Academic and Creative Camps

American Legion Boys State Session

American Legion Boys State Session held from June 16 - 22 is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for U.S. high school students. This participatory program allows rising senior high school students to become part of the operation of local, county, and state government. Delegates are selected from applicants to local Florida American Legion Posts.

2024 Camp Dates:
June 16 - 22

American Legion Boys State Website

Camp Challenger Summer Camps

Camp Challenger Summer Camps at the Challenger Learning Center for ages K-12 feature hands-on STEM activities led by experienced educators, and are held at various times during the summer for students separated by age range and topic. Camp Challenger programs include exciting themes such as: robotics, aeronautics, space, LEGOs, Minecraft and video game design, music, animals, pre-medical study, physics, animation and many more!

2024 Camp Dates:
week-long camps from May 28 - August 9

Camp Challenger Website
Phone: (850) 645-7796

Academic and Career Excellence in Engineering (ACEE) Camps

Coordinated by FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, ACEE Summer Camps are one-week long virtual academic camps designed to teach electrical engineering and AI computer coding.  Participants in electrical engineering camp will learn learn fundamental concepts in power, energy, wireless communications, 3D printing, artificial intelligence, and robotics. Participants in AI coding camp will learn the basic ideas in neural networks and convolutional neural networks and the practical technique on how to build and train neural networks. These camps emphasize academic preparation, professional development, and career awareness of STEM careers in electrical engineering and computers.

2024 Camp Dates:
Beginning LEGO Robotics 4th-6th grades: July 8 - 12
Beginning LEGO Robotics 4th-6th grades: July 29 - August 2
Advanced LEGO Robotics 5th-7th grades: July 15 - 19
Tech Challenge Intro 8th-12th grades: July 22 - 26

ACEE Website
Contact: Shonda Bernadin, Ph.D.
Phone: (850) 410-6393

FSU College of Medicine Summer Institute

The FSU College of Medicine Summer Institute is a one-week residential program on the campus of Florida State University designed for students who are committed to pursuing a career in the medical field. The SSTRIDE Summer Institute motivates students to excel academically, introduces students to a variety of clinical settings, provides information about scholarships and university mentoring programs, exposes students to college life, gives students a perspective on the life of a medical student, expose students to certain aspects of the medical school curriculum through interaction with faculty and participation in faculty led presentations about medical topics, and inspires students to pursue careers in health-care professions.

2024 Camp Dates:
Session 1: June 9 - 14
Session 2: July 7 - 12
Session 3: July 21 - 26

College of Medicine Summer Institute Website
Contact: Samantha Buckley

FSU iCamp

iCamp offers rising 9th-12th graders broad exposure to various careers in technology and computing fields such as information technology, computer science, and computer engineering through 5 weekly themes of interactive, hands-on, and technology-enriched activities.

2024 Camp Dates:
Session 1: June 3 - 6
Session 2: June 10 - 13
Session 3: June 17 - 20
Session 4: June 24 - 27

iCamp Website
Contact: Faye Jones, Ph.D.
Phone: (850) 645-1439

American Legion Auxiliary Girls State

Florida Girls State is a hands-on week-long educational workshop for rising high school seniors, focusing on the political process, sponsored by the Florida American Legion Auxiliary. The goal of the program is to help students to better understand democratic ideals and the part we as individuals play in carrying out these ideals. This program, which has been accredited as a college program to teach high school junior girls about government and politics. Delegates are selected from applicants to local Florida American Legion Auxiliary Units through Florida high schools.

2024 Camp Dates:
June 20 - 28

American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Website

Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship Summer Camp

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MAY 17. The Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship Summer Camp is an interactive learning experience for high school juniors and seniors. The camp will be a mix of classroom and experiential learning and students will be exposed to many successful entrepreneurs during the week. Students will also have access to the new innovation hub at FSU and participate in a pitch contest at the end of the camp.

2024 Camp Date:
June 17 - 21

JMC Summer Camp Website
Contact: Shelly Griffin
Phone: (850) 644-7158

Saturday–at–the–Sea Summer Day Camp (SATS)

This free-of-charge day camp is a program that introduces late middle school and early high school students to experimental marine ecology. To be eligible, students MUST be a Florida resident, be able to swim and be currently enrolled in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. Camp participants will spend their time at the FSU Coastal and Marine lab. Students will be snorkeling on Turkey Point shoal, doing animal behavior investigations, making trips to salt marshes, oyster bars and sandy beaches, as well as going on a night boat ride to the local seagrass meadows!

2024 Camp Dates:
Session 1: June 3 - 7
Session 2: June 10 - 14
Session 3: July 8 - 12
Session 4: July 22 - 26

SATS Day Camp Website
Contact: Bill Turner

Summer Art Camp

The FSU Summer Art Workshops are run by a group of faculty and students at FSU in the art education department! They facilitate K-12 kids' engagement in independent, inquiry-driven art-making. Weekends and summer should be an opportunity to explore the world through creativity, imagination, and play. Workshops are split into rising 1st-3rd graders, and rising 4th-6th graders during the 2023/24 school year.

2024 Camp Dates:
Week of June 3rd
Week of June 10th

FSU Summer Art Workshops Website
Contact: Sara Scott Shields
Phone: (910) 540-3360


Young Scholars Program (YSP)

The Young Scholars Program is a six-week residential science and mathematics summer program for students who have completed the eleventh grade in a Florida high school with significant potential for careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The program was developed in 1983 and is currently administered by the Office of STEM Teaching Activities in the College of Arts and Sciences.

2024 Camp Date:
June 9 - July 20

YSP Website