Raikes School

Summer Camps

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2021 Campers at Memorial Stadium

The Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management hosts two annual summer camps for current high school students.

Innovate: The Raikes School Way and Girls Who Innovate: The Raikes School Way are camps for high school students who expect to enter college in the fall of 2023. Those with limited or no computer science experience will be given priority. (Those in the high school class of 2024 may also be accepted on a space-available basis.)

2022 Dates: July 10-23, 2022

Cost: $1,550 (Apply for need-based scholarships by April 15. Cost covers all housing, meals, instruction, and activities associated with the camp.)

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2021 Campers in the lobby of the Kauffman Academic Residential Center.
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STEM-Focused Summer Programs for Ambitious High School Students

February 2019

“The two-week program’s unique blend of computer science and engineering with innovative entrepreneurship puts this program on the map for any engineering, business, or tech major.”

A group of campers present a pitch for an app logo.
The Kauffman Academic Residential Center, which is where campers stay during their time at the Innovate: The Raikes School Way camp

Stay in the Heart of Campus

During the 2-week camp, you will stay in the Kauffman Academic Residential Center, giving you an opportunity to live and learn in the same location as Raikes School students.

Summer campers sit in class learning core programming principles and problem solving techniques

Dive into Core Programming Concepts

Through project-oriented curriculum, you will learn basic innovation concepts and programming skills, primarily in Java, a language commonly used in education and job applications.

Learn from Raikes School Faculty

Academic instruction will be led by professors who teach Raikes School courses, including the Raikes School’s Executive Director, Dr. Stephen Cooper.

Director of the Raikes School Stephen Cooper speaking to a group of students

Visit Research Labs & Local Businesses

You will visit Nebraska’s NIMBUS drone lab, Hudl’s headquarters, Spreetail’s offices on Innovation Campus, and more to learn about applications of business and computing and professional opportunities in Lincoln.

A group of students touring Hudl's headquarters in downtown Lincoln, NE.
A group of campers playing sand volleyball on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Explore the City and Nebraska’s Campus

With activities such as rock climbing at the Outdoor Adventure Center and movie nights at the Lincoln Grand, you will get a feel for what campus and Lincoln have to offer.

Campers at the bowling alley, one of the many fun, extracurricular activities at the camp

Connect with Your Peers

Through collaboration in class, evening games and activities, and trips to the dining hall for meals with your fellow students and Raikes School teaching assistants, you will gain new friends and mentors.

Application Timeline

  • January 2022

    Applications Open

    The application for admission and scholarships is now available. Apply now!

    Camp Application

    After applying to the camp, you can apply for need-based scholarships here.

  • Friday, April 15, 2022


    Deadline for both applications for admission to the camp and need-based scholarships. (Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis after April 15 if space is available)

  • Monday, April 25, 2022


    Applicants will be notified of admission and scholarship decisions.

  • Friday, May 27, 2022


    Accepted students' full registration payment is due to secure their spot. (After Friday, May 27, 2022, unpaid spots will be filled by students on a waitlist)

Questions? Contact Adam Britten, Assistant Director of Recruitment and Outreach at the Raikes School at adam.britten@unl.edu or 402-472-0737.