Meet new friends, learn new skills, explore the outdoors, and expand horizons!

Camp LSSU 2024 offers an array of summer camps at Lake Superior State University and the surrounding area throughout June, July and August 2024 for primary and secondary schoolchildren. Activities will range for each camp and may include conducting experiments in LSSU’s state-of-the-art science labs, wading in Lake Superior to examine macroinvertebrates, or eating s’mores in front of a roaring fire.

LSSU Kids Camp: June 24th – August 16th, 2024

6 years to 12 years

This day camp (7:30 AM–5:15 PM) allows campers to enjoy arts-and-crafts projects, sports, and games while exploring LSSU’s campus and the surrounding community. Campers will be split into multiple groups for daily activities, supervised by first aid-trained LSSU student counselors. Lunch and snacks provided. For ages 5 years to 12 years. No overnight option available.

Full 8 weeks or weekly options are available.

2024 kids camp is at full capacity, to be placed on a wait list for the summer, please contact Kristin Graham at .

Aquatic Ecology and Fisheries Camp – August 5th – 9th, 2024

Entering grades 9–12

Develop skills in capturing, identifying, and comparing aquatic animal communities in our lakes and rivers. Gain experience using basic aquatic ecology and fisheries research, sampling techniques, and equipment, including fyke nets, seines, D-nets, and water quality meters. Learn the basics of aquatic science with fish and aquatic invertebrate identification and lab experiments. Overnight and commuter options available. For entering 9th–12th grades.

Criminal Justice, Fire Science, and Emergency Services Camp: July 8th-12th, 2024

Entering grades 9–12

Learn about forensic photography with identification, collection of evidence, finger printing and other evidence processing.  Explore the ballistics and firearms* used in law enforcement, experience real-life scenario weapon simulators, and participate in accident investigation and reconstruction, homeland security field trips, and self-defense for law enforcement officers.   Fire science instruction will include basic hands-on training in search and rescue, water evolutions, rapid intervention team training, ventilation, and forcible entry. For entering 9th – 12th grades.

*Firearms require a signed parent waiver in order to participate-waiver is available when you register

Engineering and Robotics Camp: July 15th-17th, 2024

Entering grades 9th–12th

Campers use industrial robots, mobile robots, rocketry, GPS, and 3D printing. Activities include extensive lab time with LSSU engineering faculty and staff and camp counselors and working with state-of-the-art equipment. Our hands-on approach and interactive demonstrations create an engaging, fun, and cutting-edge experience. Overnight or commuter options available. For entering 9th–12th grades.

  • Admiring the natural beauty of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula at Tahquamenon Falls

  • CPR Training

  • Electrofishing apparatus to catch fish

    LSSU Summer Camps High School Electrofishing
  • Careers in Natural Resources

    Careers in Natural Resources
  • Team Building

  • Examining Parasitic Sea Lamprey with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

    LSSU Summer Camps Lamprey
  • Relaxing at Big Pine Beach on Lake Superior

  • Prepping an immunoelectrophoresis apparatus

    LSSU Summer Camps High School Lab
  • Sampling for Asian Carp DNA

    LSSU Summer Camp DNA Sample
  • LSSU’s Medical Simulation Center

    SIM Center monitoring patient progress