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K-12 and Community Enrichment Programs

Summer Camps and Pre-College Workshops

Columbus State hosts a variety of fun, educational summer programs for middle and high school students, as well as entering college Freshmen. With topics ranging from cybersecurity to health care and other STEM fields, our summer camps give students an opportunity to engage in hands-on activites and explore exciting career paths.

Browse the list below to learn more, and sign up for our summer camps mailing list to receive information about summer experience opportunities and updates.

Upcoming Camps

Design Thinking: Additive Manufacturing Summer Institute

June 8-26, 2020 Postponed to Summer 2021

Join us for a 3-D printing summer experience at Columbus State! Additive manufacturing is a process of making three-dimensional objects from a digital model. It uses additive processes that print successive layers of material to create different shapes. In this three-week camp, students get hands-on experience with cutting-edge technology and explore manufacturing careers.

Eligibility: This camp is for rising 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade high school students, as well as rising college freshmen, interested in STEM careers.

Time: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost: Free

Health Science Summer Camp

June 8-July 24, 2020 July 6-24, 2020
Update: This camp will now be a virtual experience.

This three-week virtual program is for rising high school seniors. Health Science Summer Camp invites students to explore various careers in the health field. Students will also learn about pathways to a college education at Columbus State and partner four-year institutions and professional schools.

Eligibility: To enroll, students must be entering their high school senior year.

Time: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: Free

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Health Science Summer Bridge Program

June 8-July 17, 2020 August 10-21, 2020
Update: This camp will now be a virtual experience.

This two-week virtual program is for incoming Columbus State freshman majoring in health. Remote learning experiences will help students sharpen study skills, strengthen academics, and develop techniques to give them an advantage in their college coursework.

Eligibility: Incoming Columbus State freshman pursuing a health major are eligible to apply.

Time: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: Free

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Logistics Engineering Technology Early College Experience

June 18-19, 2020
Update: Virtual content coming soon, plus a redesigned hands-on experience in Autumn 2020

Explore cutting-edge careers in logistics! This camp focuses on Logistics Engineering Technology – a multi-disciplinary program combining logistics, engineering, and IT. Robotics, data analytics, and other new technologies are revolutionizing supply-chain operations. Logistics professionals harness new technology to help businesses maximize the efficiency and productivity of their systems and supply chains.

Eligibility: This camp is for rising 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade high school students, as well as rising college freshmen, interested in STEM careers.

Time: TBD

Cost: Free

Cybersecurity Workshop

July 13-17, 2020
Update: This camp will now be a virtual experience.

Explore hacking, coding, cybers threats, and more! The Cybersecurity Workshop invites high school students to learn about the growing field of cybersecurity with fun activities. Previous experience is not required!

Eligibility: This camp is for rising 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade high school students, as well as rising college freshmen, interested in STEM careers. Preference will be given to students who have not previously attended a Cybersecurity Workshop at Columbus State. Half of all camp seats are reserved for female-identifying students.

Time: Monday-Friday, hours TBA

Cost: Free

College Success Express

July 13-24, 2020

Get a jump on preparing for autumn semester by attending a College Success Express session this summer. This no-cost, two-week session puts you on the fast track to complete a required course for all students, test preparation and placement testing, new student orientation, and course registration. This year's College Success Express will be offered remotely (online).

Eligibility: Incoming freshmen who have graduated within the past two years

Cost: Free

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STEM Summer Bridge Program

Dates TBA

Get a head start in the STEM fields. Our STEM Summer Bridge Program is a tuition-free program designed to prepare Associate of Science majors for academic success at Columbus State.

Eligibility: Be accepted to Columbus State as a freshman entering a science-related major in Autumn 2020 and be able to attend all sessions over the one-week period. Students with ACT scores of 22 or above in Math and 19 or above in English will be given priority acceptance into the program.

Cost: Free

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We Are STEM

Date TBA

We Are STEM is an exciting opportunity for students to learn about high-growth STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math / Medical) careers in Central Ohio, as well as college pathways through Columbus State’s many degrees and programs.

Eligibility: This event is by invitation only. Contact your guidance counselor to learn more.

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