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MEEP Summer Academic Enrichment Programs Guide 2017 - NEW!
100 PAGES DEVOTED TO MINNESOTA MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER CAMPS!
VARIOUS TOPICS – 2 SUMMER SESSIONS – at Macalester College
Macalester Institute for Talented Youth at Mac in Saint Paul. – www.mity.org FOR: Grades 7-11. Two Sessions. Scholarships for both. Visit the CCC to print forms. DATES: June 19 -30 + July 10-21. After March 31, deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE. $650 for commuter and $1650 if live on campus.
Dunwoody College Summer Camps – GO TO www.dunwoody.edu/summercamp
STEM Camp Sponsored by Boston Scientific – FOR Current Grades 9-11. June 19-22, 8:30am-4pm. $120.
Design, build, and program a Smart Flashlight using SolidWorks CAD software, Stratasys 3D printers, CNC machining, and Arduino code. Apply physical sciences concepts to real-world scenarios. Explore architecture and civil engineering using SketchUP Make software to digitally study downtown Minneapolis. Due: May 5.
Discover Interior Design Camp – Gr. 9-11. Study color, materials, architectural drawing, and digital media as well as visit design firms and beautiful spaces around the Twin Cities. June 19-22, from 9am – 3pm. $250.
Arts-n-Crafts, Robots & Computing Camp – Gr. 5-7. Learn the basics of computing through arts and crafts projects. LEGO Mindstorms, learn Artbotics, and program with Scratch and other tools. July 17-21, from 8:30am – 3:30pm. Cost: $150.
Rosie’s Girls – must be a member of Girl Scouts River Valleys. For current Grades 5-7. Day-long workshop, experiment with technology, work with wood and metal, learn about sustainable design and renewable energy. Cost for members: $45, but scholarship help is available. Event at Dunwoody July 25, 9am – 5pm.
University of Wisconsin-Madison CAP College Access Program = live on campus July 9-28, 2017. FOR: Current 9th and 10th Grade First Generation college students OR students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Minimum 2.75 GPA or higher and course work which will prepare you for college. Workshops (math, career development, writing, outdoor fun and cultural activities). Learn how math and science are used to solve real-world problems, work on writing skills, problem-solving skills to help you be successful in college, learn how college works, etc., etc. Cost is $500, scholarships for WI youth, AS WELL AS FOR NON-RESIDENTS, including Minnesota youth. Apply separately for the scholarship. Affordable Megabus (www.megabus.com) from St. Paul to UW-Madison. Recommendation Letter, Transcript, and Personal Statement. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO: May 8. https://www.education.wisc.edu/soe/about/resource-service-units/student-diversity-programs/college-access-program
Itasca Community College – Engineering Camp. Current Grades 9-11 from July 10-15. Cost: $410. AND Current Grades 6-8 from July 19-22. Cost: $340. SCHOLARSHIPS info is in the online app.
Michigan Technological University – Summer Youth Programs. Scholarships offered, but no transportation help. LOCATION: about 6 hours away from the Twin Cities. CAMPS with competitive scholarships:
Apply by April 10 for: Engineering Scholars, Women in Engineering, Women in Computer Science, Junior Women in Engineering, Women in Automotive Engineering.
Apply by May 1 National Summer Transportation Inst., Rail and Intermodal Transportation, Women in Robotics. SCHOLARSHIP recipients still owe a fee + need to get out there. Go to http://www.syp.mtu.edu/docs/Scholarship_Payment_Form_2017.pdf
Minnesota Aviation Career Education Camp - http://www.mnacecamp.org/Camp-Information.html
June 11-17 and July 16-22. Gr. 9-11. $650 for Minnesota residents or $750 for out-of-state residents. Food, lodging, transportation and all activity costs. $50 application fee for camp. Financial assistance is available based on individual need. Early Bird Discount = April 7 to receive a $50 discount off camp tuition! Explore a wide variety of aviation careers + all aspects of the aviation & aerospace industries through tours & hands-on projects.
