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STEM Summer Camps

Students ages 7-17 are invited to take part in a range of full day summer camps at Trident Technical College devoted to career exploration, guest speakers and special STEM projects.

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Trident Technical College will host a series of full day STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) focused youth camps during the summer of 2022. The BOOMING in Stem camps are funded through a U.S. Department of Defense grant, National Defense Education Program for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education, Outreach and Workforce Initiative Programs. 

While the program is designed to provide fun and educational experiences for the children of members of United States armed forces, a limited number of camp registrations may also be available to the general public.

Camps run 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Camps will be available at each of Trident Technical College’s five campuses and at the Dorchester County QuickJobs Training Center.

Campers will participate in two different STEM experiences, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

2022 DoDSTEM Camp Topic Descriptions

Thornley Campus, North Charleston

Dates 7-11 year olds 12-17 year olds
June 6-10 How Stuff Works/Tech Careers All About Soil/Forensics & Biotechnology
Innerworkings of Me/All About Soil PC Construction & Deconstruction/How Stuff Works
June 13-17 Drones/3D Printing
Science Detectives/All About Soil
June 20-24 Coding Robots/How Stuff Works
Innerworkings of Me/Health Careers
June 27-July 1 Drones/Cybersecurity
July 11-15 How Stuff Works/Drones
July 18-22 Science Detectives/All About Soil
Cybersecurity/3D Printing
July 25-29 How Stuff Works/Tech Careers
Drones/Coding Robots
Aug. 1-5 Drones/Innerworkings of Me
Science Detectives/Cybersecurity

Dorchester Campus, Summerville

Dates 7-11 year olds 12-17 year olds
June 6-10 Cybersecurity/3D Printing 3D Printing/Ethical Hacking & Cybersecurity
June 13-17 Innerworkings of Me/How Stuff Works How Stuff Works/Forensics & Biotechnology

Dorchester County QuickJobs Training Center, St. George

Dates 7-11 year olds 12-17 year olds
June 20-24 Drones/Cybersecurity Ethical Hacking & Cybersecurity/Drones
June 27-July 1 Coding Robots/How Stuff Works How Stuff Works/Robot Coding

Palmer Campus, Downtown Charleston

Dates 7-11 year olds 12-17 year olds
July 11-15 3D Printing/Science Detectives PC Construction & Deconstruction/
Ethical Hacking & Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity/3D Printing
July 18-22 How Stuff Works/Innerworkings of Me VEX Robotics

Berkeley Campus, Moncks Corner

Dates 7-11 year olds 12-17 year olds
July 18-22 Drones/Coding Robots Robot Coding/Drones
July 25-29 3D Printing/Cybersecurity Ethical Hacking & Cybersecurity/3D Printing

Mt. Pleasant Campus, Mt. Pleasant

Dates 7-11 year olds 12-17 year olds
July 25-29 VEX Robotics
Aug. 1-5 3D Printing/Coding Robots Robot Coding/3D Printing

In order to provide the opportunity to as many participants as possible, please apply for the camp that is your top choice. Your child will be placed on a waiting list for any additional applications. If additional spots are available after the end of Open Enrollment, your child will be registered and you will be notified.


Enrollment has been extended for a select number of camps.


Funded through the same grant program, Trident Tech will also launch the Lowcountry Advanced Manufacturing Institute (LAMI) for rising high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors at the South Carolina Aeronautical Training Center (SCATC) on Thornley Campus. Learn more.


Acknowledgment of Support: This material is based upon work supported by the National Defense Education Program (NDEP) for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education, Outreach, and Workforce Initiative Programs under Grant No. HQ00342010042. The views expressed in written materials or publications, and/or made by speakers, moderators, and presenters, do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Defense nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.