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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. 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.

As COVID-19 guidelines evolve, we’re working hard to create a safe camp model for our campers and staff. COVID procedures are being developed this spring and will be communicated to families before the start of each program. Families and campers will be expected to support and follow all procedures.

Summer 2021 Dates & Locations

  • Darlington: July 12-15, GSSM
  • Georgetown: July 19-22, Georgetown Middle School

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

Cost

Due to the generous support and sponsorships from businesses, individuals, and foundations, students who are accepted and enrolled in the program will receive a full scholarship ($225 value) that covers the camp fee.

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 2020-21 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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