Summer Activities / Summer Camps

CAP and NON-CAP Activities


CAP - Summer NCSAs

NCSAs Application period for Winter/Fall 2017-2018 and Summer 2018 is now closed.

·         Application Period For Winter NCSA should open Sept/Oct 2018.

·         Application Period For Summer NCSA should open Dec 2018.

·         http://www.ncsas.com/

·         Additional info on our National Cadet Special Activities (NCSA) page

·         Most if not all NCSAs, do have a requirement of needing to have attended an Encampment prior to attending an NCSA. Some do have additional minimum age or Grade as well. 

·         There is no commitment if you find you can't go. You don't make any payments until accepted. So you apply, are accepted, and decided you can't or don't want to go, you can just let them know and they will take the next person on the wait list. 

·         If you are considering going, apply as soon as possible.

·         Scholarships are now available Information can be found on our Scholarships and Grants Page. You can still apply for the NCSA and if you do not get a scholarship, can always let them know you will not be attending. 

2018 COWG Encampment

Additional info can be found on our Encampment page

Info not yet announced. Probably around June 12th – 23rd, 2018.

·         Starting June 12th for Staff

·         Starting June 16th for 1st time Cadets

·         Scholarships will be available. Information should be out in the next few months.

 

Non-CAP Summer Activities

Here are links to some activities, some of which you may want to start looking into as next summer comes up and application deadlines approach. These are not necessarily CAP related, CAP supported, or endorsed. Some of the links have not yet been updated for next summer, others have application deadlines that are approaching. These are activities that I had found over the years doing research and thought I would pass the information along in case anyone else would find the information helpful. 


 

1.       US Naval Academy STEM program – 

·         Any Program you look at, at the Naval Academy or another academy, will be looking at you as a potential cadet for their school.

·         STEM - http://www.usna.edu/Admissions/Programs/STEM/

▪    Application for Summer 2018 is now open. Don’t know how long for.

▪    Grades: Entering grades 9, 10, and 11

▪    Highly  competitive

·         Summer Seminar http://www.usna.edu/Admissions/Programs/NASS/index.php

▪    Application for Summer 2018 is now open. Don’t know for how long.

▪    Grades: Entering 12th grade.

▪    Highly  competitive

·         Sports Camp http://www.navysports.com/camps/navy-camps.html 

▪    Grades: Multiple grades

2.      USAFA

·         Any Program you look at, at the USAFA or another academy, will be looking at you as a potential cadet for their school.

·         Summer Seminar – http://www.academyadmissions.com/admissions/outreach-programs/summer-seminar/

▪    Application Closed (Dec 1, 2017 - Jan 15, 2018)

▪    Grades: Entering 12th Grade

·      Sports Camps - http://www.goairforcefalcons.com/camps/

▪    Registration is now open

3.      West Point Military Academy Summer Leaders Experience

·         Any Program you look at, at West Point or another academy, will be looking at you as a potential cadet for their school.

▪    https://www.usma.edu/admissions/sitepages/summer.aspx

▪    Grades: Entering 12th grade.

▪    Highly competitive.

▪    Application now open – Jan 15th, 2018

▪    Two part Application process

*   Candidate Questionnaire (looks to be open)

*   Application

4.      Coast Guard Academy - AIM Summer Program

·         Any Program you look at, at the Coast Guard Academy or another academy, will be looking at you as a potential cadet for their school.

·         http://www.uscga.edu/admissions2.aspx?id=88

·         Application will open the beginning of February.

·         Grades: Entering 12th grade

·         Highly competitive

5.      STEM / Engineering and Construction Camps

·         http://www.same.org/stemcamps

·         9 – 12th grade, programs vary

·         Applications now open

▪   Exploring Engineering Academy  - Atlanta, GA (June 3 - 8, 2018)

*   Application Deadline: May 15, 2018

▪   US Army – Vicksburg, MS (June 10 - 16, 2018)

*   Application Deadline: April 1, 2018

▪   US Marine Corps – Camp Lejeune – Jacksonville, NC (June 17 - 23, 2018)

*   Application Deadline: April 1, 2018

▪   US Marine Corps – 29 Palms, CA (April 6 - 8, 2018)

*    Application Deadline: March 1, 2018

▪   US Air Force Academy – Colorado Springs, CO (June 26 – July 2, 2018)

*    Application Deadline: April 1, 2018

▪   US Air Force Academy – Scott AFB, IL (July 23 – 28, 2018)

*    Application Deadline: April 1, 2018

▪   US Coast Guard Academy – New London, CT (Dates coming)

*   Application Deadline: TBA

 

6.      SEAP - Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program

·         https://seap.asee.org/program_details

·         Application for summer 2018 Closed, should open around Aug 2018 for 2019.

