Participating SchoolsAmerican Preparatory Academy
Clearfield High School
Cottonwood High School
Eisenhower Junior High School
Ephraim Middle School
Granite Park Junior High School
Gunnison Valley High School
Gunnison Valley Middle School
Hunter Junior High School
Innovations High School
Kearns Junior High School
Kennedy Junior High School
Logan High School
Manti High School
Matheson Junior High School
Mount Logan Middle School
North Davis Junior High School
North Sanpete High School
North Sanpete Middle School
Uintah River High School
Valley Junior High School
Wendover High School
West Lake Junior High School
West Wendover High School
Camps & Activities
Experience College Life
USU STARS! GEAR UP summer camps are usually held on college campuses. They offer students an immersive experience in a college environment. In addition to staying in college dorms, most activities take place in classrooms, labs, and recreational areas on campus.
Learn and Explore
Each camp is designed specifically for USU STARS! GEAR UP to inspire learning, explore new ideas, and help students do better in school, while preparing for future education and career goals.
Make New Friends
Camp activities are engaging and encourage teamwork. Students meet mentors and students from other schools. By the end of a camp, students leave having made new friends from across the state of Utah.
Activities in 2020 at a Glance
|Camp Name||Camp Dates||Who can Apply||Registration Deadline*|
|College Bus Tour - Week 1||Mar 23 - 27||11th Graders||Feb 29|
|College Bus Tour - Week 2||Mar 30 - Apr 3||11th Graders||Feb 29|
|Engineering Camp||Jun 22 - 26||Entering 10th Graders||Apr 11|
|Game Changer Camp||Jun 22 - 26||Entering 8th, 9th, & 10th Graders||Apr 11|
|Transition Camp||Jul 8 - 10||Entering 9th Graders||May 2|
|Biology in Life Camp||Jul 28 - 30||Entering 9th & 10th Graders||May 15|
*Available spots are limited by school – contact your GEAR UP coordinator for more information
Students are expected to attend all activities at each camp. To attend you must belong to one of USU STARS! participating schools. View the list of participating schools.
How to Apply
Use the APPLY NOW button on the page for the camp that you want to attend and fill out the corresponding form. We recommend applying early since camps fill quickly.
How Much It Will Cost
These camps are FREE. All the costs for camp, which vary from $500 to $1,700, are covered by USU STARS! GEAR UP. We only ask for your commitment to attend when you apply.
Once your application is accepted, we will send you updates related to your camp via email, including consent forms, schedules, and packing lists. Details and updates will also be posted on each camp page.