Summer Programs

https://www.eaa.org/en/eaa/aviation-education-and-resources/eaa-youth-education/eaa-aviation-and-flight-summer-camps/eaa-air-academy
Location: Wisconsin
Participants: students ages 12-18 years

Fun and discovery combine for an experience that young people can find nowhere else at the EAA Air Academy, a series of week-long camps designed to introduce young people ages 12-18 to the aviation world. Campers are engaged through a variety of hands-on activities while staying at the EAA Air Academy Lodge in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Experienced aviation instructors help them delve into flight through studies, hands-on demonstrations, flight simulation, and other exciting activities.
http://www.aviationsummercamp.com/
Location: California
Participants: students 9-14 years

Students design, build and fly model airplanes. Field trips, flight simulator time, guest speakers and an opportunity to fly an R/C plane are included.
http://www.faa.gov/education/programs/middle/ace_academy/
Location: Various locations
Participants: varies by location

ACE Academy is an interactive summer experience for middle and high school students who are interested in aviation and aerospace. Elementary-level opportunities are also available. We, along with many other organizations, sponsor ACE Academy in several U.S. states, and no two camps are identical. Vist the site to find an ACE Camp near you.
http://www.rrmuseumpa.org/visitors/seasonal/kids/daycamp/
Location: Pennsylvania
Participants: 4-6 grade students

During the Barons & Builders day camp at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, your child will examine how railroads have played, and continue to play, a major role in the transportation of people and things across America and around the world.? Campers will engage in a number of hands on activities that explore how railroading was developed through science and technology, how it has impacted our arts and culture, and how it has shaped our history.? - See more at: http://www.rrmuseumpa.org/visitors/seasonal/kids/daycamp/#sthash.BcCKf1uJ.dpuf
http://www.rma.edu/summer-programs-flight-camp
Location: Virginia
Participants: students 16 years or older

A summer flight-training program that includes aviation ground school, tailored to soloing in a Cessna 172 airplane, with approximately 15 hours of dual flight instruction.
https://engineering.tamu.edu/civil/research/tsp
Location: Texas
Participants: graduate students

The purpose of the Graduate Transportation Scholars Program is to advance scholarly development of transportation graduate students enrolled in the transportation engineering and materials programs in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University . The eligibility for the program is defined by the U.S. Department of Transportation (currently open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents). Students admitted to the program will receive several financial benefits including tuition and fees paid by the program, an additional monthly fellowship stipend paid by the program, and travel expenses to attend the TRB Annual Meeting. In addition, the student will work on a research project that provides a monthly research stipend.
http://jobs.mtc.ca.gov/InternshipOpportunities/HighSchoolInfo/highschoolintern.html
Location: California
Participants: 10, 11, 12 grade students

Each year MTC sponsors a High School Internship Program. The purpose of the program is to introduce high school students (in the 10th, 11th or 12th grade) to career opportunities in the field of transportation, to show them how public transportation agencies play an overall part in the community, county, and regional transportation operations, and to provide MTC?s transportation partners (such as traffic engineers at city and county public works departments or planners at transit agencies) with assistance.
http://www.aviationsummercamp.com/
Location: California
Participants: all ages

Three day camp for those interested in knowing more about being a pilot. Whether it is a bucket list or if you are just thinking about your pilots license. This is a great follow up for those who are past the Airman Camp and looking for a deeper understanding of flying.
https://www.1880train.com/prairies-to-peaks.html
Location: South Dakota
Participants: students ages 11-15 years

Hosted by the 1880 Train in partnership with the Federal Railway Administration, the camp?s main purpose is to teach young people, ages 11-15 years, rail safety around highway/rail grade crossings, railroad rights-of-ways, rail equipment and rail operations. In addition, it educates them about the many different crafts that are necessary to operate a railroad and exposes them to the opportunities available in the rail industry.
http://www.syp.mtu.edu/courses-scholarship.php#Rail_and_Intermodal_Transportation
Location: Michigan
Participants: grades 9-11

Explore the exciting world of rail and intermodal transportation. Why are trains called the "green transportation alternative"? How fast can high-speed passenger trains travel? How do containers find their way from China to the US? Find out the answers to these questions and more! Enjoy technical and hands-on tours of rail and intermodal facilities in Ishpeming/Marquette and Duluth/Superior where you can pose your questions directly to the experts!
http://www.nrhs.com/program/railcamp
Location: Delaware
Participants: high school students

RailCamp is an educational experience for high school students who have an interest in railroads and railroading. The program is designed to teach students about 21st century railroad operations, dispatching, and maintenance while providing a simultaneous experience in the early history of U.S. railroads in the development and settlement of our country. Students will learn both modern and historic elements of America?s most vital transportation mode, including how diesel, electric, and steam locomotives function, how track is built and maintained and how early freight and passenger cars were constructed.
http://www.nrhs.com/program/railcamp
Location: Washington
Participants: high school students

RailCamp is an educational experience for high school students who have an interest in railroads and railroading. The program is designed to teach students about 21st century railroad operations, dispatching, and maintenance while providing a simultaneous experience in the early history of U.S. railroads in the development and settlement of our country. Students will learn both modern and historic elements of America?s most vital transportation mode, including how diesel, electric, and steam locomotives function, how track is built and maintained and how early freight and passenger cars were constructed.
http://www.nationalrrmuseum.org/learn/education/
Location: Wisconsin
Participants: scouts

Following the merit badge requirements, Scouts participate in a series of six workshops. Successful completion of the activities will earn the Railroading Merit Badge. During this engaging program, we learn about rail safety, how locomotives work, what freight trains carry, how to plan a train trip, railroad signaling and the inner workings of the National Railroad Museum.
http://nnry.com/pages/realityweek.php
Location: Nevada
Participants: adults over 18 years

Spend a week this Summer workin' on a National Historic Landmark railroad, and the best preserved standard gauge railroad in America.? Experience what it was like during the golden age of railroading.? Become an integral part of the preservation in-progress.
http://www.tvrail.com/events-exhibits/rides/railroad-summer-camp
Location: Tennessee
Participants: ages 7-9 years

The standard camp is geared towards high school aged students and will include instruction on all aspects of railroading including railroad terms, signals, how steam and diesel engines work, and the history of trains. There will also be a Blacksmithing demonstration, field trips, and guest speakers. The junior camp is geared toward late elementary and middle school students and will include instruction on all aspects of railroading, riding trains, craft projects, and games. ?
http://www.srmduluth.org/education.html
Location: Georgia
Participants:

Discover the excitement of railroading at the 2015 Southeastern Railway Museum summer Camp! This year's theme is "Railroads Across America". Your child will learn how exciting railroading can be while participating in various reenacted railroad adventures, while exploring over 50 historic trains. Each day he will learn about railroading in exceptional circumstances, make a railroad craft, and do related railroad activities. We'll even ride in a real caboose!
http://trackerspdx.com/youth/summer-camp/day/steampunk-camp.php#.VmYFuNUrKUk
Location: Oregon
Participants:

Imagine a world run entirely by steam. Steam robots, steam zeppelins, steam cars, steam lattes, steam everything! In this camp we explore the amazing engineering feats of both the real world and steam fantastic. We meet trains, boats and even lumbermills that run on pure steam power awesome.
http://www.nationalrrmuseum.org/learn/education/
Location: Wisconsin
Participants: ages 9-12

It?s a summer camp with trains! For five days, we?ll explore trains and railroading with plenty of hands-on activities. We?ll work on a model railroad, cook food with original dining car recipes and explore the Museum in a manner exclusive to the camp program. If you like trains this is the summer activity for you.
http://portal.utpa.edu/railwaysafety/education/internships/reu
Location: Various locations
Participants: undergraduate students

The UTCRS Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) provides undergraduate engineering students the opportunity to participate in a research-intensive ten-week program. Participants selected for this program will work closely with faculty members, graduate students, and undergraduate mentors on selected research projects; students also have the opportunity to make short presentations to mentoring faculty and peers during program meetings. At the end of the program participants are required to create a formal research poster presentation of their results and of their experience at the end of the program, and submit a written, final report describing the results of their research.
https://www.culver.org/summer/campsavailable/upper-camp/aviation-school
Location: Indiana
Participants: students 14 years or older

Enrolling in the Aviation School is for those students who have a genuine interest in learning how to fly.?
http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/careers/recruitment/summer.html
Location: Texas
Participants: students aged 17+ years