·         What is SEAP?

▪    The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) provides an opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer.

▪    The goals of SEAP are to encourage participating students to pursue science and engineering careers, to further their education via mentoring by laboratory personnel and their participation in research, and to make them aware of DoN research and technology efforts, which can lead to employment within the DoN.

▪    Age: Varies, but most are 16 – 18 years

 

7.      FBI Youth Leadership Program

·         https://www.fbinaa.org/FBINAA/Training/Youth_Leadership_Program.aspx

·         Dates: June 21 – 29, 2018

·         Application due March 16th, 2018 to Chapter/Association YLP Chairs

▪   YLP Rocky Mountain Chair: Rick McNair, rmcnair@adcogov.org

·         Age: 14, 15, or 16 at start of program

·         What is the FBI Youth Leadership Program?

▪   The FBI National Academy Associates, Inc. (FBINAA) hosts a week long training event for high school students at the FBI Academy every summer called the Youth Leadership Program (YLP).

 

8.      Space Voyage Academy

·         http://www.spacevoyage.com/

·         At Summit Ridge Middle School in Littleton near Coal Mine and S. Simms St.

·         Cadet program – up to age 12

·         Leadership Interns – Ages 14 and up

·         What is Space Voyage Academy?

▪   Space Voyage offers an intensive program of learning and confidence building within a space motif. Space Voyage brings to life the importance of math and science, builds confidence through genuine achievement, creates a sense of belonging, and offers a fun and fantastic place for kids to learn and grow. Based in cooperative learning, the program uses learning teams where everyone can achieve. 

·         Age: Various, Elementary – High School

9.      Young Eagles - Free 15-30min flights for those age 8 - 17.

·         You can add this time to your log book if you are working on your pilots license. 

·         National site: https://www.eaa.org/en/eaa/aviation-education-and-resources/eaa-youth-education/eaa-young-eagles-program

·         Local Young Eagles EAA 43: http://www.43.eaachapter.org/youngeaglerequest.htm

▪    Current available dates to register for (This is in Erie, CO):

1.      March 17,2018

2.      April 21, 2018

3.      May 19, 2018

10.  CU Boulder Science Discovery – 

·         Ages 9 – 13 - http://sciencediscovery.colorado.edu/class-search/?pr=229

·         Ages 14 – 18 - http://sciencediscovery.colorado.edu/class-search/?pr=5943

11.  Colorado School of Mines -

·         http://students.csmspace.com/

·         Registration should open February/March

▪   Academies for Young Minds: Grades 2-5

▪   MS STEM Camps: Grades 6-8

▪   Engineering Design Camp: Grades 9-12

12.  University of Denver -

·         https://ritchieschool.du.edu/2018-engineering-and-computer-science-summer-camps-at-university-of-denver/

▪   Registration not yet open

13.  Colorado State University -

·         iD Tech Summer Camp - http://summer.colostate.edu/k12-programs/id-tech-camp/

▪   Ages 7 - 17

·         SciTrek - http://summer.colostate.edu/k12-programs/scitrek-for-future-scientists/

▪   Entering 10th – 12th Grade

·         Other Camps - http://summer.colostate.edu/k12-programs/

 

14.  Silicon STEM Academy -

·         https://siliconstemacademy.com/summer-tech-camps

▪   Coding & Programming

▪   Engineering & Robotics

▪   Digital Media

▪   Ages 10 – 17

 

15.  University of Wyoming

·         Energy Summer Institute - http://www.uwyo.edu/summer/summer-precollege-opportunities/ (Not posted yet)

▪   Entering grade 9th and 10th grade

·         Engineering Summer Program -  http://www.uwyo.edu/ceas/resources/outreach/programs/esp/index.html

▪   Junior year, entering Senior year???

▪   Application Deadline: March 24, 2018

·         Additional STEM Programs - http://www.uwyo.edu/wystem/07-summer-programs-for-students-list.html

16.  Jeffco Sheriff’s Youth Academy

·         http://jeffco.us/sheriff/community/youth-academy/

▪   Application Deadline: May 11, 2018

·         Dates: June 11 – 15, 2018

 

17.  Littleton Junior Police Academy

·         https://www.littletongov.org/city-services/city-departments/police-department/programs-services/junior-police-academy

·         Watch for 2018 Summer Program information

18.  Ohio Youth Fire & EMS Training Academy

·         http://ohioyouthfire.org/

·         Watch for 2018 Registration, possibly in February.

 

There is a ton out there and websites that will help you find programs as well. The one's above are one's I had heard about or looked  into over the years.