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K-12 and Community Enrichment Programs

Summer Camps and Pre-College Workshops

Explore Your Future at Columbus State

Columbus State hosts a variety of fun, educational summer programs for 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 immersive activities and explore exciting career paths.

For questions, contact Alli Kurzawa.

Upcoming Camps

Engineering Basics Summer Camp

June 6-10, 2022

This camp is designed to serve as an introductory hands-on experience for students interested in engineering and engineering technology careers. Join Columbus State faculty and staff to experiment with cutting edge equipment and explore the world of engineering.

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.

The Experience: TBD

Cost: Free

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STEM Teachers' Engineering Institute

June 6-24, 2022

This three-week summer institute is geared toward high school STEM teachers interested in sharing engineering skills and careers with their students. Teachers will have the opportunity to earn a $1,000 stipend and continuing education units (CEUs) for participating.

The Experience: TBD

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Additive Manufacturing Summer Camp

June 13-17, 2022

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 camp, students get hands-on experience 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.

The Experience: TBD

Cost: Free

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Health Science Summer Camp 

June 13 - July 22, 2022

This program is for rising high school seniors. Health Science Summer Camp invites students to explore various careers in the health field. Through four weeks of remote-learning plus two weeks of in-person experiences, students will 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.

The Experience: Hybrid (a mix of virtual and in-person)

Cost: Free

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Robotics Summer Camp

June 21-24, 2022

Dive into the world of Industry 4.0 and universal robotics in this week-long experience aimed at providing students with hands-on experience with advanced manufacturing trends and 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.

The Experience: TBD

Cost: Free

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Alexa Skill Builder Camp

June 27-30, 2022

Explore careers in software development and teach an Amazon Echo Alexa device a new skill with Columbus State faculty and students. 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. Half of all camp seats are reserved for students who identify as women.

The Experience: TBD

Cost: Free

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GenCyber

July 11-15, 2022

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. Half of all camp seats are reserved for students who identify as women.

The Experience: TBD

Cost: Free

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Health Science Summer Bridge Program

July 18-August 26, 2022

This 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.

The Experience: Virtual

Cost: Free

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Automotive Summer Experience

July 21-22, 2022

Start your engines for the Automotive Summer Experience! Explore the highly technical automotive industry through this interactive, two-day camp that will include automotive employer tours and hands-on activities.

Application coming soon!

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.

The Experience: TBD

Cost: Free

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STEM Summer Bridge Program

August 2022

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 2022 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 2022.

The Experience: TBD

Cost: Free

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