Camp Guide

Important dates:
  • January 16, 2024 — SAGE application open APPLY NOW.
  • January 23, 2024 — 4:00 pm Virtual SAGE Info Session for Educators/Parents REGISTER NOW
  • January 31, 2024 — 5:30 pm Virtual SAGE Info Session for Students REGISTER NOW
  • March 15, 2024 — 11:30 pm SAGE application closes
  • March 22, 2024 — SAGE recommendations due
  • May 15, 2024 — Notification of acceptance 
  • July 7 – 13, 2024 — SAGE residential summer camp

SAGE hours:
  • The opening session will be a on Sunday, July 7, 2024 at 5:30 pm, arrival by 4:30 pm. 
  • Camp sessions take place from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, daily Monday to Friday at LLNL.
  • The closing ceremony will be held on Saturday morning, July 13, 2024, check-out at noon.
  • There will be interactive sessions and breaks each day of camp.
  • A full detailed schedule will be forthcoming.

Daily SAGE camp activities: 
  • Presentations by LLNL scientists and engineers about their research and careers
  • Job shadowing showcasing the workplace of scientists and engineers 
  • Hands-on small projects 
  • Small group discussions about building professional relationships and skills


Students must attend all the sessions each day to get the maximum benefit of SAGE Summer Camp. 

What should students plan to bring to camp?

A packing list will be included in your pre-camp welcome packet, which will be emailed to you in early July. A few things to note: Must wear comfortable closed-toe shoes to participate in onsite tours. Bring a sweater or jacket as it cools down in the evenings. It’s best to wear layers to adapt to a wide range of temperatures indoors and out. No need to bring beddings, but bring your own toiletries and personal grooming items. 

Where will students live, and what is the rooming and bathroom situation?

Students will be housed and supervised overnight at the IHG Army Hotel, Dublin, CA in pairs in a room with an adjoining restroom. 

What is check-in time and check-out time for SAGE Camp at LLNL?

Check-in time is 4:30 pm. The check-in location to be specified as we get closer to camp dates. Camp concludes at noon on that Saturday of the week.

How will the SAGE students get around?

Transportation will be arranged by SAGE. Students will stay together as a group during the tours and when traveling between the hotel and the National Lab where most day-time activities will be held.

When is the best time for the parents to contact their children?

We suggest that parents, guardians, and family members contact their students in the evenings, if necessary or in case of emergency. 

How will the SAGE students be supervised during the camp?

Safety is highly valued at the National Labs. All camp participants attend a safety briefing at the start of camp. Adult chaperones have passed background checks and completed safety training requirements. Most activities will be in large indoor and outdoor spaces, in large groups, with some smaller group projects. At all times, we will have a minimum ratio of 1 adult per 10 students.

LLNL staff:

SAGE summer camp is run by scientists, engineers, and staff from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. They support the SAGE mission of encouraging more women to join the growing STEM community by volunteering to spend time with the students during the week of camp. We all look forward to meeting you in July!


Joanna Albala
Science Education Program Manager


Gianpaolo Carosi
Staff Physicist


Mildred Lambrecht
Business Analyst