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Summer Camp Opportunities


Wildcat Summer Academy 2019

Indiana Wesleyan University is offering a week long, overnight summer camp for $375.00.  This fee includes room and board in our residence halls, all meals, and field trips.  This camp will offer students an opportunity to build their leadership skills.  All camps are held June 23- June 28, 2019.

During Leadership and Life Calling Camp, you will explore ow you are uniquely designed, your purpose, your personal leadership style and how these things might translate into a career and how you can make a difference in the world around you. 

Other available camps include Nursing Camp, Theatre Camp, Songwriting and Music Camp, Art Camp, Writing Camp, Business Innovation & Entrepreneurship Camp, and Science Camp.

Visit Indwes.edu/summer-academy to register today for a week long overnight experience on the beautiful Indiana Wesleyan University Marion campus.


Indiana State University Summer Honors 2019


Indiana State University is seeking bright and motivated high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to participate in a one-of-a-kind college experience! Students have the opportunity to engage in a one-week hands-on experience, while earning a college credit.


Summer Honors will be held on campus July 14-20, 2019. During the week, students will live in our Honors community, eat in our dining hall, attend a college seminar of their choice, and meet students from around the country who are academically focused and interested in learning more about the college experience. A wide variety of seminar topics are available including, but not limited to, aviation, forensic facial reconstruction, nursing, social work, education, and law.


Students have until June 1st to complete the online application. Indstate.edu/summerhonors is a great resource that includes further information on seminars, eligibility requirements, and application steps. If you or your students have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!



Summer programs at MSOE

Registration is now open for Summer Programs at MSOE!  

In the month of July, MSOE offers week-long, residential, academic camps for students who have completed their freshman, sophomore or junior year and are interested in exploring degrees in Engineering, Nursing or Business. 2019 Summer Programs begin the week of July 7-12, and run through the week of July 21-26.

MSOE runs three different types of academic camps Explore, Discover, and Focus. The three camps vary in specificity, Explore is the most general, Discover narrows to "families" of academic programs, and Focus examines one specific academic program.

Registration for each week-long camp is $800

For more information, please click here.


Student Orientation and Academic Readiness Program

This summer Ancilla College will host the first annual Student Orientation and Academic Readiness (S.O.A.R.) Program.  This will be held July 7-19, 2019. 

Earn college credit
- At Ancilla, students will work to complete a 2-credit college course.  This course, Freshmen Seminar, is a core requirement in many institutions across Indiana, making it an easy course to transfer credits.  In this course, students learn the fundamental skills required during early adulthood including, basic finances, and various academic skills in addition to engaging in  career exploration.

Sample course subjects
- Students have the opportunity to sample several different course topics offered at Ancilla.  This allows students to further practice academic skills such as note-taking, active listening, and critical thinking in a variety of lecture styles.  Additionally, students have the chance to explore different content areas and career options which is helpful when deciding on majors.

Learn about campus offices
-  While at Ancilla, students will be exposed to the many different offices found throughout a college campus.  Students will receive orientations in the most common offices such as the Office of the Registrar, Financial Aid, Campus Ministry, Residence Life, etc. and will also learn about their various functions and services.  Thus, when students are finally ready for college, they will know where to go to get the information they need.

Click here to apply.  Applications are due by Monday, April 15th.



 Camp Cardiac and Camp Neuro

Scholarship and standard applications have just opened up for Camp Cardiac and Camp Neuro Indianapolis 2019! 

Camp Cardiac and Camp Neuro, run by medical students in over 30 cities nationwide, are 1-week summer day camps for high school students interested in exploring careers in medicine.

Students may learn more and apply by visiting http://www.campcardiac.org and http://www.campneuro.org.

FBI Youth Leadership Academy

On July 8, 9, and 10, 2019, the Indianapolis Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association will host the FBI Youth Leadership Academy (YLA). 

The FBI's Youth Leadership Academy is designed to promote an educational experience that will provide students with valuable leadership training and a greater understanding of the FBI.  Through experiential learning activities, students will develop skills in communication, trust, team work, goal setting and leadership.

This two day, two night residential event will be hosted at Bradford Woods, Indiana University’s experiential learning center.  Bradford Woods is located just south of Mooresville, on State Road 67.  Its 2,500 acres are dedicated to the enrichment and education of youth and adults from all over the country.  Students will be housed on site, and chaperoned by FBI personnel.  Students will arrive on Monday, July 8th at 9:00 a.m., and will depart on Wednesday, July 10th at 10:00 a.m.

We would like the YLA to be comprised of top-notch students from a variety of high schools. Candidates must complete the attached application, which requires a signature from both a parent or guardian and the principal. Applications will be reviewed and 20 students will be selected to participate.

To be considered, students must:

  • have completed their junior year
  • have a GPA of at least 3.0
  • posess qualities of leadership, scholastic achievement and good citizenship
  • commit to attending the entire program and
  • write an essay of no more than 500 words depicting their interest in the program and how it will enhance their future plans.


