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Academic Summer Camps

June 11-16, 18-23, 2023 

Explore Your Passion at a Higher Level

Academic Summer Camps offer high school students the chance to pursue their specific passion through academic learning and hands-on experiences at a higher level. Academic summer programs are open for students who have completed their sophomore or junior year.

The Camp Experience

Students get to:

  • Live on campus with like-minded peers for one week
  • Learn from experienced leaders about their area of interest
  • Pursue their passion through hands-on learning
  • Grow in faith
  • Have a college-level experience

What to Expect

Dates:

  • June 11-16, 2023 for Film; Music, Theatre, & Dance; Art; Engineering; and Cybersecurity Camps
  • June 18-23, 2023 for Forensic Science; Worship Arts; Game Development; Entrepreneurship (IMPACT); and Professional Writing Camps

Cost: The cost of each camp is listed in the camp description. To reserve your spot, a $50 non-refundable deposit is due immediately upon registration. The remaining camp balance must be paid in full no later than May 15. Early bird discount: Register before April 1 to receive a $50 discount!

Who Can Attend: High school students who have completed their sophomore or junior year.

Dress Code: Modest casual attireincluding jeans, shorts, and t-shirtsare acceptable for camp activities.

Housing: Students will live with other camp participants in one of Taylor’s newest residence halls

What to Bring: Here's a basic camp packing list. All students must complete and bring their signed medical release form to registration.

Schedule: to be announced.

Airport Shuttle Request: If you will need transportation from the Fort Wayne or Indianapolis airport, please fill out this form.

Scripture Engagement: Each morning, students will be exposed to a different approach to engaging Scripture that will help them to know God, not merely about God. Dr. Phil Collins, the director of the Taylor Center for Scripture Engagement, will introduce students to practices that will enable them to interact with the Bible in meaningful ways. Students will be given opportunities to practice the engagement methods and debrief the experience with fellow camp participants. We're excited for students to connect with God through His Word which will foster a growing relationship with Him.

Summer Programs Scholarship: This $1,000 one-time scholarship is awarded to students who enroll full-time at Taylor University who have attended an eligible academic summer program on Taylor’s campus during high school and prior to senior year, and completed the required scholarship process while on-campus during the camp or conference. 

Questions or Concerns?

We can't wait to see you at Taylor's Academic Summer Camps! Contact Kiersten Seeman at kiersten_seeman@taylor.edu for more information about these programs for high school students.

When should I arrive? Where should I go?

Registration will begin at 5:30 pm on Sunday, June 11 or June 18 (depending on your week of camp) in the lobby of Breuninger Hall. (Dinner will not be available, so please grab something on your way to campus.) Students can move into the residence hall until 7 pm, at which time there will be a Summer Program Welcome Meeting for students and parents.

Parents, please plan to leave campus following this meeting. 

What if I’m flying? How will I get to campus?

We will pick students up at the Indianapolis or Fort Wayne airports on Sunday, June 11 (week 1) or Sunday, June 18 (week 2). Your arrival flight should arrive by 2 pm.  

Return flights must have a departure time after 6 pm on Friday, June 16 (week 1) or June 23 (week 2).

To register for the airport shuttle service, fill out the Airport Shuttle Request Form. 

Where will I live during Academic Camp?

You’ll be staying in Breuninger Hall and will be sharing your room with one roommate. The air-conditioned rooms include desks, beds, closets and a couple of dresser drawers per student. Free laundry facilities are available in the hall. 

What should I bring?

The basic packing list is here. If your camp requires anything additional, you will receive an email with that information.

When do I have to leave campus?

Students should plan to leave campus following the Showcase Event on Friday afternoon. 

What if I have more questions?

Please reach out to Kiersten Seeman, Director of Summer Pre-College Programs, at kiersten_seeman@taylor.edu.