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STEM Programs and Camps

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Central Compiled Summer Camps 

Billy Penn Affordable Compiled Summer Camps 2018


2019-2020 Opportunities


Final Penn Summer Science Flyer - 2020.pdf


2017-2018 Opportunities


Penn Summer Science Flyer FINAL 2018.pdf






2016-2017 Opportunities

ExxonMobilBernard Harris Summer Science Camp 2016.pdf


Penn STEM Summer Programs 2016.pdf

The Business of Doing Good




2016 Summer STEM Program Application .pdf


2015-2016 Opportunities

We are excited to host our annual FREE Gateway to Engineering Summer Camp for rising 8th graders.  It will take place at the Carver HSES campus from Monday, June 23 - Thursday, June 27 from 9AM-12PM.  

The camp is led by our Engineering teachers and students.  It provides students the opportunity to work in our Engineering labs, build solar cars, and create electric windmills.  They will also tour Temple University's College of Engineering.  

The application can be found on our website  - http://carver.phila.k12.pa.us/gateway-academy-2.pdf



NEW! Startalk PHSCA: This year features cultural lessons on Chinese STEM topics!

Aimed at high school students in all grades, this intensive Chinese language program couples Penn’s internationally known Chinese language and studies programs with its extensive experience in intellectual development programs for high school students.

Program Information from Summer 2014:

: July 3 - August 8, 2014


  • Three hours of language instruction daily Monday through Friday, including: lecture, speaking exercises, and language lab.
  • Two hours of lecture weekly on Chinese traditional and modern health practices, science and technology.
  • One hour of examination weekly.
  • Lunch provided once a week at Chinese Language Table.
  • One-on-one practice sessions with language teachers three days a week.
  • Experience in the language lab to familiarize students with Chinese word processing and websites.
  • Field trips to Chinatown and Philadelphia Science Museum.
  • Chinese painting and martial arts activities.

Class Schedule 
Classes will be held 9:00am to 3:00pm Monday through Thursday, and 9:00am-12:00pm on Friday.

The program has places for 25 high school students. 

Each student will be granted a scholarship of $1,200 to be applied to the $2,000 tuition; the final cost to each student will be $800. *A limited number of full scholarships may be available.

Download pdf of 2014 application HERE (UPDATE updated April 2-registration fee removed)

You can mail/fax/e-mail your completed materials by Friday, May 19, 2014, to:

STARTALK Penn High School Chinese Academy
Center for East Asian Studies
642 Williams Hall
255 S. 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Fax Number: 215.573.2561
E-mail: ceas@ccat.sas.upenn.edu

A completed application will consist of:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Official sealed transcript(s) from all high schools attended
  3. Sealed letter of recommendation
  4. Personal statement (400-500 words total)

Important Notes: The application will not be reviewed until all materials have been received. Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis until the program is filled.

Have Questions?

For questions regarding the program, please contact David Dettmann or Melissa DiFrancesco at the Center for East Asian Studies by email or by phone at 215-573-4203.






Summer camp for high achieving minority 7th & 8th grade students this information about the STEMPREPProject , a national summer vehicle which has been producing  minority terminal degree holders in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) and Medicine.   Every summer, the Project assembles a national pool of 7th graders for a six weekSTEM training program at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas.  For the last 24 years, the STEMPREP Project has employed a ten-summer training pipeline to create a cadre of STEM trainees eligible for post-baccalaureate programs at the nation’s elite graduate schools, medical schools and engineering schools.  The STEMPREP Project has become one of the most successful training initiatives in U.S. history: 100% of our trainees attend college, 100% graduate from college, 92% complete the 10-year regimen and 83% of our college seniors matriculate into post-baccalaureate educational programs in STEM.   I am attaching the application and brochure.  Financial aid to cover summer costs is available.  The application for admission is due May 16, and applicants should be A students for the last three years.   I hope you will ask your students to view the two 4-minute videos and article on the Project at: www.smu.edu/stemprep


Our target population is those racial groups underrepresented in the STEM arena: African Americans, Mexican Americans, Native Hawaiians, Native Americans, and Mainland Puerto Ricans. Extensive details about the STEMPREP Project can be found on our website: www.thedistancelearningcenter.org


STEMPREP Project Brochure-2012.pdf

StempPrep Application pdf.pdf



Issued: April 23, 2014, Philadelphia PA, USA


School may be out, but science is in! GSK Science in the Summer™ brings simple machines to elementary students at Philadelphia libraries


- Registration begins May 1, space is limited


Philadelphia County students entering second through sixth grade are invited to register and attend GSK Science in the Summer™. This free, fun experiment-oriented course is taught by certified teachers to groups of 16 students in two age groups: children entering second and third grades (Level I), and children entering fourth through sixth grades (Level II). GSK Science in the Summer™ is sponsored by GSK in partnership with The Franklin Institute and local libraries.


