To qualify for consideration, students must meet the following criteria:
  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be at least 15 years old and have completed their freshman year of high school at the time he/she departs for camp.
  • Be enrolled in school at the time of the camp.
  • Be on a high school track that will provide a basis for attending an accredited engineering college or university (i.e., taking appropriate math and science courses). 
  • Have an expressed intent to pursue a degree in architecture, engineering or a related field.
  • Have demonstrated leadership characteristics through participation in extra-curricular activities, sports, and/or community activities.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 GPA scale.
  • Must provide proof of health insurance. Be physically fit and healthy (not have any physical limitations including, but not limited to the following: a requirement to take mandatory medication that requires special handling; sprained joints; or, neck, shoulder, or back injuries).
  • Be of high moral character.
  • Students who have attended an SAME Engineering & Construction Camp previously are not eligible to attend the same camp. Students are eligible to attend a specific camp once only.
  • Students must be sponsored by a local SAME Post.

Additional Information for the U.S. Air Force Academy Camp:

  •  If the student is completing their junior year of high school, they must provide proof of an expressed interest in applying to a Service Academy or ROTC Program (this does not include JROTC).
  • Proof of being a qualified applicant.

The 2108 registration fee for camp is $600. The student is responsible for paying half the registration fee: $300; checks should be made out to the sponsoring SAME Post. The sponsoring SAME Post will pay the remainder of the fee and will work with the student on transportation cost. (A Post may choose to restructure this payment plan based on special situations. Your local Post will tell you if this opportunity is available.)

Questions? Contact Stacy Humes via email at or by phone at 703-549-3800, ext. 122.



1)   Find a SAME Post  POC (local chapter of the Society)

  • Students should apply to the Post nearest their home
  • Select the appropriate Post Point of Contact
  • Alternately you may contact us at for assistance

2) Contact someone at your local Post to introduce yourself and tell them you are interested in attending an SAME Engineering & Construction Camp.

  • Be sure to ask for the Engineering & Construction Camp Point of Contact for the Post.
  • Clarify with that Point of Contact when the application is due and for which camp you are applying.
  • The application process is completely electronic. You do not need to meet the Post Point of Contact in-person to apply for a camp.

3) If you are unable to find a sponsoring Post, don’t give up hope! Send your application directly to the Camp Registrar, Erin Ingersoll, at SAME will review all un-sponsored students and attempt to select qualified students for sponsorship either at the national level or by connecting them with another SAME Post. The student will need to pay, at a minimum, $300 of the registration fee. In the event we are not able to connect a selected student to a post or secure other funding, the student will be responsible for the fund tuition of $600 and airfare. Students on the national sponsorship list will be notified whether or not they have a sponsorship about 6 weeks prior to the camp date.

4) If you have questions regarding a camp please contact:

5) Complete the Application Packet found below and submit to your local Post Point of Contact  by the required deadline.

6) The 2018 cost of the USAF and USMC camp is $600. No payment is required until after final selection. Upon selection, contact your sponsoring post POC for stipend offered. For most SAME Posts, students selected for a camp will receive a scholarship to pay for ½ of their tuition fee of $600. The post may cover the airfare. 

7) The Post will then send your completed application packet in for national review to the SAME Camps. This is a two-tiered acceptance process: first you must be approved and nominated by your Post; then accepted Post candidates are reviewed for acceptance in the national pool for admittance to the camp. Generally, this second-tier review is only meant as a quality control check to ensure that the applicant meets the criteria. Due to the increased interest in and the application of highly qualified students, the camp directors will make the final selection of campers based on best qualified, current academic year (possibly selecting a rising junior over a sophomore). Every attempt will be made to accommodate each Post’s primary candidate.

  • Do not make any travel arrangements until you have been instructed to do so by the Camp registrar.
  • Upon acceptance to the U.S. Air Force Academy Camp and the U.S.M.C. Camp, you will receive directions from the Camp Registrar to upload a digital picture to the camp website. This picture will be used to create the Camp Photo Directory, which is given to each camper at the conclusion of camp.

Application Packet

Download the application form and supplemental forms. Some of the documents have gray boxes in which you can type your response to the question. The boxes will expand as you type. When you have completed a form, you may then print it out. Make sure the forms are filled out and signed by the appropriate parties as indicated. Attach the supplemental materials to the application form and submit your application electronically to your Post.

 Application and Additional Required Forms:

  1. -U.S. Army Camp Application Form
    - U.S. Air Force Camp & U.S. Marine Corps Camp Application Form [2017]

  2. Medical Release Form [A recent medical release form or physical fitness report completed for high school sports or another related activity requiring the student to be physically fit may be substituted for this form. Forms are considered current for one year from the time of the exam and must be current throughout the Camp dates. Students can submit a medical release form after receiving acceptance notifications in order to provide a current medical release.]
  3.  Emergency Medical Treatment Form [This form authorizes the staff at a camp to treat the camper for any ailment or dispense necessary prescriptions.]

Email completed materials to: 

Erin Ingersoll: 

Mail payment to:
SAME Engineering & Construction Camp
[Place Camp Name on This Line]
c/o Erin Ingersoll
18421 38th Dr SE
Bothell, WA 98012

If you have questions about what to do after you apply please contact the Camp Registrar:

Erin Ingersoll: