(UPDATED May 26, 2017): A variety of academic and athletic camps are scheduled at Fresno State this summer that include technology, engineering, design and sports.

Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) summer camps:

  • Summer Academy in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
    (Elementary, middle and high schools students)

Monday, June 19 – Friday, June 23, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Elementary campers will learn key mathematical concepts such as shapes, dimensions, angles and area, in addition to exploring concepts such as volume and surface area, through hands-on projects, activities, real life problems and the use of technology, science and engineering. Middle schools students will learn concepts such as proportions, prospective, area, volume and surface area congruence and similarity through hands-on projects and activities. High school students will learn presentation skills and the use of software for applying to universities. The camp costs $235. Register through the Department of Mathematics. (Camps for grades 4-6 and 6-9 are now full.)


  • Explore Engineering
    (Grades 6-8)
    July 19-23
    Students will learn about the varied aspects of an engineering career. The program focuses on hands-on activities combined with academic lectures that cover various engineering topics such as construction management, electronics and robotics. The program costs $150. Scholarships are available for qualified students. Register online.


  • Computer Exploration
    (Grades 7-12)
    July 17-28
    Campers will learn intermediate level Web programming with HTML, CSS and JavaScript, Android Studio real world, Android App Development XML and Java; introduction to OpenGL Graphics and game development fundamentals. Students will choose from a set of projects and topics matching their interests and backgrounds. Tuition costs $250 and returning students receive a 10 percent discount. Register online.

The Art of Writing Comics: A Writing Camp
(Grades 6-9)
July 17-20, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The workshop combines narrative writing and art in comics for writers and artists. Students will write a memoir in comic form. This genre allows students to develop writing proficiency by lessening stress levels and fostering engagement. The comic memoir also helps students develop visual literacy skills, pairing the consideration of writing choices with design and illustration. In addition to instruction on writing, a portion of the day will focus on learning to draw, which encourages students to think about their writing and story in an abstract way. Instructor Molly Yates, an English teacher at Bullard High School, is a San Joaquin Valley Writing Project teacher consultant who uses comics to inspire deep thinking. The cost is $175 per child (with a $25 fee reduction for siblings). A limited number of scholarships are available for kids who would not be able to participate otherwise. Email Dr. Kathleen Godfrey at kgodfrey@csufresno.edu about scholarships and myatesweber@gmail.com for camp information. Register at http://bit.ly/1Tt1Qab.


Youth Technology Institute
(Grades 1-8)
Session A: July 5-14, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Session B: July 17-21, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Combined session: July 5-21, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
NASA is developing capabilities to send humans to Mars by 2030, and through the Youth Technology Institute in July, students can explore the challenges of life on the red planet. Students will participate in two 90-minute classes each day and learn about the applied sciences of a journey through space while also having fun with hands-on activities. There is a limit of 20 students per class. Single sessions cost $25 while the combined session costs $40. The Youth Technology Institute is part of the Office of Community Based Learning and is sponsored by the Kremen School of Education and Human Development at Fresno State. For more information and registration, contact Pahoua Lee at cbl@csufresno.edu.


Sports Science Camp

(High school students from Fresno Unified School District – registration is closed)

Session runs June 12-16.

Hosted by the Department of Kinesiology and the Central California Sports Science Institute at Fresno State, the Sports Science Camp is a week-long immersive program where students will actively learn about careers in Kinesiology through hands-on experiences in physical education, exercise sciences, athletic training and sports psychology. For more information contact Dr. Luke Pryor at lukepryor@csufresno.edu or 559.278.2990.

NOTE: the Kids Invent Lyles Center Camps (K-6) are not being offered this year: http://fresnostate.edu/academics/kidsinventca/



Men’s Basketball Camps
Session 1: June 12-15 (boys and girls, ages 6-17)
Session 2: June 26-29 (boys and girls, ages 6-17)
Session 3: July 31-Aug. 3 (boys and girls from age 6 to children entering sixth grade)
The Fresno State men’s basketball program will host three youth summer camps sessions. Campers will receive T-shirts and will improve and refine the fundamental skills of shooting, ball handling, passing and defense in a fun and exciting environment. The cost is $170 per camper if paid in full one week prior to the session, or $190 per camper after that deadline. For more information contact Fresno State men’s basketball special assistant Brandon Wiesemann at bwiesemann@csufresno.edu or 559.278.1789. Register at Camps and Clinics.

Women’s Basketball Camps
The Fresno State women’s basketball program summer camp series will consist of five camps and clinics: Skills Camp June 19-21; Little Dogs Camp June 19-21; Team Camp (varsity and JV) June 23-25; Elite Camp for high school athletes Aug. 12; and Coaches Clinic Aug. 12. Register at Camps and Clinics.

Volleyball Camps
The Fresno State women’s volleyball camps will be held for children ages 7-18; the Lil’ Dogs Beginners Camp (ages 7-12) will be on July 23; the Fundamental Skills Camp (ages 12-18) will be July 24-27; and the Advanced Position Camp will be from July 28-30. Register at Camps and Clinics.

Swimming and Diving Camps
The Fresno State swimming and diving program will host two Learn-to-Swim clinics designed to teach children 3 years and up the fundamentals of swimming and diving. The swimming and diving clinics consist of two sessions. Session 1: May 30-June 8; Session 2: June 12-22 . The cost is $130 per diver/swimmier. To register for swim lessons contact Fresno State assistant swim coach Anthony Randall at arandall@csufresno.edu or 559.278.4333. To register for diving lessons contact Fresno State head diving coach Taryn Patrick at tpatrick@csufresno.edu or 559.278.5102. Information can be found online Camps and Clinics.

Softball (Advanced and Youth Camp)

These two camps are hosted by the Fresno State Softball Program at the Margie Wright Diamond on campus. The advanced camp is for athletes 13 years or older from 4-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 14 and costs $115 per athlete. Registration begins at 3:30 p.m. The youth camp is for athletes ages 8-12 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 15. The fee is $75 per camper and registration begins at 4:30 p.m. For more information, contact assistant coach Jodie Cox at 559.321.3220 or jodiec@csufresno.edu or visit Camps and Clinics.


Women’s Lacrosse Camps

The Fresno State Women’s Lacrosse Program will host a three-day summer camp June 30-July 2 for girls in grades 7-12. Campers have the option to stay in Fresno State residence halls during the camp. The fee is $520 (including all meals) for overnight campers and $375 for day campers (cost includes lunch and dinner). For more information and registration contact Fresno State assistant coach Brice Queener at bqueener@csufresno.edu or visit Camps and Clinics.


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