2021 Summer Camp

We are pleased to be able to offer both virtual summer sessions and in-person camps for Summer 2021, for girls and boys entering 3rd - 10th grade.

Camps are developed and hosted by Colorado School of Mines students who are passionate about STEM learning, enjoy working with kids, and are excellent role models!

NOTE: We will be adhering to state guidelines and School of Mines guidelines regarding safety and the coronavirus.

Kids in summer camp!

Summer sessions and camps summary:

Grade(s) Dates Times Price Program Virtual or In-person
7th-10th June 7-10 10:00am-12:00pm AND 1:00pm-3:00pm MT $80* Option 1: Python for Beginners Option 2: Python for Data Science VIRTUAL
3rd/4th June 14-17 10:00am-11:00am MT $50* STEM in Everyday Life VIRTUAL
5th/6th June 14-17 1:00pm-2:00pm MT $50* Environ - mental Geo- science VIRTUAL
7th-10th, Girls only (or female-identifying students) July 19-23 9:00am-3:30pm MT $400* Exploring Sensor Systems IN-PERSON
7th-10th, All genders August 2-6 9:00am-3:30pm MT $400* Exploring Sensor Systems IN-PERSON

*Scholarships available; contact: slucken@mines.edu for more information.



Summer Camp(s) Details:


VIRTUAL CAMPS


3rd/4th Grade:

June 14 - June 17, 2021 (Monday - Thursday) - VIRTUAL / ONLINE ONLY

Topic: STEM in Everyday Life

Campers will learn about how science, technology, engineering and math touches our everyday lives in ways we may not always realize. We'll discuss STEM innovations that have improved our lives in areas like medicine and the environment, discover online resources, and do hands-on activities related to that day's area of interest.

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5th/6th Grade:

June 14 - June 17, 2021 (Monday - Thursday) - VIRTUAL / ONLINE ONLY

Topic: Environmental Geoscience

Campers will learn about what a geoscientist does, and how that work relates to the water we rely on every day. They will explore water's relation to the earth and environment and do hands-on activities with water and materials they can find outside.

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7th - 10th Grade:

June 7 - June 10, 2021 (Monday - Thursday) - VIRTUAL / ONLINE ONLY

Option #1: Python for Beginners SESSION FULL

Python for Beginners - Participants will design, develop, test, troubleshoot, and present their own game of Hangman in this Python for Beginners session! Instructors will lead small Zoom lessons during which participants will be introduced to beginning Python skills (data types, conditionals, and looping) and then have the opportunity to apply their new skills by developing short programs throughout the session.

CS@Mines students will lead small group Zoom lessons each morning. Each afternoon, campers can apply their knowledge by working through self-guided activities and projects -- calling on their instructors during ‘office hours’ in Zoom for help.

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Option #2: Python for Data Science

Python for Data Science is for participants who have worked with Python before, and understand the basic concepts, but otherwise don’t need to be advanced -- just the next level from beginners. Where are wildfires most likely to occur? Are more expensive restaurants really better? What is attracting students to one school over another? The process of learning from data is called Data Science, which is used to answer questions like these. Campers will form their own questions about the world around them, learn to analyze data using different methods, and then learn how to use Python programming to better understand what the data might be telling them!

CS@Mines students will lead small group Zoom lessons each morning. Each afternoon, campers can apply their knowledge by working through self-guided activities and projects -- calling on their instructors during ‘office hours’ in Zoom for help.

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*Scholarships available; contact: slucken@mines.edu for more information.



IN-PERSON CAMPS


7th-10th Grade:

July 19 - July 23, 2021 (Monday - Friday) - Girls only (or female-identifying students)

OR:

August 2 - August 6, 2021 (Monday - Friday) - all genders

Topic: Exploring Sensor Systems

Explore the foundation of Sensor Systems!

How does a “smart home” work? How do we control things in our home with our phones? What sensors, software, and other technologies are used to do this? Participants will gain an understanding of sensor systems through a hands-on approach. They will learn about and form connections between software and hardware using an Arduino - a physical programmable circuit board! Participants will learn the foundations of connecting a microprocessor to buttons, LEDs, motors, speakers, GPS units, cameras, the internet, and even your smart-phone or your TV. Participants will use their creativity to develop their own creations, and these foundations to better understand robotics concepts and general entrepreneurship in the tech world!

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*Scholarships available; contact: slucken@mines.edu for more information.