June 17-21 2013
Campers entering grades 1-6
Early registration discounts are available. NIU employees and students should use their niu.edu email address and register online to receive a discount.
Session options- Engineering & Technolgy, Health Services, Video Game Design
July 28-Aug 2, 2013
Campers entering grades 10-12
Additional Information - 2013 Staff, Facilities, Forms and Fees
STEM Camp Directors
Pati Sievert is director of NIU's STEM Outreach department as well as our STEM camps. She holds a Master’s Degree in Physics Education and has many years of experience working with young people in schools, camps, outreach programming and as a high school physics teacher.
Jeremy Benson is assistant director of NIU's STEM Summer camps. Jeremy also has experience working with young people as lead counsellor and overnight supervisor of NIU's STEM camps, as well as presenting our STEM demonstrations, Saturday classes and hands-on exploration programs to students all over Nothern Illinois.
Please contact Pati or Jeremy with any questions about programming or camp life. email@example.com, (815) 753-1201 or firstname.lastname@example.org, (815)753-0533.
Camp insturctors are experienced classroom teachers and NIU faculty and students who are selected because of their ability DO science. NIU faculty and graduate students work with the high school science research scholars.
Counselors for all sessions are NIU students in the sciences or eduation who enjoy working with young people and having a great time with science. They assist with the sessions as well as lead science-related recreational activities.
NIU's DeKalb Campus hosts all of the 2012 STEM camps listed above. This allows campers to get a feel for campus life. Campers reside in double rooms on a secure floor in a tower dorm with our counselors. They share the dorm and dining hall with campers from many of NIU's other summer programs. They hike to and from labs, just as they will in college.
Most camp activities occur in laboratories in Faraday Hall and outdoors. Davis Hall Observatory and other science facilities are also used.
As part of the registration process, the following infomation packet must be downloaded and printed, and the included forms must be completed and returned for each camper no later than two weeks before the first day of camp. The registration packet can be found by clicking here.
Early Registration for June camps has ended. The full fee for June camps is $595.
Early Registration for July camps is $575 until June 1st. After June 1st, the full fee for July camps will be $595. Additional field trip and technology fees may apply for some camps. See registration page for additional discount information.
We have set up a payment plan in consultation with parents. If you are applying more than 60 days prior to camp, you will be charged a $100.00 deposit at that time and then will be charged two additional times: at 60 days prior to camp, you will be charged 50% of the camp fee minus the $100.00 deposit and at 30 days prior to camp, you will be charged the remainder of the fee. If you apply within 60 days of camp, you will be charged 50% of the camp fee at the time and the remainder at 30 days prior to camp. If you apply within 30 days of camp, you will be charged the full amount at registration. Please take this payment plan into consideration when providing us with a card number as all charges will be made to the same account.
All scholarship funds for 2013 camps have been awarded. We have a limited amount each year. Please check back next year. If you are interested in helping young people attend NIU's STEM camps, please contact us at email@example.com.