2016 Summer Camp program

Math and Science Summer Program

The CERDEC Math and Science Summer Program uses a fun, hands-on approach to learning, which enhances your child’s interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The curriculum for each session is structured to help entry-level students achieve this goal. All programs are taught by state-certified teachers.

The CERDEC Educational Outreach Program is pleased to host the 2017 Math and Science Summer Camp at Harford Glen Environmental Center in Bel Air, Maryland.

One-week sessions lead students through hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, also known as STEM, experiences in a fun-filled camp environment.

Program topics generally align with CERDEC mission areas, encouraging campers to become excited about the fields in which the APG community works. Campers will learn about opportunities and careers as well as gain insight into STEM professions.

The 2017 program offers:

Lego MindStorm Robotics: Mars Rover Challenge

July 24-28


Entering 5th and 6th Grades

Campers will work in small groups learning to program LEGO robotics while solving a multitude of renewable energy challenges based on real-world problems. Campers will combine math, physics, mechanics and programming skills to help them complete the given challenges. Campers will learn through fun hands on activities, while watching their creations come alive. LEGO MindStorm emphasizes strategic problem solving and critical thinking, which can be used beyond STEM.

Natural disasters and bridges: Shark Tank edition!

July 31 - Aug. 4


Entering 9th and 10th Grades

Bridge construction is a complex, multi-discipline effort involving skills related to STEM including geology, computer science, civil, electrical and mechanical engineering. Campers will work in small groups to understand the significance of bridges and the impact that natural disasters have on these structures. They will combine motivation, cohesive team building, leadership and creativity to support one another while researching, designing and developing a new bridge concept to withstand a specific natural disaster. Campers will simulate the research, development and marketing process while presenting their designs to a small panel.

Sports and Science- Let’s Play Ball!

Aug. 7-11


Entering 7th and 8th Grades

Physics, biochemistry and material science play a major role in sports.

This exciting one-week program explores the relationship between STEM and Sports: How does science affect a free throw? How does a ball reach a goal once kicked? How does the rate of a ball’s speed affect its destination? How does the stitching on a football affect the way that it is received? Do surfaces have an effect on how a ball moves?

These are some of the questions that campers will explore as they complete a series of hands-on experiments designed to demonstrate this essential connection.

Notice of Change to the Application Process

As part of our mission to continuously improve your program experience, we have made some changes to the Application Process for the 2017 season. Please make note of these changes as they could impact whether your student’s application is properly processed.

  • Individuals registering multiple students will now be able to enter all students on one application. This application will be tied to your email address which may only be entered once. For that reason, you will only be able to submit one application per email address. Be sure to include all campers on your application, as you will not be able to go in and add campers at a later date.
  • Once you have completed and submitted your application, you will receive an automatically generated confirmation email. Depending on your email server and security settings, this email may go to your SPAM folder. If you do not see the email in your inbox, please check your SPAM or Junk mail folder.

As always, applications will be processed on a strict First Come – First Served basis, with placement preference given to children of current Active Duty military members.

Application will be available here beginning Monday February 6, 2017 at 10:00 AM.

Please click the link below for full, step-by-step application instructions.

We look forward to seeing you this summer at the 2017 CERDEC Math and Science Summer Camp.

***Applications without student information will not be processed
***Additional students cannot be added to a submitted application
***Please make sure all applications are complete before submitting