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Please note: To better keep students safe during the COVID-19 global pandemic, we're limiting Camp STEM this year to students from Raleigh County, West Virginia.

ABOUT

Camp STEM is southern West Virginia’s premiere camp for high school students interested in science, technology, engineering and math fields. The week-long camp is held on  WVU Tech's campus in Beckley, West Virginia, and features a variety of STEM classes, special projects and field trips all specifically chosen to create a fun and engaging learning environment.

During Camp STEM, you’ll meet professors who are experts in their fields and college students studying the STEM fields that interest you. You’ll attend classes, conduct experiments and learn about the exciting careers waiting for men and women in STEM fields.

COST

There is no costs associated for students from Raleigh County public schools through an agreement with the school system.

Home-schooled and private-schooled students are welcome. There is a cost associated with attending Camp STEM ($350, which covers activities, materials, a t-shirt and food). Contact Dr. Nathan Galinsky to find out more about payments and application/recommendation requirements. 

MEALS

Students will be eating in the WVU Tech Bears Den, which offers a wide range of delicious food options. 

CAMP INSTRUCTORS

Camp STEM’s instructors are excellent teachers who are experts in the fields of engineering, mathematics, the basic sciences and forensic investigation. Our instructors will guide campers through various experiments, provide detailed lectures and demonstrations, and attend field trips. All of our teachers are encouraging and will provide guidance and advice as campers explore STEM fields.

CAMP COUNSELORS

Camp STEM’s counselors are upper-class WVU Tech students who are majoring in biology, chemistry, engineering, engineering technology or mathematics. Our counselors are selected for their academic excellence and experience as camp counselors, resident assistants, or high school outreach activities coordinators.

Camp STEM Counselors live in the residence halls with you, eat with you in the Bears Den, help you with your projects and talk to you about their majors and what it’s like to study STEM fields in college.

A DAY IN THE LIFE

A day at Camp STEM is packed with things to do. Here’s a sample schedule of what a typical day at Camp STEM looks like:

Time Class
8:00 a.m. Sign-in/Welcome
8:30 a.m. Cybersecurity
10:00 a.m. Mechanical Engineering
11:30 a.m. Lunch/Campus Tour
12:00 p.m. Making homemade batteries
1:30 p.m. Robotics
3:00 p.m. Leave camp