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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Adventures in 3D Printing

Dates: July 15 - July 26, 2024

Time: 9AM - 4PM

Grades: 9th - 12th

Program fee: $1250

Residential option: Fee plus $1500 room & board

Deadline to register or apply: May 31, 2024

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 is now open for 2024. More information for Adventures in 3D Printing.

Chinese Language Camp

Dates: June 10 - June 21, 2024

Time: 9AM - 4PM

Grades: 1st - 5th

Program fee: $550 + $50 registration fee

Residential option: Commuter only

Deadline to register or apply: TBD

The LSU Summer Chinese 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 Chinese language and culture with experienced LSU faculty. 

Registration is now open for 2024. More information for Chinese Language Camp.

Cybersecurity

Dates: July 15 - July 26, 2024

Time: 9AM - 4PM

Grades: 9th - 12th

Program fee: $1250

Residential option: Fee plus $1500 room & board

Deadline to register or apply: May 31, 2024

In the age of growing technology, understanding how we protect ourselves is ever important. Here students will learn how bad actors try to get your information and the ways we try to protect yourself or others. From identifying phishing emails to computer networks to cryptography, we will explore various areas of cybersecurity. Where by the end of the program, students will be prepared for the cybersecurity concentration at LSU or those wanting to learn more about how to protect themselves in the digital age.

Registration is now open for 2024. More information for Cybersecurity.

Esports: The World of Esports

Dates: July 15 - July 26, 2024

Time: 9AM - 4PM

Grades: 9th - 12th

Program fee: $1250

Residential option: Fee plus $1500 room & board

Deadline to register or apply: May 31, 2024

Esports encompasses so much more than just playing video games. Over two weeks, students will be exposed to all aspects of the industry ranging from the history of esports to event development, to marketing, and to team structure, among other areas. Students will explore how esports has developed over the globe as well as at home in the United States and will explore a number of career paths which could suit their interests.

At the close of it all, students will create and participate in a mini tournament in a game of their choice against their fellow camp mates, using all they have learned throughout the course.

Registration is now open for 2024. More information for Esports: The World of Esports.

eXploreCS High School

Dates: June 3 - June 7, 2024

Time: 9AM - 4PM

Grades: 10th - 12th

Program fee: $700

Residential option: Commuter only

Deadline to register or apply: May 19, 2024

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 for eXploreCS High School is closed for 2024.

eXploreCS Junior High

Dates: June 10 - June 14, 2024

Time: 9AM - 4PM

Grades: 7th - 9th

Program fee: $700

Residential option: Commuter only

Deadline to register or apply: May 19, 2024

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 for eXploreCS Junior High is closed for 2024.

Exploring Engineering

Dates: June 17 - June 21, 2024

Time: 9AM - 4PM

Grades: 7th - 8th

Program fee: $700

Residential option: Commuter only

Deadline to register or apply: June 14, 2024

Embark on an exhilarating journey into the world of innovation and creativity with our Exploring Engineering summer camp for middle school students. This immersive experience is crafted to ignite curiosity, foster teamwork, and inspire the next generation of engineers.

Each day, campers will be introduced to a different engineering discipline and have a challenging, hands-on daily project. Campers will explore various engineering disciples, have guest speakers, and tour labs, schedules permitting. They will also develop critical thinking, communication, and collaboration abilities as they collaborate with peers to brainstorm solutions.

Whether they dream of building skyscrapers, designing sustainable solutions, or revolutionizing technology, our Exploring Engineering summer camp empowers young minds to turn their aspirations into reality. Join us for an unforgettable adventure filled with innovation, creativity, and endless possibilities!

This camp is open to rising 7th and 8th grade students and has a limit of 20 campers each.

Register for Exploring Engineering

Exploring Engineering - Female Students

Dates: June 24 - June 28, 2024

Time: 9AM - 4PM

Grades: 7th - 8th female

Program fee: $700

Residential option: Commuter only

Deadline to register or apply: June 21, 2024

Embark on an exhilarating journey into the world of innovation and creativity with our Exploring Engineering summer camp for middle school students. This immersive experience is crafted to ignite curiosity, foster teamwork, and inspire the next generation of engineers.

Each day, campers will be introduced to a different engineering discipline and have a challenging, hands-on daily project. Campers will explore various engineering disciples, have guest speakers, and tour labs, schedules permitting. They will also develop critical thinking, communication, and collaboration abilities as they collaborate with peers to brainstorm solutions.

