Often in the ever-expanding community of Optics and Photonics, what we do remains a mystery to the outside world.
The technology created by our community permeates the lives of every citizen yet is taken for granted due to
unfamiliarity. At Three Rivers Community College (TRCC), we have taken steps to rectify that situation. The college's
Laser and Fiber Optic Technology program (LFOT) and the TRCC student chapter of SPIE run many outreach activities,
the most successful of which is Laser Camp. This paper will present a comprehensive overview of Laser Camp from the
students' aspect with testimonials, discussion of the optics themed activities and provide a view of the SPIE members'