This six-day program for high school students introduces you to life on a college campus, and you’ll earn a college scholarship doing it. Meet new friends while exploring your academic and career interests with university professors and experts. And, it’s summertime in Bend — so we’re getting outside — with daily adventures led by student leaders and staff.
All tracks available both weeks
Track: Business Beavs in Action
Interested in business? This is the track for you. Learn business concepts while engaging in a team-based project. You’ll take your ideas from concept to reality in the OSU-Cascades Makerspace. Meet inspirational speakers, build your networking skills and explore college-preparation strategies.
Track: Invention! Community! Connection!
Work with a team of your peers and fellow inventors to solve a problem in your community. You’ll research a local challenge, invent a solution and build a prototype in the OSU-Cascades Makerspace. Make a difference and learn new skills that will help you succeed in the future.
Track: Tourism, Recreation and Adventure Leadership
For 20 years, the OSU-Cascades’ TRAL program has developed leaders in outdoor adventure, recreation and tourism. Learn how to be an effective decision-maker and to provide safe experiences in outdoor environments. Classroom activities merge with real field learning throughout the week.
After a morning in the classroom, you’ll head outdoors to Bend’s lakes, rivers and trails. Student leaders in Cascades Adventures and our community partners aim to provide enriching experiences for all levels of outdoor enthusiasts.
From board games to playing pool to watching movies, take a break after a full day of activities. The fitness center is also open to Summer Academy students.
Students who complete the Summer Academy will each receive a $500 scholarship* to OSU-Cascades. The college scholarship can be applied toward tuition for the fall term immediately following graduation from high school.
*The Summer Academy Scholarship is limited to $500 maximum per student per lifetime and can be applied only toward tuition at OSU-Cascades. Summer Academy Scholarships are not available for repeat Summer Academy participation.
Session 1: July 31 – August 5
Session 2: August 14 – 19
Open to high school students entering grades 9 – 12
OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon
Stay in our state-of-the-art residence hall or register as a day camp student
Overnight Camp Option: $945*, includes:
Day Camp Option: $675*, includes:
*Financial assistance for attendance may be available, thanks to a grant from the Oregon Community Foundation. Learn more and apply.
Space is limited. Register now.