STEM Summer Camps

2021 STEM Summer Camps

Be sure to check back next May for 2022 STEM Camp offerings!

 

These 2021 STEM Summer Camps provided opportunities for students to further their education beyond the classroom. Students learned real skills that could be directly applied to STEM careers and education! This year we offered four in-person STEM Camps and four virtual STEM Camps.

IN-PERSON CAMPS > Entrepreneur Camp  |  LEGO Robotics Camp SOLD OUT! |  Arduino Camp SOLD OUT!Drone Camp SOLD OUT!

VIRTUAL CAMPS > STEAM: Rocks Camp  |  Engineering 1.0 Camp SOLD OUT!  |  Cyber 1.0 Camp SOLD OUT!  |  Cyber 2.0 Camp SOLD OUT!


2021 IN-PERSON CAMPS

Entrepreneur ROPES Camp

ROPES STEM CampRome Opportunity Program for Entrepreneur Students (ROPES) is a 5 half-day STEM summer camp focused on introducing students in grades 8-12 to basic concepts in entrepreneurship and innovation. Participants will engage in a learning experience focused on an introduction to the business creation processes, innovation, and marketability of laboratory technology. The student experience will culminate with students providing a pitch of the business they created during the camp.

Dates: Monday, July 12 - Friday, July 16, 2021
Time: 9 am - 12 pm
Location: Innovare Advancement Center, 592 Hangar Road, Rome NY
Cost: FREE!
Age Group:
Grades 8 - 12
Max Class Size20 

THIS CAMP IS NOW OVER.

Children can only participate in those camps designed for their age group.
There are no exceptions.
Grade requirements are based on the grade child will be going into in the fall of 2021.


LEGO Robotics Camp

LEGO Robotics CampStudents will learn how to command robots to do their bidding. But first, students must learn how to speak their robot’s native language. Join us for LEGO Mindstorms Robotics camp, where over the course of 5 days students will design and build their robot, program it to solve challenges on a LEGO game board and fix their robot’s code, or even attachments, when it inevitably does not do what they expected it to do the first time.

Dates: Monday, July 19 - Friday, July 23, 2021  
Time: 
M-Th 9 am - 3 pm | F 9am -12 pm
Location: Former Griffiss Institute Building, 725 Daedalian Drive, Rome NY
Cost: FREE!
Age Group:
Grades 5 - 8
Max Class Size: 12 students

THIS CAMP IS NOW OVER.

Children can only participate in those camps designed for their age group.
There are no exceptions.
Grade requirements are based on the grade child will be going into in the fall of 2021.


Arduino Camp

Arduino STEM CampStudents will bring gadgets of all sorts to life with computer engineering hardware and software! They will receive an Arduino kit with a multitude of sensors and electronic components that they will assemble into a system that they will program with the Arduino IDE’s C++-based language. The specific microprocessor and attachments were chosen to help students design, build, and program a system to complete a task. They will discover how hardware and software work together to make their new and exciting inventions a reality. At the end of the camp, the students should have a good understanding of introductory computer engineering concepts, but most importantly they will be able to take their kits home for personal use!

Dates: Monday, July 26 - Thursday, July 29, 2021
Time:
9 am - 3 pm
Location: Innovare Advancement Center, 592 Hangar Road, Rome NY
Cost: FREE!
Age Group:
Grades 8 - 12
Max Class Size: 16 students

THIS CAMP IS NOW OVER.

Children can only participate in those camps designed for their age group.
There are no exceptions.
Grade requirements are based on the grade child will be going into in the fall of 2021.


Drone Camp

Drone STEM CampDrone Camp will focus on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) concepts that combine classroom learning with hands-on experience. The classroom instruction will focus on the safety of use (FAA’s Know Before You Fly Initiative) and scientific principles of flight. Students will assemble a quadcopter and learn the science of aerodynamics and radio-controlled vehicles. The camp will close on Friday with a capstone event at Griffiss International Airport where the students will fly their drone through an obstacle course. The camp has been designed to excite students’ interest in STEM, focusing on aviation and the high-growth field of unmanned aerial systems, and will introduce students to the local employment opportunities in UAS and aviation fields. The activities in this program are designed to give students a competitive advantage to entering aviation fields by giving them a solid foundation of science, mathematics, and communication skills, and introducing them to cutting-edge aircraft technologies.

Dates: Monday, August 9 - Friday, August 13, 2021
Time:
9 am - 4 pm
Location: 

  • Days 1-4: Plumley Complex, MVCC Rome Campus – RM #214
  • Day 5: 394 Hangar Rd, Rome (look for event signage)

Cost: FREE!
Age Group:
Grades 9 - 12
Max Class Size: 12 students

THIS CAMP IS NOW OVER.

Children can only participate in those camps designed for their age group.
There are no exceptions.
Grade requirements are based on the grade child will be going into in the fall of 2021.


2021 VIRTUAL CAMPS

Camps are listed in order of their scheduled VIRTUAL dates.

STEAM Camp: Rocks!

