STEM Summer Camps

2022 STEM Summer Camps


The 2022 STEM Summer Camps provided opportunities for students to further their education beyond the classroom. Students learned real skills that will be directly applied to STEM careers and education! This year we are offered eight (8) in-person STEM Camps and two (2) virtual STEM Camps.


IN-PERSON CAMPS >  Arduino Camp SOLD OUT  |  LEGO Robotics Camp SOLD OUT  |  Drone Camp SOLD OUT  |  NEW! Principles of Flight 1 |  NEW! Principles of Fligh 2  |  Quantum Camp SOLD OUT

VIRTUAL CAMPS >  Cyber 1.0 Camp SOLD OUT  |  Cyber 2.0 Camp 


Registration is now closed for the 2022 camps:

Fly with Us: Principles of Flight 1

In Person Camp

Flight 1ONE DAY CAMP! You will learn how airplanes fly using Newton’s Laws of Motion, Bernoulli’s equation, and cover the Four Forces of Flight. You will then see how they are applied by flying balsa aircraft and, after lunch, looking at actual aircraft.

Date: Monday, August 1, 2022
Time:
9 am - 2 pm
Location: Innovare Advancement Center, 592 Hangar Road, Rome NY
Cost: FREE!
Age Group:
Grades 4 - 7
Max Class Size: 20 students

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 2022.


Fly with Us: Principles of Flight 2

In Person Camp

Flight 2ONE DAY CAMP! Students will conduct aircraft flight testing in a similar manner done at flight test centers. They will assess the expected outcome, plan and conduct a test, collect and analyze data to determine if their hypothesis is proven correct or not. Students will conduct takeoff testing by varying airplane gross weight and seeing the effects on runway takeoff distance.

Date: Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Time:
9 am - 2 pm
Location: Innovare Advancement Center, 592 Hangar Road, Rome NY
Cost: FREE!
Age Group:
Grades 8 - 12
Max Class Size: 20 students

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 2022.


Cyber Camp 2.0*

Virtual Camp

Cyber 2.0 STEM CampCyber Camp 2.0 is designed to encourage and engage 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 are looking to become a computer/IT technician and/or looking into a college degree of Computer Science or Computer Engineering.

Dates: Monday, August 1 - Friday, August 5, 2022
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 Kelly at Griffiss Institute at 315-356-2401.

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

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 2022.


The following STEM Camps are SOLD OUT:

2022 IN-PERSON CAMPS

Camps are listed in order of their scheduled dates.

Arduino Camp - SOLD OUT

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 11 - Thursday, July 14, 2022
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

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 2022.


LEGO Robotics Camp - SOLD OUT

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 18 - Friday, July 22, 2022  
Time: 
9 am - 3 pm
Location: Innovare Advancement Center, 592 Hangar Road, Rome NY
Cost: FREE!
Age Group:
Grades 5 - 8
Max Class Size: 24 students

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 2022.


Drone Camp - SOLD OUT

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 1 - Friday, August 5, 2022
Time:
Mon-Thur: 9 am - 4 pm | Fri: 9 am - 12 pm
Location: 

  • Days 1-4: Plumley Complex Room 120 (PC 120), MVCC, Rome Campus
  • Day 5: 394 Hangar Rd, Rome (look for event signage)

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

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 2022.


Quantum Innovation Camp - SOLD OUT

Quantum STEM CampInnovate and Explore in the world of Quantum with Lasers, Atoms, Superconductors, and Algorithms! 

Come and learn about the future of information! Learn about the physics and engineering of quantum experimentation, and witness cutting-edge research. Build lasers, learn about superconductivity, and watch tiny charged atoms (ions) trapped before your very eyes. Experience quantum levitation, learn how to speak the language of a quantum computer, and visit a state-of-the-art quantum laboratory to observe quantum mechanics in action! This STEM camp is a perfect fit for students who are interested in science, engineering, or computers, and will bring awesome technology and cool concepts to the next generation of young scientists! 

Dates: Monday, August 15 - Friday, August 19, 2022
Time:
Mon-Thurs: 9 am - 4 pm | Fri: 9 am - 12 pm
Location: Colonel Timothy J. Lawrence Quantum Laboratory (1st Floor) at Innovare Advancement Center, 592 Hangar Road, Rome NY

Cost: FREE!
Age Group:
Grades 9 - 12
Max Class Size: 20 students

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 2022.


2022 VIRTUAL CAMPS

Camps are listed in order of their scheduled VIRTUAL dates.

Cyber Camp 1.0 - SOLD OUT

Cyber 1.0 STEM CampCyber Camp 1.0’s objective is to introduce and prepare students about the basic concepts in cyber security. 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 25 - Friday, July 29, 2022
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 Kelly at Griffiss Institute at 315-356-2401.

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 2022.


IN-PERSON CAMPS >  Arduino Camp SOLD OUT  |  LEGO Robotics Camp SOLD OUT  |  Drone Camp SOLD OUT   |  NEW! Principles of Flight 1 |  NEW! Principles of Fligh 2  |  Quantum Camp SOLD OUT

VIRTUAL CAMPS >  Cyber 1.0 Camp SOLD OUT  |  Cyber 2.0 Camp