High School Summer Camps – Summer 2020 Goes Virtual

Please note, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is monitoring developments involving the COVID-19/novel Coronavirus very closely. Visit covid19.illinois.edu for up-to-date campus information and resources. The May 1st update from the Chancellor details the most recent announcement regarding in-person summer events. Some summer programming will be modified.

The 2020 Camp Application is Currently Closed.

Summer 2020 Virtual Camp Offering

Camper sitting down and holding up a paper with copper tape and LED circuitry

As of Friday, May 1st, all University-led, in-person summer camps have been cancelled for the full summer. However, we are taking this opportunity to introduce a new virtual camp for applicants who applied to one of our in-person summer 2020 camps:

The Grainger Engineering “What It Takes” Virtual Summer Camp

  • June 21 – July 2, 2020
  • July 5 – 16, 2020

Details are still being finalized, but here are a few highlights of “What It Takes”:

  • 2-week experience of exploring the various engineering fields through presentations, speakers, demonstrations, and hands-on labs and projects.
  • Virtual field trips to working research labs on campus and related industries.
  • Unique breakout sessions around special interests such as women and minorities in engineering, college essay writing, and more.
  • Hands-on labs and projects using materials from the Lab Kit that will be mailed to your home.
  • Meet new people and engage socially as well as academically in your daily small group sessions via web conference, facilitated by a University of Illinois student who will be your guide for the week.