Camps for K-12 Students

Transportation Camp

We are doing everything in our power to ensure a summer of in-person programs on campus for 2021. However, we cannot guarantee summer camps will happen in-person at this time. Our goal is to have information finalized and open for registration by April 1st. Thank you to all our camp sponsors and organizers. Please subscribe to our mailing list to receive updates.

campers touring an airplane cockpit.

Where high school students can explore the state-of-practice of today’s transportation.

About the Camp

The Transportation Camp is a highly competitive scholarship program that provides 30 high school students with a great chance to investigate careers and educational opportunities in today's transportation industry and beyond.

Students participate in discussions, hands-on design competitions, and trips to study local and regional transportation hot spots. They also spend time with industry role models and a diverse group of students.

Transportation Camp scholarship funding for 2019 is provided by the Stephen Still Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics. Past funding was provided by a Federal Highway Administration grant.

Students touring traffic center.

Visit the Regional Traffic Operations Center in NITTEC.

Students standing outside a FedEx shipping plane.

Tour the Buffalo International Airport and Air Control Tower.

Students in boat approaching canal locks.

Cruise along Erie Canal in Lockport.

Program Details

  • One-week non-residential program
  • High school students only (rising 9th grade to rising 12th grade)
  • Participation is completely free and students will receive free field trip transportation and lunches
  • Learn about transportation engineering through awesome hands-on activities and group projects
  • Tour the regional traffic operation center and transit authority in Greater Niagara Falls and Buffalo region
  • Tour of Buffalo International Airport and Air Control Tower
  • Cruise along Erie Canal in Lockport
  • Spend time with professionals from transportation authorities and industry
  • Leadership and communication training program
  • College preparation and admission process
  • Minority or underrepresented students are encouraged to apply


The UB Transportation Camp is sponsored by the Stephen Still Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics.