New in 2015

NIU's departments and colleges are always adding new camps to their line up of popular favorites like Speech, Athletics, and Engineering Amusement.

  • STEM Outreach is offering a new camp in 2015

Crisis on Mars!

Campers will use Andy Weir's best-selling novel The Martian as a basis to explore STEM, art and design, and creative writing.This interdisciplinary camp offers a unique experience for students to learn about the science, art, design, ethics, and writing through the creative lens of a popular science fiction novel. Contact: call (815) 753-6784 or email

  • The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences External Program is offering new camps in 2015

TV Broadcasting Camp

Campers will learn what it is like to be a real news anchor, in an actual newsroom. They will also get experience learning how to write, shoot, anchor, and edit a full news package. Contact: call (815) 753-5200 or e-mail

Geography Camp: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

Campers will learn what it takes to survive a zombie apocalypse scenario while exploring how the physical, human, and technological aspects of geography are included in their daily decision making process. Career options in the geography field will also be explored during the camp. Contact: call (815) 753-5200 or e-mail

Digital Media

Campers will be given a fun and interactive opportunity to learn the basics of media writing, editing, and learn how to merge their recorded narration with videos, pictures, and music by utilizing iMovie editing software.  Contact: call (815) 753-5200 or e-mail

Check back soon for more information on new, fresh, fun camps!