SAME Engineering & Construction Camps 2018

The Society of American Military Engineers offers a unique series of engineering camps designed for high school students who excel in math, science and technical courses and are interested in pursuing engineering in college. These one-week camps are high energy, hands-on events for students from across the country and around the world. The camps are led by a professional staff of engineers from both private industry and the military services.

The San Francisco Post has sponsored the attendance of Bay Area high school students in the past. Last year’s campers made new friends while participating in a variety of engineering activities. Activities included:

  • Design, construct and break a concrete beam
  • Design, build and test a popsicle stick bridge
  • Design, make and race a cardboard boat
  • Tour a vehicle armor fabrication and installation facility
  • Visit to a welding shop

We are committed to providing more students an opportunity to attend in the summer of 2019. Please check back in early 2019.

Past Camps:

SAME/Exploring Engineering Academy

Dates: June 3-8, 2018

Atlanta, Georgia

SAME/U.S. Army Camp

Dates: June 10-16, 2018

Vicksburg, Mississippi

SAME/U.S. Air Force Academy Camp

Dates: June 26-July 2, 2018

Colorado Springs, Colorado

SAME/U.S. Coast Guard Academy Introduction Mission Program

Dates: July 15-20, 2018

New London, Connecticut

SAME/U.S. Marine Corps Camp

Dates: June 17-23, 2018

Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

Applications to attend any of the above camps can be found at www.same.org/STEMCAMPS. Deadline for turning in applications to the San Francisco District is April 3rd. Email applications to the point of contact shown below.

If you are interested in attending one of these camps, please check the eligibility requirements at  www.same.org/STEMCAMPS. If you meet all requirements, complete the application form. Return the form and a 1/2-page essay describing your post-high school education and career goals to the point of contact shown below by April 1, 2018. Email and paper mail submittals are acceptable.

The San Francisco Post will pay airfare and one half of the registration fee for selected applicants. Campers will be responsible for the remaining half of the registration fee ($290). The Post’s Board of Directors will select one or two candidates for sponsorship after reviewing applications.

Additional information about the SAME Engineering and Construction Camps is available at www.same.org/STEMCAMPS. Applications for sponsorship and any questions about the program should be directed to: