This site lists PK–12 summer camps offered by academic departments. Questions about a particular camp should be directed to the individual department offering that camp. For additional summer opportunities, such as athletic camps or standardized test preparation, see lsu.edu/summer.

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Advanced Engineering

Dates: June 18 - June 24

Time: 9AM - 4PM

Grades: 9th - 12th

Program Fee: $700

Residential Option: Commuter only

Application Deadline: May 31

In partnership with the LSU College of Engineering, Advanced Engineering is for high school students who have already attended an engineering summer camp. This camp features more advanced hands-on activities, in addition to tours and guest speakers. Student skills in the areas of problem-solving, decision-making, communication and teamwork will be challenged with each daily project.

Applications will open February 2023.

Adventures in 3D Printing

Dates: July 9 - July 22

Time: 9AM - 4PM

Grades: 9th - 12th

Program Fee: $1250

Residential Option: Fee plus $1500 room & board

Application Deadline: June 2

In this camp, students will be able to design, model, and 3D print unique parts that bring their passions to life! Using Autodesk Inventor, students will apply the engineering design process to design a solution from scratch, 3D model it, and refine it through multiple iterations. When students are satisfied with their design, they will 3D print their them! At the end of the week, students will take home their files and 3D printed objects. 

Registration will open February 2023.
For more information please click here.

Computational Biology

Dates: July 9 - July 22

Time: 9AM - 4PM

Grades: 9th - 12th

Program Fee: $1250

Residential Option: Fee plus $1500 room & board

Application Deadline: June 2

The objective of Computational Biology is to introduce bioinformatics to high school students with an emphasis on searching and retrieving biological data, sorting the data and finally analyzing the sorted data to draw meaningful conclusions. While maintaining the theme of molecular biology, this project-based course will involve hands-on activities on computers/laptops and will teach students how to relate the outcome of each activity to a real-life medical or biological scenario.

Registration will open February 2023.
For more information please click here.

Environmental Microbiology

Dates: July 9 - July 22

Time: 9AM - 4PM

Grades: 9th - 12th

Program Fee: $1250

Residential Option: Fee plus $1500 room & board

Application Deadline: June 2

Environmental Microbiology explores the relationship between microorganisms and their effects on the environment. In addition to studying the basic principles of environmental science and microbiology, students will examine the intersection of these two fields and the effect of microorganisms on the environment. The course also provides students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to study microorganisms and the environment. By the end of the course, students will be prepared for taking high school biology or AP Environmental Science in the upcoming year.

Registration will open February 2023.
For more information please click here.

Esports: Enhance your Game

Dates: July 9 - July 22

Time: 9AM - 4PM

Grades: 9th - 12th

Program Fee: $1250

Residential Option: Fee plus $1500 room & board

Application Deadline: June 2

For this esports coaching camp, students will discover a variety of ways to approach esports titles in order to improve the level of their play. From game preparation and analysis to communication and collaboration, this course will give an overview of what it takes to be a professional esports competitor, and a well rounded student. Students will learn how to analyze game-based statistics and work together to implement tactics derived from such. After understanding the role data plays in gaming, students will put their new found skills to test in an FPS such as VALORANT or MOBA like League of Legends.

Registration will open February 2023.
For more information please click here.

Esports: The World of Esports

Dates: July 9 - July 22

Time: 9AM - 4PM

Grades: 9th - 12th

Program Fee: $1250

Residential Option: Fee plus $1500 room & board

Application Deadline: June 2

Esports is so much more than just gaming. If you are interested in learning how an esports team operates or potential career paths in the esports and video game development field? If so, you will want to check out the LSU Esports Summer Camp! This two week camp will introduce 9th-12th grade students to how teams operate, explore relevant college majors in the game industry, and of course- play games!

