Immerse yourself in the vast world of engineering! Students will experience problem-solving and troubleshooting, and gain insight on what it is like to study engineering in a college atmosphere. Students will learn about Tulsa-area 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 developed a sense of what engineers do, and explored engineering career and degree options.

Who: Created with 6th-12th graders in mind, activities could be adapted for a younger audience.

Anticipated Supply Cost: It is FREE to use these online curriculum. Materials to implement the curriculum are the responsibility of the user. You can expect to spend approximately $35-$45 per camper in materials. The cost will vary based on materials used, vendor, etc. These activities use many materials that you may already have on hand (paper, scissors, yarn, etc.), which will also reduce the overall cost of the camp.

Activities Include:

  • Explore the Engineer Design Process

  • Meet Local Engineers in a Variety of Fields

  • Build "Squishy Circuits"

  • Design a Neutrally Buoyant Diver

  • Build a Prototype of an Environment for a Threatened Bird Species

  • Build a Prototype of a Column

  • Design a Tower Crane to Lift a Load

  • Learn about Binary Code

  • Build a Bionic Hand

  • Learn about Flight and Build a Eco Wind Generator and Hoop Glider

  • Build a Model Petroleum Pipeline

  • Explore the Difference Between Chewing Gum and Bubble Gum

  • Challenge yourself by Developing a Solution to one of 14 Grand Challenges for Engineering

Facilitator Materials:

Supply List

Supply List

List of suggested supplies. You may supplement or substitute for certain activities.

Cost & Ordering Info - Summer Engineering Camp

Ordering Info

Spreadsheet with links to purchase and approximate costs. TRSA is not affiliated with these vendors. You may order from any vendor you choose, or use items that you already have. Item price and availability subject to change and is beyond our control.

Daily Activities

Daily Activities

Printable activities for facilitator's reference, or for students without internet access. We recommend using the camp website (link above) which includes videos and additional information.


Welcome Letter to Families

Welcome Letter to Families

Make a copy and add your school's information.

Standards Addressed

Standards Addressed

Each activity correlated with Oklahoma Academic Standards.

Discover-E Presentation.pptx

Discover-E Presentation

PowerPoint designed to introduce students to the different fields in engineering.

Funding for the original camp from which this Summer Playbook was created was provided by: