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2024 Summer STEM Camps

APSU Observatory
Space Explorers Camp attendees will spend one evening at the APSU Observatory.

Space Explorers Camp

Austin Peay State University's Space Explorer Camp is back for another session in Summer 2024, running from June 10-14.

The camp, designed for students from 10-14 years old, will be a full-day, weeklong day camp focused on space exploration and astronomy.

The camp will provide campers with the opportunity to learn about planets, stars and what is up in the sky while also engaging in fun and exciting activities such as building telescopes, making craters and launching water bottle rockets.

Students will:

Trashcano Demonstration
Dr. Pathiranage on tie-dye day!

Lab Explorer Camp

Lab Explorer Camp will take the best of Austin Peay's biology and chemistry departments and mold them into a one-of-a-kind experience for aspiring scientists entering sixth and seventh grade in the Fall 2024 semester! 

Students will engage in a series of daily lab sessions that promise an exhilarating exploration of scientific wonders. Delve into the fundamentals of real chemistry as you learn about the periodic table and construct models of atoms and molecules and immerse yourself in hands-on experiments exploring Polymer Chemistry, focusing on polymers and the importance of recycling plastics. The Biology Extravaganza offers a comprehensive journey into the human body, featuring models and DNA extractions. The last day of the camp will be a grand finale, allowing students to showcase their presentations and provide a platform to enhance scientific communication skills.

The camp activities include:

Google Coding Camp
Austin Peay offers 14 summer coding camps.

Summer Coding Camps

Austin Peay offers 11 summer coding camps opened to students in third-grade to those entering their first year of college. The camps are half a day over five days, and all equipment is provided in the university's state-of-the-art PC labs.

Camps include: