This camp is currently taking waiting list applicants only. Please click "Register Now" to be added to the list. Though we cannot guarantee it, spots often become available as summer approaches.
Explore the world of engineering in this exciting, hands-on camp! Discover the different roles that engineers play in the world, and see all the fields engineering can be applied to, including architecture, transportation and aerospace. We'll look at mechanical, structural, electrical, and control system engineering, and discover the scientific principles at work behind them, including Newton's laws, work, energy, simple machines, friction, gravity, heat, electricity, and fluid forces. You'll get the chance to participate in hands-on activities and friendly competitions, as we build structures, vehicles, catapults, and rockets. Time will be available to discuss topics of interest to the students as the week progresses. Open to students ages 11-15.
If these dates don't fit your schedule, try Engineering Academy: Session B.
Day and Overnight Camp Options Available
Extended care available until 5:30pm
This camp takes place each day at the Georgia Center, but students will travel around by foot, bus and university vehicle for certain activities. More detailed information will available closer to the camp start date.
Day Camp - $350
- Optional Extended Day - $35
Overnight Camp - $750
Partial financial assistance may be available for students who need it. To request assistance, please follow the directions listed in the Financial Aid Request form, which is located on the right hand side of this page. If you have any questions about the process, please call us at 706-542-3537 or email us at questions [at] georgiacenter [dot] uga [dot] edu.
Dale Autry earned his M.Ed. in Science Education from the University of Georgia and his M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Purdue University. Originally from Athens, GA, he attended the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he earned his B.S. in Engineering Sciences before going on to complete his studies at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School. Dale returned to Georgia to teach chemistry and AP physics at Clarke County High School, and now teaches science at Prince Avenue High School. He also currently serves as an instructor for the UGA-Duke Talent Identification Programs (TIP) for gifted middle- and high-school students. This is Dale's second year as a Summer Academy instructor.
A detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.