WSU Tri-Cities
High School Camps

WSU Tri-Cities High School Camps

Summer STEM Camps provide options for high school students to:

  • Increase their knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and math
  • Learn practical applications of STEM principles
  • Expand their understanding of career options in STEM professions

Two high school camps are specifically designed to engage and challenge students in grades 9 – 12.

Ages: Students entering 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th grades in fall 2019

Location: WSU Tri-Cities, Consolidated Information Center (CIC) Building

Physical Address: 2770 Crimson Way, Richland, WA 99354

NOTE: Session 2A and 2B is a two week long class


SessionDateSession TopicDescriptionCost
1June 24-27
(Monday – Thursday)
Cosmic Quest How astronomy can save the world, planetary research, solar energy, asteroid avoidance$294 (includes lunch and snack)
2AFirst week
July 8-11
(Monday – Thursday)
Coding and Game DesignHow to create your own massively multiplayer online game – MMO, including art and digital design for video games.$588 for Session 2A & 2B. (includes lunch and snack)
2BSecond week
July 22 – 25
(Monday – Thursday)
Coding and Game Design How to create your own massively multiplayer online game – MMO, including art and digital design for video games.

Descriptions below approximate coverage of topics; actual lessons may vary.


Game Changer

June 25 – 28

Join the development team of an actual open source game! You and your group will brainstorm ideas for a new adventure campaign, designing characters, enemies, traps, and maps. Our experts will teach you the custom scripting language and application programming interface used by the game. Then, your team will divide to work on separate tasks. Every day, you will have production meetings to make sure you will meet the deadlines for various milestones, and bug squashing sessions to eliminate programming errors. When you are finished, you will upload your content to the game server to be enjoyed by thousands of other players!

The game we will use is a turn-based strategy game with a fantasy theme called Battle for Wesnoth.


July 23 – 26

Learn about robotic technology, then design and build robots. Work with gears, sensors, blocks, panels, motors, axles, wheels, compressors, pneumatic parts, gearboxes, switches, lights, an electronic magnet, encoder motors, and a controller interface unit along with a power supply. Add sensors to enable your robot to run autonomously. Use the internationally-known, advanced Fischertechnik system, designed to challenge robotic engineers, as you code your programmable logic controllers to enable your robot to compete in the Robotics Challenge.


Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page to learn more about High School STEM Camps!


Contact the Professional Development & Community Education (PDCE) office at WSU Tri-Cities to learn more about Summer STEM Camps. Always feel free to let us know your thoughts at a time that works for you!

Phone: 509-372-7123 / or 509-372-7174


Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Register today for Summer STEM Camps!