Summer

Summer 2024 Day Camps

C2 Pipeline is excited to announce that we are hosting a variety of day camps on Wayne State University campus this summer. Our 15 high school sites will also be hosting additional local summer programming. On-campus day camps will run Monday - Thursday from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Transportation and lunch will be provided to students. This program is open to all rising 9-12th grade students; however, some of our campus experiences will just be for rising 11th and 12th graders. For campus based programs, please see our list of offerings below. For site based programs, please contact your local site coordinator. 

Camp Fees:

Students that attend one of our C2 Sites, Camps are Free!

Non-C2 Pipeline students:

  • $100 per camp
  • Payments can be made via cash, check or money order

Registration Information: 

  • To apply for camps located on Wayne State campus:
  • To apply for Grow Detroit Young Talent Counselors in Training 6 week camp:
    • Complete the appication on the GDYT website and use Referral Code C1154.
    • Complete the C2 Pipeline Summer Registration Form
    • This opportunity is only eligible for students 16 years or older and must have a home address in the city of Detroit.
  • To apply for camps located at your site:

Check out our on-campus camp offerings by clicking on the week titles below:

  • Day Camps: Week 1 (July 8 - 11)
    • Entrepreneur 101
      • Come see what it takes to become an entrepreneur with Mike Illitch School of Business and C2 Pipeline!
    • Nursing
      • A hands on experience of the role and responsibilities of a registered nurse . The experiences will encompass comprehensive skills( physical assessment, health promotion, care planning, team building, and development of a comprehensive patient case study and interactive care simulations, including virtual immersive
    • Mouth Matters
      • Participants will learn about the field of dentistry through hands-on activities using the Detroit Mercy Dental simulation lab. They will have the opportunity to engage in many activities including taking impressions, drilling a cavity in a mock tooth, learning about better food choices and much more.
    • Forensics/CSI
      • Engage in activities involved in forensic science—such as drug toxicology, ballistics and blood spatter while solving a crime scene mystery!
    • Python Programming for Artificial Intelligence and Verilog Programming for Digital Logic Design
      • Students will learn how to develop a machine-learning application using the highly popular programming language, called Python. Students will learn how to describe Digital Logic networks using a Hardware Description Language, called Verilog.
    • Future Social Workers
      • Are you interested in helping others? Want to create social change and empower others? This is the camp for you!
    • Camp Counselors in Training (16 years and older)
      • This camp is for students that have completed the requirements for Grow Detroit Young Talent and is a job shadowing opportunity as camp peer mentors.
  • Day Camps: Week 2 (July 15 - July 18)
    • Entrepreneurship: Create and Pitch Your Own Product
      • Come learn what it takes to become an entrepreneur with Mike Illitch School of Business and WSU Law School! Inspired by the famous TV show Shark Tank, students will embark on an exciting entrepreneurial journey while developing a product to pitch. The camp will conclude with our young executives pitching their ideas to a panel of judges.
    • Cyber Security: Hacking Heroes
      • This course is jam-packed with content and will take a beginner in cybersecurity & ethical hacking from baseline to being able to hack wireless routers, crack passwords, and understand the reasoning behind those processes. Students will explore their interest in computer science and cybersecurity through topics in High Tech Crime, Cryptography & Steganography, Mobile Forensics, Catching Phish, and more. This camp even offers students the opportunity to gain experience in the field of Social Engineering, the behind-the-scenes superheroes of today’s hacking headlines. Can you crack the code?
    • Mouth Matters
      • Dive into the world of dental care through interactive experiences. Unleash your inner dentist as you participate in hands-on activities that will leave you grinning from ear to ear! Explore the art of making better food choices for your pearly whites and uncover the fascinating science behind oral hygiene. Join us for a week with laughter, learning and plenty of dental delights
    • Medicine Intensive Camp (for rising 11th and 12th grade students)
      • Interested in the medical field. Join this intensive camp to learn what it takes to become a physician.
    • Hands on Health (Part 1, for rising 11th and 12th grade students)
      • Looking to earn your required community service hours to graduate or beef-up your collegeDegrees that make a difference!  Now more than ever, health professionals play a critical role in the well-being and sustainability of local and global communities. The Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences cultivates capable, compassionate, innovative clinicians and researchers. Our curriculum prioritizes interprofessional collaboration, cultural competency, and leadership, and we offer unmatched experiential learning amid the urban energy and context of the city of Detroit. If you want to make a difference, WSU Applebaum is a great place to start! application? Join this camp for exciting opportunities.
    • Future Social Workers
