2020 Summer camps — ROADS on Mars

Important announcement

For 2020, our summer camps program will follow our ROADS on Mars Student Challenge format. Students will explore landscape morphology, engage in a search for (microbial) life, fly “to” Mars, and perform science while on the planet’s “surface”!

Registration is now open for educators to sign up for our 2020 camps program. After registering, we will contact you with additional paperwork and supply information.

More details will be available on this page in March 2020.

Questions? Contact: nwessp@uw.edu

Summer camps

NESSP’s summer camps program offers support to educator-led summer camps across the northwest region. To inquire about summer camps, contact us at nwessp@uw.edu.


All of our in-person programs have been suspended until further notice.

Summer camps program details

Camps must be

  • Offered to students in grades 6–12
  • Offered for free
  • Led by an educator who has attended a NESSP Summer Camp Training within the past 3 years

Support we can offer

  • Stipends to one lead teacher and one assistant teacher (assistant teacher stipend dependent on enrollment)
  • Reimbursement for eligible supplies
  • Material lending program
  • Curriculum

Our summer camp curriculum covers

  • Environmental science and remote sensing
  • Planetary exploration and robotics
  • Exploration of the solar system and rocketry

We encourage teachers to adapt the curriculum to the needs and interests of their community!

2018 Red-Tailed Hawks Aviation Day Camp

The Red-Tailed Hawk Flying Club is looking for students entering grades 6-12 for a one day exposure to the world of aviation. Students will meet aviators and engineers, learn some aviation history, engage in aerospace related STEM activity and fly with the Red-Tailed Hawks.

Aviation Day Camp will be held July 28, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM, at The Museum of Flight.

Sign up by June 22nd.
To sign up, please contact Roland Bradley, Camp Director, and provide the following:
Student’s full name, grade, and age, parent’s name, email, and phone number.

Roland Bradley

2018 Red-Tailed Hawks Aviation Day Camp Flyer
2018 Red-Tailed Hawks Aviation Day Camp Flyer

High Altitude Balloon Academy at Central Washington University

A Math and Science Intensive Overnight Academy

Students will plan, build and pre-launch a high altitude balloon. Participants will learn about flight, sensors, payloads, and ballooning through hands-on activities.​

Who: Students 15-16 years old
When: July 29th – August 3rd, 2018
Where: Central Washington University
Cost: FREE

Applications requested by May 25, 2018
For more information and to apply visit: www.cwuhabacademy.com

2018 HAB Flyer

Red-Tailed Hawks FLY Program 2018

Two weeks of flying!

The Red-Tailed Hawks FLY program is geared toward providing underrepresented groups the opportunity to learn about flight and aviation science. For 2018, the program is being run from July 14 through the 28th.

Applications for the program are due May 15th, and cadet selections will be made by June 1st. Early submission is highly encouraged.

Download the Red-Tailed Hawks FLY Cadet Application using the link below:

2018 RTH FLY Application

or email flyWA.BPA@gmail.com

or contact by phone: 425-512-0089

For more information about the program, see the FLY program brochure:

RTH FLY Brouchure 2018

STEM Bridge Program at Everett Community College

Free Summer Science Classes

Everett Community College is offering free summer science classes for qualifying high school seniors through a NASA-funded grant program.

Students enrolled in this program receive:

• Full tuition, fees, and books
for summer quarter 2018
• Financial aid coaching
• Personalized advising
• Career exploration field trips
• 12-14 college credits for
completing classes
• $5000/yr scholarships for
qualifying low-income
students with good grades
during summer

The application deadline is March 30, 2018.

Apply at: EverettCC.edu/STEMbridge

For more information contact EvCC instructor Kristine Washburn at 425-388-9431 or email kwashburn@everettcc.edu

ECC STEM Bridge program flyer – 2018

PDF En Español:
ECC STEM Bridge program flyer – 2018 – SPANISH