STEAM Posse understands that students and parents are concerned about COVID and its implications for summer programs. STEAM Posse is well-prepared to make the required changes to our programs to comply with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health authorities' requirements. Students will be expected to adhere to all safety standards, which may include the use of face masks, frequent handwashing, the use of hand sanitizer, and social distancing. Failure to follow the program's specified guidelines will result in dismissal.
5900 Clover Lane, Waco, TX 76710 is the address of the camp site.
Students of the same gender will be housed together in a dormitory setting.
Our top priority is the safety of our participants. Our crew has decades of expertise managing student programs. The student-to-staff ratio is roughly 7 to 1. Our staff, educators, and STEAM Posse Advisors with the participants. Male and female students are separated in different halls. During the day, students are overseen by our qualified STEAM Posse Advisors; in the nights, we have mandatory room checks by their designated Resident Advisor, who sleeps on the same hall.
Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the camp. STEAM Posse provides private shuttle service on the program's start and end dates for a cost of $40-80 each way. You will be given instructions on how to sign up for the shuttle service after you have been accepted.
Please do not make travel plans until you have received your acceptance email.
Each day at STEAM Posse is unique and varies depending on the STEAM Posse programming, although each program includes multiple components each day.
As an example:
Topical lectures/classes, Tours and briefings off-site, Guest speakers, simulations, relaxation/social events, and leadership exercises/workshops are all options.
- Students from historically marginalized and/or underrepresented groups who are currently enrolled in high school are encouraged to apply.
- Preference will be given to students who will be freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors in the fall of 2023.
- Students must be interested in exploring the possibility of a career in science, technology, engineering, arts, or mathematics.
- Student must be academically motivated with plans to attend college/trade school after graduation (no minimum GPA requirement).
Students are chosen for the STEAM Posse camp based on their application and input from their designated school official (on the application).
STEAM Posse camp is a genuinely one-of-a-kind event. Whatever program you choose, you will gain a deeper understanding of STEAM-related careers/jobs, an in-depth vision of your future plans, a community mentor to assist you as you complete high school, and essential leadership skills while learning group dynamics, team building, goal setting, communication, and conflict resolution. Furthermore, you will receive a true insider's perspective into a potential STEAM profession. You'll also get to go on special field trips, participate in engaging academic activities, and have dialogues with professionals and community leaders. We believe the STEAM Posse experience will be one you remember for the rest of your life.
At all times, dress appropriately. In general, a typical school dress code that is conducive to learning is appropriate. No short shorts, miniskirts, or clothing that exposes shoulders, bellies, backs, or undergarments allowed. Participants should dress comfortably and should wear athletic shoes or sports sandals (straps on the front and back, no flip-flops). A banquet will be held on one of the nights where church attire is appropriate. Some areas of our facilities are colder than others, so bringing a sweatshirt or jacket is recommended.
Participants pay no tuition for the program, which includes housing, all on-site meals, course materials, and activities. Tuition also includes an air-conditioned shuttle service to and from off-site briefings and excursions. Participants must pay for their own transportation to and from the program, as well as personal spending money for souvenirs, laundry, and a few off-campus meals during field trips and tours.