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Manhattan College Science & Engineering Camp

The Science & Engineering Summer Camp at Manhattan College introduces young learners to the science of engineering. Campers explore five engineering specialties: mechanical, electrical, civil, chemical, and environmental engineering. Campers examine a different engineering specialty each week, allowing participants to learn what these five engineering disciplines offer the world and help improve.

The Science & Engineering Summer Camp is on the Manhattan College campus, conveniently located in New York City. Campers have complete access to Manhattan College, including our classrooms, engineering labs, and library.  The program runs from Monday, July 8, to Thursday, August 8, 2024, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm (five weeks). The camp serves grades 5 through 9.

Click this link to join one of our upcoming information sessions to learn more about each program.

The camp program offers fun activities designed to help young learners understand the essential skills that engineers possess. Participants expand their creativity through mechanical, electrical, civil, chemical, and environmental engineering projects. The experience also allows campers to discover new hobbies and make long-lasting friendships.

  • Frequently Asked Questions


    What does a typical day look like?

    Campers learn, and they have fun doing it. They understand the type of activities and jobs that an engineer has.

    On a typical day, campers meet with their teacher and work on a specific activity related to the engineering theme of the week. During lunchtime, they will meet virtually with a Manhattan College engineering alumni who will explain the type of work they do at their job. The participants will continue working on their engineering project in the second part of the day. There is one day dedicated to the lab. During this day, participants will meet with the Manhattan College Lab faculty, who will take them to the lab and explain which type of work engineers do there.

    How much does the Camp cost?

    We have a tiered pricing model where the more weeks you register, the less it costs. We also provide promotions, discounts, and early-bird specials. We accept major credit and debit cards.

    Does the Camp offer financial aid?

    Our camp offers several options to support parents with their financial situations. Please get in touch with us to discuss your financial case. 

    Where is the Camp located?

    We are located in Riverdale, west of Van Cortlandt Park. Our Camp is conveniently located one and a half blocks from the NYC subway (#1 train at 242nd Street) and close to several major highways. All children will stay on campus.

    Can we visit the Camp before signing up?

    We are not running in-person camp visits. Please join our virtual meetings to learn more about our Camp.

    What is security and safety like at the Camp?

    Security and safety are our top priorities in Camp. Our camp counselors will accompany all children at drop-off and pick-up times.

    Will my child feel left out if they are only in Camp for a few weeks?

    No way! New children enter the Camp throughout the summer. Special activities and icebreakers will revamp the group dynamics at the beginning of each week.

    Does my child have to stay for the whole day?

    Pick-up times are entirely flexible. Parents pick them up earlier if there are concerns about the day’s length. If a child seems exhausted, their guardian will be contacted to pick them up.

    What should my child wear to the Camp?

    Campers must wear Manhattan College Summer Camp t-shirts every day. Campers should wear comfortable shoes. Sneakers are highly recommended—no flip-flops or Crocs.

    Who makes up the camp staff?

    Our camp staff comprises professionals with experience in education, usually middle school teachers and Manhattan College faculty; Manhattan College engineering students may also support daily activities.

    What is the staff-to-child ratio?

    Our camper-to-staff ratio is 15:1.

    Can children with allergies attend the Camp?

    Our Camp is peanut and tree-nut-free.

    Does the camp offer field trips?

    All the activities and classes will be on campus and in our Manhattan College engineering labs.

    How do you handle the summer heat at the Camp?

    We balance our activities with indoor and outdoor time. All of our classrooms have air conditioning units and water fountains easily accessible. We ask parents to send their children with protective sunscreen.

    Can I cancel my child’s registration?

    The registration fee is non-refundable. If you have paid for Camp and, for some reason, you decide not to continue coming, please email us at, and we can discuss your situation.

    Does the Camp provide lunch and snacks?

    Parents and guardians must provide their child’s cold lunch, snacks, and a water bottle. We will fill up the water bottle during the day.

    Do campers need to bring anything else with them to the Camp?

    Each camper will receive a list of items they should bring in a backpack. 

    Do you provide housing for international families interested in the Camp?

    Yes, we do. We provide homestay and pair-up families with American hosts while their children attend our day camp. Sometimes, we also place the families in College dorm-style housing if available.

    Where do I make my payments?

    Use this link to pay for tuition, registration fees, t-shirts, add-on pick-up, and drop-off time.

Activity Descriptions:

Participants will engage in different activities based on the types of challenges that engineers face. Participants will work individually or in groups on projects incorporating engineering skills and concepts from various engineering areas, including mechanical, electrical, civil, chemical, and environmental engineering.


Program Dates in 2024:

Week 1: July 8 - 11 - Environmental Engineering w/ Dr. Jessica Wilson
Week 2: July 15 - July 18 - Mechanical Engineering w/ Dr. Zahra Shahbazi
Week 3: July 22 - 25 - Chemical Engineering w/ Dr. Richard Carbonaro
Week 4: July 29 - August 1 - Electrical Engineering w/ Dr. Wafa ElmannaiDr. Mahmoud Amin
Week 5: August 5 - 8 - Civil Engineering w/ Dr. Christina Cercone

9:30 am - 3:00 pm

After pick-up time (3:00 p.m.), campers who remain at Manhattan College will be charged an additional fee of $10 every fifteen minutes (the latest pick-up is 3:30 p.m.). Parents that need to drop off campers before 9:00 am are charged an additional fee of $10 for every fifteen minutes earlier (the earliest drop off is 8:45 am)


Parents must provide a cold lunch and two snacks in a sealed lunch box daily.


$100 Non-refundable registration fee (this fee cannot be added to weekly or other payments) must be paid when registration is submitted to

Use this link to make any other future payments regarding this camp (t-shirts, tuition, add-on pick-up time).

  • 5 WEEKS = $565 PER WEEK
  • 3-4 WEEKS = $589 PER WEEK
  • 1-2 WEEKS = $599 PER WEEK


Camp t-shirts cost $10/ea. (required every day)

Available Discounts (discounts cannot be combined with other codes):

Manhattan College Employees/Alumni - $20 Discount per week (cannot be combined with other discounts)

Second/Third Sibling Camper Enrolled - $20 Discount per week (cannot be combined with other discounts)

*Register for one or more weeks if they are still available. We offer payment plans if needed.


International campers accompanied by an adult are welcomed.

If needed, we provide homestay housing while your child participates in our camp for at least four weeks. The weekly cost for one adult and one child is $1,480, and breakfast is included.

You and your child are placed with an American host family, who will welcome you to their home. The location of the host home is a couple of bus/train stops from Manhattan College.

For international participants who require a visa to enter the U.S., you must have a valid B2 (tourist visa) to participate in this program (we do not sponsor visas).


If you have any questions (please check our FAQ section) or concerns, please email or call us at 917-935-8074.