Grab a magnifying glass and begin to collect and categorize the living world through characteristics by close inspection. Campers will explore local ecosystems to learn about Missouri’s variety of biological, ecological, and environmental topics.

From creepy crawlers to flying insects, campers use scientific processes to investigate the living world around them. Discover and learn to categorize specimens like plants and insects through characteristics by close inspection.

Space is Limited: Early registration is recommended. Campers will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis, based upon date of registration and when payment is received. Waiting lists will be maintained and filled in the order that they were received should cancellations occur.


Date: June 3-7, 2024
Eligibility: Rising 4th - 6th graders
Capacity: 40 students
Registration Fee: $350 (includes all camp materials)

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If creepy crawlers, nature finds, and flying insects fascinate your child, this is the summer camp for them. Campers will play with insects, look at nature, and investigate bugs as the next generation of entomologists. Campers will learn about insects' natural history and biodiversity through a series of fun projects and activities.

Campers will create a specimen collection through exploring the natural world around them. They will investigate their specimens through close lab inspection to understand the physical characteristics. Using their gathered data, students will categorize their collection using taxonomy classification and create detailed displays. There will be a showcase at the end to show off your collections and what you learned about the world around you. You will be able to take home your completed project and show your family and school as well.

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.