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Full STEM Ahead! Camp

Summer 2022! Experience this new science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) camp at University of Houston!

Grades

Students entering grades 6–8 in Fall 2022

The Full STEM Ahead! Camp offers junior scientists five fun-filled, themed days of hands-on activities involving environmental science, biology including frog dissections, physics, technology, and much more. Whether your child is experienced with STEM or just starting to show an interest, this camp has everything kids need to build their STEM knowledge and have tons of fun!

Monday

  • Introductions and team building
  • University of Houston Tour
  • LUNCH
  • Superconductivity Guest Speaker

Tuesday

  • Team building
  • University of Houston Superconductivity Tour
  • LUNCH
  • Circuits Exploration and Design

Wednesday

  • Frog Dissections/Human Body Systems
  • LUNCH
  • Engineering Design Process with a Biology Lens

Thursday

  • Explore Average Speed through Beetle Races
  • LUNCH
  • Zoom Cars through Engineering Design

Friday

  • Student STEM Exploration Menu
  • Straw Rockets Engineering Design
  • Explore Chemical Reactions and Build Atomic Models
  • Build Terrariums and Research Biomes
  • LUNCH
  • Student presentation videos

All activities are subject to change depending on availability of resources and locations. Some activities are outdoor activities.

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All responses are based on current available information and are subject to change.

Where can I drop off and pick up my child?

Drop-off and pick-up will be at the University of Houston off Cullen Blvd. Specific details will be provided in the enrollment packet upon payment.

What do I do if I’m late dropping off and/or picking up my child?

A cell phone number was sent in the enrollment packet. Please call or text that number to notify camp directors.

Where will my child eat each day?

Students will walk to the UH Dining Hall for lunch.

Is my child allowed to bring their own lunch and/or snacks?

Parents may pack a lunch from home for their child. Please reach out to the camp directors via email to verify if there are any restrictions due to participant allergies.

What should my child bring each day?

Each participant should bring a bottle of water with their name on it each day.

What should my child wear each day?

Participants should wear comfortable tennis shoes, appropriate athletic wear, and sunblock. Students are welcome to bring a bottle of sunscreen to reapply as needed. Other recommended clothing items include a hat and a sweater. Be sure to include the child’s name on anything they bring from home.

How can I apply for a camp scholarship?

Please email thstem@uh.edu for information regarding scholarships.

Camp Dates

Please choose one week; activities are repeated in Week 2.

  • June 13–17, 9 am–2 pm
  • June 20–24, 9 am–2 pm

The official camp hours are 9 am–2 pm. Extended hours are available.

Lunch, snacks, and camp t-shirt included. Students may also bring their own lunches.

Genius Hours

  • 8–9 am and 2–3 pm

Parents may take advantage of genius hours from 8–9 am and 2–3 pm for an additional fee. Students will work with camp counselors in a more relaxed setting. Activities include individualized creative projects, team building, games, puzzles, and more.

Camp Registration Fees

  • Prior to May 16: $325 per participant
  • After May 16: $350 per participant
  • UH Faculty and Staff: $275 per participant
  • Genius Hours: $100 per participant

Scholarships available with documentation of free and reduced lunch status from participant’s school.

Apply

Full STEM Ahead Summer Application

Questions?

Contact thstem@uh.edu or call 713-743-8644.