Country: United States
Applicant Eligible Countries: Worldwide
Type of Opportunity: Summer Schools
Duration: 3 weeks
Price: The tuition per session is $3,000 ($6,500 for international students)
Each year, the DaVinci Camp Summer Institute invites talented, motivated middle and high school students to partake in an integrated art and applied sciences program. The camp combines mathematics, engineering, science, and art instruction in a hybrid program that embodies Leonardo da Vinci’s original concepts of a Renaissance scholar.
Students will engage in three-week, all-day sessions that combine hands-on workshops and other activities. This fast-paced environment allows students to thrive academically creatively, and analytically with other students who share their passions. Students are able to engage in life on a prestigious college campus and interact with alumni from Berkeley, Stanford, MIT, and Caltech, all of whom lead the program. Sessions are offered at all four campuses.
Students will have fun and learn how to have fun learning in this program, exercising their imaginations and talents as they work to understand complex math and science problems. Activities include visits to NASA JPL, learning at the Getty Research Institute, and attending performances by the San Francisco Ballet and Opera or Los Angeles Philharmonic. Students will hike at the Inyo National Forest, or learn Brazilian batucada, among a myriad of other activities.
Session One lasts from June 9 until June 28. Session Two runs from June 23 until July 13. Session Three begins on July 5 and ends on July 24. Session Four begins on July 27 and ends on August 15.
Tuition includes instruction, course materials, field trips, and snacks. Other meals and transportation are not included. Tuition is $3,000 per session, with partial need-based financial aid available for qualified students.
To apply, interested candidates must submit a General Application along with a nonrefundable application fee of $50. Admissions are on a rolling basis, with those applying early receiving top preference. Students must submit supplemental questionnaires and a video essay to the panel, as well as a need-based application form, if desired. Questions may be directed to ContactUs@davinci-camp.com.To learn more and apply, click here.