Do you prefer exploring the concrete jungle or the wild countryside? This camp offers an opportunity to explore both urban and rural environments in one experience. Gain a better understanding of the challenges faced in the 21st century.

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 9 - 12, 2024
Eligibility: Rising 9th - 12th grade 
Capacity: 30 students
Registration Fee: $700 (includes all meals, housing and camp materials)

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During the urban portion of the camp, campers learn about the challenges city professionals face and how to balance issues like water quality, residential planning, building design and construction, and public health issues from a civil and environmental engineer. Campers will visit the S&T Green Roof facility, solar houses, geothermal system, the construction materials laboratory, walk the urban watershed, and treat drinking water.

During the rural portion of the camp, campers will explore nature and engage in activities that include water chemistry, soil chemistry, insect identification, rock hunting, and star gazing from a biology research scientist. If you are looking for a fun way to learn about the outdoors/camping in a space that is safe, this is your camp!

 Here are just a few of the activities we will do on this adventure-filled summer camp in the concrete jungle and the great outdoors:

•                     Astronomy
•                     Camping (one night)
•                     Clean energy
•                     Construction and materials laboratory
•                     Cooking
•                     Ecology
•                     Environmental Greenhouse
•                     Geology
•                     Geothermal building system
•                     Green roof tour
•                     Hiking
•                     Insect identification
•                     Kayaking
•                     Outdoor games
•                     Plant and tree identification
•                     Public health issues
•                     Phytoforensics Testing Lab
•                     Residential planning
•                     Rock hunting
•                     Runoff analysis
•                     Soil chemistry
•                     Water chemistry
•                     Water quality
•                     Water-shed exploration and testing

Note: Regardless of past camping experience, your camper will be welcomed in a wonderful and safe space where learning is fun! The camp director has been taking teenagers camping for more than 15 years and campers love it!

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.