Data Detectives Camp 2019
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Data Detectives Summer Camp is a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) camp that focuses on statistics for rising 6th and 7th grade students. This one-week commuter day camp is an exciting opportunity for boys and girls to learn about statistics through a variety of fun, hands-on activities! Statistics and probability concepts are included in K-12 curriculum standards, in particular the Common Core State Standards. Data Detectives Camp activities specifically cover statistical concepts developed during grades 6th and 7th and help to teach kids to think like a data detective by asking the right question, collecting the needed information, analyzing the data, and determining the answer.
The camp is conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics in collaboration with the American Statistical Association, CDC Museum, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Joint Program in Survey Methodology and University of Maryland’s School of Public Health.
Applying to Camp
- Applications are no longer being accepted.
- Submission deadline was April 19, 2019.
- Decisions will be emailed to parent / guardian by May 13, 2019.
|Dates:||August 5 – 9th, 2019|
|Times:||9:00 am – 4:00 pm daily
Drop off is 8:30 – 9:00 am
Pick up is 4:00 – 4:30 pm
|Eligibility:||Children entering 6th or 7th grade in the fall of 2019|
|Cost:||There is no fee for registering or attending the Camp|
|Location:||NCHS – Headquarters
(Metro 4 Building)
3311 Toledo Road
Hyattsville, Maryland 20782 Directions
CAMP APPLICATION FORM
To be completed by the parent / guardian and the camp applicant.
TEACHER RECOMMENDATION FORM
To be completed by a current math teacher. If this is not possible (e.g., due to
Data Detectives Camp 2018
This was the third year of the NCHS Data Detectives Camp. For the first time, the camp was held at NCHS headquarters in Hyattsville, Maryland and ran from August 13 – 17 from 9-4 pm daily. About 15 scientists, professors, and staff from NCHS, the American Statistical Association, University of Maryland’s School of Public Health, the Joint Program in Survey Methodology, and other organizations helped to develop the camp logistics and curricula. In 2018, over 100 children nationwide applied for 30 seats.
View the 2018 Daily Camp Newsletters
Campers learn about statistics from NCHS scientists.
Campers socialize with new friends over lunch break.
Campers receive a tour of a medical exam trailer.
Campers enjoy ice cream from the UMD Creamery.
Photos from previous years
Beam time and other data are collected to illustrate the concept of distributions.
Through group learning and activities, campers develop friendships.
Weekly activities culminate in group presentations to solve a crime.
Campers receive certificates of completion from NCHS Director and staff.