University of Maryland

NO FEE FOR SUMMER 2022!

The University of Maryland College of Information Studies will be covering all camp fees for all campers who attend Information Challenge Summer Camp 2022!

Read below and learn which ICSC22 camp is best for you, or
Watch the ICSC22 Info Session

UMD Info Challenge Summer Camp is a week-long data analysis camp

  • No previous data analysis experience is necessary!
  • Students will work in small teams to solve a real-world problem by analyzing a dataset provided by a professional organization. The experience will be a combination of formal instruction and group work with a mentor.
  • Students will learn how to approach a formal problem statement, incorporate additional datasets to enhance the analysis, use Tableau to conduct the analysis, and create a meaningful visualization to share their results.
  • At the end of the week, each team will present their final project to a panel of judges. The top teams will be awarded prizes.
  • Apply early, space is limited!

Daily Schedule:

10:00am – Review of Daily schedule
10:05am – Instruction (ex. Understanding a problem statement, Introduction to Tableau)
10:30am – Team work based on the instruction
12:30pm – Campus activity (ex. tour the Stamp student union, visit a dorm)
1:00pm – Lunch
2:00pm – Instruction (ex. Incorporating additional datasets, Displaying the results)
2:30pm – Team work based on the instruction
3:00pm – Break
3:15pm – Instruction (ex. Creating an analysis plan, Telling the data story)
3:45pm – Team work based on the instruction
4:45pm – Daily Wrap-up and tomorrow’s plan


Session I In-Person: July 18-22, 2022, 10am – 5pm Daily

Target Campers: Rising 10th, 11th and 12th Grade High School Students living in Maryland
Cost to Participants: $300 (Scholarships available) **UPDATE** CAMP FEE COVERED BY UMD iSchool!
Application Deadline: June 3, 2022
Participation Notification Date:
 June 6, 2022


Session II Virtual: July 25 – 29, 2022, 10am-5pm Daily

Target Campers: Rising 10th, 11th and 12th Grade High School Students living in Maryland
Note: Students in Allegany, Calvert, Garrett, or Somerset Counties may attend ICSC22 at the county library to use a desk and/or Wifi. If you choose to attend ICSC22 at the county library, lunch will be delivered to you each day.
Cost to Participants: $300 (Scholarships available) **UPDATE** CAMP FEE COVERED BY UMD iSchool!
Application Deadline: June 3, 2022
Participation Notification Date: June 6, 2022


Apply for ICSC22

  • Complete the ICSC22 application form between March 20 – June 1, 2022
  • COMPLETING THIS FORM DOES NOT GUARANTEE A SPOT FOR YOU IN ICSC22!
  • There are limited number of spots available for ICSC22, so apply early!
  • You will be contacted within 3-5 business days after completing the form to confirm we have received your application.
  • You will be notified by June 6, 2022 if you have been accepted to attend ICSC22.


Watch the ICSC22 Info Session from May 6, 2022.

Info Challenge Summer Camp Info Session