Summer Programs

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

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
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.

MEDCAMP - A three day "mini-medical school" that encourages high-school students to pursue health care careers in medicine, nursing, and pharmacy, MEDCAMP immerses students in a curriculum that includes classroom teaching, laboratory experience, hospital tours, and medical ethics discussions.

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

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. 

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.

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.

All UA Summer Camps - A searchable listing of all the summer camps available through the University of Arizona.