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 the calling of 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 by professional engineers. The program is packed with hands-on experiments to ignite your curiosity.


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Engineering Camp 2022


Sunday, June 26, to Thursday, June 30, 2022

New This Year: Design Day Friday

Bucknell Engineering Camp is excited to offer an additional day of engineering exploration for campers who have completed grade 9, 10 or 11. Design Day Friday includes:

  • Overnight stay Thursday, June 30, through Friday, July 1
  • Lunch and dinner on Thursday, June 30, and breakfast on Friday, July 1
  • Special engineering design sessions Thursday afternoon and Friday morning

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements

  • COVID-19 vaccinations are required for all Bucknell University Engineering Camp participants.
  • Campers must have completed their vaccine sequence at least two weeks before the start of camp. Students can email a photo or pdf of their updated vaccination card to
  • Students with an approved medical exemption are required to submit evidence of a negative COVID-19 test within three days of arrival to camp. For more information about applying for a medical exemption, please email
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home. Campers who have paid for camp in full and then test positive for COVID-19 will receive a refund.
  • Updates involving COVID-19 related decisions will be posted on this website and communicated to the Engineering Camp community through email as they are available.
  • If you have any questions about the COVID-19 vaccine requirements, please contact

For more information about Bucknell University's COVID-19 policy for visitors and guests, click here.


Engineering Camp welcomes students who will have completed grades 7 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: Download the Teacher Recommendation and Counselor Approval forms and have one teacher and your guidance counselor complete them.

Step 3: Email the completed Recommendation and Approval forms to

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Tuition & Aid

Tuition for a single residential student: $1,000.

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.


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


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-can-eat cafeteria. A typical day is as follows:

  • 7:30 a.m.: Students are responsible for getting up and ready, eating and getting to class on time
  • 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 class on time
  • 1 p.m.–4:15 p.m.: Afternoon instruction, involving lectures, demonstrations and/or laboratory experiences, typically divided into several shorter periods
  • 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.: Activity. Students can participate in a number of athletic or other activities accompanied by an RA
  • 5:30 p.m.–7 p.m.: Dinner. Students return to housing accompanied by an RA
  • 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m.: Evening instruction and enriching activities (arts and humanities)
  • 9 p.m.: Free time in halls
  • 10:30 p.m.: Quiet time
  • 11 p.m.: Lights out

For More Information Contact: 

Professor Erin Jablonski
Camp Director 

Stacy Woodley
Administrative Assistant, Dean's Office & Engineering Corporate Relations


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Contact Details

College of Engineering


235 Dana Engineering Building


8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.