Summer programs for kindergarten through high school students include sports and academic camps. These programs are offered by many CSU departments and organizations hosting events at Colorado State University. For descriptions and schedules, please select the program(s) of interest to you.

Summer 2020 program information is beginning to appear on many of the websites for each camp or program. Please contact the department or organization offering the program for questions about registration, cost, housing, transportation, and more.

Credit Programs

College Credit-Bearing Programs 

These summer programs are opportunities for rising high school sophomores and/or juniors to earn college credit while developing their research, leadership  and additional skills in an inclusive and stimulating learning environment.

Black Issues Forum

June 9-13, 2020

“BIF” is designed to provide students an opportunity to enhance their leadership potential while learning about issues that affect the African American community.

Native Education Forum (NEF)

June 22-27, 2020

The Native Education Forum is a six-day summer program for rising high school juniors and seniors.

Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session

The Access Center

Hosted at Colorado State, the “LDZ” program is designed to give youth leaders the edge on successfully navigating, managing and creating organizations.

K-12 Academic Programs

Academic Summer Programs for K-12 Age Groups

These programs are presented by departments at Colorado State, as well as organizations working through Conference Services. Age groups vary by program; please contact the unit presenting the camp for additional information.

College of Agricultural Sciences

Summer Horsemanship Camp

Equine Sciences

Summer 2019 information coming in February 2019.

College of Business

Dream It, Build It, Sell It: Entrepreneurialism

STEM-X Summer Programs

Are you inspired by the OtterBox Story? A small team of dreamers turned their ideas into the company that makes our phone cases and is making our community better. Well, this class is all about how to learn the process of taking your dream and turning it into a product… in a week! 

Dream It, Build It, Share It: Design Thinking

STEM-X Summer Programs

Design Thinkers believe that all problems, even the most difficult problems like clean energy, safe water, poverty, and equality as solvable. Join us for an introduction to design thinking and learn while working to make a difference with some of the ‘wicked problems’ we face here in northern Colorado. 

Global Summer Business Academy

2020 dates will be available in December

The activities and highly challenging courses will increase student’s exposure to international business and develop core business skills including: international business, leadership and team building, cross-cultural communication, entrepreneurship, decision making, negotiation, ethics, financial literacy, and innovation.

Walter Scott Jr. College of Engineering

Summer 2020 programs will be announced soon! For questions, please contact staff in the main office of Mechanical Engineering, (970) 491-0924.

College of Health and Human Sciences

Dream It, Build It, Share It: Entrepreneurialism

STEM-X Summer Programs

Are you inspired by the OtterBox Story? A small team of dreamers turned their ideas into the company that makes our phone cases and is making our community better. Well, this class is all about how to learn the process of taking your dream and turning it into a product… in a week! 

Dream It, Build It, Share It: Design Thinking

STEM-X Summer Programs

Design Thinkers believe that all problems, even the most difficult problems like clean energy, safe water, poverty, and equality as solvable. Join us for an introduction to design thinking and learn while working to make a difference with some of the ‘wicked problems’ we face here in northern Colorado. 

Fashion FUNdamentals

June 17 - June 28, 2019 (M-F, 9 am – 5 pm)

Participants develop solutions to real-world problems in the global fashion industry through hands-on application of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts. Social programming focus areas include media literacy, body image, internet safety and anti-bullying, and highlights the importance of balanced nutrition and physical activity. 2019 application and brochures are expected in February 2019.

FSHN Summer Cooking Camps

Fun cooking activities for children ages 6-12

Applications will be available in January 2020. Choose from three themes: Food Science and Fermentation, The Art of Baking, or Meals Around the World. Register for one, two, or three weeks.

Women in Construction Management Summer Institute

High School Summer Institute

Applications available February 1, 2020. In this institute, young women will develop confidence in their abilities and gain an understanding of their opportunities in construction management and related fields through field trips, classroom sessions, and hands-on activities.

College of Liberal Arts

Music, Theatre, and Dance

Experience music, theatre and/or dance in varying formats.

The Writing Project

Summer 2019 writing camps for teachers, 4th and 5th grade, junior high, and high school students.

College of Natural Sciences

Ideation, Imagination, and Innovation for All

Computer Science; STEM-X Summer Programs

Guided by CSU faculty, this week will be made up of generating ideas, design thinking, problem-solving, innovating, and creating using various programming languages and hands-on activities to engage the students’ imagination. A collaboration of the College of Business, Entrepreneurship Center and Poudre School District.

Ideation, Imagination, and Innovation for Girls

Computer Science; STEM-X Summer Programs

Guided by CSU faculty, this week for young women will be made up of generating ideas, design thinking, problem-solving, innovating, and creating using various programming languages and hands-on activities to engage the students’ imagination. A collaboration of the College of Business, Entrepreneurship Center and Poudre School District.

Math Jam

Third Week of June, 2020

A week of mathematical exploration and discovery for 8th and 9th graders led by CSU mathematicians! Students learn unique and exciting math not covered in school. They will mathematical tools to delve into science, technology, engineering, and art. Registration for Math Jam 2020 begins in January.

Prove It! Math Academy

Summer 2020

This program serves as a bridge between programs/contests that emphasize computational abilities and those that expect students to be well-versed in proof writing. Designed to help motivated, talented high school students reach their full potential.

SciTrek

2019

Join the College of Natural Sciences Education & Outreach Center’s staff in conducting real scientific research activities in a variety of laboratory and outdoor field settings.

Summer Vet Program for Future Veterinarians

2019

Through presentations, demonstrations, laboratories, visits, and in-depth hands-on activities, students discover what modern veterinary medicine is about.

College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Year-round outreach programs include summer camps focusing on Anatomy and Applied Physiology:

Anatomy Camp - 2019

Department of Biomedical Sciences

Anatomy Camp at Colorado State is an academic summer camp that uses hands-on learning aimed at high school students interested in going into pre-med majors in college.

Applied Physiology Camp - 2019

Department of Biomedical Sciences

Applied Physiology Camp is a hands-on academic day camp for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have a strong interest in science and are considering pursuing a career in a health-related field.

Warner College of Natural Resources

Environmental Learning Center

Classes for Summer 2019 are full

The ELC is an extension of the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University. The Environmental Learning Center has a waiting list for summer 2019 camps. It’s also a fun place to visit with children.

Organizations Hosted at CSU

National, regional, or state programs providing classes on the CSU Campus. 

iD Tech Camps

Coding, game development, robotics, and design programs for kids and teens.

Silicon STEM Academy

Half-day Summer TECH Camps with a stay all-day option in coding, game design, and robotics.

Sport Camps

Sport Camps

Department of Athletics

Rams Athletics Sports Camps

2019 schedules are available for some camps; updates pending for others

These camp offerings for student athletes include basketball, football, soccer, softball, swimming, track and field, and volleyball.

Department of Health and Exercise Science

Youth Sport Camps - 2019

Health and Exercise Science

Coeducational day camps focusing on skill development in a variety of sports while promoting the benefits of physical activity and healthy lifestyles for youth.