As spring blooms into summer, a variety of camps are available at Purdue University Northwest for school-age students during summer break.
PNW’s College of Technology offers a hands-on experience exposing students to cybersecurity fundamentals, robot game design, cyber forensics, ethical hacking and principles key to cybersecurity awareness. There will also be a team competition solving a simulated computer forensics case.
The camp is offered on June 11-15 and June 18-22 for students entering grades 9-12 and will be held at the PNW Hammond Campus.
For information call 219-989-2035 or visit the website.
PNW’s Department of English and the Michigan City Public Library are co-sponsoring the seventh annual SlamCamp for middle school students. The camp provides a full week of writing, art, theater performances, games and fun.
The camp is offered June 18-21 for students entering grades 6-9 and held at the Michigan City Public Library, 100 East 4th Street.
PNW’s School of Engineering and Enbridge are partnering to introduce middle and high school students to fundamental concepts of civil, mechanical, electrical and computer engineering through hands-on, laboratory and classroom experiences.
The camp is offered June 11-15 for students entering grades 6-8, and June 18-22 for students entering grades 9-12 and held on the PNW Hammond Campus.
Forensic Science camp
PNW’s College of Engineering and Sciences gives high school students an opportunity to learn methods and techniques used in forensic science. Fingerprint collection and crime scene processing utilizing cutting-edge virtual reality training will be included among the workshops.
The camp is offered July 9-13 for students entering grades 11 and 12 and held on the PNW Hammond Campus. Tuition, which includes supplies and lunch daily, is $295 per participant. Scholarships are available. Application deadline is Friday, June 22.
For more information contact Daniel Suson, associate dean of the College of Engineering and Sciences by email or via telephone at 219-989-2375.
Camps at Gabis Arboretum
Children ages 6 to 11 can join one or all seven week-long camps starting June 11 offered by Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest, formerly known as Taltree. The 330-acre arboretum, located just west of Valparaiso, transforms into an exciting outdoor classroom. Each camp includes hikes, science projects, games and more. Camp information and registration can be found online.
- Welcome to the wild – June 11-15
- Amazing animals – June 18-22
- What’s in the water – June 25-29
- Wild wonders, big and small – July 9-13
- Growing gardens – July 16-20
- Nature’s inspiration – July 23-27
- Wilderness survival – July 30-August 3
PNW’s athletics department is offering a variety of opportunities for youth and student athletes. Information about all sport camps is available on the website or by calling 219-989-2540.
- Boys day soccer camp for ages 6-18 – June 11-15
- Baseball camp for high school students – June 13
- Men’s residential soccer camp for grades 7-12 – June 19-21
- Softball pitching camp for grades 6-12 – June 19 and June 26
- Girls basketball camp for grades 3-8 – June 25-28
- Girls advanced skills basketball camp for grades 6-12 – June 25-28
- Girls volleyball camp for grades K-8 – July 9-12
- Softball high school camp for grades 9-12 – July 10
- Softball “warm-up” camp for grades 6-8 – July 12
- Softball “Little Leo” kids camp for grades 2-6 – July 16-18
- Girls overnight volleyball camp for grades 7-12 – July 16-19