2022 summer camps and enrichment programs include artificial intelligence, coding, cooking, sports and more

2022 summer camps and enrichment programs include artificial intelligence, coding, cooking, sports and more

2022 summer camps and enrichment programs include artificial intelligence, coding, cooking, sports and more

With the summer season comes the question, ‘what activities can our youth do?’ From STEM to global entrepreneurship, UDC hosts and participates in several engaging camps for our community’s middle and high school students.


Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers Program

June 20-July 8 (Session 1)

July 11-July 29 (Session 2)

Through hands-on mentorship, technology and training, the Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers program empowers middle school students to discover new problem-solving skills and learn about career opportunities in technology fields.

UDC has hosted the program since 2016 and provides two, three-week-long sessions. The program’s focus is Urban Sustainability in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Using a turn-key curriculum developed by Verizon, instructors introduce students to artificial intelligence and robotics, social entrepreneurship, 3D design and printing. Students engage in STEM projects that address urbanization and urban food and nutritional security. Participants also learn how digital media and mobile technology can be leveraged to develop and deliver innovative solutions to social issues through direct exposure to immersive technologies. Additionally, students will take a field trip to the UDC Firebird Farm.

The program serves the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and is inclusive and welcomes all genders and nonbinary youth.

For more information, visit https://naccemeets.nacce.com/vil/home.

June 27- August 5

SEAS – Engineering Innovation at UDC

The UDC School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) is offering the Engineering Innovation Summer Program in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University. The summer program is designed for motivated high school juniors and seniors with an aptitude in math and science and a curiosity about engineering.

During the program held at UDC, students will complete activities in civil, chemical, electrical/computer, mechanical engineering, and materials science. By applying math and science knowledge to labs and hands-on projects and the concepts learned in high school classrooms linked to real-world practice.

The Engineering Innovation Program will be offered in two sessions.

*(Registration is currently closed).

June 27-August 5

D.C. Can Code

The UDC Community College will offer a fun and interactive summer coding camp, D.C. Can Code. The camp is designed for rising 9th graders at D.C. Public and Public Charter Schools.

The six-week coding camp includes work with Swift Playgrounds – a free app that makes getting started with Swift Code interactive easy.

For more information, contact Raena Coaxum, 202-274-6198.

June 27-August 5

Mayor Marion S. Barry Jr. Summer Youth Employment Program (MBSYEP)

MBSYEP is a locally funded initiative sponsored by the D.C. Department of Employment Services (DOES) that provides District youth ages 14 to 24 with enriching and constructive summer work experiences through subsidized placements in the private and government sectors.

MBSYEP is a short-term employment and training program whose goal is to introduce youth to employers who will positively impact their future. Young people will have the opportunity to earn money and gain meaningful work experience; learn and develop the skills, attitudes, and commitment necessary to succeed in today’s world of work; gain exposure to various exciting career industries; and interact with dynamic working professionals in a positive work environment. Employers in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area make this annual program possible by volunteering to serve as host employers and providing structured job opportunities for youth during the summer.

The program is limited. MBSYEP will provide jobs for District youth on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications must be completed online. Click here for more information.

June 27-August 12

Washington Tennis Education Foundation (WTEF) Free Sports Camp

The WTEF is hosting a free summer sports camp where campers will participate in tennis, swimming and basketball activities and receive academic enrichment through the Drone Academy.

The camp will take place at the UDC Tennis Courts (Yuma Street & Connecticut Ave NW, D.C.) on weekdays from 8:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

For more information please contact: Ronnie Goodall.


July 11-15

UDC International Business and Global Entrepreneurship

The UDC Department of Business Management is offering the International Business and Global Entrepreneurship summer camp, which is committed to providing experiential learning opportunities for entrepreneurial high school students in Washington, D.C.

The camp’s goals are to recognize the achievements of younger entrepreneurs within the District and assist them in learning about opportunities in international business. By the end of the camp, participants will submit their five-minute presentation videos as a team to attend the Capital Cup entrepreneurship competition. The top three videos will present their business plan to the judges. The first-place team’s name will be engraved on the Capital Cup trophy.

The camp is free for 10th and 11th grade DCPS students.

For more information, call (202) 274-7138 or click the following link to pre-register for the summer camp https://forms.gle/Xe4FteWvN6gL1tnf6 or SBPAMGT@UDC.edu.

July 11-22

Data STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, and Math)

The Data STEAM program will be held in person at the University Student Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for D.C. residents ages 14-18. The program is designed to recruit and immerse underserved students in an intensive, project-based effort to use data to address important issues of public policy related to agriculture. Under the close supervision of faculty and experts, participants work with official federal agencies’ data and other research data sets to define, shape, research, analyze, and present their findings on a topic they choose from a shortlist of key themes provided by faculty.

Students will make presentations and have the opportunity to earn paid internships and software from corporate sponsors, including USDA. In addition, they will participate in field trips, including one to the Westbrook Horse Farm in Upper Marlboro, Md., owned by D.C.-native, retired running back Brian Westbrook, who played for the Philadelphia Eagles and the San Francisco 49ers.

CAUSES Urban Youth Education and Resource Development program offers the Data STEAM Camp Program in partnership with Data Science Inc. This year marks the fifth year of the partnership.

The camp is free to participants, and lunch is provided.

For more information, please contact Rebecca Bankhead.

July 11 – August TBD

Culinary Arts Workshop

The Center for Nutrition, Diet and Health (CNDH) will offer a Culinary Arts Workshop helping students learn healthy cooking skills. If offered virtually, it will be provided to 15 middle school students or eight students in person.

For more information, please contact Chef Herbert Holden

For more information, please contact Rebecca Bankhead.