Campers learn about building energy flow and how to use energy flow principles to design, build, and test a one-room, energy-sustainable building using classroom materials. From understanding energy-efficient designs to exploring renewable materials, campers will delve into the fascinating realm of green building practices.

Young eco-builders turn visions of a greener future into reality. From sustainable design concepts to constructing eco-friendly prototypes, this camp is for environmentally conscious youth making a positive impact on the world.


Date: July 15 - 17, 2024
Eligibility: Rising 5th-8th graders
Capacity: 30 students
Application: Required
Registration Fee: $50 (includes all meals, housing and camp materials)

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*See application details below

Application Deadline: July 1, 2024 (if camp becomes full, the application will close)

Do not send registration fee with your application. Registration will only need to be paid if you are accepted into one of the camps.

The application requires that you describe why you want to attend the Can You Build it Green camp?

Acceptance Notification
Notifications of acceptance will be sent to the email address provided in application, with applications being reviewed after March 15, 2024. Acceptance will be sent no later than July 1st.  Be sure to use an email address that is regularly checked. Accepted applicants must then submit registration and payment online to reserve spot, online payment link will be provided with your acceptance notification.

Your acceptance is considered complete only when registration fee is received. Spots that have not been confirmed with payment will be considered incomplete and offered to other wait-listed applicants.

For questions on camp content, contact:

Dr. Laura Zangori, Coordinator of Can You Build It Green camp

For questions on logistics, application or registration, contact:

Kummer Center for STEM Education, Missouri University of Science & Technology


Camp Activities

This camp discusses resilience – exploring a community’s ability to withstand shocks like floods and droughts and nurture a healthy natural environment; efficiency - ensuring buildings and facilities are energy and water-efficient, and using other natural resources sustainably; eco-awareness - helping city administrators operate with sustainability in mind through policy, procurement, and everyday practice; and inspiration - inspiring the next generation of eco-leaders through fun and engaging educational youth programs.

This camp will explore a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building strategies for all building types and communities where people live, work, learn, and play. Green buildings (and green camps) allow us to live and work more sustainably in ways we can all experience — in our health, the air we breathe, and the water we drink. Planning for and living green can offer us a better quality of life, while also lowering global carbon emissions, reducing electricity and water bills, and creating new green jobs.

Activities include:

  • Investigate and test electrical, light, and thermal energy systems.
  • Use a simulation to make building design choices such as size, shape, window placement, and color of your building.
  • Build and evaluate your building within the simulation and in our classroom for energy sustainability measures.

Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri. USA Express provides shuttle service from St. Louis Lambert Airport to Rolla. You can contact USA Express by calling 1-800-872-9399 or visiting their website at If you are having challenges arranging transportation, please contact the STEM Center for additional assistance.

All camps will have a $50 non-refundable fee. Persons wishing to cancel their registration must do so two weeks (14 full days) prior to the first day of their chosen program. No refunds will be made after this date.

Missouri S&T reserves the right to cancel any program in the event of insufficient registrations, severe weather or natural disaster. In the event of cancellation, registrants will be notified immediately via email and phone, and all fees will be returned in full.

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Summer Camps at S&T

Suite 104, 1200 N. Pine St, Rolla, MO
Phone: (573) 341-6204

Operating Hours

Monday:8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday:8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday:8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday:8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday:8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.