Philadelphia Post STEM Camps

Post STEM Camps


The Society of American Military Engineers offers a unique series of engineering and construction camps/programs that are designed for high school students who excel in math, science and technology and are interested in pursuing engineering, architecture or related fields in college. These 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 the military services and private industry. Each camp is approximately one week in duration and each has its own unique focus and theme. The Engineering & Construction camps are a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience what engineers, architects and builders do, to learn practical skills, and to gain exposure to the military services.

For 2020, the Philadelphia Post will sponsor two students – one each to attend either the U.S. Army Camp, the U.S. Marine Corps Camp, the U.S. Navy Camp, the U.S. Air Force Camp, the U.S. Air Force Academy Camp, or the U.S. Coast Guard’s Academy Introduction Mission (AIM) Program.Dates and locations of these programs are noted below.

  • SAME/U.S. Army Engineering and Construction Camp – Dates: June 14, 2020 through June 20, 2020; Location: US Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, MS
  • SAME/U.S. Marine Corps Engineering and Construction Camp – Dates: June 21, 2020 through June 27, 2020; Location: Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
  • SAME/U.S. Navy Engineering and Construction Camp – Dates:June 21, 2020 through June 27, 2020; Location: — Port Hueneme, California
  • SAME/U.S. Air Force Academy Engineering and Construction Camp – Dates:June 24, 2020 through June 30, 2020; Location: — U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • SAME/U.S. Air Force Engineering and Construction Camp – Dates:July 19, 2020 through July 25, 2020; Location: — Scott Air Force Base, Scott AFB IL
  • SAME/U.S. Coast Guard Academy Introduction Mission (AIM) Program – Dates:Session I — July 5, 2020 through July-10,2020, Session II — July 12, 2020 through July 17, 2020, and Session III – July 19, 2020 through July 24, 2020Location: — U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut

Applications for the Marine Corps Camp, the Navy Camp and the Air Force Camp must be submitted through the SAME National web portal by March 16, 2020.SAME National will notify the Philadelphia Post of applications that identify the Philadelphia Post as a possible sponsor. The Philadelphia Post will make its final student selections by March 28, 2020 and will notify SAME National and prospective applicants.

The SAME Camps Program page outlines eligibility requirements for these three camps, as well as application submittal requirements.

Applicants selected by SAME National will be notified by the SAME National Engineering & Construction Camp Registrar well in advance of the start of the Engineering Camp.

 The evaluation process of prospective applicants for these programs by the Philadelphia Post will be based on the application materials that are provided. The Philadelphia Post will pay the full registration fee and travel costs associated with each successful applicant that is sponsored by the Philadelphia Post.

For more information please email the Philadelphia Post Outreach Committee Chairmen Harry Brown.

Communities of Interest

SAME’s Communities of Interest offer members a chance to engage nationally with other professionals focused on a particular technical field or demographic within joint engineering and the A/E/C industry.