Summer Camps

The College of Technology is excited to offer a series of summer camps to students, ages 11-17, to grow their skills and enhance their curiosity.


CAD design team is pictured.

Construction of Structures and Machines Summer Camp

Ages 11-14 (July 25-29, 2022) &
Ages 15-17 (July 18-22, 2022)

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.

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Advanced manufacturing student is pictured.

Pneumatic Systems: Air Compressed Rocket Summer Camp

Ages 11-17 (July 11-15, 2022)

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.

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A young woman operates an industrial robot

Robotics Explorer and Adventure: All GIRLS Summer Camp

Ages 11-17 (June 20-24, 2022)

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.

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General Information

Summer camp programs run from 9am-2pm, Monday-Friday and 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 11-17. 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 $150 per camper and includes a virtual industry tour, project materials, t-shirt and daily lunch.


Camp sessions are Monday through Friday each week. Campers will receive lunch, 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!

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Camp Sponsors

  • Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs
  • The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies
  • Purdue Northwest College of Technology