Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19, Kent State has made the difficult decision to cancel all camps on campus through July 4. Decisions will be made within the next few weeks regarding camps that begin after July 4. 

Stay up-to-date with official notifications related to COVID-19 through the Kent State coronavirus web page

Welcome to Summer Source

Your one-stop shop for summer programming at Kent State University. 

Each year Kent State University hosts a variety of programs during the summer which are of great value to our local community and beyond. These programs are managed through offices and academic departments across campus and target current Kent State students, youth, senior citizens, and everyone in between. 

If you have questions about a specific program, please contact the department or department coordinator provided under the program listing.

If you have general questions about summer programming at Kent State, please contact the Office of Continuing and Distance Education at 330-672-3100 or continuinged@kent.edu

Academic
Academic S.T.A.R.S. (Freshman)

Academic S.T.A.R.S. (Students Achieving and Reaching for Success) is a cultural transition and retention program designed for newly admitted African-American, Latinx American, Hispanic, Native American and Multiracial freshmen. The program helps to prepare students to achieve academic success, enrich their college experience and explore their cultural heritage. As a result of participating in the program, we hope students will: develop academic, personal, professional and social skills, establish a community with peers, faculty, and staff at Kent State University,  and enrich their cultural identity and self-awareness. Students selected to this program will receive two classes at the university level, plus meals and lodging during the six weeks of the program.

Dates: May 31 - July 17, 2020 (Application period has passed) 
Program Cost: The program is free with the exception of covering the administrative fee of approximately $100. 
Find Additional Information Here 
For additional info, contact: The Student Multicultural Center at 330-672- 3560 or STUDENT_MULTICULTURAL_CENTER@kent.edu

Bridges Summer Program (Incoming First-Year Students)

The Bridges Summer Program in the College of Education, Health and Human Services (EHHS) is an exciting opportunity designed to prepare incoming first-year students from historically under-represented groups for college. 

Dates: 5 week program; dates TBD
Program Cost: free
Request Additional Information Here 
For additional info, contact: The Office of Diversity Outreach and Development at 330-672-2537 or ehhsdiversity@kent.edu

Credit Workshops (Undergraduate, Graduate, Transfer, and Non-Kent State Students) 

The Office of Continuing and Distance Education offers a variety of workshops in education, art education and other areas. Credit workshops, like for-credit continuing education courses, meet university and Ohio Board of Regents standards for contact hours and out-of-class time and adhere to the cost per credit hour set by the University Board of Trustees.

Dates: Summer 2020
Cost: Varies depending on workshop
Find More Information on Credit Workshops Here 
For additional info, contact: The Office of Continuing and Distance Education at 330-672-3100 or continuinged@kent.edu

Florence Summer Institute (Undergraduate, Graduate, and Guest Students)

Note: University-sponsored travel – domestic and international – remains suspended until further notice. Read more

Apply today for the Kent State Florence International Institute program.  

Dates: Canceled for Summer 2020
Time: All Day
Cost: Tuition and Additional Fees
Location: Florence, Italy 
Register Here for Florence Summer Institute 
For additional info, contact: Kristina Spangler, Education Abroad Advisor at kspangl6@kent.edu 

Geneva Summer Program (Undergraduate, Graduate, and Guest Students)

Note: University-sponsored travel – domestic and international – remains suspended until further notice.Read more.

Kent State University has been educating students in Geneva for more than 30 years. Continuing this rich tradition, Kent State, in partnership with Webster University, offers this exciting summer program in the heart of Geneva, Switzerland. Participants will experience an enriching academic and cultural setting for the 7-week summer program, as well as have the opportunity for independent travel around Europe.

Dates: Canceled for Summer 2020
Time: All Day
Cost: Program Fees
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Register Here for Geneva Summer Program 
For additional info, contact: Kristina Spangler, Education Abroad Advisor at kspangl6@kent.edu 

Geology - Summer Field Camp (Undergraduate and Graduate Students)

The fundamental purpose of this course is to teach geology in the field. Because geology in the field involves creation and interpretation of geologic maps, various field techniques are introduced in this course as necessary for the map-making exercises. Scholarships are available. 

