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Summer Camps Canceled in Response to COVID-19

The safety and wellness of our community are our top priorities, including our faculty, staff, and visitors to our facilities. Due to the global outbreak of COVID-19, our summer camps have been postponed until Summer 2021. We apologize for any inconveniences these changes may present. Applicants will be notified and refunded the full cost of the camp.

teachHOUSTON STEM Interactive

For Summer 2020, teachHOUSTON and the College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics will host a no-cost, dynamic STEM virtual opportunity, teachHOUSTON STEM Interactive, in place of our summer camps.

The teachHOUSTON program at University of Houston organizes three summer STEM programs for young students. The camps are Equinor Summer STEM Camp (grades 5–8), UH Young Innovators’ STEM Academy (grades 7–9), and the UH Coastal Center Nature Camp (grades 4–6).

Equinor Summer STEM Camp

Equinor
Watch a video about the Camp.

The Equinor Summer STEM Camp offers seven fun-filled themed camps that integrate science, technology, engineering, and math for students entering grades 5th–8th in Fall 2020.

Camp sessions are one week long with the option to enroll in multiple weeks. Camp sessions are held for five weeks in June and July. Each week features the option to enroll in one of 3-to-4 themed sessions.

Back by Popular Demand

  • App Camp
  • Crime Scene Investigators
  • Robotics
  • Arduinos: Invent & Program

New Camps Offered for First Time in Summer 2020!

  • Marvelous Mysteries of Math!
  • Engineering: Creativity & Design
  • Steam: The Art & Science of Photography

Camp Dates: June 1–5, June 8–12, June 15–19, June 22–26 and June 29–July 3, 2020

Contact Camp Personnel

Email: stemcamp@central.uh.edu
Phone: 713-743-4969

Back by Popular Demand: Camps Offered in Previous Summers

App Camp

Be an App Developer! From start to finish, build a working app for a smartphone. With interactive projects, campers will learn how to program for a mobile device. Campers will work with a partner to develop their own idea for an app. No programming experience required. What do you want to build?

Crime Scene Investigators

Putting on their detective hats in the Crime Scene Investigators session, campers will dive into forensic science by collecting, analyzing and examining evidence, such as fingerprints, hairs, fibers, DNA and blood splatter to solve crimes.

Robotics

Campers in the Robotics session will learn about design and programming as they work to build a robot to compete in multiple challenges. Culminating contest features two robots attempting to push each other off the field until the last robot is standing.

Arduinos: Invent & Program

Students, with some prior programming experience, will try their hand at intermediate coding and programming at this summer camp. If campers have no programming experience, it is recommended they attend our Robotics or App Inventors class prior to taking Arduinos. Campers will learn all about Arduinos and how they can be used to run robots and build innovative projects. Campers will leave this camp with improved problem solving skills, a strong basis in coding, and a big love for programming. (This camp costs an additional $60. Students keep Arduino and extra supplies.)

New Camps Offered for First Time in Summer 2020!

Marvelous Mysteries of Math!

Detectives of the world! Do you love solving problems? Are you willing to crack the code and learn the language of the universe? Then, this math camp is for you! Campers will discover the beauty of math in the world around them in this year’s Marvelous Mysteries of Math! Campers will combine the wonderful workings of mathematics with their detective skills to solve a host of mathematical challenges. Sign up today and figure out if your skills are up to the task!

Engineering: Creativity & Design

Through cool, interactive projects, including building your own robot arm, designing drones, trebuchet tossing and exploring a pipeline challenge, campers will explore the engineering design process (i.e., create, test and improve) learning how people have been constantly engineering solutions to problems. This camp combines learning and fun as campers learn how engineers have been the driving force behind making life better.

Steam: The Art & Science of Photography

Campers are sure to be engaged and intrigued as they explore photographic processes and have the opportunity to create unique images. Using chemicals and light, campers will explore the development of photographs as they create a functional camera, use blue print technology and lumen printing. Campers will make artwork and curate an art show. STEM with ART is sure to excite!

