San Diego Post STEM

Stem Engineering and Construction Camp

SAME San Diego Post STEM camp photo

SAME has been supporting STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) events for over 30 years, and conducting camps for more than 20 years. Our camps, in partnership with the military services, are world-class and feature a very impressive record of producing thousands of engineers and STEM leaders. They provide a rigorous experience for students interested in exploring STEM skills and careers. Campers gain a sense of what it takes to become a STEM professional and what options exist to explore that interest from high school to college and beyond. 

Each camp offers a mix of hands-on, challenge-based activities that help campers learn fundamentals of engineering and construction. Each camp also offers tours and field trips to area businesses and institutions that highlight their respective technical areas. Individual curriculum activities may vary year to year, but all use a competitive environment to promote growth in leadership, team-building, and problem-solving. The competitive nature helps build camaraderie among the campers and mentors.

Mentors Wanted! Help Inspire Future Engineers

The success of the SAME Camps Program depends on the experience and talents contributed by staff, cadets, college students, teachers, and other volunteers that come from our many SAME Posts and partner organizations. They fill critical mentor and staff roles onsite each week.

For the 2024 camp season, SAME is recruiting candidates for the following positions: Mentors (8-20 per camp); Assistant Mentors/Squad Leaders (4 to 10 per camp); Support Loggies (3 to 10 per camp); and Staff (3 to 10 per camp).

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Rob Biedermann, SAME Camps Program Manager.

2024 STEM Camp Schedule

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Vicksburg, MS | June 9-15, 2024

U.S. Navy
Naval Air Station Jacksonville, FL | July 23-29, 2024

U.S. Navy (Port Hueneme)
Port Hueneme, CA | July 14-20, 2024

U.S. Air Force Academy
Colorado Springs, CO | June 23-29, 2024

U.S. Marine Corps
Camp Lejeune, NC | June 23-29, 2024

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.