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Summer Camps

Oakland University invites you and other high school students to explore careers and prepare for college in interactive summer camps.

You'll explore various careers through interactive, engaging sessions that include hands-on activities, field trips and interactive presentations. Presented by Oakland University faculty experts, the sessions offer you:

  • a comprehensive look at current and emerging fields
  • highlights of the knowledge and skills required for jobs in each field
  • Information concerning projected employment
  • steps that can be taken now, while in high school, to begin preparing for the future 

All camps will be held at Oakland University’s Anton/Frankel Center, 20 South Main Street, Mount Clemens.

Check out videos from our 2013 Summer Camps!

Oakland University’s highest priority in providing exemplary academic, athletic and social programs for youth is protecting the health, safety and welfare of all participants. To achieve this critically important goal, carefully screened and highly trained personnel enforce protocols designed to ensure safe conduct and supportive interaction between youth and program leaders. To learn more about OU's youth protection efforts, visit oakland.edu/youth. 

2014 Summer Camps in Macomb County 

Career Exploration Camp
Not sure where your career interests lie? Dive in and start exploring career fields in engineering, computer science, criminal justice, social work, business, medical fields, psychology, education and much more. This camp will introduce you to the various high-growth, high demand jobs of the future. To learn what career professionals in these fields do on a day to day basis, you'll participate in hands-on activities such as building a light bulb, developing a business strategy for a company, as well as simulation exercises. You'll visit Beaumont Hospital in Grosse Pointe to learn about health and medical careers in nursing, pharmacy, respiratory therapy, imaging, laboratory, and more. Sessions meet from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dates: June 23-27, 2014 and July 21-25, 2014
Cost: $150

Register now.

Nursing & Health Sciences Camp
In this interactive camp, students will travel to Oakland University’s new Human Health building to explore the various career opportunities in the nursing and health professions. To learn about the various career opportunities and specialties in nursing, you'll participate in hands-on activities in state-of-the-art simulation labs focused on medical/surgical techniques, intensive care, pediatric and neonatal intensive care, and obstetrics. You'll also explore the growing fields of medical laboratory sciences, nuclear medicine and radiologic technology and specialty fields such as histotechnology and cytotechnology. You'll also be engaged in hands-on activities to learn about careers in exercise science, nutrition, wellness promotion, and much more. Sessions meet from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dates: July 14-17, 2014 and July 28-31, 2014
Cost: $205

Register now.

Engineering & Computer Science Camp
Explore exciting and in-demand careers in the fields of industrial, systems, mechanical, computer and electrical engineering, and computer science. Delve into the emerging fields of biomedical and alternative energy. Hands-on activities and simulations such as constructing a solar panel and building electronic motors and assemblies will engage you as you learn about career options in this growing field. You'll also travel to Oakland University's campus in Rochester for an extensive alternative energy tour and visit the Clean Energy Research Center. Sessions meet from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dates: August 4-8, 2014
Cost: $285

Register now.

2014 Summer Camps in St. Clair County

St. Clair County camps will be held on the campus of St. Clair County Community College in Port Huron

Career Exploration Camp
Not sure where your career interests lie? Dive in and start exploring careers in business, medical fields, education and more. This camp will introduce students to various high-growth, high demand jobs of the future. To understand what professionals in these fields do on a daily basis, students will participate in hands-on activities, simulations, and interact with professionals from these fields. Students will also take a career assessment to discover what career path may be the best fit for them based on their personality and interests. Sessions meet from 9 am to 4 pm.

Dates: August 18-21, 2014
Cost: $150

Registration coming soon!

Engineering and Computer Science Camp
Explore exciting and in-demand careers in the fields of industrial, systems, mechanical, computer and electrical engineering, and computer science. Students will also delve into the emerging fields of biomedical and alternative energy. Hands-on activities and simulations, such as constructing a solar panel and building electronic motors and assemblies, will engage students as they learn about career options in this growing field. Sessions meet from 9 am to 4 pm.

Dates: August 11-15, 2014
Cost: $285

Registration coming soon!




Make the gift of a lifetime

Your gift in support of these summer camp programs helps defray the cost for Macomb County high school students wishing to attend a summer career camp, laying the groundwork for applying to and enrolling in college. Summer career camps are one of many ways Oakland University is helping Macomb County high school students and their parents understand how to prepare for a future that includes college.

A college education provides the graduate with a lifetime of options instead of limits. High school students who have parental, school and community expectations that college is next step after high school see college as the norm. In Macomb County, only 21.8% of the population, ages 25 and higher, have attained a bachelor degree or higher. This statistic falls behind the state average of 25%.

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