Each year SAME sponsors Engineering & Construction Camps for high school students. This one week, world class camp is for HS students interested in becoming an engineer. The camp is very hands-on, with activities ranging from placing a concrete beam, wood construction, material testing, water purification and many other engineering challenges. The camp is conducted at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, where participants live and eat on site. Supervision, training, coaching, mentoring and guidance is provided a staff of over 30 engineers and other professionals. The Pikes Peak Post generally only sponsors campers to the AFA camp.
SAME also conducts camps with the U.S. Navy Seabees at Port Hueneme, CA, Army Camp at Vicksburg, MS and USMC Camp LeJuene, NC.
Complete details on the camp can be found at www.samecamps.org and specific data about the U.S. Air Force Academy camp at http://samecamps.org/?page_id=27 along with other information on the camp to include the dates for this year camp.
The eligibility criteria is at http://samecamps.org/?page_id=6
The cost of camp is $550, the Pikes Peak Post pays half of this amount so the campers cost is $275.
The Pikes Peak Post is one of 100+ SAME Post who sponsor this event. The Pikes Peak Post can send up to 5 campers to the camp, so competition for selection can be very keen. Students can download the required forms from the websites listed above. Application should be sent to our camp POC below by 13 April. Please send the form via e-mail. Do not include any registration fees until requested. The Application forms can be found at http://samecamps.org/?page_id=9
Please feel free to contact me at the above number or e-mail address if you have any questions.
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