Bowie State University – Girls Who Will (GWW)

Description: A summer program for middle- and high-school girls that provides Computer Science Education to girls in the Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia areas. Our goal is to :
Share Our Passion about Computer Science, Computing, and Technology with middle and high school girls
Provide A Foundation upon which girls can use as the basis for making career decisions
During the two week program girls learn about topics including:

  • Computer Science – career opportunities for women in CS
  • Webpage Design – use HTML to create webpages
  • Wearable Computing – Arduino and simple circuit design
  • Cybersecurity – safe online usage, data encryption,decryption techniques
  • 3D Printing and CAD Modeling – design of 3D objects

Registration Deadline: June 15

  • Start and end dates: 2 weeks – June 29 – July 10, 2015
  • Age Requirements: Middle and High-school students
  • Early dropoff: NO
  • Late pickup: NO
  • Gender: Girls only
  • Cost: FREE

Boy Scouts of America

Boy Scouts of America, National Capital Area Council: 2015 Summer Programs


Description: This year’s theme at Camp William B. Snyder is “A World of Scouting.” During each of the sessions, activities and events will be intertwined with a discovery of international scouting programs, global sports, games and activities. Since this is summer camp, there will be plenty of traditional outdoor theme activities as well.

Camp William B. Snyder summer programs will continue to offer advancement opportunities for Cub Scouts during our summer programs. Throughout the course of their stay, Scouts will be given the opportunity to complete requirements for various achievements and electives for their prospective rank along with activity badges for Webelos. These opportunities will be mixed in with the day-to-day fun activities that are a tradition at Camp Snyder.

  • Registration Deadline: June 15
  • Start and end dates:
    • Cub Scout Resident Camp: Thursday at 6pm – Sunday at 9am
      • Session 1 July 9 – July 12
      • Session 2 July 16 – July 19
      • Session 3 July 23 – July 26
      • Session 4 July 30 – August 2
    • Cub Adventure Days: Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (LUNCH INCLUDED)
      • Session 1 July 6 – July 9
      • Session 2 July 13 – July 16
      • Session 3 July 20 – July 23
      • Session 4 July 27 – July 30
    • Webelos Camp: Sunday 6:00 pm – Friday 9:00 am
      • Session 1 August 2- August 7
      • Session 2 August 9 – August 14
  • Age Requirements: Call for more info
  • Early dropoff: YES, for extra fee. From 6am.
  • Late pickup: YES, for extra fee. To 6pm.
  • Gender: Boys only (Scouts must be accompanied by parents or adult leaders).
  • Cost: $190–280 depending on membership and application date. $30–60 adult fees.

Bullis Summer Camps

Bullis Summer Programs: Bulldog Day Camp, Age 5-11


Description: For more than a decade, Bulldog Day Camp has provided exciting, summer experiences for campers with a wonderful variety of daily activities. This popular program offers campers a nurturing and stimulating environment where they run, play, paint, swim, sing, laugh and make life-long friends. Activities include sports and recreation, arts and crafts, field trips and special theme days such as Tie-Dye Tuesday, Carnival Day or Bulldog Olympics.

Each week, campers enjoy an exciting field trip, such as visiting the National Zoo, viewing an IMAX film at the Air & Space Museum, picking blueberries at Butler’s Orchard or going paddleboating on Lake Needwood. Three times a week, campers splash and swim at the Rockville Aquatic Center. The excellent staff of enthusiastic counselors and the low staff-to-camper ratio ensure that every camper’s needs are met.

Campers can enroll for as many one-week sessions as they wish, and each week features a different field trip, along with new activities and games. Campers have so much fun that many return to Bulldog week after week, year after year!

  • Registration Deadline: Unlisted. Still open, according to site.
  • Start and end dates:
    • 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    • Weeks: June 15, June 22, June 29 (4-day), July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27
  • Age Requirements: 5-11
  • Early dropoff: NO
  • Late pickup: NO
  • Gender: N/A
  • Cost: $315 $255 (4-day)

Bullis Summer Programs: Bulldog Day Camp, Jr. Age 3.5-5


Description: Bulldog Day Camp Jr. allows campers ages 3½ to 5 to take part in the Bulldog experience! A fun and engaging camp, Bulldog Day Camp Jr. offers a nurturing and educational adventure for the youngest campers. This camp blends age-appropriate Bulldog activities such as Tie-Dye Tuesday and Carnival Day with arts and crafts, games and more.

Bulldog Jr. introduces campers to the typical day camp environment in half- or full-day sessions, while giving them time to grow into Bulldog Day Camp and its off-campus adventures. The low staff-to-camper ratio ensures that the smallest of campers get the attention and support they need to have a blast this summer!

