Summer Camps

2024 Youth Experiences

Embark on an exciting journey of discovery with the University of South Florida Office of Youth Experiences. Explore our vibrant array of engaging opportunities in our newly unveiled 2024 summer camp lineup! From our Tampa, Sarasota-Manatee, to St. Petersburg campuses, we offer a diverse range of programs for elementary, middle, and high school students. Find your ideal summer adventure with us.


K-8 Summer Math Camps

USF K-8 Summer Math Camps (Grades K-8)

Stop the summer slide! Through this engaging and interactive course, students in grades K-8 will review key concepts from the previous grade and prepare for the coming school year by exploring fun, relevant math topics.


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USF C.A.G.E. Elementary Cyber Camp (gRADES 3-5)

USF's C.A.G.E. Elementary Cyber Camp engages young minds in tech adventures at the Tampa and St. Pete campuses. Dive into espionage and tech exploration, igniting a passion for cyber exploration and fun!


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Tampa Theatre Film Camp (gRADES 3-12)

Embark on an immersive storytelling journey curated by USF in collaboration with Tampa Theatre, inviting kids from grades 3-12 to explore the world of storytelling. Craft films from scripting to editing, fostering creativity and cinematic skills in a historic setting!


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USF EVeryone Can Code (gRADES 4-6)

Decode tech mysteries! USF's Everyone Can Code, Grades 4-6, will be located at our Tampa campus. Master coding basics with Minecraft and Swift Playgrounds, unleashing young coding talents!


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USF ESPORTS SUMMER CAMP (GRADES 6-8)

Elevate your video game enthusiast's summer experience with the USF Esports Summer Camp. Our program is meticulously crafted to immerse participants in their favorite games while honing strategic thinking and skill development to enhance their competitive edge. Beyond gaming, we ensure a fun-filled week packed with excitement. Plus, every camper will receive their very own gaming headset as a souvenir at the end of the week!


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usf Stavros Shark tank Camp (gRADES 6-8)

Are you ready to ignite your child's entrepreneurial spirit?  From developing comprehensive business plans to understanding the intricacies of market analysis and financial planning, participants will gain invaluable insights into what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur at the USF Stavros Shark Tank Camp.


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USF Middle School Drone Camp (Grades 6-8)

Join USF's Middle School Drone Camp at University Mall in collaboration with AMROC Fab Lab! Dive into competitive drone skills, safety, repair, and autonomous programming. Learn FPV flying and gain hands-on drone expertise for thrilling competitions!


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USF Middle School Cyber Camp (Grades 6-8)

The USF  Middle School Cyber Camp, held in-person at the University of South Florida's Tampa and St. Pete campuses, gives campers (grades 6-8) the opportunity to explore basic to intermediate cybersecurity concepts through interactive hands-on experiences. 


 

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Discover Your PATHe (Grades 7-10)

Discover Your PATHe: Experience how exciting it is to be a college student during this immersive experience at our USF St. Petersburg campus. You’ll explore career and major opportunities, gain leadership skills, meet new friends and so much more.


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USF Music Tech Lab (Grades 7-12)

Discover the fusion of music and technology at USF's Music Tech Lab camp (Grades 7-12). In partnership with the USF School of Music, this program offers students a chance to explore music creation, recording, and production—a dynamic experience that's been a cherished part of USF.


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USF Creative Writing Camp (Grades 8-12)

USF's Creative Writing Camp for Grades 8-12 invites high schoolers to craft their own short stories, poems, comics, and nonfiction pieces. Each day, students delve into various aspects of craft and technique while exploring a diverse selection of published works, building a vocabulary to discuss different writing genres.


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USF Justice Quest: Criminology Summer Camp (Grades 8-12)

We are on the search for justice! At the USF Criminology Camp, campers from grades 8-12 will venture into forensics and crime. Interactive workshops and real cases unravel the world of justice.


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JGHC Summer Scholars Institute: Printopia: 2D, 3D & Dali (Grades 9-12)

Explore art tech while unleashing your creativity—transform 2D art into stunning 3D masterpieces using cutting-edge 3D printing tech!


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USF High School Cybercon (Grades 9-12)

The USF High School CyberCon encourages high school students (grades 9-12) from across the Tampa Bay area to pursue careers in the rapidly growing cybersecurity industry. The week-long program helps students learn what being an ethical hacker is all about.


