STEMGEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics: girls exploring and mentoring) promotes meaningful science experiences for middle school students that engage high school and college students, as well as career scientists, in a positive mentorship cycle through after school and summer programs.

STEMGEM is possible because of the generous support of an Out-of-School STEM Programming Grant from the Idaho STEM Action Center. We also thank the Idaho STEM Ecosystem for past support.

contact: Rachel Jameton [email protected]

Registration form

Camp STEMGEM is filled for the 2023 June session. Please contact Rachel ([email protected]) for waitlist and other information.

Annual Events

DateEvent and locationNotes
Thursdays, January 19-February 23, 2023 from 4:30-5:30 pmAfter school program at the Lewiston LibraryThank you for attending!
June 12-16 2023Camp STEMGEMEarly registration is open


Why Camp STEMGEM? The purpose of Camp STEMGEM is to empower girls to explore in ways that are meaningful to them while developing a strong network of support. While we have design oriented projects ready for the campers to engage with, we also provide the space and time to take ideas in new directions.

How does Camp work? Working with Mentor Scientists in the community, our MS/HS Camp Creators develop projects for our campers to design and explore. Most of the projects have a design and art component, as well as a STEM theme.

What does a Camp day look like? Campers rotate through three project spaces during the day, with a morning snack break, lunch, and outdoor free time. Some of our projects are outdoors and in the garden, so please have your child wear sunscreen!

Who is at the Camp? Camp STEMGEM has a director, two Lewiston School District Teachers, and six camp counselors for the 30 campers. There will also be occasional volunteer help from college students, parent volunteers, and the Mentor Scientists.

Why is the Camp free? This camp is generously supported by Idaho STEM Action Center Out-of-School Grant, STEM INNC, Think/Make/Create Labs, and LC State.