Turfgrass Science Summer Camp is Back!

April 28, 2022
Ohio Stadium Turf

When? July 6th-8th, 2022

The Ohio State University is excited to announce the Turfgrass Science Summer Camp is back just in time for the Summer of 2022! This camp is an interdisciplinary collaboration of The Ohio State University's STEM faculty & staff, with activities also developed in partnership with local golf and sports facilities.

What is the Turfgrass Science Summer Camp?

This 3 day summer program provides a fun outdoor learning environment for middle school students to explore the big questions at the intersection of sports & plant sciences. The Turfgrass Science Summer Camp is a free camp open to middle schoolers.

At the Turfgrass Science Summer Camp, students will learn about the different sports playing surfaces and how we utilize Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) in turfgrass science. For example, exploring plant and soil sciences, using modern technology, learning about high-tech equipment for measuring playing surface safety, and gathering environmental data. Camp staff will lead the students through a shared discovery of plant science, problem-solving & collaborative learning.

For these 3 days, students will spend 9AM to 4PM on the beautiful Ohio State University campus. Students will get a glimpse of what it is like to be a student at The Ohio State University. They will spend each day with world-renowned faculty and staff conducting experiments, engaging in fun, hands-on, outdoor activities.

At the end of the camp, they will have learned some fundamentals of turfgrass science + golf and sports field management.

I'm ready to apply!

Students must submit the following in order to apply for the Turfgrass Science Summer Camp:

  1. Turfgrass Science Summer Camp Application Form
  2. Letter of recommendation from one of their teachers (emailed directly from their teacher to Pam Sherratt at sherratt.1@osu.edu)
  3. One paragraph explanation of why they want to attend the summer camp.

Submit completed application form and additional materials to Pam Sherratt by May 31st, 2022 at sherratt.1@osu.edu


Still have questions? We have answers

Contact Pam Sherratt at sherratt.1@osu.edu.