What's Kids on Campus?

RIT Kids on Campus is a summer day-camp based on STEAM (Science, technology, engineering, art and math). Hosted at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Kids on Campus caters to enthusiastic learners in grades 5th through 12th. Offering custom-tailored instruction, we are proud to be the largest and oldest summer camp program at RIT!


Campers may select from one and two-week workshops in a variety of STEAM areas. Students receive 4 hours dedicated to instruction and hands-on work at RIT every day. Kids on Campus workshops are offered in collaboration with departments and programs at RIT. These include Women in Computing (WiC), Women in Engineering (WE@RIT), the Center for Computing Outreach, Research, and Education (C-CORE), and the Department of Visual Arts & Visual Culture. Kids on Campus is more than just learning. Campers break at mid-day for recreation, encouraging campers to socialize and play games. At lunch, campers and staff enjoy a restaurant-quality lunch buffet prepared by RIT chefs at an RIT dining hall. Kids on Campus is an awesome opportunity for learning AND a ton of fun!

7:30 AM
Morning Hour (optional)
A safe and fun place to be before the start of camp. Light breakfast included! There is an additional cost for this session.
8:30 AM
Homeroom
Campers arrive to camp during this period and go to an assigned room in the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences. Campers sign-in with their crew chief and participate in activities with the members of their crew (all the students in their workshop) while getting ready for the day.
9:00 AM
Morning Workshop
Together with their crew and crew chief, campers travel to their lab, classroom, or studio for workshop. Kids on Campus facilities are housed in several different colleges across the RIT campus. Workshops are instructed by RIT faculty and/or teams of well-qualified RIT undergraduate and graduate students.
11:00 AM
Midday Recreation and Lunch
Campers will rotate between lunch (1 hr) and recreation (1 hr) along with their crew and crew chief. Recreation activities are customized by each crew chief so as to meet the interests of the crew. Lunch, with gluten-free and vegetarian options, is served family style in an RIT dining hall.
1:00 PM
Afternoon Workshop
Refreshed, campers return to their workshop rooms for continued hands-on instruction. The crew chief is always on hand to provide extra support to the instructor(s) in the classroom.
3:00 PM
Regular Dismissal
All crews return to Golisano for dismissal. Campers sign out with their crew chief. Campers who are 9th grade and up may be given permission from their parents to self-sign-out from camp. All other campers must have their parent sign them out from the program. Crew chiefs will make every effort to accompany their crew outside to enable “curb-side” student camper pick-up/sign-out.
Structured Activities (optional)
Structured activities for campers facilitated by instructors and crew chiefs between 3pm and 5pm daily. Sign up by week for options that include swimming, Tiger Tank Jr, Art Club, tech activities, and more. Snack included! Parents may pick up campers during this time period. There is an additional cost for this session.
5:00 PM
Evening Hour (optional)
A safe and fun place to be after camp. Campers must participate in a structured activity (3pm – 5pm) to be eligible for evening hour. There is an additional cost for this session.