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Summer Camps for Pre-College Students

Every summer, WISE brings over 150 middle and high school students to campus to participate in our summer programs.

WISE currently offers commuter day camps. Students primarily travel from within a 60 mile radious of Ann Arbor. Some come from outside of the area and stay with friends or relatives in the area. Others stay in a hotel with parents for the week.

All of our programs include inquiry-based, hands-on learning in science and engineering, combined with exploring our interesting and dynamic campus. While WISE programs are open to students of any gender identity, they are designed to encourage and support women and girls.

Girls in Science and Engineering (GISE) Camp

Dates: June 17-21, 2019

Application Link: YouthHub Select "Apply" in the bottom right-hand corner to make an account and fill out the short application.

WISE's long-running summer day camp for students finishing grades 7 and 8. Explore the joys and challenges of science and engineering with real scientists in world class labs at the UM Ann Arbor campus.

Python Bootcamp

Dates: June 24-28

Application link: YouthHub Select "Apply" in the bottom right-hand corner to make an account and fill out the short application.

WISE Python Bootcamp introduces students to programming using Python in a fun and supportive environment. The camp is geared towards 8-12 grade students with no prior coding experience. 

miRcore Computational Biology Camp

Dates: 2 Sessions

Session 1: June 17-21, 2019 (finishing 9th grade and above)

Session 2: July 8-12, 2019 (finishing 8th grade and above)


This camp is for academically motivated current high school and 8th grade students (young women and men) interested in computer, math, science, and medicine. 

Run by MiRcore with support from UM WISE

miRcore Biotechnology Camp for High School Students

Dates: June 24-28, 2019

Prerequisite: miRcore Computational Biology Camp


This camp focuses on nucleotide hybridization and combines UNIX usage, wet-lab experiments, and thermodynamics to teach current nucleotide biotechnology.

Run by MiRcore with support from UM WISE

miRcore Camp for R Programming

Dates: July 15-19, 2019


This camp provides statistical methods in the context of disease research. It is for current high school and exceptional 8th grade students who want to learn computer programming in relation to future biomedical applications.

Run by MiRcore with support from UM WISE


Girls in Music and Technology (GiMaT) summer commuter program

Dates: June 24-July 5

Application: Here

Offered by UM School of Music Department of Performing Arts Technology (PAT), co-sponsored by WISE.
UM Faculty Director: Professor Michael Gurevich

Tuition for 2 weeks is $900
Need-based funding available through the GiMaT program
(additional scholarships are available through UM's Center for Educational Outreach:

Complete Info:

Run by UM's School of Music, Theater & Dance (SMTD) with support from UM WISE Program. 

Electrify Tech Camp


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Cost is $500 for each camp.

Scholarships avaliable.

Complete info:

Run by UM's Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Program with support from UM WISE Program.