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OU Summer Programs and Camps




OU Summer Programs and Camps

Are you a student looking to spend part of your summer engaging with the University of Oklahoma? Then check out some of the in-person and virtual opportunities offered by OU this summer for students of various ages and ranging in length from day camps to four-week programs.




Programs for High School Students

Sooner Discovery

June 11 through July 7, 2023

Are you a high school sophomore or junior who wants to get a jumpstart on your college experience? Amplify your Concurrent Enrollment experience by taking classes and experiencing our Sooner Discovery program at the University of Oklahoma. Take college courses, earn college credit, and maximize your academic potential.

CURE Jr. Day

June 23, 2023

A one-day summer program for rising Oklahoma high school juniors and seniors to learn about careers in cancer research and medicine. CURE Jr. provides students with an overview of cancer and how researchers in the basic, translational and clinical sciences are fighting this disease.

Find Your Future Summer Education Camp

July 23 through 28, 2023

The Find Your Future Summer Education Camp is a program hosted by the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education at the University of Oklahoma. This program is designed to recruit and prepare high school students from historically marginalized and/or underrepresented groups who are interested in becoming educators in order to address the critical shortage of educators from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds in the state of Oklahoma and across the country. Students who participate will be encouraged to reflect upon their own educational experiences and develop a deeper understanding of themselves and their relationships with others in their schools and in society.

Residential Camps
  • Architecture
    June 4 to 9, 2023 (Rising 9th & 10th graders residing in Oklahoma)

  • Meteorology
    June 11 to 16, 2023 (Rising 9th & 10th graders residing in Oklahoma)

  • Geology
    June 25 to 30, 2023 (Rising 8th, 9th, and 10th graders residing in Oklahoma)

During the summer months, Precollegiate Programs offers summer academies that are free to accepted students. Students will have the opportunity to explore the campus and use the University’s classrooms and laboratories. 


Sooner Flight Academy

Various dates from June to early August

The OU Sooner Flight Academy is pleased to announce its return to a full schedule of in-person summer flight camps for 2023. The weeklong on-site Summer Camps will take place throughout June and July and are designed to provide campers ages six to 18 with fun, immersive opportunities to explore science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) as it relates to flight from an age-appropriate perspective.

Oklahoma Institute for Diversity in Journalism

July 8 to 14, 2023

The Oklahoma Institute for Diversity in Journalism offers an annual summer workshop for promising high school students. The program’s goal is to expose youth to careers in the world of daily journalism. OIDJ’s mission is to provide opportunities for students who would otherwise lack access to journalism training or who face other barriers to pursuing careers in journalism.

OU Engineering Days

June 1, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, and 24

OU Engineering Days are a summer day camp for rising high school juniors and seniors on select days in the month of June. Each day offers hands-on activities that highlight a different school in engineering.  

  • Chemical, Biological and Materials Engineering: June 1

  • Civil and Architectural Engineering: June 3

  • Petroleum and Geological Engineering: June 8

  • Aerospace Engineering: June 9

  • Mechanical Engineering: June 10

  • Biomedical Engineering: June 15

  • Electrical and Computer Engineering: June 16

  • Environmental Science and Engineering: June 17

  • Computer Science: June 22

  • Engineering Physics: June 23

  • Industrial and Systems Engineering: June 24

Fine Arts Workshops & Camps
  • Great Plains Saxophone Workshop: June 27 to July 1, 2023

  • Percussion Camp: June 10 to 11, 2023

  • Summer String Academy: July 16 to 19, 2023

The Great Plains Saxophone Workshop is a multi-day workshop open to high school through graduate-level saxophonists. Bass Bash is an annual four-day summer camp for middle and high school double bass students. The Summer String Academy is an annual intensive summer workshop focused on the study and performance of solo and chamber music repertoire for violin, viola, cello, and piano. Find more information about these camps by visiting the Fine Arts Workshops & Camps webpage. 

Future PharmeRx Day

June 10, 2023

Are you a middle school or high school student interested in learning more about the profession of pharmacy? Then this event is for you!  Attendees will get the opportunity to learn more about the pharmacy profession and pharmacy school from our faculty, students, and staff with various activities and tours.

Regristration opens on May 1, 2023 and closes May 19, 2023. Questions can be sent to For more information, visit the pharmacy recuitment events webpage

SPARK Summer Camp

June 12 to 16, 2023

OU College of Medicine invites you to participate in SPARK, a free, week-long summer program for high school students interested in health careers.

All high school students are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to upperclassmen. Space is limited, so apply today: Apply Here!

Programs for Incoming Freshmen

Summer Bridge Program

July 8 through August 5, 2023

The 2023 Summer Bridge Program is a four-week on-campus experience for freshman students who have been accepted to the University of Oklahoma and who are planning to major in an engineering discipline. The camp has been designed to help students prepare academically for the rigor of engineering coursework through course credit, team-building exercises, and seminars. Additionally, students will build relationships with peers, faculty, and staff.

Camp Crimson

August 11 to 18, 2023

Camp Crimson is OU’s official welcome to all new students. Before classes start, you will have a week full of connecting with other incoming students, learning about OU’s history and traditions, and getting to know campus. You will receive your housing assignment and move-in date over the summer. Keep updated by visiting Camp Crimson's website

Start Sooner (Both In-Person and Virtual Options)

July 9 through August 3, 2023

Application Deadline: May 1

If you're looking to get ahead on your college experience, consider Start Sooner! Start Sooner is an early start program that allows incoming freshmen to earn 6 hours of OU credit, move into your residence hall early, enjoy weekend trips to Oklahoma City and Tulsa, and connect with other incoming freshmen and upperclassmen before starting classes next fall. Start Sooner will be hosting its programming on-campus this summer from July 10 to August 4, and online programming will be available as well.