teachHOUSTON Summer Camps - University of Houston
Skip to main content

teachHOUSTON Summer Camps

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 Fall 2018 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: June 11 – June 22

The summer camp is graciously supported by Chiyoda International Corporation.

Strive to be E.P.I.C.!

Engineering
Participate in engineering design projects.

Program
Gain experience with micro-controller programming activities (Arduino).

Invent
Participate in the Summer Young Inventors' Showcase.

Create
Design, build, and innovate ideas for inventions; experience hands-on activities.

Camp Schedule

  • Camp Dates & Times: June 11 – June 22, 10 AM – 3 PM
    • June 11: Opening Ceremony
    • June 22: Summer Young Inventors' Showcase
  • Pre-Camp Activities: 8 – 10 AM
  • Post-Camp Activities: 3 – 5 PM

Camp Registration Fees

  • $650 per student
  • Pre-Camp OR Post-Camp: $100
  • Pre- AND Post-Camp: $150

* All registration fees include lunch at the dining facilities and a camp t-shirt, as well as access to maker station materials and 3D printing for their invention projects. Attendees will also receive consultation from engineers in the field.

Questions

Contact us at uhoustoninnovators@gmail.com.

Application Deadline: May 18, 2018

Apply Today — Limited Space Available

Equinor (formerly Statoil) Summer STEM Camp

Equinor

Statoil changed its name to Equinor on May 15, 2018! The Statoil Summer STEM Camp has been renamed the Equinor Summer STEM Camp. Please rest assured, only the name has changed. All other aspects of the camp, including camp sessions, registration and location remain unchanged.

The Equinor Summer STEM Camp offers 6 fun-filled themes that integrate science, technology, engineering, and math for students entering grades 5–8 in Fall 2018. The themes this summer are:

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

Camp Dates: June 11 – June 15, June 18 – June 22, June 25 – June 29, July 9 – July 13

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

Have you ever asked yourself, “Why didn’t I learn that in math class?” Well, brace yourself — this summer at the Number Ninjas camp we will discover advances in the field of mathematics while exploring the wonderful realm of numbers! There are a variety of activities such as, the “Pirates 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.

Numbers Ninja 2: Return of the Ninja

Due to popular demand, there is now another opportunity to get immersed in the wonders of mathematics. This camp session is a response to all the students who attended the first Numbers Ninja Camp and implored us to create more fun and engaging experiences to delve into the awesome world of numbers and 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 microcontroller, 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)

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
June 11 – June 15
10 AM – 3 PM
June 18 – June 22
10 AM – 3 PM
June 25 – June 29
10 AM – 3 PM
July 9 – July 13
10 AM – 3 PM
Numbers Ninja 1
or
Robotics
or
Crime Scene Investigators
Numbers Ninja 2
or
Crime Scene Investigators
or
Robotics
Numbers Ninja 1
or
App Inventors
or
Crime Scene Investigators
Numbers Ninja 2
or
App Inventors
or
Raspberry Pi

Camp Registration Fees *

  • 1 Week: $350
  • 2 Weeks: $650 (Save $50)
  • 3 Weeks: $950 (Save $100)
  • 4 Weeks: $1150 (Save $250)
  • ** Raspberry Pi has an additional $55 fee
  • 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 and a camp t-shirt.

Register for Camp

  1. Click on the link below 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 are due within 2 weeks of your paid camp registration. Registering/paying for camp/s, submitting the Enrollment Packet forms and completing the Camp Google form are all required to complete the camper registration process. Once the Enrollment Packet forms have been processed, confirmation of delivered or mailed registration forms will be emailed 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 Camp Google Form is submitted electronically. Paid campers, who have not submitted their Enrollment Packet forms and/or completed the Camp Google Form in the 2-week window, may lose their spot in the camp for which they registered/paid. Don’t delay – complete and send your Enrollment Packet forms and submit your Camp Google Form immediately. Enrollment forms must be received by the Equinor Summer STEM Camp Directors, with original signatures (no scanned or electronic signatures will be accepted). Forms can be sent via the USPS or delivered in person to:

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

Camp personnel can be reached at:

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.