Camps and Youth Programs

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Enriching, Educational and Fun!

Conference and Scheduling Services assists SIU Intercollegiate Athletics, SIU Colleges and other organizations in offering a variety of programs for youth ages 6 to 18. These camps and programs are hosted by education professionals who are experts in their various fields.

Campers will enjoy air-conditioned meeting rooms and residence halls, and diverse catering and food court options. Campers often have access to the SIU Recreation Center which offers basketball and racquetball courts, indoor tracks, a climbing wall and an indoor Olympic-sized swimming pool, as well as access to other recreational activities. 

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Youth Programs


Academic Programs

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Past Camps Offered:

  • Architecture Camp (Grades 4-6, 7-9, 9-12)
  • Challenge to Excellence (Grades 6-8, 9-11)
  • Involving Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture and Math (Grades 6-8)
  • LEGO Camps
  • Mindfulness Camp for Kids (Ages 6-12)
  • Radio-TV News Camp (Grades 9-12)
  • Saluki Enrichment Pre-Vet Program - SEPP (Grades 11-12)
  • Summer String Music Camp (June 26-30, Grades 3-8)
  • Summer Wings Aviation Camp (Grades 9-12)
  • Young Writers Workshop (June 22-23, Grades 10-12)

Art and Music Programs

Cancellation/Refund Policy: ALL requests for refunds must be submitted in writing. The registration fee, less a $15 cancellation fee, will be refunded if you cancel at least 7 business days prior to the camp. Any time after that date, refunds (less the $15 fee) will be issued for medical reasons only and must have a signed statement from your physician. If a medical cancellation request is not received by the last day of instruction, a refund will not be issued. Refunds are not given to campers who voluntarily leave camp or who are sent home for disciplinary reasons.

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After School Arts Programs:

SIU School of Music Preparatory Program and Suzuki School

Past Camps Offered:

  • Animals Around the World (Grades 1-3)
  • Art Material Expression (Grades 4-8)
  • Art With Paper (Grades 4-8)
  • Ceramics Arts (Grades 4-8)
  • Dinosaurs and Animals Throughout Time (Grades 1-3)
  • Drawing and Painting Focus (Grades 6-9)
  • Introduction to the Arts (Grades 1-5)
  • Planets, Sun, and Eclipse Workshop (Grades 4-8)
  • Portrait and Figure Drawing (Grades 4-6)
  • Sewing for Kids (Grades 4-8)
  • Working with Metal at the Craft Shop (Grades 7-12)
  • Wood Working (Grades 4-8)

Athletic Programs

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Past Camps Offered:

  • Challenger British Soccer Camp (Ages 6-16)
  • Illinois Urban Fishing Program (Pre-K-8)
  • Saluki Baseball Camp (Ages 7-13)
  • Saluki Cheerleading Pre-Tryout Clinic (High School & College Students)
  • Saluki Track & Field Jump, Throws, or Vault Clinic (Junior High & High School)
  • Saluki Track & Field Throws Camp (July 8 and/or 9, Grades 6-12)
  • SIU Bowling & Billiards Skills Camp (July 17-21, Grades 5-8)
  • SIU Bowling & Billiards Skills Camp (July 24-28, Grades 9-12)
  • Saluki Baseball Winter Hitting League
  • Universal Cheer Camp (Ages 12 and up)
  • Universal Dance Camp (Ages 12 and up)