Middle and High School STEM Camps

With support from many directorates and academic departments, the Center for Leadership and Diversity in STEM (CLD STEM) organizes and runs the West Point middle school and high school STEM camps. Each summer, middle and high school students from across the United States are invited to come to West Point for a week-long hands-on STEM camp. The overarching goal is to increase interest in STEM through inquiry-based projects; develop and reinforce student science, math and problem-solving skills that are prerequisites to success in high school and college; and motivate under-resourced geographical locations to aspire to pursue STEM courses in high school and envision themselves in STEM careers.

Eligibility

This unique program offers students currently in 6th and 7th grade (Middle School) and 8th and 9th grade (High School) the opportunity to participate in hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities taught by Academy faculty and cadet mentors.  Students must be citizens of the United States, demonstrate strong academic performance, and demonstrate a strong interest in pursuing college.

Summer 2022 STEM Camps: The planned dates for this upcoming summer's camp (in-person on the campus of West Point) will be from June 14-17, 2022 for Middle School students and June 21-24, 2022 for High School students. Application forms are posted below and the application window will close at midnight on March 18, 2022. We will require accepted students to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. All supporting faculty and cadets are fully vaccinated. 

Middle School (rising 7th and 8th graders) Application Form click here

High School (rising 9th and 10th graders) Application Form click here

Important Dates:

March 18, 2022: Application deadline for both Middle and High School Camps

March 31, 2022: No later than date for notifications to be sent out for those accepted into the program

Tuition

CLD STEM has received generous donations which allow us to cover tuition for all students selected to participate in the 2022 workshop. Housing, meals, and all activities will be provided by the scholarship; however, travel for students to and from West Point is not included and must be provided by the family.

Meals and Housing

For in-person camps, breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner are provided at no cost for all participants. At in-person camps, all students will stay in the barracks at West Point under the supervision of cadet mentors and faculty members.

Transportation

CLD STEM will arrange for a West Point team to pick-up and drop off students flying unaccompanied to Newark, New Jersey (each student is responsible for arranging transportation to and from West Point if in the northeastern region of the United States, or to Newark Airport if arriving from more distant regions).

Contact us

 

Address: CLD STEM 601 Cullum Road. Thayer Hall, Room 240, West Point, New York 10996.

For more information, email us at usma.stem@westpoint.edu