Dates: Canceled for Summer 2020
Time: All Day
Cost: Tuition Fees
Location: Black Hills, South Dakota and adjacent parts of Wyoming
More Information for Summer Field Camp
For additional info, contact: Dr. David B. Hacker, Director, Geology Summer Field Camp, Kent State University at 330-672-7883 or dhacker@kent.edu or the Department of Geology Secretary at 330-672-2680. 

Kupita/Transiciones (Undergraduate Students)

Kupita/Transiciones (K/T) is a free four-day cultural orientation and year-long mentoring program for newly admitted and transfer African American, Latino American, Native American and Multiracial students. Spanning over the four-days, students will engage in activities to learn how to successfully navigate their college career by focusing on the cultural and social climate of Kent State University. 

Dates: 2020 (Registration opens on June 3, 2020)
Program Cost: Free
Find Additional Information Here
For additional info, contact: The Student Multicultural Center at 330-672- 3560 or STUDENT_MULTICULTURAL_CENTER @kent.edu

Porthouse College Academy (Prospective BFA Students) 

The Porthouse College Academy is designed for students who have been accepted or wish to be accepted into Kent State's BFA Musical Theatre program. Participants can earn up to 6 credit hours towards their degree and get a jump-start on their musical theatre experience at Kent State.

Dates: Canceled for Summer 2020
Find More Information Here for The Porthouse College Academy 
For additional info, contact: Jennifer Korecki, Coordinator, Porthouse Academy at jkoreck1@kent.edu 

Porthouse International Academy (International Students) 

Founded in 2015, the Porthouse International Academy is an opportunity for international students to experience the workings of a professional American theatre and take theatre classes for college credit. The International Academy runs concurrently with the Porthouse College Academy. Throughout the three-week program, students will experience life on an American college campus, take classes in dance, acting and voice, and observe rehearsals of Porthouse Theatre's production of The Music Man

Dates: Canceled for Summer 2020
Find More Information Here for The Porthouse International Academy 
For additional info, contact: Jakyung Seo, Coordinator, Porthouse International Academy at 330-672-2055 or jseo1@kent.edu 

Summer Advantage (Undergraduate Students)

Summer Advantage is an educational journey based on Career Exploration, Success Coaching and Academic Coursework. The program is designed to assist underrepresented students to graduate in four years and envision a path for the future by building a support network of peers and professional staff. All undergraduate underrepresented students are encouraged to apply!

Dates: June 1 - July 10, 2020 (Application dates - February 1 - 29, 2020) 
Find Additional Information Here 
For additional info, contact: Academic Diversity Outreach at 330-672-1837 or uc-ado@kent.edu

Summer Writing Commons 

Summer Writing Commons are available online (12pm-4pm) Monday through Thursday, from June 4-July 29 for Summer I and II. Schedule an Appointment to schedule an email, text chat, or video conference session with a tutor.

Dates: June 4 - July 29, 2020
Cost: $225
Location: Online
For additional info, contact: writing@kent.edu

Senior Guest Program (Ohio residents Age 60 years+) 

The Senior Guest Program at Kent State University allows Ohio residents age 60 years and older to attend regular university on-campus classes tuition-free on a space-available basis.

Dates: Summer 2020
Cost: Senior Guests are responsible for the payment of special course fees covering materials and supplies as well as the $12 per credit hour distance learning fee assessed for all online courses.
Find More Information on the Senior Guest Program and Class Schedules Here 
For additional info, contact: The Office of Continuing and Distance Education at 330-672-2002 or continuinged@kent.edu

Summer Sessions (Undergraduate, Graduate, and Transfer Students) 

Due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus (COVID19), Kent State University will continue with our robust summer offerings during Intersession (May 14-June 3), Summer I (June 4-July 8) and Summer II (June 4-July 29) by remote instruction only. Kent State University is committed to keeping our students, faculty, and staff safe and healthy.

Whether you are a current Kent State student or attend a different college, Summer Sessions at Kent State are a great way to catch up and get ahead. Hundreds of summer classes are available—including many you can take online. See how far you can advance – when you see yourself at Kent State this summer!

Dates: Intersession: May 14-June 3, 2020 (Duration: 3 weeks); Summer I: June 4-July 8, 2020 (Duration: 5 weeks); Summer II: June 4-July 29, 2020 (Duration: 8 weeks); Summer III: July 9-August 12, 2020 (Duration: 5 weeks) 
Cost: Varies depending on class
Find More Information on Summer Sessions and Class Schedules Here 
For additional info, contact: Marilyn Bokrass, Outreach Program Director at 330-672-8658 or summer@kent.edu

Art & Performing Arts
Kent/Blossom Music Festival (All Ages)

The Kent/Blossom Music Festival is open to musicians of all ages, ranging from talented high school conservatory students to post-doctoral professionals. 

Dates: Canceled for Summer 2020. Program will be rescheduled for Summer 2021. 
Time: All Day
More Information on Kent/Blossom Music Festival

Jump Right In: Recorder (Instrumental, General, and Vocal Educators of all levels)

All Music Education programs have been canceled for Summer 2020. However, please check back for Summer 2021 dates. Stay up-to-date with official notifications related to COVID-19 through the Kent State coronavirus web page.

An accessible aural-skills approach to music instruction that progresses sequentially to performing, reading, and writing music with comprehension. The workshop is appropriate for instrumental, general, and vocal educators at all levels, and features the 2020 revision of The Instrumental Series for Recorder. 

Dates: Canceled for Summer 2020
Register Here for Jump Right In

For program specific inquiries, contact Dr. Herbert Marshall at hmarsha6@kent.edu

For registration inquiries, contact Judi Cash at jcash11@kent.edu or 330-672-8670.

Methods in Rock Band and Pedagogy (Undergraduate students)

All Music Education programs have been canceled for Summer 2020. However, please check back for Summer 2021 dates. Stay up-to-date with official notifications related to COVID-19 through the Kent State coronavirus web page.

Experience performing as a member of a rock band while examining the pedagogy of this type of ensemble. Workshop participants will learn techniques for coaching rock ensembles in the K-12 environment including selecting repertoires and equipment, amplifying instruments, and recording/editing performances. 

Dates: Canceled for Summer 2020
Register Here for Methods in Rock Band and Pedagogy

For program specific inquiries, contact Dr. Jay Dorfman at jdorfma@kent.edu.

For registration inquiries, contact Judi Cash at jcash11@kent.edu or 330-672-8670.

Orff-Schulwerk Teacher Education (Educators)

All Music Education programs have been canceled for Summer 2020. However, please check back for Summer 2021 dates. Stay up-to-date with official notifications related to COVID-19 through the Kent State coronavirus web page.

Level 1 - Develop Orff-Schulwerk principles and techniques through instruction in recorder, pitched and unpitched percussion, singing, movement, and Orff process. The workshop is appropriate for all educators with a music degree.

Level 3 - Develop Orff-Schulwerk principles and techniques through instruction in recorder, pitched and unpitched percussion, singing, movement, and Orff process. The workshop is appropriate for all educators who have completed levels I and II at AOSA-approved institutions. 

Dates: Canceled for Summer 2020
Register Here for Orff-Schulwerk

For program specific inquiries, contact Dr. Herbert Marshall at hmarsha6@kent.edu

For registration inquiries, contact Judi Cash at jcash11@kent.edu or 330-672-8670.

Porthouse High School Academy Shadow Program (High School Students)

Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University's summer professional theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, is providing High School students with a unique and exciting opportunity to shadow members of Porthouse's professional company during our 52nd Season in the summer of 2020. 

The Porthouse High School Academy Shadow Program is an exclusive opportunity that allows students to participate in live theatre as it happens and provides the in-depth learning that comes from a student/mentor educational model. During their academy experience, students will choose a week between May 26 and July 26 to shadow a professional in one of the following areas: directing, lighting, acting, sound, scenic, management, music direction, or costuming. 

Dates: Canceled for Summer 2020. Program will be rescheduled for Summer 2021. 
Find More Information Here for The Porthouse High School Academy Shadow Program
For additional info, contact: Jennifer Korecki, Coordinator, Porthouse Academy at jkoreck1@kent.edu

Porthouse College Academy (Prospective BFA Students) 

The Porthouse College Academy is designed for students who have been accepted or wish to be accepted into Kent State's BFA Musical Theatre program. Participants can earn up to 6 credit hours towards their degree and get a jump start on their musical theatre experience at Kent State.

