About the STEM summer camps

One of the CCEP's goals is to provide summer enrichment opportunities for high school students and teachers. The STEM summer camps offer the opportunity to explore theory and practice in week-long experiences that blend hands-on exploration, problem-solving, field visits to industry workplaces, and presentations by experts, combined with college campus exposure and college credit.

Last summer, more than 85 industry partners participated in the summer work-based learning camp experiences the CCEP provides.

In a five-week period, 226 students from 41 different high schools gathered for five different exciting science camps, listened to fascinating lectures from industry professionals, participated in unique lab work, went on exciting field trips, and met like-minded students from Contra Costa and Alameda Counties.

Pick a camp and begin the registration process

Engineering, Construction, and Manufacturing Camp (College Credit)


Date / Location: June 12-16 at Diablo Valley College
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily


Environmental Science Camp (College Credit)

Date / Location: June 19 - 23 at CSU East Bay, Concord Campus
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily

Note:  The registration fee is $250.00. Fee waivers are available; please indicate your interest on the General Application Packet.
Deadline to register: June 1st.


Biotechnology Camp

Date / Location: July 17 - 21 at CSU East Bay, Concord Campus
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily

Note: The registration fee is $250.00. Fee waivers are available; please indicate your interest on the General Application Packet.


EAST BAY SOLAR ENERGY ACADEMY (Limited registration) 
Date / Location: July 10 - 14 at CSU East Bay, Concord Campus
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.

A chance for teachers to learn more 

CCEP's Summer STEM Series offers an excellent opportunity for teachers to learn more about key industry sectors as well as career opportunities available in our region. It is one of the many high-quality teacher professional development opportunities available in the East Bay.

Participants in our 40-hour experiences can earn up to five graduate level credits from CSU East Bay (a per unit fee is required). Contact Camp Manager Carol Mishler at carol@ccpartnership.org for more information on earning graduate level credits.


“In just a short week, I learned so much about biotechnology and developed skills that will help me with my future jobs! Along with lectures, we went on field trips and performed experiments, so we could see the science in action. The Biotechnology camp was one of the most rewarding activities I have ever done.”
— Summer Camp Student
“My boys both came home each day truly excited about meeting new students with similar interests and exploring possible careers with technical professionals. And the field trip to Big Break Regional Park was the best field trip they have ever taken!”
— Summer Camp Parent

Our sponsors make a difference in the lives of high school students each summer!

Major Sponsors

Contributing Sponsors


California Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Contra Costa Building Trades Council (IBEW Local 304, Carpenters Local 152, and Sheet Metal Workers Local 104) 

Central Contra Costa Sanitary District

Contra Costa Water District

Department of Justice Richmond Crime Lab

East Bay Regional Parks District

Eichleay Engineers


Mt. Diablo Adult Education Surgical Technologist Training

Quick Mount PV

Turner Construction Company

USDA Western Region Research Center

USS Posco Industries

Interested in sponsoring?

2016 Group Photos


Questions about the camps?

April Treece
Director, STEM Workforce Initiative
(925) 672-3759

Carol Mishler
Resident Science Educator & STEM Advisor