SEE US Succeed! 2016
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 Norris Foundation, 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 children experiencing homelessness in Long Beach Unified School District. Summer 2016 will be our ninth year offering the program!

We are partnering with St. Mary's Medical Center Low Vision Screening Center to provide vision screening for students. Students requiring glasses will receive them free of charge. (They will receive a follow-up appointment to get a full vision test and select glasses.)

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 the SEE US Succeed! program can apply to attend Young Scientists Camp. (limited financial aid available)
Dates: July 25 - August 5, 2016

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 CSULB at 8:40 (see bus route on application form & below for pick-up/drop-off locations)
8:40    Science activities
10:00  snack and recess
10:15  more science
11:30  free lunch program
           more science
1:00    bus returns to CSULB and bring kids back to school pick-up/drop-off location

Counselors: please help us recruit for this program.
Handout provided at LBUSD Counselor Meetings in March.  

2016 Camp Application
- an updated application with bus stop times will be posted when available
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 10, 2016.

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. Priority will be given to students who did not attend last year and to families with completed applications.

Dates: July 25 - August 5, 2016
Summer 2016 Homeless Science Camp – Bus Route (pick-up/drop-off times will be added when the bus route is finalized)

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.

 Bus Route

(check one)


To be updated when we have times

Morning Pick-up Time

Drop-off Time


1st stop





2nd stop





3rd stop





4th stop





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7th stop






I will get my child 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 3/14/16