Elementary Education “STEM” Summer Camp

Auburn University has cancelled all on campus summer programming for Summer 2020. Registration for Summer 2021 STEM Camp will open in March 2021. 

Rising 3rd-5th grade students are invited to join the excitement! The camp will promote summer learning success with hands-on discovery activities and technology-rich experiences. STEM is the interdisciplinary and applied approach of science, technology, engineering, and math within a curriculum-based framework which engages students in authentic, meaningful learning environments. Literacy, language arts, and social science skills and strategies will be integrated into this framework to address the holistic world in which we live. Students will have a blast as they conduct experiments, explore their creativity, and challenge their critical thinking skills. Participants may register for all 3 weeks or for individual weeks. Students will research the topics below:

Camp Themes

Students will explore the impact of robotics in our society. All students will use various coding and robotic elements: such as Ozobots, Dot and Dash, and Osmo. Students will create a moving object and explore elements of robotics (3rd grade), build robotic hands using hydraulics (4th grade), and build hydraulic machines (5th grade).


Students will investigate how design influences the building of structures. Students will design and build houses (3rd grade), and bridges (4th grade). All students will develop a hypothesis and test their designs against common weather elements.


Students will explore how force and motion show up in our everyday lives. They will use their knowledge of Newton’s Laws to build cars (3rd grade), robotic hands (4th grade), and windmills (5th grade).

Protecting the Earth

Fifth grade students will examine how to address the environmental issues surrounding our world. This includes exploring solar energy, recycling, and changes in our climate.

Theme Schedule
Week One

Grade 3: Structures
Grade 4: Force & Motion
Grade 5: Robotics

Week Two

Grade 3: Force & Motion
Grade 4: Robotics
Grade 5: Protecting Our Earth

Week Three

Grade 3: Robotics
Grade 4: Structures
Grade 5: Force and Motion

On the last Friday in June, families will be invited to attend a Celebration of Learning where students will share what they have learned and created during the STEM camp.

Parent and Student Handbook

Times and Dates

  • 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Monday through Friday
  • June 8 through June 26, 2020


  • Haley Center Classrooms


  • Registration Fee: $10
  • Tuition for THREE WEEKS: $325
  • Tuition for ONE WEEK: $125
  • as space is available

Meals and Snacks

  • Your child should eat breakfast before arriving.
  • Please send your child with a healthy snack.
  • Lunch is at home.