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.


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Engineering, Construction, and Manufacturing Camp (College Credit)

Students spend the week working in teams to build and program a robot, create a solar panel array, construct a wooden shed, and work with metal. Expert keynote speakers present renewable energy concepts and teach proper designs and tool use in construction trades. Career exploration field visits to businesses introduce engineering innovations in action. The week culminates with the “Battle of the Robots.”

Date / Location: June 11 - 15 at Diablo Valley College
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily

 

Biotechnology Camp

Students spend the week working in teams conducting authentic laboratory experiments and in-the-field research. Expert keynote speakers share cutting-edge information to help campers develop arguments for a formal debate of ethical issues judged by industry representatives.

Date / Location: June 18 - 22 at CSU East Bay, Concord Campus
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily

Note: The registration fee is $300.00. Fee waivers are available; please indicate your interest on the General Application Packet.

 

EAST BAY SOLAR ENERGY ACADEMY (Limited registration) 

Students spend the week working in teams, exploring through authentic learning and in-the-field research, hearing from expert keynote speakers, and designing a residential solar solution. The culminating experience includes industry-juried student presentations.

Date / Location: July 9 - 13 at CSU East Bay, Concord Campus
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily

 

TRI-VALLEY SOLAR ENERGY ACADEMY (LIMITED REGISTRATION)

Students spend the week working in teams, exploring through authentic learning and in-the-field research, hearing from expert keynote speakers, and designing a residential solar solution. The culminating experience includes industry-juried student presentations.

Date: July 16 - 20
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily

 

Environmental Engineering Camp (College Credit)

Students spend the week working in teams conducting authentic laboratory experiments aligned with in-the-field studies, and hearing from keynote speakers. All activities contribute to information used to create a public service announcement to be shared with a panel of industry representatives. Aspects of Environmental Engineering are emphasized throughout.

Date / Location: July 23 - 27 at CSU East Bay, Concord Campus
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily

Note:  The registration fee is $300.00. Fee waivers are available; please indicate your interest on the General Application Packet.
 


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.

 


Testimonials

“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

Bishop-Wisecarver

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

Manex

Mt. Diablo Adult Education Surgical Technologist Training

Quick Mount PV

Turner Construction Company

USDA Western Region Research Center

USS Posco Industries


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2017 Group Photos

 
 

Questions about the camps?

April Treece
Director, STEM Workforce Initiative
april@ccpartnership.org
(925) 672-3759

Registration questions:

Janice Fujii
STEM Initiative Administrator
jjfujii9@att.net
(925) 890-2624