October 6-8, 2017

YMCA Camp Loma Mar

Santa Cruz Mountains

Register is Full


Departure: Friday, October 6th @ 12pm


Return: Sunday, October 8th @ 4pm


YMCA Camp Loma Mar

9900 Pescadero Creek Road, Loma Mar,

CA 94021


The Social Engineering Project, Inc. (“TSEP”) is an Oakland based Google and Microsoft funded social impact venture with Stanford University that is designed to address the lack of diversity in the tech industry. One of our programs is the TSEP Camping Conference, an overnight camp for underrepresented high school students throughout the Bay Area.

October 6-8, 2017, TSEP will take approximately 150 underrepresented 9th-12th high school students camping to learn about math, science, and engineering during a 3 day overnight conference at Camp Loma Mar, through our sponsoring 501(c)(3), the YMCA of the East Bay. Buses from Santa Clara, Alameda, and Contra Costa counties will take the students and 20 counselors from various tech professions to the Santa Cruz Mountains, where they will be free of the typical high school distractions (no signal, no texting or Wi-Fi) and be one with nature.


Key Outcomes

 1.) Desire to go to college;
2.) Pursue STEM related careers;
3.) Develop a deeper respect for the environment;
4.) Learn how to apply to college, excel on exams, financial aid, college life; and 
5.) Learn about their personal brand, how to work in teams, entrepreneurship, and network for future collaboration.


Unfortunately, registration is full. The cost per student is $50, however, there are hardship scholarships are available, however, they must be entirely completed to be considered.  Acceptance occurs on a first come, first serve basis until space is full.

We are seeking 20 counselors, ideally juniors or seniors in college and/or recent graduates that either majored in or are working in STEM related/tech careers presently for the weekend. Approximately 6 students will be divided up by gender and buses into various cabins with one counselor to serve as their mentor/chaperone. Each counselor will have to pass the Live Scan background check in order to participate. To apply, please visit http://bit.ly/TSEPcounselor.

There are still sponsorship opportunities, including organizing hands on/engaging workshops on the technology that your company makes and opportunities to donate schwag to give to the students at the end of camp. Please email Kevin@TheSocialEngineer.org for any questions.


Day 2

Students will participate in interactive modules of various types of engineering such as aeronautical, chemical, civil, electrical/computer science, and industrial throughout the day.  They will also learn about innovation and entrepreneurship from various successful founders throughout the Bay Area.

Day 3

Students will demonstrate their knowledge of a culmination of the information they learned.  They will also learn more about college, entrepreneurship, their personal brand, and the importance of networking.

Day 1

Students will get acclimated with their new environment, learn about their history and the importance of STEM in their lives and the world.