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Project WISE Summer Camp

We look forward to seeing you at camp in 2021!

It is with deep regret that PEER WISE has decided to cancel our 2020 summer camp, Project WISE due to COVID-19. We felt it was in the best interest of our campers to prioritize their safety during these unforeseen circumstances.

Project WISE is a STEM-based, engineering-focused summer camp at Clemson University for students entering 7th or 8th grade in the summer prior to the start of the school year.

The following video and information is from a past program.

A WISE Adventure

Project WISE Group 2018Do you ever wonder who created and designed the cell phones we use every day or how they make all of the fun updates and filters on social media? How about who is creating the self-driving cars of the future? What about who develops more environmentally friendly ways to design communities or creates new medical devices used by surgeons? Engineers and scientists created all of them!

There are many exciting opportunities in engineering. Come join the WISE Program through Clemson University’s College of Engineering, Computing, and Applied Sciences and learn about these exciting opportunities this summer! Sponsored by Duke Energy since 1997, Project WISE gives participants a chance to experience Clemson University and the many wonders of the engineering field.

What classes do campers take?

Current Clemson professors lead project WISE classes. Participants experience fun and hands-on learning in engineering fields such as bioengineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and mathematics. Students learn how science and engineering personally affect their lives and discover how exciting and rewarding careers in these fields can be.

What do campers do for fun?

Project WISE 2018Project WISE is not all work! Our counselors and staff ensure that campers have a great time participating in fun activities as well. Past groups have participated in movie nights, bowling nights, arts and crafts sessions, outdoor games, Zumba lessons and much more. Through both the mini-courses and extracurricular activities, we promote a strong sense of self-esteem in our campers to help them grow personally and as part of a team. Campers will stay busy and involved learning about engineering fields and building long-lasting friendships.

Where do campers stay at Clemson?

Campers stay for a week in an on-campus residence hall and eat in University dining halls. Counselors stay in the residence hall with campers to oversee activities and serve as role models during the program. The halls also offer a high level of security for the campers. Outside doors stay locked, and a security guard is on duty at night from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Campers have a lights-out curfew of 10:30 pm each night. Campers receive a meal plan, which provides them with three meals a day in the campus dining hall.

How much does the camp cost?

The cost of the camp is $975. Need-based scholarships are available. Please fill out the Need-Based Scholarship Application section of the online application if you are in need of financial assistance. Payment is made upon acceptance to the program.

How do I apply?

Fill out and submit the online application. Follow directions on the application page to turn in all supplemental documents needed for a complete application by the deadline.

Beth Anne Johnson | WISE Coordinator
158A Freeman Hall, Clemson, SC 29634-0939
Phone: 864-656-1089
Fax: 864-656-1397

*Project WISE is available to all qualifying students regardless of their gender or gender identity.