ROME, NY (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – The Griffiss Institute, along with the Air Force Research Lab Information Directorate, announced their annual STEM Summer Camps for schoolchildren on Monday, May 22.

The camps – which are open to children in grades 3 through 12 — will teach children such things as robotics, drones and cyber security. They also provide opportunities for students to further their education beyond the classroom and will learn skills during the camps that can be directly applied to STEM careers and education.

Most of the camps run for approximately one week, except the Principles of Flight Camps, which will run for one day each on July 17 and 18.

The Institute reminded parents that camps do fill up quickly, and an email will be sent as soon as they register to tell them if their child is in the camp or is on the waiting list.

All camps will be held at the Innovare Advancement Center, located on Hangar Road in the City of Rome.

Registration opens on Monday, May 22 and is free of charge. For more information, or to register for the camps, please visit