Summer Camps and Programs

Architectural Design Camp

June 24-28

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Students accepted: Completed 9th - 12th grades

This is a day program. Applicant will be expected to provide his or her own transportation to and from campus.

This educational and innovative program is a one-week commuter camp for students interested in gaining exposure to the world of architecture. Students will be introduced to fundamental concepts of architecture, design, and engineering. Each student will complete a small design project within a studio environment guided by architecture faculty and recent graduates. Click here for more information.

Michigan Council of Women in Technology’s (MCWT) Camp Infinity

July 29 to Aug. 2

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Students accepted: Completed 5th - 8th grades

This is a day program. Applicant will be expected to provide his or her own transportation to and from campus.

Camp Infinity introduces girls to computer technologies through hands-on activities. Campers are split into two groups; 5th-6th grade and 7th-8th grade. Campers in grades 5-6 will create a web page using HTML and program robots using the Dash platform. Campers in grades 7-8 will study robotics using EV3 robots and create a web page using HTML. In addition, students will participate in mini-sessions that highlight programming skills and real world uses of technology. Campers will also have the opportunity to meet with women who work in technological fields and explore career options in technology. Access to role models like these reinforces the rewards and opportunities a career in technology can bring. Click here for more information.

Black Girls CODE Summer Camp Detroit

July 15-26

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Students accepted: Girls ages 13-17

The two-week camp provides hands-on, project-based instruction, where young ladies ages 13-17 engage in tech instruction. The camp meets from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with lunch, breaks, community building, field trips and coding! The camps offer a space where girls can learn computer science and coding principles in the company of other girls, with mentorship from women they can see themselves becoming. A graduation ceremony is held on the last day from 4 to 6 p.m. Participants will be introduced to the world of Digital Computing. Incorporating programming to build and develop real-world applications to solve problems within their communities, students will end their session with a project reflecting their understanding of strategies in software development. Click here for more information on Black Girls CODE.

Science Technology Engineering Preview Summer (STEPS) Program

STEPS Program I

July 8-12, 2019

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Students accepted: Girls only in 8th-12th grades

Fee: $225 until May 31; $250 after June 1

Science Technology Engineering Preview Summer camp for girls is a one-week day camp that introduces girls to the exciting world of engineering, science, and robotics. Attendees participate in activities that give them hands-on experiences similar to those of a college engineering student. STEPS is an opportunity for girls to learn more about what engineers do. Program participants will build and program a robot, while gaining an understanding of manufacturing techniques, robotic control systems, circuits, and sensors. Click here for more information.

STEPS Program II

July 15-19, 2019

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Students accepted: Girls only in 8th-12th grades

Fee: $225 until May 31; $250 after June 1

This program will be a continuation of STEPS I. Attendees will participate in more advance activities related to coding, advance robotics, and other activities supporting areas of electrical, mechanics and computer engineering. Girls have the option of attending STEPS I and STEPS II or may choose to attend only one of the STEPS camps.

Note: The cost of attending both STEPS I and STEPS II is $450 until May 31; $500 after June 1.

Design Thinking for Smart Products

July 8-19, 2019

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Students accepted: 9th-12th grades

This is a day program. Students will learn to innovate everyday products and processes in an immersive, hands-on manner. Under the guidance of world-class engineering faculty, students will work in teams on daily creative exercises as well as learn and apply the principles of engineering, learning about actuators, circuits, concepts of design thinking using Arduino circuit boards and how these concepts and tools apply to robotics and other areas of engineering and science. In addition to these concepts students will be exposed to other areas of STEM, through field trips, peer and professional mentors. Students will see how innovation and creative principles are applied to improve the quality of human life.

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CyberPatriot Summer Camp

July 22-26

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Students accepted: 9th - 12th grades

The Center for Cyber Security & Intelligence Studies will co-sponsor a AFA CyberCamps, for high school students interested in cybersecurity, operating systems and computer networks. The 20-hour curriculum is designed to be completed over five half days, with the fifth day serving as a day of mini-Competition.  ​Many students who attend AFA CyberCamps go on to join a CyberPatriot National Defense Competition team during the school year. The camp will be held in the Jane & Walter O. Briggs Building on the McNichols Campus. Register online before July 1. For more information, contact Center for Cyber Security & Intelligence Studies Director Tamara Shoemaker at shoematl@udmercy.edu or call 734-325-6823.