Registration will open February 2023.
For more information please click here.

eXploreCS High School

Dates: June 5 - June 9

Time: 9AM - 4PM

Grades: 10th - 12th

Program Fee: $500

Residential Option: Commuter only

Application Deadline: April 30

In this camp, students will learn basic skills in Python programming language and learn key concepts in major areas of computer science such as technology systems, networks, algorithms, data structures, data analytics, visualization, artificial intelligence, robotics, and cybersecurity. Lunch will be provided each day.

Partial financial need scholarships are available courtesy of Louisiana Economic Development.

Registration will open February 2023.

eXploreCS Junior High

Dates: June 12 - June 16

Time: 9AM - 4PM

Grades: 7th - 9th

Program Fee: $500

Residential Option: Commuter only

Application Deadline: April 30

In today’s world, computing is everywhere, whether it is in the form of actual computers, cell phones, sensors, or many other embedded devices. Students will learn how these computing devices work and how they help us solve all kinds of interesting problems through hands-on-experience with hardware and software. Lunch will be provided each day.

Partial financial need scholarships are available courtesy of Louisiana Economic Development.

Registration will open February 2023.

Exploring Engineering

Dates: June 5 - June 9

Time: 9AM - 4PM

Grades: 6th - 8th

Program Fee: $500

Residential Option: Commuter only

Application Deadline: May 15

Join us for a week of engineering-based fun as we introduce you to a variety of engineering disciplines. Through guest speakers, tours and hands-on activities, this summer camp will provide valuable skills that you can use in your future career. Throughout the program, you will learn and develop skills in problem-solving, communication, decision-making and teamwork.

Registration will open February 2023.

Fundamentals of Sound Engineering

Dates: July 9 - July 22

Time: 9AM - 4PM

Grades: 9th - 12th

Program Fee: $1250

Residential Option: Fee plus $1500 room & board

Application Deadline: June 2

Have you ever heard an awesome soundtrack in a movie or game and wondered how those exciting sounds were created? If so, then this is the course for you. You'll learn how to use industry recording software and recording techniques to record your own original music, study the basics of music theory to continue exploring new ideas in composition, and even record your music to be used in a game or short film. This course is perfect for any students interested in music or sound design.

Registration will open February 2023.
For more information please click here.

Game Design in JavaScript

Dates: July 9 - July 22

Time: 9AM - 4PM

Grades: 9th - 12th

Program Fee: $1250

Residential Option: Fee plus $1500 room & board

Application Deadline: June 2

In this course, we will cover the basics of JavaScript - one of the most widely-used coding languages available - to learn how to code your own 2D video game. You will program character interactions, set up keyboard controls, add your own soundtrack, and more. At the end of camp, we will have a competition to see who can score the highest on each person's final game. Some programming experience is helpful, but not required.

Registration will open February 2023.
For more information please click here.

German Language Camp

Dates: May 30 - June 2 / June 5 - June 9

Time: 9AM - 4PM

Grades: 1st - 5th

Program Fee: $550

Residential Option: Commuter only

Application Deadline: TBD

The LSU Summer German Language Camp will take place at LSU's World Language Lab & Resource Center located in Prescott Hall room 234. Prescott Hall is located on LSU's Quad right in the heart of campus.

The camp will offer Elementary-aged students two weeks of language and cultural instruction. Get immersed in this unique experience where students will have the chance to participate in a variety of activities learning the German language and culture with experienced LSU faculty. 

There is a $50 application fee for this program in addition to the tuition.

For more information please click here.

Halliburton XCITE

Dates: July 9 - July 15

Time: 8AM - 5PM

Grades: 9th - 12th Female

Program Fee: $700

Residential Option: Residential only

Application Deadline: May 7

The Halliburton XCITE engineering camp at the LSU College of Engineering offers high school females the opportunity to discover and explore engineering, computer science, and construction management degrees and careers. Campers reside on campus as an introduction to college, and the week is action packed with hands-on activities and tours to engineering facilities. There are Engineering 101 sessions where you learn about the major and career from faculty members then tackle a small engineering project. Students also delve deeper into engineering through a major design challenge over the week.