Dates: Canceled for Summer 2020. Program will be rescheduled for Summer 2021. 
Find More Information Here for The Porthouse College Academy 
For additional info, contact: Jennifer Korecki, Coordinator, Porthouse Academy at jkoreck1@kent.edu 

Porthouse International Academy (International Students) 

Founded in 2015, the Porthouse International Academy is an opportunity for international students to experience the workings of a professional American theatre and take theatre classes for college credit. The International Academy runs concurrently with the Porthouse College Academy. Throughout the three-week program, students will experience life on an American college campus, take classes in dance, acting, and voice, and observe rehearsals of Porthouse Theatre's production of The Music Man

Dates: Canceled for Summer 2020. Program will be rescheduled for Summer 2021. 
Find More Information Here for The Porthouse International Academy 
For additional info, contact: Jakyung Seo, Coordinator, Porthouse International Academy at 330-672-2055 or jseo1@kent.edu 

Summer Fashion Academy (Students 16-18 years old)

The academy is a one-week program that introduces high school students to key areas in fashion design and merchandising. The Summer Fashion Academy will allow creative, motivated teens to explore their passion for fashion in a pre-college, summer residence program. Our mission is to inspire creative and resourceful fashion leaders.

Dates: Canceled for Summer 2020
Cost: $1,500 
Find More Information for Summer Fashion Academy 
For additional info, contact: The Fashion School at 330-672-3010 or fashionschoolacademy@kent.edu

Athletics & Recreation
Kent State Recreational Services Youth Programming (All Ages)

The Department of Recreational Services is proud to offer a variety of youth programming for Future Flashes of all ages! Our signature program, PEAK Summer Camp, features nine weeks of summer fun for kids ages 6 to 15. Learn to Skate/Learn to Play Hockey and Learn to Swim lessons are offered year-round. We also offer a youth swim team, Golden Splashes, for more advanced swimmers. Recreational Services provides a great way for kids to earn physical activity credit with our Home School Gym and Swim program. Additional programs throughout the year include fitness classes, sport prep clinics and more! Check back often for new program offerings and information about special events for kids and families.

Dates: TBD (due to COVID19)
Time: Varies depending on activity
Register Here for Youth Programming (Select your activity)
For additional info, contact: Greg Bailey, Assistant Director, Recreational Services at 330-672-0463 or gbailey@kent.edu

Kent State Sports Camps (All Ages)

Kent State Intercollegiate Athletics Sports Camps provide opportunities for athletes of all ages to develop their skills in a fun, sportsmanlike environment. In addition to fundamental instruction, campers will be exposed to sport specific strategies and will have the chance to meet new people. Sports include baseball, cheerleading, field hockey, football, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, baseball, soccer, softball, track, volleyball, wrestling, and more. 

Dates: Varies depending on sport
Time: Varies depending on sport
Register Here for Kent State Sports Camps (Select your individual sport)

Peak Summer Camps (Ages 6-15)

Welcome to the 20th year of PEAK Summer Camp! The Department of Recreational Services at Kent State University is excited to offer our weekly themed camps for the 20th consecutive year. PEAK Summer Camp is designed for children 6 - 15 years of age. PEAK Summer Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association.

Each session is facilitated by highly motivated and energetic students and professionals. All camp counselors are certified in American Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. Activities change weekly based on the theme, but the camp follows a similar structure each week; there is also swimming every day. Lunch, snacks and a t-shirt are provided.

For our 20th year, we have revamped our Counselor-In-Training Program and have created Teen Camp. Teen Camp is available for campers who are beginning the 7th grade and above. The Counselor -In-Training Program is available to those campers age 12 and above.

Dates: June 1 - August 7 (nine weeks total, sign up for any number of weeks) (no camps during June 28 - July 3 due to the July 4th holiday) 
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; before care 7:30 - 9 a.m. and after care 4 - 5:30 p.m. options are available
Register Here for Peak Summer Camps -- Registration has been Delayed until Further Notice
For additional info, contact: Greg Bailey, PEAK Camp Director at 330-672-0463 or gbailey@kent.edu

Language Arts
Camp Read-A-Lot (Grades 1-6) 

The Kent State University (KSU) Summer Clinical Practicum in Corrective Reading intervention program, aka Camp Read-A-Lot, has a strong record of improving student achievement in literacy while also assisting graduate students (already certified teachers) in strengthening and refining their instructional practices in the language arts. The program begins with an assessment of each child's literacy strengths and needs. At the conclusion of the program, the teachers write a letter to share pre- and post-assessment results and to provide specific recommendations for home and school. 

