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teachHOUSTON Summer Camps

Two camps are offered through teachHOUSTON: the Statoil Summer STEM Camps and the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp.


Statoil Summer STEM Camps at the University of Houston

StatoilThe Statoil Summer STEM camp offers 5 fun-filled themes that integrate science, technology, engineering, and math for students entering grades 5-8 in Fall 2017. The themes this summer are:

Cougar Inventors

In the Cougar Inventors group, campers will be immersed in the engineering design process as they complete specific tasks using everyday objects. For instance, to help people who have difficulty writing due to arthritis or other medical issues, they will design an apparatus for more easily holding a pencil, using rubber bands, paperclips, tape and scissors. Other projects include using software to create 3-D models of houses to build scaled replicas for storm-endurance testing and collecting pollution data with digital probes to develop solutions for a greener environment.

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 in teams to build a robot to compete in a culminating challenge. Robot contests feature two robots attempting to push each other out of a ring, much like in the sport of sumo wrestling.

Numbers Ninja

Have you ever asked yourself, “Why didn’t I learn that in math class?” Well, brace yourselves because this summer at the Number Ninjas camp we will discover advancements in the field of mathematics while exploring the wonderful realm of numbers! There are a variety of activities such as, the “∏rates on Deck” activity, an in-depth analysis of the irrational(s), and an exploration of the magnificent Fibonacci Sequence. During Numbers Ninja, campers will be introduced to the beauty of numbers and learn via engaging, real-world activities. WARNING: Side effects of this camp include renewing your forgone love for math and leaving with a fresh perspective on number sense.

Fun With C++

Students with a basic understanding of any programming language, this camp will extend your programming knowledge! You will begin with the basics then learn to use the language skills in fun, mini challenges.

This course is for students in grades 5-8 with some experience with programming. Students may sign up for Week 1 or Weeks 1 & 2.

Camp Sessions (Enroll Now)

June 19 - June 23
10 am – 3 pm
June 26 - June 30
10 am 3 pm
July 10 - July 14
10 am 3 pm
July 17 - July 21
10 am 3 pm
Robotics
or
Crime Scene Investigators
Crime Scene Investigators
or
Cougar Inventors
Numbers Ninja
or
Robotics
or
C++ Week 1
Cougar Inventors
or
Numbers Ninja
or
C++ Week 2
(must complete week 1 to register for week 2)

Camp Registration Fees *

  • 1 Week: $350
  • 2 Weeks: $600 (Save $100)
  • 3 Weeks: $900 (Save $150)
  • 4 Weeks: $1050 (Save $350)
  • Pre camp (8 am – 9:45 am) or Post camp (3 pm – 5 pm) activities: $50/week, both $75/week.
  • * UH Employees receive free before and/or after camp activities.

* All registration fees include daily lunch at the University of Houston’s dining halls and a camp t-shirt.

Camp personnel can be reached at:

Email: stemcamp@central.uh.edu
Phone: 713-743-8644

More information


ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp

This camp is open to students entering Grades 6, 7 and 8 in the fall and is free for those who meet eligibility guidelines. With the theme “Voyaging into the Cosmic Ocean,” this camp is open to campers form Harris, Fort Bend, Brazoria and Galveston Counties.

The camp will be held at the University of Houston.

Camp Dates: June 18-23 and June 25-30, 2017



Camp Theme: Voyaging into the Cosmic Ocean



Contact Person: Mrs. Mariam Manuel



Phone: 713.743.3429

More information and application