Summer is the perfect time for pre-college students to explore their career interests. BGSU Pre-College Programs provides opportunities for students to experience the Bowling Green State University campus while expanding their knowledge, building life skills and exploring their interests. There are many opportunities throughout the summer, including day/commuter camps, overnight camps as well as class credit opportunities.
ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT CAMPS | Session 1: June 10-21, 2024; Session 2: July 8-19, 2024
An excellent resource for sharpening your mind, the Academic Enrichment Camps give students from grades 3-8 the opportunity to expand their knowledge in specific subjects. Students will be engaged in interactive virtual learning on Zoom and enrich their learning in mathematics, language arts, science, or social studies every weekday for two weeks. Daily subject lessons are 50 minutes long. Access to internet and an electronic device such as a laptop or Chromebook is needed.
CYBERGUARDIANS | June 24-28, 2024
Dive into the BG CyberGuardians Summer Camp! Immerse yourself in ethical hacking, network security, and cybersecurity awareness. Our dynamic blend of lectures, labs, and workshops ensures hands-on learning. Here, students don’t just study cybersecurity; they experience it firsthand. Explore real-world defense tactics and become the digital defender of tomorrow! (Non-Residential Day Camp)
DISCOVER HIDDEN HEALTH CAREERS | June 13-14, 2024
Have you thought about a career in healthcare but just don’t know exactly what you want to do? In this camp, you will rotate through various healthcare professions that are not widely known. During these two days, students in grades 9 through 12 will dive into different settings in which these professions work and get hands-on experience in what they do. Come discover what area of healthcare may be the right fit for you! (Non-Residential Day Camp)
FARM 2 FORK | Juniors: July 8-12, 2024; Explorers: July 15-19, 2024
Do you ever wonder where food comes from? Do you want to know more about the journey from farm to fork? In this camp, children explore the route food takes from the farm to the table and how food is used to fuel their bodies. At Farm 2 Fork, campers will be exposed to local foodways and increase their knowledge of farming and cooking! (Non-Residential Day Camp)
FIRELANDS: ALLIED HEALTH CAREER EXPLORATION CAMP | June 10-12, 2024
Welcome to the exciting world of healthcare at our Imaging & Respiratory Care – Career Exploration Camp! This immersive experience is tailor-made for students in grades 9 through 12 who are eager to delve into the dynamic fields of Respiratory Care Technology, Radiological Technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, and Anatomy & Physiology. Get ready for three days filled with hands-on activities, engaging learning experiences, and the chance to explore the cutting-edge technologies that drive modern healthcare. (Non-Residential Day Camp)
FIRELANDS: HERO STORY CAMP | July 8-12, 2024
In this camp, campers will first learn about genres and different forms of media. Then, they will learn about the basic hero story theorized by Joseph Cambell that has been influential in literary studies and in popular culture. For example, George Lucas explicitly built Star Wars on Campbell’s hero myth. The three basic parts of the hero story are departure, initiation, and return, and we will discuss what each of those parts entails, including analysis of popular culture examples to demonstrate each part. Campers will then develop and create their own project based on what they have learned. They will choose what medium they want to work in, what genre they want to work in, and what kind of story they want to create. With those choices made, campers will develop each part of the hero myth for their stories, along with, if they choose, some subparts that can apply. On the last day of the week of camp, campers will present their stories to everyone. (Non-Residential Day Camp)
FORENSIC SCIENCE CAMP |June 24-28, 2024
Come learn about this exciting field at BGSU’s cutting-edge forensic science program taught by talented professionals who have even been featured on the hit-show Forensic Files!
- What kinds of activities do campers get to do?
- Learn about laboratory work related to DNA analysis, trace evidence, fingerprinting, and blood stain analysis
- Hear from BCI trained experts who will lead camp sessions
- Follow a forensic scientist on a virtual tour through a mock crime scene
- Complete home labs such as print casting, fingerprinting, evidence collection, blood typing and more. (Virtual)
BGSU offers a Bachelor of Forensic Science degree with specializations in Biology, Chemistry and Examination that prepares students for immediate employment after graduation.
FUTURE MED: HEALTH CAREERS | June 17-21, 2024
Learn about your career interests with the help of the Bowling Green State University Future Med Virtual academy. This program will be filled with exciting one-of-a-kind webinars, live-streamed events and labs you can do at home!
The Future Med: Exploring Health Careers program will run as a virtual academy for 2022, though virtual the program will be an intense week with guest speakers who are professionals in their field. The 2022 program will feature new labs, hands on activities and a participant favorite, the patient rotation will once again be featured on Thursday. (Virtual)
IGNITE STEM Day Camp | Juniors: June 24-28, 2024; Explorers: July 22-26, 2024
The Ignite STEM Camp is a week long day camp at BGSU where students will engage in fun-filled experiences about teamwork, problem solving, and the connections between science, technology, engineering and mathematics in the real world. The camp curriculum aligns with the Ohio Department of Education. (Non-Residential Day Camp)
MARINE BIOLOGY: THE LIFE AQUATIC @BGSU | July 21-26, 2024
Are you interested in how marine ecosystems work? Do you want to know more about marine animals? BGSU has one of the few marine biology and aquatic science programs in the Midwest where you can explore life at sea! This camp engages students in understanding marine ecology by working closely with the University’s extensive collection of saltwater specimens. (Residential)
MEDIA & PODCASTING | July 10-13, 2024
Spend the week creating content for YouTube, Twitch & all social media platforms from the state-of-the-art production facilities at BGSU. Learn more about livestreaming and content production with hands-on activities in audio, video, chroma key, multi-camera production, lighting, audience development, and more. (Non-Residential Day Camp)
MULTI-PLATFORM JOURNALISM & STORYTELLING CAMP | June 17-20, 2024
During this four-day camp students will develop journalism and storytelling skills across multiple platforms. Such platforms include video, audio, print, digital, and social media. Students will learn skills through hands-on activities in BGSU’s state-of-the-art facilities. Students will learn and enhance basic reporting skills as well as technical skills involving capturing and editing video, capturing and editing audio, creating social media content, audio broadcasting, video broadcasting, writing, and storytelling. After a day of skills training, students will “learn by doing,” working in teams to create multimedia packages as well as having the opportunity to meet and learn from industry professionals. (Non-Residential Day Camp)
NURSING DAY CAMP | June 10-12, 2024
PRE-LAW | June 10-14, 2024
Are you interested in law and what it takes to become a lawyer? Can you picture yourself in front of a courtroom? Then start your journey now with the BGSU’s Pre-Law Camp and experience what it is like to be a part of the legal community. At Pre-Law Camp you’ll have the chance to hear from law students, law professors, and other legal professionals from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines within the field including criminal law, corporate law, and public interest law. Campers will learn about legal concepts and language, explore a law library, and test their skills in a mock trial event. (Non-Residential Day Camp)
VETERINARY SCIENCE | July 8-12, 2024
Do you have a passion for taking care of animals? Have you thought about becoming a veterinarian, technician, or zoo keeper? Are you wondering about what classes to take in high school or are you considering taking higher level classes like a college course? The BGSU Veterinary Science Camp is here to help students discover what it takes to work in fields related to animal science, medicine, and more. During camp students will explore research laboratories, tour classrooms and learning spaces, learn from BGSU Faculty members, while gaining insight from professionals in the field. Students will also have an opportunity to go behind the scenes at the Toledo Zoo & Aquarium. (Non-Residential Day Camp)
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- Broadcast Journalism
- College Prep
- Marine Biology
- 3D Design