Dates: Dates TBD; Due to COVID-19, discussions are underway regarding Camp Read-A-Lot, but no decisions have been made to date. Once a decision has been made, information will be posted here.
Time: All Day
Cost: $160
Location: Kent State University, Reading & Writing Center, White Hall
Register Here for Camp Read-A-Lot 
For additional info, contact: Sherry Ernsberger, Special Assistant, at 330-672-0622 or sernsber@kent.edu

Foreign Language Academy (Ohio High School Students) 

If you are an Ohio high school student, the Regents STARTALK Foreign Language Academy is an opportunity for you to start on your way to advanced-level proficiency in the critical-need languages of Chinese and Russian. Talk to your parents and guidance counselor about this unique opportunity and apply to the Regents STARTALK Foreign Language Academy at Kent State University!

The KSU STARTALK Foreign Language Academy for 2020-2021 will not be offered. 

For questions, contact: The Department of Modern & Classical Language Studies, at 330-672-2150 or mcls@kent.edu 

Regents STARTALK Foreign Language Academy (High school students) 

If you are an Ohio high school student, the Regents STARTALK Foreign Language Academy is an opportunity for you to start on your way to advanced-level proficiency in the critical-need languages of Chinese and Russian. Talk to your parents and guidance counselor about this unique opportunity and apply to the Regents STARTALK Foreign Language Academy at Kent State University!

Dates: TBD
Register Here for Foreign Language Academy 
For additional info, contact: The Department of Modern & Classical Language Studies at 330-672-2150 or mcls@kent.edu

Summer Writing Commons 

Summer Writing Commons are available online (12pm-4pm) Monday through Thursday, from June 4-July 29 for Summer I and II. Schedule an Appointment to schedule an email, text chat, or video conference session with a tutor.

Dates: June 4 - July 29, 2020
Cost: $225
Location: Online
For additional info, contact: writing@kent.edu

Wick Juniors Summer Camp (Grades 3-12) 

In partnership with the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center, students entering grades 3 through 12 will experience one day with the Wick Poetry Center teachers at Kent State University. Additionally, students will continue their experience with Wick teachers during a three-night, four-day stay at the Environmental Education Center (EEC) in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.  Through guided hikes, pond dips, and more, the young writers will explore how the natural world influences our writing. A culminating reading will follow at the Wick Poetry Center’s Poetry Park. The registration fee covers all expenses, including meals and lodging at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Additionally, the young writers will receive a bag, notebook, and pencils.  

Dates: July 22 - July 26, 2020 (Registration Open)
Cost: $225
Location: Kent State University, Reading & Writing Center, White Hall
Register Here for Wick Juniors Summer Camp 
For additional info, contact: wickjuniors@kent.edu

Science/Technology/Engineering/ Mathematics (STEM)
Aeronautics Careers Education Academy (A.C.E. Academy) (High School Students)

The Aeronautics Careers Education Academy is designed to allow high school students to experience facilities rarely open to the public. In a partnership with the Six District Educational Compact, this annual week-long program for 25 students entering grades 10-12 exposes students to a wide variety of career opportunities in the fields of aeronautics and aerospace engineering, including Air Traffic Control (ATC), professional pilot, aviation management, and aeronautical engineering.

Dates: Canceled for Summer 2020 (More information here)
Time: All Day
Cost: Tuition cost is $250 for Six District Educational Compact students (students in the Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Kent, Stow-Munroe Falls, Tallmadge, Woodridge School Districts) and $300 for non-Compact students
Register Here for A.C.E. Academy Payment can be made online or via check. 
For additional info, contact: The College of Aeronautics and Engineering at 330-672-2892 or cae@kent.edu

AT&T Classroom Technology & Innovation Camps (Grades 1-8)

Join virtually during Summer 2020 to explore tools for computing, robotics, & design. 

