The Michigan Technological University Summer Youth Programs will introduce you to careers and allow you to develop new skills through laboratory, classroom, and field experiences. The program includes more than sixty one-week explorations, scheduled over multiple weeks in June, July, and August.
Summer camp? Sort of... but better. Our programs aren't ordinary, and neither are our students. They build robots, rappel down cliffs, perform chemical diagnostics, fly airplanes, and make movies. They come from across the country and around the world to learn engineering, film production, molten metal casting, and more--all in an adventurous, fun, and hands-on way.
For over 40 years, Michigan Tech faculty, students, role models, and other professionals have been leading Summer Youth Programs - Pre-College Explorations (middle and high school) and Competitive Scholarship Programs (high school)-built around activities, field trips, and team projects.
Summer Youth Programs is a division of the Center for Pre-College Outreach at Michigan Technological University, and we offer students an opportunity to experience a miniature version of college life. Students live in our full-service residence hall, eat in the dining hall, and participate in their chosen exploration.
There are tons of camps and explorations to choose from-in business, computing, engineering, humanities, leadership, social sciences, outdoor and environmental studies, and science and technology. Nearly 1,000 students come to Michigan Tech's campus each year from throughout the country and around the world-Puerto Rico, Japan, South Korea, Canada, and Sweden, just to name a few!
Evenings allow students to relax and participate in many different recreational activities that range from athletics to a variety show, from crafts to exploring the scenic Keweenaw Peninsula, all while under the supervision of our professionally trained Activities Counselors. Residence Counselors provide general supervision at night and serve as mentors to the students by conducting nightly floor meetings to reflect on the day's adventures.