Academic Summer Camps 2017


Computer Science Camps

Computer Science and Cyber Security Camp

Date:June 19-22, 2017

Time: 9am - Noon (daily)

Where: AS-104-A

For: Students from Grade 8 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.


Girls Create with Technology

Girls Create with Technology Camp

Date: July 17-20, 2017

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 and Ecolab.



Science Camps


Date: July 17-21, 2017 (9am - 2pm daily)

For: 6th-9th grade boys & girls

Location: Lewis University, Romeoville Campus (Academic Science Center)

Cost: Free. Lunch and T-Shirt included

Chemspire, Lewis University's co-educational chemistry camp, explores the fascinating subject of chemistry. Participants will learn about chemistry in a hands-on manner, and will spend the week at the Romeoville campus doing various projects. While chemistry is the main focus for the camp, a special emphasis will be placed on nanotechnology. Due to the generosity of corporate funders such as Vulcan Materials Company, Univar, and Ingredion, there is no charge for participants to attend this camp.



Leadership Camps

Learning to Lead

Date: July 26-27, 2017

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 Romeoville Campus. 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, 2017 as space is limited.

The Learning to Lead program is made possible through this year’s sponsors: First Community Financial Bank, Staples and Meijer.


High School Summer Theology Journey

High School Summer Theology Journey

Date:June 11-18, 2017

For: High school Juniors & Seniors

Cost: $100

Explore theology as an academic study and live a meaningful experience, while cultivating your relationship with God and discovering your life's calling.

High school juniors & seniors will share a journey of faith, life, and action with their peers by engaging stories at four interconnected levels--human, Catholic, Lasallian, and personal--correlating with the Lasallian mission of Lewis University.

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about the moral dimensions of contemporary issues, and examine how their faith calls them to lives of service.



Aviation Camps

Aviation Flight Camp

Date: Monday, July 10 - Friday, July 14, 2017 (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 UAVs 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 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, 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 to log their hours, and a flight camp t-shirt.

Register early as space is limited to 15 participants.



Language Camps


Date: June 26-July 21, 2017.


  • High school students: rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders;
  • Lewis University incoming freshmen, rising sophomores and juniors.
  • Only those without prior exposure to Chinese will be accepted to Level I of the Program.

Location: Lewis University, Romeoville Campus

Cost: The program is FREE. However, If you get accepted, you will need to become a Lewis university student for the time of the program. This registration process costs $40. If you’ll ever want to become a full time student at Lewis, you won’t have to pay that fee again.

STARTALK is one of the projects of the National Security Initiative, a multi-agency effort to expand foreign language education in under-taught critical languages by funding new and existing programs and to provide incentives and rewards for foreign language learning.

STARTALK’s overall mission is to increase the number of young Americans learning and speaking critical need foreign languages by offering creative and engaging summer learning experiences for students (K-16).

Lewis University was awarded with Startalk grant six times and launched its first program in the summer of 2009. 

This year’s summer program will offer its participants intensive instruction in beginning and intermediate Chinese. Those accepted to the Program will be able to choose to study in Level 1 (those with no prior knowledge of Chinese) or Level 2, (those with one to two years of Chinese learning experience, placement contingent on interview with Program Director). Both courses will be conducted concurrently on the Lewis University Romeoville campus from June 26th to July 21th.