Summer Programs

Our summer programs include a range of science and math-focused camps and workshops, available for a variety of ages. Many of these programs are traditional, week-long day camp experiences on the UA campus. Some of our premier summer camps take advantage of our close proximity to the UA's world-class telescope facilities on Mt. Lemmon. All of our programs are designed to provide campers with hands-on a research experiences.

College of Science Summer Camps

Astronomy Camps on Mt. Lemmon  - A camp for students and adults to learn more about astronomy through hands-on activities at the Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter.

Biosphere 2 Summer Science Academy - The Biosphere 2 Summer Science Academy is a hands-on educational experience for 7th – 12th grade students. This week-long residential immersion provides students ‘under the glass’ research experience in one of Biosphere 2’s five biomes, and culminates in a day of presentations of their research findings. Emphasis is also placed on collaboration and leadership skills, including a day at the desert challenge ropes course.

BlastOff! - BlastOff! is an exciting, free one-week middle school science summer camp run by the University of Arizona Biochemistry Club and held every June on the UA campus.

Museum Explorers Camp - Hosted by the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, this "hands-on, minds-on" daycamp introduces students in grades 1 through 6 to life in the Sonoran Desert and its nearby seas.

Other Science and Math Summer Camps

Business Careers Awareness Program (BCAP) - BCAP provides an excellent opportunity to experience careers in business and accounting. The programs contains field trips, faculty instruction, engaging activities, and a team based case competition. The program is offered in a one day or week-long experience.

The Honors Summer Academy - Offered by the UA Honors College, high-school juniors or seniors can apply to take classes at the UA for college credit and live in the Honors Hall for one month over the summer.

KEYS Internship Program - the KEYS High School Summer Internship Program is committed to providing hands-on research opportunities to talented students from diverse backgrounds who wish to define their degree and career goals. KEYS interns enroll, with no tuition costs, in the University of Arizona during their summer break for a week of intensive laboratory and science literacy training, followed by six weeks in the laboratory of a renowned UA researcher.

MedStart Summer Program - A 6-week summer enrichment program for rising 12th grade students who are interested in pursuing healthcare careers. 

New Start Summer Program - New Start students have the opportunity of having an entire summer to learn the ins and outs of the University while making friends and campus connections along the way. Students have the opportunity to earn college credit, network with faculty and staff, and learn about campus resources!

Physics Factor Summer Camps - The Physics Factory gives kids a chance to do things they never imagined they could, such as welding, plasma cutting, woodworking, electronics, robotics, take-apart and unfettered invention. For four years, our unique and exciting osmotically-educational summer camps have inspired kids to express their creativity while doing take-home projects with our safety-conscious instructors.

Technology Enrichment Programs- Students entering grades 5-8 can explore technology with the Eller College of Business in the DigiDudes and TechDivas  four week summer program. 

UA College of Engineering Summer Camps - The Summer Engineering Academy is a series of week-long residential camps held on the University of Arizona campus for students passionate about engineering and science.  You are welcome to attend multiple Interdisciplinary and major-specific programs during the same summer.

UA Fusion Camps - UA Fusion Camp is a partner program between the Flandrau Science Center and the UA Bookstore and offers eight weeks of themed summer camps that are infused with literacy, creative arts and science exploration. The camps provide children with unique hands-on experiences that promote a love for learning.