Course Description:

GSK Science in the Summer™ will teach Philadelphia students the basics of physics through experiments involving six types of simple machines: the lever, the inclined plane, the screw, the wheel, the pulley, and the gear. Philadelphia County students will build simple machines that help people to do work—such as lifting huge boulders, building bridges, pumping water, and many other critical tasks—more easily. Students will learn about motion, and will discover that everything in the universe moves and why this is the case.


In Philadelphia, GSK Science in the Summer™ consists of two two-hour sessions that occur across two days. Class times are Level I: 10 a.m. – noon and Level II: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., unless otherwise noted.


Now in its 28th year, GSK Science in the Summer™ opens young minds to the world of science and fosters a life-long appreciation of learning. More than 120,000 students from the Greater Philadelphia Area have participated in GSK Science in the Summer™ since its inception.


Registration Information:

Parents must register in person at the library they wish their child to attend. Students are selected to participate through a lottery. See below for registration and course dates and library phone numbers.


GSK Science in the Summer™ 2014 Philadelphia County Registration and Course Dates:


Andorra Library

705 East Cathedral Rd.

Philadelphia, PA 19128-2106

(Henry Ave. & Cathedral Rd.)

Contact: (215) 685-2552

Course Dates: July 16-17, 2014

Blackwell Regional Library

125 South 52nd St.

Philadelphia, PA 19139-3408

(52nd & Sansom St.)

Contact: (215) 685-7422

Course Dates: July 19 & 26, 2014

Bushrod Library

Cecil B. Moore Library

6304 Castor Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19149-2731

(Castor Ave. & Stirling St.)

Contact: (215) 685-1471

Course Dates: June 30 & July 1, 2014

2320 Cecil B. Moore Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19121-2927

(Cecil B. Moore & 23rd St.)

Contact: (215) 685-2766

Course Dates: July 7-8, 2014



Parkway Central Library

1901 Vine St.

Philadelphia, PA 19103

(Vine St. between 19th & 20th St.)

Contact: (215) 686-5369

Course Dates: July 19 & 26, 2014

Chestnut Hill Library

8711 Germantown Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19118-2716

(Germantown Ave. & Bethlehem Pike)

Contact: (215) 685-9290

Course Dates: July 9-10, 2014

Cobbs Creek Library

5800 Cobbs Creek Pkwy.

Philadelphia, PA 19143-3036

(59th St. & Baltimore Ave.)

Contact: (215) 685-1973

Course Dates: July 16-17, 2014

Thomas F. Dontucci Library

1935 Shunk Street

Philadelphia, PA 19145-4234

(20th St. & Shunk St.)

Contact: (215) 685-1653

Course Dates: July 14-15, 2014

Charles L. Durham Library

3320 Haverford Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19104-2021

(34 St. & Haverford Ave.)

Contact: (215) 685-3476

Course Dates: July 7-8, 2014

Falls of Schuylkill Library

3501 Midvale Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19129-1633

(Warden Dr. & Midvale Ave.)

Contact: (215) 685-2092

Course Dates: July 9-10, 2014

Fumo Family Library

2437 South Broad St.

Philadelphia, PA 19148-3508

(Ritner St. & Broad St.)

Contact: (215) 685-1758

Course Dates: July 9-10, 2014

Fox Chase Library

501 Rhawn St.

Philadelphia, PA 19111-2504

(Rhawn St. & Jeanes St.)

Contact: (215) 685-0547

Course Dates: July 2-3, 2014

Fishtown Community Library

1217 East Montgomery Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19125-3445

(Montgomery Ave. & Flora St.)

Contact: (215) 685-9990

Course Dates: July 2-3, 2014

Haverford Library

5543 Haverford Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19139-1432

(56th St. & Haverford Ave.)

Contact: (215) 685-1964

Course Dates: July 28-29

Joseph E. Coleman NW Regional Library

68 West Chelten Ave.

Philadelphia, Pa 19144-2795

(Greene St. & Chelten Ave.)

Contact: (215) 685-2152

Course Dates: July 19 & 26, 2014

Katherine Drexel Library

11099 Knights Road

Philadelphia, PA 19154-3516

(Knights Rd. & Fairdale Rd.)

Contact: (215) 685-9383

Course Dates: July 16-17, 2014

Kingsessing Library

1201 S. 51 St.

Philadelphia, PA 19143-4353

(51 St. between Kingsessing & Chester Aves.)

Contact: (215) 685-2690

Course Dates: July 2-3, 2014

Logan Library

1333 Wagner Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19141-2916

(Wagner Ave. & Old York Rd.)

Contact: (215) 685-9156

Course Dates: June 30-July 1, 2014

Northeast Regional Library

2228 Cottman Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19149-1297

(Cottman Ave. & Oakland St.)

Contact: (215) 685-0509

Course Dates: July 19 & 26, 2014

David E. Cohen Ogontz Library

6017 Ogontz Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19141

(Church Lane & Ogontz Ave.)

Contact: (215) 685-5366

Course Dates: July 28-29, 2014

Overbrook Park Library

7422 Haverford Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19151-2995

(Haverford Ave. & Woodbine St.)

Contact: (215) 686-0183

Course Dates: July 14-15, 2014

Queen Memorial Library

1201 S. 23rd St.

Philadelphia, PA 19146-4316

(Federal St. between 22nd & 23rd Sts.)

Contact: (215) 685-1899

Course Dates: June 30-July 1, 2014


Rominita de Rodriguez Library

2437 S. Broad St.

Philadelphia, PA 19148-3508

(Ritner St. & Broad St.)

Contact: (215) 686-1768

Course Dates: July 14-15, 2014

Richmond Library

2987 Almond St.

Philadelphia, PA 19134-4955

(Indiana Ave. & Almond St.)

Contact: (215) 685-9992

Course Dates: June 30-July 1, 2014

Roxborough Library

6245 Ridge Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19128-2630

(Ridge Ave. & Hermitage St.)

Contact: (215) 685-2550

Course Dates: July 23-24, 2014

Charles Santore Library

932 S. 7th St.

Philadelphia, PA 19147-2932

(7th St. & Carpenter St.)

Contact: (215) 686-1766

Course Dates: July 9-10, 2014

Wadsworth Library

1500 Wadsworth Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19150-1699

(Wadsworth Ave. & Michener Ave.)

Contact: (215) 685-9293

Course Dates: July 7-8, 2014

Walnut Street West Library

201 S. 40th St.

Philadelphia, PA 19104

(40th St. & Walnut St.)

Contact: (215) 685-7671

Course Dates: July 2-3, 2014

Whitman Library

200 Snyder Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19148-2620

(2nd St. & Snyder Ave.)

Contact: (215) 685-1754

Course Dates: July 14-15, 2014

Widener Library

2808 West Lehigh Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19132-3296

(28th St. & Lehigh Ave.)

Contact: (215) 675-9798

Course Dates: July 21-22, 2014

West Oak Lane Library

2000 Washington Lane

Philadelphia, PA 19138-1344

(74th Ave. & Washington Lane)

Contact: (215) 685-2843

Course Dates: July 23-24, 2014

Wynnefield Library

5325 Overbrook Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19131-1498

(54h St. & Overbrook Ave.)

Contact: (215) 685-0298

Course Dates: July 16-17, 2014

Wyoming Library

231 E. Wyoming Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19120-4439

(Wyoming Ave. & “B” St.)

Contact: (215) 685-9158

Course Dates: July 7-8, 2014


For more information, visit www.ScienceintheSummer.com or call your local library at the phone number listed above.


About GSK:

GSK – one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies – is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.  For further information go to us.gsk.com, follow us on twitter.com/GSKUS or visit our blog (www.morethanmedicine.us.gsk.com/blog/). 

Media Contacts:

Camille Dager, Harris, Baio & McCullough, (215) 440-9800 or camille@hbmadv.com

Jennifer Armstrong, GSK, (215) 751-5664 or jennifer.l.armstrong@gsk.com

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caption:  Students in GSK Science in the Summer™ in Philadelphia County will learn about simple machines. www.scienceinthesummer.com


The ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp (EMBHSSC) is organized to provide activities,

experiments, projects, and field experiences for students entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the fall of the next year. The camp promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and supports historically underserved and underrepresented students with limited opportunities. Students attend the camp free of charge.

