Camp Compass

We're so excited that you are interested in the Next Engineers: Engineering Camp!

*Note: In the U.K., Engineering Camp is referred to as Engineering Experience.

Read the Camp description and find examples of what Camp students do on the Engineering Camp page.



On this page, we will walk you through the Camp/Experience application process. If you have any questions during your application, please reach out to your local contact, whose email is listed on each program location's webpage.


So that students can engage in in-depth, real-world engineering learning activities, Engineering Camp only accepts a limited number of students per year.


There are many ways to become an engineer. The application is an opportunity for you to share more about yourself and help us determine if the Engineering Camp is the right path for you. You can take a look at an example application here:


Cincinnati Example Staffordshire Example Greenville Example Johannesburg Example
How to Apply
  • Step 1

    To start, you will need to create an account:

    Log In Step 1
    Find the log in button in the top right corner of the screen.



    Log In Step 2
    Select "Create New Account" if you have not previously created one. If you have previously created an account, you can select "Log In" instead.



    Log In Step 3
    Fill in the form. Make sure to select "student" as your account type (even if you are a parent). Choose the appropriate City Affiliation. Once you click "Create New Account," you should receive an email to complete your account setup.


  • Step 2

    Once you have created your account, access the Camp/Experience application using the link or QR code. You can find the link on your city's webpage. You can find your city via the "Locations" button in the top navigation menu.

    City Page Navigation
    Find "Locations" in the top navigation menu, and then select your location to navigate to the correct webpage.


    Academy Description
    Once on your city's page, find the Engineering Camp description. Beneath the text, you will see a blue button that says "Apply." This will take you to the application.


  • Step 3

    Begin your application! You will start on an Introduction page that looks like this:

    Camp Intro Page
    The status bar across the top lets you know which step you're on and what you have left. At the bottom of each application page, you will also see a button to "Save Draft," which will allow you to return to your application any time you sign into your account.


    Find Your Draft
    To find your draft, click on your username and select "View Profile."


    Find Your Draft
    Under the "Submissions" tab, you should find your draft application. Click on the submission title to return to your application.


  • Step 4

    Finally, to complete your application, you will see two new navigation buttons:

    Complete Your Application
    Use the "Preview" button to review your application. Use the "Submit" button to finish your application. Once you submit your application, you cannot make any more changes. Make sure you review before you submit.


    You can find more information on completing your Camp application in the application itself. If you have any questions, use the contact information listed in your application. For technical issues in creating a website account, you can contact NextEngineers@fhi360.org.

    Thank you for applying to the Next Engineers: Engineering Camp!

  • Ready to Apply? Choose your location below to get started
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    Protec will run 1 session of Engineering Camp in Winter 2024, in partnership with Wits University. Application due April 30.

    Contact: nextengineers@protec.org.za

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    Clemson University is running 2 Engineering Camp sessions in summer 2024. This application is due April 12!

    Contact: nextengineersGVL@clemson.edu

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    The Inspirational Learning Group will run 2 Engineering Experience sessions in Summer 2024. The application is now open!

    Contact: nextengineers@tilg.co.uk

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    The University of Cincinnati is running 2 Engineering Camp sessions in summer 2024. Applications are due March 31.

    Contact: GENextengineers@ucmail.uc.edu