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 around 1:30 PM.
In 2023 all participants have the opportunity to opt-in to our lunch program at no additional cost! More information will be sent in the registration packets and can be found in the below FAQs
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 2nd - 3rd graders
- Rising 4th - 5th graders
- Rising 6th - 8th graders
- Rising 9th - 12th graders
$300-$350 per participant. Please email email@example.com with any questions.
Scholarship applications are now open!. Please see the following page for more information: Scholarship Information
2023 Program Descriptions
Summer Program FAQs
Is lunch provided?
Lunches are provided to students during summer programs. Completion of the lunch selection form is required to opt-in to receive a lunch. The lunch selection form is emailed 10 days before your program start date, typically on Wednesdays. If you do not fill out the lunch selection form your student will not receive lunch and should plan to bring their own non-perishable lunch each day. The lunch selection form typically includes three different meal options per day for you to select from.
Do you accommodate food allergies?
For participants that opt-in to the lunches provided by Georgia Tech, we provide 3 different options to select from each day. There will always be at least 1 vegetarian option each day, and none of our meals include peanuts. We cannot adjust our menu beyond these 3 options which are contracted through 3rd party vendors. It is recommended that students with severe food allergies or dietary restrictions bring their own non-perishable lunch each day. Students are not permitted to share/trade lunches due to food allergies. Please email us if you have further questions.
Can I have lunch delivered to my student?
No. There are no deliveries for students of any kind allowed while on campus including from parents/guardians and/or siblings. This includes all food delivery services such as doordash, GrubHub, etc. If your student forgets their lunch please call us ASAP on the day of to discuss options. Please make sure your student has a lunch each day if we are not providing it.
How many students will be in each program?
No more than 15 students will be in a room at a time. A minimum of two staff members will be with students at all times.
Will you sanitize and clean rooms often?
Yes. All rooms, desks, high-touch surfaces, and technology will be cleaned throughout the day.
Will you provide PPEs for participants?
Yes. Any person on campus will be provided with a mask if requested.
How much does it cost to attend?
$300-$350 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 program is full. If spots become available prior to the registration deadline, 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, 190 Technology Circle Savannah, Georgia 31407. A map and additional directions will be provided in the Parent/Guardian Handbook.
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. Lunches and a water bottle are provided as well, but it is recommended that students will severe allergies bring a non-perishable lunch. A light jacket is recommended. Please, no soda, candy, or gum. No, personal electronics are 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 STEM/STEAM 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 prior to the program start date how to best support your student to be successful in the program either via email, online camp registration form or directly with program staff. Your privacy is important to us and student information will only be shared with staff working directly 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 if my student has other special circumstances or needs?
Please let us know how we can help using the registration form or prior to the start of the program.
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.