Students currently in grade 5, 6, or 7 who have an interest in science and mathematics, at least a B average in science and mathematics courses and a passing score on the state’s standardized science and mathematics tests are eligible to apply. Immediate family members of the university staff, EMBHSSC camp staff and ExxonMobil employees are not eligible.




Women In Natural Sciences (WINS) is a free after-school and summer science enrichment program at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Since its founding in 1982, WINS has introduced hundreds of high school girls to future careers in science and other professions by providing hands-on science workshops, career and college exploration, and positive youth development.

WINS provides young women with the information, encouragement, and confidence they need to shape their futures. The program’s mentoring and support has resulted in 100% of WINS students graduating high school and over 96% attending college.

In addition to a strong emphasis on academics and science, WINS also provides a uniquely nurturing environment, a community of like-minded friends, and experiences not typically found in school.



Welcome to the Penn Chapter of InnoWorks!

This summer, the University of Pennsylvania will host its seventh annual InnoWorks program beginning August 19th and ending August 23rd. We are currently in the planning stages of the program where we are looking to secure funding and sponsorship for supplies, housing, and food.

As always, Penn InnoWorks provides a free week-long science and engineering camp for underprivileged middle school students in the Philadelphia area. This year we hope to host 30 free and reduced lunch students and provide them with the opportunity to learn about science through exciting and interactive activities outside of the traditional school environment.

This summer, we are so excite to be planning the activities and missions based on the Eureka Effect curriculum. Students will explore scientific miracles that occur in every day life to understand and appreciate achievement. We will be discovering music, learn how electricity is generated, understand why soap cleans, and more!

Join us for InnoWorks at Penn this year, where learning science and engineering is all about fun! If you have any questions about the upcoming program, want to get involved, or want to make a donation, please feel free to contact us at upenn@innoworks.org.



ISAK Summer School 2014 in Japan: Full Scholarships for Grade 7/8 Students


For the third consecutive year, the United States-Japan Foundation is generously offeringfour full scholarships for US middle school students to attend the ISAK Summer School in Karuizawa, Japan (approx. one hour from Tokyo). ISAK Summer School is an English-based academic program for motivated middle school students from around the world, with a focus on helping students develop their leadership, negotiation and creative problem-solving skills as they interact with other students from a wide range of countries, cultures and backgrounds. Our faculty members are from top-schools from the US, Japan and other countries, and students will also be joined by camp counselors from top universities such as Stanford, Brown and Dartmouth.


US-Japan Foundation scholarships cover the cost of Summer School tuition (approx. US$3800). All students currently in grades 7-8 (grades 8-9 as of Sept. 2014) who are US citizens currently attending school in the US are eligible to apply. APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 30, 2014.


ISAK Summer School Quick FactsLocation: Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture, Japan (approx. 1hr from Tokyo)Dates: July 19 – 31, 2014Capacity: 80 studentsLanguage: English


This year, we are expecting students from approximately 20 countries to join us, including Japan, India, Nepal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Ecuador, China, South Korea, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Slovakia and the US. ISAK Summer School is not a “discover Japan” or cultural exchange program per se, but rather, we are seeking students who are excited to think, learn and explore new ideas with motivated peers from around the world and to realize their potential as future leaders.


We have already stopped accepting general applications for this year’s Summer School, but we will be accepting applications for US-Japan Foundation scholarships until April 30, 2014. We encourage interested students to submit their completed applications as soon as possible.


More details about the US-Japan Foundation scholarships:http://isak.jp/2014/04/08/summer2014_us-scholarships.html
Comments from past participants of our Summer School: http://isak.jp/programs/summerschool/voices_summer_2013.html
A short video featuring scenes from Summer School 2013:http://youtu.be/FTZ6YKCyefY
We realize that a solo trip to Japan for middle school students is a major undertaking, but we have experience in guiding families through the process, and we take excellent care of students from the moment they arrive in Japan. If you have any questions about ISAK Summer School or the scholarship application process, please contact us at programs@isak.jp.


Best regards,ISAK Summer School OfficeInternational School of Asia, Karuizawa





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