Completed applications and essays should be mailed to: Kathryn Sipes, Community Outreach Specialist, FBI Indianapolis, 8825 Nelson B. Klein Parkway, Indianapolis, IN 46250.  All applications must be received by April 1, 2019.

Parents and/or guardians do not have to be present for the sessions. Students must arrange their own transportation. There is no cost for students to participate; lodging and all meals are included.

For more information, please click here

To apply, please click here.

For more information:
Kathryn Sipes
FBI Community Outreach Specialist


Summer College for High School Students

Experience the excitement of college life, take courses with world-renowned faculty, explore academic majors, and put yourself on a pathway for success!  Taking online or on-campus courses during summer allows high school students age 16 and older to experience college life by completing coursework alongside current undergraduate students.  Students have access to more than 650 courses across academic disciplines during Summer Session so there’s no better time to get a jumpstart on your college experience!

  • Take real college courses in the module that best fits your needs
    • 1-week, 4-weeks, 8-weeks, and 12-weeks.
    • Students may live on campus during the 1-week modules and the last 4-week module.
  •  Fun-Sized Residential Options
    • Purdue University is excited to offer three intensive 1-week, 1-credit opportunities for high school students during Summer 2019. Move-in and orientation for each experience will occur on Sunday and class sessions will begin on Monday. Parents are invited to attend a closing session on Friday prior to move-out. View a list of 1-week, 1-credit options here.
  • Apply now!  Application opened December 1, 2018.
    • Students must be at least 16 years old, have completed the sophomore year of high school, and have a GPA of at least 3.30 at the time the class begins to participate.
  • Priority application deadline is March 1, 2019.
  • Courses are permanently listed on a Purdue transcript and can be transferred to other institutions.
  • Attending this program does not give students an advantage in the admissions process.


Summer Camps

Every summer, Purdue offers a number of non-credit summer camps in areas such as engineering, technology, gifted education, science, veterinary medicine, and human health.  Camps range from a couple days to a few weeks. Cost of attendance varies. Students may start participating as early as kindergarten!


Questions? Email us at thinksummer@purdue.edu, call us at (765) 496-7237, or text us at (765) 601-9475.






Registration is open for our 2019 Summer Workshops at the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI. These workshops will give you hands-on experience in learning how informatics and computing are shaping our world through innovation in mobile and web applications, interactive media and digital games, and health and medical research.


To register, and for more details, visit: https://soic.iupui.edu/about/high-school-programs/summerworkshops/

Below are the workshop descriptions:


Week 1: June 17–21:


Gadgets of Virtual Reality

Faculty: Chauncey Frend, M.S.

Have you heard of the HTC VIV Pro., IQ-Wall, or the cy.PIPES 4-D Device? Researchers at Indiana University use virtual reality (VR) gadgets every day to study complex problems and create amazing experiences. You'll be introduced to a wide range of VR gadgets, and you'll create your own virtual worlds using the HTC Vive and 4-D effects like wind and heat. You don't need previous experience coding or scripting, but if you have it, you'll advance those skills. 


Game Design and Development with the Unreal® Engine 4 

Faculty: Mathew A. Powers, M.F.A.
Are you enthralled by XboxOne or Playstation 4 games? Do you have an idea for a gaming world that you want to bring to life? Take advantage of this unique opportunity to become a beginning game developer! Using Unreal 4—the world’s leading gaming engine that was used to create Batman: Arkham Asylum, Gears of War, and the Final Fantasy 7 remake—you’ll learn to create a fully playable, original 3-D world complete with lands, buildings, and all kinds of objects from the world of gaming. You won’t need previous experience.


3D Animation and Visual Effects

Faculty: Bobby Giles III, M.S.

Films, games, commercials, visualization technology, printing, virtual and augmented reality—all these industries are using 3-D in new, different, and exciting ways. The 3-D and visual effects industry is growing, and you can be the next 3-D creator. You'll learn to use tools to create 3-D printed art or 3-D video—or both—and you won't need previous experience with 3-D software. At the end of the course, you'll leave with your own 3-D creation.


Interaction with Artificial Intelligence

Faculty: Fawzi BenMassaoud, Ph. D. 
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is essentially an extension of our computing ability and human evolution with technology and digital transformation. This course will help you examine the crucial and consequential relationship between AI and humans and use your imagination and creative instincts to explore the design and basic blueprints of combing AI with human intelligence (HI) in the co-creation of technology and relationships. You will analyze scenarios of self-learning AI systems and asses some unintended risks of human interaction with potential future intelligent machines. You will also learn linking the dots, one of the mail principles in AI using data representation tools and applications and practice building Data bots in Python.


Week 2: June 24–28:


Creature and Character Design

Faculty: Mathew Powers, M.F.A.
Do you love creatures and aliens? Do you have a sketchbook full of original creations? Now you can bring them to life through technology! You'll learn to draw, animate, and create characters to share with your friends and family—and how to use the Spore Creature Engine. To help bring your creations to life, you'll study myths, legends, biology, and evolution—and how your creatures fit into video games, comic books, movies, and more. You'll also explore the creation of Pokemon and its worldwide success.