Bulldog Day Camp Jr. remains on the Bullis campus, opting out of Bulldog Day Camp’s weekly field trips and pool visits.

  • Director: Laura Heninger served as Assistant Director for Bulldog Day Camp in 2012 and Director in 2013. She also teaches English in the Upper School.
  • Registration Deadline: Unlisted. Still open, according to site.
  • Start and end dates:
    • 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    • Weeks: June 15, June 22, June 29 (4-day), July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27
    • Half Day AM: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    • Half Day PM: 12:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Age Requirements: 5-11
  • Early dropoff: NO
  • Late pickup: NO
  • Gender: N/A
  • Cost: $315 $255 (4-day). $165 (Half Day) $140 (Half Day, 4-day)


College Tribe: 2015 Summer Camp


Description: At our STEM Camp this year the Alphas (3rd to 5th graders) will be making and marketing games for IPhones and the Omegas (6th to 8th) graders will be making “Gameboys” using 3D printing and Raspberry Pi technology.
We are doing incredible trips like visiting the US Coast Guard Facilities in Baltimore, UDC’s school of Architecture, the TechnShop in VA and of course Great Waves Water Park

  • Registration Deadline: Unlisted. Still open according to site
  • Start and end dates: June 29 to August 7, 9am to 4pm – $45/week
  • Age Requirements: 3rd-5th grade and 6th-8th grade
  • Early dropoff: YES. $25/week
  • Late pickup: YES. $25/week
  • Gender: N/A
  • Cost: Not listed


EduServ: 2015 Young Innovators Summer Program


Description: This is a dynamic and exciting program that will challenge students creativity and help them to become innovative in the areas of construction, software, design and electronics/robotics.

This summer, students will learn how to build a set for a production studio and use home improvement strategies to make true mobile devices. Imagine your student making an NSF approved mobile sink or kitchen or life-size game set for a program like Family Feud! This summer is a true application of STEM instead of just concept. Items produced will be used for the EduSerc Broadcast Network.

  • Industries / Skills Reinforced:
    • Construction / Home Improvement / STEM Trades
    • Projection / Infrared LED lights / Making Touch Screen Technology
    • Robotics / Physics / Motor Development on Equipment

After this summer, your child will be able to be innovative and build almost anything they can imagine your home or any environment!

  • Registration Deadline: May 29th, but call to ask if they have space
  • Start and end dates: Mondays – Thursdays
    • Week 1 (June 29 – July 2) – Construction / Building
    • Week 2 (July 6 – 9) – Culinary Arts / Kitchen Construction
    • Week 3 (July 13 – 16) – Multi-Surface Touch Table Construction
    • Week 4 (July 20 – 23) – Robotics in Camera/Media Design
    • Week 5 (July 27 – 30) – Life Size 3D/Game Board Construction
  • Age Requirements: Rising 4th – 12th graders
  • Early dropoff: 7:45am – 9:00am – $40/week
  • Late pickup: 4:00pm – 6:00pm – $80/week
  • Gender Requirements: Unknown, likely none.
  • Cost: $140-$670


Students can be registered for individual weeks. Download the application below to register for specific weeks:

2015 Summer Program Registration Form


Elizabeth Seton High School Robotics Camp


Description: Girls Who Program, Code, & Design: Come and learn the basics of programming and coding so that you can move into the world of designing hardware to do things like read sensor data, interact with a person and move at your command. Become a girl who can integrate ingenuity, insight and innovation!

  • Registration Deadline: Not listed, online form still open
  • Start and end dates:
  • Age Requirements:
    • Middle School Robotics Camp: Rising Grades 6–8.
  • Gender Requirements: Girls only.
  • Cost: $225 for Middle School or $325 for High School.

Questions should be directed to Sister Ellen Marie Hagar at


Fairfax Collegiate Summer 2015


Description: Students take a variety of classes in mathematics, engineering, science, and robotics.

  • Start and end dates: 12-day sessions offered on multiple dates between June 23 and August 29, 2015.
    • Morning Classes: 8:30 am–12 pm; Afternoon Classes: 12:30–4 pm; Full Day Classes: 8:30 am–4:00 pm.
    • Extended Care Morning: 7:30–8:15 am; Extended Care Afternoon: 4:15–6 pm.
  • Age Requirements: Rising Grades 3–9.
  • Gender Requirements: Unknown, likely none.
  • Cost: $425–760 depending on duration.

