Exploring Science Technology Engineering and Math

Camp Connect

What is Camp Connect?

Camp Connect is a week-long day camp that introduces students to a variety of engineering disciplines such as Electrical, Computer, Industrial, Mechanical, Aerospace, Civil, Environmental, Construction, and Computer Science. Students participate in hands-on activities, informative presentations, and exciting lab tours while getting a chance to see the UCF campus and meet our wonderful faculty and students!

Camp Connect I:

What: Camp Connect I introduces students to various engineering fields through hands-on activities, presentations, and lab tours. Each day focuses on a different department and activities are led by our own faculty and students. Students will also work on a team project to be presented on the final day of camp.

Who: Rising 8th through 11th graders with a goal of increasing underrepresented communities (i.e. women, Hispanic, African American, Latino, American Indian/Alaskan native) in engineering and computer science

When: June 11, 2018 – June 15, 2018

  • June 11: Student sign-in will begin at 7:30am with the Student Welcome beginning at 8:00am. Sign-out will be held from 4:30pm to 5:00pm
  • June 12 – 15: Student sign-in will begin at 8:30am with the camp starting at 9:00am. Sign-out will be held from 4:30pm to 5:00pm.
  • Please note that we do not offer early drop-off or late pick-up options at this time. Students must be picked up by 5:00pm.

Where: Harris Engineering Corporation (HEC) 101 on the UCF Main Campus

Invitations will be sent to past participants via email. Please be sure you allow emails from STEM@ucf.edu.

The cost for Camp Connect I is $175 and includes:

  • Lunch
  • Materials for all activities
  • T-Shirt to be worn daily
  • Backpack

Important Dates:

  • February 2018: Online application window opens
  • April 9, 2018: Application review begins
  • April 12-13, 2018: First round of invitations to be sent
  • May 11, 2018: Online application closes
  • May 25, 2018: Payment due
  • June 11, 2018: Camp Connect I begins!

Camp Connect II:

What: Camp Connect II is a week-long camp that provides students with a deeper hands-on experience within the various engineering fields. Students participate in hands-on activities, group projects, and presentations led by our own faculty and student organizations. Students may also visit various off-campus UCF labs.

Who: Students who previously completed Camp Connect I are invited to attend

When: June 25, 2018 – June 29, 2018

  • June 25: Student sign-in will begin at 8:00am with the Student Welcome beginning at 8:30am. Sign-out will be held from 4:30pm to 5:00pm
  • June 26 – June 29: Student sign-in will begin at 8:30am with the camp starting at 9:00am. Sign-out will be held from 4:30pm to 5:00pm.
  • Please note that we do not offer early drop-off or late pick-up options at this time. Students must be picked up by 5:00pm.

Where: Harris Engineering Corporation (HEC) 101 on the UCF Main Campus

Invitations will be sent to past participants via email. Please be sure you allow emails from STEM@ucf.edu.

The cost for Camp Connect II is $175 and includes:

  • Lunch
  • Materials for all activities
  • T-Shirt to be worn daily
  • Backpack

Important Dates:

  • April 23 – May 7, 2018: Invitations to be sent for Camp Connect II
  • May 25, 2018: RSVP deadline
  • June 8, 2018: Payment due
  • June 25, 2018: Camp Connect II begins!

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For additional questions, please contact the camp coordinator at Renee.Sackett@ucf.edu or 407-823-6230