Herpetology demonstration during Discovery Day Camp

College of Engineering, Science, Technology, and Agriculture / Extension Summer Camps

Central State University Extension is excited to offer summer camps for local youth again this year. From agriculture to science and technology, we have something for every kid and young adult. We even offer a bridge program, where recent graduates can receive college credit and up to $14,000 in scholarships to attend Central State.

Central State is proud to be Ohio's only public HBCU and 1890 Land-Grant Institution. Students and dedicated faculty and staff are advancing agriculture, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics every day. The future is bright for Marauders. Innovation is in our DNA! 

Discovery Day Camp

July 10-14 at CSU Trotwood

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The Seed to Bloom Discovery Day Camp is free for rising third-, fourth-, and fifth-graders who engage in hands-on science, technology, engineering, agriculture, and math and 4-H youth development experiential learning activities.

Former World Jump Rope Champion, Mr. Shaun Hamilton, who is also President of the International Jump Rope Federation will be providing instruction on July 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., and between 1 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.

Contact Brooke Foster at bfoster@centralstate.edu or 937-381-1567 for more information.

An African American youth wears protective glasses while doing a science experiment at a Central State University Extension summer camp

Seed to Bloom Ag-STEM Institute Residential Camp

June 18-23 and June 25-30, 2023
Campers select one week to attend

Central State UniversityRegistration packet

Ag-STEM Institute camps are designed to provide activities, experiments, projects, and field experiences for rising sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-graders. Activities align with nationally recognized 4-H programs. The one-week residential Seed to Bloom Ag-STEM Institute Camp will be held on the Central State University campus.

Contact Mike McMurray at mmcmurray@centralstate.edu or 937-376-6090 for more information.

two youth summer camp participants study a plant

Climate Smart Summer Bridge Program

June 25-July 28, 2023

Climate Smart Summer Bridge Program
Central State University
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The Climate Smart Summer Bridge Program accepts applications from incoming freshmen committed to attending Central State and major in an AGRISTEM or agriculture program.

The Climate Smart Summer Bridge Program is a five-week residential camp from June 25-July 28, 2023. In addition to receiving college credit, participants will also be eligible to receive up to $14,000 in scholarship awards to complete their degree at Central State and have opportunities to engage in research and work for the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

To be eligible, you must be a U.S. citizen; complete a 500-word essay describing your background and why you want major in sustainable agriculture, environmental engineering, or water resources, and why you want to participate in the summer bridge program; and an emailed letter of reference from a teacher, counselor, or advisor.

To learn more about the program, email cestascshp@centralstate.edu.

Dr Lowell with students demonstrating field crimping

Defense STEM Education Consortium (DSEC) Summer Bridge Program

June 18-30, 2023 | Registration (PDF) | Flyer (PDF)

The Stem Academy Summer Bridge Program is a two-week residential program to help improve student success. It takes place at Central State University and is designed to give program participants the best start possible toward a degree in the Central State University College Engineering, Science, Technology, and Agriculture.

For more information contact Dr. Prosper Doamekpor at 937-376-6099 or pdoamekpor@centralstate.edu or Dr. Ibrahim Katampe at 937 376-7513 or ikatampe@centralstate.edu.

STEM student at the microscope