Summer STEM Academy — Orange County


Summer STEM Academy 2019 Themes & Dates: 

  • June 24-28: All Aboard! Transportation: Past, Present and Future - No matter the destination, we’ll tinker with different transit vehicles to get you there by air, space, road, water, and more! We'll learn how transportation systems work together to keep us moving and tinker with tried and true vehicles to create new platforms for efficient mobility.
    Expedition Host: Jacobs  
  • July 1-5*: Science of Crime - Real Life and Online - Become a forensics expert by solving both in person and online crimes through analyzing evidence. Digital crime is on the rise and we’ll learn how to protect ourselves and others through cybersecurity. *There is no camp on the 4th of July.
    Expedition Hosts: Orange County Sheriff's Department & Orange County Crime Lab   
  • July 8-12: Robotics & AI - Join us as we dive into the world of AI through robotics. We'll use various platforms to build models, use sensors and motors and configure behaviors to design our own robots. As our robots come to life, we'll test our models with challenges fostering creativity and innovation. 
    Expedition Host: Abbott        
  • July 15-19: How It’s Made - Let’s get our hands dirty as we uncover how things are made! We’ll take apart and breakdown well-known and beloved items and gain appreciation for the processes and people who make them. 
    Expedition Hosts: Ingersoll Rand & Trane     
  • July 22-26: Coding & Gaming - Computer programming code runs the world. We'll learn basic and advanced techniques for creating code for computers, video games and more using interactive platforms such as Roblox. 
    Expedition Host: Blizzard Entertainment   
  • July 29-August 2: Genetics, DNA, and Dissection - What does a brain really look like? How does the circulatory system work? What determines eye color? We’ll spend the week dissecting and analyzing what makes each of us unique. We will study Gregor Mendel and his peas, Punnett squares/pedigrees and DNA all week long. Campers should feel comfortable with age appropriate dissections to attend this camp.
    Expedition Host: Edwards Lifesciences 

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Site Location 

Concordia University Irvine

1530 Concordia
Irvine, CA 92612

*One day per week will be offsite on a field trip expedition.

Our Academy is on a college campus so that girls can picture themselves pursuing higher education in the future.

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Field Trip Expeditions

Girls will be on an expedition one day per week. These expeditions give girls an opportunity to interact with female STEM professionals, participate in hands-on activities, and tour exciting STEM workplaces.

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$795 per week | $650 for the week of 4th of July

Current Promotions

3 week discount: $15 off per week — $45 in savings for 3 weeks, $60 in savings for 4 weeks, $75 in savings for 5 weeks
6 week discount: $30 off per week — $180 in savings!
Sibling discount
: 10% off total

*Discounts cannot be combined. The system will auto apply the greatest discount per application.


“Trend-changing, revolutionary focus on placing young women on a path to traditionally male-focused disciplines.”
- Project Scientist Parent


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