Connect with peers, engage in hands-on STEAM activities and learn about our many exciting research areas. Built for ages 6-14, each camp session runs for 90 minutes and includes a lab, activity, virtual field trip or "meet the expert" experience.
What Our Campers' Parents Say:
“It's a really enjoyable camp and activities. … Really good to pass time and learn new things while having fun.”
“I have been listening in here and there and the camp is so cool! Just loved the fish surgery day.”
“Loving all these lady scientists! Super cool!”
Summer Camp Inspire
- July 5 through July 30, 1-2:30 p.m.
- Cost: $100/week
- FIU Employee: $75/week
- All 4 weeks: $360 (10% off each week)
- Age Groups: 6-8, 9-12 (Campers will be all together and split into breakout rooms by age for activities)
- 13-14-year-old CIT program available
Camp Weeks and Themes
Frequently Asked Questions
Staff are assigned to groups that remain constant for the duration of the program.
All camp staff undergo and clear a Level 2 background check and attend a mandatory training session before camp starts.
Throughout the camp experience, campers will meet FIU researchers and students to discuss ongoing research, see unique facilities and get a glimpse into the exciting work being conducted at the university.
Counselors In Training
A Counselor In Training is a camper who is 13-14 years old and is interested in diving deeper into the material reviewed in camp and assisting the Education & Outreach team in creating FIU@Home educational content.
CITs are required to register for a full month of camp. They participate in all camp activities and gain writing, communication and leadership skills.
After each day of camp, write a 2- to 4-sentence blog post about your experience at camp. Blog posts can be about:
- What you learned today
- Activities you participated in
- What you thought about camp
- What you think would make the virtual camp experience more fun
Blog posts can be written in a word document and emailed to email@example.com at the end of each week.
Meet with the FIU mentor after camp for about 15 minutes to review work and answer questions.
Write an FIU@Home article with an FIU staff member. Choose a science-related topic based on camp themes and explore FIU research on the subject (with help from the FIU staff member) and create a fun at-home activity for kids and families to do. Your FIU@Home article about your activity will appear on the CASE News page.