Dixie State University

Summer Camps

We offer a wide variety of STEM summer camps for students of all ages. Code School is a great option for college students who are interested in jumpstarting their web programming careers.

STEM Girls Camp

About STEM Girls

STEM Girls is chance for girls to explore exciting topics from Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Taught by female STEM students at Dixie with a strong emphasis on female-led innovations in STEM.

What We Do

STEM Girls code, make, and have fun! Join us for three days of STEM-based activities, crafts, and experiments.

How to Register

  • Date: July 27 – 29, 2021
  • Age Range: Girls entering K – 8th grades in fall 2021
  • Cost: $150

Scholarship Opportunities generously provided by the STEM Action Center

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Chess Camp

About Chess Camp

Design and 3D print a customized chess set, then DSU Chess  Club students will teach you strategy to improve (or learn) your chess game.  Compete in a chess tournament on the last day of camp. 

What We Do

Chess Camp participants will learn chess strategies from DSU Chess Club Students. They will also design and 3D print their own chess set with a laser-cut chess board.

How to Register

  • Date: June 8 – June 11, 2021
  • Age Range: Students entering 5th – 12th grade in fall 2021
  • Cost: $100

Camp is Full – See you next year


CSI Dixie

About CSI Dixie

In this interactive camp, high school students explore the tools and practices of forensic scientists. Participants will go on a scavenger hunt to solve a mystery and will test and analyze their samples in DSU labs.

What We Do

Learn laboratory techniques used by forensic scientists to solve puzzles and conquer the mystery escape room. Student fees include a lab coat and safety goggles.

How to Register

  • Date: June 23 – 25, 2021
  • Age Range: Entering 8th – 11th grades in fall 2021
  • Cost: $150

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D.E.A.P. Camp

(Dixie Electro-Acoustic Performance)

About D.E.A.P.

The Dixie Electro-Acoustic Performance (DEAP) Ensemble is for all DSU students and faculty interested in creating and performing sound art with electronics. Using various operating systems and software, students actively participate in rehearsals and public performances. Subjects addressed include composition, sound synthesis, programming, and instrument design.

D.E.A.P. Camp is a pipeline program for high school students interested in exploring this electronic performance.

What We Do

Bring your instrument or come as you are and learn how to compose and perform electro-acoustic music. Under the guidance of DSU faculty members, participants will learn to use and create virtual instruments using Pure Data, culminating in an informal group performance.

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How to Register

  • Date: May 26-28, 2021
  • Age Range: Entering 9th-12th grades in fall 2021
  • Cost: $50
  • Materials: camp materials will be available for checkout/pickup prior to the camp

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eSMART

How to Register

  • Date: Summer 2021 abbreviated schedule coming soon
  • Age Range: Girls should be entering the 8th or 9th grade in fall 2021
  • Cost: tbd

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About eSMART

eSMART (exploring Science, Math and Related Technologies) is a summer camp for girls entering the 8th or 9th grade. It was started by the St. George, Utah chapter of the American Association of University Women to encourage our girls to reach high and love to learn so they can be anything they want to be. Dixie State University is their main partner and hosts the camps.

What We Do

A four-day, three-night summer camp with activities from a variety of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Campers stay in the DSU dorms and learn from DSU professors and local experts on topics ranging from creating electronics to diving physiology, from geology and botany to biotechnology.


CryptoCamp

How to Register

  • Date:July 16 – 17, 2021, 9am – 1pm
  • Age range: Entering 9th-11th grades in fall 2021
  • Camp cost is $50 per student

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About CryptoCamp

CryptoCamp is a camp for students who are interested in exploring cryptography through fun, hands-on activities.

What We Do

Encode cryptosystems and learn to use attack algorithms to break them in a hands-on setting. Learn about careers in cryptography, network security, math, and computer science. No coding or cryptography experience is required.


AiMS

How To Register

    • Date: June 24 – 25
    • Times: 9am – 1pm
    • Age range: Entering 9th-12th grades in fall 2021
    • Camp cost is $50

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About AiMS

This two-day AiMS (Adventures in Modeling and Simulation) summer camp will offer high school students the chance to explore modeling and simulation skills that are becoming more essential and inevitable in the 21st century.

What We Do

Participants will be given open ended problems such as predicting trends in population and disease, sports analytics, optimal marketing strategies, and many more. Campers will integrate math techniques in new and creative ways.


Mechanical Engineering Camp - Wearable Technologies Edition

How to Register

  • Date/Time: July 12 – 15
  • Rooms: Atwood Innovation Plaza
  • Age of participants: 6th – 9th grades
  • Participants: 20
  • Cost: $150
  • Register

About Wearable Technologies Camp

This camp is designed to provide an introductory experience to physical computing with Arduino technology. Participants will work with engineering students and faculty to design, build, and code a wearable project. Students will practice skills in coding, soldering, and sewing electronic circuits.


Kids Launch Series

About The Kids Launch Series

The Kids Launch Series teaches young entrepreneurs to build and grown their business in a fun way. Learn and grow together in this fun series.

Kids Launch Jr. Series
  • Date/Time: June 14 – 18
  • Rooms: Atwood Innovation Plaza
  • Age of participants: 3rd – 5th grades
  • Participants: 20
  • Cost: $80
  • Register for Kids Launch Jr.

Kids Launch Series

  • Date/Time: June 28 – 29
  • Rooms: Atwood Innovation Plaza
  • Age of participants: 6th – 9th grades
  • Participants: 20
  • Cost: $75
  • Register for Kids Launch


    Dixie PREP

    How to Register

    • Date: June 7, 2021 – July 22, 2021
    • Age Range: 6th, 7th, and 8th grade
    • Program is free upon admission.

    More Information

    About Dixie PREP

    Dixie PREP is a free seven-week math-based summer STEM program for high-achieving intermediate and middle school students with an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math.

    The mission of Dixie PREP is to enhance students’ academic background in STEM fields in order to motivate and prepare them for success in obtaining a college degree and subsequent STEM career.

    What We Do

    Students participate in challenging curriculum, diverse career awareness, and exciting field trip experiences.

    Any student that successfully completes all three years of Dixie PREP will be accepted into the SUCCESS or ACE Academy of their choosing.  Underrepresented, female, and minority students are encouraged to apply.

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    Code School

    How to Register

    • Date: More Information Coming Soon!
    • Age Range: high school – adult
    • All accepted participants will have tuition covered through scholarships. Registration opens February 2021.

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    About Code School

    CODE SCHOOL is an intensive nine-week course, for students who are interested in jumpstarting their web programming careers. Interaction with the local industry is facilitated by Code School, and many participants are placed in internships and jobs within the software and web industries upon completing the course.

    What We Do

    Participants will learn modern web technologies, including JavaScript, databases, web frameworks, and client-side and server-side web application development, applied to real-world projects in a concentrated, quick-paced format.

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    Contact

    Cari Heizer

    STEM Coordinator

    Email: heizer@dixie.edu

    Phone: 435-879-4503

    Office: SMITH 135