The AT&T Classroom Technology & Innovation Camps offer children hands-on opportunities to explore design and innovation through various technologies including robotics, drones, 3D modeling, circuits, augmented/virtual reality, and more. Camps include (by age):

Hands of Gratitude Virtual FLASHanthropy Camp 
Date: Self-paced from June 15- August 14

Programming with Scratch 
Date: June 15-19, 2020 from 11am-12pm

Introduction to JavaScript with Bitsbox
Date: June 22-26, 2020 from 9-10am

Video Game Design with RPG Maker MV
Date: July 6-10, 2020 from 9-10am

Robotics & Engineering with LEGO WeDo 2.0
Date: July 13-17, 2020 from 9-10am

Girls 4STEAM: Chic to be Geek!
Date: July 20-24, 2020 from 9:30-10:30am.

Design Thinking with 3D Modeling & Printing
Date: July 27-31, 2020 from 9-10am


Cost: Varies by camp
Register Here for Summer Technology Camps
For additional info, contact:rcet@kent.edu

FANUC Robot Training (Undergraduate Students)

Kent State University is a FANUC Authorized Certified Education Training Facility that is able to provide training to students enrolled in academic programs as well as industry representatives. FANUC certified professors conduct all training at Kent State and are committed to providing the best learning experience.  

Dates: Oct. 15-18, 2020
Location: Room 028, Aeronautics and Technology Building, Kent State University 
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $1,935 (includes online modules followed by four days in-person; as well as, textbook and laboratory manual provided) 
Register Here for FANUC Robot Training  
For additional info, contact: Jackie Ruller at 330-672-7064 or jruller@kent.edu

Girls Geared for Engineering Camp (Middle School Students)

From the Kent State College of Aeronautics and Engineering, campers experience aerospace engineering and mechatronics, the integration of mechanical, electrical, computer, and systems engineering, on the Kent State University campus in this multi-disciplinary, week-long day camp. Campers will also take part in fun and challenging engineering projects and activities, such as flying mini-drones and launching a rocket. Campers will explore career opportunities during site visits to two well-known companies. 

Dates: June 8 - 12, 2020 (Registration deadline is May 25, 2020)
Time: All Day
Cost: $75
Register Here for Girls Geared for Engineering Camp
For additional info, contact: Liz Porter at 330-672-4449 or eporte11@kent.edu

STEAM Camp (Children 3-5 years)

Housed within Kent State University's Child Development Center, these early learning summer camps are for children ages 3, 4, and 5. 

Dates: June 8 - August 19, 2020
Time: 9:00 a.m. - noon with an option of before/after care 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
Cost: $153 KSU/CDC affiliated; $165 not affiliated (enrollment is limited) 
Steam Camp Registration Coming Soon
For additional info, contact: Pam Hutchins, M.Ed, Child Development Center at phutchin@kent.edu

Upward Bound Summer Institute (9th & 10th grade students)

The Kent State University Upward Bound Classic Program has been in existence since 1971 between the Kent State University, Barberton, Warren G. Harding, John R. Buchtel (Akron) High Schools, and those communities to promote college readiness and success. The Summer Institute is a six-week residential program on the Kent State University campus. Students attend targeted classes in the fields of math, business, language, science, and electives. Students participate in intensive hands-on learning experiences and field trips. Students engage in social and cultural activities designed to provide a holistic learning experience.

Dates: Summer 2020
Find More Information for Upward Bound Here 
For additional info, contact: The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at 330-672-2920 or diversity@kent.edu 

Travel

Note: University-sponsored travel – domestic and international – remains suspended until further notice. Read more

Stay up-to-date with official notifications related to COVID-19 through the Kent State coronavirus web page.

Florence Summer Institute (Undergraduate, Graduate, and Guest Students)

Apply today for the Kent State Florence Summer Institute program. 

Dates: TBD
Time: All Day
Cost: Tuition Fees
Location: Florence, Italy 
Register Here for Florence Summer Institute 
For additional info, contact: Kristina Spangler, Education Abroad Advisor at kspangl6@kent.edu 

Geneva Summer Program (Undergraduate, Graduate, and Guest Students)

Kent State University has been educating students in Geneva for more than 30 years. Continuing this rich tradition, Kent State in partnership with Webster University offers this exciting summer program in the heart of Geneva, Switzerland. Participants will experience an enriching academic and cultural setting for the 7-week summer program, as well as have the opportunity for independent travel around Europe.

