outreach program
  • Grades 6-8
  • Sponsor: Digital Technology Center and the Center for Distributed Robotics
  • Visit the website.

Youth Science Center Park Crew

  • This youth crew serves as guides in the Big Back Yard at the Science Museum of Minnesota
  • Grades 9-12
  • Sponsor: National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics (NCED)
  • Visit the website.