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Camp BUILD is a one-week summer camp designed for high school juniors and seniors. Students are given the opportunity to explore the civil and environmental engineering program at Texas A&M and experience Aggie culture!

Some of the camp activities:

  • Work on fun design projects, guided by our engineering faculty and students.
  • Learn how engineers use the engineering design process.
  • Tour department facilities and labs like our structures and materials testing facility and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.
  • Enjoy recreation: Scheduled opportunities on-campus as well as off-campus. Stay in a dorm: Dorm life is part of the Aggie experience!
  • Learn about the A&M admissions process: Students and parents will receive information about Texas A&M admissions as well as financial aid opportunities.



To be eligible for Camp BUILD, students must be an upcoming junior or senior in high school. Females and minorities (groups that are underrepresented in the engineering field) are encouraged to apply.

Program Costs

The camp fee is $450, which includes housing and meals. (The actual cost per student is $1,660. The camp fee is greatly reduced by the generous contributions of many supporters in the engineering profession as an investment in future civil engineers.) Do NOT send money when applying to the program. Campers will be asked to pay the fee once they have been accepted into the program. A limited number of partial scholarships are available for students who qualify (see the scholarship request form attached to the online application).

Participants will be responsible for transportation arrangements and any costs associated with transportation to and from the camp. Transportation to camp activities will be provided by the Camp BUILD staff.


Each applicant will need to mail an official transcript to the address provided in the application. The application will also request the name and e-mail address of a math or science teacher who can complete an online recommendation form (the link to the recommendation form will be sent directly to the teacher).

For more information

René Elms
Associate Professor of Practice
Engineering Academic Student Affairs (EASA)

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