Press Release - Accepting Applications for Summer STEM Camps

February 13, 2020

GSSM Now Accepting Applications for its Summer STEM Camps

Hartsville, SC – The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) is now accepting applications for its summer STEM camps: CREATEng, GoSciTech, and iTEAMS Xtreme: Next Generation. Online applications are available at www.scgssm.org/summer.

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. Tuition costs $225. Need-based financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

CREATEng Dates and Locations

  • 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
  • Orangeburg: July 13-16, William J Clark Middle School
  • York 3 (Rock Hill): June 29  - July 2, South Pointe High School

GoSciTech provides unmatched opportunities to explore the endless possibilities of science and technology in an interactive, residential environment. For one week, rising 8th, 9th, and 10th graders live on GSSM’s campus and experience an entire camp devoted to their favorite subject. All camps are led by college, university, and GSSM professors, along with other professionals in their respective fields. A wide variety of courses are offered during the four weeks of GoSciTech such as Pre-med: Anatomy, Photography, Coding, Video Game Development, Marine Biology and much more. Tuition for each camp week costs between $830 and $930 depending on the class. Students can attend one week or choose to stay up to four weeks. Need-based financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis. To apply, complete the financial aid section of the application before April 15.

GoSciTech Dates

  • Week 1: June 14-20, 2020
  • Week 2: June 21-27, 2020
  • Week 3: July 5-11, 2020
  • Week 4: July 12-18, 2020

iTEAMS Xtreme: Next Generation is GSSM’s technology day camp for rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Students choose one of two tracks. In Arduino & Robotics, students will explore the world of computational thinking and microcontrollers using Arduino technology and robotics. They will learn how to program their very own micro-controlled robot and pit it against other students' robots in camp-wide competitions such as Maze Runner and Robot Wars. In Game Design, students will be immersed in the world of game design as they create and play 2D and 3D multiplatform games in camp-wide competitions. Tuition costs $200. Need-based financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

iTEAMS Xtreme: Next Generation Dates and Locations

  • Charleston: July 20-23, Palmetto Scholars Academy
  • Darlington: July 20-23, GSSM
  • Florence 3 (Lake City): June 15-18, J Paul Truluck Magnet School for Creative Arts & Science
  • Georgetown: July 13-16, Georgetown Middle School
  • Greenville: June 15-18, Sterling School at Charles Townes Center
  • Horry: June 22-25, Conway High School
  • Jasper: June 29-July 2, Hardeeville-Ridgeland Middle School
  • Lancaster: July 20-23, Indian Land Middle School
  • Orangeburg: June 29-July 2, Carver Edisto Middle School
  • Williamsburg: June 15-18, Kingstree Middle School
  • York 3 (Rock Hill): June 22-25, South Pointe High School

Campers will be accepted on a rolling basis until May 15, 2020. Courses fill quickly.

To learn more and apply online at http://www.scgssm.org/summer

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Founded in 1988, the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics is a nationally recognized school serving over four hundred of the state's most accomplished STEM students in the 10th through 12th grades through its residential and virtual programs. GSSM offers college-level courses and experiences in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics at its campus in Hartsville. The school also delivers virtual curricula in engineering and STEM disciplines to students in partner school districts throughout the state. GSSM’s dynamic outreach programs, including science summer camps and teacher training, impact over 5,000 K-12 students every year. Learn more by visiting www.scgssm.org.

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