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Delaware State University offers summer camps for youth in sports, business, aviation, robotics and more! 

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Summer 2016

Aviation | Business and Finance Science | Sports | Youth Enrichment

Aviation Camps

The Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy | Grades 9-12 | June 19-24 | 8 a.m.  5 p.m.

The ACE Academy at Delaware State University is a program designed to offer an introduction to the aviation industry and aviation careers to middle and high school students. The goal is to provide an opportunity that will provide insight and hands-on experience for students to learn the history of aviation, fundamentals of aerodynamics, the role of government in aviation, pioneers in aviation, and the many careers available in the aviation industry. Students will participate in many engaging activities: model aircraft building; introductory orientation flights; visits to aviation museums; FAA and air traffic control facilities; air shows (if available); aviation speaker forums; and field trips to military and commercial facilities. The Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals ACE Academy is a nationally recognized program co-sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees.

Contact: John Sherman | 302.730.5075​ | Cost $20


OBAP/DSU Solo Flight Academy | Grades 10-12 | July 10-24 | 8 a.m.  5 p.m.

The goal of the OBAP/DSU Solo Flight Academy is to excite young people about flying and their potential in the aviation field. We bring this excitement to life though academics and actual aircraft flying culminated by an aircraft solo flight. The academy activities form the foundation of a productive career in aviation or other professional fields. Your son or daughter will receive approximately 10 hours of flight time and 30 hours of ground school. The program fee includes room and board, approximately 10 hours of flight time; flight computer, logbook and plotter; ground school textbooks and supplies; planned tours (weather permitting); and one year OBAP student membership. The Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals Solo Flight Academy is a nationally recognized program co-sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees.

For additional information and to apply, visit:, Project Aerospace, Solo Flight Academy, Delaware State University. The application deadline is May 2, but the camp has limited space, so early application is recommended.

Contact: John Sherman | 302.730.5075 | Cost $600

Business and Finance Camps

Camp Wall Street 101 | Grades 9-12 | August 1-5  | 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Camp Wall Street 101 at Delaware State University is a day camp for students entering grades 9-12 with an interest in finance and the stock market. The camp will be held primarily in the state-of-the-art Financial Network Trading Room, which replicates a real-world trading experience and functions as a laboratory and classroom. Students will learn the basics about financial management from financial professionals. Participants will compete for prizes and awards. The camp includes a field trip to enhance their experience. Some transportation may be provided. This program is sponsored by Delaware Financial Literacy Fund.

Contact: Hazel Craig | 302.857.6970 | Cost $100 (includes lunch and snacks) | some scholarships are available

Junior Entrepreneurs in Training (JET) program | Grades 6-9 | July 18-29  | 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Does your young person have an idea but is not sure how to make it a reality? Does he or she want to know what it takes to operate a business? The JET Program at Delaware State University teaches entrepreneurship to youth in a fun and exciting summer camp. Students in the JET Program will participate in exercises to spark their creativity; participate in hands-on activities; act upon a dream and be their own boss; learn how to think like an entrepreneur; and create a business plan all while making new friends and having fun!  Students will participate in Market Day and take part ina business plan competition with the chance to win prizes and awards.  Some transportation may be provided. This program is sponsored by the Roy Klein Foundation and the Laffey McHugh Foundation.

Contact: Hazel Craig | 302.857.6970 | Cost $150 (includes lunch and snacks) | partial scholarships available

National Summer Transportation Institute | Grades 11-12 | TBA

The National STI (NSTI) is a transportation-focused career awareness initiative designed to introduce secondary school students to all modes of transportation-related careers, provide academic enhancement activities, and encourage students to pursue transportation-related courses of study at the college/university level. The program was developed to address future transportation workforce needs by ensuring that the industry has a well-trained, qualified and diverse workforce well into the 21st century. This program will take place if funding is received.

