• ASU SummerUp Camps

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


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 sophomore through a senior in high school in the fall of 2019 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. ASU AI4ALL seeks to provide full tuition scholarships to as many students as possible, however all students accepted into the program must pay a $100 registration fee once their application has been accepted.

June 23, 2019 - July 12, 2019 - Grade in Fall of 2019: 10th to 12th grades only


Can you tell the difference between what you see in the Forensics lab on TV and what is real? We will dig in to 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 and join the Forensic Program at New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and have an amazing experience!

June 23 to June 28 - Grade in Fall of 2019: 10th Grade, 11th Grade,12th Grade
July 7 to July 12 -
Grade in Fall of 2019: 8th Grade, 9th Grade

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. *code.org

With that information, how do you want to spend your summer camp? 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!

June 23 to June 28, 2019 - Grade in Fall of 2019: 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Health Ninja Warriors Camp

Do you have an interest in health and wellness? Health is much more than the absence of disease, and we invite you to join us on the journey to becoming a a Health Ninja Warrior! 

Over the course of the week you will obtain skills necessary to tackle today’s health problems by learning strategies of disease prevention for optimal physical and mental health. As a Health Ninja Warrior, you’ll learn to overcome specific health challenges with experts in nutrition, physical activity, mindful meditation, community health, and much more. 

With a team of your peers, you’ll work together to combine strategies to create the ultimate wellness plan! You’ll experience firsthand how health is in everything, from cooking demos and mindful movement classes, to exploring the impact of genetics and the future of personalized medicine, to learning about stress management techniques and the role of sleep in health, to discovering how the arts and nature affect our mind and body. Health Ninja Warrior experts will challenge your concepts of future careers and the importance of team dynamics in health care. Join the College of Nursing and Health Innovation and the College of Health Solutions and become Champion Health Ninja Warriors!

July 7 to July 12, 2019 - Grade in Fall of 2019: 8th Grade, 9th Grade or 10th Grade

A Web of Inquiry: Black Widow Camp

Explore your Spidey senses as we examine the life of the black widow spider. YES, that’s right! In our safe, controlled Black Widow Laboratory you will get up close and personal. We will use the behavior and ecology of these spiders to get a hands-on appreciation for the scientific method in action.  Campers will run their own scientific experiment on black widows during the week and learn how to present their findings! This is the only camp out there where your inner Spiderman(woman) can break loose!

June 23 to June 28, 2019 - Grade in Fall of 2019: 9th to 12th grades

Young Global Entrepreneurs

Calling all Global Entrepreneurs!  Thunderbird For Youth Summer Discovery Camp is the perfect place to learn Global Entrepreneurship and Business Concepts from the team of the #1 School of Management*.

You will implement & practice everything from Global Marketing, Negotiations, Understanding Cross-Cultural Communications to Oral Presentation Skills and Team Collaboration! Your classroom experience will culminate with a spectacular final project based on the concept of a Social Media Platform & Market Influencers! This camp will rock your world!

 * Times Higher Education/ Wall Street Journal 2019

June 23 to June 28, 2019 - Grade in Fall of 2019: 9th to 12th Grades

Board Game Maker Lab camp

Do you love to play board games? Ever thought of how you could make your own?

Students will explore the fundamentals of game design, through the creation of non-digital games in our Maker Lab. Through this process students will spend their time developing collaborative skills and discovering some common elements that are in most games from board games to video games. Discover game mechanics and learn how to take your game from a dream to a reality! Wait till you learn the many career paths available from game design!

 7/7/2019 to 7/12/2019Grade in Fall of 2019: 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade,12th Grade

Design Your Life Through Business

The Business Summer Up Program is your chance to discover what a top business school has to offer in a highly interactive environment while meeting other high school students from all over the country also interested in sharing in this summer experience.  Each session during the program provides important lessons and activities that help students work together as they discover the links between the many different business degrees and careers they have yet to discover.  The possibilities are limitless for those who engage in a summer adventure to see how they can be the future business leaders and innovators of tomorrow.

6/30/2019 to 7/3/2019Grade in Fall of 2019: 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

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

  • W. P. Carey School of Business
  • New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
  • Thunderbird School of Global Management
  • College of Nursing and Health Innovation
  • College of Health Solutions