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Oregon Summer Programs 2020

Oregon Summer Programs 2020

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  • Jan 13, 2020
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What will you do this summer? These summer programs provided by colleges and organizations across Oregon will teach you something new, build your leadership skills, help you explore careers and of course, have fun!

Many programs are no or low-cost and/or offer scholarships, but apply soon – many deadlines are coming up. Check back regularly to see new opportunities!

Check out national opportunities here, here and here.

UPDATED 4/20/20 - All summer opportunities subject to change due to coronavirus.                                

($) = scholarships available

Blue Mountain Community College

Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs Manufacturing Camp
Boardman • Grades 6-8 • July 20-24, 2020 • $50*
Learn about manufacturing and local industries.

Oregon Institute of Technology

GIS/Geomatics Camp
Klamath Falls • Grades 9-12 • June 22-26, 2020 • Free
Residential camp to learn about GIS and geomatics.
Application Deadline: June 10, 2020

LEGO Camps
Klamath Falls • Ages 8-14 • July 13-17, 20-24, 27-31, 2020 • $150 - $175 ($)
Explore engineering and robotics through LEGOs.

Oregon State University

4-H Center Camps
Salem • Grades 4-12 • June-August • Cost varies ($)
Camps with a broad range of topics and activities.

Hatfield Marine Science Center Day Camps
Newport • Ages 8-18 • July 20-23, 27-30, August 3-6, 10-13, 2020 • $185
Interact with researchers and learn about the marine environment through hands-on programs and field trips.

High Desert Youth Range Camp
Burns • Grades 9-12 • June 10-13, 2020 • $50
Learn about rangeland, wildlife habitats, livestock, plants, and career opportunities in natural resources.

High School Journalism Institute
Corvallis • Grades 9-12 • July 18-25, 2020 • Free
Student journalists will produce articles, photos and multimedia to be published online.
Application Deadline: May 20, 2020

SAC Academy
Corvallis • Ages 14-19 • Dates vary • Cost varies ($)
Camps focused on art, music, and theater.

STEM Academy
Corvallis • Grades 3-12 • June-August • Cost varies ($)
Week-long programs in science, technology, engineering and math subjects like LEGO Robotics, game design, and creative computing.
Registration Opens: March, 2020

Summer Experience in Science and Engineering for Youth (SESEY)
Corvallis • Grades 9-11 • July 12-17, 2020 • $250 ($)
Female and underrepresented minoritiy students spend a week with a research group.
Application Deadline: May 25, 2020

Summer Veterinary Experience
Corvallis • Grades 10-11 • August 2-7, 2020 • $750 ($)
A hands-on learning experience for academically talented, low-income and minority students interested in veterinary medicine.

See additional programs at OSU.

Oregon State University - Cascades

Summer Academy
Bend • Grades 10-12 • August 2-7, 16-21, 2020 • $749-949 ($)
Program for high school students to study arts and media, STEM fields, or writing.

Portland State University

Invention Boot Camp
Portland • Grades 9-12 • June 22 – July 17, 2020 • Free
A 4-week opportunity to design and fabricate an invention.
Application Deadline: March 6, 2020

Summer Transportation Institute
Portland • Grades 9-12 • June 21-26, July 19-24, 2020 • Free
A residential, immersive introduction to transportation systems and engineering.
Application Deadline: April 10, 2020

Southern Oregon University

ACADEMY (TAG)
Ashland • Grades 5-8 • June 21-27, 2020 • $925 ($)
A broad range of classes, workshops, and recreational activities for talented and highly able students.
Application Deadline: April 30, 2020

SEA Camp of Oregon
Coos Bay • Grades 4-8 • August 18-21, 2020 • $625 ($)
Explore the wonders of the marine and estuarine environments by hiking, observing marine mammals, tide pooling, and taking classes in marine biology.

Konaway Nika Tillcum
Ashland • Grades 7-12 • July 12-18, 2020 • $75
A residential camp for motivated Native American students.
Application Deadline: May 11, 2020

See additional programs at SOU.

University of Oregon

Music Camps
Eugene • Grades 8-12 • July 13-18, July 19-24, 2020 • $395-$595 ($)
Marching band and jazz improvisation camps.

The Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL)
Eugene • Grades 9-12 • July 20-24, 27-31, 2020 • Free
Academic and interactive summer programs on the University of Oregon campus for underrepresented students. Room and board is available at no cost.
Registration Opens: March 15

University of Portland

UPSON Summer Nurse Camp
Portland • Ages 16+ • July 27-30, 2020 • Free
Day camp offering high school students the opportunity to learn about the nursing field.
Application Deadline: March 31

Other Programs & Organizations

Apprenticeships in Science and Engineering
Various locations • Grades 9-11 • June-August • $285 ($)
Summer internships with professional engineers and scientists. Includes a $1,000 stipend.
Application Deadline: March 6, 2020

Brand Camp
Portland • Ages 16+ • June 15-19, July 13-17, 2020 • $415 ($)
For high school and college students interested in business, branding and entrepreneurship.

FBI Teen Academy
Salem • Grades 10-11 • July 6-10, 2020 • Free
A week-long, residential camp that provides an opportunity to work directly with FBI agents and specialty teams.
Application Deadline: May 15, 2020

Fire Camp
Portland, Sherwood • Ages 16-20 • June 26-27, July 31-August 2, 2020 • Free
Camps for young women to experience the unique aspects of being a firefighter.
Application Deadline: May 26, 2020 (Portland) and June 26, 2020 (Sherwood)

iD Tech Camps
Portland • Ages 7-17 • June-August • Cost varies ($)
Week-long camps focus on programming, game design, apps, robotics and more.
Scholarship Application Deadline: April 15, 2020

Intel® Future Skills STEAM Camp
Eugene • Ages 15-18 • June 21-28, 2020 • Free
An opportunity for girls to dive into STEAM subjects.
Application Deadline: March 31, 2020

KP YEAH!
Portland • Grades 10-12 • July 1-27, 2020 • $800 stipend
A paid, 4-week, interactive healthcare career exploration program for high school students.
Application Deadline: January 31, 2020

MedQuest
La Grande • Grades 9-12 • June 14-19, 2020 • $400 ($)
A week-long exploration of health care careers.
Application Deadline: March 29, 2020

Northwest Youth Corps
Various locations • Ages 12-24 • June-August • Cost varies ($), may include stipend
Offers outdoor camps and job-training programs at locations around the state.

OMSI Camps & Classes
Various locations • Grades K-12 • Various dates • Cost varies ($)
Science, design, adventure and more at locations around the state.

Oregon Private College Week
Various locations • Grades 10-12 • July 27-31, 2020 • Free
Information sessions and tours for students, parents and educators at private colleges across the state.

Oregon Veterans Youth Challenge
Salem • Ages 16-19 • July 6-10, 2020 • Free
A boot camp that teaches the benefits of pursuing a higher education either through college, the military or a certified trade school.

SPICE Science Camp
Eugene • Grades 6-9 • July 6-17, August 3-14, 2020 • $350 ($)
Two-week day camp for girls focusing on hands-on exploration of science.

Young Entrepreneurs Business Week
Bend, Portland, Corvallis, Eugene • Grades 9-12 • July 12-18, July 26 – August 1, August 9-15, 2020 • $1,495 ($)
Students work in teams to create and run a business during this week-long simulation.

($) = scholarships available

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