Thank you for your interest in GSU’s STEAM Camp program! Since 2014, Governors State University’s STEAM Camp has introduced campers ages 11 to 16 to current topics in science, the arts, career development and life on a dynamic and modern college campus. GSU’s STEAM Camp provides an exceptional opportunity for today’s students to become tomorrow’s innovators through extensive interaction with highly qualified faculty, business and industry volunteers and each other. Camp modules are taught by outstanding instructors and field practitioners, exceptional GSU students and alumni, and highly qualified volunteers from business and industry.

Activity tutorials, experiments, field activities, project-based learning, field trips, and presentation opportunities are organized on a fun and structured schedule, encouraging students to envision STEAM careers or greater knowledge of how STEAM might inform their lives. The hands-on nature of the camp activities challenge students to work together in a series of fun and thought-provoking individual, family, and team-based activities.

Currently, GSU's STEAM Camp program operates sessions in winter and summer.

Register now for Summer 2023 for campers ages 11 to 16 (mature campers as young as age 10 may register at parental/guardian discretion). Lunch will be provided and is included in the cost of attendance.

SESSION ONE: Monday, July 10 to Friday, July 14, 9 AM to 3 PM

SESSION TWO: Monday, July 17 to Friday, July 21, 9 AM to 3 PM

SESSION THREE: Monday, July 24 to Friday, July 28, 9 AM to 3 PM

Cost: $260 dollars per session. Limited number of need-based scholarships available. Visit the STEAM Camp Scholarship form to begin the application process.

Use discount code STEAM2023MULTI for 10% off when registering your child for multiple weeks. Multi-week discount is not combinable with scholarship.

STEAM Camp Plus activities available Monday to Thursday, 3 to 5 p.m. Additional fee of $60 per session, per camper applies.

Location: Governors State University


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Donate and Support STEAM Camp

Thank you to our 2023 sponsors!  

Governors State University is pleased to partner with regional industrial leaders Amazon, Bimba Manufacturing, ComEd, Solvay USA, community organizations Junior Achievement and local governments including the Village of Park Forest, with generous contributions from Frankfort Family Auto, and Kevin Brookins, and is a grant recipient from the CPASS (Creating Pathways and Access for Student Success) Foundation. 

Governors State University continues to actively seek individual and organizational donors of time, funds and other resources. Financial donations support camper scholarships, camp activities and materials, and GSU students working in the camp.