Summer Camps

Hop To It – Girls

Dates: June 19-23, 2017
Location: College of Education at Georgia Southern University
Instructor Information: Dr. Katie Brkich and Dr. Lacey Huffling
Registration Deadline: June 15, 2017
Registration Fee: $249 (Early Bird Registration $225 End May 23, 2017)

A science-based, hands-on nature day camp co-sponsored by Department of Teaching and Learning and the College of Education. Rising fourth, fifth, and sixth-grade females will be immersed in a one-week camp where they will be learning about reptiles and amphibians. Inquisitive young ladies will love this five-day nature camp where they explore the fascinating world of amphibians and reptiles side by side with female scientists and science educators, as well as practice the engineering design process in designing humane traps for sampling of these animals. Through up-close encounters with a variety of animals such as turtles, frogs, lizards, and snakes—as well as their local environments—participants learn about amphibian and reptile ecology and conservation, as well as the role of engineering in the application of scientific investigations.


Eagle Expedition – Now Combined Boys & Girls

Dates: June 25-30, 2017
Check-in: Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Parent Presentation: Friday, June 30, 2017 @ 3:00 p.m.
Location: UGA Marine Education Center, Skidaway Island, Georgia
Instructor Information: Georgia Southern STEM Institute
Registration Deadline: June 16, 2017
Registration Fee: $1200 (Deposit of $300 due upon registration. Camp balance due by 6/16/17)

A unique marine science camp with STEM Experience. Students ages 13-18 will learn the aspects of oceanography; including marine life and ecosystems, ocean currents and tidal systems, and shorelines through hands-on field experience. You will learn estuary data sampling, tide and weather monitoring, shoreline mapping, and observe beach plants and animals.

Partial Scholarships available. Scholarship Application.


Return of the Eagles

Dates: June 25-30, 2017
Check-in: Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Parent Presentation: Friday, June 30, 2017 @ 3:00 p.m.
Location: UGA Marine Education Center, Skidaway Island, Georgia
Instructor Information: Georgia Southern STEM Institute
Registration Deadline: June 16, 2017
Registration Fee: $600 Open to Returning Expedition Campers only. Contact Mary Thaler at to register.

Gear It Up!

Dates: June 19-23, 2017
Time(s): Daily, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: College of Engineering and IT, Georgia Southern  University
Instructor Information: Dr. Val Soloiu
Registration Deadline: June 16, 2017
Registration Fee: $195 (lunch included) (deposit of $45 due upon registration. Camp balance due by 6/16/17)

Gear It Up is a STEM camp focused on engineering concepts and technology. The students will conduct research experiments designed specifically for intelligent vehicle programming. Students will get to use state of the art equipment in hands-on lab experiments. Students will be able to test vehicle technology and performance.


The Creators

Dates: June 14- 15, 2017 (Limited to 16 participants)
Time: 9 a.m. -4 p.m.
Instructor Information: Dr. Aniruddha Mitra and Dr. Ria R. Ramoutar
Location: GSU Carruth Building #1024
Registration Deadline: June 10, 2017

Registration Fee: $60 (lunch included)

This camp introduces the fun of engineering to participants. This challenging hands on camp will give students the opportunity to do force analysis with the human arm, program robots for balancing, determine internal forces in structures and beams, and experiment with emulsifiers. The camp will take them to the next level of meaningful analysis of the data collected through experiments and how to communicate your findings to the others. Students will be able to visit the fabrication facilities where the formula cars are designed by GSU students and experience the beautiful Georgia Southern campus.


GenCyber Junior Cyber Detectives- Middle School Students

Dates: June 18-23, 2017
Location: College of Engineering and IT, Georgia Southern  University
Registration Fee: FREE!!

The Program

The demand for career cybersecurity professionals to protect and defend our nation’s security constantly rises. The Junior Detectives Program, through GenCyber, is designed to immerse middle school students in cyber-curriculum and labs in a one-week camp. The mission of the program is to attract, educate, and inspire a new generation of college bound students to the critically evolving field of cybersecurity. Guided by Cyber First Principles, each GenCyber camp provides opportunities for participants to gain a thorough understanding of cybersecurity principles and practices.

What will you do in this co-ed cybersecurity camp?

  • Live on campus at Georgia Southern University.
  • Learn from Georgia Southern Information Technology faculty.
  • Learn to use cybersecurity skills and get hands-on experience with cyber defense tools.
  • Solve cybersecurity “hacks”.
  • Develop informational posters to share with parents, teachers, and other students about cyber security.
  • Hear from cybersecurity leaders in industry, government, and academia.
  • Discover college major options and career opportunities in the field.
  • Engage in hand’s-on exploration of computers and Arduinos while solving cyber security attacks.


For more information please contact:

Dr. Kania Greer, Junior Detectives Program Director at (best way to reach me) or 912-478-8650

Space is limited to 40 students. Apply early and join us this summer for an exciting summer camp.


What is the age group for this camp?
Junior Cyber Detectives is for Middle School students only. Students must be in entering 6th-8th grade in fall 2018

Where will my camp be held?
This is a residential camp which requires students to stay on GSU campus. Students will be accommodated in GSU residence halls and be monitored 24 hours a day by a staff of highly trained adults. Students will be housed in Kennedy Hall during the week of the camp.

Is this camp co-ed?
Yes, this camp is open to both males and females.

Can parents visit the classroom?
Yes, we welcome parent involvement in our summer camp and are happy to have you visit our classroom if you desire with notification to the camp director.

Does my student have to know anything about cyber security to participate?
No, this is an introductory camp and we expect students to come with a variety of skills that they can share with each other. No previous experience is necessary.

How many students can attend the camp?
We have 40 slots available. We are taking applications on a rotating basis so apply early.

What time is drop-off and pick-up?
Check-in for the camp will be Sunday June 18 between 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm. Checkout will be Friday, June 23 at 3:00 pm.

Will my student be given meals?
Students will eat breakfast, lunch and dinner meals in the Dining Commons. There is a wide variety of choices for them and they can accommodate most food allergies. However, if your student has a food allergy please indicate this when he or she is accepted into the program.

When do I need to sign up?
As soon as possible, as space is limited and the deadline for registration is June 1, 2017

How much does the camp cost?
There is no charge to attend this summer camp. This camp was funded by a grant from the National Security Agency.

We will offer a follow up ½ day Cyber Workshop in the spring which students will be invited to participate in. We will make every attempt to host this on at a time that is convenient for students and parents – more information will be forthcoming.


Last updated: 6/29/2017

Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education Georgia Southern University College of Education PO Box 8013 Statesboro, GA 30460 (912) 478-2549