Lake & Geauga Summer Manufacturing Institute

Lake & Geauga Summer Manufacturing Institute (SMI)

Our 2021 Lake & Geauga SMI Camp Registration is now closed. We are looking forward to opening our registration for our 2022 SMI Camp in February of 2022 on this page.  If you’d like to sign-up to receive information about our 2022 SMI Camps, please email 

Lake & Geauga SMI Overview Information 

WHAT: The Summer Manufacturing Institute is a collection of three week-long day camps. Each camp connects Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) concepts to local careers throughout Lake and Geauga Counties. Campers complete hands-on, STEM projects to showcase to parents and local businesses. 

WHO: 5th & 6th grade Lake County and Geauga County students

WHERE: Auburn Career Center (8140 Auburn Rd, Painesville, OH 44077)

WHEN:  Three weeks in June 2021 from Monday-Thursday 9am-3pm and Fridays from 9am-12pm with a special celebration luncheon from 11am-12pm. 

Cost: The cost for camp is $150 per camper per week (includes lunch). Camp scholarships are available. Please e-mail for more information on scholarships. 

WHY: Field trips, STEM projects, and more!

The Lake & Geauga Summer Manufacturing Institute (SMI) is operated by the Alliance for Working Together Foundation in partnership with Auburn Career Center, OhioMeansJobs Geauga County, Swagelok, iSTEM Geauga Early College High School, and various local Geauga County and Lake County businesses. 

If you’d like more information about the camps or camp scholarships, please e-mail