Dixie State University

Summer Camps

We offer a wide variety of STEM summer camps. Popular camps for young people include eSMART, Girls Go Digital and Code Changers. Code School is a great option for college students who are interested in jumpstarting their web programming careers.

D.E.A.P. Camp

(Dixie Electro-Acoustic Performance)

How to Register

  • Date: May 27-29, 2020
  • Age Range: Entering 9th-12th grades in fall 2020
  • Cost: $50
  • Materials: camp materials will be available for checkout/pickup prior to the camp

Thanks for a great camp – See you next year!

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: Summer 2020 cancelled due to social distancing recommendations – see you next summer!
  • Age Range: Girls should be entering the 8th or 9th grade in fall 2021
  • Cost: $300 with need-based scholarships available for local residents


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.


How to Register

  • Date: Summer 2020 cancelled due to social distancing recommendations – see you next summer!
  • Age range: Entering 9th-11th grades in fall 2020
  • Camp cost is $25 per student.

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.


How To Register

  • Date: See you next year
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  • Age range: Entering 9th-12th grades in fall 2020
  • Camp cost is $25


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

How to Register

  • Date/Time: TBA
  • Rooms: SMITH 114, SMITH 127, & Atwood Innovation Plaza
  • Age of participants:9th-12th grade
  • Participants: 30

About Mechanical
Engineering Camp

This camp is designed to provide an introductory experience to mechanical engineering that is both
engaging and fun. Participants will be introduced to the wide range of disciplines within mechanical
engineering, such as mechanism design, thermal science, and electronics & circuits. They will learn the engineering design process and use rapid prototyping tools to complete a design project.

Dixie PREP

How to Register

  • Date: June 1, 2020 – July 16, 2020
  • Age Range: 6th, 7th, and 8th grade
  • Program is free upon admission.

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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: Summer 2020 cancelled due to social distancing requirements – see you next summer!
  • Age Range: high school – adult
  • All accepted participants will have tuition covered through scholarships. Registration opens February 2021.


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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Cari Heizer

STEM Coordinator

Email: heizer@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-879-4503

Office: SMITH 135