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Selected California Summer Programs in Math and Science

The programs listed below may not be affiliated with COSMOS or the University of California. They are listed here to provide students with alternative opprtunities to study Math & Science outside of a High School setting. Please contact each program individually with specific questions.  

Academic Summer Camps and Programs 
A variety of summer experiences for students from 4th through 12th grade offered by Education Unlimited. 

Academic Talent Development Program
Through ATDP, UC Berkeley offers challenging and rewarding summer courses for highly motivated students. For over 30 years, this non-residential program has invited students from the Bay Area and all over the world to take stimulating accelerated and enrichment courses in Writing & Literature, Fine Arts, Languages, Computer Science, Math, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences.

Berkeley Foundation for Opportunities in Information Technology’s IT Leadership Program (BFOIT)
BFOIT will offer a two-week program aimed at introducing youth to computer science and the university environment on the UC Berkeley campus. This program focuses on women and members of ethnic groups that are historically underrepresented in the information technology fields. 

Camp Sea Lab
The Mission of Camp SEA Lab is to provide a unique residential educational experience for youth, their families, and their teachers: one fostering life-long excitement, scientific understanding, and inspiring stewards of today for the oceans of tomorrow. 

Chabot Space and Science Center
Chabot Space & Science Center offers camps for young people interested in science and having fun! Chabot’s excellent, hands-on student-centered learning model combines well with the outstanding resources available in the Science Center. 

Johns Hopkins University, Center for Talented Youth (sites in CA, MA, MD, PA, NY)
In CTY's Summer Programs, qualifying students can enjoy three fulfilling and fun weeks learning and (in our residential programs) living in the company of other bright young minds. Students take one course during this time in subjects ranging from writing to computer science, history to mathematics. 

CyberCamps (nationwide)
Courses in Animation, Programming, Robotics, and Video Game Design. 

Earthwatch Institute, Student Challenge Awards Program (SCAP) (worldwide) 
SCAP aims to broaden the horizons and heighten the aspirations of talented young people by exposing them to the frontiers of scientific endeavor. High school students are eligible to apply for this special fellowship program when nominated by a teacher.

iD Tech Camps at UCSC
iD Tech Camps is America's #1 Technology camp. Students ages 7-17 create 2D and 3D Video Games, mod games, design websites, learn programming, robotics, and more. Located at Universities Nationwide including UC Santa Cruz, UC Berkeley, UC Davis and more!!!! 

Lawrence Hall of Science Summer Camps
At Lawrence Hall of Science residential summer camps, the mountains, forests, and seashore become exciting places to explore science in ways not possible inside a classroom. As UC Berkeley’s science museum and center for K–12 education, LHS knows how to combine the best hands-on, inquiry-based environmental education activities with what students love most about summer camp. 

Point Reyes Science Camp
For teenagers 13-16, a six-day Adventure Camp. Teens love this camp because it provides opportunity for social interaction without the social pressure. Highlights of the week include a 4-day backpack trip within the park and a dance on the last night. 

Program Your Future
Program your future (PUF), a non-profit outreach program, aims to raise awareness for women in technology by complimenting San Francisco Bay Area middle school girl's education with programming basics using Appinventor and Scratch, networking skills, and fieldtripcs to local museums and tech companies. PUF also covers topics, including how to write a resume, STEM year-long opportunities, and high school success and leadership. Participants will also interact with and learn from IT and STEM mentors, key note speakers, and participate in mock interviews. The program is supported by Intel, Google, Microsoft, and Northrop Grumman. PUF is hosted at the International Computer Science Institute and the University of California Berkeley. 

Quest Scholars Environmental Science Program
Quest is a five-year long leadership and science education program for talented, low-income youth. Quest begins with a five-week summer residential program on the Stanford campus, and continues through the undergraduate college experience.

Sally Ride Camps
In summer 2004, Sally Ride Science Camps will be held again at Stanford University (Stanford, CA) and Agnes Scott College (Atlanta, GA). These unique, overnight camps provide girls an opportunity to explore science, technology, and engineering while having fun on a college campus.

Science Internship Program (SIP)

Through SIP summer internships, students will grasp the relationships among research tasks, research projects, and broader research programs—not abstractly, but through practical experience working with research mentors and other team members engaged in research project design, the application of accepted methods and best practices, data collection and analysis, and effective communication of research findings.

Life Sciences Summer Institute (LSSI)
The Southern California Biotechnology Center @ Miramar College and the San Diego Workforce Partnership together strive to provide internship experiences for high school and college students


Stanford Medical Youth Science Program Summer Residential Program
The SMYSP Summer Residential Program (SRP) is an annual science- and medicine-based enrichment program open to low-income and ethnically disadvantaged high school sophomores and juniors who live in northern and central California . The program guides 24 ethnically diverse students through a five-week summer program held on Stanford University 's campus. The program bolsters student's science skills while introducing them to a host of health-related careers including physician, medical researcher, pharmacist, etc. In addition, Summer Residential Program participants receive one-on-one and group college admissions counseling, SAT preparation workshops, essay and resume writing guidance, presentation skills and PowerPoint training. Stanford University professors, staff, and medical personnel participate in the program. A full-time staff of ten Stanford undergraduate students directs the program and lives with the SMYSP participants during the five-week program. There is no cost to participants.

Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMAC)
Brings mathematically talented and motivated high-school students from across the United States, and from around the world, to Stanford University for four weeks of serious mathematical pursuits. 

Summer Science Program in Astronomy
Operating since 1959, the Summer Science Program (SSP) is designed for academically gifted students interested in astronomy . Originally housed in Ojai, California, the SSP opens a new phase this year with expansion to a second campus at New Mexico Tech at Socorro, New Mexico.

Summer Camps @ The Tech
These programs allow kids to experience The Tech in a whole new way. Bringing together high-quality lab facilities, engaging curriculum, and personalized instruction, our camps will create a fun and inspiring way for your kids to deepen their interest in science and technology.

Vision Tech Camps

Vision Tech summer tech program is a collaborative learning environment that motivates students to learn new STEM skills and allows them to feel empowered to become the next generation of developers, game designers, coders, entrepreneurs, and engineers

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