Established in 2016, Data Detectives Camp is a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) camp that teaches statistics rising 6th- and 7th-grade students.
The camp is conducted by NCHS, which is part of CDC, in collaboration with the American Statistical Association, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, CDC’s Disease Detectives Camp, University of Maryland School of Public Health, University of Maryland Social Data Science Center, and University of Maryland Joint Program in Survey Methodology.
Statistics and probability concepts are included in K–12 curriculum standards, particularly the Common Core State Standards. This camp offers children an opportunity to learn new statistical concepts and reinforce concepts they have already learned through fun, hands-on group activities. Camp activities will cover concepts developed in grades 6 and 7 and will teach kids to think like a Data Detective: Ask the right question, collect the needed information, analyze the data, and display the results.
After operating virtually during 2020–2022 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the camp returns in 2023 in person as a 1-week, all-day summer camp.