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National Center for Health Statistics Data Detectives Summer Camp

Applications will be accepted through May 30!

Submitted by Councillor Tina Abrams & Dean S. Seneca, Seneca Scientific Solutions+

Do you have children or have friends with children who are inquisitive, like math and science and are interested in the process of discovery? If so, consider applying to this year’s Virtual Data Detectives Camp.

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is conducting its 6th Data Detectives Summer Camp in collaboration with the American Statistical Association, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Joint Program in Survey Methodology, and the University of Maryland’s School of Public Health.

The NCHS Data Detectives Camp is a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) summer camp that focuses on teaching statistics to rising 6th and 7th grade students. Camp activities cover statistical concepts to help teach kids to think like a data detective by asking the right questions, collecting needed information, analyzing the data, and determining the answers.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have conducted a virtual camp since 2020. The camp will have 2 sessions to accommodate campers from different time zones. The camp will take place online through Zoom video conferencing on August 8 – 12, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. EST (1st session) and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. EST (2nd session). There is no fee for registering or attending the Camp.

For additional information or to apply, please visit, Feel free to pass on this information to anyone you know who may be interested in applying for the camp.

Contact the camp staff at if you have questions.