Host a Physics Camp
Our curriculum was designed by a team of expert and award winning high school physics educators. Since our first camp in 2003, we’ve continued to fine-tune and improve our program.
Who does what?
How much does it cost?
Access is our number 1 priority, and thus we aim to eliminate as many barriers as possible for student participation. We have three models of funding for camps:
For a DCC grant funded camp, every student attends on full scholarship – a $650 value, and we aim for 25-45 students. Because of generous donors, we are able to host most of our camps in partnership with school districts for no out of pocket expense to the district. The actual cost of each physics camp is $25K-30K.
Depending on the location of the camp, on average, a camp for up to 25 students costs $25,000, and a camp for up to 45 students costs $30,000. If you were to provide some or all of the staff, that would trim costs. In addition, if you were to coordinate student meals and bussing on your own, that would also trim costs. Contact us if you are interested in funding your own camp.
A participant funded camp is a derivative of a host funded camp. You would invest funds in the camp, and then you may choose to charge a registration fee to recoup costs. Contact us if you would like to discuss hosting a camp.
I believe the Design Connect Create physics camp has made a world of difference for my students. Not only do they have a background knowledge going into new concepts, but they’re excited to put to use some of the things they learned at physics camp! Students like to feel like they already know what’s coming, and physics camp provided an amazing way for my students to feel prepared and on top of the coming year in my class!