Camp Sessions

  • Location: University of Houston: Garrison Hall
  • Camp Times: 10 AM–3 PM
  • Pre-Camp Activities: 8–9:45 AM
  • Post-Camp Activities: 3–5 PM
Session 1
June 1–5
10 AM–3 PM
Session 2
June 8–12
10 AM–3 PM
Session 3
June 15–19
10 AM–3 PM
Session 4
June 22–26
10 AM–3 PM
Session 5
June 29–July 3
10 AM–3 PM
App Inventors
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Engineering
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Math Mysteries
STEAM: Photography
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Crime Scene Investigators
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Robotics
App Inventors
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Engineering
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STEAM: Photography
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Robotics
Math Mysteries
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Arduinos
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Crime Scene Investigators
App Inventors
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Arduinos
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Crime Scene Investigators

2020 Camp Registration Fees

  • 1 Week: $350
  • 2 Weeks: $650 (Save $50)
  • 3 Weeks: $950 (Save $100)
  • 4 Weeks: $1,225 (Save $175)
  • 5 Weeks: $1,500 (Save $250)
** Arduinos has an additional $60 fee

Pre-Camp (8–9:45 AM) or Post-Camp (3–5 PM) Activities

  • $50/week, both $75/week
  • UH Employees receive free before and/or after camp activities.

* All registration fees include daily lunch and a camp t-shirt.

Contact Camp Personnel

Email: stemcamp@central.uh.edu
Phone: 713-743-4969

*** Special Note Regarding Yahoo Email: Yahoo email is intermittently arriving hours or even days after being sent. Yahoo has changed its security protocols and is unable to distinguish legitimate UH emails from malicious spam. As a result, they delay delivery until times when there is very low email traffic. We have worked with Yahoo to prevent the problem, but they are still mishandling our messages. We are not alone as a considerable number of universities are having the same problem. If you use Yahoo email, please be advised that there may be communication difficulties.

Cancellations & Refunds

Parents who cancel a camp or wish to switch their child from one camp to another will receive a 50% refund of the cost of the dropped camp if notification is received at least 15 business days before camp starts. There are no refunds for camps dropped less than 15 business days before camp begins

UH Young Innovators’ STEM Academy

Watch a video about the Academy.

The goal of the two-week UH Young Innovators’ STEM Academy is to interest students entering 7th, 8th and 9th grade in Fall 2020 in topics of engineering, programming and inventions in an effort to cultivate their STEM skills.

Students will experience hands-on activities; design, build, and innovate ideas for inventions; and participate in the Summer Young Inventors’ Showcase hosted by the Inventors Association of America-Houston Chapter.

Camp Dates: July 21–31, 2020

Questions? Please Contact:

Professor Jacqueline Ekeoba
jnekeoba@central.uh.edu
713-743-0222

Watch a video about the 2018 Academy.
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Early Bird Registration (on or before June 19)

  • 2 weeks, Academy (July 21–31), 10 AM–3 PM: $600
  • ADD Pre-Academy, 8–10 AM: $75
  • ADD Post-Academy, 3–5 PM: $75
  • ADD BOTH Pre- and Post-Academy: $100

Academy Registration Fees (after June 19)

  • 2 weeks, Academy (July 21–31), 10 AM–3 PM: $650
  • ADD Pre-Academy, 8–10 AM: $75
  • ADD Post-Academy, 3–5 PM: $75
  • ADD BOTH Pre- and Post-Academy: $100

UH Coastal Center Nature Camp

UH Coastal Center Nature Camp
Photo courtesy of Carolyn Fannon.

The goal of the one-week UH Coastal Center Nature Camp is to interest students entering 4th, 5th and 6th grade in Fall 2020 in topics of environmental science, conservation, and restoration of our local prairie reserve. This camp will take place at the UH Coastal Center in La Marque, Texas. Bus transportation will be provided for campers to and from the Coastal Center from a location to be determined. Please check back for details on the drop-off and pick-up location for campers.

Students will experience hands-on activities designed by and with scientists and local experts to allow campers to explore our local coastal prairie flora and fauna through experiments and challenge activities. Camp costs cover camp/safety supplies, laboratory materials, and lunches provided each day for all campers.

Camp Dates: July 13–17, 2020

Questions? Please Contact:

Professor Jacqueline Ekeoba
jnekeoba@central.uh.edu
713-743-0222

Early Bird Registration (on or before June 19)

  • 5 days, Camp (July 13–17), 10 AM–3 PM: $350
  • ADD Pre-Academy, 8–10 AM: $75
  • ADD Post-Academy, 3–5 PM: $75
  • ADD BOTH Pre- and Post-Academy: $100

Nature Camp Registration Fees (after June 19)

  • 5 days, Camp (July 13–17), 10 AM–3 PM: $375
  • ADD Pre-Academy, 8–10 AM: $75
  • ADD Post-Academy, 3–5 PM: $75
  • ADD BOTH Pre- and Post-Academy: $100