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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 9 through July 5, 2024

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.

Sooner Flight Academy

Various dates from June to July

The OU Sooner Flight Academy is pleased to announce its return to a full schedule of in-person summer flight camps for 2024. 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.

Cure Jr.
Cure Jr.

June 21, 2024

OU's Stephenson Cancer Center hosts Cure Jr., a one-day program for rising Oklahoma high school juniors and seniors to learn about careers in cancer research and medicine.  The day will consist of talks with doctors, medical students, researchers and other healthcare professionals plus a variety of hands-on STEM activities. Register for Cure Jr. by June 12, 2024. For questions, please reach out to Amy Lyons-Ketchum at

Future PharmeRx Day

June 8, 2024

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.

Registration closes May 26, 2024. Questions can be sent to For more information, visit the pharmacy recruitment events webpage

OU Engineering Days

Various days from June 1 to June 28, 2024 

Engineering Days are a set of one-day summer camps, broken down by specific academic majors, taught by OU Engineering faculty. These camps are a way for rising high school juniors and seniors to experience what OU Engineering has to offer on-campus. Each camp is highly collaborative and will allow for students to gain an insight into what an engineering student does.

  • Exploratory Engineering: June 1
  • Mechanical Engineering: June 6
  • Aerospace Engineering: June 7
  • Chemical Engineering: June 8
  • Biomedical Engineering: June 13
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering: June 14
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering: June 15
  • Civil and Architectural Engineering: June 20
  • Engineering Physics: June 21
  • Environmental Science and Environmental Engineering: June 27
  • Petroleum Engineering: June 28

Submit the OU Engineering Day application by May 3, 2024.


OU Esports Summer Camps

Various dates from May 27 - June 19, 2024

OU Esports Camps programming is designed to cater to various audiences, exclusively tailored for competitive players. Led by coaches and captains from our official OU teams, our camps aim to develop competitive players and enhance their skill sets through mentorship and performance enhancement. Drawing from our active developments, our team comprises vetted upperclassmen, alumni, and ECCI employees, ensuring a diverse range of expertise and mentorship. We offer a comprehensive curriculum covering gameplay mechanics, teamwork, and leadership skills, providing impactful opportunities for potential recruits to OU and the next generation of Sooners. Our camps prioritize creating a positive and inclusive learning environment where every camper feels supported and motivated to excel.

Youth Camps – In Person:

  • Overwatch 2: May 27 to 29
  • Madden 2024: June 3 to 4
  • Valorant: June 17 to 19

Youth Camps – Virtual:

  • Overwatch 2: June 5 to 7 

For questions or concerns, contact

OU Health Sciences Campus Discovery Day

June 13 and July 18, 2024

HSC Discovery Day is a one-day program, offered twice in the summer, intended for the purpose of exposing high school students to the numerous programs offered at the OU Health Sciences campus. The goal of HSC Discovery Day is to provide guidance toward a professional health career to high school students who have expressed an interest in the health sciences.

By attending HSC Discovery Day, participants will be able to describe action steps needed to pursue a career in the health sciences, given the chance to explore educational opportunities at OUHSC in depth, and identify best practices for resume building and interview skills. Students will participate in presentations from the seven academic colleges as well as the OU Norman Office of Admissions & Recruitment. Participants will also have the opportunity to engage in medical simulations like intubation, surgery, and medical imaging.

Students playing instruments
Fine Arts Workshops & Camps
  • Bass Bash: July 22 to 25, 2024
  • Percussion Camp: June 9 to 10, 2024
  • Summer Jazz Collective: June 11 to 15, 2024
  • Summer String Academy: July 14 to 27, 2024

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, and the Summer Jazz Collective is OU's newest jazz education experience. Find more information about these camps by visiting the Fine Arts Workshops & Camps webpage. 

Programs for Incoming Freshmen

Summer Bridge Program

July 6 to August 2, 2024

The Engineering Summer Bridge program serves as the premier transition program for Gallogly College of Engineering and Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy students. Each summer, incoming first-year students descend onto OU’s campus for this four-week, residential program, which seeks to provide students with academic and psychosocial support while exposing them to a wide array of professional skills critical to not only excelling as a student at OU but to adequately tackle the challenges facing our world.

Submit the OU Engineering Day application by May 1, 2024.

Camp Crimson

August 14 to 18, 2024

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 7 to August 2, 2024

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.