Forensic Summer Science Institute

9 a.m.–4 p.m., $400 day camp/$550 residential

For sophomores and juniors. Cost includes a $200 nonrefundable registration fee. If you are a highly motivated student proficient in biology, chemistry, and physics, the Forensic Summer Science Institute is the camp for you. You will be given a crime scenario, which you’ll solve using state-of-the-art lab equipment to explore DNA fingerprinting, drug testing, hair and fiber analysis, ballistics, gunshot-residue testing, and blood spatter analysis. This camp requires additional forms, which can be found at

Max. number of students: 40

Leadership Institute

9 a.m.–4 p.m., $600 day camp/$765 residential

Get ready to take on the world! Fun, adventure, and becoming a better leader all go hand-in-hand in this exciting and challenging experience that will enhance your leadership skills. The LTU Summer Leadership Institute develops your leadership potential through an adventure course, technology-based activities, engaging and active workshops from business and government leaders, and more.

Max. number of students: 20

Portfolio Development 1*

9 a.m.–5 p.m., $600 day camp/$765 residential

Looking to develop your creative portfolio? Perfect for both entry and refresher levels, this camp is led by two dedicated faculty members who will help you expand your knowledge of art and design through hands-on making. Special daily guests will expose you to a variety of creative disciplines, including game art, street art, fashion design, photography, performance art, and printmaking. You’ll learn the importance of documenting your work, as well as develop your skills through the creative process. At the end of camp, you’ll display your work in a gallery show and leave with a portfolio ready for your college application process.

Max. number of students: unlimited


9 a.m.–4 p.m., $600 day camp/$765 residential

Want to explore the human mind, see how the brain works, and learn about the secrets of our behavior? In this camp you’ll conduct experiments in human perception, memory, consciousness, language, and social behavior using current research techniques and high-tech devices. You’ll learn about behavioral conditioning by training real animals to perform specific actions in controlled experimental situations. You’ll also be introduced to the main techniques for treating psychological problems so that you can play the role of a clinical psychologist in a simulated psychotherapy session. Finally, you can directly experience the complexity of the brain by having the opportunity to dissect an animal’s brain.

Max. number of students: 20

Sketching for Architecture and Design*

9 a.m.–5 p.m., $600 day camp/$765 residential

Designed to prepare you for beginning architecture and design courses, including industrial and transportation design, this camp focuses on developing your drawing skills in charcoal, graphite, roller ball, and marker. You’ll observe and draw the objects around you, our built environment, and images from photographs. Things are much easier to understand once you learn to draw them!  You’ll also visit the Detroit Institute of Art for an in-depth sketching session. This camp offers you a great opportunity to create or expand your portfolio.

Max. number of students: 25

Web Design*

9 a.m.–5 p.m., $600 day camp/$765 residential

Do you want to build your own website? Ever wonder what’s going on behind your Internet browser? Learn how to create HTML webpages with customized graphics and dynamic animations in Adobe Dreamweaver. You’ll design animated menus, rollovers, image galleries, and much more. Prior experience with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop is preferred.

Max. number of students: 18