Camps for K-12 Students


An Engineering Camp for High School Girls

August 2020 | UB North Campus

Group photo of TINKER girls.

TINKER is a unique, student-run engineering camp for high school girls designed to expose girls to the different disciplines of engineering while debunking the common misconceptions that prevent women from considering an engineering career.

About the camp

Students are mentored by professional women engineers, faculty, and students - as well as work in teams with other participants.

The week begins with a one-hour orientation, and concludes with a dinner banquet. Parents/guardians are invited to the banquet, and students will have the opportunity to present about their experience at TINKER.

No engineering experience required!


TINKER is a summer engineering camp for incoming high schools girls (i,e. 9th-12th grade students in fall 2020).

Cost of registration is $425 and covers all camp activities including:

  • 5-6 fun, hands-on engineering projects
  • 2-3 company tours, and transportation to the companies
  • Presentations from engineering professors at the school
  • TINKER T-shirts, drawstring bag and other camp supplies
  • Closing ceremony: On the last day of the camp, there will be a banquet closing ceremony. The banquet will include dinner and presentations from the camp participants. All participants can invite up to two guests. The entire banquet is covered in the cost of registration. The banquet will begin at 5pm on the last day of camp. Location will be announced.
  • Orientation: On the first day of camp, there will be a one hour parent/guardian orientation. The orientation will review all of the activities of the camp. Parents and guardians will be able to meet TINKER staff and engineering professors.
  • An opportunity to network with women engineers

TINKER staff will be on site before and after the camp times in case parents or guardians need to drop off their students early or pickup their students late.

If you would like more details, or have any questions, please email or visit the TINKER Website.

Learn More

To learn more about this camp, visit the Tinker website.