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Science Learning Institute

STEM Summer Camp 2019

Register Now - Sessions Start June 17

Join us at Foothill College for a summer of fun, exploring scientific concepts through hands-on projects!

We offer STEM summer camp for middle school and high school students.

Choose from four weeks of sessions

  • Week 1: June 17-21
  • Week 2: June 24-28
  • Week 3: July 8-12
  • Week 4: July 15-19

Session Times

  • Mornings: 9 a.m.-noon (Check-in starts at 8:30 a.m.)
  • Afternoons: 1-4 p.m.


  • $250 per session
  • $500 for full day

Lunch is NOT included.

Choose Age Group


Publicity photographs/videos may be taken during camp.  Foothill-De Anza Community College District (District) reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at this camp without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video.  By taking part in this camp, the District shall have full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for fundraising, publicity or other purposes to help achieve the group’s aims. This might include, but is not limited to, the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications.  If you do not wish to be photographed or videoed, please inform the SLI Director.


Free Cyber Camp 2019 for middle school and high school students at Foothill College Sunnyvale Center: July 22-26 and July 29-August 2. For more information:

See FAQs for More Information about STEM Camp

Are financial scholarships available?

Yes, for qualifying financial families, full or partial scholarships are available.  Please apply at this link:

What is the age for middle school?

6th-8th grade for Fall 2019, so roughly 11 to 13 years old.

What is the age for high school?

Camps have been traditionally been attended  more by 9th and 10th graders (for fall 2019) but accepted ages are 14 to 18 years old.

Is the cafeteria open during camp?

In the month of June, the caferteria is open.  For July, the cafeteria is open Monday-Thursday.  Fridays in July, the cafeteria is closed.  Please pack a lunch for Fridays in July.  

Will snacks be provided?

No, snacks will not be provided.  Please pack and bring your own snacks to be consumed during the break. Please also bring a reusable bottle for drinking.  Filling stations are available on campus.

How large is the camp?

Each camp has a maximum of 25 students.  With usually one instructor and one teaching assistant present at all times.

Is there supervision before and after camp?

No, there is no supervision before and after camp.  The camp director will be around the drop-off and pick-up site in lot 4 when registration opens at 8:30am and at the end of camp for pick up, noon and 4pm.

What is the refund policy?

Students may request a refund prior to the start of class. Refund requests must be submitted directly to the college and are not approved automatically. Please allow one to two weeks for processing.  To request a refund, please send an email to 

No refunds given less than 24 hours before a class begins.

A $15 processing charge per class will be deducted for any refunds requested 21 days or greater from the start of the class.  For exampkle, a $15 fee will be charged if cancellation was requested on May 1 for a camp that started on June 15. 

A $100 processing charge per class will be deducted for any refunds requested less than 21 days from the start of camp. 

This policy may be adjusted/waived on a case-by-base basis in emergency situations as decided by the Director, Lori Silverman.  She can be reached at 

A full refund will be issued if the class does not meet minimum enrollment.

How do I register online?

To register, simply find the course you wish to enroll and add it to the shopping cart at the community education site. Click on the "sign in" link to the left. New Students (first-time visitors) will be asked to create a new profile while Returning Students will be asked to sign in to their account. Once a profile has been created and/or a student has signed into their account, they may continue to shop for classes or proceed to checkout. Please follow credit card payment instructions. After the transaction has been completed, students will receive an email confirmation. When registering, don't forget to include your email address!

How do I make a profile on the community education site?

Please see detailed instructions in the following PDF link:

Registration Instructions

  ***sessions are subject to change***

STEM camps offered in the past

  • 3D Printing
  • Amusement Park Physics
  • Animation
  • Arduino
  • Biotechnology
  • Biomimicry
  • Build a Drone
  • Computer Programming and Game Design
  • C++
  • Forensic Technology
  • Hydroponics
  • Java
  • Matlab
  • Nanotechnology
  • Product Design
  • Python
  • Roller Coaster Technology
  • Chemistry of Cooking
  • The Science of Human Movement
  • Video Game Design I
  • Video Game Design II
  • Virtual Reality

Questions? Contact Lori Silverman at or at 650.949.7455.


Foothill hills


Lori Silverman, Ph.D.
Director, SLI


Building 4100 Room 4120