Author: Bradley Wells

It’s Summer Camp…But Smarter!

Join us this summer as we celebrate 50 years of career exploration at Summer Youth Programs!

We all know Michigan Tech is special and Michigan Tech’s Summer Youth Programs (SYP) are not your ordinary summer camp. Participants perform chemical diagnostics, program video games, analyze crime scenes, and learn stock market investing! At SYP students design, experiment and create while exploring careers in STEM, Arts, Humanities, and Business.

Students use a microscope to "see the invisible."
“Experiences like these are what change people. This program encourages curiosity and stimulates the development of skilled workers which will solve tomorrow’s problems.”    – SYP Participant

You can help your student spark their curiosity, explore interests, and make an impact! Enrollment is open for 2022 programs and many courses are filling fast! View the complete list of 70+ explorations and fill out an online application at Plus, as a Michigan Tech alumni your child or grandchild is eligible for a $50 discount!

Our programs are built on hands-on, engaging projects, field trips, and collaboration- designed to spark curiosity and give students opportunities not always possible in a traditional classroom. We believe every student is deserving of this experience and your gift to the  SYP Helping Hands Fund will ensure those facing financial hardships will still have the opportunity to explore their interests and career aspirations, becoming the next generation of makers and doers. 

 If you have any questions please contact us at the Center for Educational Outreach. We can’t wait to meet your future Michigan Tech Husky this summer!

SYP Staff Hiring is OPEN!

Summer Youth Programs at Michigan Tech is now hiring! We’re looking for passionate individuals who enjoy working with youth and want to inspire the next generation of makers and doers. Each year we hire 50+ undergraduate and graduate students for a variety of roles that offer a rewarding experience that builds leadership and other critical interpersonal skills. Visit our website to learn more about each position and to view our SYP info-session recording.

To apply please download, complete, and submit the SYP Staff Application to along with your current resume. One of our staff members will then contact you to schedule your virtual interview. 

If you have questions you can contact us at 906-487-2219, email, or join us for our next in-person hiring information session on January 19 from 6-7pm in the MUB Alumni Lounge.