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In the summer, we have week-long engineering camps—one for rising 3rd-5th graders, one for rising 6th-8th graders, and one for rising 9th and 10th graders. Campers explore core engineering concepts such as friction, characterization, polymerization, bonding, energy, and the physics of waves. Each branch of engineering at the College is represented through connections to the core material, and campers learn from and engage in hands-on activities with UD engineering graduate students, post-docs, and faculty.

APPLICATION PROCESS

All applicants to Summer Camp use the same online form, found on this page when the application period begins.

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Prepare Materials

Collect the following information:
contact information for your teacher reference
– your health insurance information
– a brief essay by the camper about something they like in Math and/or Science.

Submit application

All applicants use the same online form, found on this page, when the application period begins. Applications must be completed by February 15th.

Wait for our notification

Qualified applicants will be placed in a lottery. Acceptance will be announced in late March.

All Applications must be completed by Friday, February 15th.

APPLICATION PROCESS

All applicants to Summer Camp use the same online form, found on this page when the application period begins.

Prepare Materials

Collect the following information:
contact information for your teacher reference
– your health insurance information
– a brief essay by the camper about something they like in Math and/or Science.

Submit application

All applicants use the same online form, found on this page, when the application period begins. Applications must be completed by February 16th.

Wait for our notification

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All Applications must be completed by Feb 16th.

Camp Activities Include:

While each year is different, last year we:

  • designed a better wheelchair canopy
  • created an infrared proximity sensor
  • designed and built a molded foot orthotic
  • learned about nylon and the history and use of synthetic fibers
  • modified ride-on cars for actual child clients
  • living with mobility-related disabilities
  • built a prosthetic for a dog missing a leg

Camps for three age groups offered in Summer 2018

Younger Engineers Camp (3rd to 5th Grade)

Who: Rising 3rd to 5th graders (8–10 year olds) with an interest in science, math, & engineering.

Camp Description: Exciting hands-on activities designed (NEW EACH YEAR) for young minds make our camp an exciting opportunity for future engineers. Our Camp features low camper/adult ratios. Imagine a place where young campers have direct exposure to engineering faculty and students, as well as the opportunity to work on projects with like-minded peers. Developmentally-appropriate and appealing programming fosters and develops interests in science, math, and engineering.

Application and teacher reference required.

Need-based scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Camp application requires a teacher recommendation and culminates in a lottery of qualified applicants. Acceptance will be announced in late March.

Location: UD’s Newark Campus, Engineering Facilities

Cost: $340

Dates: 8/5/19 to 8/9/19

Hours: 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m (Monday–Thursday) and 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. (Friday). We invite parents/caregivers to join us at 1:30 p.m. for a brief presentation and to see what the campers have been working on all week, after which campers can depart with their parents/caregivers.
No before or after care is available.

Registration: Complete the application form, with contact information of one teacher (for a reference). Qualified students will be entered into a lottery for available spots. Students and parents/guardians will be notified about lottery results in late March.

Young Engineers Camp (6th to 8th Grade)

Who: Rising 6th through 8th graders (11–14 year olds) with an interest in science, math, & engineering

Camp Description: Exciting hands-on activities designed (NEW EACH YEAR) for young minds make our camp an exciting opportunity for future engineers. Our Camp features low camper/adult ratios. Imagine a place where young campers have direct exposure to engineering faculty and students, as well as the opportunity to work on projects with like-minded peers. Developmentally-appropriate and appealing programming fosters and develops interests in science, math, and engineering.

Application and teacher reference required.

Need-based scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Camp application requires a teacher recommendation and culminates in a lottery of qualified applicants. Acceptance will be announced in late March.

Location: UD’s Newark Campus, Engineering Facilities

Cost: $340
Dates: 7/22/2019 to 7/26/2019

Hours: 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m (Monday–Thursday) and 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. (Friday). We invite parents/caregivers to join us at 1:30 p.m. for a brief presentation and to see what the campers have been working on all week, after which campers can depart with their parents/caregivers. No before or after care is available.

Registration: Complete the application form, with contact information of one teacher (for a reference). Qualified students will be entered into a lottery for available spots. Students and parents/guardians will be notified about lottery results in late March.

Exploring Engineering: Introduction to Research & Lab Basics Camp (9th to 10th Grade)

Who: Rising 9th through 10th graders (15–16 year olds) with interest in science, math, & engineering

Camp Description: Introduces campers to the basics of lab work with Engineering graduate students and faculty, using the materials and machines that are in common use in the University’s labs. Campers will be challenged to build their skills as they learn about the way scientific research is conducted. Campers will discover how they can obtain opportunities to assist with research and continue to build their laboratory and research skills.

Application and teacher reference required.

Need-based scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Camp application requires a teacher recommendation and culminates in a lottery of qualified applicants. Acceptance will be announced in late March.

Location: UD’s Newark Campus, Engineering Facilities

Cost: $375

Dates: 7/8/2019 to 7/12/2019

Hours: 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m (Monday–Thursday) and 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. (Friday).

No before or after care is available.

Registration: Complete the application form, with contact information of one teacher (for a reference). Qualified students will be entered into a lottery for available spots. Students and parents/guardians will be notified about lottery results in late March.

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