CEET 2015 High School Engineering Summer Academy Residential Camp

The Engineering Summer Academy (ESA) is a one week residential engineering camp for students entering 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade.  This intensive summer camp challenges students to explore a specific area of engineering.  Students will perform several hands-on learning experiments in our state-of-the-art laboratories working alongside engineering faculty, alums, and current students. The camp uses inventive & creative thinking to incorporate science, technology, engineering, and math into fun and memorable experiences.

Camp Location: Engineering Building EB 354, College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, NIU, DeKalb, IL 60115

Residence Hall  and Orientation Location: Summer Conference Center, NIU DeKalb Campus, DeKalb, IL

Dates: July 6-10, 2015


  • Check-in and Orientation: 3:30 PM, Sunday, July 5
  • Check-out: 3:00 PM, Friday, July 10


Eligibility: Incoming 9th – 12th graders


Cost: Fees for participation in this residential camp is $570 if registered before April 30th, 2015. This camp fees includes the field trip, dorm stay, food & snacks, camp expenses, T-shirts and the recreational activities in the evening. 


Camp Registration: Register Now!

  1. For online registrations, please download and fill out the “Required Camp Documents”. Click here to view forms. This form must be completed and signed by a parent or guardian and returned two weeks before the first day of camp.
  2. For mailing your camp registration packets, please download and fill out the “Complete Application Packet”. Click here to view the complete application packet.

 Please note: Parents/guardians are responsible for all fees and will receive a bill from NIU for the balance owed. Camp balance must be paid in full three weeks prior to camp.


  • CREDIT CARD PAYMENT PLAN: Terms: $100 deposit due at time of registration. Outstanding balance will be charged to credit card on file 3 weeks prior to camp start (6/15/15). Payments may be made at any time prior to final due date by contacting Outreach Registration at (800) 345-9472. Please note that the charge to your credit card will appear on your statement as 'NIU Outreach, DeKalb, IL'.


  • To apply for more than one NIU Academic Summer Camp separate online registrations are required.


  • Cancellations/Refunds - Payment is refundable in full only if NIU cancels the camp, the camp is oversubscribed, or the camper is not accepted. If a camper withdraws in writing by June 14, 2015, we will refund payment, minus a $25 cancellation charge.  There are no refunds for cancellations made after 4:30 p.m. three weeks prior to the start of camp.

More Information: Additional details, including check-in and orientation instructions, parking information, what to bring to camp, and camper rules will be mailed to you after your registration from and camp fee have been received, the week of June 8, 2015. For more information or with additional questions, please contact: Suma at rajashankar@niu.edu or Tricia at psmaxwell@niu.edu.