Kitty Anderson Youth Science Center at the Science Museum of Minnesota – combine Science with Social Justice. Be a PAID youth leader or be a participant in programming. High School Programs revolve around Biological Sciences and Public Health, Media and Technology, Environmental Sciences and Sustainability, Engineering and Design. https://www.smm.org/kaysc Contact Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org
20th Anniversary Celebration for the Community = June 21, 2017 at the Science Museum of Minnesota. With music, hands-on STEM activities, ice cream, dancing, From 7:30pm – 10:30pm WITH FIREWORKS.
Camp Sunrise – FREE! For Minneapolis and St. Paul students ages 13-18. Includes a 2-3 day canoe-camping trip along the St. Croix River, an adventure field trip, community service hours, & a special farewell on the last night. Team building, leadership development, fishing, arts & crafts, basketball, soccer and more!
Girl Scouts River Valleys – SUMMER! Now accepting registrations. Paddle Board, hike the trails, navigate through a ropes course, try archery for the first time. http://Camp.GirlScoutsRV.org
National Park Teen Ambassador – FREE! For Grades 9-11 who love the outdoors, even if you’ve never camped! Explore Voyageurs National Park July 12-16 or July 19-23, then Mississippi River (Twin Cities area) Aug. 1-3. Explore outdoor careers and learn more about environmental stewardship. Canoe and camp. Learn about protecting the environment, wildlife research, history, science, etc. Work on a project, share with others. http://voyageurs.org/teenambassadors or call 612-333-5424 or email@example.com DUE: May 1.
ART & ARCHITECTURE
Walker Art Center Teen Arts Council Youth-Curated Event à Teen Take Over! Annual community spring party featuring music, making, marvels, activities by local artists and Twin Cities youth organizations, and special projects by the Walker Art Center Teen Arts Council. From 5pm – 9pm on Thursday, April 27, 2017. PLUS Gallery admission is always free for teens. 1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis. Metro Transit bus lines 4, 6, 12, and 25. https://www.facebook.com/walkerteens/events http://blogs.walkerart.org/teens/things-for-teens-right-now
SUMMER ARTS INSTITUTES at InterMedia Arts in Minneapolis. All from 9:30AM-4PM
Grades 7-12. Experience three weeks of in-depth, hands-on art making in graffiti, hip-hop, and filmmaking. Learn creative arts practices from experienced and renowned artists and explore how you can use your art to create positive social change. Register for 1, 2, or all 3 weeks by May 31. Film: July 10-13, Graffiti: July 17-20, Hip-Hop: July 24-27. Apply for scholarships by May 15. Go online to http://intermediaarts.org/Summer-Day-Camps-and-Classes-scholarships
WAM Teen Architecture Workshop July 31 - August 4, 2017, 10am – 4pm daily.
Held at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis. FOR: Current Grades 9-11. Work with professional architects, engineers, and designers from the U of M at the museum. Posed as an architectural project, participants will explore, design, and build creative solutions in a professional setting. No specific design experience is necessary, just a keen interest in art, design, engineering, or architecture. Scholarships. Please email Jamee Yung at firstname.lastname@example.org à http://www.weisman.umn.edu/learning#community-families
Penumbra Theatre’s Summer Institute with University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Theatre Arts – For Ages 13-18. 25 spots for Summer 2017. July 10-August 5, M-F, 8am-5pm. (Returning students session = July 10 – August 12). Work with professional artists who use art as a tool to build community, challenge ideas and make a real difference in the world. Social justice themes. Cost: $400, due on June 25 at required student/parent orientation. Bus tokens, snacks and lunches provided daily. Limited full Scholarships. Request online & apply at https://penumbratheatre.org/summer-institute/ ?s - 651-288-6784. Due: May 5, 2017
iD Tech Camps – http://www.idtech.com/ hosted by Macalester College in Saint Paul
+ at other US college campuses. Some camps have already sold out. Scratch Programming, Coding & Game Design, Robotics, Minecraft, Coding 101, Java Coding, C++ Coding, Python Coding, Build your own laptop and learn coding, Game Design 101, 3D Game Design, Electrical Engineering 101, 3D Printing, Video Production for YouTube, Cryptography and Cyber Security, Robotics Engineering, 3D Level Design, Virtual Reality Game Design, 3D Modeling, Digital Movie Production for YouTube, Web Design and Photography. For Ages 7-17 by Dec. 31. $849 - $1149.
