Innovate. Design. Create.

CREATEng is GSSM’s one-of-a-kind engineering and design thinking day camp for rising 7th, 8th and 9th graders. In CREATEng, students take on the role of NASA engineers charged with developing a sustainable colony on Mars. Working through project-based, hands-on team challenges, students learn what engineering is and what engineers do. With a focus on civil, biomedical, and aerospace engineering students work through a series of mini challenges from building windproof structures to protecting human life from the harsh environment of outer space.

CREATEng students will interact with guest speakers and go on a field trip to a local company to see engineering in action.

Applications open Feburary 13th, 2020.

Summer 2020 Dates & Locations

All camps run Monday through Thursday from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM daily.

  • Dorchester: June 22-25, Oakbrook Middle School
  • Georgetown: July 20-23, Georgetown Middle School
  • Greenville: June 22-25, Sterling School at Charles Townes Center
  • Horry: June 29 - July 2, Conway High School
  • Lexington: June 15-18, Lexington Technology Center
  • York 3 Rock Hill: June 29  - July 2, South Pointe High School


$225 per student

  • Cost includes materials and snacks. Students must provide their own lunch on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of the camp week. GSSM will provide a pizza lunch on Thursday of each camp week.
  • Early Bird Rate is $205 per student. All application materials must be received by April 15 to be eligible for the early bird rate.
  • Families registering more than one child, or for more than one day camp, will receive the early bird rate.
  • Financial aid is available! Please complete the financial aid application within the online camper application.

Who is eligible to apply to CREATEng?

Rising 7th, 8th & 9th graders who have demonstrated scholarship in science and math and desire an academically challenging STEM summer experience. Students must submit their 2019-20 first semester report card as part of their application and must have a B average or higher in order to be enrolled in CREATEng.

What can I expect at CREATEng?

  • Awesome engineering experiences and hands-on projects
  • A four-day immersion into the world of engineering
  • Interactions with other students who share a passion for engineering
  • Exciting guest speakers and an engineering-in-action field trip

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The Bargain Box of Hilton Head
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Lipscomb Family Foundation
Stanley B. Farbstein Endowment Fund