Whether they dream of building skyscrapers, designing sustainable solutions, or revolutionizing technology, our Exploring Engineering summer camp empowers young minds to turn their aspirations into reality. Join us for an unforgettable adventure filled with innovation, creativity, and endless possibilities!

This camp is open to rising 7th and 8th grade female students only and has a limit of 20 campers.

Register for Exploring Engineering - Female Students

French Language Camp

Dates: June 10 - June 21, 2024

Time: 9AM - 4PM

Grades: 1st - 5th

Program fee: $550 + $50 registration fee

Residential option: Commuter only

Deadline to register or apply: TBD

The LSU Summer French 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 French language and culture with experienced LSU faculty. 

Registration is now open for 2024. More information for French Language Camp.

Fundamentals of Anatomy

Dates: July 15 - July 26, 2024

Time: 9AM - 4PM

Grades: 9th - 12th

Program fee: $1250

Residential option: Fee plus $1500 room & board

Deadline to register or apply: Application closes after 20 students

Campers enrolled in this course will explore the inner workings of the human body. The first part of each day will begin with the in-depth exploration of a major body system. Campers will also apply their new knowledge through careful dissection of a preserved specimen and compare and contrast the body systems seen with those of a human. Participants will have the opportunity to tour the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine and interact with practitioners. This course will help students interested in medicine, veterinary medicine or in Kinesiology explore gain a better understanding of an important part of these disciplines. It will also provide them with skills they will be able to use during their studies.

Registration for Fundamentals of Anatomy is now closed for 2024.

Fundamentals of Sound Engineering

Dates: July 15 - July 26, 2024

Time: 9AM - 4PM

Grades: 9th - 12th

Program fee: $1250

Residential option: Fee plus $1500 room & board

Deadline to register or apply: May 31, 2024

This course is an introduction to both the compositional and technical aspects of music production and recording. We will cover the physics of sound, microphone use and design, recording techniques, recording and computer music software, synthesis, foley and sound design, and music theory and harmony. Students will record and produce their own tracks and sound effects and will have the opportunity to collaborate with the Game Design in JavaScript class to write an original soundtrack. This course is perfect for any students interested in music or sound design.

Registration is now open for 2024. More information for Fundamentals of Sound Engineering.

Game Design in JavaScript

Dates: July 15 - July 26, 2024

Time: 9AM - 4PM

Grades: 9th - 12th

Program fee: $1250

Residential option: Fee plus $1500 room & board

Deadline to register or apply: May 31, 2024

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 is now open for 2024. More information for Game Design in JavaScript.

Geometry: Where Math Meets Design

Dates: July 15 - July 26, 2024

Time: 9AM - 4PM

Grades: 9th - 12th

Program fee: $1250

Residential option: Fee plus $1500 room & board

Deadline to register or apply: May 31, 2024

In this camp, students will explore Geometry as it is used in real life! Students will create geometric art structures while making connections with conic sections, parabolas, hyperbolas, and more. Students will have the opportunity to use geometry to design their ideal living space. Students will learn about probability and demonstrate their problem-solving skills in head-to-head competitions. The material covered in this course will prepare students for college courses such as trigonometry, architecture, statistics, and engineering.

Registration is now open for 2024. More information for Geometry: Where Math Meets Design.

German Language Camp

Dates: June 10 - June 21, 2024

Time: 9AM - 4PM

Grades: 1st - 5th

Program fee: $550 + $50 registration fee

Residential option: Commuter only

Deadline to register or apply: 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. 

Registration is now open for 2024. More information for German Language Camp.

Halliburton XCITE

Dates: July 14 - July 20, 2024

Time: Full day residential

Grades: Rising 9th - 12th female

Program fee: $800

Residential option: Included in cost: residential only

Deadline to register or apply: April 30, 2024

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.

Apply to Halliburton XCITE

Human Health and Environment

Dates: July 15 - July 26, 2024

Time: 9AM - 4PM

Grades: 9th - 12th

Program fee: $1250

Residential option: Fee plus $1500 room & board

Deadline to register or apply: May 31, 2024

This course immerses students in real-world scenarios, scientific inquiry, knowledge of human health, and associated consequences of environmental change and challenges. In addition to studying the basic principles of environmental sciences and human disease, students will examine the intricacies and relatedness of these two fields as we navigate an ever-changing world. This course also provides students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies to contribute scientific discovery and inquiry needed to best serve humanity and the world that surrounds us. By the end of the course, students will be prepared for taking high school biology, AP biology, or AP Environmental Science in the upcoming year.