TxDOT's summer employment program gives high school and college students valuable on-the-job training. TxDOT hires students for maintenance, engineering and technical positions and?pays them an hourly wage.
http://sasmuseum.com/camps/
Location: Nebraska
Participants: 4-8 grade students

Students will learn about flight in all its forms, from gliders to jets to rockets. Campers will get to build their own gliders and paper rockets that they will get to take home at the end of the day. Campers will also get the chance to fly the Museum?s quad copters (drones) in one of our hangars!
https://www.ltu.edu/architecture_and_design/trans_design_summercamp.asp
Location: Michigan
Participants:

Experience being the lead designer on a program where the CEO of an automotive company has requested you to develop a concept vehicle for the next autoshow.? Students will be provided a project brief and theme to create a vehicle concept from the various stages to include: ideation sketches, renderings, and scale modeling.? A professional designer will lead the course and provide individual evaluations to students.?Scholarships will be awarded to the top student designers!
http://portal.utpa.edu/railwaysafety/education/outreach/tesep
Location: Various locations
Participants: 9-12 grade students

This Program promotes science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, with a focus on railway safety. Students will not only have the opportunity to program and reconfigure Lego Mindstorm Robots, but also to participate in a plethora of other interactive, hands-on activities for one week in which the various modes of transportation engineering, with a focus on railway safety, will be highlighted. The students will be exposed to current research projects, in progress, as a means of stimulating their interest in engineering and as a potential career path.
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/civilrights/programs/nsti_careers.cfm
Location: Various locations
Participants: varies by institute

The NSTI program's objective is to create awareness and stimulate interest in secondary school students to take advantage of the opportunities that exist in the transportation industry, and encourage them to pursue transportation-related courses of study at the college/university level. The program consistes of host sites that offer 2-4 week residential or non-residential programs that introduce students to all modes of transportation, transportation careers, and provide enhancement activities. Interested parties should contact their local FHWA Federal-Aid Division Office or the NSTI Program Manager.
https://www.transportation.gov/careers/student-programs-dot
Location: Various locations
Participants: various

The U.S. Department of Transportations and its agencies offers a variety of programs for students interested in transportation careers.
https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/education/stipdg.cfm
Location: Various locations
Participants: undergraduate/graduate students

The Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG) provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and skills that will complement your academic pursuits. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate tomorrow's leaders, strengthen their understanding of the transportation industry and prepare them for future public service opportunities.
https://engineering.tamu.edu/civil/research/tsp
Location: Texas
Participants: undergraduate students

The purpose of the Undergraduate Transportation Scholars Program is to promote interest in transportation research among undergraduate students. In this program, selected undergraduate students from across the U.S. will spend a portion of the summer working on a research project and learning about the transportation research program at Texas A&M University and the Texas Transportation Institute. During the summer program, undergraduate students will be responsible for preparing a work plan to accomplish a research objective, conducting the plan, and reporting the results. Students will work directly with a TAMU faculty member or TTI full-time researcher during their assignment. Students will also meet with selected current graduate students to gain additional insight into the Texas A&M programs.
https://www.eaa.org/en/eaa/aviation-education-and-resources/eaa-youth-education/eaa-aviation-and-flight-summer-camps/eaa-women-soar-you-soar
Location: Wisconsin
Participants: girls

Ever wonder what it's like to fly an airplane? Or soar into space? EAA's Women Soar You Soar is the ideal place for high school girls to find out. The Women Soar You Soar program strives to engage, inspire, and educate young women to pursue their dreams in aviation and beyond. The unique program introduces girls to women mentors - from engineers to fighter pilots - working in a variety of aviation and aerospace fields. It?s four days filled with career exploration, discovery, inspiration, and fun. Activities include flight simulation, workshops, wing rib assembly, mentor sessions, career exploration, and more. Of course, it also includes an AirVenture experience.
http://transweb.sjsu.edu/mntrc/education/wfd.html
Location: Various locations
Participants: K-12+

MNTRC partners offer a variety of development programs that collectively create a range of transit-related education for virtually all age groups. Particular emphasis is placed on attracting the youngest students into more advanced transportation studies and careers. These range from summer programs for youth to workshops for those already in the workforce. These activities address a spectrum of transit-related topics and courses of study.