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Summer programs in Oregon

Smiling students at University of Oregon's SAIL program


Many colleges and organizations in Oregon offer summer camps and programs.

Learn something new, build your leadership skills, explore careers and of course, have fun! Visit each programs' website for information on dates, rates, and application deadlines.

Blue Mountain Community College

Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs Manufacturing Camp
Boardman • Grades 6-8 • Scholarships available
Learn about manufacturing and local industries.

Central Oregon Community College

Camps at COCC
Bend • Ages 10-15 • Scholarships available
Several camps for students to explore gardening, theater, coding, and criminal justice.


Chemeketa Community College

Chemeketa BOLT program
Marion/Polk/Yamhill County • Grade 12 • Free
Upcoming seniors and high school graduates in Chemeketa's service district can earn Chemeketa credits while taking free, online summer classes.

Chemeketa CTE BOLT program
Marion/Polk/Yamhill County • Grades 9-12 • Free
Rural high school students are invited to explore 8 weeks of free CTE courses offered this summer. See site for list of priority schools.

CTE Exploration Week
Marion/Polk/Yamhill County • Ages 14-16 • Free
Students who want to explore CTE can sign up for a week of high school programs during July 15-18.

NW Cyber Camp
Marion/Polk/Yamhill County • Grades 9-12 • Free
High school students in Chemeketa's service district who are interested in cybersecurity can apply to this free summer camp held on the Salem Campus.


Clackamas Community College

CTE Summer Camps
Oregon City • Grades 9-12 • Free 
Students who live and go to school in Clackamas county can learn about dental professions.


Eastern Oregon University

Cottonwood Crossing
Cottonwood Canyon State Park • Grades 9-12
Week-long residential field studies to learn about locally significant cultural or natural resources.

Eastern Oregon Teacher Academy
La Grande • Grades 9-12 • Free
Participants spend four days learning what teachers do and determining whether or not they have the potential for meeting this professional challenge.

CSTMHS Institute (Science, Technology, Mathematics & Health Sciences)
La Grande • Grades 9-12 • Scholarships available
High school students explore the basics of science and health to develop problem-solving skills, contribute to advancements in technology, and improve overall human well-being.

Rural MedQuest Camp
La Grande • Grades 9-12
A weeklong camp for students to enhance their knowledge of rural medicine through job shadows, mentorships and hands-on learning.

Business Institute
La Grande • Grades 9-12 • Scholarships available
A weeklong institute providing students with the opportunity to delve into the fundamentals of business, marketing, communication, and agriculture entrepreneurship.

CAHSS Institute (Arts, Humanities & Social Science Institute)
La Grande • Grades 9-12 • Scholarships available
A weeklong institute where students investigate contemporary society through cultural, political, and social perspectives. They delve into intriguing subjects like digital music creation, and the language and cultural aspects of specific regions, and engage in understanding public service, political issues and policy concepts that impact communities.


George Fox University

Anatomy for Pre-health Professionals 
Newberg • Grades 9-12 • Scholarships available
Prepare for your future to become a doctor, nurse, veterinarian, physical or occupational therapist, or dentist, gain college-level anatomy and physiology experience.

Engineering: Designing and Making
Newberg • Grades 9-12 • Scholarships available
Learn engineering essentials like 3D modeling, 3D printing, laser cutting and engraving, Arduino and circuits, and how to animate customized projects.

Exploring Biotechnology
Newberg • Grades 9-12 • Scholarships available
With an understanding of the basic tools of molecular biology, head into the laboratory, where you’ll test agricultural products for genetic modification. You’ll use CRISPR technology to modify the genome of E. coli to produce an effect visible to the naked eye. 

Liberation Scholars
Newberg • Grades 9-12 • Scholarships available
Liberation Scholars is designed especially for Latina/o high school juniors who wish to expand their knowledge, chart their future and equip themselves to be leaders in their communities.

Nursing Institute
Newberg • Grades 9-12 • Scholarships available
Earn a Stop the Bleed certificate, explore nursing career paths, elevate your learning with patient care simulations, and gain hands-on experience with college-level nursing instruction.

Theatre Workshop & Showcase
Newberg • Grades 9-12 • Scholarships available
Grow as an artist, collaborator and person of faith as you work alongside professional and college artists to create theatre that uplifts, reshapes, and renews the world around us.

Lewis & Clark College

Fir Acres Writing Workshop
Portland • Grades 10-12 
For two weeks, passionate high school students come together to study great writing and produce their own under the guidance of published faculty.

Lane Community College

Rites of Passage Summer Academies
Eugene/virtual • Grades 7-12 • Scholarships available 
Middle and high school students from four racial/ethnic groups focus on their cultural history, literature, folklore, and traditions.

Linn-Benton Community College

Linn-Benton Community College Summer Programs
Albany • Grades 6-12
Week-long camps connecting creativity and technology. High school students can also register to take LBCC courses.

Oregon Health & Science University

K-12 programs
Portland • Grades 5-12 • Free
Over ten apprenticeship, research and mentorship programs for students in grades.