Tuition includes housing, supplies, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Reduced fees are available. Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Applications will open February 2023.

Intro to Engineering

Dates: July 9 - July 22

Time: 9AM - 4PM

Grades: 9th - 12th

Program Fee: $1250 + $200 supply fee

Residential Option: Fee plus $1500 room & board

Application Deadline: June 2

In partnership with the LSU College of Engineering, Intro to Engineering will introduce you to the profession, ethics and diversity of the engineering field. This experience will allow you to explore the differences between engineering disciplines through guest speakers, tours and hands-on activities. Throughout the program, you will learn and develop skills in problem-solving, communication, decision-making and teamwork.

Registration will open February 2023.
For more information please click here.

Math Circle: Conducting Mathematical Research

Dates: June 12 - July 1 / July 17 - Aug 5

Time: TBD

Grades: 9th - 12th

Program Fee: $895

Residential Option: Virtual

Application Deadline: TBD

Virtual Math Circle is designed to provide high school students with the opportunity to conduct mathematical research with guidance from professors and graduate students. By the end of the program, students will have a completed mathematical research project that they can continue as a science fair project in the fall.

Session 1: June 12 - July 1
Session 2: July 17 - August 5

For more information please click here.

REHAMS Engineering

Dates: June 19 - June 24

Time: 8AM - 5PM

Grades: 10th - 12th

Program Fee: $700

Residential Option: Residential only

Application Deadline: April 30

Are you curious about what directions STEM can take you? REHAMS engineering camp at the LSU College of Engineering allows you to discover and explore engineering,computer science, and construction management degrees and careers. Campers reside on campus as an introduction to college, and the week is action packed with hands-on activities and tours to engineering facilities. There are Engineering 101 sessions where you learn about the major and career from faculty members then tackle a small engineering project. Students also delve deeper into engineering through a major design challenge over the week.

This camp is for residential students only. Tuition includes housing, supplies, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Reduced fees are available. Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Applications will open February 2023.

Robotics

Dates: July 9 - July 22

Time: 9AM - 4PM

Grades: 9th - 12th

Program Fee: $1250

Residential Option: Fee plus $1500 room & board

Application Deadline: June 2

This course will involve students in the development, building, and programming of robots to accomplish various tasks. Students will perform hands-on work in teams to encourage knowledge sharing, reflection, and review. Topics may include motor speed, gear ratios, torque, sensors, program loops, project documentation, and decision-making.

Registration will open February 2023.
For more information please click here.

Spanish Language Camp

Dates: May 30 - June 2 / June 5 - June 9

Time: 9AM - 4PM

Grades: 1st - 5th

Program Fee: $550

Residential Option: Commuter only

Application Deadline: TBD

The LSU Summer Spanish Language Camp will take place at LSU's World Language Lab & Resource Center located in Prescott Hall room 234. Prescott Hall is located on LSU's Quad right in the heart of campus.

The camp will offer Elementary-aged students two weeks of language and cultural instruction. Get immersed in this unique experience where students will have the chance to participate in a variety of activities learning the Spanish language and culture with experienced LSU faculty.

There is a $50 application fee for this program in addition to the tuition.

For more information please click here.

Survey of Drones

Dates: July 9 - July 22

Time: 9AM - 4PM

Grades: 9th - 12th

Program Fee: $1250

Residential Option: Fee plus $1500 room & board

Application Deadline: June 2

Survey of Drones uses the fundamental skills learned in LSU’s Pathways Engineering courses to assemble, program, and pilot drones for use in indoor racing. Students will work hands-on to program and pilot drones through an indoor racing course. The course will begin with the basics of flight and signal transmission, then using those basics, students will adjust the programming of their drones to improve mobility and better suit their pilot’s preferences.

Registration will open February 2023.
For more information please click here.