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Summer Camps & Workshops

OU works to ensure safe conduct and supportive interaction between youth and program leaders. Learn more about our initiatives at the Youth Protection website.

Athletic camps are listed on the Golden Grizzlies site.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

OUCARES camps, for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, include:

  • Pee Wee Camp (3-6 year olds)
  • Summer Day Camp (7-12 year olds)
  • Life Skills Camp (11-14 year olds, 15-18 year olds and 18+)


Engineering, Computers and Math

  • Summer Mathematics Institute 
    free program for students interested in high level mathematics.

  • Engineering and Computer Science camps, including: 
  • Engineering Exploration
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Computer Science Basic
    Computer Science Advanced
    Energy and Structures
    Ground Robotics
    VEX Robotics
    Minecraft Basic
    Minecraft Advanced
    OU INC Entrepreneurship Academy


Writing and Reading

Youth Writing Camps through the Meadow Brook Writing Project include: 

  • Grades K-2
  • Grades 3-5
  • Grades 6-8
  • Grades 9-12

There are also writing and reading clinics through OU's Department of Reading and Language Arts.  

Macomb County Summer Career Camps

Not sure what you want to do after high school? Or what career might be best for you? No worries. We’ve got camps for that!

Check out Oakland University’s Summer Career Camps for high school teens! Your best-ever, summer-learning experience.

Hands-on skill-building activities. Roll-up-your-sleeves team exercises. Action-packed field trips. And dynamic discussions with OU faculty, staff and industry professionals.

Our Career Camps 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 while you're still in high school to prepare for your future

Explore your future career and prepare for the 21st-century workplace. So, you'll do what you love and love what you do.

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Career Exploration Camp
Date: TBD
OU Anton/Frankel Center (Mt. Clemens, Mich.)
Time: TBD
Cost: TBD

We'll introduce you to various high-growth, high-demand jobs of the future in engineering, criminal justice, business, healthcare, graphic design and more. You’ll build a light bulb, visit a sheriff department, develop business strategies and learn industry professionals in these careers 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.

Health Care Professions Camp
Dates: TBD
OU’s Human Health Building (Rochester, Mich.)**
Times: TBD
Cost: TBD 

In this 4-day camp, you’ll explore several high-demand health care professions like nursing/advanced practice nursing, medical laboratory science, exercise science and physical therapy. Students from our William Beaumont School of Medicine will discuss careers in medicine. And you’ll also earn CPR and AED certifications!

**Transportation for this camp is available from the OU Anton/Frankel Center in Mount Clemens to our main campus in Rochester. Drop off is 8:45 a.m. and pick-up is 3:45 p.m.

Engineering and Computer Science Camp
Date: TBD
OU Anton/Frankel Center (Mt. Clemens, Mich.)
Time: TBD
Cost: TBD

Explore exciting, in-demand careers in the fields of industrial, systems, mechanical and electrical engineering, computer science and the emerging field of alternative energy. You'll construct a solar panel and build electronic motors. And you’ll also travel to our main campus in Rochester for an alternative energy tour and visit the Clean Energy Research Center.

Criminal Justice Camp
Date: TBD
OU Anton/Frankel Center (Mt. Clemens, Mich.)
Time: TBD
Cost: TBD

Investigate high-demand career options in the criminal justice field. Experience the criminal justice system first-hand with field trips to the Macomb County Sheriff Department and Macomb County Courthouse. Hear from criminal justice professionals, including speakers from the Coast Guard and Border Patrol. Discover the possibilities in the areas of law enforcement, corrections, homeland security, juvenile justice and the courts system!