Camps for K-12 Students

UB Sustainability 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.

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

  • Hands on activities, games, and competitions
  • STEM Themes: energy, product lifecycle, ecology, and carbon footprint
  • Societal Factors: global, social, economic, and environmental impact
  • Work side by side with university faculty and graduate student mentors
  • Lunch with on campus experts and industry professionals
  • Community engagement
  • Various fields trips and tours including:
    • Sustainable Design Laboratories
    • Environmental Engineering Laboratories
    • Bicycle Tour of North Campus using UB Bikeshare: Includes ride through the heart of North Campus, Ellicott complex, Letchworth Woods, Lake Lasalle, and UB Solar Strand,
    • UB GRoW Home
    • UB Compost Facility
    • UB University Garden
    • Niagara Power Vista
    • Banks of Lake Lasalle Restoration

Who Can Attend?

All students entering 8th and 9th grade come fall 2019 are eligible to attend the camp. Maximum camp enrollment is 20 students.


Camp tuition is $400 for the entire week and covers all camp materials, food and transportation.

Thanks to our sponsor, National Grid, we are proud to offer need-based scholarships which will bring the cost of the camp down to $150 per student for the entire week. Scholarship consideration is included with your application. We ask that scholarship applicants be from families with a household income less than $60K/year.

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 phone charger, a wind turbine, a certificate of completion and a one-of-a-kind experience in sustainability.

Sponsored by:

We'd also like to thank our donors: Cannon Design, and Industrial Support Inc. for helping to make this camp possible.

Related Links

Related SEAS Student Clubs


Contact our SEAS Outreach Coordinator:

Steven Pilat