Summer Programs

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These 2019 Summer STEM Camps will provide opportunities for students to further their education beyond the classroom. Students will learn real skills that can be directly applied to STEM careers and education!

Cyber Camp | Cyber Camp 2.0 | Drone Camp | Engineering Camp (SOLD OUT) | Quantum Camp NEW! | LEGO Robotics Camp (SOLD OUT) | Arduino Camp


The following STEM Summer Camps will be offered for the 2019 year:

Cyber Camp

Cyber CampCyber Camp is a 4-day STEM summer camp focused on introducing students in grades 7-10, to core concepts in Cybersecurity. The content is designed to engage and encourage the students to think about the computers and internet resources they use daily, from a strong security posture. The curriculum combines cybersecurity demonstrations and guided interactive labs and challenges to teach the concepts, followed by a camp wide capstone game that challenges the students to put the skills they have used to work in solving a cybercrime. No prior experience is required.   

Topics covered include:

  • Networking
  • Cyber Threats
  • Cyber Crimes
  • Cryptography
  • Capstone Cyber Crime Clue!

Dates: Monday, July 8 - Thursday, July 11, 2019
Time: 9 am - 4 pm
Place: Griffiss Institute, 725 Daedalian Drive, Rome NY
Cost: $100; Scholarships available 
Age Group: Grades 7th - 10th
Max Class Size: 20 students

REGISTER NOW  |  Scholarship Application

Children can only participate in those camps designed for their age group.
There are no exceptions.
Where a grade is stated, your child should be entering that grade this Fall.


Cyber Camp 2.0

Cyber Camp 2.0Cyber Camp 2.0 is a 4.5-day STEM summer camp focused on introducing students in grades 8-12, intermediate level concepts in Cybersecurity. The camp provides hands on learning in the areas of cyber defense, programming, software, computer administration, networking, critical thinking, applied learning, and engineering methods and reasoning. Cyber Camp 2.0 is great prep for anyone looking to become a computer/IT technician and/or looking into a college degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering. No prior experience is required.

Topics covered include:

  • Virtualization
  • Cyberdefense
  • Vulnerabilities of systems
  • Linux
  • Mini-Hackathons!

Dates: Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19, 2019
Time: M-Th, 9 am - 4 pm & Friday, 9 am - 12 noon
Place: Griffiss Institute, 725 Daedalian Drive, Rome NY
Cost: $100; Scholarships available 
Age Group: Grades 8th - 12th
Max Class Size: 20 students

REGISTER NOW  |  Scholarship Application

Children can only participate in those camps designed for their age group.
There are no exceptions.
Where a grade is stated, your child should be entering that grade this Fall.


Drone Camp

Drone CampIn this Drone Camp, the focus will be on 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 as well as flying a state of the art flight simulator. Students will assemble a quadcopter and learn the science of aerodynamics and radio controlled vehicles. The camp will close on Thursday with a capstone event 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.

Topics covered include:

  • Safety of use
  • UAS concepts
  • Promotion of discovery
  • Scientific principles of flight
  • Development of problem-solving skills
  • Classroom training with hands-on experience
  • Introduction to cutting-edge aircraft technologies
  • Science of aerodynamics & radio-controlled vehicles
  • Solid foundation of science, mathematics, & communication skills
  • Introduction to local employment opportunities in UAS & aviation fields

Dates:
SESSION A*: Monday, July 15 - Thursday, July 18, 2019
SESSION B*: Monday, August 5 - Thursday, August 8, 2019
Time: 9 am - 4 pm
Cost: $100; Scholarships available 
Age Group: Grades 9th - 12th
Max Class Size: 20 students

*Class Location(s):
Class location will depend on the day, however, parents will pick up their child at the location they dropped them off on that given day. The following are the Drop off and Pick up locations:

  • Day 1- 3 – MVCC sUAS Lab (Utica Campus, Academic Building, Room AB220)
  • Day 4 – Location To Be Determined

REGISTER NOW  |  Scholarship Application

Children can only participate in those camps designed for their age group.
There are no exceptions.
Where a grade is stated, your child should be entering that grade this Fall.


Engineering Camp*

Engineering CampSorry, Engineering Camp is SOLD OUT!While attending Engineering Camp, students will engage in lateral thinking puzzles, guided lab experiments, and open-ended design challenges to learn about what real engineering is and how to do it.

Topics covered include:

  • Simple Machines
  • Archimedes’ Principle
  • Newton’s Laws of Motion
  • Basic Electronics
  • DC Hobby Motors

At this camp, students will:

  • Find out how engineers make things move, float, glow, and spin
  • Experiment with levers, boats, parachutes, light bulbs, motors, propellers, gears, and more
  • Get to be the engineer as they build and test their own solutions to real design problems
  • Learn to build cool stuff with materials they can find around their homes

Dates: Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26, 2019 
Time: M-Th, 9 am - 4 pm & Friday, 9 am - 12 noon
Place: Griffiss Institute, 725 Daedalian Drive, Rome NY
Cost: THIS CAMP IS SOLD OUT 
Age Group: Grades 6th - 8th
Max Class Size: 20 students

*Please take note. Students are unable to repeat this camp if previously attended.

Children can only participate in those camps designed for their age group.
There are no exceptions.
Where a grade is stated, your child should be entering that grade this Fall.


Quantum CampNew Camp this Year!

Quantum CampWhile attending the Quantum STEM Camp students will gain an appreciation for the laws of physics geared towards quantum mechanics while engaging in optics demonstrations, guided lab experiments and hands on coding of a quantum simulator. 

Topics covered include:

  • Laws of Physics
    • Energy, Momentum, Fields, Waves
  • Quantum Mechanics
    • Qubits, Entanglement, Superposition
  • Optics Basics
    • Lens, Beamsplitters, Mirrors, Polarizer
  • Quantum Algorithms

Dates: Monday, July 29 - Thursday, August 1, 2019 
Time: 9 am - 4 pm
Place: Griffiss Institute, 725 Daedalian Drive, Rome NY
Cost: $100; Scholarships available 
Age Group: Grades 8th - 12th
Max Class Size: 20 students

REGISTER NOW  |  Scholarship Application

Children can only participate in those camps designed for their age group.
There are no exceptions.
Where a grade is stated, your child should be entering that grade this Fall.


LEGO Robotics Camp

LEGO Robotics CampSorry, the LEGO Robotics Camp is Sold OutLEGO Robotics Camp will teach students how to build LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robots, using curriculum from the LEGO Education department. Students will learn how to complete a robot build, attach sensors, attach motors, use gears, and program the robots.

Topics covered include:

  • How to use gear ratios
  • Locomotion and energy
  • How to build and control a robot while putting it through a series of real world challenges
  • Building individual and teamwork skills

Dates: Monday, August 5 - Friday, August 9, 2019
Time: M-Th, 9 am - 4 pm & Friday, 9 am - 12 noon
Place: Griffiss Institute, 725 Daedalian Drive, Rome NY
Cost: THIS CAMP IS SOLD OUT
Age Group: Grades 5th - 8th
Max Class Size: 20 students

Children can only participate in those camps designed for their age group.
There are no exceptions.
Where a grade is stated, your child should be entering that grade this Fall.


Arduino Camp

Arduino CampStudents will bring gadgets of all sorts to life with electrical engineering hardware and software! They will be given an Arduino kit with a multitude of sensors and electrical equipment that they will assemble into a system to be programmed through a simplified Python language. The specific microprocessor and attachments are designed to help students build an electrical system and program it to complete a task. They will discover how engineering and programming work together to make their new and exciting inventions a reality! At the end of the camp the students will have a good understanding of electrical engineering and programing, but most importantly they will be able to take home their kits for personal use!

Topics covered include:

  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Input/Output Devices
  • Basic Voltage & Current Calculations
  • Various Other Electronic Principles

Dates: Monday, August 12 - Thursday, August 15, 2019
Time: 9 am - 4 pm
Place: Griffiss Institute, 725 Daedalian Drive, Rome NY
Cost: $100; Scholarships available 
Age Group: Grades 8th - 12th
Max Class Size: 16 students

REGISTER NOW  |  Scholarship Application

Children can only participate in those camps designed for their age group.
There are no exceptions.
Where a grade is stated, your child should be entering that grade this Fall.


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Cyber Camp | Cyber Camp 2.0 | Drone Camp | Engineering Camp (SOLD OUT) | Quantum Camp NEW! | LEGO Robotics Camp  (SOLD OUT) | Arduino Camp