Career Pathways Summer Camps

Students must be nominated by their school. Enrollment may be limited to one student per district and may be selected by a lottery by district should the number of applicants exceed the number of spots available.


SEMI High-Tech U

SEMI High-Tech UCampers take an action-packed, three-day journey exploring exciting, high-tech careers. They go boldly ahead while making new friends in totally fun, hands-on sessions taught by the region’s top high-tech professionals. They visit the Center for Nanoscale Science & Engineering at U-Albany, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, National Grid, Golub Corporate Headquarters and and learn about the many educational opportunities available in the region.

Campers don’t have to be “A” students to at tend SEMI High Tech U – they just need to be curious and open to the possibility of a career in high technology..

Campers will meet each day at Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School located on Career Path in Colonie, off of Watervliet-Shaker Road just east of New Karner Road. Transportation from the Technical School to various meeting locations will be provided. Campers should plan on arrive no later than 8:30 each day unless directed otherwise. Campers will be Dismissed at 4:30 on Days I and II from the BOCES Career and Technical School. Campers will be dismissed from SUNY Poly CNSE campus on Day III at 3:30 following graduation ceremony and reception.

For students entering grades 9-11 in the fall.

SEMI High-Tech U – Register online
July 26-28, 2017
A mandatory Parent/Student Information Night will be held on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 from 6:30 to 7:30pm at the Capital Region Technical School, 1015 Watervliet-Shaker Rd. Albany, NY 12205.


Tech Valley Region Science Camp

Spend five days at different Tech Valley businesses, engaged in fun and exciting, hands-on activities alongside professionals in nanotechnology, biotechnology, advanced materials, alternative energy, information technology, aviation technology, and multidisciplinary engineering. Sites include the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, RPI, the Albany Airport, the Cancer Research Center, and many more exciting locations!

For students entering grade 9 in the fall.

Tech Valley Region Science Camp – CAMP IS FULL
July 10-14, 2017
A mandatory Parent/Student Information Night will be held on Thursday, July 6, 2017 from 6:30 to 7:30pm at the Massry Center at School of Public Health University at Albany, 1 Discovery Drive, Renssealer, NY 12144.


Camp Innov@tion

Camp Innov@tionTech Valley High School invites current 6th and 7th grade students to apply for a week-long summer camp that replicates its unique Project-Based Learning model. Over the course of the week, students will engage in innovative collaborative projects around a real-world problem faced by one of our business partners. Students will work in groups to create solutions and present them on the last day of camp. The daily program is based out of Tech Valley High School and will include off-site field work opportunities for students as they explore innovation in our region.

For students entering grades 7-8 in the fall.

Camp Innov@tion – CAMP IS FULL
Tech Valley High School, 246 Tricentennial Drive, Albany
July 17-21, 2017
A mandatory Parent/Student Information Night will be held on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:00pm at Tech Valley High School, 246 Tricentennial Drive, Albany, NY 12203.


Career Pathways Summer Camps are supported by

  • Capital Region BOCES
  • Hudson Valley Community College – TEC SMART
  • National Grid
  • New York State United Teachers
  • Nuts, Bolts, & Thingamajigs – Foundation for the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.
  • Questar III
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Schenectady County Community College
  • School of Public Health, University at Albany
  • SUNY Polytechnic Institute College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering
  • SEMI Foundation
  • Tech Valley High School

Contact Information

Danielle Bouton-Wales
Director of CTE

Rensselaer Educational Center

Columbia- Greene Educational Center

CTE on Twitter

Upcoming Events

Thu 14

REC Faculty Meeting

December 14 @ 2:40 pm - 4:00 pm
Thu 14

Board of Education Meeting

December 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri 15

Rensselaer-Columbia-Greene Health Insurance Trust

December 15 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mon 18

Questar III Business Official Meeting

December 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mon 25

Holiday Recess – No School

December 25, 2017 - January 1, 2018