About the Camp


The University at Albany Weather Climate & Chemistry Camp (UAWCCcamp) is a day camp for teens from the Capital District. The UAWCCcamp is designed to be an interactive experience where students learn about the science of weather, climate, and atmospheric chemistry through first hand experience under the instruction of experts in the field. Students will also learn about: career opportunities, the college application & financial aid process, and college life.

Funding was provided from 2015-2018 by the National Science Foundation. The 2021-2022 Camp was funded by generous grants from the William Gundry Broughton Foundation, Bender Scientific, and the National Science Foundation. The UAWCCcamp is hosted by the University of Albany Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences and the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center. It is led by Camp Director Dr. Sara Lance and Assistant Camp Director Dr. Justin Minder.


The camp meets on the University at Albany main campus from 9am - 4pm each weekday from August 2–11, 2023. One day of the camp has extended hours (approximately 7am-8:30pm) to allow a field trip to the Whiteface Mountain Observatory in the Adirondack Mountains. Lunch is provided each day.