The Fishing School: Summer Bridge Camp


Description: Elementary and middle school students will have the opportunity to engage in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) projects. Camp lasts full day, five days a week for six weeks. See the full listing here:


George Mason Game & Technology Academy

Description: Game & Technology on-site courses. Choose one course per week, register for up to 5 weeks!

  • Start and end dates: Dates range from June 22 – July 31, 2015. Monday-Friday, from 9:00am to 4:00pm with a lunch break
  • Age Requirements: 6-18, varies per class
  • Gender Requirements: N/A
  • Cost: $159-$585 per class


The Great Adventure Lab: Camp GrAd Lab 2015

Description: Now offered at FIVE venues in metro Washington D.C./ Baltimore. It’s going to be a long HOT summer! Why not send your child to the coolest STEM summer camp around, Camp GrAd Lab? Kids love our hands-on indoor and outdoor activities including Lego Robotics, electronics, physics, nature science, 3-D design, video game programming and more! (Ever ride a hovercraft?) Our campers have so much fun they don’t even know they are learning. Bring a towel because we tend to get wet when we fire water rockets!

Note: Montgomery County and Howard County camps feature some of the same and some different activities. Please read appropriate camp descriptions for details!

The Great Adventure Lab has taught more than ten thousand kids to write their first programs, wire their first circuits or build and explode their first volcanoes! We’re fully insured and all instructors pass federal and state background checks.

See details here:

  • Start and end dates: Varies, see links above
  • Age Requirements: Varies, see links above
  • Gender Requirements: Likely none for Camp GrAd Lab. Girls only for Girls Get Science Camp.
  • Cost: Varies, see links above



Higher Achievement: Summer Academy


Description: Students attend classes on mathematics, science, social studies, literature, and two elective cultural or arts classes.

  • Start and end dates: Five days a week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for six weeks. MUST ATTEND ALL SESSIONS FOR ALL FOUR YEARS OF THE PROGRAM
  • Age Requirements: 5th through 8th grade.
  • Gender Requirements: Unknown, likely none.
  • Cost: Unknown.


Howard University Enrichment Programs

George S. Willie Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP)

The Accounting Career Awareness Program was established in 1980 by the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) to increase the understanding of accounting and business career opportunities among high school students from underrepresented ethnic groups.

This program’s agenda includes site visits and sessions on Accounting Careers, Introductory Accounting Skills, Financial Literacy, ACT/SAT Preparation, Leadership Development, and Educational/Professional Development.

Computer Information Systems career Awareness Program (CISCAP)

CISCAP is an intensive one-week residential program for rising high school seniors who have an interest in computers, business, or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) discipline. This enriching week provides exposure to the possible range of careers in Information Systems, as well as an opportunity to attend college preparatory classes. The goal of CISCAP is to encourage and assist high school students from under-represented minority ethnic groups to attend college and consider selecting Computer Information Systems as a possible major.

Summer Actuarial Program (SAP)

The Summer Actuarial Program is an educational enrichment experience in mathematics, statistics, computers, business, and actuarial careers for exceptional mathematics high school juniors. The program is funded by the Joint CAS/SOA Committee on Minority Recruiting, insurance companies, actuarial consulting firms, and Howard’s Center for Insurance Education. It is devoted to helping strong mathematics students improve their skills and providing information about business and actuarial careers.

  • Start and end dates: June 21-26
  • Early dropoff: N/A
  • Late pickup: N/A
  • Age Requirements: High-school students
  • Gender Requirements: N/A
  • Cost: Must fill out application for next steps. Application requirements:
    • Official High School Transcript and Test Scores (PSAT/SAT/ACT)
    • One Letter of Recommendation – Statement of Interest (200 Words, Double Spaced, Font size 12)
    • Letter of Recommendation from Math Teacher (Summer Actuarial Program only)


ILITE Robotics Summer Camp


Description: Several STEM camps, see here:

  • Start and end dates: Week of June 22–26, 2015, or Week of June 29–July 2, 2015. 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm
  • Age Requirements: Grades K–12 depending on camp.
  • Gender Requirements: Unknown, likely none.
  • Cost: $100–190 depending on camp.


Infamous Robotics Summer Camp

Description: his first level (a combined week camp of levels 1 and 2) will use a range of hands-on exercises so children grasp a more in depth knowledge of electrical, mechanical and software concepts related to the robotics field. The hands-on exercises are designed for students to gain a better knowledge of the components related to robotics. Students will also use robots in various exercises to gain a better understanding of challenges in foreign environments. No previous robotics experience is required or necessary. This level will go into far more detail than any Lego robot course and is far more educational and challenging.

