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What is GLAMPing?

GLAMPing (Girls Leading and Making Program) is a week-long day camp for rising 6th and 7th grade girls that is designed to promote future careers and leadership in science and engineering.

The Campers, or “Glampers” will be introduced to several of our nation’s engineering ‘Grand Challenges’ (as defined by the National Science Foundation – NSF) and the week’s curriculum will explain how scientists and engineers can address these challenges. More importantly, the camp provides students with hands-on experiences in a lab, or makerspace, to encourage creativity and build skills that can help them better comprehend engineering concepts, improve their confidence, and increase their understanding of technical topics.

Additionally, the UCF SLAM (Science Leadership and Mentoring) program will discuss topics of leadership and self-esteem that help the Glampers learn the skills necessary to become the STEM leaders of tomorrow.

A sample schedule for the week can be found here.

Who can participate?

Rising 6th and 7th Grade Girls

When:

July 24th – 28th, 2023

GLAMPing is a weeklong day camp that runs from from 9:00am – 4:30pm.

Student sign-in will begin each day at 8:30am. Camp ends each day at 4:30pm.

Location:

UCF Main Campus – L3Harris Engineering Center (HEC) 101

Cost:

Cost: $200

  • This cost includes lunch, a backpack, t-shirt to be worn daily, and materials for all activities.
  • 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:

Important Dates for Summer 2023:

  • March 13, 2023: Online application window opens. Note: The application includes a short-response question that must be answered by the student applicant.
  • April 10, 2023: Application review begins.
  • April 14, 2023: First round of invitations to be sent. Additional invitations to be sent every two weeks until all seats are filled.
  • June 16, 2023: Final payment due
  • July 24, 2023: GLAMPing begins!

For additional questions, please contact stem@ucf.edu or 407-823-6230. Click here for information on all of our summer programs.