Missouri University of Science and Technology
Two Sessions: June 14-19, 2015 | June 21-26, 2015
Registration: Application required.
Capacity: Space is limited to 20 participants per session
At Explosives Camp you will get the unique opportunity to have hands-on learning experience with explosives: the first and only camp of its kind!
The program will comprise a variety of lectures, demonstrations, handling and shooting of explosives, field trips, projects and culminate in the setup and shooting of a fireworks display. It will encompass detonators, high explosives, blasting agents, rock blasting, display fireworks and demolition. You will have a behind-the-scenes look at how explosives are used in industry and in entertainment. But the number one thing that you will do at the Summer Explosives Camp is have fun!
What will I learn?
Ever wonder how dynamite works? How about fireworks? At Explosives Camp, you will not only learn how these things work, you will be able to get hands-on experience from experts like lead instructor Dr. Paul Worsey, co-host of “The Detonators,” which aired on the Discovery Channel. You will learn:
You will have the opportunity to go on various field trips, including a field trip to view underground blasting operations, a quarry field trip to view surface blasting, and a pyrotechnics tour of Premier Pyrotechnics. The ratio of trained staff per camper is 1-to-5.
Eligibility: Each session of Explosives Camp is limited to 20 students who will be entering 11th or 12th grade in fall 2015, and who are interested in enrolling at Missouri S&T. Students must be at least 16 years of age by the first day of camp.
Application Process: This camp requires an application. The application deadline is April 17, 2015. To submit your application, click here. You will receive an email confirming your application submission and reminding you to send resume, essay and letter of recommendation to the address on the right.
We will notify accepted students by email around May 1, 2015. Accepted applicants will have until May 17 to register and pay the fee to reserve their spot. After May 31, spots that have not been reserved will be open to those applicants on the waitlist.
Questions? You can email the following people:
Fees & Registration: $1,400 includes room and board. DO NOT send the registration fee with your application. Registration will only need to be paid if you are accepted to one of the camps. Camp open to U.S. residents only (Canadian residents must get ATF relief prior to application).
Transportation: Participants must provide their own transportation to and from Missouri S&T. USA Express provides shuttle service from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport to campus. Toll Free Phone: 1-800-872-9399
Schedule information: online
Cancellation Policy: Missouri S&T reserves the right to cancel any program in the event of insufficient registrations, severe weather or natural disaster. In the event of cancellation, registrants will be notified immediately via email and phone, and all fees will be returned in full. Persons wishing to cancel their registration must do so by May 31. No refunds will be made after this date (unless the spot is filled by an alternate on the waitlist).
Applicants must be entering 11th or 12th grade in Fall 2015 and be at least 16 years of age by the start of the camp. Applicants must submit the following:
Send information to:
April 17 – Application Deadline
May 1 – Acceptance Notifications Issued
May 17 – Registration Payment Due
May 31 – Cancellation Deadline
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