Step-by-step overview

Start with the Run a Camp page and we'll take you through a step-by-step process. After you submit some basic information and create a password, you’ll get access to a personalized dashboard to manage all your camp details.

Log into your dashboard whenever it's convenient to complete all the steps to run a camp. You’ll move from step to step at your own pace. These are the steps. It’s easier than you might think.

Camp set up

  • Set Dates

    Decide on the dates for your camp (one full week, Monday to Friday, usually mid to late summer). The sooner you pick a week for your camp, the sooner your campers can enroll!

  • Provide Your Background

    Tell us about your credentials, and complete a background check form (we need to ensure you are qualified and that campers are in good hands).

  • Setup Details

    Provide a few housekeeping details (W-9, payment preference, shipping address confirmation) so we can establish your camp in our system. Let's do this!


  • Promote Your Camp

    Start recruiting campers. Don't worry, we'll help you! We provide a “camper recruitment toolkit” with downloadable flyers and email templates, social media posts and other helpful materials and advice to attract students to your camp. Once 25 students are signed up, your camp is on! You can have up to 100 campers (and the more students who attend, the more you get paid).

  • Find Assistants

    Sign up Teaching Assistants (typically STEM-savvy high school or college students). You'll need at least two for a 30-person camp, and more for larger camps.

  • Get Paid

    1 session
    (morning OR afternoon)
    2 sessions
    (morning AND afternoon)
    $500 for up to 39 campers $1,000 for up to 54 campers
    $650 for 40-49 campers $1,250 for 55-69 campers
    $800 for 50 campers $1,500 for 70-84 campers
      $1,750 for 85-99 campers
      $2,000 for 100 campers


  • Receive Boxes

    Several weeks before your camp begins you'll receive boxes with all your camp materials, gadgets and instructions. Open them and check everything out to make sure it's ready to go.

  • Run Your Camp

    Your dashboard will provide detailed help, information and instructions for running your camp. There are 2-4 activities per day, and you'll get complete step-by-step instructions for each activity.


  • Send the Box Back

    After your camp, pack up the materials and gadgets and send the box back (we pay the shipping cost).

  • Flint Pays You and the TAs

    After we receive and check in your materials, we'll send you and your TAs your compensation.

Ready to Get Started?

Do you want to run a camp next summer and spark extraordinary inspiration for your budding innovators?

Run a camp

We’re here to help you all along the way, so you can always contact us with questions!