Florida Tech Summer Camps

2017 Academic Camps

Florida Tech makes it possible for your child to spend the summer having fun and learning at the same time. With over 15 academic summer camps to choose from in science, engineering, aviation, and business, there’s something for every child’s interests.

In our world-class facilities, Florida Tech’s academic camps for kids create a constructive environment in which boys and girls can boost their academic knowledge and establish future career aspirations.

All of our academic camps are held in a positive and structured atmosphere with several opportunities for your kids to enhance their learning and develop friendships with others. Our inspiring academic and scholastic options result in an enjoyable and rewarding camp experience that students will cherish for years to come.

Our faculty and staff members are skilled in their field and have a commitment to working with young scholars. Through their expertise and guidance, students will not only sharpen their minds, but gain a lifetime of memories.

Thanks to the generosity of corporate sponsor Rockwell Collins, camp scholarships for youth who are Brevard County residents are available for Florida Tech's science, engineering, math, computer and aviation academic camps on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact the camp director noted on the individual camp websites for information on how to apply.

Camp scholarship funds provided by

Dates Camp Name Grades/Ages Website

Session 1
June 5-9

Summer Flight Camp

This camp gives students a unique opportunity to explore the vast and exciting world of aviation. Participants learn about the dynamics of airplanes and the principles of flight during an immersive experience that showcases the broad spectrum of careers in the aviation industry.

Session 1 (Grades 7-9)

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Grades 7-9

Open

Session 1
July 9-14

Session 2
July 16-21

Engineering Camp

This camp is an outstanding introduction to an engineering career. Students witness laboratory demonstrations and conduct well-designed experiments in aerospace, chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical and ocean engineering, as well as computer science, nanotechnology and physics. They also learn about MATLAB, AutoCAD and Pro Engineer.

Grades 10-12 Open
July 10-14

Advanced Aviation Academy

This camp is for students who are seriously into aviation and want to become pilots or have a career in the industry, campers will get to explore more advanced aspects of aviation from aircraft simulators to air traffic control and more.

Grades 9-12 Open
July 17-21

Aviation/Aerospace Experience

Participants of this one-week camp experience activities highlighting aspects of both aviation and aerospace fields with exciting and educational activities such as constructing model rockets and flights in FIT Aviation aircraft.
Grades 7-12 Open

July 10-15

Marine Science and Coastal Engineering Camp

Each day the campers are involved in hands-on activities and field trips to help them learn about the many aspects of marine and environmental science. Activities may include: measuring water quality in the Indian River Lagoon, examining shoreline processes and beach erosion and studying the effects of pollution on the marine environment.

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Ages 10-18

Open

July 17-21

Computer Camp Alpha: Computing with Alice

Is your student interested in learning how to program in high-demand languages like Java, C++, and C#? Would they like to learn by making movies and video games? In this camp, students get to learn about programming by telling stories and making movies and games using the revolutionary Alice software.

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Grades 9-12 Open

July 24-28

Computer Camp Beta: Problem Solving With Computing

How does Google Maps give you driving directions? How does Netflix recommend movies for you to rent? How does your email program identify spam/junk email? In this camp, students learn how to solve real life problems with designing and writing computer programs in Java. Prior experience in the Java programming language is not assumed.

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Grades 9-12 Open

Session 1
June 12-16

Session 2
June 26-30

Applied Engineering Camp

This camp teaches students the hands-on skills they’ll need to turn their ideas and designs into full-size prototypes. Students will learn about a variety of topics like welding, computer aided drawing and manufacturing software, standard machining equipment and more. Participants put those skills to use creating an RC hovercraft during this week-long

Ages 14+

Open

June 25-July 01

Girls in Engineering, Math, and Sciences (GEMS)

Girls in Engineering, Math, and Sciences (GEMS) camp is designed to provide an opportunity to get hands on experience at the cutting edge of modern STEM fields. The goal of the camp is to encourage and inspire the next generation of female STEM professionals. Students will be exposed to research in various areas of science and engineering, including Marine and Environmental Sciences, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Students will also be introduced to Graph Theory, Statistics, Data Mining, and Mathematical Modeling techniques and software, while developing problem solving and analytical thinking skills. Several lab experiments, field trips, and social events are planned to provide a fun and unique learning experience for everyone.

Ages 10-18

Open