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The 2022 Physics Summer 9th Grade Camp is a Makers Camp! 

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This week-long camp is designed as a series of exciting, hands-on workshops that emphasize design thinking, problem solving, and construction.   Physics concepts are brought to life with demonstrations specifically made available to the program from the Physics Demonstration Facility’s expansive collection. Participants will learn programming through a project linking technology and physics.  Students will have the opportunity to work with various tools, materials, and equipment in the Physics Vortex Makerspace, as well as other STEM related makerspaces on campus. This immersive week aims to provide a snapshot of a STEM professional’s life – technical work, experiment, apparatus creation, and communication of projects and results. 



July 25th-July 29th, 2022
Space is limited. Program runs Monday-Friday, 9:00AM-4:00PM


University of Maryland (commuter camp)






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Program History

This program introduces rising 9th graders to physics through an exploration of classical physics and modern applications. The program also includes research laboratory tours, interesting speakers, and discussions of careers in physics.

Since its inception, over 1,500 students have attended this program. Past participants have gone on to become engineers, doctors, computer specialist and, of course, physicists. Participants have come not only from Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC but also from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and all over the world.