Innovate. Design. Create.

CREATEng is GSSM’s one-of-a-kind engineering and design thinking day camp for rising 8th and 9th graders. Working through project-based, hands-on team challenges, students learn what engineering is and what engineers do. With a focus on manufacturing and biomedical engineering, student teams will be challenged to design blades and gears for a wind turbine, solder and build optical heart-rate monitors, and print 3-D prototypes of manufacturing or medical solutions for testing.

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

Summer 2018 Dates & Locations

  • Beaufort - June 11-14 at River Ridge Academy
  • Dorchester - June 25-28 at Gregg Middle School
  • Georgetown* - July 16-19 at Georgetown Middle School
  • Greenville - June 18-21 at Hughes Academy
  • Orangeburg* - June 11-14 at William J. Clark Middle School
  • York - July 23-26 at Pleasant Knoll Middle School

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

Summer 2019 Dates & Locations will be available February 1st. Applications will open mid-February. 


$250 per student
Cost includes materials, field trip, lunches and snacks.

*Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, camps in Georgetown and Orangeburg counties are free

Financial aid is available! Please complete the financial aid application within the online camper application. Families registering more than one child, or for more than one camp, will receive a discount.

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 2017-18 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

Thanks to Our Sponsors

The Bargain Box
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
Piedmont Natural Gas
South Carolina Ports Authority
The Spinx Company, Inc.