Summer Computer Academy – at U of M-Twin Cities. Females CURRENTLY in Grades 5-12.
9am – 5pm daily. June 12-June 23 if have some experience, $85. June 12-16 if unfamiliar. $55. http://www-users.cs.umn.edu/~gini/computingacademy/index.html
Open until full. ACT QUICKLY! Only 25 spots in each program! SCHOLARSHIPS FOR BOTH.
MEDIA and JOURNALSIM
ThreeSixty – Summer 2017 Journalism Camps – at University of St. Thomas FOR: Grades 8-12.
9am– 5pm Mon-Fri. Write newspaper stories for publication, tape and produce mock television and/or produce radio broadcasts. Work with writers, photographers, artists and editors from the Pioneer Press, StarTribune, plus reporters, producers from local stations. http://threesixtyjournalism.org/summercamps Apply online. Short answer essay questions, References, 2 Samples of Writing or Visual Work. Bus cards, lunches provided. Free/Reduced Lunch Students = FULL scholarship. 651-962-5225. Due: May 22, 2017
- 1 Week July 24 - 28, 2017: Advanced News Reporter Academy ($650 or scholarship)
- 2 Weeks, June 19 - 30, 2017: Rookie Journalist Camp (One-Week College Essay Boot Camp & One-Week Intro to Journalism Camp) $1,250 or scholarship
- 2 Weeks, July 10 - 21, 2017: Rookie Journalist Camp (One-Week College Essay Boot Camp & One-Week Intro to Journalism Camp) $1,250 or scholarship
- 3 Weeks, July 10 - July 28, 2017: Rookie Journalist Camp & Advanced News Reporter Academy (One-Week College Essay Boot Camp, One-Week Intro to Journalism Camp, One-Week Advanced News Reporter Academy) $1,920 or scholarship
- 2 Weeks, July 17 - 28, 2017; Rookie Journalist Camp & Advanced News Reporter Academy $1,250 or scholarship
www.threesixtyjournalism.org/resources = scholarships, other cool stuff!
DEBATE and ADVOCACY
Augsburg College – MN Debate and Advocacy Workshops = High School Policy Debate Camp & Middle School Policy Debate Camp Early Bird Registration ends May 5, Camp registration closes June 2. Plus - The [Social Justice] Advocacy Unit Camp Early registration ends May 16, final June 16. Students receiving scholarship funds for middle and high school camps will be expected to participate in tournaments and practices throughout the school year. The Priority Deadline for Scholarships is: April 14th, scholarships received after that date will still be considered, with applications submitted before the deadline having priority. OTHER camps at Augsburg include Theology Institute, Spanish Debate, Somali Debate. www.augsburg.edu/camps/
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities Youth & Community Programs for AGES 5-15. 612-625-2242. http://recwell.umn.edu/youth/summer.php email@example.com Scholarship deadline: February 28 at 4:00pmà After that, if funds are still available. http://recwell.umn.edu/youth/scholarship
Kids’ University agriculture, ecology, language, math, and sciences. Minnesota Sport Schools, Discovering 'U' fun and interactive creative programs that allow youth to explore more about themselves and the world. Gopher Adventures combines recreational activities, top-quality leadership, and state-of-the-art facilities all summer long with an emphasis on active and general camp experiences. ALL CAMPS INCLUDE indoor rock climbing, indoor swimming, organized recreational games, themes and projects, a state of the art playground, outdoor games, quality arts and crafts, and campus exploration adjusted to the age of the participants. About $214 - $339 each.
