Summer Programs

CAPS Engineering Camps

Enter a world of imagination, innovation and learning by experiencing the rigors of engineering and mathematics. Students will be able to work in groups and independently on high energy and exciting engineering projects.

These 4-day camps are for students who will be in 7th, 8th or 9th grades during the 2017-18 school year. Camps 1, 2 and 3 provide a different experience, so students may register for multiple camps.

The instructor is Miles Riley.

Camp dates: Session 1 – May 30 – June 2, Session 2 – June 5 – 8, Session 3 – June 12 – 15

Registration begins for summer programs:  March 8, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. Click here to register. 

Registration ends for CAPS on Monday, April 3, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

Payment window opens for all summer programs:  Monday, April 10, 2017

Payment window closes The payment window will close for CAPS programs on Tuesday, May 2, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.


Explore @ CAPS

Students will learn about engineering through hands-on activities designed to make them think creatively and use problem solving skills. Campers will also experience the KU campus during a field trip to the School of Engineering labs and classrooms. Because this is a day camp, families must pick up and drop off their camper at the beginning and ending of each day. Campers are asked to bring a sack lunch with them each day.

Registration opens March 1st 2017.

  • Dates: Monday, July 17 – Friday, July 21 2017
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Location: Blue Valley Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) in Overland Park, Kansas
  • Cost: $275.00
  • For: Students entering 7th & 8th grade in Fall 2017
Click here to register. Please direct your questions to engrcamps@ku.edu 

Refund Policy: No refunds will be given for cancellations less than 5 days before camp begins. For refunds email engrcamps@ku.edu


Rotary Youth Leadership Camp (RYLA)

RYLA is designed for rising sophomores, juniors and seniors who are ready to explore and develop their leadership potential. Participants visit with local Rotarians, do a self-assessment of their leadership, spend time at the Dole Institute of Politics, volunteer at local non-profits in Lawrence, KS and work in small groups on thought provoking and challenging projects. The camp is residential and is held at the University of Kansas from June 4-8, 2017. Cost per student is $325 ($300 registration fee paid by the sponsoring club and $25 application fee paid by the student). Click here for more information and to apply.