      • Students will get a brief overview of what Social Work is, options within Social Work as well as visit some departments to get an overview of some specific areas that Social Workers address or deal with on campus.
    • Camp Counselors in Training (16 years or older)
      • This camp is for students that have completed the requirements for Grow Detroit Young Talent and is a job shadowing opportunity as camp peer mentors.
  • Day Camps: Week 3 (July 22 - July 25)
    • Improv
      • Use theatre games and performance exercises to explore self-expression. We'll solve theatre problems and become a cohesive ensemble.
    • Mouth Matters
      • Dive into the world of dental care through interactive experiences. Unleash your inner dentist as you participate in hands-on activities that will leave you grinning from ear to ear! Explore the art of making better food choices for your pearly whites and uncover the fascinating science behind oral hygiene. Join us for a week with laughter, learning and plenty of dental delights
    • Engineering in Medicine
      • The summer program will introduce students to the research and education program focused on removing boundaries between engineering and the medical fields. Students will be introduced to the field of biomedical engineering, innovative engineering solutions, solve problems in biology, physiology, and medicine.
    • Introduction to Design Thinking
      • Students will develop an understanding of design thinking principles, entrepreneurship, and the power of innovation to change their world.  It will take students through an immersive, active innovative experience that blends design thinking, creativity, social impact, leadership, and entrepreneurship by exploring a challenge that matters to them, developing a prototype solution, completing a business model canvas, preparing and delivering a pitch-like presentation at the end of the class.  This class will be very interactive
    • Forensics/CSI
      • Engage in activities involved in forensic science—such as drug toxicology, ballisticsand blood spatter while solving a crime scene mystery!
    • Medicine Intensive Camp (Rising 11th and 12th grade students only)
      • Interested in the medical field. Join this intensive camp to learn what it takes to become a physician.
    • Hands on Health (Part 2 - Monday and Tuesday only, for rising 11th and 12th grade students only) 
      • Degrees that make a difference!  Now more than ever, health professionals play a critical role in the well-being and sustainability of local and global communities. The Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences cultivates capable, compassionate, innovative clinicians and researchers. Our curriculum prioritizes interprofessional collaboration, cultural competency, and leadership, and we offer unmatched experiential learning amid the urban energy and context of the city of Detroit. If you want to make a difference, WSU Applebaum is a great place to start!
    • Camp Counselors in Training (16 years or older)
      • This camp is for students that have completed the requirements for Grow Detroit Young Talent and is a job shadowing opportunity as camp peer mentors.
  • Day Camps: Week 4 (July 29 - August 1)
    • Minecraft Adventures
      • Put your Minecraft ingenuity into action with this video game-inspired camp. Participants will create their own Minecraft levels and learn JAVA programming to take part in exciting Minecraft design challenges, all while playing video games!
    • Nursing
      • A hands on experience of the role and responsibilities of a registered nurse . The experiences will encompass comprehensive skills( physical assessment, health promotion, care planning, team building, and development of a comprehensive patient case study and interactive care simulations, including virtual immersive
    • Gross Anatomy
      • Learn about body systems through dissections of the heart, lungs and brain & more. The camp ends with a trip to the morgue!
    • Camp Counselors in Training (16 years or older)
      • This camp is for students that have completed the requirements for Grow Detroit Young Talent and is a job shadowing opportunity as camp peer mentors.
  • Day Camps: Week 5 (August 5 - 8)
    • Objection! Mock Trial Camp
      • Learn how to think like a lawyer with Wayne State University Law School! In our mock trial camp, students will have the opportunity to explore legal careers while learning about our justice system. Students will be divided into teams and will work together to analyze an age-appropriate criminal case. The camp will conclude with our future lawyers and legal professionals competing in a mini mock trial tournament.
    • Skills to Assets
      • Forigin’s possible C2 programming will consist of daily interactive presentations, educational games, guest speakers, and field trips to local businesses. Day 1 will be focused on ice breaking and financial literacy, day 2 will focus on financial literacy and entrepreneurship (briefly), Day 3 will focus on ownership and guest speakers, and day 4 will focus on program summary and student presentations. At the end of the program students will have a in depth understanding of why financial literacy is the starting block to being a successful business owner and/or asset accumulator.
    • Improv
      • Use theatre games and performance exercises to explore self-expression. We'll solve theatre problems and become a cohesive ensemble.
    • Camp Counselors in Training (16 years or older)
      • This camp is for students that have completed the requirements for Grow Detroit Young Talent and is a job shadowing opportunity as camp peer mentors.