Global Scholar - Intensive Global Issues and Leadership Program in Washington, D.C. in July. At American University and George Washington University. Rolling admissions. Scholarships. FOR: Grades 8-11. #202-709-6172 firstname.lastname@example.org Visit www.globalscholar.org Explore security, human rights, poverty, climate change, refugees, health and more through meetings with thought leaders, think tanks, embassies, government and Senate offices. Workshops on social entrepreneurship, strategic planning, policy making, media literacy, team building, diversity, systems thinking and more. Career panel & lots of one on one time with the speakers. July 2-13, 16-27, 22-27
Global Ethics and Conflict Resolution Summer Symposium at University of Texas. June 18-30. Produce videos, discuss ethical issues, learn to manage conflict, meet with distinguished artists, leaders and faculty. In Austin, TX. #512-471-1950. $250 deposit, refundable through May 20. All students receive lunch and snacks and all learning materials, entrance fees, and other symposium expenses. Boarding students also receive breakfast and dinner. One week $1035, both weeks $1400. Limited amount of financial assistance available on the basis of need. Go to http://utpcr.org
World Without Genocide Summer Institute for High School and College Students August 1-3, 2017. THEME: Children and Genocide. Held at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul. Explore children’s experiences during the Holocaust, the genocides in Rwanda, Guatemala and the Native Americans, and current crisis in Sudan. Students will participate in a mock trial, partake in a peace simulation, hear from survivors of conflict, learn skills to become human rights leaders, and more. CRITERIA: Be a registered high school or college student by August 2017. Have at least a C+ average in core classes such as English and social studies. Commit to attend all sessions, 10:00 a.m.—9:00 p.m. NEW STUDENTS: Submit a 250-word statement telling us why you want to participate in the Institute. Program Fee: $150 and Includes all meals and snacks, t-shirt, World Without Genocide bag, a series of human rights-related books, and Summer Institute curriculum materials. DEADLINE TO REGISTER: July 21, 2017. Needs-based scholarships are available à email them at email@example.com for more info. APPLICATION AND INFO AT à http://worldwithoutgenocide.org/events-and-programs/sihs
Naval ROTC Scholarships – For the Class of 2018 Awards up to $180,000 at over 160 Div. I rated colleges & universities. Includes funding for 100% tuition, 100% of books, 100% of lab and educational fees, PLUS a monthly stipend. NO obligation to the Navy for your 1st year of college. Participate in NROTC on a “one-year-trial” basis until the beginning of your sophomore year. MUST be a US Citizen or Naturalized Citizen, with ACT – Math 21, English 22, AND combined 47 (MATH + ENGLISH) OR SAT – Math 540, Reading 550 AND 1200 Combined (Math plus Critical Reading or Evidence Based Reading and Writing). Test scores must be sent to school code 0656. Due: Midnight CST Jan. 31, 2018.
NROTC Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Scholarship Program For: NROTC students who plan to attend an MSI (including Historically Black Colleges and Universities and High Hispanic Enrollment). Maximum award = Full Tuition! ACT Combined score of 47 is NOT REQUIRED for MSI Scholarship. SAT Combined score of 1200 is NOT REQUIRED for MSI Scholarship. If interested, contact the NSTC Candidate Guidance Office (1.800.NAV.ROTC, Option 3, Ext 0, 1, 2 or 3) or the NROTC Unit at the Minority Serving Institution you wish to attend for further Information. Apply ONLINE through January 31, 2018 (Colleges include: Clark Atlanta, Dillard, Florida A&M, Morehouse, Spelman, Tennessee State, Tuskegee, U of New Mexico, Kennedy King College, Xavier, Pima Community College, Central New Mexico Community College, etc.) http://www.nrotc.navy.mil/MSI.html
Minnesota Business Venture Learn how to run your own business Current grades 9-12. Free transportation.
