GSSM Now Accepting Applications for its Summer STEM Camps

GSSM Summer STEM Camps

GSSM 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. These summer camps are held in locations all across the state. Online applications are available at

CREATEng is GSSM’s one-of-a-kind engineering and design thinking day camp for rising 7th, 8th and 9th graders. In CREATEng, students take on the role of NASA engineers charged with developing a sustainable colony on Mars. Working through project-based, hands-on team challenges, students learn what engineering is and what engineers do. With a focus on civil, biomedical, and aerospace engineering students work through a series of mini challenges from building windproof structures to protecting human life from the harsh environment of outer space. CREATEng students will interact with guest speakers and go on a field trip to a local company to see engineering in action. Tuition costs $225. Need-based financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

CREATEng Dates and Locations

Dorchester: June 22-25, Oakbrook Middle School
Georgetown: July 20-23, Georgetown Middle School
Greenville: June 22-25, Sterling School at Charles Townes Center
Horry: June 29-July 2, Conway High School
Lexington: June 15-18, Lexington Technology Center
Orangeburg: July 13-16, William J Clark Middle School
York 3 (Rock Hill): June 29-July 2, South Pointe High 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 such as Pre-med: Anatomy, Photography, Coding, Video Game Development, Marine Biology and much more. Tuition for each camp week costs between $830 and $930 depending on the class. Students can attend one week or choose to stay up to four weeks. Need-based financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis. To apply, complete the financial aid section of the application before April 15.

GoSciTech Dates
Week 1: June 14-20, 2020
Week 2: June 21-27, 2020
Week 3: July 5-11, 2020
Week 4: July 12-18, 2020
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 computational thinking and microcontrollers using Arduino technology and robotics. They will learn how to program their very own micro-controlled robot and pit it against other students' robots in camp-wide competitions such as Maze Runner and Robot Wars. In Game Design, students will be immersed in the world of game design as they create and play 2D and 3D multiplatform games in camp-wide competitions. Tuition costs $200. Need-based financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

iTEAMS Xtreme: Next Generation Dates and Locations
Charleston: July 20-23, Palmetto Scholars Academy
Darlington: July 20-23, GSSM
Florence 3 (Lake City): June 15-18, J Paul Truluck Magnet School for Creative Arts & Science
Georgetown: July 13-16, Georgetown Middle School
Greenville: June 15-18, Sterling School at Charles Townes Center
Horry: June 22-25, Conway High School
Jasper: June 29-July 2, Hardeeville-Ridgeland Middle School
Lancaster: July 20-23, Indian Land Middle School
Orangeburg: June 29-July 2, Carver Edisto Middle School
Williamsburg: June 15-18, Kingstree Middle School
York 3 (Rock Hill): June 22-25, South Pointe High School
Campers will be accepted on a rolling basis until May 15, 2020. Courses fill quickly.

To learn more and apply online at

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