Join us for week-long day camps offered during the summer months to support STEAM education year-round! Want to know when applications open? Sign up here to get email updates.

Cost:

The STEM Academy programs are all full-day (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM) camps with snacks and lunch provided. There is no tuition however we ask for a $25 registration fee due within 2 weeks of the email to hold your child’s seat. If you qualify for a full scholarship your registration fee will be refunded on the last day of the camp if your child attended the entire camp. Please email Ryan Haupt, Director of WV Programming, with any questions.

During the registration for these camps please rank your children’s camp picks. Typically we give two full scholarships per child and if there are remaining seats after our May 16th deadline we may award additional camps.

Locations:

We host STEM Academy camps all over West Virginia. The Cabell County camps are located at either Marshall University or AD Lewis Center. The Fayette County camps are located at the Summit Bechtel Reserve. The Tucker County camps are located at the National Youth Science Center. The Kanawha County camps are located at the University of Charleston.

Current Camps:

Camps are listed by location. We currently offer STEM Academy programming in Cabell County, Fayette County, Kanawha County, and Tucker County. Please visit each page to learn about the camps offered.

Wonders of Water

Cabell County: June 6 to 10, 2022 Tucker County: July 18 to 22, 2022 Fayette County: July 11 to 15, 2022

This camp will introduce topics such as water conservation, ocean currents, stream ecology, aquatic life, wetlands, green infrastructure, and stormwater pollution. Grades 4 to 9.

Minecraft Journey to Japan

Cabell County: June 13 to 17, 2022 Tucker County: Jul 25 to 29, 2022 Kanawha County: June 6 to 10, 2022

Learn coding, geometry, and world-building for Minecraft while immersed in the Japanese language and culture. Grades 5 to 10.

Molecular Biology

Cabell County: June 20 to 24, 2022 Tucker County: July 11 to 15, 2022 Fayette County: July 18 to 22, 2022

Be a scientist for a week! Work in a real laboratory investigating cells and the molecules found inside them. Do fun, hands-on experiments in Molecular Biology to learn how DNA, proteins, and other molecules keep our cells working. Grades 5 to 10.

Paws, Scales, and Tails

Cabell County: July 11 to 15, 2022 Tucker County: June 6 to 10, 2022

Kanawha County: June 13 to 17, 2022 Fayette County: June 27 to July 1, 2022

Camp topics include native species, defense mechanisms, conservation and endangered species, evolution, and more. Grades 4 to 9.

Cybersecurity

Cabell County: July 18 to 22, 2022 Tucker County: June 20 to 24, 2022 Kanawha County: July 25 to 29, 2022

These camps have been designed by the Air Force’s Cyberpatriot program to teach beginner students the basics of cybersecurity. No prior cybersecurity knowledge is required for participants. Grades 7 to 12.

LEGOs, Robotics, 3D Printing, & Drones

Cabell County: July 18 to 22, 2022 Tucker County: June 13 to 17, 2022

Fayette County: July 25 to 29, 2022 Kanawha County: July 11 to 15, 2022

Participants will learn computer coding via LEGOs and robotics, including building their own robots and running robots through obstacle courses and other coding exercises. Grades 5 to 10.

Past Camps Include:

Passport to Japan: Language, Comics, and Coding: Travel to Japan without leaving WV! Language immersion camp with emphasis on Japanese comics, animation, and coding. Campers will be creating comic panels and learning to code using Scratch that can animate those panels!

LEGO Robotics: Love building with LEGOs then take it to the next level with LEGO robotics. Open play, daily building challenges, and learn how to code and robotics.

Microbiology: Work in a real laboratory using microscopes and college-level lab equipment while learning about the microbial world. Spend the week doing exciting hands-on activities with bacteria, amoebae, and fungi you’ll collect from the environment and grow in the lab.