Summer Camps

The College of Technology is excited to offer a series of summer camps to students, ages 12-17, to grow their skills and enhance their curiosity. Explore 2021 camp details below and stay tuned for details on next year’s camps!


CAD design team is pictured.

Construction of Structures and Machines Summer Camp

Campers will construct a bridge while learning about construction materials, 3D design process and project budgeting, culminating in a test of strength competition. Camp participants will see firsthand how virtual reality is helping with installation and maintenance of plumbing, heating and cooling systems.


Advanced manufacturing student is pictured.

Pneumatic Systems: Air Compressed Rocket Summer Camp

Campers will create their own air-powered rocket, while learning about flow, power, speed and pressure. Competition includes a successful launch with the longest flying time, from start until the rocket hits the ground.


A young woman operates an industrial robot

Robotics Explorer and Adventure: All GIRLS Summer Camp

Female campers will work with the control and coding of industrial robots. They will also create a scenario, build a VR robot, simulate a robot performing pick and place applications and use a VR headset to see the robot in a virtual environment.

General Information

Summer camp programs encourage motivated students to pursue an interest in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Students will participate in fun manufacturing, construction and business entrepreneurship activities including competitions and virtual industry tours that will provide valuable experiences to offer greater insight into STEM disciplines and careers.

Each camp will feature an interactive entrepreneurship session presented by Shark Tank Contestant Mr. Mont Handley.


Open to students ages 12-17. Sessions are IN-PERSON at Purdue University Northwest’s Hammond Campus, where university social distancing guidelines will be followed.

Cost and Registration

Each camp costs $75 per camper and includes a virtual industry tour, project materials, t-shirt and daily snack or lunch.


Camp sessions are Monday through Friday each week. Campers will receive lunch or snacks, a t-shirt and a participation certificate.

Online Application/Registration

Camp registration is online. Visa, Mastercard and Discover are accepted. You will receive a receipt after submitting your registration. Camp size is limited – be sure to reserve your spot!

Camp Sponsors

  • Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs
  • Olthof Homes
  • Morrison Container Handling Solutions
  • The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies
  • Purdue Northwest College of Technology