CULSOC Summer Science Camps

The information below is for our 2020 summer schedule!  (see the link in the left margin for information on our new spring holiday camps)

Join us for hands-on, action-packed, thought-provoking science camps on the Clemson University campus. All camps will meet in room G-30, Jordan Hall and will be taught by Clemson University Life Sciences Outreach Center personnel. Enrollment is limited, so register now!

Running a summer youth program of your own? CULSOC will continue to provide half-day laboratory field trips over the summer. See clemson.edu/culsoc/labs/ for lab descriptions and details.

Day Camp Cost  Each 4-day camp costs $195 before April 1; $225 after April 1
Meet our Instructors
Day Camp Registration
Questions?  Please contact us at culsoc@clemson.edu, 864-656-9939

Use the registration link above to register for all DAY camps.  To register for the RESIDENTIAL camps, click here.

Once you register and pay online for a CULSOC day camp, you will immediately receive a receipt via the email address you provided during registration.  Please save the receipt. A few weeks before the day camp begins, you will receive a detailed email containing all camp logistics and any necessary forms that need to be completed in advance.  If you do not receive this logistics email, please contact Katherine Freeman, CULSOC Instructor and Lab Technician, krfreem@clemson.edu864-656-9939.

Summer Camps refund policy:
Camp fees, less 25%, are refundable if requested 3 weeks prior to the first day of camp. Inside of 3 weeks prior to the first day of camp, fees are nonrefundable.

Boys working on summer camp project at Clemson University, Clemson SC
  • Crime Scene Investigation: Clemson! (day camp for rising 5th-7th graders)

    • Investigate the scene of a crime to determine what happened and how.
    • Learn how your senses take in information—and sometimes fool you.
    • Identify criminals and victims using DNA, fingerprints, blood, and other tools of forensic sciences.

    June 8-11, 9:00 am-12:15 pm

  • Chemistry Connections (day camp for rising 5th-7th graders)

    • Investigate indicators, acids, bases, and pH.
    • Explore energy exchanges in chemical reactions.
    • Probe the chemical reaction that makes bread rise.
    • Play with polymers: AKA slime.

    June 15-18, 9:00 am-12:15 pm daily *

    * Campers who also sign up for the afternoon Engineering & Design Challenges have the option of eating lunch during our supervised lunch time (12:15 pm- 12:45pm). Campers must bring their own lunch!

  • Engineering & Design Challenges (day camp for rising 5th-7th graders) 

    • Design and build simple machines.
    • Apply Newton’s Laws to engineer gummy bear parachutes and balloon cars.
    • Design and test pill coatings and prosthetics.
    • Engineer electrical circuits.

    June 15-18 from 12:45 pm -4:00 pm daily

  • RESIDENTIAL camps (for rising 9th-12th graders) 

    This summer we are offering 2 sessions of Biotechnology, Health and Society, one session of Public Health, and one session of Physics and Astronomy.

    The residential camp is offered through the Clemson Summer Scholars Program.  Students will be housed in gender-segregated dorms, eat in the campus cafeteria, and be supervised by counselors through the Pre-Collegiate Programs Office of Clemson University.   Outside of lab, students will participate in social events on the Clemson University campus, e.g. swimming, bowling, cookouts, etc...   Airport transportation to and from the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport is available for an extra $100 fee each way.  We cannot accept commuter campers for these sessions.

    See https://www.clemson.edu/summer/summer-scholars/ for detailed course descriptions and to enroll.  The residential camps have different registration procedures than our day camps.