July 9-14 at St. Cloud State University OR July 23-2 8at St. John’s University. Live on campus.
Cost: $150 by April 21. After that: $200. FREE if on Free/Reduced Lunch. #763-233-6325 firstname.lastname@example.org
http://bestprep.org/programs/minnesota-business-venture/ Apply online or by paper. Visit CCC. Due May 15.
MORE DETAILS at FAQ PAGE: http://bestprep.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/MBV-FAQ-2017.pdf
Accounting Career Awareness Program = July 10-July 15 at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. FREE!
Four full-day office visits with companies like: - Best Buy - Cargill, Inc. - Ernst & Young – KPMG. Three to four workshops such as: - Develop your Personal Brand - Business Ethics - Get Ready for College - Intro to Finance & Accounting, Community Service · Mentorship night · College Admissions tour. FINAL application date: June 30. Priority application date: April 28, 2017.
Brochure: http://nabamn.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/ACAP-Brochure-Color-2017.pdf PLUS become eligible for numerous scholarships for college. Apply/learn more: http://nabamn.org/acap/
FOR: 30 minority high school students. Apply ASAP. Email email@example.com Call 651-503-3240
Summer Intensive Program for Hindu-Urdu (SIPHU) = FREE, week-long program, June 19-24, AT THE U OF M-TWIN CITIES CAMPUS designed to give linguistic and cultural knowledge of INDIA and PAKISTAN to senior high school students. Apply at http://siphu.umn.edu/application Get in class instruction during the day (learn Hindu OR Urdu), afternoon culture classes (yoga, rangoli, dance and music) & a field-trip (Hindu Temple, Buddhist, Temple, Masjid). ?s - email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612-626-8082.
Culinary Camp – June 11-15 OR June 18-22 at North Dakota State College of Science, about 3.5 hours away. Discover new ingredients used in restaurants, learn French knife skills, practice food garnishing techniques, learn how baking ingredients work together to create wonderful breads, pastries and desserts, compete against fellow campers in an IRON CHEF competition. 15 spots each. $50 non-refundable registration fee due with application and $100 fee due at the beginning of camp. LIVE IN THE DORMS!
Reading Skills and Speed Reading Programs for Children and Adults – for Ages 4 and up, and for Adults, Rising High School Seniors, and College Students. Phonics, Fluency, Comprehension, Love of Reading, Textbook Skills, and Speed Reading. Call 1-800-715-1498 to for more information AND to register. Programs are offered through the College of Education and Human Development, Minnesota Center for Reading Research, U of M-Twin Cities. SITES: St. Kate’s in Highland, plus Rasmussen College – Lake Elmo-Woodbury Camps, 8565 Eagle Point Circle, and others.
TECHNICAL CAREERS/COLLEGE EXPLORATION
Complete in-depth projects & learn about Dunwoody’s 46 different HIGH DEMAND, HIGH PAYING JOB TRAINING PROGRAMS. Develop life skills & learn about resume writing, interviewing & public speaking.
Youth Career Awareness Program (YCAP) – Earn $ at Dunwoody College (Mpls.). Juniors & Seniors.
Learn about college majors, explore the outdoors, gain leadership skills, have FUN! June 12-July 21, 2017.
Transportation provided there and back. $600 Stipend at end of program. www.dunwoody.edu/ycap
?s – contact Peggy Quam at email@example.com or 612-381-3067. DEADLINE: MAY 1, 2017.
SENIORS: if participate in YCAP you can go to Dunwoody for college & get a $20,000 scholarship!
