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2015 SummerITeens


SummerITeens gives area students the opportunity to learn new topics they don't usually see in their home schools. SummerITeens courses use a hands-on approach introducing concepts, linking classroom work with its real-world application by modified experiments, and visiting with area professionals from relevant fields. In a SummerITeens camp, participants expand their career horizons, meet and work informally with SUNY Poly faculty and instructors, get to know like-minded students from other districts in the Mohawk Valley, and enjoy many of the fine facilities associated with our beautiful campus.



SummerITeens 2014 was a fulfilling and delightful experience. Many Many THANKS  to our wonderful instructors, our student and staff assistants, community volunteers, and to our sponsors:



If you would like to ensure that you receive early notification of SummerITeens opportunities for Summer 2015, please send your contact information for inclusion on the SummerITeens mailing list to:



2014 SummerITeens Camp List

July 7-10, 2014

Camp if full; waitlist only

FIRST® LEGO® League Introduction (ages 9-12; half day camp)
Introduction to FLL, from robots to teamwork to research. Design, build, and program LEGO® Mindstorms robots to meet challenges on the FLL playing field.

July 14-17, 2014

LEGO® Mindstorms SUMO Robots (ages 12 and up)
Can your bot push my bot out of the ring? Teams use LEGO® Mindstorms to fight it out in the Sumo ring. The simple premise masks serious engineering challenges.

July 21-24, 2014

Computer Security (ages 12 and up)
Become adept at blocking hacker attempts to gain control of your computer and data. Learn about the software, hardware, and techniques used to keep your computer and data secure.

July 28-31, 2014

LEGO® Mindstorms Advanced - Wacky Machines
(permission of instructor; experience required)
For Mindstorms enthusiasts with experience.  Take your creation to a new level of control with ultrasonic, light, color and touch sensors used in creating connectable modules to transfer objects through space. Think Rube Goldberg machines!

July 28-30, 2014

Nanotechnology Camp
Rising 9th - 12th graders will experience hands-on labs and discussions about nano-applications and careers. Includes tour of the new Quad-C building on the SUNY Poly campus.

August 4-7, 2014
M-TH   9AM-3PM

Digital Storytelling (grades 8 and up)
Ever wanted to create your own movie or video games? Like creating your own stories and characters? In Digital Storytelling, you will be guided in using easy, fast software and studio equipment to tell the stories you create! No previous experience necessary.

August 4-7, 2014

Girls' 3-D Daze and other Engineering Technology (ages 12 and up)
Get into 3-D - draw stuff, and then make stuff with a 3-D printer. Use crafts in combination with circuits to make lights you wear!

August 11-14, 2014

Girls' Math/Science (ages 12 and up)
Secrets are being told all around you. Learn about the secret, strange, and fantastic ways that nature communicates through sound, smell, and touch! People can also share secrets that no one else can understand. Find out how mathematics allows us to create and share secret messages with your friends. Join us as we explore the exciting and secret world of communication!

August 11-14, 2014

Renewable Energy Camp (ages 12 and up)
Explore solar, wind, and hydro energy using virtual and hands-on equipment. Discover how renewables are being used now to meet our energy needs in Central New York. Collaborate with other teens as you use virtual tools to help design, build and operate real wind turbines and photovoltaic solar systems. Try out a photovoltaic solar roof and a cool ropes course. Have fun competing with virtual and hands-on energy related games such as managing an electric grid mock-up and racing solar cars.


Applications will be accepted until mid-June for June, July and August camps. Payment is required to complete the application process.

Most camps run M-TH, 9-3. Most camps cost $200 per person... details on the application form. Discounts for multiple family members and early bird enrollment.

Financial-need-based scholarships available.



Interested in robotics? Consider the FIRST®  Family of programs: FIRST LEGO® League - FLL, as well as FIRST® Tech Challenge - FTC.


We will host the annual ROBOT RIOT May 11, 2014

SUNY Poly is the FIRST Partner for New York - Utica region. Info at:


For additional information on SummerITeens call us at: (315) 792-7383
or e-mail: