Summer Camps and Programs 2021

Dentistry Summer Enrichment Program

Self-paced program: May 3–23
Virtual program: May 24–June 25

Students accepted: College juniors or seniors, or those who have graduated within the last five years and have completed the necessary science coursework to take the Dental Admission Test (DAT) after the Summer Enrichment Program.

The Summer Enrichment Program provides educational and professional development experiences for underrepresented minorities and/or disadvantaged students so that they can successfully gain admission into dental school and pursue a career in dentistry. This includes intensive DAT courses, dental school application assistance, and dental specialty panels, along with academic success, professional development and cultural competency panels. There will also be networking events with Detroit Mercy students, employees and alumni, along with local dentists.

For more, see the Dentistry Summer Enrichment Program page.


Two virtual camps will run Monday–Friday.
June 21–25: 9–11 a.m.
July 12–16: 1–3 p.m.

CyberCamp is a great way to discover the world of cybersecurity. Many students who attend a standard AFA CyberCamp go on to participate in CyberPatriot's National Youth Cyber Defense Competition during the school year. Get a head start on your STEM career and experience what makes CyberPatriot the best national youth cyber education program.

Students will learn about the basics of cybersecurity and this exciting career field. On Friday, students will go head-to-head competing virtually against each other, in a mini version of the CyberPatriot Competition.

For more information, contact:
Tamara Shoemaker

You can also find more venues across Michigan hosting CyberCamp at

Black Girls CODE

July 12–23
9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Students accepted: Girls ages 13–17

This two-week camp provides hands-on, project-based instruction with coding, community building and fun. Camp offers a space where girls can learn computer science and coding principles in the company of other girls, with mentorship from women they can see themselves becoming. Participants will be introduced to computing and will incorporate programming to build real-world applications to solve problems within their communities. Students end camp with a project that reflects their understanding of strategies in software development. For more information about the program, see the national Black Girls CODE site.

Pearl Sanchez

Science Engineering Exploration Camp (SEEC)

For details on the SEEC programs, see the SEEC Summer Camps page.

SEEC Program I

The Science & Engineering Exploration Camp is a one-week day camp that introduces campers to the exciting world of engineering, science and robotics. Attendees participate in activities that give them hands-on experiences similar to those of a college engineering and science students. Program participants will build and program a robot, while gaining an understanding of manufacturing techniques, robotic control systems, circuits and sensors. This is in addition to activities in the fundamentals of forensic science in biology and chemistry, as well as an exploration of health professions.

SEEC Program II

This is an advanced engineering camp with activities related to coding, autonomous robotics and other activities supporting areas of electronics, mechanics and computer engineering. Participants will be completing a prototype autonomous robot.

For details on the SEEC programs, see the SEEC Summer Camps page.