GSU STEAM Summer Camp
Governors State University
1 University Parkway
Universtiy Park, IL 60484
Contact: John Sowa, Division of Chemistry and Biology
Governors State University is once again sponsoring science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) camps this summer for middle and high school students, ages 11 to 16. Camps are held on two different weeks, and students may register for one or both sessions. Camp fees are $200 per child, per week. Registration opens: Wednesday, March 15, 2019 via: www.govst.edu/steamcamp
Held in Governors State University’s newly renovated science labs in University Park, IL, since 2014 the camp introduces students to current topics in science, arts, career development and life on a dynamic and modern college campus.
GSU’s STEAM Camp provides an exceptional opportunity for today’s students to become tomorrow’s innovators through extensive interaction with highly qualified faculty, business and industry volunteers and each other. Camp modules are taught by outstanding instructors and field practitioners and assisted by pre-service teachers, exceptional GSU students and alumni, and highly qualified volunteers from business and industry.
Activity tutorials, experiments, field activities, project-based learning, and presentation opportunities are organized on a fun and structured schedule, encouraging students to envision STEAM careers or greater knowledge of how STEAM might inform their lives. The hands-on nature of the camp activities challenge students to work together in a series of fun and thought-provoking team-based activities.
Included professional career guidance supported by community partner, Junior Achievement challenges students to begin thinking about careers that they may not be aware of, and help prepare students to think about and plan for the jobs of tomorrow.
STEAM Camp Week 1 runs July 15 to 19, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
STEAM Camp Week 2 runs July 22 to 26, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Do you need additional activities from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday to Thursday on camp days? STEAM Camp Plus is an additional program for campers that need to stay for a full day. It will run Monday to Thursday, 3 to 5 p.m. with an additional cost of $60 per week.
A limited number of need-based partial scholarships for Governors State University’s Summer 2019 STEAM Camp are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Parents/ guardians and prospective campers may apply for scholarships for one or both weeks. Parents or guardians will be responsible for the remaining $50 per camper, per session camp fee ($100 if attending both sessions).
Scholarship awards are limited by supporting contributions and camp capacity. Please note that scholarships DO NOT include the cost of the optional STEAM Camp Plus, transportation to/ from camp, meals, snacks or incidental expenses.