SAME Camps

CAMPS UPDATE (April 27, 2021): All campers to the Army and USMC camps have been notified. As updated before, the remaining camps have all been cancelled by the host installations. Those camper applicants, and anyone not accepted to the Army and USMC camps, will be invited to join an activity based virtual camp with the US Naval Academy. The fee will be $100 for the week-long experience, June 28-July 2nd. We are working on the registration and payment instructions with USNA and will be making that information available soon. 

Unfortunately, we cannot accept campers not already in our system. To be notified when camp applications open for the 2022 season, contact Eddie Gonzalez, Camps Program Manager, at


CAMPS UPDATE (April 5, 2021): SAME is still on track to host a combination of in-person camps (USMC and Army) and a virtual camp. Unfortunately, Scott Air Force Base informed us last week the they would not be hosting a camp this summer due to COVID. Those camp applicants will be added to the virtual camp invite list, along with the Navy and US Air Force Academy camp applicants. See revised notice below. We apologize for any inconvenience. We are still working through our matching and sponsorship process for the in-person camps, but no decisions will made until after April 19th. We hope to have details on the virtual camp by then, as well. Unfortunately, because the situation is still fluid, and we are not able to respond to individual requests for changes or updates. We will inform all applicants on next steps for both the in-person camps and the virtual camp as soon as we have them. Please note: any virtual camper will be allowed to reapply for an in-person camp next year, assuming they are still meet the eligibility requirements. As always, a position is not guaranteed. We do hope to be back on and normal camp cycle. We thank you for your patience.


CAMPS UPDATE (revised April 5, 2021): Dear Parents, Camper Applicants, and Posts, the US Air Force Academy and Scott Air Force Base have informed SAME that they will not be hosting any external camps this summer due to COVID restrictions on their installations. That adds to the Navy camp cancelling early in our process. Therefore, the USAFA, Navy, and Scott AFB camp applicants will be offered a space in our virtual camp, this year. Details of the virtual camp are still pending.

As of now, the USMC and Army camps are still proceeding as in-person camps. Unfortunately, we don't have space in either camp to make switches at this point. If any spots become available, we are going to work with our registrar to fill them, starting with rising seniors. But chances are low that we will have any openings. Any camper not accepted to the USMC or Army camp will also be provided information about the virtual camp. I apologize for any inconvenience. These installation decisions are out of our control. 

We are still working with the Naval Academy to provide a single virtual camp option open to all Navy, USAFA, and Scott AFB applicants on June 28rd-July 2nd. We will share more details with all the applicants as soon as we have them worked out with the Naval Academy.

We know this is not the summer experience you were expecting. We are all looking forward to a normal camp season next year. If you have questions, please contact Eddie Gonzalez, Camps Program Manager,


CAMPS UPDATE (March 24, 2021): Even though registration for the SAME E&C camps have closed, two partner camps are currently still accepting applications. A virtual camp hosted by our Atlanta Post in collaboration with the Boy Scouts of America (though open to all); and a STEM camp that introduces campers to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Scroll to the bottom of the page for more information and links to register.


SAME has been supporting science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) events for over 30 years and conducting camps for almost 20 years.

Our camps 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 has a unique curriculum that generally features hands-on activities conducted in a competitive environment that promote teamwork, leadership, project management, and problem solving.

Campers are supervised by mentors made up of professional engineers, engineering students, military personnel, educators, and other STEM professionals. These mentors are committed to inspiring campers to pursue STEM in college. Mentors are also resources for the campers, providing long-term connections for our alumni.

Exploring Engineering Camps

SAME also partners with the following camps to recruit participants. Please follow their links to apply to these specific programs:

  • SAME-Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Exploring Engineering STEM Academy - June 7-11, 2021. Participants will get exposed to different engineering disciplines and hear from STEM professionals from local engineering societies like SAME, ASCE, IEEE, STE, GEF, etc. We forwarded all the campers the registration link: Fee is $1100. BSA administers this camp.
  • US Coast Guard Academy Introduction Mission – 2021 Dates are not currently available. Registration is handled by the US Coast Guard Academy directly.



2021 Engineering & Construction Camp applications are now closed.


US Navy (transitioned to a virtual camp)

Engineering and Construction Camp
Naval Construction Battalion Center
Port Hueneme, CA
Virtual due to local COVID Restrictions
June 28-July 2, 2021
Tentative fee: $TBD

Along with the US Air Force Academy and Scott Air Force Base camp, this camp is transitioning to a virtual camp being hosted by the US Naval Academy.

US Air Force Academy (transitioned to a virtual camp)

Engineering and Construction Camp
U.S. Air Force Academy
Colorado Springs, CO
Virtual due to local COVID Restrictions
June 28-July 2, 2021
Tentative fee: $TBD

Along with the Navy and Scott Air Force Base camp, this camp is transitioning to a virtual camp being hosted by the US Naval Academy.

US Coast Guard Academy

Partner Camps

Logistics and registration for these camps are managed by our partners: SAME Atlanta Post and Boy Scouts of America, 

and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Please refer to each specific link for more information.

US Coast Guard Academy

Academy Introduction Mission (Registration Closed)
US Coast Guard Academy
New London, CT
Dates: Session I: 4-9 July: Session II: 11-16 July, Session III: 18-23 July
Cost: $600 (Sponsorships may be available to offset the cost.)
Grade: Rising Senior as of Fall 2021


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