COVID-19 impact on ASU SummerUp Camps

Following public health guidelines, we are carefully monitoring the ongoing situation. Like many of you, this uncertainty impacts our planning for summer camp sessions. We are dedicated to providing meaningful summer experiences for our campers but we are also realistic about many families’ ability to plan given the uncertainty. Our teams and partners are actively planning the transition of summer camps to virtual, remote sessions. We want to continue to offer interesting and valuable learning experiences to our campers.  FAQ page  |  Latest ASU updates  | 

SUMMERUP 2020 camp registrations are now CLOSED.  Please check back here for 2021 SummerUP Camps posted in January 2021. Sign up If you want to be the first to hear about our 2021 camps and registration deadlines: SIGN UP

Camps will be Virtually Online!

 Download the SummerUp Virtual Camp Schedule: 2020 Schedule

ASU Summer camps go VIRTUAL!

What does this really mean?

We will have a set schedule that will allow you to participate in classroom discussions, lectures and projects throughout the week, Sunday – Friday.

You will receive pre-recorded lessons and directions for action from our instructors twice a day. You will have time to work on those activities before meeting with the whole class a couple hours later. There will also be opportunities for breakout sessions with a teachers and mentor in groups of 3-5.

In the evenings, our amazing camp counselors will lead live hangout times where everyone will simultaneously do fun projects. This is a very casual experience but important for the social aspect of camp.

What about costs?

We are running the COVID19 summer price special!  Life is different right now and we get that. We have restructured our camp and are offering it at a reduced price for 2020. We are stilling bringing in amazing faculty and camp counselors, excellent curriculum and incredible activities that are coming directly to your home!

Camp tuition will be $461 (in 2020) which includes the following:

What does the tuition include?

  • Supplies for all activities mailed to your home
  • 9 hours of direct instruction
  • 9 hours of project time with instructors and mentors
  • 7-12 hours of independent project time
  • 3.75 hours of optional activities
  • 10 hours of co-curricular activities (evening)
  • Faculty and counselors dedicated to every camper’s success
  • University bundle of goodies (Shirt and more!)

Supplies & Logistics

Supplies & Logistics

What supplies do I need to provide to ‘attend’ virtual camp?

Computer and Wi-Fi access:We will be using Zoom and other applications throughout the camp. You will not need any special programs as all our activities are web based.

Space to work: You will need a place to listen to all faculty pre-recorded videos and for the live portions of camp. A desk or kitchen table is ok, as long as you can focus, hear and talk without too much background noise. We know this is tough so just do your best.

Do I need to change out of my PJ’s? We ask that all campers dress as if they were going to class on a university campus. Our faculty take your education seriously so we ask you do the same. No articles of clothing, hats or tattoos displaying inappropriate symbols, pictures or language.

Supplies: We will be mailing supplies to every home. These supplies are be both academic and recreational that our faculty and SummerUP counselors will be facilitating via online. Campers may receive multiple packages delivered to their home.

In addition to these packages, you may need things like; scissors, tape, pen and paper. If a particular camp requires something unique, we will email prior to camp.

When do campers check in and depart?

When do campers check in and depart?

Sunday

  • Virtual check in – times assigned prior to camp week
  • Kick off welcome and activities – 4:00pm (MST)

Friday

  • Closing event: 3:00pm

What about time zone issues:

What about time zone issues:

In non-COVID times, our camps are primarily residential. We know this summer will be different. We want to accommodate as many campers as possible without affecting their sleep and down time. It may mean that some campers down time is in the morning and others will be in the evening. Please note that all times listed are in Mountain Standard Time for Arizona.

Time Committment

Time Committment

This is an estimate for one week of camp

  • 9 hours of direct instruction
  • 9 hours of project time with instructors and mentors
  • 7-12 hours of independent project time
  • 3.75 hours of optional activities
  • Total 31-36 hours from Sunday – Friday of one week

Online Safety

Online Safety

Every camper’s safety is a top priority for us. We have in place many precautions to assist in making our online interactions a safe and positive experience.

We do this by:

  • All faculty, mentors and staff must complete trainings specific towards online learning and youth

  • All faculty, mentors and staff must have a clear background check and fingerprinting

  • No online ‘rooms’ will be allowed with only one ASU adult and one camper. There must always be multiple campers in a room at a time.

