Other UW Resources and Programs

Tap into other rich resources and special youth programs offered through the University of Washington. These programs are not affiliated with the Summer Youth Programs.

Elementary, Middle and High School Students

  • Arboretum Summer Day Camp — A week-long day camp of fun, educational outdoor adventures in a 230-acre outdoor classroom. Activities and themes promote environmental conservation through education and recreation.
  • Bloomin Brains Summer Camp — Come explore neuroscience and medicinal plants through science experiments, art, campus field trips and more! We welcome all students who are incoming 6th–9th graders.
  • Exploraquarium — Information about oceanography, group tours and online exhibits from the UW School of Oceanography.
  • Friday Harbor Labs — K-12 educational outreach programs and resources at Friday Harbor Labs.
  • Neurosci Community Outreach — Free resources for students and teachers with a focus on grades K-12. Use their website to request N & B community outreach members to serve as guest speakers or run interactive brain-focused activities on-site.
  • Robinson Center for Young Scholars (Summer Challenge) — An academically advanced summer camp for children who have completed the 5th or 6th grade. Our goal is to provide motivated students with an intensive, hands-on, fun educational experience in areas outside of the traditional school curriculum.
  • Robinson Center for Young Scholars (Summer Stretch) — This program offers an in-depth, intensive learning experience for students who have completed 7th–10th grades. Students can take courses for school credit (Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, Precalculus, Chemistry) and courses for enrichment (American Literature, Debate, Physics of Robots) that can provide credits depending upon the school district.
  • Robinson Center for Young Scholars (Transition School) — Transition school is a one-year college preparatory program for 7th–8th grade students intending to enter the Early Entrance Program at the UW.
  • Seattle Language and Culture Institute — The Seattle Language and Culture Institute welcomes middle and high school students from the United States and around the world to Seattle for two weeks of cross-cultural learning and collaboration.
  • UW Atmospheric Science Outreach Program — K-12 outreach program that provides events with educational discussions and demonstrations related to weather and climate.

Elementary and Middle School Students

  • Burke Museum Summer Camps — Burke's week-long, full-day camps provide a behind-the scenes museum experience. Students learn from a great team of scientists and educators and discover incredible collections of artifacts and specimens.
  • Neuroscience for Kids — Resources for students and teachers who would like to learn about the nervous system.

High School Students

  • CSE Camps — Faculty members, students and industry members will lead a variety of presentations, games and hands-on projects.
  • Department of Materials Science Camp — A week-long camp that introduces high school juniors and seniors to materials engineering.
  • DO-IT — An academically challenging program designed for deaf and hard of hearing students with skills in math and/or science who may be considering computing as a career.
  • Educational Talent Search — Provides information about college admissions and financial aid. Participants are low income and potential first-generation college attendees.
  • Health and Safety Awareness for Working Teens — Basic injury-prevention information young workers need to know before they start working.
  • KUOW Radioactive Youth Media: Intro to Radio Journalism Workshop — Students learn about journalism, audio recording, audio editing, interviewing, writing for broadcast and speaking on the air. Students create stories and podcasts on topics of their choice, and get paid for their work! Participants must be 16–18 years old, no experience necessary.
  • RC Online — RC Online is a new accelerated learning opportunity designated by the Transition School faculty, bringing an advanced college-prep curriculum to an online platform for all high school students. Recommended for 11th-12th grade students due to rigor of program.
  • SIMUW — The UW Summer Institute for Mathematics provides students with a glimpse of the depth and power of mathematics.
  • UW Academy for Young Scholars — A premier early university entrance program for Washington state high school students from the Halbert and Nancy Robinson Center for Young Scholars.
  • UW Bioengineering Summer Day Camp — For students entering the 9th or 10th grade. During camp, students will learn how UW bioengineers are tackling global health issues such as malaria, HIV, tuberculosis and cancer.
  • UW in the High School — Through the UW, high school students can complete college-level courses in their own classrooms with their own teachers.
  • UW Math Academy — For students entering 12th grade, UW Math Academy helps students develop math and problem-solving skills necessary to succeed in engineering through a four-week, intensive summer session. While the program accepts applications from any current Washington state junior, it focuses on attracting underrepresented minority students and women.
  • UW Nurse Camp — UW Nurse Camp is a free week-long day camp geared towards increasing access and opportunities in nursing to minority and low-income high school sophomores and juniors (must be at least 16 years old).


  • UW Professional & Continuing Education — Adult learners can choose from certificate programs, graduate and undergraduate degrees and individual courses offered in evenings, on weekends and online.
  • UW Summer Quarter — Through smaller, intensive classes, students quickly earn course credits, prepare for college or graduate school or enhance their skills. Courses are offered on all three UW campuses, Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma.