Calling All High School Students

The Summer Academy returns as an overnight college emersion experience!


Please be aware that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the program is subject to change or cancellation depending on federal, state and local public health guidelines, and OSU policies.


Session 1: July 31 - August 5, 2022
Session 2: August 14 - August19, 2022

Email to be placed on registration notification list.

Try College This Summer

This five-day, in-person, day camp program for high school students eases you into the college experience, and you'll receive a scholarship doing it. Meet new friends while exploring your college and career interests with university professors and experts. And, it’s summertime in Bend – so we’re getting outside – with daily adventures provided by student leaders and staff.

Choose Your Option


Business Beavs in Action

Is your dream to open a business? Do you see yourself working on the next big idea? In this option, you'll be placed in a mock company and given the opportunity to lead peers as the CEO, crunch numbers as part of the finance team, or develop a marketing plan to improve sales. You'll learn business and investing strategies, develop leadership skills, and be inspired to prepare for a future in business.

Session 1: August 9-13 Session - Closed

Session 2: August 23-27 - Inquire at



If you love making videos, designing posters and creating graphics, this is the option for you. Hands-on activities include video and photo editing, graphic design and 3D printing. Experience the college-level coursework that students in our arts, media and technology degree program experience.

Session 1: August 9-13 Session - SOLD OUT

Session 2: August 23-27 - SOLD OUT

Included in Both Options

College-Ready Writing

Did your writing get rusty during the pandemic? Sharpen your skills and prepare for college coursework with College-Ready Writing mini-sessions, included in both options.

Daily Outdoor & Campus Activities  

You’ll head out of the classroom and into the outdoors with activities like rock climbing and floating the river, led by trained students and staff from our outdoor recreation program. No experience required.

College Scholarship

Students who complete the Summer Academy will each receive a $500 scholarship* to OSU-Cascades. The 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.

Staying Safe in A New Environment

Participants will follow applicable federal, state, and local public health guidelines and OSU policies.



High school students entering grades 10-12.


OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon.


Session 1: August 9-13, 2021 or Session 2: August 23-27, 2021.


9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


$599*, includes:

  • 5 days of programming.
  • Daily classes in selected option.
  • College-Ready Writing Skills workshop.
  • Outdoor recreation and campus adventures, including equipment.
  • Lunch and snacks each day.

*Submit Application for full scholarship (financial need based) - Scholarship Application
*Please see cancelation policy on the FAQ page for details.


If you would like to be put on the contact list for summer 2021 or have questions, please email