Camps, Events, and Clubs

You can make friends and learn new things by participating in organizations and special programs that help you along the way to an engineering career at the same time. The following links will give you quick access to different organizations for students like you.


  • Perry Initiative

    If you are interested in engineering and/or medicine you may want to try to attend a Perry Initiative outreach event. Perry operates events around the country and offers mentoring, alumni support, and other programs for high school, college, and medical students.

    Resource Added: December 3, 2014

  • Pathways to Science

    Pathways to Science is a web-based project of the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP). It supports pathways to the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, placing particular emphasis on connecting underrepresented groups with STEM programs, funding, mentoring and resources. Check out the section for for K-12 opportunities to search for summer programs, internships and other resources.

    Resource Added: November 19, 2014

  • SEEK offered by the National Society of Black Engineers

    The SEEK Program is designed to be a fun and engaging educational experience for kids in 3rd through 8th grades. It is led by NSBE engineering students and technical professionals dedicated to pursuing professional excellence and giving back to the community. The SEEK Program utilizes a hands-on design curriculum supplied by various Educational Curriculum companies and Corporate Sponsors. students work in teams, using their knowledge to solve problems and create products while discovering the underlying math and science principles involved in these processes. Each week, the students will take on a new project, culminating with a presentation, design competition and physical competitions that all parents are encouraged to attend.

    Resource Added: November 4, 2014

  • Engineering for Kids

    Engineering for Kids offers a suite of programs for children ages 4 to 14 to introduce them to science, technology, engineering and math through a variety of workshops all aimed at developing problem solving skills. Programs include after school programs, evening classes, in-school field trips, workshops, birthday parties, home-school programs, scouts workshops, and pre-school programs.

    Resource Added: August 22, 2014

  • Girls Who Code

    Launched in Spring 2012, Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors. With support from public and private partners, Girls Who Code works to educate, inspire, and equip high school girls with the skills and resources to pursue opportunities in computing fields. They offer an intense summer immersion program along with clubs throughout the country. If you are interested in anything to do with computers be sure to look into their training and mentoring opportunities.

    Resource Added: August 4, 2014

  • Cool Girls Science and Art Club

    Cool Girls Science and Art Club helps elementary school children develop their passion for the exciting world of science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics (STEAM). Girls-only groups meet after school and go on field trips (families welcome!). We also present programs in the classroom for girls and boys.

    Resource Added: January 28, 2014

  • Destination Imagination

    Destination Imagination (DI) is a non-profit, volunteer-led, cause-driven organization. The purpose is to inspire and equip students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders. Annually, they offer seven new standards-based Challenges in STEM, Improv, Visual Arts, Service Learning, and Early Learning. Each Challenge enables student teams to learn and experience the creative process from imagination to innovation.

    Resource Added: January 23, 2014

  • Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP)

    The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) provides an opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer.

    The goals of SEAP are to encourage participating students to pursue science and engineering careers, to further their education via mentoring by laboratory personnel and their participation in research, and to make them aware of DoN research and technology efforts, which can lead to employment within the DoN.

    SEAP provided competitive research internships to over 265 high school students this year. Participating students spend eight weeks during the summer doing research at 25 DoN laboratories.

    Resource Added: September 11, 2013

  • iD Tech Camps and iD Tech Academies

    Take interests further and gain a competitive edge for school, college, and a future career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Weeklong summer programs for ages 7-17 in robotics engineering, electrical engineering, iPhone and Android app development, C++/Java programming, video game creation, and more. Held at over 80 prestigious universities nationwide including Princeton, Stanford, Yale, Carnegie Mellon, the University of Michigan, and others. Also 2-week, pre-college programs for ages 13-18 held at select universities: iD Programming Academy, iD Game Design & Development Academy, and iD Film Academy.

    Resource Added: March 1, 2012

  • WISH project by NASA

    NASA' s WISH project offers female high school juniors a unique experience to learn about careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. WISH starts with a nationwide, online learning community and culminates with a summer educational experience at a NASA center for the top performing online students.

    Resource Added: January 23, 2012

  • Summer@Rensselaer

    Looking for something fun to do this summer? Try one of the many camps or day programs offered by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Resource Added: March 24, 2009

  • EESC Pre-Engineering Summer Camps Page

    Search by state to find a pre-engineering camp in your area using this list from the Engineering Education Service Center.

    Resource Added: February 27, 2009

  • OPTIONS for High School Girls

    If you have completed geometry you may want to explore this camp from the University of Evansville. It is an introduction to the many career opportunities in engineering and computer science. One week is spent at the Evansville campus, and one week is spent in England!

    Resource Added: January 16, 2008

  • G.R.A.D.E. CAMP

    G.R.A.D.E. CAMP is a week-long day program designed specifically for entering 8th to 12th grade girls (as of Sept. 2007) who want to find out what engineering is all about through "hands-on" experience.

    Resource Added: July 30, 2007

  • STEPS program for girls

    Science Technology and Engineering Preview at UW-Stout for Girls (STEPS) is a one-week introduction to the exciting world of science, technology and engineering.

    Resource Added: July 30, 2007

  • KEYs to Empowering Youth

    KEYs to Empowering Youth is a science and technology mentoring program for 11-13 year old girls designed to provide them with the opportunity to meet and work with women studying and working in science and engineering. The KEYs program provides interactive, hands-on activities that stress the importance of engineering, science and technology and their impact on society.” The Program is offered through the University of Maryland.

    Resource Added: May 11, 2007

  • Camp Invention

    Camp Invention is a one-week day camp where imaginations run wild. Structured for children entering grades 1-6, this unique and exciting program is hosted by schools throughout the country each summer. Camp Invention is a joint project of the US Patent and Trademark Office and the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

    Resource Added: December 4, 2005

  • World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts

    WAGGGS offers projects and programmes at an international level that enable Girl Guides and Girl Scouts to be responsible world citizens through action and activity in the community.

    Resource Added: December 4, 2005

  • Boys & Girls Clubs

    Is there one in your neighborhood? Boys & Girls Clubs programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.

    Resource Added: December 4, 2005

  • Girl Scouts

    Girl Scouts is the world's pre-eminent organization dedicated solely to girls. Be sure to check out the Just for Girls section of this website.

    Resource Added: December 4, 2005

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