Academic Summer Camps

Explore Your Passion at a Higher Level

Academic Summer Camps offer high school students the chance to pursue their specific passion through academic learning and hands-on experiences at a higher level. Academic camps are open for students who have completed their sophomore or junior year.

Academic Summer Camps will be held June 14-18, 2021.

The Camp Experience

Students get to:

  • Live on campus with like-minded peers for one week
  • Learn from experienced leaders about their area of interest
  • Pursue their passion through hands-on learning
  • Grow in faith and get a college-level experience
What to Expect

Dates: June 14-18, 2021

Cost: The cost of each camp is listed below. A $50 non-refundable deposit is due immediately upon registration to hold your spot. The remaining camp balance must be paid in full no later than May 15.

Who Can Attend: High school students who have completed their sophomore or junior year.

Dress Code: Modest casual attire-including jeans, shorts, and t-shirts-are acceptable for camp activities.

Housing: All rooms will be single occupancy.

What to Bring: Download the basic camp packing list. Registered students will receive a full, camp-specific “What to Bring” list prior to their camp. All students must complete and bring their signed medical release form to registration.

Schedule: View the 2019 Academic Summer Camp Schedule.

Airport Shuttle Request: If you will need airport transportation, please contact the Taylor Admissions Office (admissions@taylor.edu). Students flying in for the Academic Summer Camps should arrive through the Fort Wayne or Indianapolis airport.

Summer Programs Scholarship: This $1,000 one-time scholarship is awarded to students who enroll full-time at Taylor University who have attended an eligible summer camp, academy, or conference on Taylor’s campus during high school and prior to senior year, and completed the required scholarship process while on-campus during the camp or conference. Contact us for more information.

Academic Camp Options

  • Musical Theatre Academy

    Experience what it means to thrive on the stage with Taylor University’s Musical Theatre Academy. This musical theatre camp focuses on the triple-threat of Broadway musical theatre: acting, voice, and dance. Work one-on-one with Taylor Theatre’s Managing & Artistic Director as she coaches you through staging and believable acting. Hone your singing performance in vocal workshops and individual lessons, and learn choreography in dance intensives. Finish the week with a showcase in Mitchell Theater.

    In addition to sharpening your general stage presence and performance, our experienced Music, Theatre, & Dance faculty will teach you how best to prepare your body and mind for your upcoming theatre arts or musical theatre audition.

    Tech track: Students interested in behind-the-scenes theatre work are welcomed to join Musical Theatre Academy to design sets, costume actors, and manage the stage. No performance can be produced without a strong tech team!

    Performers and technicians of all skills levels are encouraged to register for Musical Theatre Academy.

  • Taylor Film Academy

    Plunge into the world of film production with Taylor University’s hands-on Film Academy. Fueled by your creativity, this high-energy and fast-paced film production week will take you from concept, to scripting, through shooting and post-production editing. Get exposure to Taylor’s extensive inventory including the Sony FS-5 and the RED Weapon 8K. Take workshops with Taylor’s award-winning faculty members. Build relationships with fellow creative collaborators and finally, cap off your week by watching your work on the big screen.

    Openings for the Taylor Film Academy are limited to the first 18 registrants. Register today.*

    *Campers who participated in the 2019 Film Academy are welcome to return. Their curriculum will be modified to include advanced workshops.

  • Worship Arts Academy

    Join other committed student worship leaders in deepening your skills at Taylor University's Worship Arts Camp 2021. Learn through classes and mentoring with experienced musicians and worship leaders. Train your heart and mind in Biblical theology. Develop your abilities to work with a band. Gain practical experience through leading worship on campus.

    Worship Arts Camp is a 5-day, intensive training program for high-school-age musicians who desire to develop themselves musically and spiritually as worship leaders, and who have experience leading worship in youth groups, churches, or other settings. Join this week-long camp learning, rehearsing, and growing as a worship leader.

    For more information, contact Dr. Reed Spencer.

    Cost: $500

  • Pre-Medical Sciences Academy

    Are you considering a career in medicine? At Pre-Medical Sciences Academy, you’ll get a high-tech immersive experience in a wide range of pre-medical sciences, including physiology, biology, and chemistry.

    Guided by a team of professors from multiple majors, you’ll learn how to assess health through a variety of tests, including:

    • pulmonary function tests
    • VO2-max testing
    • cognition and balance tests
    • lab work
    • measuring blood flow and muscle tone with ultrasound
    • measuring blood pressure
    • EMG (electromyography)
    • EKG (electrocardiogram)

    As a group, you’ll conduct research by formulating questions, conducting tests, and studying the results. At the end of the week, you’ll get to demonstrate the skills you’ve learned in a simulated clinic scenario.

  • Professional Writing Academy

    Are you a writer? Are you constantly reading and writing and often creating characters, scenes, and worlds? Do you love words and want to find a way to work with them for the rest of your life? Join us at Taylor University’s Writing Academy and learn what it takes to get your words into the world. This fast-paced week will help you hone your craft, learn how to write to specifications, submit your writing, and understand the publishing world. We’ll make it less mysterious and help you understand that your love for words can be used in a variety of ways to create, to work, and to build God’s kingdom.

    Cost: $400

    Leader: Linda Taylor

Questions or Concerns?

We can't wait to see you at Taylor's Academic Summer Camps! Contact us for more information about these programs for high school students.