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.
Currently, some of our partners have postponed their support. The camps affected are now rescheduled for summer 2021 as indicated below.
Meanwhile, we continue to anticipate hosting traditional in-person camps. But our teams and partners are actively planning how to transition summer camps to virtual, remote sessions should public health officials continue to recommend social distancing. While this would be a disappointment to both our campers and staff, we want to continue to offer interesting and valuable learning experiences to our campers.  FAQ page  |  Latest ASU updates  | 

Join other high school students for an overnight, weeklong summer enrichment experience on Arizona State University’s West campus.

At ASU SummerUp Camps, you will have the opportunity to live and dine on campus, and experience life as a college student — This is a great way to up your skills and challenge yourself academically, while becoming a more competitive college applicant.

For the week students will stay on campus with 24 hour supervised staff, living in our beautiful facilities. They will have recreational activities planned in our Sun Devil Fitness Center, learning opportunities in a fun environment, causal hangouts after dinner in our eating areas and a chance to get the full experience of summer camp, minus the mosquitos and bug bites!


ASU's SummerUp 2019 Camps


Can you tell the difference between what you see in the Forensics lab on TV and what is real? We will dig into cases and techniques to find the true science behind it all!  Throughout the week, you’ll learn the basic principles of different forensic science disciplines in a dual lecture and laboratory or field setting, and explore the science and techniques behind the identification of crime evidence as it is performed in real crime cases. Come, join the Forensic Program at New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, and have an amazing experience!

Week 1 June 7-12
Week 2 June 14-19
(same camp, offered two different weeks)

Veterinary Science Exploration

Love animals? Thinking you might want to be a veterinarian or veterinary technician in the future? Maybe you just love volunteering and working with animals and are looking for ways to learn how to be more in tune with them. This camp is the place to be this summer. 

Week 2 – June 14 – 19, 2020


Health Pioneers

Interested in learning how to impact in the health of your community, through action?  Eighth to 11th grade students explore pressing global health challenges as they re-imagine the future of health and health care.

This summer Health Pioneers take on the Zero Hunger challenge, as they investigate strategies to end hunger and learn how to help the world achieve food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. They will collaborate with experts within the College of Health Solutions, the School of Sustainability, Edson College of Nursing & Health Innovation, and Saint Mary’s Food Bank as they research and develop their own sustainable health solutions.

Local volunteering, interactive labs, and enrollment into a post camp mentoring program elevate this to a fun and challenging experience you will not want to miss.

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 year 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 program, allowing for the best learning environment for ASL. In the classroom will be your faculty, Mr. Bass and high school peers who are all deaf.

Week 1 – June 7-12, 2020

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.

Week 1 – June 7-12, 2020

Coding camp

There are 494,001 open computing jobs nationwide and only 49,291 computer science students graduated into the workforce last year. Of all new jobs in STEM, 58% are in computing. With that computer science major, they can earn 40% more than the college average. *

With that information, how do you want to spend your summer? Get a head start at Arizona State University learning introductory curriculum of programming, coding and computer sciences.  All campers will engage in computer programming and software development via a combination of hands-on projects, programming hackathons, game development, and real-world problem solving. Jump in – now’s the time!

Week 1 June 7-12
Week 2 June 14-19
(same camp, offered two different weeks)

CompuGirls: Cybersecurity Warriors

Calling Cyber Warriors. With the high demand for talent in the field of cybersecurity and up to 1 million available jobs, we need you to be a cyber warrior. If you are interested in learning about ethical hacking, cryptography, social engineering, and more, come join us for a week of cybersecurity training.  You will have the opportunity to gain “hands-on” experience in the U.S. Cyber Range, so you can put your new skills to the test.  This camp is for girls only.

*completion of Algebra strongly recommended 


· This camp has been moved to Summer of 2021

· Please check back in January of 2021 for open applications


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
Deadline extended until April 15, 2020.

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

  • New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
  • College of Nursing and Health Innovation
  • College of Health Solutions