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Participating Schools

American 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

This video features activities from Transition Camp. USU STARS! GEAR UP has offered a variety of summer camps since 2016. Each camp offers a unique experience.

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

Camp Requirements

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.

Next Steps

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.