2021 Summer On-Campus Programs

On-Campus Summer Programs Overview
Every week-long program is uniquely themed to provide a full summer of STEM/STEAM fun and learning for everyone. Additionally, all programs now include a meaningful take-home component so that participants can continue to expand their STEM/STEAM knowledge long after the week is over!
 
See all the descriptions for programs listed below. All programs will be located at the Georgia Tech Savannah Campus. Each day will run from 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM and all parents/guardians will be invited to a student showcase on Friday starting at 1:30 PM. Students will need to bring a non-perishable lunch daily.
 

All Program Age Groups

You will see below that some programs are available for multiple age groups. For these programs, all projects and activities will be modified so that they are grade-level appropriate. Additionally, in all programs students will be grouped according to the following grade bands:
  • Rising 3rd - 5th graders
  • Rising 6th - 8th graders
  • Rising 9th - 12th graders

Program Cost

$175-$250 per participant. Please email gtsoutreach@gatech.edu with any questions.
 

Scholarships

Scholarship applications will be available starting April 1st. Please see the following page for more information: Scholarship Information 
 

2021 Program Descriptions (alphabetical order) 

 

Artbotics - Rising 3rd - 5th Graders

July 12th - 16th
$200 per participant
Interactive Art is the focus of this week of STEAM! Come build, paint, and program your creations to light up, move, and interact with their environments.
Ever used science or math to create an artistic masterpiece? How about coding to write a song? Artbotics is a program designed to bring your creativity to life and have fun along the way! Each participant will create their own unique and interactive piece of artwork using a combination of traditional art mediums, coding, and robotics. The week will be capped off with a gallery showing for family and friends.
 

IoT and YoU - Rising 6th - 12th Graders

July 12th - 16th 
$250 per participant 
Advance your understanding of coding and electronics by exploring the internet of things and how to design your very own interconnected sensors and devices!  
This advanced program is designed for participants looking to take their knowledge of coding both to the next level and off the screen and into the real world. The Internet of Things (IoT) lets you connect, explore, control, and collect data on the world around you. Led by Dr. Russ Clark, a computer science professor at Georgia Tech, this program includes a full week of hands-on projects and a take-home kit to keep the fun going all year long!
 

Maker Camp - Rising 6th - 8th Graders

July 19th - 23rd 
$250 per participant
Make, build, and code your way through the week with a series of hands-on projects.
Maker Camp is a week like no other! Each day will have you working on a different hands-on project that you get to keep and take home for continued fun and learning. 5 unique projects over 5 amazing days! Ever build a robot or made wearable electronics? This is your chance to build all that and more.
 

3D Design - Rising 3rd - 8th Graders

July 19th - 23rd
$175 per participant
Learn all about 3D design and how to bring your ideas and sketches to life using CAD (computer-aided design) software.
Every product from shoes to cell phones to rockets and everything in-between starts as a sketch that gets turned into a 3D model. 3D design software is at the foundation of what designers and engineers around the world use to create the world around us. No matter what you want to design this program will teach you the fundamental skills to bring it to life!
Summer Program FAQs
 
COVID-19 FAQs
How many students will be in each program?
No more than 10 students will be in a room at a time. Two staff members will be with students at all times. This reduced capacity will allow us to maintain 6 feet or more of social distancing at all times.
 
Will a mask be required?
Yes. Mask are required for everyone at all times while on campus. More information can be found here.
 
Will you be checking temperatures?
No. At this time we will not be checking temperatures but require all participants to perform a self-check before coming on campus each day. More information can be found here. 
 
 
Will you sanitize and clean rooms often?
Yes. All rooms, desks, high touch surfaces, and technology will be cleaned in-between each user. Additionally, participants will have assigned desks and technology for the entirety of the program to further reduce the potential for spread.
 
Will you provide PPEs for participants?
Yes. Any person on campus will be provided with a mask if needed.
 
Where can I find more information about Georgia Tech's COVID 19 response and guidelines?
 
General FAQs
 
How much does it cost to attend?
$175 - $250 per participant
 
When is payment due?
Payment is due when you register.  Your registration is not complete without payment, and unfortunately, cannot be processed until we receive payment.
 
How do I register?
All parents must create an account on our official registration site. The registration site is secure and will retain the information that is input by the registrants.
 
What is the waitlist?
Our registration system will automatically generate a waitlist when a week is full. If there is availability within the week, the registration system automatically sends an email to the participant at the top of the waitlist.
 
Where do summer programs meet?
All summer programs meet at the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus, 210 Technology Circle Savannah, Georgia 31407 in building ELAB.
 
Could a summer program be canceled?
While unlikely, CEISMC reserves the right to cancel a program at any time for any reason. If this should happen, a full refund would be issued. CEISMC also reserves the right to remove students during the program week for a number of reasons we will disclose in your acceptance email. Refunds for student misconduct or rule violations will not be offered.
 
Does my student need to bring anything?
Your student will be provided with all materials and supplies needed for success with all projects and activities. They do need to bring a non-perishable lunch, water bottle, and a light jacket. We do not refrigerate lunches. Also, students will not have access to a microwave. Please, no soda, candy, or gum. No, personal electronics allowed including e-readers, DS, cell phones, cameras, tablets, and iPads. CEISMC cannot be responsible for these devices.
 
How are students grouped?
Students are grouped by grade bands.
 
Who are the program instructors?
Programs are taught by a mixture of Georgia Tech faculty/staff, Georgia Tech students, and area science and math teachers.
 
How do I get updates?
We post updates and important information on our website.  Some information will also be sent via email. EMAIL IS OUR PRIMARY MEANS OF COMMUNICATION. It is of the utmost importance that the parent email address you provide us on your registration is spelled correctly and checked often. 
 
Will I get a refund if I need to cancel?
In order to keep our program as economical as possible, we are not able to offer refunds for any reason.
 
Can a student with disabilities attend camp?
Students with disabilities are welcome in our camps. Please let us know how to best support your student to be successful in the camps either via email, online camp registration form or directly with camp staff. Your privacy is important to us and student information will only be shared with staff working with your student.
 
Do I need a teacher recommendation?
Teacher recommendations are not required to attend summer programs.
 
Do you have scholarships?
Yes! There are a limited number of scholarships available per program. Information regarding scholarships can be found here.
 
If I go to one week, can I go to more sessions?
Yes! Every week is different. See the list of programs above or on the registration website.
 
What about lunch? Food allergies?
Students should plan to bring a non-perishable, (brown bag lunch that does not need refrigeration) healthy lunch that will give them the energy they need to participate in Make It, Move It! No soda, candy, or gum. Please use our registration form to let us know about food allergies and any other special needs your camper may have. Students are not permitted to share/trade lunches due to food allergies.
 
What if my student has other special circumstances or needs?
Please let us know how we can help using the registration form.
 
What about photography?
Unless you tell us differently, CEISMC may use photographs of your student in our materials.
 
What about the weather? Emergencies?
While unlikely, weather and other natural and emergency situations may occur beyond the program's control. If a partial program cancellation is required, no refund will be offered. An example would be a rainy day early dismissal or late start time to accommodate safe traveling of staff, students, and their families. Any short term unforeseen weather or other emergencies will not be able to be refunded partially in any form.