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In 2020, TRSA is once again offering “The Summer Academy,” a series of camps designed to engage, educate, and inspire students by using their interests to teach STEM concepts. 

Virtual Summer Camp Framework:

Going virtual means that more students than ever before will get to experience these STEM learning camps. Here are our levels of participation: 

  • STEM Campers – TRSA is able to accept more students than ever into these camp experiences. When accepted, students can expect: 
    • To receive a STEM Camp Toolkit in the mail prior to the start of camp. This will include all the materials and resources needed to engage in a series of unplugged activities relating to that camp.
    • Be able to enter into an online learning environment where students, facilitators, and STEM professional mentors can safely interact.
    • Have access to a number of pre-recorded videos (interviews with STEM professionals, demonstrations, tours, etc.) and online resources (presentations, games, escape rooms, etc.)
  • Summer STEM Club members – We’re no longer limited by the size of the classroom or how many students we can transport. This means that all students across Green Country can join the Summer STEM Club and have access to: 
    • All the instructions and materials lists for our unplugged activities.
    • The pre-recorded videos (interviews with STEM professionals, demonstrations, tours, etc.) and online resources (presentations, games, escape rooms, etc.)

How to Participate: 

  • STEM Campers have already been selected based on applications received by the original March 31 deadline.
  • All other students are encouraged to complete the waitlist application in order to be considered for any open spots at the STEM Campers level. 
    • Paper applications can be accessed here.
    • Summer Camps are offered at no cost to participants.
    • Camps are listed by the grade the student will be entering in the Fall of 2020.
  • STEM Campers will receive program information via mail and email. 
  • All waitlist campers are part of the Summer STEM Club and will receive email notifications when camps go live that fit their age range and interests. Should we have extra STEM Camp Toolkits, we’ll send those to those registered on our waitlist.
  • Registration is not required, but encouraged for students interested in participating at the Summer STEM Club level. Interested participants will check back on this webpage for a link to the online learning platform the day it goes live. 
Donations Accepted!
Thanks to our vibrant funding community, TRSA is able to provide our STEM opportunities at no cost to participants. If you would like to join this team of individual, corporate and philanthropic donors to ensure that these opportunities are available to students and educators, please consider making a donation below. In 2019, the average cost of a week long camp for one student was $200. Together we are building broad, deep, and innovative STEM pathways for all students to access high-impact careers.


TRSA Camps


When: June 1-5, 2020

Who: 6th-12th graders

Details: Join us as we explore various fields of STEM through a mysterious investigation! We will explore different fields of STEM including Forensics, Life Sciences, Technology, and much more. This is an interactive camp where campers will be able to experience the daily lives of many careers and meet professionals in various STEM fields. The camp is centered around a mystery which the campers will be solving through many hands on activities.

Sponsored by the Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation & T.D. Williamson.

This program is being planned by the TRSA Teen Advisory Council. For students, by students.

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When: June 8-12, 2020

Who: 6th-12th graders

Details: At the Summer Engineering Camp, students will be immersed in the vast world of engineering. They will experience problem-solving and troubleshooting, and gain insight on what it is like to study engineering in a college atmosphere. Students will visit local companies and explore many engineering disciplines, including electrical, civil, mechanical, petroleum, chemical, and aerospace, and see how engineers work in teams to solve real world challenges. Campers will leave having forged new friendships, developed a sense of what engineers do, and explored engineering career and degree options. 

Sponsored by Tulsa Tech.

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When: June 15-19, 2020

Who: 3rd-5th graders

Details: Celebrating 50 years of space travel, students will use the engineering design process as they learn about humans’ endeavors to return to the Moon and visit Mars. Days will be filled with hands-on activities as we explore robotics and modes of space transportation, investigate the Moon remotely, and imagine how humans will live and work on the Moon and Mars.

Sponsored by Flight Night and the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission.

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When: June 22-26, 2020

Who: 6th-12th graders

Details: M*A*S*H (Medical Applications of Science for Health) is a program designed for students interested in a career in the medical field. Students who attend the camps are given a unique look into the healthcare industry while shadowing medical professionals.

Sponsored by AAON.

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When: July 6-10, 2020

Who: 5th-7th graders

Details: Experience the WILDEST camps in town! With binoculars ready and zoo exploration ahead, join us at the award-winning Tulsa Zoo camp. Animals are the original masters of engineering! How have whales, sea sponges, and even mosquitoes inspired scientists and architects? Learn those answers and more as we explore engineering done by animals, for animals, and from animals.

Sponsored by the Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation. Facilitated by the Tulsa Zoo.

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When: July 13-17, 2020

Who: 4th-6th graders

Details: Whether they know it or not, everyone is connected through the garden. Science can help us understand our part in this worldwide community and what it means to share the earth in a responsible way. This camp will explore the garden ecosystem through the lenses of four science careers. Campers will have the opportunity to explore the benefits of herbs, create a habitat for their own plant, investigate the curious insects that call a garden home and “eat the rainbow” together in a garden-based meal of their own making.

Sponsored by the Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation. Facilitated by Global Gardens

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When: July 13-17, 2020

Who: 9th-12th graders

Details: Use engineering as a force for good! In this camp, students will explore the real needs of individuals, brainstorm solutions, and design tools to assist individuals’ needs.

Sponsored by OSPE, SAME & TEF

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When: July 20-24, 2020

Who: 1st-3rd graders

Details: The garden is a community filled with insects and plants all working together to survive! Science can help us understand our part in this worldwide community and what it means to share the earth with tiny community members: insects! This year we will explore all of these garden insects through hands-on games, art, garden exploration, and cooking. Campers will have the opportunity to explore the benefits of insects, examine their anatomy, and understand how they work together to sometimes benefit and sometimes harm the garden.

Sponsored by the Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation. Facilitated by Global Gardens

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When: July 20-24, 2020

Who: 6th graders

Details: Opportunities and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are all around us. Students will explore customs and cultures of different nations and learn how STEM helps shape and influence the world.

Sponsored by Tulsa Tech. Held in partnership with Tulsa Community College.

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When: July 20-24, 2020

Who: 5th-6th graders

Details: Created by the American Institute of Architects of Eastern Oklahoma, join us for an engaging summer program where students can practice their design skills. Each day is chock-full of hands-on activities to teach kids how to evaluate and synthesize information, how to collaborate, and how to use creative problem-solving techniques when confronted with real-world dilemmas.

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When: July 27-31, 2020

Who: 6th-8th grade girls

Details: This 5 day STEAMED (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math, Entrepreneurship & Design) program will allow girls to dive into multiple facets of CS. Campers will learn programming basics, explore video game design, code with robotics, be immersed in 3D design, and create their own start-up.

Sponsored by Cimarex & T.D. Williamson Community Relations.

Camp Website for those that received a kit in the mail: 
Camper Website

Camp Website for students sourcing their own materials: 
STEM Club Member Website

When: August 3-7, 2020

Who: 6th-8th graders

Details: Don’t just compete; CREATE! In this camp, students will design a new challenge for the Conquer Youth race while learning about living a healthy lifestyle and careers in sports medicine.

Sponsored by AAON. In partnership with Conquer Youth Obstacle Course Racing & OSU-CHS.

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Presenting Sponsors


  • Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation

  • Cimarex logo

  • Tulsa Tech logo

Exploration Sponsors

  • T.D. Williamson: Pipeline Performance

  • aaon logo

  • Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation

Catalyst Sponsors
  • Tulsa Engineering Foundation logo


    OSPE logo


    Society of American Military Engineers

  • Flight Night Logo

  • Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission