Camps for K-12 Students

UB Sustainability Camp

August 2-6, 2021 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm | UB North Campus

About the Camp

The UB Sustainability Camp is a five day camp blending the STEM fields with sustainable impact around the globe. It is a unique experience combining hands on laboratory projects with field experience on campus and around the community. As a sustainable camp, we aim for a net zero carbon footprint while teaching students how to calculate and decrease their own carbon footprint.

Camp Features

  • Individualized hands on activities, games, and competitions
  • STEM Themes: energy, product lifecycle, ecology, and carbon footprint
  • Societal Factors: global, social, economic, and environmental impact
  • Community engagement
  • Various tours including:
    • Outdoors tour of UB North Campus covering the Ellicott complex, Letchworth Woods, Lake Lasalle, University Garden, and UB Solar Strand

Who Can Attend?

All students entering 8th and 9th grade in the fall are eligible to attend the camp. Maximum camp enrollment is 30 students. Acceptance to our camps does not depend on high achieving academics or prior knowledge. Students who show enthusiasm for engineering and the STEM fields all have an equal chance of acceptance.

Transportation is available for residents of the City of Buffalo; bus stops will be scheduled after there is a final camp roster.

Cost

Thanks to our sponsors, Dupont and National Grid, students can attend our 2021 camp at no cost. As valued community partners of the University at Buffalo, National Grid and Dupont are committed to driving positive impact by protecting the environment and empowering our community.

What Do Campers Leave With?

Each camper who completed the UB Sustainability Camp will go home with camp swag including a T-Shirt, drawstring bag, water bottle, and more. Campers will also receive a solar powered car, a wind turbine, a certificate of completion and a one-of-a-kind experience in sustainability.

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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