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USF High School Drone Camp (Grades 9-12)

USF High School Drone Camp: Grades 9-12. Innovate with drones in disaster response! Learn flying, FPV, programming, repair. Design supply chains with AMRoC FabLab's fabrication programs. Explore drone tech for first response. Dive into high-level drone innovation!


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USF Biomedical Engineering cAMP (gRADES 9-12)

Dive into innovation! Explore bioengineering with expert faculty. Hands-on lab, bioelectrical interfaces, medical tools. Learn principles, instrumentation, and teamwork. Shape your future in biomedical engineering!


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USF Bulls Finance Camp (Grades 9-12)

Bulls Finance Camp offers high schoolers a look into finance, mastering fundamentals, networking with professionals, exploring various career paths, and gaining essential skills to confidently navigate the world of finance, ensuring a promising and successful future.


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USF SAT Summer Institute (Grades 9-12)

Develop skills necessary to maximize your scores and gain admittance to the college of your choice. Taught by experienced instructors, our SAT prep classes cover all math and verbal skills needed for success on the SAT exam. Students will learn general information about the SAT including study tips and will review examples of typical exam questions.


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EVALUATE: DECISION-MAKING STRATEGIES (GRADES 10-12)

Preparing for college or facing an important decision? Evaluation is key!  Complete a top-tier certificate without incurring any travel expenses. This interactive live online certificate (synchronous) offers practical strategies tailored to your specific interests and needs. Explore various alternatives for decision-making, such as selecting a major or college. Additionally, gain valuable insights to improve your communication skills and foster greater confidence in formal settings.


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EVALUAR: CAMPAMENTO DE ESTRATEGIAS PARA LA TOMA DE DECISIONES (GRADOS 10-12)

¿Te estás preparando para la universidad o enfrentando una decisión importante? ¡Evaluación es la clave!  Completa un certificado de alta distinción sin incurrir en gastos de viaje. Este certificado interactivo en línea (sincrónico) ofrece estrategias prácticas adaptadas a tus intereses y necesidades específicos. Explora diversas alternativas para tomar decisiones, como la selección de una carrera o universidad. Además, obtén ideas valiosas para mejorar tus habilidades de comunicación y fomentar una mayor confianza en entornos formales.


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JGHC Summer Scholars Institute: Mock Trial Intensive (Grades 10-12)

The Judy Genshaft Honors College Mock Trial Intensive empowers students to learn the ins and outs of court proceedings, gain essential knowledge, and develop critical thinking skills. Through our program, students will gain a basic understanding of the law and how it relates to the courtroom, setting them up for success in their future legal endeavors, open to students in Grades 10-12.


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USF Art of Filmmaking Camp (Grades 10-12)

Experience hands-on filmmaking at the USF Art of Filmmaking Summer Camp (Grades 10-12). Learn scriptwriting, cinematography, sound, lighting, and editing while creating your own film project. Share your cinematic masterpiece with friends and family at the end of the week!


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usf MOCK tRIAL sUMMER cAMP: cYBERcRIME AND THE lAW (Grades 10-12)

Join USF's mock trial camp: Cybercrime & Law! Investigate digital breaches, hone legal skills, and participate in thrilling mock trials exploring cyber law complexities.


Completed Camps


Photojournalism Camp

USF Visual Storytelling through Photojournalism (Grades 6-12)

Discover the power of storytelling through lenses at USF's high school Photojournalism camp! Capture moments, learn techniques, and craft compelling narratives in an inspiring, hands-on experience.


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USF Bulls Disaster Camp (Grades 7-12)

For all high schoolers, explore emergency management! Learn from experts, hands-on activities, certifications, mock scenarios. Forge leadership, teamwork. Join our journey this summer!


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ARTS4ALL Animation Gets Real (Ages 13-22)

Designed for students on the Autism Spectrum, discover the world of digital art, animation, filmmaking, and music tech at USF's ARTS4ALL camp! Perfect for art and tech enthusiasts of all levels. Join us for a summer of creative exploration and skill-building! 


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USF Youth Venture Camp (Grades 10-12)

USF presents the Youth Venture Summer Camp for Grades 10-12, in collaboration with the Muma College of Business Nault Center for Entrepreneurship. You will get hands-on experience with entrepreneurship, simulations, and expert guidance to turn your business dreams into reality.


ALL USF Summer Camps

The displayed summer camps above are exclusively provided by the University of South Florida's Office of Youth Experiences. For a comprehensive catalog encompassing camps by the Office of Youth Experiences and other USF departments across our campuses, click the link below.

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