Black Gems in STEM Summer Program @ Prince George’s Community College

Thank you to all who joined us this summer at Prince George’s Community College’s (PGCC) Owl Scholars Camp for the Black Gems in STEM Summer Program. The week-long program, for grades 2-5 and grades 6-8, brought together science, technology engineering, math, history, critical thinking, teamwork, and creativity.

More about the Program

Students will engage in daily hands-on activities in which they “search for” and learn about Black people in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The hands-on activities will include:

  • An escape room
  • Chemistry and personal care products
  • 3D printing
  • Coding fundamentals

Each weeklong session will culminate in skits created and presented by the students. The skits will showcase the students’ creativity and what they learned during the action-packed week. See the times below. For more information on this course, please reach out to us at or (301) 660-3876. If you are looking for a full day camp, consider signing up for other Owl Scholars programs (see the full catalog of courses here).

  • July 5-8, 2022, 12:30-3:30 PM – Grades 2-5

  • July 11-15, 2022, 12:30-3:30 PM – Grades 6-8

  • July 18-22, 2022, 12:30-3:30 PM – Grades 2-5

  • July 25-29, 2022, 12:30-3:30 PM – Grades 6-8

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the program cost?


How many instructors are there?

It depends on the number of students. On average, there will be a 1 to 15 instructor to student ratio. In addition to the classroom instructors, the lead instructor, Denise Smith-Archer, and staff from the college will be assisting.

Where is the program located?

Prince George’s Community College’s Largo Campus

Do students have to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend the program?

The College has a COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Read more here. However, the College is fine tuning the policy to take into consideration the younger students who will be participating in the Owl Scholars Camp. As of now the main components of the policy are:

  • Proof of vaccination for instructors, or an approved exemption with weekly testing
  • Weekly testing for non-vaccinated youth
How do I register my child?

The written instructions to register can be found at this link.

Please reach out to PGCC’s Owl Scholars Camp by phone (301-546-1580) or by email ( or if you need any guidance with registering.

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