The Fire Protection Engineering Design Challenge (FPEDC) camp is a week-long design and construction camp that ends in a team competition. In teams of 3 or 4, participants will design, test and build a two-room apartment along with the notification, detection and suppression systems in that apartment. The teams will bring their apartments to be fire-tested in a competition at the end of the week in the University of Maryland fire labs.

The SFPE Chesapeake Chapter and Mount St. Joseph will collaborate on teaching. The final 'Burn Day' competition will be staffed by current FPE students and faculty.


Dates:  July 24 - 28, 2023
(Monday - Thursday will be at Mt. St. Joseph's; students will be bussed to UMD on Friday)

Time:  9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EST)

Cost:  $245 per participant

This camp will be conducted in-person and is geared towards high school students in grades 11 and 12.
The application deadline will be Friday, July 14.


To register, please follow this link
Scroll down to the REGISTER section and complete all requested information,
be sure to check "Fire Protection Engineering Camp!"

Note: The application deadline is Friday, July 14.

Questions? Please contact Nicole Hollywood at