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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 STEMM fields, our summer camps give students an opportunity to engage in immersive activities and explore exciting career paths.

Programs will be held virtually or on the Columbus Campus, depending on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and CDC recommendations at the time of camp. There are no technology requirements for participating. Selected students will receive a survey to identify any needs for accessing and engaging in the camp.

Browse the list below to learn more. For questions, contact Alli Dayhuff, adayhuff@cscc.edu.

In the meantime, start exploring career paths such as information technology and modern manufacturing.

Upcoming Camps

Design Thinking: Additive Manufacturing Summer Institute

For Students
June 7-25, 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. Students who applied for this camp in 2020 will be prioritized for the 2021 program, but they will still need to submit a 2021 application.

Cost: Free

Students Apply Here

For Teachers
June 1-25, 2021

The Additive Manufacturing Summer Institute (AMSI) for Teachers is a four-week program designed to immerse high school instructors in the world of engineering education. AMSI features opportunities to work with high-school students participating in the summer institute, plus industry partner tours. The curriculum prepares educators to teach engineering graphics College Credit Plus, or dual-enrollment, courses through Columbus State Community College. Teachers who complete the professional development program receive continuing education units (CEUs) and a $1,000 stipend.

Teachers Apply Here

Health Science Summer Camp

July 6-23, 2021

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. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to receive a stipend.

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

Cost: Free

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GenCyber

July 26-30, 2021

Explore hacking, coding, cybers threats, and more! GenCyber 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 summer program at Columbus State. Half of all camp seats are reserved for students who identify as women.

Cost: Free

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Alexa Skill Builder Camp

August 9-13, 2021

From starting your day to winding down your evening, from playing music to setting timers, getting the weather, or getting smarter – Alexa devices from Amazon have a foothold in our homes, classrooms, and offices. Over 90,000 skills, or custom-built functions, have been developed for Alexa devices. Join us virtually this summer for a week of exploration and learning about Alexa and cloud computing. Experience working with and developing new skills for Alexa devices from home. Engage with instructors and other students during live sessions, and work on activities at your own pace in between sessions. Students do not need an Alexa device to participate.

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.

Cost: Free

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Health Science Summer Bridge Program

August 16-27, 2021

This two-week virtual program is for incoming Columbus State freshman majoring in health who are selected for the National Ambassador Scholarship Program. Remote-learning experiences will help students sharpen study skills, strengthen academics, and develop techniques to give them an advantage in their college coursework. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to receive a stipend.

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

Cost: Free

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STEM Summer Bridge Program

August 23-27, 2021

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 new incoming freshman entering a science-related major in Autumn 2021 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. Placement tests are accepted in replacement of the ACT/SAT for 2021.

Cost: Free

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We Are STEM

Postponed to 2022

We Are STEM is an exciting opportunity for students to learn about high-growth STEM 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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