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Important Program Update

In the midst of such uncertain times, your child’s health and safety is paramount, which is why, after much discussion and consideration, we’ve made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel this year’s Camp Reach program.

We understand what a disappointment this must be, and are saddened to be unable to welcome your child to campus this summer. We will, however, be offering Camp Reach for girls entering 8th grade next year, and encourage you and your child to apply then.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out through email or phone at 508-831-4900 with any questions or concerns. We look forward to hosting your child at a future WPI summer program in 2021.

A summer residential program for girls who have an interest in learning more about science and engineering careers. Camp Reach exposes participants to science and engineering concepts through discovery workshops, field trips, and hands-on community service projects.  The participants will experience full days in and around WPI’s campus, working with college students, professors, and others who devote two weeks to make the Camp Reach experience as meaningful as it can be. Topics for activities may include rehabilitation engineering, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, forensic science, and more, as well as instilling self-esteem.

Activate Your Imagination

Spend two weeks immersed in discovery and hands-on engineering to change the way the world works.

WPI Camp Reach

Amazing Girls

Presidential award winner, Camp Reach gives seventh grade girls an integrative and interesting experience each summer.

Hear From Our Past Campers...

I learned a lot about myself, not just STEM. With a solid cornerstone set by Camp Reach, I gained problem-solving skills and confidence to carry me anywhere…Now out of college, I am a mechanical engineer—and I continue to mentor women in engineering.
Jenelle Pope
Camp Reach ’97, WPI ’07, RPI ‘09
Mechanical Engineer, Sikorsky Aircraft
I had no prior knowledge about engineering and knew very little about technology. Camp Reach does a phenomenal job mentoring young girls and exposing them to math, science, and engineering principles that are not typically taught in schools.
Samantha Wilner
Camp Reach ’99
Pursuing a PhD in the biomedical sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine
One workshop that stands out in my mind taught us about the engineering design cycle, materials engineering, ergonomics… we made shoes! It was amazing for me to consider how much thought and work had gone into the design and construction of my sneaker.
Mariah Eldredge
Camp Reach ‘04
biomedical engineering major, WPI
One thing that struck me deeply was the sheer drive, passion, and enthusiasm of every RA, TA, and professor at the camp. These strong, positive, and uplifting emotions were contagious, and helped establish a welcoming and rich learning environment.
Christina Kach
Camp Reach ’97
Engineer at Raytheon