  • All sessions are recorded but not published (for camp evaluation purposes)

  • All zoom rooms will have settings in place to allow only registered campers to attend

SummerUp Camps 2020

AI4ALL

Arizona State University AI4ALL (Artificial Intelligence for All) is a program promoting greater diversity and inclusion in the field of Artificial Intelligence. Students who will be a freshman through a senior in high school in the fall of 2020 are eligible to apply. During the 3-week program, participants will explore the field of AI through projects creation, industry field trips, and presentations from guest speakers. The program will conclude with a small group research project and a presentation for friends and family.

June 14 - July 2, 2020 (FULL)

American Sign Language (ASL) Immersion Camp

Are you currently a high school student who is enrolled in American Sign Language? If you have completed at least one semester of ASL (or equivalent)  by June of 2020 you are eligible for this course. This course will be a full immersion camp with over 25 hours of classroom instruction. You will be able to put your ASL ‘classroom’ skills to work in a safe environment of learning.

This is a no-voice instruction, allowing for the best learning environment for ASL. In the classroom will be your faculty, Mr. Bass and a camp counselor. You can do it! It is a great chance to gain valuable language skills in a fun environment!

 Week 1 – June 14-19, 2020 (CLOSED)

Forensics

What is Forensic Science? We will understand how it works by looking into cases and techniques to find the true behind it all!  Throughout the week, you’ll learn the basic principles of different forensic science disciplines in a dual online lecture and laboratory at home!, and explore the science and techniques behind the analysis of crime evidence. Come, join the Forensic Program at New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, and have an amazing experience!

Week 1 June 7-12 (FULL) AND

Week 2 June 14-19 (FULL)
(same camp, offered two different weeks)

Shark Camp

Sharks are some of the most fascinating, misunderstood, ecologically important, and threatened animals in the world. In this class, you’ll learn all about the science of sharks and how to protect them. Your Instructor Dr. David Shiffman is excited to share this world with you.

Week 1 - June 7-12, 2020 (CLOSED) or Week 2 - June 14-19, 2020 (CLOSED)

Young Global Entrepreneurs

Calling all Young Global Entrepreneurs! Have you ever seen a problem in your community and wanted to solve it? Do you want to make a difference in the world and bring value to those in it? This hands-on camp is the perfect place for you!

Young Global Entrepreneurs is open to all high school students dreaming about making social impact & uplifting their communities through startups.

June 8 , 9, 10, 2020 (CLOSED)

Camp Details

Camp Details

Supplies: We will be mailing supplies to your home. These supplies are be both academic and recreational that our faculty and SummerUP counselors will be facilitating via online. Campers may receive multiple boxes depending on camp supplies, the week prior to camp.

Direct Instruction

Direct Instruction

Monday – Friday of camp faculty will give instruction for that day’s activities. This will be in the form of pre-recorded video released in the morning and afternoon.

Project time with instructors and mentors

Project time with instructors and mentors

Monday – Friday of camp faculty and mentors will engage in discussion, breakout sessions, Q&A and deeper conversations regarding the daily lessons. This will allow campers to engage either in a classroom setting or in breakout rooms with a smaller group.

Independent project time

Independent project time

Monday– Friday campers will have time to work independently on the camp projects.

Optional Activities

Optional Activities

Monday – Friday of each week there will be opportunities to hear from public leaders to kick of each morning and expert professionals during lunch. Each of these average 15-20 minutes and are pre-recorded.

Co-curricular activities (evening)

Co-curricular activities (evening)

Starting on Sunday afternoon and continuing through Thursday evening of each camp week campers and counselors will ‘hang out’ and do hands on projects together. This would be equivalent to recreation time in our on campus experience. We encourage all campers to take part in these social events.

Faculty and counselors

Faculty and counselors

All campers will have direct contact information for all faculty and counselors for the duration of the camp. All classroom staff will be available throughout the day to answer questions and work with campers. In the off hours, camp counselors will be online hosting hangout recreation sessions. We are dedicated to support all campers. 

University bundle of goodies

University bundle of goodies

All campers receive an awesome ASU SummerUP Shirt and other great SWAG. We will mail this to your home the week prior to camp.

Participants may choose from several academic tracks led by expert faculty from various ASU colleges and schools including:

  • New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
  • Thunderbird School of Global Management