2017 STEM Camporall

June 9-11, 2017 | UB North Campus

Join hundreds of scouts and scout leaders from Western New York and beyond for a STEM themed camp! All scouts are welcome—Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venture & Explorer Scouts, and Girl Scouts.

About the event

A Camporall is for ALL Scouts—Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venture & Explorer Scouts, and Girl Scouts! Camp for the weekend or come out for the day on Saturday and join hundreds of scouts and leaders from throughout Western New York and beyond. Our theme is STEM—Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math—and how it influences our world. This camp offers a unique opportunity for scouts to experience fun, hands-on STEM activities that take full advantage of UB's facilities, resources, and staff. 

Saturday at the Camporall will be split between STEM experiments in and around UB's labs and classrooms and at the outdoor Midway area. Younger scouts will explore the Midway activities in the morning and the Lab Activities in the afternoon. Older scouts will participate in the Lab Activities in the morning and the Midway in the afternoon.

Younger scouts are defined as:

  • All Cub Scouts—Lion, Wolf, Bear, Webelos
  • Girl Scouts—Daisies, Brownies, Juniors 

Older scouts are defined as:

  • All Boy Scouts, Venturers, Explorers
  • Girl Scouts—Cadets, Seniors, Ambassadors 

Event highlights

  • 50-minute sessions exploring STEMS subjects with trained UB instructors.
  • Outdoor ethics activities.
  • STEM games with bottle rockets, kite-making, mini catapult construction, aluminum can races and more.
  • Boating on Lake LaSalle with canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddle boards.
  • Contact with real astonauts at the International Space Station using amateur radio equipment!
  • SCOUTStrong 1.5 mile obstacle run/walk.
  • Campfires and closing show with a band, speakers, awards and other entertainment.

Event information

Date: June 9-11, 2017
Time: Check-in begins at 4:00 pm on Friday, check-out begins at 8:00 am Sunday
Location: UB North Campus

Check-in Location


University at Buffalo
North Campus
Amherst, NY 14260

  • Enter UB via Flint Road entrance
  • Check in at Center for Tomorrow lot (Friday only)
  • Turn left on John James Audubon Pkwy
  • Turn right on Hamilton Road
  • Turn left into Jarvis A lot 

Download the program guide for check-in procedures and detailed maps.


The participation fee is $15.00 per person (youth or adult), after May 26, 2017 the fees goes up to $20 and lunch availability is not guaranteed.

Each youth must be a registered Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venture, Explorer, or Girl Scout to attend.

Additional information

For additional details about the camp including general information, health and safety, program information, schedule, check-in details, directions and site maps, download the program guide, check out the Camporall FAQs or visit the GNFC website.

Event sponsors

The 2017 STEM Camporall is sponsored by the Greater Niagara Frontier Council, the Boy Scouts of America, and the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Interested in volunteering?

Volunteers are needed both to present and to assist with student activities. The activities will be held from 9:00 am to noon for grade 6 through grade 12 students, and from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm for kindergarten through grade 5 students.

If you would like to volunteer, contact Steven Pilat at sepilat@buffalo.edu

Event Date: June 9, 2017 at 4:00 PM