Exploring Your Options 2016 - Session 1

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Sun, 6/12/2016 - Sat, 6/18/2016
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Event Type:

Summer Camp

Participation Details:

  • Fee required
  • Registration/Application required
  • Participation is limited:
    Open to HS rising juniors and seniors (graduating in 2017 or 2018)



  • 217-244-3517


Parent Program(s):




Date and Time

June 12-18, 2016


Exploring Your Options is a week-long residential program that introduces high school rising juniors and seniors (graduating in 2017 or 2018) to the field of engineering.  EYO is held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Participants will interact with engineering students and faculty members, plan and build a project, and engage in hands-on activities prepared by departments within the College of Engineering. There are two sessions offered in addition to a Mechanical Science and Engineering Track.

  • Exploring Your Options (EYO) Session 1: June 12 - 18, 2016
  • Exploring Your Options in Mechanical Science and Engineering (EYO-MechSE): June 26 – July 2, 2016
  • Exploring Your Options (EYO) Session 2: July 17 – 23, 2016

Cost & Registration

  • The total camp fee for 2015 is $900, which covers tuition, housing, meals, and all fees for camp activities.
  • A deposit of $50 is due upon notification of acceptance into the program. Please do not send a deposit with the application materials.
  • Limited scholarships are available based upon financial need. (Scholarships supported in part by John Deere and Shell Corporation.)
  • If you are in need of financial assistance to attend camp, there is a box on your application. Please click “yes” and fill out the questions.
  • Visit WYSE Summer Camps Application for application specifics.

Application Open Dates

Applications will be accepted starting in February 2016 and ending April 15, 2016 by 5:00 p.m or until camps are full. Letters notifying applicants of their acceptance will be sent by email after complete applications have been thoroughly reviewed. A complete application includes a completed and returned recommendation from a teacher. The recommendation information is part of the application form and all done electronically. Please let your teacher know they will be receiving this via email and must complete it as soon as possible. WYSE cannot consider an application with this portion missing.

Space is limited and capped to the following for each session:

  • Exploring Your Options Session 1: 42 spaces
  • Exploring Your Options in MechSE: 24 spaces
  • Exploring Your Options Session 2: 42 spaces

Application Deadlines:

  • May 1, 2016- Deadline for reserving your spot in the WYSE camp. Registration and non-refundable $50 deposit must be completed.
  • May 29, 2016- Last day to submit full payment (remaining $850).

Application Notification:

  • Applicants will be notified of admittance no later than May 15th, 2016.

States Impacted:

University of Illinois
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