A focus on electrical circuits will be emphasized through circuit design, build and testing. Students will be introduced to important engineering tools needed in the robot building process. In this class, each child will build and test an electrical robot that does not need to be programmed. Students will then compete on the final day with the robot they each built.

  • Start and end dates: 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Age Requirements: 7-12
  • Gender Requirements: Unknown, likely none.
  • Cost: $438


Mad Science of Washington

301-593-4777 or 703-536-9897

Description: This camps offer to 1st – 6th graders summer classes and outdoor activities in disciplines such as physics, chemistry, robotics, earth science, astronomy.

  • Start and end dates: Each camp is about week-long, offered every week from mid-June to late-August. Half-day camps are offered 9 am–12 pm, or 1–4 pm. Full-day camps are offered 9 am–4 pm.
  • Early dropoff / Late pickup:
    • AM Care:  8AM – 9AM    $50 per week
    • PM Care:  4PM – 6PM    $100 per week
    • AM and PM Care: $125 per week
  • Age Requirements: Grades 1–6.
  • Gender Requirements: Unknown, likely none.
  • Cost: Varies, see:

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)

Email to register:

Description: The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE, pronounced “nifty”) is offering a 2-week summer camp for female students ages 14-18, to be held at Howard University, School of Engineering July 6-17, 2015 (Mon-Fri), 9:00am- 4:00pm, daily.

A BizCamp® is a 2-week, intensive summer program that seeks to provide students with a foundational understanding of business and imbue in them an entrepreneurial mindset. At the end of the program, students will pitch an original business idea and compete for cash awards to fund their entrepreneurial endeavors.

  • Registration Deadline: Friday, June 12, 2015. Email to register:
  • Start and end dates: July 6-17, 2015 (Mon-Fri), 9:00am- 4:00pm, daily.

National Zoological Park: Summer Safari Day Camp


Description: Summer Safari campers will explore the lives, habitats, and conservation of animals around the world. Week-long sessions include exciting hands-on activities, lessons, craft projects, science experiments, and walks through the Zoo (but no direct contact with animals). Summer Safari Day Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association.

NEW in 2015: American Camp Association policy updates require that we collect the following information at the time of registration. Please have this information available at the time of registration.

  • your family’s medical insurance carrier name and policy number
  • the date of your child’s last tetanus shot
  • Start and end dates: Weeklong sessions are available June 22-August 14, 2015 from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Campers must be dropped off between 8:45 and 9 a.m. A limited number of spots are available in Before-Camp Care from 8 to 8:45 a.m. and in After-Camp Care from 3 to 6 p.m.
  • Age Requirements: Camp sessions are grouped into four grade levels: K-1, 2-3, 4-5, and 6-7. Day camp is not offered at the pre-K level. Children should be registered for the grade level they will be entering in the fall, and they may only be registered within their correct age group.
  • Gender Requirements: Unknown, likely none.
  • Cost: Camp fee includes a Summer Safari Day Camp baseball cap and water bottle, daily snack with juice box, and a ride on the Speedwell Foundation Conservation Carousel.

Five-day Sessions:

  • Members: $400
  • Non-Members: $500

Four-day Sessions:

  • Members: $320
  • Non-Members: $400

Before-Camp Care: Available from 8 to 8:45 a.m. Cost is $100 per session (or $80 for the four-day session).

After-Camp Care: Available from 3 to 6 p.m. An additional fee will be charged after 6 p.m. Cost is $175 per session (or $140 for the four-day session).


Northern Virginia Community College: Summer STEM Camps

703-530-2894 Aleksander Marthinussen, Coordinator for Prince William County

Description: SySTEMic Solutions summer camps are a great way to have fun and learn about STEM at the same time! NOVA is able to inspire students in summer camp to pursue STEM Education through hands-on, project based summer programs.

For rising 4th graders to 12th graders we have the most exciting STEM summer camps in Northern Virginia. These camps are for STEM students, for those wanting to get into STEM and for anybody who wants to be involved in fun while learning, these camps are for you!

Established in 2008, our camps have been successfully operating in Prince William, Loudoun, Fairfax and Arlington counties and include exciting programs such as Robotics, TARC Rocketry, Computer Programming and Cyber-Security and more.

Our curriculum is run by teachers and high school students enrolled in STEM programs. Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to get ahead in STEM education!

  • Start and end dates: Week-long sessions offered between June 29 and August 7, 2015, see here:
  • Age Requirements: 4th to 12th graders.
  • Gender Requirements: Unknown, likely none.
  • Cost: $285 or $450 depending on camp.


