Engineering Challenge Camps

We will post the 2018 dates in September 2017.

The Statler College will be hosting seven weeks of Engineering Challenge Camps in June, July, and August 2017. Engineering in Action 2015 Campers at Mountaineer Baseball Stadium holding WVU Engineering Challenge Camp banner

High School Engineering Challenge Camps 2017

High School camps run as overnight camps. Campers will have the opportunity to stay in a WVU residence hall. All meals and evening programming/supervision will be provided.

Students entering 9th-12th grade in the upcoming fall are eligible for this camp.

  • Engineering in Coding: June 18-23

    • This brand new camp was recently added due to high demand for all of our high school camps! At this camp, campers will see how computer science and engineering skills can be applied to topics like robotics, cyber-security, the internet of things, biometrics, and human-computer interface. Campers will get the opportunity to meet with industry professionals, WVU engineering faculty, and design and build hands on solutions to real world problems.The evenings will be filled with fun, team-building activities such as a "challenge course," bowling at the WVU Student Union, and an escape room.
    • Cost of Camp: $700 (Limited financial aid may be available upon request)
    • Limited to 20 campers
    • You can see pictures from this camp here.
    • Engineering in Coding 2017 Agenda
  • Growing Roots in STEM (all-female): June 25-30

    • This camp is designed specifically for high-school, female campers to spend a week learning about various STEM fields, while focusing on engineering. Campers will design and build hands-on engineering projects, tour industry facilities, and work in teams and with professionals to learn about career paths and opportunities within STEM. The evenings will be filled with fun, team-building activities such as a "challenge course," bowling at the WVU Student Union, and an escape room.
    • Cost of Camp:$700 (Limited financial aid may be available upon request)
    • Limited to 20 campers
    • You can see pictures from this camp here.
    • Growing Roots in STEM 2017 Agenda
  • Engineering in Action: July 9-14

    • This co-ed camp for high school students focuses on how engineering can be applied to the sports world. Campers will tour athletic facilities with civil engineers, build and test cardboard canoes, learn the physics of weight lifting and baton twirling, learn about TBI research, and more. The evenings will be filled with fun, team-building activities such as a "challenge course," bowling at the WVU Student Union, and an escape room.
    • Cost of Camp: $700 (Limited financial aid may be available upon request)
    • Limited to 25 campers
    • Engineering in Action 2017 Agenda
    • This camp is full. You can sign up on the waitlist. If a spot opens for this camp, we will notify you.
  • Engineering in Sustainability: July 9-14

    • High school campers can participate in this co-ed camp focusing on energy problems and solutions. Campers will learn about sustainable design and sustainable technologies, while thinking of novel ways to apply these technologies to every day scenarios. Campers will work within teams and with professionals to design and build various engineering-based projects through out the week. They will learn how a passion for energy and sustainability can lead to STEM careers. The evenings will be filled with fun, team-building activities such as a "challenge course," bowling at the WVU Student Union, and an escape room.
    • Cost of Camp: $700 (Limited financial aid may be available upon request)
    • Limited to 25 campers
    • Engineering in Sustainability 2017 Agenda
    • This camp is full. You can sign up on the waitlist. If a spot opens for this camp, we will notify you.
  • Engineering in Service: July 16-21

    • At this camp, campers will see how engineering skills can be applied to serve others in their communities and across the world. Throughout a series of day-long projects, campers will get unique hands-on community service experiences while working as a team and applying the creative problem solving process. The evenings will be filled with fun, team-building activities such as a "challenge course," bowling at the WVU Student Union, and an escape room.
    • Cost of Camp: $700 (Limited financial aid may be available upon request)
    • Limited to 25 campers
    • Engineering in Service 2017 Agenda
    • This camp is full. You can sign up on the waitlist. If a spot opens for this camp, we will notify you.

Middle School Engineering Challenge Camp

Middle School camps run as week-long, full day camps, 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. with lunch included. Projects will be different than previous years. This year's theme will focus on "Engineering Around the World." Each week of camp will have the same curriculum.

  • Cost of Camp: $425 (Limited financial aid may be available upon request)
  • Camp registration is based on what grade your student will enter in the upcoming fall
  • Limited to 30 campers per week
  • Final camp agenda will be available by April 1. You can see past agendas below. Activities will be similar, but different

Elementary Engineering Challenge Camp

Elementary camps will run as week-long,half-day camps with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grade from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30p.m. and 4th and 5th graders from 1 to 5 p.m. The projects will be different than the projects of the previous year. This year's theme will focus on "Engineering Your Dream Job." Each week will have the same curriculum.

  • Cost of Camp: $250 (Limited financial aid may be available upon request)
  • Camp registration is based on what grade your student will enter in the upcoming fall
  • Limited to 30 campers per week
  • Final camp agenda will be available by April 1. You can see past agendas below. Activities will be similar, but different

Due to the popularity of our programs, we must limit each camper to one camp experience annually.

Questions About Camp

If you have any questions about camp, please email Cate Schlobohm or call her at 304-293-0399.

Camp FAQs

Past Camp Agendas

Are you interested in what activities your child would be involved with at an engineering camp? If so, check out the agendas from the Statler College's past camps. This year's agendas will be posted by April 1.

To see pictures from past camps, click on the links below: