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Academic/Civic Camps

Aspiring Engineers Inspiring to Make a Difference

1 Week long, summer science camp designed to introduce teenagers aged 12-16 (Middle-High School) to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) related fields and to promote the recruitment of minorities into science majors


Camp Dates: TBD
Website: Click here
Contact: Obie Abakporo
Phone: (206) 354-1798
Email: oa09@fsu.edu

Boys State

American Legion Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for U.S. high school students. A participatory program in which students become part of the operation of local, county, and state government, Boys State was founded in 1935 to counter the socialism-inspired Young Pioneer Camps.


Camp Dates: June 16—22, 2019
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Challenger Learning Center

S.T.E.M camps feature hands-on activities led by experienced educators, and are held during winter break, spring break, teacher planning days and the entire summer for students from Kindergarten – 8th grade. “Camp Challenger” programs include exciting themes such as: Robotics, Astronaut Academy, Seussical Science, Movie Magic, Techtastic, Grossology, Minecraft Mania, Weather Masters, Science of Superheroes, and many more!


Camp Challenger: June 3-7; June 10-14;
June 17-21; June 24-28; July 1-3; July 8-12;
July 15-19; July 22-26; July 29-August 2; August 5-9, 2019
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Contact: Samantha Reaves
Phone: (850) 645-7777
Email: sreaves@challengertlh.com

Codecraft Works Summer Camps

Join us for a variety of high-tech summer camp experiences. Codecraft computer programming camps for kids ages 6 – 16. Learn coding, game design, web development, cyber security, Python and more!


Camp Dates: June 3-7; June 10-14;
June 17-21; July 22-26, 2019
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Contact: Meagan Bonnell
Phone: (850) 290-4714
Email: leon@codecraftworks.com

College Reach Out Program University Experience Program

The University Experience Program is a two-week summer residential enrichment program for high school students in Leon County. The program will focus on the following: academic survival skills, career exploration, life management skills, leadership training, senior seminar, computer skills, music appreciation, creative writing, civic duty, physical fitness, social/cultural enrichment field trips.


Camp Dates: TBD
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Contact: Charlie Davis III
Phone: (850) 644-3492
Email: cjdavis@fsu.edu

Engineering Camp for Middle School Students

This camp emphasizes Robotics using the Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots. Participants will learn to design, build, program and test robots for various challenge missions. They will learn effective teamwork, problem-solving skills, academic skills and professional development. They will participate in a design competition at the end of the camp. The cost is $125.


Camp Dates: June 24-28, 2019
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Contact: Dr. Shonda Bernadin
Phone: (850) 410-6393
Email: shonda.bernadin@famu.edu

Engineering Camp for High-School Students

This camp emphasizes Robotics engineering. Participants will learn to design, build, program and test robots for various challenge missions. The camp’s curriculum is based on the Lego Mindstorms EV3 platform and incorporates teamwork, problem-solving, creativity, engineering career awareness and professional development. The cost is $125.


Camp Dates: July 15-19, 2019
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Contact: Dr. Shonda Bernadin
Phone: (850) 410-6393
Email: shonda.bernadin@famu.edu

FSU College of Medicine Summer

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.


Camp Dates: June 9-14; June 23-28;
July 14-19, 2019
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Contact: Roosevelt Rogers
Phone: (850) 645-2819
Email: Roosevelt.Rogers@med.fsu.edu

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.


Camp Dates: June 10-14; June 17-21;
June 24-28; July 8-12; July 15-19, 2019
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Contact: Faye Jones, Ph.D.
Phone: (850) 645-1439
Email: faye.jones@cci.fsu.edu

Girls State

The purpose of Girls State is to provide citizenship training for girls of high school age in every Department of the American Legion Auxiliary; to afford them an opportunity to live together as self-governing citizens; to inform them about the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of American citizenship, in order that they may understand and participate in the functioning of their government; and to help them grasp them meaning of some of the responsibilities which they must assume when they become adults.


Camp Dates: June 5-13, 2019
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Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship Summer Camp

The Jim Moran School Summer Entrepreneurship camp is an interactive learning experience for high-school students. 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.


Camp Dates: TBD
Contact: Bob Garner
Phone: (850) 644-7893
Email: bgarner@jimmoranschool.fsu.edu

Research & Engineering Apprenticeship Program (REAP)

This program provides summer opportunities for high-school students from historically underrepresented and under-served populations to contribute to research in a University lab setting. Students must apply online at http://www.usaeop.com. The deadline is February 28, 2018.


Camp Dates: June 10-July 19, 2019
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Contact: Dr. Shonda Bernadin
Phone: (850) 410-6393
Email: Shonda.bernadin@famu.edu

Saturday–at–the–Sea Summer Day Camp

Camp participants will spend their time at the FSU Coastal and Marine lab. They will be forming research teams and investigating ecological questions, as well as learning more about the local marine habitats and how they fit in. Students will be collecting and analyzing data; discussing and interpreting their results; and presenting their findings to their peers. In short, they will become marine scientists for the week! Never fear, though, SATS Camp will not be all work and no play! 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!


Camp Dates: June 17-21; June 24-28;
July 15-19; July 22-26, 2019
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Contact: Bill Turner
Email: satscamp@bio.fsu.edu

SciGirls Summer Camp

SciGirls is a two-week hands-on summer camp that inspires middle school girls to pursue careers in science. Launched in 2006, the camp run by the MagLab and WFSU. There are two age groups: SciGirls I accepts rising 6th and 7th grade students and SciGirls II accepts rising 8th and 9th grade students. During their two-week experience, campers can expect an exposure to a wide range of science disciplines, Indoor experiences (labs, lectures, demonstrations, walking tours), outdoor field experiences (swimming, snorkelling, hiking, data collection), extensive group work and interactions with local scientists and science educators.


Camp Dates: July 15-19; July 22-26;
July 15-26, 2019
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Contact: Carlos Villa
Phone: (850) 644-7191
Email: villas@magnet.fsu.edu

Summer Art Camp

This years Art Camp focus is on Civic Responsibility. We will spend the week exploring how art can help us become a productive, responsible, caring and contributing members of the Tallahassee community. Focus will span from the environmental to the social, with art workshops including bookbinding, printmaking, drawing, mixed media, and illustration to name a few!! Students will work independently and collaboratively to produce one-of-a-kind works of art and expand upon their knowledge of art making and civic engagement. Friday activities will include a visit to FSU campus and MOFA!


Camp Dates: June 10-14, 2019
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Contact: Sara Scott Shields
Phone: (910) 540-3360
Email: skshields@fsu.edu

Upward Bound Program Summer Academy

Six week residential summer program for current and new participants (9th – 12th grade) from Gadsden County.
During the six weeks, we will focus on the core courses/areas of study: Mathematics, English Composition and Literature, Sciences, and Foreign Language. Other services and activities that we offer: Major/Career Exploration, Senior Seminars, Financial Aid Workshops, Cultural Enrichment Field Trips, College/Test Preparation, Social/Personal Development.


Camp Dates: TBD
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Contact: Charlie Davis III
Phone: (850) 644-3492
Email: cjdavis@fsu.edu

Young Scholars Program

The Young Scholars Program (YSP) is a six-week residential science and mathematics summer program for Florida high school students 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 Science Teaching Activities in the College of Arts and Sciences at Florida State University.


Camp Dates: June 16-July 27, 2019
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Contact: Dr. Erica Staehling
Phone: (850) 644-6747
Email: ysp@bio.fsu.edu