This six-day high school summer camp 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.
Put your love for shows like “The Office” and “Superstore” to work. Using a pop culture lens, you’ll work with our business professors to apply lessons in ethics, finance and management to the real world.
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 college-level coursework from our arts, media and technology degree program.
Learn the basics of computer programming through music and sound. You’ll create a short composition, synthetic instrument or other interactive project using visual programming language. No prior musical knowledge or programming experience required.
From exercise testing to the science of performance enhancement to the physiology of superheroes and villains, this is a great option if you’re thinking about a career in health sciences or are a student athlete.
Your writing skills are marketable in this digital age! Spend the week writing for social media, creating funny memes, and developing web and blog content. Have fun honing your craft in a university setting.
All summer camp options include daily outdoor recreation trips led by trained students and staff from our outdoor recreation program Cascades Adventures and by community partners. Activities include paddleboarding, hiking, climbing, low-ropes initiatives and more. No experience required.
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.
*Scholarship limited to $500 per student maximum. Additional scholarships are not available for repeat participation.
Summer camp open to high school students entering grades 10-12.
OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon
Session 1: August 2-7 or Session 2: August 16-21. See schedule.
Stay in our state-of-the-art residence hall and experience college living. You’re also welcome to commute to Summer Academy daily for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. programming.
Overnight Option - $949, includes:
Day Option - $749, includes:
Please contact Summer Academy program director Nathan Moses.