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Equinor Summer STEM Camp

Equinor

The Equinor Summer STEM Camp offers nine fun-filled themed camps that integrate science, technology, engineering, and math for students entering grades 5–8 in Fall 2019. The themes this summer are:

Back by Popular Demand

  • App Camp
  • Crime Scene Investigators
  • Robotics
  • Numbers Ninja 2: Return of the Ninja
  • Create with Raspberry Pi

New Themes

  • Magical Math
  • Extreme Science
  • Drones
  • Arduinos

Camp Dates: June 3–7, June 10–14, June 17–21, June 24–28, July 8–12, and July 15–19

Camp Themes

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.

Numbers Ninja 2: Return of the Ninja

This is a great opportunity to get immersed in the wonders of mathematics. The Return of the Ninja will have a completely new line up of mathematics activities, including creating and cracking codes, cooking with math, and using math to solve mysteries–all of which are sure to engage students as they continue to explore mathematics. Campers will enjoy this fun look into applied mathematics. See where math can take you!

Create with Raspberry Pi

Using a Raspberry Pi, a credit-card sized computer, campers will work with a partner to build and program their own projects. Projects include a game emulator, photo booth, weather kit, and many more. When finished with one project, begin another, as time permits. At the end of the week, campers will leave with their projects and their own Raspberry Pi. (This camp costs an additional $55)

New Camps Offered this Summer!

Magical Math

Looking for a summer camp focused just on math? That is exactly what this exciting camp has to offer! Campers are tasked to apply their math skills as they explore and make sense of the world around us. Campers will learn more about the joy of math while honing their skills and becoming math confident.

Extreme Science

It’s time to break out the beakers and a magnifying glass! Extreme Science is a great science camp where campers can spend their summer investigating the different branches of science, from chemistry to astronomy, physics and engineering. Campers will get to perform hands-on experiments and learn more about the world around them from a scientific perspective.

Drones

Drone and programming enthusiasts celebrate! There is finally a camp where students get hands-on experience with drones. In this camp, campers will get the opportunity to learn the basics of drone technology and sharpen their programming skills. Test your coding and flying technique through exciting missions, intricate obstacle courses, and the Ultimate Drone Games!

Arduinos

Students will try their hand at intermediate coding and programming at this summer camp. Campers will learn what Arduinos are 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.

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 3–7
10 AM–3 PM
Session 2
June 10–14
10 AM–3 PM
Session 3
June 17–21
10 AM–3 PM
Session 4
June 24–28
10 AM–3 PM
Session 5
July 8–12
10 AM–3 PM
Session 6
July 15–19
10 AM–3 PM
App Inventors
or
Robotics
or
Numbers Ninja 2
or
Extreme Science
Magical Math
or
Crime Scene Investigators
or
Drones
or
Arduinos
App Inventors
or
Arduinos
or
Raspberry Pi**
or
Extreme Science
Robotics
or
Raspberry Pi**
or
Crime Scene Investigators
or
Drones
App Inventors
or
Robotics
or
Crime Scene Investigators
or
Drones
Numbers Ninja 2
or
Arduinos
or
Extreme Science

Camp Registration Fees *

  • 1 Week: $350
  • 2 Weeks: $650 (Save $50)
  • 3 Weeks: $950 (Save $100)
  • 4 Weeks: $1,150 (Save $250)
  • 5 Weeks: $1,435 (Save $315)
  • 6 Weeks: $1,725 (Save $375)
** Raspberry Pi has an additional $55 fee

Pre-Camp (8–9:45am) or Post-Camp (3–5pm) 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.

Register for Camp

Registration for Camp requires a three-step process:

  1. Visit this page to select and pay for the camp(s) you would like to attend this summer.
  2. Complete the Enrollment Packet found here and submit to camp directors within 2 weeks of paid registration.
  3. Complete the Google Form found here within 2 weeks of paid registration.

The Enrollment Packet forms and completion of the camp Google Form are both due within 2 weeks of your paid camp registration. Registering/paying for camp(s) AND submitting the Enrollment Packet forms AND completing the Google Form are all required to complete the camper registration process. Once the Enrollment Packet forms have been processed, confirmation of emailed or mailed registration forms will be sent to the email address provided at payment. Campers will not be considered as registered for their paid camp selection(s) until Enrollment Packet forms are received and the Google Form has been completed. Paid campers, who have not submitted their Enrollment Packet forms and/or completed the Google Form in the 2-week window, may lose their spot in the camp for which they registered/paid. Don’t delay–complete and submit your Enrollment Packet forms and complete the Google Form immediately. Enrollment forms can be sent via email to: stemcamp@central.uh.edu or via the USPS or delivered in person to:

Dr. Perri Segura
University of Houston, teachHOUSTON
304C Farish Hall
Houston, TX 77204-5023

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.

Chiyoda Young Innovators’ Academy

Chiyoda International Corporation

The goal of the two-week Chiyoda Young Innovators’ Academy is to interest students entering 7th, 8th and 9th grade in Spring 2019 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 8–19, 2019

The summer camp is graciously supported by Chiyoda International Corporation.

Academy Registration Fees

  • 2 weeks, Academy (July 8–19), 10 AM–3 PM: $650
  • 2 weeks, Pre-Academy, 8–10 AM: $75
  • 2 weeks, Post-Academy, 3–5 PM: $75
  • 2 weeks Pre- and Post-Academy: $100

Early Bird Registration (Ends May 1):

$50 off total cost for early bird applicants, University of Houston faculty, staff, and alumni. Discounts cannot be combined.

Scholarships available based on household income and need.

Watch a video about the academy.

Related Article Describing the Academy

Apply Today: www.tinyurl.com/InnovatorAcademy

Questions? Please Contact:

Mariam Manuel
mamanuel@uh.edu
713-743-3429
University of Houston, teachHOUSTON
304E Farish Hall
Houston, TX 77204-5023