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CREATEng is GSSM’s one-of-a-kind engineering and design thinking day camp for rising 7th, 8th and 9th graders. CREATEng students will interact with guest speakers and experience Engineering in Action by participating in a field trip at  a local company.

Have you ever wanted to explore space? Ever wondered how engineers make space exploration possible?  Then join us to learn about Robotic Rovers and Weather Satellites!  Using the Destination SPACE, Inc. curriculum, you will be introduced to weather, climatology, space weather, and satellite science and engineering. You will build, test, and program mobile Robotic Rovers and Weather Stations and then analyze and report the data collected. Camp participants will also learn how they can launch the Weather Station they build on a tethered weather balloon or on a model rocket. No prior knowledge or experience in these fields is required to participate. For more information, visit the Destination SPACE, Inc. website.

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Summer 2022 Dates & Locations

All camps are in person and run Monday through Thursday from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM daily at the site location.

  • Charleston: June 27-30, Palmetto Scholars Academy
  • Darlington: July 11-14, SCGSSM
  • Greenville: June 27-30, Sterling at Charles Townes Center
  • Lexington: June 20-23, Lexington Technology Center

2022 CREATEng program fee is $230. Thanks to the generous support and sponsorships from businesses, individuals, and foundations, scholarships will be available to eligible students. 

Financial Aid

South Carolina families interested in applying for financial aid may do so within the CREATEng online application. A limited amount of financial aid money is available and is awarded using a need-based formula. The financial aid section within the online application must be completed to be considered for aid.

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 2021-22 first semester report card as part of their application and must have a B average or higher 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 the Engineering-in-Action field trip
Need more information?

Please contact us and we will be happy to help!

Irene Middleton, Director of STEM Experiences
Office 843.383.3901 Ext 3309
Fax 877.700.0325

Melissa Hoffman, Outreach Programs Coordinator
Office 843.383.3958
Fax 877.700.0325

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