Contact: Martin Nunlee | 302.857.6931


Science Camps

(STARS) Science and Technology Academy for Residence Scholars | Grades 10-12 | July 10 - July 23

The Science and Technology Academy for Residence Scholars is a two week residential enrichment program on the campus of Delaware State University for rising 10th-12th grade high school students. The STARS program is designed to stimulate and extend the interest of high school students with a GPA average of B or above in the fields of mathematics, science and information technology. The science labs, computer labs and classrooms at DSU will be the setting for small group, hands-on activities in Mathematics, Science, Information Technology, English and SAT preparation. The majority of STARS instructors are DSU professors.

Application Deadline: April 1, 2016 | Dr. Mazen Shahin, | 302.857.7055 | Cost $1,000 (covers room, board and field trips) | More information and Application


OSCAR Summer High School/Undergraduate Student Research Program  |  Grades 11-12 | June 6- July 28 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The OSCAR Summer research program is an 8-week program where students are mentored by faculty, graduate and undergraduate student researchers from Physics and Engineering. During the 8-week program, students will conduct research in various OSCAR laboratories and at the end of the program they will present their research at the Annual Delaware State University Summer Research Symposium. Participants in our summer program will receive a stipend of $1,500 for working 35 hours per week for the 8-week duration of the program. Criteria for participating in our program: An interest in Physics, Pre-Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Technology or Chemistry; rising junior or senior, 3.0 GPA or higher, U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Application Deadline: TBA | Jacquelyn Jones​,  | 302.857.6650 


 DSU Summer Food Biotechnology Camp for High School Students  |  Grades 9-12 | Jul 11-22 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Summer Food Biotechnology Camp is a free program and an exciting new STEM program available at DSU that is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to offer high school students the opportunity to gain hands-on research experience in the Food Science Program, College of Agriculture at DSU.

This summer camp will be beneficial to students, who would not only learn bio techniques through hands on experience but would also learn about the food science major; Students will have a fun time for 2 weeks: 1) Making fermented foods; 2) Extract DNA & Protein from foods and bacteria; 3)  And more exciting activities.

Applicants should submit a Food Biotechnology application form including an essay of intentions and STEM interests. Participants will be provided with meal, research materials, food-bio certificate, souvenir, etc.  

Application Deadline: May 15, 2016  | Dr. Jung L. Lee​,   | 302.857.6448 |  Application


Sports Camps

2016 All Day Sports Camp  | Grades 1-6 | Eight weekly sessions June 6-July 29 | 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

At Delaware State University's 2016 All Sports Day Camp, college coaches will teach and work with campers, who will have access to all University-sponsored sports, the swimming pool and intercollegiate facilities to enhance their camp experience. Besides the athletic component, campers will receive a variety of non-athletic experiences. Academic enrichment, guest speakers and more have been planned each week. Payment plans are available; lunch and water will be provided by the camp, and each camper will receive a gift bag.

Contact: Coach Harris | 302.857.6449 | Cost: 130.00 per week

Women’s Basketball | Grades 9-12 (girls teams) | Dates TBA

The Women's Basketball Camp's commitment to instruction with individual techniques sets this camp apart.

Contact: | 302.857.6019, 6029 | Cost: To Be Determined

Women’s Softball | Grades 7-12 | Date TBA 

The Women's Softball one-day camp allows student athletes to tour campus as well as work with college coaches and players. After camp, each participant will receive an evaluation of their skills as well as a question and answer recruiting session.

Cost: $50 per person


Youth Enrichment Camps

Last day to register for camp is the Monday at 3:30 pm (week prior before the camp starts, registration forms MUST be processed by noon Tuesday). ( PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT EACH CAMP HAS ONLY 12 SEATS). Before & After (7:30 am - 5:30 pm) is available for an additional charge of $25.00 

MindStorm Robotics Classified  Shhh…Top Secret!!!!!!  | August 15-19 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (CLOSED)

This is the final week of Mindstorm Summer Camp and it’s top secret … Shhh! Students who have participated in the prior Mindstorm camps will build the FIRST LEGO League field missions for the upcoming competition season. They will try to predict the placement of the field’s components, how they function and the possible names of the different missions. Students will also learn about the FIRST LEGO League competition and the FLL Core Values.  Finally, the students will build and program robots that will attempt perform the various tasks on the field like at an actual robotics competition.

Contact: Kyla Hendy, | 302.857.6824 | Cost $125 | Register