Summer Activities / Summer Camp

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, 2019.

·         Starting June 12th for Staff

·         Starting June 15th 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 2019 will open January 2019.

▪    Grades: Entering grades 9, 10, and 11

▪    Highly  competitive

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

▪    Application for Summer 2019 will open January 2019.

▪    Grades: Entering 12th grade.

▪    Highly competitive

·         Sports Camp https://navysports.com/sports/2018/5/23/camps-navy-camps-html.aspx 

▪    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, 2018 - Jan 15, 2019)

▪    Grades: Entering 12th Grade

▪    Highly competitive

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

▪    Registration will open Dec 10, 2018


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 19th, 2019

▪    Two part Application process

*   Candidate Questionnaire (looks to be open, class of 2023)

*   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.

·         https://www.uscga.edu/aim/

·         Application will open the February 2019.

·         Grades: Entering 12th grade

·         Highly competitive


5.      STEM / Engineering and Construction Camps

·         https://www.same.org/STEMCAMPS

·         9 – 12th grade, programs vary

·         Application process not yet open

▪   Exploring Engineering Academy  - Atlanta, GA (Dates TBA)

*   Application Deadline: TBA

▪   US Army – Vicksburg, MS (Dates TBA)

*   Application Deadline: TBA

▪   US Marine Corps – Camp Lejeune – Jacksonville, NC (Dates TBA)

*   Application Deadline: TBA

▪   US Marine Corps – 29 Palms, CA (Dates TBA)

*   Application Deadline: TBA

▪   US Air Force Academy – Colorado Springs, CO (Dates TBA)

*   Application Deadline: TBA

▪   US Air Force Academy – Scott AFB, IL (Dates TBA)

*   Application Deadline: TBA

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

*   Application Deadline: TBA

▪    

6.      SEAP - Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program *NOW OPEN*

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

·         Application for summer 2019 are NOW OPEN.

·         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

▪   NOTE: Some have residential requirements.

 

7.      FBI Youth Leadership Program

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

·         Dates: TBA

·         Application deadline TBA to Chapter/Association YLP Chairs

▪   YLP Rocky Mountain Chair 2018: 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 weeklong 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.

·         Space Voyage Pathfinder Program – Ages 6-8 (Grades 1-3)

·         Space Voyage Cadet Program – Ages 9 – 16 (Grades 4-8)

·         Space Voyage Interns– Ages 15 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.      Space Camp - https://www.spacecamp.com/space/camp

·         Location: Huntsville, AL

·         Dates: TBA (Various)

▪  Space

▪  Aviation

▪  Robotics

▪  Cyber

 

10.  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):

  • Sept 15, 2018
  • Oct 20, 2018

 

11.  EAA Air Academy - https://www.eaa.org/en/eaa/aviation-education-and-resources/eaa-youth-education/eaa-aviation-and-flight-summer-camps/eaa-air-academy

·      Location: OshKosh, WI

·      Dates: TBA (Various)

·      Young Eagles Camp –

▪  Age: 12-13

·      Basic Air Academy Camp –

▪  Age: 14-15

·      Advanced Air Academy Camp –

▪  Age: 16-18

 

12.  Embry-Riddle Summer Camps - http://summercamps.erau.edu/camps/index.html

·      Location: Multiple Locations

·      Age: Various ages

·      Dates: TBA (Various)

·      Types of Camps:

▪  Flight

▪  Engineering

▪  Robotics

▪  Safety, Security, and Intelligence

▪  Space

▪  Academics

 

13.  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

o   No Dates for 2019 announced yet.

14.  Colorado School of Mines -

·         http://students.csmspace.com/

▪   Registration should open Jan to March, 2019

▪   Academies for Young Minds: Grades 2-8

▪   Engineering Design Camp: Grades 9-12

15.  University of Denver -

▪   Engineering Summer Camp - https://ritchieschool.du.edu/2018-engineering-and-computer-science-summer-camps-at-university-of-denver/14-1/

§  Registration not yet open

16.  Colorado State University -

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

▪   Ages 7 - 17

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

▪   Entering 10th – 12th Grade

·         Mechanical Engineering - http://www.engr.colostate.edu/me/summercamps/

▪   Grades: Multiple

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

 

17.  Silicon STEM Academy -

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

▪   Coding & Programming

▪   Engineering & Robotics

▪   Digital Media

▪   Ages 10 – 17


18.  University of Wyoming

·         Energy Summer Institute - http://www.uwyo.edu/ser/academic-programs/energy-summer-institute/

▪   Application Deadline: TBA

▪   Entering grade 9th and 10th grade

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

▪   Junior year, entering Senior year???

▪   Application Deadline: March 24, 2018

·         Additional Programs - http://www.uwyo.edu/summer/summer-precollege-opportunities/

 

19.  Jeffco Sheriff’s Youth Academy

·         https://www.jeffco.us/732/Youth-Academy

▪   Application Deadline: May 2019

·         Dates: TBA (June 2019, Week long)

·         Ages: 14 – 18

·         Cost: Free

 

20.  Littleton Junior Police Academy

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

·         Watch for 2019 Summer Program information

·         Grades: 6-8

·         Registration Deadline: TBA (June 2019)

·         Dates: (TBA) (June 2019)

·         Cost: Free

21.  Ohio Youth Fire & EMS Training Academy

·         http://ohioyouthfire.org/

·         Registration Deadline: Watch for 2019 Registration, possibly in February.

·         Dates: TBA (July 2019)

 

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.