Camps for K-12 Students


July 12-14, July 19-21 and July 26-28 | UB North Campus

A 3-day camp held on UB's North Campus that teaches the fundamentals of computing.

About the event


The Computer Science and Engineering department's CSE-xplore Camp is an exciting 3 day youth program designed to give middle and high school students an engaging, fun-filled and hands-on immersive summer experience.

Attendees will explore the fundamentals of computing from the low-level hardware of circuits all the way to the high-level logic of writing software. To embrace the diversity of the field, activities also include programming a robot and designing a video game.

This day camp will take place on UB’s North campus, with occasional trips to some of campus’s exciting research labs that apply computing to solve meaningful real-world problems. No prior experience in computing or engineering is expected.

Who can attend?

This year, the CSE-xplore is excited to welcome students from grades 6-12 and we will be offereing three different events.  No prior programming experience is required!

  • CSE-xplore: Foundations and Explorations in GIS
    July 12-14, 2021
    , 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, for grades 6-8 (co-ed)
  • CSE-xplore: Explorations in Applied Computing and Engineering
    July 19-21, 2021
    , 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, for grades 9-12 (girls only)
  • CSE-xplore: Explorations in GIS Technology
    July 26-28, 2021
    , 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, for grades 9-12 (co-ed)


This year, all of our CSE-xplore camps are free!

Additional information

Students do not need any prior programming experience to attend. CSE-xplore welcomes all students (entering grades 6-12 this fall) to register and participate regardless of prior computer science and engineering knowledge and background. No lunch or snacks will be provided during this camp.

Your health and safety is important to us.

The health and safety of our campers and their families is extremely important to us. To keep campers, chaperones, parents and UB staff safe, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is taking extra precautions for in-person camps, in addition to abiding by UB's Health & Safety Guidlines.

Learn about the COVID-19 precautions we are taking. 

Application Closed

The application for this camp is now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied this year! To be notified when next year's application opens, please subscribe to our mailing list.

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