Patriots Technology Training Center: Summer Camp Amusement Park Design Competition


Description: The Six Flags Amusement Park Design Competition will provide students the opportunity  to explore the “behind the scenes operations” of an amusement parks. It will enhance their research and oral presentation skills.  Eight teams of five students will complete a research project on one of the divisions of Six Flags Amusement Park.  The project will include a one-page research paper, brochure, and amusement park design, a postal board display and an oral presentation detailing what they learned at an awards reception.

  • Rides
  • Entertainment
  • Events Food and Dining
  • Marketing
  • Guest with Disabilities
  • Season Passes

Each member of the winning team will win:

  • 1st Place prize (1) One day pass to the park
  • 2nd Place $25.00 Gift Card
  • 3rd Place Gift Bag
  • Start and end dates: June 29 – July 24
  • Age Requirements: Not listed. Looks appropriate for Middle School and Highschool aged children
  • Gender Requirements: Unknown, likely none.
  • Cost: FREE


RE&GP Summer Camp

Description: Students will Build and Program several exciting NXT, EV-3 & TETRIX robots, learn EV-3 programming, RobotC programming, test their programming skill in Virtual World environments. Students will test their new programming skills with real robots and compete in Fun Competitions

  • Start and end dates: 1 week sessions. Sessions #1 and #2 are SOLD OUT. Remaining sessions below. Hours are 10:00am – 2:30pm
      • Session 3: 7/6-7/10
      • Session 4: 7/13-7/17
      • Session 5: 7/20-7/24
  • Early dropoff: 8:30a-10:00a – $100/week
    • Late pickup: 2:30p-4:00p – $100week
  • Age Requirements: 8-15
  • Gender Requirements: N/A
  • Cost: $490 per week for full day


Smithsonian Summer Camp

202-633-3030 ext. 1

Description: Offers a variety of camps for all ages and interests including science and engineering. Only around a dozen camps still open, see:

  • Start and end dates: Week-long camps offered between June 22 and August 21, 2015 (9:30 am–4:30 pm) (before-camp and after-camp available).
  • Age Requirements: Grades K–9 (specific age requirement for specific camps).
  • Gender Requirements: Unknown, likely none.
  • Cost: $450 for general admission, reduced rate for members



4th – 9th Grades

Description: STEMOVATE Summer Camp is an 6-week summer-maker program (three 2-week sessions) designed for middle school students to build and bolster interest in fields related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through creative expression and innovation. We will demonstrate, with the aid of interactive and immersive projects, the real-life uses of the math and science theory learned in the classroom. Each session will consist of fun weekly projects, field trips, and an engineering fair. Kids will join us on an exciting journey  while discovering and developing a burning passion for making and building


Session 1: June 29th – July 10th


Session 2: July 13th – July 24th


Session 3: July 27th – August 7th

  • Start and end dates: 6/29 – 7/10, 7/13 – 7/24, 7/27 – 8/7.
  • Hours: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (extended hours 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
  • Early dropoff: 7am
  • Late pickup: 5pm
  • Age Requirements: 4th – 9th Grade
  • Gender Requirements: N/A
  • Cost: $600 per session

Registration forms may be submitted to
Download form here


UMD, Center for Minorities: LEGO Robotics Summer Camp 2015

LaWanda Kamalidiin at

Description: The Summer LEGO Robotics Camp will introduce rising 5th and 6th grade children (children who are currently in the 4th and 5th grades)  to building and programming robots using LEGO Mindstorms. Students will learn mechanical design, construction, programming and teamwork skills. Students will work in small teams using LEGO blocks, motors, and sensors. Students use a computer to program the robot to move, react, and makes sounds in order to solve challenges. Students are required to bring lunch. A snack will be provided.

  • Registration Deadline: June 10, 2015
  • Start and end dates: Monday, July 6, 2015 – Friday, July 17, 2015.
  • Age Requirements: Rising 5th and 6th graders.
  • Gender Requirements: Unknown, likely none.
  • Cost: $700 per student.

UMD, Mathletics Camp

Description: Mathletics is a summer math camp for rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade mathematically talented and motivated students. Energetic certified teachers will teach challenging mathematical concepts through group and hands-on activities. Teachers will be supported by University of Maryland undergraduate STEM (e.g., mathematics, engineering, computer science, etc) majors who are preparing to teach mathematics in middle and high schools. Mathletics aims to augment students’ mathematical comprehension and develop their critical thinking through group problem solving activities and engagement in physical activities based on mathematical concepts. Additionally, teachers and undergraduates will introduce students to math-related careers.

  • Registration Deadline: June 12
  • Start and end dates: July 6th – July 24th
  • Age Requirements: Rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade
  • Gender Requirements: N/A
  • Cost: $600


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