GSSM Accepting Applications for its Summer STEM Camps

Hartsville, SC – The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) is now accepting applications for its summer STEM camps: CREATEng, GoSciTech, and iTEAMS Xtreme: Next Generation. Online applications are available at

CREATEng is GSSM’s engineering and design thinking day camp for rising 8th and 9th graders. Working through project-based, hands-on team challenges, students learn what engineering is and what engineers do. With a focus on manufacturing and biomedical engineering, student teams will design blades and gears for a wind turbine, solder and build optical heart-rate monitors, and print 3-D prototypes of manufacturing or medical solutions for testing. Tuition costs $250. Need-based financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

CREATEng dates and locations:

Beaufort County - June 11-14 at River Ridge Academy
Dorchester County - June 25-28 at Gregg Middle School
Georgetown County - July 16-19 at Georgetown Middle School
Greenville County - June 18-21 at Hughes Academy
Orangeburg County - June 11-14 at William J. Clark Middle School
York County - July 23-26 at Pleasant Knoll Middle School

GoSciTech provides unmatched opportunities to explore the endless possibilities of science and technology in an interactive, residential environment. For one week, rising 8th, 9th, and 10th graders live on GSSM’s campus and experience an entire camp devoted to their favorite subject. All camps are led by college, university, and GSSM professors, along with other professionals in their respective fields. A wide variety of courses are offered during the four weeks of GoSciTech. Tuition for each camp week costs between $800 and $900. Students can choose to stay up to four weeks. Need-based financial aid is available to residents of South Carolina on a first-come, first-served basis. To apply, complete the financial aid section of the application before April 16.

GoSciTech will run the following weeks:
Week 1: June 17-23, 2018
Week 2: June 24-30, 2018
Week 3: July 8-14, 2018
Week 4: July 15-21, 2018

iTEAMS Xtreme: Next Generation is GSSM’s technology day camp for rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Students choose one of two tracks. In Arduino & Robotics, students will explore the world of microcontrollers, electronics, and circuits through Arduino technology, learn how to program their very own microcontrolled robot, and pit it against other students' robots in campwide competitions such as Dance Robot Dance and Robot Wars. In Arduino & Games, students will learn how to create game tools such as stopwatches, randomized dice, buzzers and sensors, then use the tools to build and play Arduino games. Tuition costs $185, and need-based financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

iTEAMS Xtreme: Next Generation dates and locations:
Charleston County - July 23-26 at Palmetto Scholars Academy
Darlington County - July 23-26 at GSSM
Florence County - June 11-14 at Sneed Middle School
Georgetown County - July 9-12 at Georgetown Middle School
Greenville County - June 11-14 at Hughes Academy
Horry County - July 16-19 at Conway High School
Lexington County - June 18-21 at Lexington Technology Center
Orangeburg County - June 18-21 at William J. Clark Middle School
Richland County - June 25-28 at Keenan High School

Campers will be accepted on a rolling basis until May 15, 2018. Courses fill quickly.

Learn more and apply online at

About GSSM
Founded in 1988 as a model for advanced STEM education in South Carolina, GSSM is a nationally recognized school serving about four hundred of the state's most accomplished scholars in the 10th through 12th grades through its residential and virtual programs. The school offers uniquely advanced courses in science, mathematics, and engineering at its campus in Hartsville and virtually to partner school districts across the state. Learn more by visiting

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