2016 Summer Camps


Computer Science Camps

Computer Science & Security

Date: July 11-14, 2016

Time: 9am - Noon (daily)

For: Students from Grade 7 through Grade 12

Cost: $100 (includes a t-shirt)

Learn the basics of Python programming and then use those new skills to explore the fascinating and critically important field of cyber security. You'll write Python programs that encrypt messages, break passwords, and explore networks. You'll also create applications that draw, calculate, animate, and respond. Python is a "real" programming language used by hundreds of thousands of people around the world, and you'll have an opportunity to become one of them.


Mathematics & Desing Camp

Mathematics & Design Camp

Date: July 11-14, 2016

Time: 1pm-4:30PM (daily)

Where: Academic Science Center Computer Labs and Classrooms

For: Students from Grade 7 through Grade 10

Cost:Free (includes snacks and t-shirt –lunch for those who attend the "Computer Science & Security" morning camp)

Dr. Amanda Harsy from Lewis University and Dr. Angela Antonou from the Univerisity of St. Francis will lead a four-day summer mathematics camp for 32 middle and high school students. These students will engage in mathematics and design activities including graph theory, matrices, and Markov chains. Students will then use these concepts to design their own board games. Students will also learn to use Tinkercad to create and print their own mathematically inspired designs using 3D printers.

This Mathematics Camp is made possible through a gift from the PPG Foundation.


Girls Create with Technology

Girls Create with Technology Camp

Date: June 20-23, 2016

Time: 9am - 2pm (daily)

Where: Academic Science Center Computer Labs

For: Middle and High School girls

Cost: Free (includes lunch and t-shirt)

Girls Create with Technology will engage 20 middle and high school girls in computer science and STEM activities through a four-day summer camp. Girls will receive advanced training in various aspects of Computer Science. Dr. Cindy Howard will teach girls to program robots that they build with arts and crafts supplies and a computer control board using Scratch and Python and how to build a wireless control system for robots using a Raspberry Pi.

The Girls Create with Technology program is made possible through a gift from Caterpillar Foundation, Ingredion, Ecolab, the Staples Foundation, Vulcan Materials and the PPG Foundation.



Leadership Camps

Learning to Lead

Date: July 27-28, 2016

Time: 9am - 3pm (daily)

For: High School Students

Cost: $65 per person (includes lunches, snacks, t-shirt and certificate of completion)

Please join us for a two-day interactive program that will focus on leadership, team building and positive group outcomes. The program is open to high school age students and will be offered at Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville. This program is designed for those who hold leadership positions in high school (student council, sports, clubs, honor societies, etc.) as well as those who would like to in the future. All high school age students are welcome! Register by June 15, 2016 as space is limited.



Aviation Camps

Aviation Flight Camp

Date: Monday, July 11 - Friday, July 15, 2016 (check-in on Monday at 10 am and leave on Friday after lunch)

For: All High School Students (Freshmen – Seniors)

Location: Lewis University, Romeoville Campus (Harold E. White Aviation Center)

Cost: $1,495 for the week (includes Room & Board, meals and flight cost)

Participants will have the opportunity to fly in Cessna 172s each day, take a behind-the-scenes tour of an airport, participate in various aviation classes, use flight simulators and quadcopter drones and learn about the aviation industry from current professionals in aviation. Aviation meteorology, aircraft maintenance, air traffic control, flight theory, and 21st century aircraft including drones, will be some of the topics discussed by Lewis aviation professors. Participants will also have access to the Lewis fleet of 25 airplanes, as well as experiencing flight with a flight instructor. Students will receive a Pilot log book and be able to log their hours.

Register early as space is limited to 15 participants.


ACE Aviation Camp

Date: July 24-31, 2016

The Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy is a week-long summer camp program held at Lewis University every summer. The ACE Camp is designed to introduce inner city students, ages 13 thru 18, to flying and aviation related careers. Academy participants learn about the world of aviation by participating in classroom activities and field trips.

ACE Academy participants:

  • Learn about airplanes, flying, and flight safety
  • Take orientation flights
  • Visit Midway Airport & FAA Control Tower
  • Attend the EAA Oshkosh Air Show
  • Meet and talk with aviation professionals
  • And, more!!

[Register] here at the ACE Website.