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Not sure what you want to do after high school? No worries. We’ve got a camp for that! If you’re between the ages of 14 and 18, check out Oakland University’s 2015 Career Exploration Summer Camps!

You’ll explore career options and prepare for college through interactive and engaging hands-on activities, field trips and presentations. Presented by Oakland University faculty experts, the camps will offer you: 

  • a thorough look into current and emerging career fields
  • highlights of the knowledge and skills you’ll need for each career
  • essential information on projected employment - where the jobs are and will continue to grow
  • steps you can take now, while in high school, to prepare for your future

OU's Career Exploration Summer Camps will prepare you for the 21st-century workplace, so you'll do what you love and love what you do.

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. 

2015 Career Exploration Summer Camps 

Career Exploration Camp
June 22 - 26, 2015
OU’s Anton/Frankel Center (Mt. Clemens, Mich.)
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $150

Not sure where your career interests lie? Dive in and start exploring careers in engineering, criminal justice, business, medical fields, graphic design and more. This camp will introduce you to various high-growth, high-demand jobs of the future. You’ll participate in hands-on activities such as building a light bulb, visiting a sheriff department, developing business strategies and engaging in healthcare simulations to understand what professionals in these fields do on a daily basis. You’ll also take a career assessment to discover what career path may be the best fit for you based on your personality and interests.

Registration info coming soon. Join our mailing list to receive up-to-date announcements.

Healthcare Professions Camp
July 13-16, 2015
Aug. 3-6, 2015
OU’s Human Health Building (Rochester, Mich.)**
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $205 

In this 4-day camp, you’ll explore several high-demand health-related professions including: nursing/advanced practice nursing, medical laboratory science, nutrition, exercise science and physical therapy. During this interactive camp, you’ll learn about each health profession through hands-on activities and simulation experiences, engage with OU faculty from the various health professions and learn how to pursue a career in Nursing and the other health-related professions. In addition, students from the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine will meet with you to discuss careers in medicine. You’ll also earn CPR and AED certifications!

**Transportation for this camp is available from the Anton-Frankel Center. Drop off is at 8:15 a.m. and pick up is at 3:45 p.m. 

Registration info coming soon. Join our mailing list to receive up-to-date announcements.

Engineering & Computer Science Camp
July 27-31, 2015
OU’s Anton/Frankel Center (Mt. Clemens, Mich.)
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $175

Explore exciting and in-demand careers in the fields of industrial, systems, mechanical, and electrical engineering, and computer science. You’ll delve into the emerging field of alternative energy. Hands-on activities and simulations, such as constructing a solar panel and building electronic motors, will help you learn about career options in these growing fields. You’ll also travel to OU's campus in Rochester for an alternative energy tour and visit the Clean Energy Research Center.

Registration info coming soon. Join our mailing list to receive up-to-date announcements.
  
Aerial Robotics Camp - NEW FOR 2015
July 20-24, 2015
OU’s Anton/Frankel Center (Mt. Clemens, Mich.)
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $175

Details coming soon!

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Career Exploration Camp - St. Clair County
August 17-21, 2015
St. Clair County Community College (Port Huron, Mich.)
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $150

Not sure where your career interests lie? Dive in and start exploring careers in criminal justice, business, medical fields, communication and more. This camp will introduce you to various high-growth, high-demand jobs of the future. You’ll participate in hands-on activities such as engaging in healthcare simulations, visiting a sheriff department and developing business strategies to understand what professionals in these fields do on a daily basis. You’ll also take a career assessment to discover what career path may be the best fit for you based on your personality and interests.

Registration info coming soon. Join our mailing list to receive up-to-date announcements.

 
Ground Robotics Camp - St. Clair County - NEW FOR 2015
Aug. 10-14, 2015
St. Clair County Community College (Port Huron)
9 a.m.to 4 p.m.
Cost: $175 

In this introductory-level camp, you’ll work with Lego Mindstorms and VEX Robots. The Mindstorms will introduce basic block programming. To work with the VEX Robot, you’ll build the basic clawbot and operate with the remote-controlled robot to compete in a team-based activity. You’ll then be challenged to adjust your VEX robot to do another type of challenge. Once you and your team are comfortable with building and adjusting your robot, the camp instructors will begin to teach basic RobotC programming. You’ll work as you learn. Camp instructors will introduce other concepts and ideas as needed by each group.

Registration info coming soon. Join our mailing list to receive up-to-date announcements.








Camp Fast Facts
  • Students from more than 75 high schools have attended the camps
  • Campers come from public, private and home-schooled backgrounds
  • Campers live in Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, Wayne, Huron, Saginaw and Sanilac counties
  • 48.4 percent of campers are male; 51.6 percent are female

Camper Testimonial

Joe Lovati is a sophomore at Lutheran High School North in Macomb, Mich. After attending the 2014 Career Exploration Summer Camp, he realized he wanted to pursue a career in the medical field.

"I signed up for the camp because I wanted to be more knowledgeable about a larger variety of careers. My favorite part of OU’s camp was visiting the hospital, because I acquired a better understanding of how a hospital operates and maintains organization. The camp helped me understand which classes are better to take to pursue a career in the medical field."


OU is committed to nurturing our college-bound high school students who will lead our future. Help offset the cost for a worthy teen who wishes to attend a career exploration summer camp in Macomb or St. Clair County.