July 6-10, 2015

Camp At a Glance

Dates: July 6-10, 2015
Time: 9AM-4PM (Optional informal STEM activities available from 8-9AM)
Who: Students entering 8th or 9th grade in Fall 2015
Where: Wheelock College in Boston
Cost: $400 (includes lunch and snack)

Registration has reached capacity. Please email cdembkoski@wheelock.edu to be placed onto our waiting list.

Contact Us

For more information or partnership opportunities contact:

Cara Dembkoski

A STEM Career and College Awareness Experience for Rising 8th and 9th Graders

Each day of this fun and innovative camp features both an excursion to a Boston-area company, organization, or field site that highlights a variety of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines and a related classroom lab activity. In addition, campers will begin to explore college life and academics through campus tours and discussions with college students and staff.

Your child will explore a variety of subjects  in a relaxed and creative setting that allows them to develop and strengthen their interest in STEM fields while building bonds with their peers.

Confirmed Field Trips and STEM focus areas:

STEM Camp field trips
Photo by Celeste Cruse on board the "Islander" in Vineyard Sound

The STEM in the City 2015 Summer Camp Experience

Home base for STEM in the City Summer Camp is the Department of Mathematics and Science on Wheelock College's Boston campus. Campers will meet at Wheelock and be introduced to a STEM topic. Daily activities then include field trips, led by STEM professionals, and hands-on activities that relate to the field experience. Campers eat lunch at or near the site, then return to Wheelock, where they will explore a variety of careers and the educational pathways needed to attain those careers.

Blue Hill ObservatoryThe academic environment at Wheelock provides an appropriate facility for STEM investigations. Perhaps just as importantly, it also gives students an introduction to college life. One afternoon of camp will include a tour of Wheelock's classrooms, resource center, dorm rooms, library, theater, campus store, dining hall, and other campus buildings.

Students will also have an opportunity to speak with undergraduates and faculty from Wheelock and faculty from other institutions throughout the Colleges of the Fenway, as well as members of the Academic Advising and Admissions offices.

Blue Hill Observatory Photo by C.F. Cooper

The key goals of STEM in the City are:

  • To increase STEM content knowledge
  • To increase awareness of and to promote STEM careers
  • To expose middle school students to a college experience

See a sample schedule of a day at STEM Camp

The STEM in the City Summer Camp Team

STEM in the City is run by an outstanding team of education professionals from Wheelock College,  led by Dr. Ellen Faszewski, Wheelock College professor of biology and co-chair of the Mathematics & Science Department.

Other Wheelock team members include:

  • Carie Cardamone, assistant professor, Mathematics & Science Department
  • Galina Dobrynina, associate professor, Mathematics & Science Department
  • College student counselors

Register Now for Summer Camp 2015

Registration has reached capacity. If you wish to be placed onto a waiting list, please email Cara Dembkoski at cdembkoski@wheelock.edu.

Waterworks Museum

The cost for STEM in the City is $400, which includes lunch and a snack each day.

(Metropolitan Waterworks Museum in Boston pictured at right.)

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