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Northern Illinois University is a large public research university in DeKalb, about two hours by car from Chicago. It has well known programs in chemistry, biochemistry, geosciences, dance and counseling. It is part of an association that manages Fermi National Accelerator Lab.

Summer Programs at Northern Illinois University

The College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET) offers residential camps in engineering, sustainable energy and nanotechnology that introduce students to engineering. Students engage in hands-on projects in state-of-the-art facilities, learn about careers and meet faculty. STEM Outreach Camps engage students in the engineering of amusement parks, exploring STEM through art, waterbotics, chemistry and other foci, career explorations in STEM and engineering for tomorrow’s challenges, such as preventing a robot apocalypse. Important!

The Digital Convergence Lab offers one-week day camps in video game design, including sound effects, visual interface and character development.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers residential camps for high school students interested in creative writing, global leadership and philanthropy, math, film, journalism and speech. These are one-week long. There are week long day camps for middle school students in foreign language and world cultures, creative writing and archaeology.

Summer in the Arts is a series of one-week residential camps in theater, jazz and the visual arts. String musicians will enjoy a one-week day commuter camp with a choice of string quartet camp for ages 12-19 or duet camp for ages 8–15.

Hospitality Leadership Camp offers field trips, competitions, time with professors and current college students and more for high school students interested in travel and tourism, hotel management, and restaurant and event management.


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Program Name Dates Day* Stay**
Career Explorations
(Space,Premed,Game Design,Engineering)
(Space,Premed,...)
DeKalb, IL
07/30/17 to 08/04/17 N/A $620
Career Explorations
(Computer Science,Technology,Science,Engineering)
(Computer Science,Technology,...)
DeKalb, IL
07/23/17 to 07/28/17 N/A $620
Career Explorations
(Premed,Computer Science,Game Design,
Science,Engineering)
(Premed,Computer Science,...)
DeKalb, IL
06/18/17 to 06/23/17 N/A $620
Creative Writing Camp for HS
(Creative Writing)
(Creative Writing)
DeKalb, IL
06/18/17 to 06/23/17 N/A $545
Creative Writing Day Camp
(Creative Writing)
(Creative Writing)
DeKalb, IL
07/24/17 to 07/28/17 $200 N/A
Engineering Amusement
(Engineering)
(Engineering)
DeKalb, IL
07/09/17 to 07/14/17 N/A $680
Exploring STEM
(Physics,Chemistry,Robotics)
(Physics,Chemistry,...)
DeKalb, IL
06/25/17 to 06/30/17 N/A $599
Exploring STEM at Lorado Taft Field Campus
(Art,Emergency Preparedness,Computer Science,
Robotics,Engineering)
(Art,Emergency Preparedness,...)
Oregon, IL
07/16/17 to 07/21/17 N/A $599
Exploring STEM at Lorado Taft Field Campus
(Art,Photography,Emergency Preparedness,
Computer Science)
(Art,Photography,...)
Oregon, IL
07/09/17 to 07/14/17 N/A $599
Fashion Studio
(Fashion)
(Fashion)
DeKalb, IL
06/27/17 to 06/29/17 N/A $250
Georgraphy:Surviving Zombie Apocalypse
(Humanities)
(Humanities)
DeKalb, IL
06/19/17 to 06/23/17 N/A $575
Hospitality Leadership Camp
(Hospitality)
(Hospitality)
DeKalb, IL
06/14/17 to 06/16/17 N/A $650
Just for Girls! Video Game Design
(Game Design)
(Game Design)
DeKalb, IL
07/10/17 to 07/14/17 $250 N/A
Speech Camp/Film Camp
(Speech,Filmmaking)
(Speech,Filmmaking)
DeKalb, IL
06/18/17 to 06/30/17 N/A $545
Sports Medicine Workshop
(Sports Medicine)
(Sports Medicine)
DeKalb, IL
07/09/17 to 07/12/17 N/A
Theatre Arts (Senior)
(Theater)
(Theater)
DeKalb, IL
07/16/17 to 07/21/17 N/A $605
Video Game Design Camps
(Game Design)
(Game Design)
DeKalb, IL
06/18/17 to 08/11/17 $250
Visual Arts Camp
(Art)
(Art)
DeKalb, IL
07/16/17 to 07/21/17 N/A $605
Baseball Youth Camps
DeKalb, IL
Varies N/A
Boys Basketball
DeKalb, IL
Varies N/A
Coed Basketball
DeKalb, IL
Varies N/A
Coed Soccer Day Camp
DeKalb, IL
Varies N/A
Football Camps
DeKalb, IL
06/11/17 to 06/23/17 N/A
Huskies Women's Basketball Elite
DeKalb, IL
Varies N/A
Men's Soccer Prospect
DeKalb, IL
Varies
Volleyball Camps and Clinics
DeKalb, IL
06/11/17 to 07/14/17 N/A
Women's Soccer Camps
DeKalb, IL
06/12/17 to 07/12/17
Wrestling Technique
DeKalb, IL
06/25/17 to 06/28/17 N/A