SEE US Succeed! 2015
Science Education Experience to help Underserved Students Succeed!

 This program is a joint venture between CSULB and Long Beach Unified School District. Supported by the Earl. B. and Loraine H. Miller Foundation and individual and group donors*. SEE US Succeed! is a two-week, summer science camp program for homeless children in Long Beach Unified. The program is modeled after the Young Scientists Camp program held at CSULB. We'll provide two weeks of hands-on, inquiry based science investigations for K-8th grade homeless children in Long Beach Unified School District. Summer 2015 will be our eighth year running the program.

We are partnering with St. Mary's Medical Center Low Vision Screening Center to provide vision screening for students.

Who is eligible: K-8th grade homeless children in LBUSD
        There is a tuition based camp at CSULB during the same two weeks. Students not eligible for this program can register to attend Young Scientists Camp
Dates: July 27 - August 7, 2015

A half-day program-- LBUSD buses will pick-up children along predetermined routes and bring them to the camp. Kids will receive a snack and lunch at the camp before returning to their families. 

Typical Day at Science Camp

Kids arrive by bus at CCSULB at 8:40 (see bus route on application form)
Science activities
10:00 snack and recess
10:15 more science
11:30  free lunch program
           more science
1:00    bus arrives at Bethune to bring kids to school pick-up/drop-off location

Counselors: please help us recruit for this program.
Copy of handout provided at LBUSD Counselor Meetings in March.  
updated letter with new bus stops (posted on 3/29/15)

2015 Homeless Science Camp Application
  - updated application with new bus stops (posted on 3/29/15)
Please note that this is a multipage application (it will include permission slips for vision screening and other services in addition to the camp application). Only one application cover sheet per family. However we need one form per child for the Vision Screening
per child. We encourage all siblings from a family to attend so that parent(s) have two weeks to seek work or more permanent housing. Be sure that families submit a completed application.

Completed applications are due to Dr. Erin Simon at the Tucker Elementary School by Friday, June 12, 2015.

Inter-district mail addressed to Dr. Erin Simon at Tucker Elementary School,

Email at: or

Fax: (562) 986-6870 x241

Families will be notified by the end of June. Students not accepted in the first round will be wait-listed and contacted in July if openings become available.

Dates: July 27 - August 7, 2015
Summer 2015 Homeless Science Camp – Bus Route

Any student able to get to one of these stations can be transported to and from camp for free. Other students are eligible to participate but they must get their own transportation to & from CSULB.

2015 Camp 
Bus Route

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Signal Hill

1st stop

Signal Hill Elementary School, 2285 Walnut Avenue
(Signal Hill)

8:00 am

1:40 pm



2nd stop

Nelson Middle School, 1951 Cherry Avenue  (Signal Hill)

8:05 am

1:35 pm



3rd stop

Whittier Elementary School, 1761 Walnut Avenue

8: 10 am

1:30 pm



4th stop

Roosevelt, 1574 Linden Ave
(pick up and drop off will be on Atlantic)

8:15 am


   1:25 pm



5th stop

Lincoln Elementary School, 1175 E. 11th Street

8:20 am

1:20 pm




Jefferson Middle School, 750 Euclid Avenue

8:30 am

1:10 pm



I will get my child(ren) to and from CSULB at the appropriate times


If you have questions please contact Erin Simon (at Tucker) or Laura Henriques (at CSULB).

The camp has garnered press interest over the years. Here are a few stories about the program.

page updated 3/29/15