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Boys Exploring Science and Technology BEST Camp

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The Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach is offering summer science opportunities designed to create a community of science explorers! Join scientists in a week-long exploration of STEM topics. Our day camps offer kids a chance to participate in interactive and innovative activities designed to strengthen their understanding of basic science concepts and keep them having fun! We will inquire about topics such as microbiology, the science of the brain, and robots.

BEST Camp 2015 will be held June 8-12, daily from 9:00AM-3:00PM, and is open to rising 8th & 9th graders.

Cost is $200. Please complete the registration form and submit your $200 camp tuition to secure your spot.

BEST Registration 2015

Financial Aid Application

Space per session is limited to 25 students. Admission open until each session is full.


History of BEST Camp

The Boys Exploring Science and Technology (BEST) Camp is committed to generating interest in science for all boys, engaging them in cooperative learning in science investigations, fostering confidence in science achievement, and encouraging their enrollment in future science courses and in science- and technology-related careers.

BEST Camp was established in 2004, its curriculum and structure modeled on the highly successful Girls and Science (GAS) Camp. Since then, nearly 350 middle school-aged boys have attended the camp from a variety of public, private, and home schools. Most participants are from the Nashville area, though we have had a number of campers from all across the country who stay with family or friends in the area while attending the camp.