2018 Middle School Summer Camp Overview

The Project SYNCERE Middle School Summer STEM Camp was designed for students who have a sincere interest in learning how to apply math and science skills to solve "real-world" problems. It was created to give students the opportunity to engage in engineering topics and to better prepare them for pursuing STEM-related careers.

Students spend each day learning how to apply math and science concepts by completing various engineering projects. There are six (6) separate sessions, each lasting one week. Each session will incorporate a different engineering project, with the intent to expose students to the various areas of concentration in engineering and provide them an enhanced set of skills that will prepare them for the 21st century.

Offering an educational and interactive summer program for middle school students is just one of the steps Project SYNCERE is taking to fulfill its mission of developing young minds. By focusing our services on middle school students, it is our hope that participants learn the importance and benefits of higher education and STEM careers, to become the next generation of leaders, innovators, and engineers.


Camp Details

  • Grades: Incoming 6th, 7th, 8th Graders
  • Dates: June 25 - August 3
  • Days of week: Monday - Friday
  • Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Lunch: Provided
  • Field Trips: 1 per week
  • Location: Olive Harvey College - 10001 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60628

    Typical Camp Day




    Students Arrive/Morning Activity


    Intro to Engineering Activity


    Engineering Plan/Brainstorm


    Physical Activity




    Engineering Plan/Build




    Engineering Build


    Day Recap

    2017 Sessions

    Session 1: (June 25 – June 29)

    Computer Science: Space Robotics Exploration Challenge 

    Session 2: (July 2 – July 6)

    Hydraulics Engineering: Fluid Power Design Challenge

    *No class July 4th

    Session 3: (July 9 – July 13)

    Electrical Engineering: Arduino Alarm Design Challenge

    Session 4: (July 16 – July 20)

    Biomedical Science: Mystery Diagnosis Challenge 

    Session 5: (July 23 – July 27)

    Robotics Engineering: Underwater Robotics Design Challenge

    Session 6: (July 30 – Aug 3)

    Marine Engineering: Speed Boat Design Challenge

    Registration Process

    • Please fill out all the required fields on the REGISTRATION FORM
    • Pay the $50.00 deposit
    • Late registrations & payments will be accepted upon available space left


    Phone: 773.982.8261

    Email: apps@projectsyncere.org

    Rates & Payments


    • Early-Bird Rate: $250 per week 
    • 6-Week Pre-Pay Discount: $1375 
    • Regular Rate: $275 per week
    • Registration Deposit: $50 (Non-refundable, due at time of registration)

    Income Based Rates: 

    A limited number of discounted weekly spaces (per child) are available based on income and family size. Discounted spaces are subject to availability and may range from $150-$225 per week. To request the discounted fee, please click and download the "Discount Fee Request Formcomplete, and fax to 856-997-9294 or email to apps@projectsyncere.org with the required documents.

    Payment Schedule:
    Early Bird Deadline: May 4th
    6-Week Pre-Pay Discount Deadline: June 8th
    *To receive discounts, all sessions must be paid in full by the deadline.

    Regular rate weekly fees are due two weeks prior to your camp:

    • Week 1: Monies Due by June 11th
    • Week 2: Monies Due by June 18th
    • Week 3: Monies Due by June 25th
    • Week 4: Monies Due by July 2nd
    • Week 5: Monies Due by July 9th
    • Week 6: Monies Due by July 16th

    Mailed/In-Person Payments
    Project SYNCERE
    9012 S. Stony Island Ave
    Chicago, IL 60617


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