Engineering Summer Academy

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.



Students must be entering the 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade for the 2014-2015 school year


Camp Dates and Times:

July 14 – July 18, 2014

Check-In: 3:30 p.m., Sunday, July 13, 2014  

Check-Out: 3:00 p.m., Friday, July 18, 2014



$575.00 before June 13, 2014

$595.00 after June 13, 2014


Camp Registration:

For online registrations, please download and fill out the “Required Camp Documents”.   Click here to view forms.  These forms must be completed and signed by a parent or guardian and returned by Monday, June 30, 2014.  To apply to more than one NIU Academic Summer Camp separate online registrations are required.


Credit Card Payment Plan:

A $100.00 deposit is due at the time of registration.  Any outstanding balance will be charged to the credit card on file three weeks prior to the camp start date (Monday, June 23, 2014).  Payments may be made at any time prior to the final due date by contacting Outreach Registration at 800-345-9472.  Please note:  Parents/guardians are responsible for all fees and will receive a bill from NIU for the balance owed.  The charge to your credit card will appear on your statement as ‘NIU Outreach, DeKalb, Illinois’.  


More Information:

Additional details, including check-in procedures, orientation instructions, parking information, what to bring to camp, and camp rules will be mailed to you after your registration and camp fee have been received (by June 30, 2014).  



Payment is refundable in full only if NIU cancels the camps, the camp is oversubscribed, or the camper is not accepted.  If a camper withdraws in writing by Monday, June 30, 2014, we will refund payment, except for a $25 cancellation charge.  There are no refunds for cancellation made after 4:30 p.m. on June 30th.  


Driving Directions/Maps:

To view driving directions and/or maps, click here.


Course Selection:

The specific areas of engineering that will be taught will depend on the interest of the alums/faculty that volunteer- TBD