Discover What Makes the World Move at STEM summer camp!
FABcamp is back for the fourth fabulous year and we are all going to build an e-bike! This is THE online STEM-education maker camp for middle school and high school girls who are curious about making the world move – inventing, designing, building, engineering – how things work and those who make them.
Are you ready to explore and discover all of the ways that transportation moves the world?
Bicycles & Motorcycles
Air & Space
WHERE: Live vitual camp online via Teams
TIME: 8:45am to 1pm Pacific Time
BUILD: e-bike conversion task every afternoon
SUPPORT: our private portal will be open every afternoon as we all build our own bikes at our own locations. Experts and members will be there to support each other.
REGISTRATION: FABcamp is included with membership
MATERIALS LIST: the cost of the e-bike is not included in membership and is optional for all who attend. A materials list will be sent to all members on July 1 through our private portal.
DEADLINE: You must be a member by June 15
While the theme of this STEM maker camp is the transportation industry sector it involves ALL skill sets. The speakers are experts in entrepreneurship, design, engineering, business, public speaking, journalism, and more!
The FAB Build
This year we are converting bicycles into e-bikes. A FABrication build you do yourself at home. Your design and engineering portfolio piece that you can ride into an interview!
Our Athenians benefit from the wealth of experience our industry experts provide. Each day we’ll hear from five STEM role models related to the industry topic of the day.
Discover how things are made! We’ll show you how things are designed, manufactured, and marketed with tours at companies that are building the newest forms of transportation.
Our FABcamp build is to convert your regular bicycle into an e-bike while showing your unique individuality with customized and themed creations. We will show you how we plan, build, and wrench as we move our shop online.
The materials list of items you will need to purchase (approximately $800) will be posted on Club Athena’s portal on July 5th.
How You Will Benefit
Courses are suitable for middle school and high school students ages 11 to 18 — so you can start exploring your passion for cars, planes, rockets and boats early
Hear from renowned experts in transportation and get feedback and guidance from STEM role models throughout your learning experience
Lectures given at camp are provided at the Discovery Zone, so you can tune in whenever your schedule allows — providing you with the ultimate in flexibility
Develop your portfolio by applying to be the 100 chosen for the 15 Day Challenge at the end of camp — and earn a Certificate of Completion that you can include with your college applications
What are you waiting for? Join us at live virtual camp July 17 – 21
Supported by Industry Leaders
Our work would not be possible without our corporate and foundation partners and individuals. Because of their support, we will be adding talent to their workforce by 2025.
Apply for Membership
Membership in Club Athena is for those who are ready to take on their future! As a member of this prestigious group, you are presented with opportunities of which most only dream.
The DEADLINE for becoming a member and attending FABcamp is
*a waitlist will be created when camp is SOLD OUT
*FABcamp is included in the membership fee, current members need not apply
Become a member! Your membership gives you access to conundrums, challenges, competitions and summer FABcamp!
How do I become a member?
We accept membership applications on a continuous basis.
If approved, we will onboard you to our private members-only online portal.
There currently is no fee to apply.
If our membership is at capacity, you will be added to the wait list.
Membership registration lasts until you graduate high school or no longer pay your membership fees. You must be a member in order to register for all Club Athena events.
If you are serious about a STEM career, this is the club to join!
Do I have to be interested in mechanics or racing to join Club Athena?
No! Our goal is to expose our members to ALL of the career paths that are available! It isn’t even necessary to have a driver’s license! Although with DRIVE we are teaching the fundamentals of driving on a racing sim to better improve performance and safety on the street.
At Club Athena, our team believes in getting our hands dirty! You won’t realize what you love, like, or never-want-to-do-again until you try it. Our founder grew up learning how to do a variety of jobs in construction from driving a bulldozer to building her first house while she was in college. Because of that hands-on experience, she had better ideas based on real-life experience as to what would and would not work when designing and innovating new products.
Are there scholarships for membership?
No, each member is responsible for their monthly membership fee of $100 or annual membership fee of $1,000 (a savings of $200). Membership fees are non-refundable.
Does being a club member help with college applications?
100% of our Athenians have been accepted into their college of choice!
The extra-curricular activities you participate in show universities who you are as a person and if you will be a good fit for their program. The dedication required to complete our programs, as well as the leadership and life skills that will become a part of your character, all speak volumes as to who you are. The lasting impact of the STEM education provided through real life experiences will give you a platform from which to highlight your capabilities that will be unmatched by your peers.