Innovate. Design. Create.

CREATEng is GSSM’s one-of-a-kind engineering and design thinking day camp for rising 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, mechanical, and electrical engineering students work through a series of mini challenges from building windproof structures and protecting transportation with impenetrable wheels for the Rover, to using Arduino technology for greenhouse automation.

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

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Summer 2019 Dates & Locations

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

  • Beaufort: June 10-13, River Ridge Academy
  • Dorchester: June 24-27, Oakbrook Middle School
  • Georgetown: July 15-18, Waccamaw Elementary School
  • Greenville: June 17-20, Sterling School—Charles Townes Center
  • Lexington: June 17-20, Lexington Technology Center
  • Orangeburg: July 15-18, William J. Clark Middle School
  • York: Rock Hill: June 24-27, South Pointe High School

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$225 per student
Cost includes materials, field trip 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. 

Financial aid is available! Please complete the financial aid application within the online camper application. 

Who is eligible to apply to CREATEng?

Rising 8th & 9th graders who have demonstrated scholarship in science and math and desire an academically challenging STEM summer experience. Students must submit their 2018-19 first semester report card as part of their application and must have a B average or higher in order to be enrolled in CREATEng.

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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

Thanks to Our Sponsors

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