CREATEng Day Camp

You work as an engineer to design and create a livable structure.

Applications will open February 2024.

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CREATEng is an interactive introduction to engineering for motivated rising 7th, 8th, and 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, students will be introduced to the various laws and regulations that may impact the design and construction of this type of structure. 

Summer 2024 Dates and Locations

All of our CREATEng Day Camps will be held Monday-Thursday from 8:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. daily at the site location. 

Locations will be posted in January 2024.




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

    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 2022-23 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

    2023 CREATEng program fee is $250.

    This includes all instruction, supplies, a t-shirt, and snacks.

    Thanks to the generous support and sponsorships from businesses, individuals, and foundations, scholarships will be available to eligible students. 

    Need More Information?

    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