STEM Quest Program

STEM Quest is a cross-curricular program that allows youth to explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The program provides a creative space that teaches hard skills for future STEM careers in a fun and engaging setting. Such programs foster valuable 21st-century life skills, such as critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity, and collaboration on their quest to complete STEM based challenges.

Participants engage in a project-based program that will provide students the opportunity to increase their math proficiency, while exploring various careers. Additionally, students will increase their writing skills through developing a persuasive writing argument that will be presented in the capstone project. STEM Quest is supported with proven curriculum and experienced industry professionals that are passionate about technology and community empowerment.

Computer Programming

Plumbing

Software Engineering

Architecture

Carpentry

Industrial Planning

Electrical

Robotics

2024 STEM Quest Summer Camp

Gentlemen’s Quest will be hosting a 16 day summer camp for high school students in Hillsborough County. 

Nadia Combs

“I can honestly say that the STEM Quest Community Showcase has been one of my top highlights since being elected. The young men had such creative ideas and the presentations were incredible. I can envision some of their ideas becoming very marketable and profitable. It was truly awesome and incredible that they created these concepts in such a short time period.”

Nadia Combs

Hillsborough County School Board Member, District 1

Robert Britton

“The Summer STEM camp sponsored by Gentleman’s Quest of Tampa (FL) was a demonstration of collaboration, perseverance, and creativity. The unique opportunity for the young men to work with robotics, coding, and arts to solve real-life community industrial problems opened a new world of experience for these young men. These experiences will serve them well as they forge a pathway towards college/career readiness. The invitation to witness and reflect on the participants’ project-based solutions gave me and the panel a glimpse into our future and how this program is helping to mold its young men! As a parent and educator, I am grateful that there are programs like Gentlemen’s Quest willing to stretch our youth beyond their comfort zones and I wish them the best in their future endeavors.”

Robert Britton

Associate Director, CollegeBoard

Jamal Crook

“The students, during the STEM presentations, demonstrated their ability to solve real-world problems by being exposed to project-based learning with STEM as the focus. This style of learning has a tremendous impact on the overall development of students to grow academically because they are exposed to making connections between science, technology, engineering, and math.”

Jamal Crook

Principal, Buchanan Middle School

Earl Dwight Knighten IV

“During the summer camp, I learned coding and robotics for the first time. I worked really hard with my team to deliver a product that would meet the needs of our clients. I am grateful to GQ for this opportunity.”

Earl Dwight Knighten IV

12th Grade Student

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94 out of 99 participants have earned at least one industry certification.

STEM Quest: June 3 - June 27, 2024

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STEM Quest faqs

What are the camp hours?

Camp will begin each day at 8:30AM and will conclude at 1:30PM.

What is the camp attire?

Participants are expected to dress in business casual attire each camp. He must wear a collared shirt. He must wear a belt and his shirt must be tucked in. Shorts, backless shoes, and t-shirts will not be allowed.

Do we pack a lunch or snack?

A well-balanced breakfast & lunch is served each day.

What is the attendance policy?

During the STEM Quest Summer Camp, participants are immersed heavily in the curriculum and work collaboratively to create a final project. Missing one day could severely impact a participant’s performance or ability to complete the assigned task(s) by the deadline. Participants are required to attend all camp sessions. Any absences will result in a loss of any incentives that he may have received.

Is transportation provided?

Unfortunately, transportation is not provided during the summer camp.

What are the pick-up and drop off procedures?

Parents are responsible for ensuring that their student arrives on time each day.  Camp will begin promptly at 8:30AM.  Participants should already be in their seat and ready to begin the session when the day begins.

Camp will end promptly at 1:30PM.  Parents must make arrangements to pick up their student in a timely manner.

Do you have a waitlist for full camps?

Once the camp has been filled, we will maintain a waitlist.  Prospective students may be contacted up until the first day of camp with an invitation to enroll in the program.