Dates: TBD
Time: All Day
Cost: Program Fees
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Register Here for Geneva Summer Program 
For additional info, contact: Kristina Spangler, Education Abroad Advisor at kspangl6@kent.edu 

Geology - Summer Field Camp (Undergraduate and Graduate Students)

The fundamental purpose of this course is to teach geology in the field. Because geology in the field involves creation and interpretation of geologic maps, various field techniques are introduced in this course as necessary for the map-making exercises. Scholarships are available. 

Dates: TBD
Time: All Day
Cost: Tuition Fees
Location: Black Hills, South Dakota and adjacent parts of Wyoming
Register Here for Summer Field Camp 
For additional info, contact: Dr. David B. Hacker, Director, Geology Summer Field Camp, Kent State University at 330-672-7883 or dhacker@kent.edu or the Department of Geology Secretary at 330-672-2680. 

Youth
Aeronautics Careers Education Academy (A.C.E. Academy) (High School Students)

The Aeronautics Careers Education Academy is designed to allow high school students to experience facilities rarely open to the public. In a partnership with the Six District Educational Compact, this annual week-long program for 25 students entering grades 10-12 exposes students to a wide variety of career opportunities in the fields of aeronautics and aerospace engineering, including Air Traffic Control (ATC), professional pilot, aviation management, and aeronautical engineering.

Dates: Canceled for Summer 2020 
Time: All Day
Cost: Tuition cost is $250 for Six District Educational Compact students (students in the Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Kent, Stow-Munroe Falls, Tallmadge, Woodridge School Districts) and $300 for non-Compact students
Register Here for A.C.E. Academy Payment can be made online or via check. 
For additional info, contact: The College of Aeronautics and Engineering at 330-672-2892 or cae@kent.edu

Camp Read-A-Lot (Grades 1-6) 

Due to COVID-19, discussions are underway regarding Camp Read-A-Lot, but no decisions have been made to date. Once a decision has been made, information will be posted here

The Kent State University (KSU) Summer Clinical Practicum in Corrective Reading intervention program, aka Camp Read-A-Lot, has a strong record of improving student achievement in literacy while also assisting graduate students (already certified teachers) in strengthening and refining their instructional practices in the language arts. The program begins with an assessment of each child's literacy strengths and needs. At the conclusion of the program, the teachers write a letter to share pre- and post-assessment results and to provide specific recommendations for home and school. 

Dates: Dates TBD
Time: All Day
Cost: $160
Location: Kent State University, Reading & Writing Center, White Hall
Register Here for Camp Read-A-Lot 
For additional info, contact: Sherry Ernsberger, Special Assistant, at 330-672-0622 or sernsber@kent.edu

Foreign Language Academy (Ohio High School Students) 

If you are an Ohio high school student, the Regents STARTALK Foreign Language Academy is an opportunity for you to start on your way to advanced-level proficiency in the critical-need languages of Chinese and Russian. Talk to your parents and guidance counselor about this unique opportunity and apply to the Regents STARTALK Foreign Language Academy at Kent State University!

The KSU STARTALK Foreign Language Academy for 2020-2021 will not be offered.

For questions, contact: The Department of Modern & Classical Language Studies, at 330-672-2150 or mcls@kent.edu 

Girls Geared for Engineering Camp (Middle School Students)

From the Kent State College of Aeronautics and Engineering, campers experience aerospace engineering and mechatronics, the integration of mechanical, electrical, computer, and systems engineering, on the Kent State University campus in this multi-disciplinary, week-long day camp. Campers will also take part in fun and challenging engineering projects and activities, such as flying mini-drones and launching a rocket. Campers will explore career opportunities during site visits to two well-known companies. 