COLLEGE and CAREER EXPLORATION on a COLLEGE CAMPUS
St. Catherine University – the First Step Summer Institute for 10th and 11th grade women of color with a 2.75 GPA or higher. FREE! LIVE ON CAMPUS at St. Kate’s in Highland June 19-22 OR June 26-June 29. Apply online or by paper. 26 spots each session. Observe college classes, build teamwork, attend workshops, get comfortable being on a college campus, make new friends, and more! Can apply online OR by paper. Visit the CCC. NOW DUE: Friday, April 28, 2017. https://www.stkate.edu/students/support-and-assistance/mips/first-step-institute
National Youth Sport Program à Priority is April 14, 2017 OR UNTIL FULL. Apply online, too!
FREE transportation, lunch, breakfast. FREE Sports, Arts, Environmental & Cultural programs.
Students currently in grades 5-11, June 19 - July 21 (8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.), Hamline Univ.
just south of State Fairgrounds. Watch a great video here: https://www.spps.org/Page/22412
H.O.P.E. Academy - June 21 - July 1, 2017 at Winona State University
Harnessing Opportunities for Post-Secondary Education Academic and Leadership Academy The vision is to provide current 8th-11th grade underrepresented and underserved female and male students with an opportunity to experience life on a college campus, by engaging them in relevant academic coursework & classes, and motivational & informational workshops and forums. Develop well-informed decision-making and judgment aptitude for present and future life challenges. Applications for H.O.P.E. Academy are accepted until May 26 or until student maximum is reached. Fill out the W9 Form (PDF) also with your application, including $50.00 fee. ?s - Ne'Angela NScott@winona.edu or Robin at RCurran@winona.edu for more info. H.O.P.E students FREE transportation from Roseville. http://www.winona.edu/inclusion-diversity/hopeacademy.asp PARENT ACADEMY for H.O.P.E. = June 24 with FREE transportation from Roseville Area HS.
Minnesota Zoo Summer Camps For Toddler, & Pre-K thru Gr. 12, + Adults www.mnzoo.org
#952.431.9320 + NEW Urban Boatbuilders Build a Canoe with the Zoo camp for Grades 7-9. Autism Camp (with Scholarships) For Ages 8-19. http://mnzoo.org/education/camps/summer-zoo-camp/zoo-camp-ausm/
75% and 50% off need-based scholarships are available, as funds allow. One scholarship per person may be awarded annually (once per calendar year). http://mnzoo.org/zoo-camp-scholarships/ APPLY ASAP.
Vet Camp at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Saint Paul Campus. Cost: $15. Fee can be WAIVED. Email Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org Choose Your Own Adventure, Careers Game, Toxicology Board, Q & A Time with Vet School students. DATES available in LATE APRIL. Sign up to receive an email notification when REGISTRATION is READY. GO to this website:
Just the Beginning – A Pipeline Organization SUMMER LEGAL INSTITUTE at U of M-Twin Cities FREE! FOR FUTURE LAWYERS! FOR: Grades 8-11. Only 40 spots. Day camp only. June 26-June 30. Study the legal system, build leadership and teamwork skills, analyze some cases, debate legal issues, mock trial, oral argument, gain understanding of real-life aspects of practicing law, network, + law school guidance.
Short answer, Statement of interest, Current report card or transcript, Letter of recommendation from a non-family member who knows you well. ?s-Krystle email@example.com 312-258-5930. Due: 5pm CST on May 1
http://jtb.org/locations/summer-legal-institute-minneapolis-mn/ - Apply online (PREFERRED) or by paper.
MORE SUMMER FUN…
Looking for after school activities, summer programs, jobs, or just fun things to do in Saint Paul? Visit Sprockets’ Program Finder page to learn about options available. Don’t forget to check out the calendar of events!
City of Saint Paul – Parks & Recreation SUMMER 2017 Activity Guide. Camps & Programs including REC CENTER FUN for Preschool, Youth, Teen Family and Adult à https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3ibypjLl64WZ3N0NWJnZG9qQjQ/view