Summer Source | Kent State University

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 do not hesitate to 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.

Dates: June 10 - July 20, 2018
Find Additional Information Here 
For additional info, contact: The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 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: June 9 - July 14, 2018
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, library science, 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 2018
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)

Apply today for the Kent State Florence Summer Institute program. 

Dates: May 30 - June 30, 2018
Time: All Day
Cost: Tuition Fees
Location: Florence, Italy 
Register Here for Florence Summer Institute 
For additional info, contact: Amber Cruxton, Assistant Director at acruxton@kent.edu or Lauren Perri, Education Abroad Advisor at lperri1@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: May 21 - July 6, 2018
Time: All Day
Cost: Tuition Fees
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Register Here for Geneva Summer Program 
For additional info, contact: Nick Vasiloff, Assistant Director of Education Abroad at 330-672-3067 or nvasilof@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: Annually in June and July, during Kent State's Summer Session I
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

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: July 10-28, 2018; July 10-August 12, 2018
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.

Dates: July 10-29, 2018
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.

Dates: June 4 - July 13, 2018 
Find Additional Information Here (Registration is now closed)
For additional info, contact: Academic Diversity Outreach at 330-672-1837 or uc-ado@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 2018
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) 

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 21-June 8, 2018; Summer I: June 11-July 14, 2018; Summer II: June 11-August 4, 2018; Summer III: July 16-August 18, 2018
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

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (Undergraduate Students) 

The SURE program funds promising undergraduate researchers for eight weeks over the summer to engage in faculty-supervised research.  The SURE program will support students with a $2,800 stipend and on-campus housing if needed. Faculty are provided with a $400 stipend to offset the cost of supplies/materials necessary for research. SURE is sponsored by the Division of Research and Sponsored Programs and the Office of the President.

Dates: Summer 2018
Find More Information on the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Here 
For additional info, contact: ugresearch@kent.edu 

Art & Performing Arts
 Jose Limon Dance Company Summer Intensive (Kent State Students)

Limón Dance will hold a two-week intensive at Kent State in July 2018 with Artistic Director Colin Connor. This workshop doubles as an audition for placement and scholarships for the Limón Summer Intensive at Kent State.

Dates: July 2018
Find More Information Here for Jose Limon Dance Company Summer Intensive 
For additional info, contact: Kent State School of Theatre and Dance at 330-672-2082 or theatre@kent.edu

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: July 1 - August 5, 2018 
Time: All Day
Register Here for Kent/Blossom Music Festival (registration is now closed)

Marantz Picturebook Research Symposium (Open to All)

The School of Information will host the 2nd biannual Marantz Picturebook Research Symposium on August 5 to 7, 2018, at Kent State University. This symposium is graciously funded by Dr. Kenneth and Sylvia Marantz and it honors the couple's lifelong dedication to the art of the picturebook.

Dates: August 5-7, 2018
Cost: $225 
Register Here for the Marantz Picturebook Research Symposium 
For additional info, contact: The School of Information at 330-672-4048 or Mbaldini@kent.edu 

Photojournalism Workshop (High School Students)

High school students can spend a day learning about photojournalism from award-winning Kent State faculty and students. 

Dates: July 11, 2018
Cost: Free
Register Here for the Summer Photojournalism Workshop 
For additional info, contact: The School of Journalism & Mass Communication at 330-672-2572 or jmc@kent.edu 

Piano Institute (Grades 7-12)

This workshop for talented piano students in grades 7 - 12 offers a unique combination of lessons, master classes and performance opportunities. Students from all over the United States will converge on the campus of Kent State University for 10 days of inspiration, learning, and sharing.

Dates: June 7-16, 2018
Register Here for Piano Institute 
For additional info, contact: Allison Bates, Outreach Program Manager at 330-672-1064 or abates32@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: July 10-28, 2018; July 10-August 12, 2018
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.

Dates: July 10-29, 2018
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: June 17-23, 2018
Cost: $1,500 
Register Here for Summer Fashion Academy (Registration is full for Summer 2018. To be placed on a waitlist, send an email to fashionschoolacademy@kent.edu)
For additional info, contact: The Fashion School at 330-672-3010 or fashionschoolacademy@kent.edu

Summer Intensive Auditions at Kent State (Kent State Students)

In Spring 2018, Kent State's School of Theatre and Dance will host auditions for: Joffrey Ballet Summer Intensives and Ruth Page International Summer Intensive.

Dates: Summer 2018
Find More Information Here for Summer Intensive Auditions 
For additional info, contact: Kent State School of Theatre and Dance at 330-672-2082 or theatre@kent.edu

Athletics & Recreation
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)

Leader-In-Training Camps (Ages 13-15)

The Department of Recreational Services at Kent State University offers a Leader-in-Training program for campers.

Dates: June 4 - August 10 (nine weeks total, sign up for any number of weeks)
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Register Here for Leader-In-Training Camps 
For additional info, contact: Greg Bailey, PEAK Camp Director at 330-672-0463 or gbailey@kent.edu

Peak Summer Camps (Ages 6-12)

The Department of Recreational Services at Kent State University is excited to offer weekly themed camps for its 18th consecutive year. 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.

Dates: June 4 - August 10 (nine weeks total, sign up for any number of weeks)
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Register Here for Peak Summer Camps 
For additional info, contact: Greg Bailey, PEAK Camp Director at 330-672-0463 or gbailey@kent.edu

Language Arts
Camp Read-A-Lot (Teachers) 

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 teachers in strengthening and refining their instructional practices in the language arts.

