STEM Camps

Our STEM Camps unleash every student’s creativity while they build lifelong skills. These camps have reached 2000+ youth participants in more than 50 tech education programs. Sponsored by corporations and by partnerships with other non-profits, we are bringing high quality STEM education into underserved communities across the US and internationally.

To View Upcoming Programs

ProgramParticipantsLocationDates
AMD Pervasive AI Developer ContestOpen to all Developers and Coding EnthusiastsOnlineNovember 2023- July 2024
Western Digital x Shooting Stars HackathonGreater Bay Area middle and high school girlsWestern Digital CampusApril 17th, 2024
Western Digital Online HackathonMiddle and high school girlsOnlineApril 20th, 2024
SSF TechBridge ProgramGreater Bay Area rising 9-11 gradersGreater Bay Area and onlineJuly 08th -July 26th 2024
Amgen Thousand Oaks AI Entrep CampMiddle and high school students in Thousand oaks areaThousand Oaks AreaJuly 22nd to July 26th 2024
IBM DatathonCollege students internationallyChennai, Bangalore, London, OslowOct-24

Our Camps

Partnership Programming

Financial Planning Academy

We envision a future where all young people have equal access to the STEM knowledge and skills needed to achieve academic success, career success, upward mobility, and a lifetime of economic self-sufficiency for themselves, their families, and their communities.

  • 2 week online summer program .
    • 4 hours each day
    • 40 total hours of programming
  • Students learned about
    • Python programming
    • Data visualization
    • How to take care of their financial futures
  • Students created
    • A data science finance project
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Sustainability Camp

At Shooting Stars our mission is to empower individuals and communities to break the cycle of generational poverty through STEM education.

  • Learned about the fundamentals of economic, social, and environmental sustainability .
  • Learned about certifications
  • Led by professional mentors in the field of sustainability
  • Supported by peer mentors
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Bioinformatics Camp

Bioinformatics Summer camp aims to inspire, educate, and empower students by providing them with unique and enriching experiences in the realms of bioinformatics. The program was at no cost to selected students ensuring that financial constraints do not limit participation.
  • 100 applications .
  • 56 female, 41 Male, 3 Non-binary/ Other
  • 37 final participants completed the program
  • Between 9th -12th grade
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IBM zDatathon

Global Hackathon Event for College Students
Create opportunity for college students to develop solutions to social issues in an intensive, collaborative environment using data science. While providing learning opportunities and mentorship from IBM Subject Matter Experts, opportunities to win prizes, meet new people, and learn new technologies along the way!

  • 670 Participants attended this program which was all about Technical Skills, Soft Skills and Strategic Skills. .
  • Participants reported a dramatic increase in their general understanding of IBM Z skills.
  • All participants were awarded certificates of completion
  • 94% of students reported that they would recommend this program to their friends.
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Entrepreneurship Camp

Hosted By SSF in partnership with EAH Housing
The goal of our Entrepreneurship Program is to help introduce students to business and entrepreneurship. Help students develop a business from idea to pitch!

  • 1 Week Online Program .
  • Develop functional business idea
  • Learn critical aspects of Entrepreneurship
  • Learn from professional mentors - Industry Experts
  • Final pitch to professional judges
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Cybersecurity Camp

A SSF & CIS Collaboration
The Cybersecurity Camp Teaches High School Students About Cybersecurity Safety & Careers

  • 20 underserved students from schools in North Carolina participated in the camp.
  • Students learned how to identify, prevent, and resolve data breaches and cyber security incidents.
  • 100% of students reported that their knowledge and understanding of cybersecurity increased.
  • More than $600 was distributed in rewards and incentives.
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HTML Web Design Camp

A SSF & CIS Collaboration
The Html Web Design Camp Introduces Middle School Students To Web Design And Development.

  • 22 underserved students participated in the camp from CIS Whitewater Middle School.
  • The students learned the basics about HTML and how to use it to design and develop websites.
  • 100% of the students reported that their knowledge and understanding increased after participating in the camp.
  • More than $300 was distributed in rewards and incentives.
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Game Design Camp

A SSF & EAH Housing Collaboration
The Game Design Camp Introduces High School Students To Game Design And Programming Basics In A Fun And Hands On Way.

  • 14 students between 2nd – 6th grade from 5 different EAH Housing Locations in California participated in the camp.
  • The participants were able to learn the basics of game design in a fun and practical way.
  • 100% of the students reported having a better idea and knowledge about the basics of game design and development.
  • More than $400 was distributed among the participants as rewards and incentives.
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Tiny Scientist Program

A SSF & Liberty Partnership Program​ Collaboration
The Tiny Scientist Program Introduces Various Science Topics in a Fun, Hands on Approach for Younger Students.

  • 12 students from 2nd - 5th grade participated in the event.
  • The young students were introduced to various science topics in a fun and hands-on approach.
  • The students were encouraged and learned the wonders of science through interaction and questioning.
  • More than $200 was distributed to the participants in rewards and incentives. They were also provided certificates.
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HTML Web Design Camp

A SSF & Liberty Partnership Program​ Collaboration
The goal of the Web Design Camp is to introduce students to web design basics.

  • 11 students between 8th – 11th grade registered from LPP/Hoftrsa Program to attend the event.
  • The event introduced the young students to the basics of web design and development.
  • 100% of the students learned the basic ideas of how to create a website from start to finish.
  • More than $200 was distributed among the students in reviews and incentives.
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Corporately Sponsored Programming

Tech Immersion Program

Powered by F5 Global Good
A Program for Young Women in STEM

  • 3 week online program, 4 hours each day, 60 total hours of programming
  • All sessions were project based and hands on
  • Students created a fully developed business plan, website, their own app
  • Mentored by professionals and peers in each session
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Hackathon

A SSF & VELA Collaboration
Our Hackathon Teaches Students How to Code and Make Ideas Come to Life.

  • 827 girls registered from 30 countries and 19 US states. 20 SSF volunteers and employees along with 25 tech mentors also participated.
  • The participants learned about programming and hacking.
  • 80% of participants said their programming knowledge increased and 95% said they would recommend this hackathon.
  • All of the participants were awarded certificates of completion.
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Hackathon

Sponsored by NetScout
Our Hackathon Teaches Students How to Code and Make Ideas Come to Life.

  • 290 students from 9 countries and 13 US states registered and 75 students attended the program, along with 20+ mentors and employees.
  • The participants gained valuable knowledge about cyber security programming and ethical hacking.
  • 88% of the attendees reported a significant increase in their expertise and 100% of them said they would recommend this event to others.
  • Awards and incentives were split amongst teams based on the beginners and advanced categories.
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Entrepreneurship Camp

A SSF & NetScout Collaboration
The Entrepreneurship Camp Teaches High School Students About Business And Entrepreneurship.

  • 29 underserved students participated in the camp from across the country from California to North Carolina.
  • The camp helped high school students learn how to develop a business from idea to pitch.
  • 100% of the students reported that they had a better understanding of entrepreneurship ideas and process after the camp.
  • More than $550 was distributed in rewards and incentives.
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Hackathon

Sponsored by AMD
Our Hackathon Teaches Students How to Code and Make Ideas Come to Life.

  • 290 students from 9 countries and 13 US states registered and 75 students attended the program, along with 20+ mentors and employees.
  • The participants gained valuable knowledge about cyber security programming and ethical hacking.
  • 88% of the attendees reported a significant increase in their expertise and 100% of them said they would recommend this event to others.
  • Awards and incentives were split amongst teams based on the beginners and advanced categories.
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