Thank you for your interest in GSU’s STEAM Camp program! Since 2014, Governors State University’s STEAM Camp has introduced students to current topics in science, the arts, career development and life on a dynamic and modern college campus. GSU’s STEAM Camp provides an exceptional opportunity for today’s students to become tomorrow’s innovators through extensive interaction with highly qualified faculty, business and industry volunteers and each other. Camp modules are taught by outstanding instructors and field practitioners, exceptional GSU students and alumni, and highly qualified volunteers from business and industry.

Activity tutorials, experiments, field activities, project-based learning, field trips, and presentation opportunities are organized on a fun and structured schedule, encouraging students to envision STEAM careers or greater knowledge of how STEAM might inform their lives. The hands-on nature of the camp activities challenge students to work together in a series of fun and thought-provoking individual, family, and team-based activities.

Registration opens for Winter 2021/2022 camp on Monday, October 18, 2021 for campers ages 11 to 16 (mature campers as young as age 10 may register at parental discretion).

Camp fee: $25 per child, per week. Limited-time 20% discount for second session or second child registration.

  • Virtual STEAM Camp, Week 1, December 27 to December 31, 2021, with select units between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Virtual STEAM Camp, Week 2, January 3 to January 7, 2022, with select units between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Space is limited.

Please see the camp registration page for additional details, registration requirements and to register.

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Donate and Support STEAM Camp 

  Thank you to our 2021 sponsors! 

Governors State University is pleased to partner with regional industrial leaders Bimba Manufacturing, ComEd, Solvay USA, community organizations Junior Achievement and local governments including the Village of Park Forest, with generous contributions from Frankfort Family Auto, and Kevin Brookins, and is a grant recipient from the CPASS (Creating Pathways and Access for Student Success) Foundation.

Governors State University continues to actively seek individual and organizational donors of time, funds and other resources. Financial donations support camper scholarships, camp activities and materials, and GSU students working in the camp. 

For additional information about GSU's STEAM Camp, please contact: Luke Helm,, 708.534.4088.