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.
Camp STEM costs $350, which covers all housing, meals, travel and activities for the week.
There are full and partial need-based scholarships available for students who qualify. Campers should complete the scholarship portion of the general application if they wish to apply for a Camp STEM scholarship.
MEALS AND HOUSING
Students will be eating in the WVU Tech Bears Den, which offers a wide range of delicious food options. All campers will stay in WVU Tech’s University Hall (male and female students stay on separate floors). Camp STEM’s counselors live in Hogan with our students and supervise all meals, activities and projects.
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 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:
|10:00 a.m.||Civil Engineering|
|1:00 p.m.||Computer Science in a Nutshell|
|6:00 p.m.||Making Biodiesel|
|8:00 p.m.||Supervised Free Time (Frisbee, movies, and card games)|
|11:00 p.m.||Lights Out|