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. Students must be a minimum of 13 years old on or before September 1, 2020 in order to participate.

When: June 8 – 12, 2020

  • June 8: 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 9-12: 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 accepted participants via email. Please be sure you allow emails from STEM@ucf.edu.

The cost for Camp Connect I is $200 and includes:

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

A $75 non-refundable deposit is required to hold each student’s seat once accepted into the program. Additional details regarding payment will be provided in the email invitation.

Scholarships are available to students who establish need as defined by the university. Students requesting scholarship assistance should contact the program coordinator for more details.

Important Dates (Subject to change – please check back for updates):

  • February 28, 2020: Online application window opens
  • April 1, 2020: Application review begins
  • Mid-April, 2020: First round of invitations to be sent
  • May 8, 2020: Online application closes
  • May 22, 2020: Final payment due
  • June 8, 2020: 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: July 20 – 24, 2020

  • July 20: 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
  • July 21-24: 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 accepted participants via email. Please be sure you allow emails from STEM@ucf.edu.

The cost for Camp Connect I is $200 and includes:

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

A $75 non-refundable deposit is required to hold each student’s seat once accepted into the program. Additional details regarding payment will be provided in the email invitation.

Scholarships are available to students who establish need as defined by the university. Students requesting scholarship assistance should contact the program coordinator for more details.

Important Dates (subject to change – please check back for updates):

  • April 1-10, 2020: First round of invitations to be sent via email
  • July 2, 2020: Final payment due
  • July 20, 2020: Camp Connect II begins!

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