High School Summer Camps

Back by popular demand, our high school camps are designed to help students find confidence in various STEAM fields that could serve as a foundation for investigating different career options.

Camp Family Guide

Campers should register for High School Camp if they completed the 9th, 10th, or 11th grade in the 2023-2024 school year.

SCHEDULE: High School Camp runs from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm each day.

COST: Weeklong camps are $250 per camper. Each transaction will show up on your bank statement as a payment to Florida State University. If you dispute a camp registration charge with your bank, the camp registration will be cancelled.

ADDITIONAL FEES: Some camp descriptions will indicate additional fees for field tips, guest visits, special technology, and other unique amenities.

LUNCH: Lunch is not included in the cost of weeklong camps. Campers will have the option to prepay for one week of lunches. Prepaid lunch options may include: OG Subs, Brooklyn Pizza, Veggie Nuggets, etc. If this option is not selected students will be required to bring their own lunch each day. We do not provide refrigeration or a microwave for lunches.

June 10th to June 14th - Underwater Robotics

*$175 Special Tech Fee added to this camp*

Harness the energy of hydraulics and buoyancy! Underwater Robotics Camp was created to introduce students to the possibilities of robotics and engineering as they work as a team to design and assemble a fully functioning submarine robot. Students will explore the question “What does it take to make robotics work underwater?” while learning basic electronics, soldering, and acrylic construction.

Each team will calibrate and test their machine in a “micro expedition,” setting out into the field to explore underwater! Activities may include utilizing the engineering design process, constructing robots as a team, assembling controllers and motors, and more.

June 17th to June 21st – Planetary Science

From the fiery surface of the sun to the icy realms of distant planets, get ready to explore the wonders of planetary science. Humans have only stepped foot on one other entity in our solar system, the moon. So how do we know what the surface and interiors of other bodies in our solar system are like? Come explore the science and engineering used on exploratory spacecrafts (e.g., the Juno Mission) and planetary landers such as the Mars Insight Lander. Recreate the processes that planetary landers conduct to take the vital signs of a planet: analyzing seismographs, interpreting heat flow data, and recording the wobble.

Activities may include creating and analyzing a map of the surface of a planet, interpreting its crater history, seeing how spectroscopy is used to determine the composition of planet surfaces by igniting rock samples, conducting experiments that help us understand the gravitational and magnetic fields of Jupiter and Mars, and writing a computer program that demonstrates the inverse square law that gets a spacecraft to its destination!

June 24th to June 28th – Rocket Science

*$200 Field Trip Fee added to this camp*

Ignite your passion for exploration and engineering in an exhilarating journey through the realms of rocketry and physics. Join us for an unforgettable experience of building rockets, defying gravity, and uncovering the thrilling secrets of the universe. Whether you dream of becoming an aerospace engineer, a physicist, or simply want to experience the joy of rocketry, the High School Rocket Science Camp is the perfect launchpad for your ambitions.

Activities may include a field trip to Kennedy Space Center, learning principles of physics and engineering design, building and launching rockets, exploring different designs and propulsion systems, and more.

July 8th to July 12th – Influencers in STEM

An entire new generation of STEM Influencers has emerged through the wave of social media. Why not become an effective, influential communicator of science?! Influencers in STEM come from diverse backgrounds and serve a vital role in bridging the gap between scientific research and the public.

Students will learn how to become a Youtube influencer by analyzing existing science influencers (like Vsauce, Blippie, Bill Nye, and Simone Giertz), picking an audience you want to influence, forming your own brand, making an episode calendar, creating a storyboard, writing a script, filming, and editing their videos. There will be discussions about how to build a subscriber base and the importance of internet safety.

(Because of YouTube privacy and age requirements, we are able to provide you with instructions to create the channel, however, we are not able to open a channel for learners. No adult other than a parent is lawfully able to open a YouTube account for any minor. Instructions for opening a YouTube channel are included in the course.)

July 15th to July 19th – Film School

*$20 Field Trip Fee added to this camp*

Lights, camera, action! Aspiring filmmakers learn how to turn their ideas into unforgettable on-screen moments. Activities may include writing a script, recording and editing a short film, learning the science of green screens and CGI, and more.

July 22nd to July 26th – Pre-Med

*$50 Special Tech Fee added to this camp*

Pre-Med Camp is designed to help high school students feel confident pursuing a career in medicine through the hands-on introduction to concepts like Orthopedics, Cardiology, Imaging, and Bioengineering.

Activities may include creating models of joints, gait analysis, building a functioning stethoscope, designing a surgical instrument, DNA extraction and much more. Participants will be presented with several case studies and work as teams to diagnose their patients! There will be discussions about the use of AI in medicine, bioethics, and the effects of genetically modified foods.