Advanced Game Design

Faculty: Travis Faas, M.S.

Anyone can make games without prior experience! So, let’s get to making them! This workshop will focus on the core features of game development using the Unity game development engine, a standard in the game making industry. Expect lots of code, lots of discussion of the game development industry, lots of focus on making cool stuff in the engine - and then showing it off to your classmates and playing their games! By the end of the week we’ll have made a 2D platforming game, some cool particle effects, done some exploration in 3D, and even tinker around in virtual reality.


Biomedical Big Data Analytics and Personalized Health

Faculty: Jingwen Yan, Ph. D.

Description pending. 

Angela Williams

Associate Director of Undergraduate Recruitment


Indiana University

School of Informatics and Computing – Indianapolis

Informatics and Communications Technology Complex (IT)

535 W. Michigan Street, IT475J

Indianapolis, Indiana 46202





The Indiana University Department of Biology is once again offering exciting opportunities for high school students to develop their interests in science through the Jim Holland Summer Science Programs.  The IU Jim Holland Summer Science Programs are specifically designed to address the ethnic and racial disparities that exist in STEM.  They focus on high-achieving students who are currently in grades 8-11 (entering 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades in Fall 2019.), including Afican Americans, Hispanic Americans/Latinos, Native Americans, Native Alaskans or Native Pacific Islanders, and hopes to attract them to Indiana University.  It is our goal to increase participation of students from underrepresented groups and thus, increase diversity in the STEM fields.

About our programs:

Holland Summer Enrichment Program (SEP):
Sunday, July 14 - Friday, July 19, 2019

The SEP is a week-long academic program where teams of Indiana University faculty members and high school teachers expose the students to concepts in various fields of Biology, hands-on laboratory experiences related to the discussions, and featured activities from other IU departments outside of Biology.  Students are expected to participate in all planned activities, take notes during lectures and lab sessions, maintain a journal on all academic elements of the program, and exhibit appropriate behavior at all times.

Holland Summer Science Research Program (SSRP):
Sunday, July 7 - Sunday, July 14, 2019

The Indiana University Jill Holland SSRP is a one-week residential academic program designed to introduce high school students to scientific research.  The purpose of the SSRP is to provide opportunities for students to engage in meaningful research experiences at Indiana University.  

During the week of the program, participants will:

  • be integrated into a research lab and execute a small research project (or component thereof) in collaboration with a faculty member and members of his/her lab.  Participants will be exposed to modern research tools and techniques, and gain insight into how and why scientific research is done;
  • document their expeience and communicate their work in a Poster Session at the conclusion of the program. 

Holland Research Initiative in STEM Education (RISE):
Sunday, June 16 -Friday, June 28, 2019

The Indiana University Jim Holland RISE is the third-year component to the Indiana University Jim Holland SEP and SSRP.  The Holland RISE is a two-week residential research camp designed to provide STEM career and college training for rising high school seniors (current 11th grade). RISE scholars attend research-intensive lectures delivered by faculty memebers, who provide insight into the scientific process, research ethics, goals, current leading questions, and standard methodologies of their respective field.  Students are also given the opportunity to refine laboratory techniques as it relates to the primary research conducted in each lab.  These hands-on activities are designed to demonstrate procedures that are representative of research conducted in that specific lab.  These efforts will be further enriched with college planning activities, including academic preparation for credit-bearing coursework in STEM, college admission procedures, financial advising, access to existing scholarship programs, etc.  RISE scholars will have the opportunity to meet with other research internship students for workshops and additional activities, and learn how to network in the STEM fields.  RISE scholars will be awarded a $600 stipend upon successful completion of the program.


Student participants will receive free room and board at one of the residence halls on our beautiful campus, thanks to continued support from IU office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs, IU College of ARts & Sciences, IU Department of Biology, and Cook Incorporated of Blooomington, IN.  

For more information about the program and to access the online application forms, please visit:  https://go.iu.edu/holland. 

To Apply:

It is important that students are aware that these are academic programs before applying. The following forms can be accessed online:  Student Application, Counselor Grade/Course Verification, and Teacher Recommendation.  Those writing recommendation letters should fill out the teacher recommendation form completely and write a letter that provides additional comments that will help us assess the applicant's suitability for acceptance. 


Schedule for 2019

April 1- Application DUE at our office; materials must be complete for consideration!

  • Statement of Interest (typed, preferably)
  • Counselor Course/Grade Verification form
  • Teacher recommendation forms (completed by a Science and a Math teacher)            

 Week of April 22nd- Notification to students of acceptance or wait list status.  A $75 non-refundable registration fee is due only at the time of acceptance into the program.  

May 31st- Confirmation of Acceptance and $75 (non-refundable registration fee) from students DUE to our office. 

Week of June 2nd- Wait list students will be notified if space becomes available.  


  Mary Ann Tellas, Program Director,  nmassela@indiana.edu, 317-840-5148
Jennifer Tarter, Associate Director, jenjones@indiana.edu, 812-856-3984