iTEAMS Xtreme is GSSM's computer science, technology and entrepreneurship day camp for rising 7th and 8th graders across the Palmetto State. Campers explore the latest technologies while engaging their innovative side to develop an idea for a new product. Challenges focus on 3-D printing, mobile app development, and creating interactive objects using MaKey MaKey.

iTEAMS Xtreme: Next Generation pushes students to the next level by delivering a more advanced curriculum and a focused challenge centered around Arduino technology.

2016 iTEAMS Xtreme Challenges

"The students' favorite part was seeing their creativity come to life. There were so many smiles and their pride was practically tangible as they shared their products with their peers!!" - iTEAMS Xtreme Teacher

Creating an Xtreme Mobile App: Using the App Inventor software developed by MIT, iTEAMS Xtremers will create an app for Android mobile phones. They will present their app to investors in the iTEAMS Smart Pitch.

Creating an Xtreme Interactive Object: Using Microsoft Fuse Lab’s Kodu animation software, iTEAMS Xtremers will create and program games. They will use a MaKey MaKey Invention Kit, developed at MIT, to transform everyday objects into computer keyboard commands to play their games. They will present their game to investors in the iTEAMS Smart Pitch.

Creating an Xtreme 3-D Model: Using OpenSCAD software, iTEAMS Xtremers will create a model that digitizes a real-world object and will be printed using a 3-D printer.  After designing and improving their model, the teams will present their prototype to investors in the iTEAMS Smart Pitch.

Xtreme Facts

  • Technologies introduced: OpenSCAD, SnapSCAD, App Inventor, Kodu, and Makey Makey
  • GSSM hires local teachers and GSSM alumni to participate as assistants and role models
  • Students are selected based on grades and interest

Who is eligible to apply?

Rising 7th and 8th graders and teachers in participating counties.

Dates & Locations 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. daily

Orangeburg: June 13-16, 2016 at William J. Clark Middle School
Richland: June 20-23, 2016 at W.J. Keenan High School
Spartanburg: June 27-30, 2016 at Carver Middle School
Charleston: July 11-14, 2016 at Palmetto Scholars Academy
Florence: July 18-21, 2016 at Sneed Middle School
Berkeley: July 25-28, 2016 at Berkeley High School
Horry: July 25-28, 2016 at Conway Middle School

Not seeing your county? iTEAMS Xtreme: Next Generation camps are listed here.

Cost: $185 per student* or $165 Early Bird Rate if paid with application by April 11
Cost includes materials, snacks and a pizza party on the final day

*Due to the generosity of our donors, full scholarships, including lunches and transportation, are provided to all campers in Berkeley, Horry and Orangeburg Counties. To qualify for one of these full scholarships, students must attend schools in Berkeley, Horry or Orangeburg counties and submit an application prior to the application deadline. Full, need-based scholarships are also available for all locations statewide. Complete the scholarship/financial aid section of the application to apply.

The camp application is now closed, click here to access your account to upload your report card or complete paperwork.

Application Deadline: May 27, 2016

Applicants should have a B average or higher and will be required to submit a copy of their most recent report card as a part of their application. Fax items to 877.700.0325.

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Special thanks to our 2016 iTEAMS Xtreme Camp Sponsors!



Advance America
ACS Technologies
Burroughs & Chapin Company
C.G. Fuller Foundation
Charleston Defense Contractors Association
Chicora Rotary Club
Colonial Life
Dargan Construction Company
E. Erwin & Nancy B. Maddrey II Foundation
Home Telecom

Jackson Family Donor Advised Fund of Waccamaw Community Foundation
The Kroger Company
Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough, LLP
Palmetto Health
Parker Hannifin
Patheon API Services, Inc.
Piedmont Natural Gas
Publix Super Markets Charities
Ruiz Foods
Spirit Communications
Stanley B. Farbstein Endowment Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation
State Credit Union
Westinghouse Electric Company
Henry & Sylvia Yaschik Foundation