STEAM Camp: Rocks!See how Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math all overlap in fun ways in Virtual STEAM Camp: Rocks! Using research-based educational content and a combination of virtual teaching and offline activities, students will explore the world of rocks from different STEAM perspectives. Each day will involve different guest speakers and activities covering the science, art, and math of the rock cycle. Campers will investigate the science of rocks and the rock cycle, explore the math behind how rocks are formed, use math and creativity to make rock art, and program a rock cycle simulation on Scratch.

Dates: Monday, June 28 - Friday, July 2, 2021
Time:
9 am - 3 pm
Location: Online- Zoom Live Stream
Cost: FREE!
Age Group:
Grades 6 - 9
Max Class Size: 20 students
Virtual Info: You will receive an email from Griffiss Institute one week prior to the camp start date that will include the Zoom link information. If you do not receive this email, please contact Griffiss Institute at 315-418-6748.

THIS CAMP IS NOW OVER.

Children can only participate in those camps designed for their age group.
There are no exceptions.
Grade requirements are based on the grade child will be going into in the fall of 2021.


Engineering Camp 1.0

Engineering STEM CampVirtual Engineering Camp 1.0 combines virtual teaching and off-line activities in which students explore science and engineering concepts and apply them to real-world design challenges. Using recycled materials, inexpensive craft supplies, and simple electrical components, campers design, build and test their own hands-on engineering projects. Each day involves different experiments, design challenges, guest speakers, and discussions about what engineering actually is and how students can do it themselves using stuff they can find around their home. Topics covered in this camp include Systems, Mechanical, Acoustical, Aerospace, and Electrical Engineering.

Dates: Monday, July 12 - Friday, July 16, 2021
Time:
9 am - 3 pm
Location: Online- Zoom Live Stream
Cost: FREE!
Age Group:
Grades 5 - 8
Max Class Size: 20 students
Virtual Info: You will receive an email from Griffiss Institute one week prior to the camp start date that will include the Zoom link information. If you do not receive this email, please contact Griffiss Institute at 315-418-6748.

THIS CAMP IS NOW OVER.

Children can only participate in those camps designed for their age group.
There are no exceptions.
Grade requirements are based on the grade child will be going into in the fall of 2021.


Cyber Camp 1.0

Cyber 1.0 STEM CampCyber Camp 1.0’s objective is to introduce and prepare students about the basic concepts of cybersecurity. The camp begins with learning about the Linux operating system. The camp provides hands-on learning in the areas of networking, computer administration, malware, and basic scripting, with a security focus. The camp encourages critical thinking, applied learning, and engineering methods and reasoning. Cyber Camp 1.0 is great for those students who want to get a taste of computer/IT technician and feel what it is like to manage a computer system.

Dates: Monday, July 19 - Friday, July 23, 2021
Time:
9 am - 12:15 pm
Location: Online- Zoom Live Stream
Cost: FREE!
Age Group:
Grades 9 – 12
Max Class Size: 20 students
Virtual Info: You will receive an email from Griffiss Institute one week prior to the camp start date that will include the Zoom link information. If you do not receive this email, please contact Griffiss Institute at 315-418-6748.

THIS CAMP IS NOW OVER.

Children can only participate in those camps designed for their age group.
There are no exceptions.
Grade requirements are based on the grade child will be going into in the fall of 2021.


Cyber Camp 2.0*

Cyber 2.0 STEM CampCyber Camp 2.0 is designed to engage and encourage the students to think about the more advanced computer systems and internet resources they interact with daily, from a strong security posture. The students will learn how to set up their own servers, advanced scripting, and understand representative cyber-attacks and cyber defense mechanisms. The camp encourages critical thinking, applied learning, and engineering methods and reasoning. Cyber Camp 2.0 is great prep for those students who want to further their knowledge from Cyber Camp 1.0 and looking to become a computer/IT technician and/or looking into a college degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering.

Dates: Monday, August 2 - Friday, August 6, 2021
Time:
9 am - 12:15 pm
Location: Online- Zoom Live Stream
Cost: FREE!
Age Group:
Grades 9 – 12
Max Class Size: 20 students
Virtual Info:: You will receive an email from Griffiss Institute one week prior to the camp start date that will include the Zoom link information. If you do not receive this email, please contact Griffiss Institute at 315-418-6748.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: *Completion of Cyber 1.0 is a prerequisite for enrollment into Cyber 2.0.

THIS CAMP IS NOW OVER.

Children can only participate in those camps designed for their age group.
There are no exceptions.
Grade requirements are based on the grade child will be going into in the fall of 2021.


IN-PERSON CAMPS > Entrepreneur Camp  |  LEGO Robotics Camp SOLD OUT! |  Arduino Camp SOLD OUT! |  Drone Camp SOLD OUT!

VIRTUAL CAMPS > STEAM: Rocks Camp  |  Engineering 1.0 Camp SOLD OUT!  |  Cyber 1.0 Camp SOLD OUT!  |  Cyber 2.0 Camp SOLD OUT!