Engineering Camp

Explore engineering and kick-start your college experience by experimenting in real research labs with Bucknell's world-class faculty. Engineering Camp is an academically challenging, hands-on introduction to engineering held on Bucknell's campus during the summer.

You'll discover the many different areas where engineers apply their skills, study the latest technologies that shape our world and learn how the scientific phenomena you've studied in school are applied to solve engineering problems.


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Engineering Camp 2024


Sunday, June 23 to Friday, June 28, 2024

  • Sunday, June 23
    • 3 p.m.: Drop-off students, camp begins
  • Friday, June 28
    • noon: Pick-up students, camp concludes


Engineering Camp welcomes students who will have completed grades seven through 11 by the summer of the camp. Campers are placed in age-appropriate sections. Acceptance is subject to a review of teacher and guidance counselor recommendations.

How to Apply

Step 1: Complete the online Application form.

Step 2: Have one teacher and your guidance counselor complete the Teacher Recommendation and Counselor Approval forms.

Tuition & Aid

Tuition for a single residential student: $1,250

Tuition includes instruction and related course materials, laboratory and classroom supplies, housing and all meals.

Need-based financial assistance is available for those who qualify. Contact for more information about financial aid.

Housing and Meals

Students are housed in residence halls on the Bucknell campus with 24/7 supervision by counselors. Meals are provided by Bucknell Dining Services.


Shuttles travel to Newark, N.J.; Castle, Del.; Baltimore, Md. and Harrisburg, Pa. For more information about shuttle services email


During camp, you will live in a typical first-year residence hall room with a roommate. If you know someone else coming to camp, you can elect to room with them. You will eat breakfast, lunch and dinner in the all-you-care-to-enjoy cafeteria. A typical day is as follows:

  • 7:30 a.m.: Students are responsible for getting up and ready, eating and getting to their first camp session on time
  • 8 a.m.: Breakfast
  • 8:30 a.m.–noon: Morning instruction, involving lectures, demonstrations and/or laboratory experiences, typically divided into several shorter periods
  • Noon–12:50 p.m.: Lunch. Students are escorted to lunch and given free time after eating. Students are responsible for returning to camp sessions on time
  • 1–4:15 p.m.: Afternoon instruction, involving lectures, demonstrations and/or laboratory experiences, typically divided into several shorter periods
  • 4:30–5:30 p.m.: Activity. Students can participate in a number of athletic or other activities accompanied by a counselor
  • 6–7 p.m.: Dinner. Students return to housing accompanied by a counselor
  • 7–9 p.m.: Organized evening activities
  • 9 p.m.: Free time in residence halls
  • 11 p.m.: Lights out

For More Information, Contact:

Erin Jablonski, Director of Pre-College Engineering Programs
Camp Director


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Contact Details

College of Engineering