Oregon Institute of Technology

GIS/Geomatics Camp
Klamath Falls • Grades 9-12 • Free
Residential camp to learn about GIS and geomatics.

LEGO Camps
Klamath Falls • Ages 7-12 • Scholarships available
Explore engineering and robotics through LEGOs.

Oregon State University

4-H Center Camps
Salem • Grades 4-12 • Scholarships available
Camps with a broad range of topics and activities.

Hatfield Marine Science Center Day Camps
Newport • Ages 8-18
Interact with researchers and learn about the marine environment through hands-on programs and field trips.

iINVENT Summer Camps
Various locations • Grades 6-8 • Free
Week-long camp focused on the design and invention process.

SVPDA Academy
Various locations • Ages 10-19 • Scholarships available
Several camps focused on art, music, and theater.

STEM Academy
Corvallis • Grades 3-12 • Scholarships available
Week-long programs in science, technology, engineering and math subjects like LEGO Robotics, game design, and creative computing.

Summer Experience in Science and Engineering for Youth (SESEY)
Corvallis • Grades 9-11 • Scholarships available
Female and underrepresented minority students spend a week with a research group.

Summer Veterinary Experience
Corvallis • Grades 10-11 • Scholarships available
A learning experience for academically talented, low-income and minority students interested in veterinary medicine.

Inspiring Girls* Expeditions
Various locations/Virtual • Ages 16-18 • Free
Expeditions for high school girls that interweave field science, art and backcountry travel.

Oregon State University - Cascades

No programs scheduled for summer 2024.

Pacific Northwest College of Art

Precollege Foundation Intensive
Portland • Ages 15-18 • Scholarships available
Build your portfolio, learn from experienced faculty and professional artists and see if design school is right for you.

Portland Community College

Summer Teen Program
Various locations/Virtual • Age 12-17
A broad range of dynamic and engaging educational experiences ranging from 3D printing, cooking and art, coding, finance, welding, photography and more.

Portland State University

No programs scheduled for summer 2024.

Southern Oregon University

Academia Latina
Ashland • Grades 7-9 
A broad range of classes, lectures, cultural experiences and recreational activities for Latino students.

Academia Leadership
Ashland • Grades 10-11 
A broad range of courses, lectures, cultural experiences, and recreational activities focused on leadership and the development of an effective leader.

Ashland • Grades 10-12 • Scholarships available
Apply to be a Junior Counselor (grades 10-12) to talented and academically motivated students (grades 5-8) taking broad range of classes, workshops and recreational activities.

Summer Better Than Others Day Camps
Ashland • Ages 7-15
Over 10 camps including activities in coding, robotics, animation, clay sculpting, fantasy writing and more.

SEA Camp of Oregon
Coos Bay • Grades 4-8 • Scholarships available
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
A camp for motivated Native American students.

University of Oregon

Duck Trails Camps
Eugene • Grades K-12
10 summer programs offering sports, outdoor adventures, cooking, and building self-confidence.

Music Camps
Eugene • Grades 8-12 • Scholarships available
Marching band and jazz improvisation camps.

SPICE Science Camp
Eugene • Grades 6-9 • Scholarships available
Two-week day camp for girls focusing on hands-on exploration of science.

Student Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL)
Eugene • Grades 9-12 • Free
Day and residential academic and interactive summer programs on the University of Oregon campus for first generation, underrepresented or low-income students.

University of Portland

UPSON Summer Nurse Camp
Portland • Ages 16+ • Free
Day camp offering high school students the opportunity to learn about the nursing field.

Willamette University

Camp College 2024
Salem • Grade 11-12 • Free
Juniors and seniors who attend a high school in the Willamette Valley, Portland metro, and Eugene/Springfield areas are invited to experience college life, attend workshops to prepare for college applications, and explore higher education options through campus visits and interactions with the Willamette University community.

Other programs & organizations

Apprenticeships in Science and Engineering
Various locations • Grades 9-11 • Scholarships available
Summer internships with professional engineers and scientists. Includes a $1,000 stipend.

Brand Camp
Portland • Ages 16+ • Scholarships available
For high school and college students interested in business, branding and entrepreneurship.

Portland Metro Fire Camp
Central Oregon • Grades 7-12 • Scholarships available
Service challenges and leadership training programs that allow participants to gain valuable volunteer, leadership, and job training experience.

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum Camps
McMinnville • Ages 9-16 • Scholarships available
Aviation, space and water-themed camps.

FBI Teen Academy
Portland • Grades 10-11 • Free
A week-long, academy that provides an opportunity to interact directly with FBI agents and specialty teams.

Various locations • Grades 9-12 • Scholarships available
An exploration of health care careers.

Northwest Youth Corps
Various locations • Ages 15-19+ • Scholarships available, may include stipend
Offers outdoor camps and job-training programs at locations around the state.

OMSI Camps & Classes
Various locations • Grades K-8 • Scholarships available
Science, design, adventure and more at locations around the state.

Young Women's Fire Camp
Eugene • Ages 15-19 • Free
Designed to build confidence and leadership skills through hands-on firefighter training and team exercises.