Science, Technology, & Engineering Preview Summer (STEPS) Camp

Science, Technology, and Engineering Preview Summer (STEPS)  Camp is an introduction to the exciting world of science, technology and engineering.

Girls with STEPS project 2014

Summer STEPS Camps applications are due Monday, June 15, 2015. Click here to apply today!

Building on the success of the STEPS Camps hosted at the University of St. Thomas since 2000, five engineering day camps will be held summer 2015 at the Arlington Hills Community Center in St. Paul, MN for 20 children in each day camp. These free camps are for campers going into 7th grade. Three camps will be held in July for girls only, and two camps offered in August will be for both girls and boys. 

The STEPS Camp strives to bring engineering opportunities to Saint Paul kids, especially focusing on the neighborhood served by the Arlington Hills Community Center. We hope to expose children to potential engineering careers, college life (including eating in the cafeteria), and ignite an interest in science/technology/engineering.

Boy and Girl CreateTech pic

Utilizing the Createch Studio's equipment, including Johnson High School's Laser Engraver and 3D printer, we will be connecting young students in the neighborhood with mentors and resources they can access throughout their high school careers.  

Step Camps feature:

  • An opportunity for girls and boys to learn more about what engineers do.
  • Workshops taught by instructors with extensive backgrounds in engineering, technology, science and education.
  • Hands-on experience with high-tech equipment and processes.
  • College-life experience at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul campus.

New for Summer 2015!:  A day camp format with opportunities for both girls and boys to participate.

Cost: The camps are FREE! (There is no cost to you.)


  • Science Technology & Engineering Preview Summer Camp (STEPS) is for students completing 6th grade in spring 2015 and entering 7th grade in fall 2015. Sorry, no exceptions. 
  • Campers will be selected randomly by lottery from all eligible applicants. 
  • STEPS Camp will notify you by late June of acceptance or wait list status.
  • Please provide on the application a working email that you check frequently. 
  • Dates STEPS camps will be held:

    -- Wednesday, July 8th  -- girls only
    -- Wednesday, July 15th—girls only
    -- Wednesday, July 29th – girls only
    --  Wednesday, August 5th – girls and boys
    --  Wednesday, August 12th – girls and boys 

For more information on STEPS Camp, please contact:

Jacki Kubal, University of St. Thomas
(651) 962-5750


Marika Staloch, Saint Paul Public Library
(651) 266-7068