Pipeline Summer Camp Programs

Math Science Computer Camp


Program Information

We are doing the residential camp this summer, but will move the camps online if necessary.


This program is designed to expose students from underrepresented groups to science, math, and computers in fun and innovative ways. While specially designed for students of color and girls, all students are welcome to participate.

Program Activities

This is a 5-day residential program featuring exercises involving computers, mathematics, and science. This camp will take place on campus as long as it can be conducted safely. If not, then it will be moved to an online format.


Students currently in 3rd through the 8th grades. No previous experience with computers or science is required. All eligible students are encouraged to apply.

Selection Criteria

  1. Priority given to members of groups underrepresented in science fields
  2. Willingness to learn and cooperate
  3. Students in 3rd-8th grades as of September 2020
  4. The program will seek ethnic, gender, regional, and social diversity among participants.
  5. Timeliness of application
  6. Teacher Recommendation
Please note that not all applicants may be accepted because of a limited number of positions.


All students applying to this program must pay a $10.00 non-refundable application fee. Tuition fees, ranging from $0 to $300.00, are calculated using a sliding scale based on family income. Financial assistance is available: For financial aid consideration, a copy of tax return (Form 1040 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return 2019 or 2020), which shows the adjusted gross income figure, is required for income verification.Some students may qualify for Minnesota summer scholarships.  If the applicant qualifies for Free/Reduced Lunch, they can submit the documentation verifying eligibility in lieu of the tax return. Total cost per student is $1,000.00.

Payment and Cancellation Policy

Tuition fees are due with return of acceptance form. Refunds of the tuition fees will be given only if cancellations are made two weeks prior to program date.

Sponsored by

Pre-College Programs at St. Cloud State University with funding provided by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education and St. Cloud State University.

Program Dates

June   13-17, 2021 (3rd/4th Grade)
June   20-24, 2021 (5th/6th Grade)
June 27-July 1, 2021 (7th/8th Grade)

Application Deadline

The deadline for this program has been extended. There is plenty of room in the 3rd - 4th grade camp and in the 7th - 9th grade camp.

Acceptance Notice

Students will be notified of acceptance after May 15, 2021, or shortly after submission of application materials. Acceptance letters will provide additional information on time, activities, and fee payment. It is difficult to answer questions about status of applications prior to the selection process. Please await notice. Applications that are received after May 1, 2021 may be placed on a waiting list.