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EX.I.T.E. Camp (EXploring Interests in Technology and Engineering)


What is EX.I.T.E. Camp?

PACER’s EX.I.T.E. Camp empowers middle school girls and gender expansive youth with disabilities in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). EX.I.T.E. Camp provides a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment for fun, hands-on learning, as well as a place to meet new friends and create lasting memories.

Last year, PACER Center partnered with local industry professionals to produce EX.I.T.E. Camp. 3M, IBM, Medtronic, Best Buy, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, and Wold Architecture & Engineers generously donated their talents, resources, and insights to inspire campers as they learned about coding, project management, product design, material sciences, chemical science, engineering, architecture, and more. Each day of camp also featured guest speakers who shared their expertise in bridge engineering, animal sciences, and stop motion with the campers. PACER’s 2024 EX.I.T.E. Camp will bring a similar experience!

Please contact Christine Retzlaff at (952) 838-1407 or [email protected] for more information or with questions about this program.

Registration for the 2024 Camp is Closed

EXITE Camp Schedule 2024

Camp will be held in-person at the PACER office in Bloomington, MN.

Tuesday, July 9 Opening Ceremony 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 10 Day 1 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, July 12 Day 2 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday, July 15 Day 3 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, July 17 Day 4 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, July 19 Day 5 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, July 19 Closing Ceremony 4 to 5:30 p.m.

EX.I.T.E. Camp Teacher Positions (Summer)

PACER Center is seeking applicants to fill a camp teacher position for EX.I.T.E. camp. This is a paid position and a significant professional development opportunity and a chance to learn new ways to incorporate technology into your classroom. If you are interested in assisting campers with camp activities, encouraging teamwork and creativity, and honing your classroom management skills, please complete the application. Applications are accepted until all positions are filled.

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