Registration is now open for 2024. More information for Human Health and Environment.

Interactive Computing

Dates: July 15 - July 26, 2024

Time: 9AM - 4PM

Grades: 9th - 12th

Program fee: $1250

Residential option: Fee plus $1500 room & board

Deadline to register or apply: May 31, 2024

Interactive Computing focuses on the nuances of programming for interacting with the real world in two representative areas: autonomous robots and the front end of web applications. Students learn how to code a software model within the realities of physical hardware, how to write test suites, and how to systematically debug their programs. Through fun and engaging projects, students will learn programming-based problem-solving skills, such as teaching robots to navigate mazes and play soccer, developing online web apps to read sensors and control actuators in greenhouses, and automating devices at home with Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.

Registration is now open for 2024. More information for Interactive Computing.

Intro to Engineering

Dates: July 15 - July 26, 2024

Time: 9AM - 4PM

Grades: 9th - 12th

Program fee: $1250 + $200 supply fee

Residential option: Fee plus $1500 room & board

Deadline to register or apply: July 12, 2024

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 is now open for 2024. More information for Intro to Engineering.

Introduction to VEX Robotics

Dates: June 3 - June 7, 2024

Time: 9AM - 4PM

Grades: 7th - 9th

Program fee: $700

Residential option: Commuter only

Deadline to register or apply: Application closes after 20 students

Explore, create and innovate with hands-on learning at our Introduction to VEX Robotics summer camp! This camp is an introductory camp designed specifically for middle school students who have NOT had any exposure to robotics.

Campers will be introduced to the fundamentals of VEX Robotics and build a variety of robots throughout the week. Camp facilitators will guide campers through every step, from learning the different parts, through the build and troubleshooting.

Robotics is a team sport, and campers will have opportunities to collaborate with their peers. Through group projects and team challenges, they will learn the importance of communication, cooperation, and problem-solving. From speed races to skill challenges, campers will have daily challenges for their robots!

This camp is open to rising 7th and 9th grade students who have NOT had any exposure to robotics and has a limit of 20 campers.

Register for Introduction to VEX Robotics

Italian Language Camp

Dates: June 10 - June 21, 2024

Time: 9AM - 4PM

Grades: 1st - 5th

Program fee: $550 + $50 registration fee

Residential option: Commuter only

Deadline to register or apply: TBD

The LSU Summer Italian 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 Italian language and culture with experienced LSU faculty. 

Registration is now open for 2024. More information for Italian Language Camp.

Math Circle: Conducting Mathematical Research

Dates: June 10 - June 29 / July 15 - Aug 3, 2024

Time: TBD

Grades: 9th - 12th

Program fee: $895

Residential option: Virtual

Deadline to register or apply: 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 10 – June 29, 2024
Session 2: July 15 – August 3, 2024

More information for Math Circle.

REHAMS Engineering

Dates: June 23 - June 29, 2024

Time: Full day residential

Grades: Rising 10th - 12th

Program fee: $800

Residential option: Included in cost: residential only

Deadline to register or apply: April 30, 2024

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.

Apply to REHAMS Engineering

Robotics

Dates: July 15 - July 26, 2024

Time: 9AM - 4PM

Grades: 9th - 12th

Program fee: $1250

Residential option: Fee plus $1500 room & board

Deadline to register or apply: May 30, 2024

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 is now open for 2024. More information for Robotics.

Spanish Language Camp

Dates: June 10 - June 21, 2024

Time: 9AM - 4PM

Grades: 1st - 5th

Program fee: $550 + $50 registration fee

Residential option: Commuter only

Deadline to register or apply: 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.

Registration is now open for 2024. More information for Spanish Language Camp.

Survey of Drones

Dates: July 15 - July 26, 2024

Time: 9AM - 4PM

Grades: 9th - 12th

Program fee: $1250

Residential option: Fee plus $1500 room & board

Deadline to register or apply: May 31, 2024

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 is now open for 2024. More information for Survey of Drones.