High School Summer Camps

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Summer 2021 applications will open in mid-late January 2021.

WYSE High School 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, world-class facilities, and an “away from home,” collegiate experience 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 that includes opportunities for financial assistance. Scholarships are available. See the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

“You get to do really cool engineering projects for a week, and the time goes by really fast (because it’s so much fun).” ~2018 camper

2021 Virtually Offered Camp (all sessions tentative)

Visit this page to learn about the “What it Takes” camp we offered this past summer to accommodate for the quarantine. It is likely this camp will be offered alongside Face to Face camps to maximize student learning while complying to social distancing guidelines and for those campers who would be more comfortable at home during these times.

2021 Face-to-Face Camps (all sessions tentative)

Survey of Engineering Disciplines Camps:

Discipline-Specific Camps: 

“The welcoming environment makes it seem like anyone can learn the skills to become an engineer.” ~2018 camper

More Summer Opportunities: (All are welcome to apply)

“The best part of camp was the ability to go in depth and see if engineering is the right career path for you–through hands-on experience with real-world problems.” ~2018 camper