Summer Camp applications are only being accepted now for the camps noted. All other camps and waitlists are full.
All Summer 2022 camps are full EXCEPT for:
- [Virtual] What it Takes: Exploring Engineering
- [Virtual] Illinois Aerospace Institute Remote
- [Local Day Camp] People Designing for People: Exploring Relationships Between Human-Centered Design & Engineering Session II
To apply for one of the 3 camps noted above, submit the application. Applications will be open for these 3 camps until the camps are full.
WYSE Summer Camps at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Grainger College of Engineering are designed to provide STEM-interested students the opportunity to experience advanced curricula at one of the best engineering schools in the nation and the world. The camps provide exposure to different areas of engineering through demonstrations, classroom presentations, hands-on activities, and interactions with various students, staff, and professors in those fields.
Enrollment in the WYSE Camp programs is limited to ensure the quality of the academic experience for all involved. The camps have a merit-based admissions process and Trail Blazer Scholarships are available. See the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.
“After having to finish out the school year virtually, I was grateful for the activities where I didn’t have to stare at a screen for hours. After watching intro videos, being able to take a break and walk away from my computer and use my hands was really enjoyable. ” ~2020 camper
Summer 2022 Camp Offerings
Survey of Engineering Sessions
Wanting to learn more about the different types of engineering available for study or future careers? Sample 10+ Engineering majors or fields by attending any one of these Survey of Engineering camp sessions.
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|Dates||Camp Type||For students entering this grade in Fall 2022|
|What It Takes: Exploring Engineering [OPEN SEATS]||6/26 - 7/15||Online||9 - 12|
|Discover Engineering [FULL]||7/17 - 7/23||Residential||9 - 10|
|Exploring Your Options [FULL]||7/10 - 7/16||Residential||11- 12|
3-D (Deeper Dive into a Discipline) Sessions
Take a Deeper Dive into a Discipline (3-D) of Engineering with a full week of focused exploration.
*Find out more about EAGER and IDEA camp tracks on the Summer Camps Frequently Asked Questions page. All are welcome to apply.
“The welcoming environment, the sense of community and friendliness was definitely the best thing about these camps.” ~2020 camper
More Summer 2022 STEM Opportunities: (All are welcome to apply)
(Note: Not all of the opportunities below are hosted by Grainger Engineering and/or may have different applications and deadlines. See the individual webpages for full details.)
- High School Summer STEM Research Programs [*IDEA] Rising 11th – 12th grade
- Digital Scholars (Chicago; June 20 – July 22, 2022)
- Discovering STEM in ACES (1 week virtual, 1 week at UIUC, July 10-July 23, 2022)
- USDA Ag Discovery Program (Rising 10th-12th grade, July 10-July 23, 2022)
- Summer Illinois Mathematics Camp (Rising 8th-12th Grade, 2 sessions: June 6-10 & June 20-24, 2022)
- CU Community Fab Lab (many options, ages 10 and up)
“The best part of my summer camp experience has been being challenged to think outside of the box and problem solve!” ~2020 camper