2022 AEGIS Summer Camp: 

STEAM on the River

 July 18 - 28, 2022

​“STEAM on the River” is a two-week summer day program held from July 18-21 and July 25-28 from 8:30-3:30.  The camp was developed for students entering seventh, eighth and ninth grades in the 2022-2023 school year who are interested in science, engineering, art, and innovation.  


Students will explore how technology, engineering and mathematics are utilized in agriculture, aquaculture and sustainable energy. Students will utilize drones, robots, sensors and other technology to conduct experiences in the field.  They will use their collected data to solve real world problems and design presentations to communicate their findings to various audiences.  


The “STEAM on the River” camp will be held at the Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.



  • Nominees must be willing to commit to the entire program

  • Students entering 7th, 8th and 9th grade during the upcoming 2022-2023 academic year are eligible to apply.

  • ​Applicants must demonstrate:

    • Creativity and critical thinking in math, science and/or technology.

    • A high degree of self-motivation

    • The ability to participate effectively in individual and small team environments

    • The maturity to handle setbacks; this is a real-world experience and it will get messy

  • All qualified students will be considered for selection regardless of race, gender, socioeconomic status, cultural, or language differences.  

Application Process

(Applications open in March 2022)

The following forms and documents must be submitted by Friday, June 3rd:

  1. Student Application to be completed and submitted online by the student or family member. 

  2. Letter of Recommendation from a teacher or community member (not a parent or guardian) who has experience in a working or learning environment with the applicant.  The recommendation should be provided digitally to the applicant.  Applicants will submit the Letter of Recommendation as a PDF document by uploading it within the Student Application.

Important Dates to Remember

  • March, 2022 - Online Application Process Opens

  • June 3, 2022 - Applications and Forms Due

  • June 10, 2022 - Selection Results Emailed to Students/Parents

  • June 24, 2021 - Accepted Students Registration Materials Due 

  • July 18, 2022 - Opening Day of STEAM on the River Summer Camp

  • July 28, 2022 - Last Day of STEAM on the River Summer Camp


For more details or information contact: 

Bill Shelly, STEAM on the River Camp Director




This camp is made possible by the 

Academic Enrichment for Gifted/Talented In Summer grant From the

Arkansas Department of Education, Division of Elementary and Secondary Education,

Office of Gifted and Talented/Advanced Placement