CREATEng Day Camp

A day camp where you work as an engineer to design and create a livable structure.

Innovate. Design. Create.

CREATEng is an interactive introduction to engineering for motivated 7th - 9th grade students that is offered throughout the state at partner school sites. Students develop a deeper understanding of what engineering is and what it means to be a professional engineer. Working in teams, the students participate in daily engineering challenges and have an opportunity to experience Engineering in Action while visiting a local company and interacting with guest speakers.   
In the CREATEng camp, students will take on the role of engineers who are challenged with designing a livable structure along with the various systems required to support living comfortably within the structure.  Working through project-based, hands-on team challenges, the students will explore the areas of materials science, civil, environmental, and mechanical engineering. They will complete challenges in topics such as construction utilizing natural and recycled materials, green power generation systems, water harvesting and reuse systems, and wastewater treatment systems. As part of the process, student will be introduced to the various laws and regulations that may impact the design and construction of this type of structure. 

Summer 2023 Dates & Locations


June 19-22, June 26-29, July 10-13, July 17-20

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


Charleston: TBD

Darlington: July 10-13, GSSM

Greenville: TBD

Horry: July 17-20, Socastee HS

Richland: TBD

York: TBD

Who Is Eligible to Apply?

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.

Cost & Scholarship Info

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. 

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

Need More Information?

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

Melissa Hoffman, Outreach Programs Coordinator
Click here to email Ms. Hoffman
Office 843.383.3958
Fax 877.700.0325