Dates: June 18 - July 19, 2018
Time: All Day
Cost: $150
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!

Dates: June 18 - July 13, 2018
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 2018 Youth Writing Camp (Grades 4-9) 

Let your voice be heard at the National Writing Project Youth Writing Camp at Kent State University this summer! The camp is directed by certified National Writing Project consultants Aleesha Bradick and Angie Briggs.

Dates: June 27, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $40 per student 
Location: Kent State University, White Hall
Register Here for Summer Youth Writing Camp 
For additional info, contact:  writingcampksu@yahoo.com

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: August 1-5, 2018
Cost: $190 (dorm option); $120 (tent option)
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: June 11-15, 2018 
Time: All Day
Cost: Tuition cost is $225 for Six District Educational Compact students (students in the Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Kent, Stow-Munroe Falls, Tallmadge, Woodridge School Districts) and $275 for non-Compact students
Register Here for A.C.E. Academy 
For additional info, contact: The College of Aeronautics and Engineering at 330-672-2892 or cae@kent.edu

Center for Math and Science Education 2018 Summer Institute (Professional Development)

Housed within Kent State University's Center for Math and Science Education, this two-day conference includes 12 hours of face-to-face workshop interaction on a grade-band specific math or science topic, followed by three online contact hours. 

Dates: June 11-12, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $70 conference fee
Find More Information on the Summer Institute Here 
For additional info, contact: Dr. Karl Kosko at kkosko1@kent.edu or Dr. Lisa Borgerding at ldonnell@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 11-15, 2018 
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

Summer Technology Camps (Grades 1-8)

Housed within Kent State University's Research Center for Educational Technology, the AT&T Classroom provides a unique setting to study the potential of educational technologies. The Technology Summer Camps offer chances for young campers to learn about 3D printing, LEGO WeDo  systems, drones coding, robotics, and much more. 

Dates: June 6 - August 2, 2018 (depending on specific technology camp)
Time: Differs depending on camp 
Cost: Varies on camp
Register Here for Summer Technology Camps 
For additional info, contact: akratcos@kent.edu 

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

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 2018 
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
Florence Summer Institute (Undergraduate, Graduate, and Guest Students)

Apply today for the Kent State Florence Summer Institute program. 

Dates: May 30 - June 30, 2018
Time: All Day
Cost: Tuition Fees
Location: Florence, Italy 
Register Here for Florence Summer Institute 
For additional info, contact: Amber Cruxton, Assistant Director at acruxton@kent.edu or Lauren Perri, Education Abroad Advisor at lperri1@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: May 21 - July 6, 2018
Time: All Day
Cost: Tuition Fees
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Register Here for Geneva Summer Program 
For additional info, contact: Nick Vasiloff, Assistant Director of Education Abroad at 330-672-3067 or nvasilof@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: Annually in June and July, during Kent State's Summer Session I
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

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: June 11-15, 2018 
Time: All Day
Cost: Tuition cost is $225 for Six District Educational Compact students (students in the Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Kent, Stow-Munroe Falls, Tallmadge, Woodridge School Districts) and $275 for non-Compact students
Register Here for A.C.E. Academy 
For additional info, contact: The College of Aeronautics and Engineering at 330-672-2892 or cae@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!

Dates: June 18 - July 13, 2018
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 

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 11-15, 2018 
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

Photojournalism Workshop (High School Students)

High school students can spend a day learning about photojournalism from award-winning Kent State faculty and students. 

Dates: July 11, 2018
Cost: Free
Register Here for the Summer Photojournalism Workshop 
For additional info, contact: The School of Journalism & Mass Communication at 330-672-2572 or jmc@kent.edu 

Piano Institute (Grades 7-12)

This workshop for talented piano students in grades 7 - 12 offers a unique combination of lessons, master classes and performance opportunities. Students from all over the United States will converge on the campus of Kent State University for 10 days of inspiration, learning, and sharing.

Dates: June 7-16, 2018
Register Here for Piano Institute 
For additional info, contact: Allison Bates, Outreach Program Manager at 330-672-1064 or abates32@kent.edu

Summer 2018 Youth Writing Camp (Grades 4-9) 

Let your voice be heard at the National Writing Project Youth Writing Camp at Kent State University this summer! The camp is directed by certified National Writing Project consultants Aleesha Bradick and Angie Briggs.

Dates: June 27, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $40 per student 
Location: Kent State University, White Hall
Register Here for Summer Youth Writing Camp 
For additional info, contact:  writingcampksu@yahoo.com<

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: June 17-23, 2018
Cost: $1,500 
Register Here for Summer Fashion Academy (Registration is full for Summer 2018. To be placed on a waitlist, send an email to fashionschoolacademy@kent.edu)
For additional info, contact: The Fashion School at 330-672-3010 or fashionschoolacademy@kent.edu

Summer Technology Camps (Grades 1-8)

Housed within Kent State University's Research Center for Educational Technology, the AT&T Classroom provides a unique setting to study the potential of educational technologies. The Technology Summer Camps offer chances for young campers to learn about 3D printing, LEGO WeDo  systems, drones coding, robotics, and much more. 

Dates: June 6 - August 2, 2018 (depending on specific technology camp)
Time: Differs depending on camp 
Cost: Varies on camp
Register Here for Summer Technology Camps 
For additional info, contact: akratcos@kent.edu 

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

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 2018 
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: August 1-5, 2018
Cost: $190 (dorm option); $120 (tent option)
Location: Kent State University, Reading & Writing Center, White Hall
Register Here for Wick Juniors Summer Camp 
For additional info, contact: wickjuniors@kent.edu