Dates: June 8 - 12, 2020 (Registration deadline is May 25, 2020)
Time: All Day
Cost: $75
Register Here for Girls Geared for Engineering Camp
For additional info, contact: Liz Porter at 330-672-4449 or eporte11@kent.edu

Kent State Recreational Services Youth Programming (All Ages)

The Department of Recreational Services is proud to offer a variety of youth programming for Future Flashes of all ages! Our signature program, PEAK Summer Camp, features nine weeks of summer fun for kids ages 6 to 15. Learn to Skate/Learn to Play Hockey and Learn to Swim lessons are offered year-round. We also offer a youth swim team, Golden Splashes, for more advanced swimmers. Recreational Services provides a great way for kids to earn physical activity credit with our Home School Gym and Swim program. Additional programs throughout the year include fitness classes, sport prep clinics and more! Check back often for new program offerings and information about special events for kids and families.

Dates: Varies depending on activity
Time: Varies depending on activity
Register Here for Youth Programming (Select your activity)
For additional info, contact: Greg Bailey, Assistant Director, Recreational Services at 330-672-0463 or gbailey@kent.edu

Kent State Technology & Innovation Camps (Grades 1-8)

Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19, Kent State has made the difficult decision to cancel all camps on campus through July 4. Decisions will be made within the next few weeks regarding camps that begin after July 4. Plans are also underway to offer some virtual/online camp opportunities and information will be posted to this site.

The Kent State Technology & Innovation Camps offer children hands-on opportunities to explore design and innovation through various technologies including robotics, drones, 3D modeling, circuits, augmented/virtual reality and more.

Dates: June 15 - July 30, 2020 (depending on specific technology camp)
Time: Differs depending on camp
Cost: Varies on camp (Discounts available for Early Bird registration before May 1, 2020)
Register Here for Summer Technology Camps
For additional info, contact: rcet@kent.edu

STEAM Camp (Children 3-5 years)

Housed within Kent State University's Child Development Center, these early learning summer camps are for children ages 3, 4, and 5. 

Dates: June 8 - August 19, 2020
Time: 9:00 a.m. - noon with an option of before/after care 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
Cost: $153 KSU/CDC affiliated; $165 not affiliated (enrollment is limited) 
Steam Camp Registration Coming Soon
For additional info, contact: Pam Hutchins, M.Ed, Child Development Center at phutchin@kent.edu

Summer Fashion Academy (Students 16-18 years old)

The 2020 Summer Fashion Academy at the Kent State University School of Fashion Design and Merchandising has been canceled due concerns surrounding COVID-19.

The academy is a one-week program that introduces high school students to key areas in fashion design and merchandising. The Summer Fashion Academy will allow creative, motivated teens to explore their passion for fashion in a pre-college, summer residence program. Our mission is to inspire creative and resourceful fashion leaders.

Dates: Canceled for Summer 2020
Cost: $1,500 
Register Here for Summer Fashion Academy
For additional info, contact: The Fashion School at 330-672-3010 or fashionschoolacademy@kent.edu

Upward Bound Summer Institute (9th & 10th grade students)

The Kent State University Upward Bound Classic Program has been in existence since 1971 between the Kent State University, Barberton, Warren G. Harding, John R. Buchtel (Akron) High Schools, and those communities to promote college readiness and success. The Summer Institute is a six-week residential program on the Kent State University campus. Students attend targeted classes in the fields of math, business, language, science, and electives. Students participate in intensive hands-on learning experiences and field trips. Students engage in social and cultural activities designed to provide a holistic learning experience.

Dates: Summer 2020
Find More Information for Upward Bound Here 
For additional info, contact: The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at 330-672-2920 or diversity@kent.edu 

Wick Juniors Summer Camp (Grades 3-12) 

In partnership with the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center, students entering grades 3 through 12 will experience one day with the Wick Poetry Center teachers at Kent State University. Additionally, students will continue their experience with Wick teachers during a three-night, four-day stay at the Environmental Education Center (EEC) in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.  Through guided hikes, pond dips, and more, the young writers will explore how the natural world influences our writing. A culminating reading will follow at the Wick Poetry Center’s Poetry Park. The registration fee covers all expenses, including meals and lodging at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Additionally, the young writers will receive a bag, notebook, and pencils.  

Dates: July 22 - July 26, 2020 (Registration Open)
Cost: $225
Location: Kent State University, Reading & Writing Center, White Hall
Register Here for Wick Juniors Summer Camp 
For additional info, contact: wickjuniors@kent.edu