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Uncover Your Greatness with the SYP Outdoor Adventure Programs

Posted by Amanda McConnon

Feb 18, 2016 2:43:49 PM

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Topics: Courses, Information About Camp

Explore Forensics and CSI this Summer at SYP!

Posted by Courtney Rickard

Feb 10, 2016 9:09:01 AM

Do you watch CSI and forensics shows on TV? Have you ever wondered about how they crack those cases? Is the evidence really that telling or is there some TV magic? 

During Summer Youth Programs' Forensic Science and CSI explorations, you will learn the science behind crime scenes and what experts do to get to the bottom of those hard-to-solve investigations. 

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Topics: Courses, Information About Camp

SYP Participant and Team Win Verizon App Challenge

Posted by Amanda McConnon

Feb 4, 2016 3:23:05 PM

We are always thrilled to see our Summer Youth Program participants accomplish great things in their communities!

This week a group of Wilson Middle school students, including SYP alumni Alec Brovont, were announced the Best in State for Michigan and voted Fan Favorite during the National Verizon App Challenge for their app concept called "Pop" (Protect our Parks). The students will be awarded $20,000 for their school and a chance to build their concept into a working app. 

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Topics: Student Stories

Outdoor Adventures for Summer Youth Programs

Posted by Jared Johnson

Jan 27, 2016 5:18:34 PM

Looking for a different experience this summer? Adventure programs offer students a chance to try new activities and explore things that they may not do on their own. These programs stress the importance of a number of concepts, but are usually embedded in the activities, that students rarely notice the learning happening.

The Outdoor Adventure Program at Michigan Tech has developed courses for SYP that focus on the key concepts during the week. Take a look at the benefits of an outdoor adventure with SYP and OAP:

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Topics: Information About Camp, Instructor/Expert on Course

SYP Competitive Scholarship Programs

Posted by Amanda McConnon

Jan 20, 2016 6:00:00 AM


Each year talented students are selected to attend the various scholarship programs at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. If your middle or high school student is interested in applying to one of these programs, have them submit an application along with a teacher recommednation, an unofficial transcript, and their responses to the short essay questions.

There are also two new scholarship programs we are offering this summer!

Check out our full listing of the scholarship programs we offer to decide which one is best for you!

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Topics: Scholarship Programs

Summer Youth Programs is Hiring!

Posted by Courtney Rickard

Jan 14, 2016 5:08:15 PM

Summer Youth Programs is now hiring college students to work with our participants this summer! We're looking for enthusiastic, reliable team members that are adaptable problem solvers. Does this describe you? Think about applying!

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Topics: Information About Camp

Competitive Scholarship Applications Now Available

Posted by Amanda McConnon

Dec 22, 2015 12:57:37 PM


Each year we are excited to offer our Competitive Scholarship Programs to talented young students from across the US and the world. This year is no exception! Plus, with additional funding and grants, we are now introducing several new scholarship programs this summer! 

New scholarship programs include:

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Topics: Scholarship Programs

How to Apply for Summer Youth Programs

Posted by Courtney Rickard

Dec 9, 2015 5:24:54 PM

Are you ready to apply to SYP? Follow this guide to easily sign up for our programs online! 

Current 6th through 11th graders are elligible to sign up for our discovery-based progams. We encourage those seeking a new adventure to join us to experience innovative and hands-on learning. 

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Here is the quick and easy guide to using our online system to enroll now!

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Topics: Information About Camp

Students' Top 5 Memories from Our Summer Youth Programs

Posted by Amanda McConnon

Dec 2, 2015 11:22:35 AM


Every student has a reason for attending a summer camp. Maybe they like making new friends, want to see if they really like forensic science or maybe you're making them attend! While many students are excited at the opportunity, a few are nervous, but all students take away their own experiences and great memories from their time at Michigan Tech's Summer Youth Programs (SYP). 

Here are some of the top memories past students have shared with us on their experiences at our camp...

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Topics: Student Stories, Information About Camp

What It Is Like to Work for SYP

Posted by Courtney Rickard

Nov 18, 2015 6:20:43 PM


Working at SYP isn't like working at your average summer camp. We strive to have our counselors and staff go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that each and every participant is having the best time they possibly can. 

Have you wondered what working at Summer Youth Programs is like? Wonder no longer: we've got the inside scoop about being an employee of SYP.

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Topics: Information About Camp