Academic Summer Camps

Academic Summer Camps

Make new friends and learn new skills while having fun!

Each summer, hundreds of young people from the Capital Region gather at Siena College to enjoy a variety of camp experiences, make new friends, and learn new skills while having fun. Many of our camps are directed by full-time Siena faculty members who wish to share their expertise and love for teaching with our campers. Registering for camp is easy when you use our online registration process

We hope that you find the perfect camp for you and we look forward to welcoming you to the Siena campus this summer!

Questions? Call (518) 783-2307 for more information.

More camps COMING SOON! Please continue to check back for an updated list of our 2017 Academic Summer Camps.

Week of July 3 - 7

Making Mods for Minecraft

July 3 – 7 (no camp July 4) /  9 am – 1 pm  /  Tuition: $250  /  Ages 9 – 12

Minecraft is fun, but if you want to learn how to add your own content, alter gameplay, change the creative feel, or give the player more options in how they interact with Minecraft worlds, then come join us for Making Mods! Some experience with Minecraft is required. Experience with Java programming is not required, but some familiarity using Java is recommended.

Week of July 10 - 14


July 10 – 14  /  9 am – Noon  /  Tuition: $250  /  Ages: 13 - 18

CourtCamp provides a fun, yet challenging environment in which to develop critical thinking, logical reasoning, publice speaking, and professional polish. CourtCamp examines basic legal concepts, legal terminology, the American court system, and much more while focusing on a fictional case. Using that fictional case, CourtCampers prepare for a mock trial to be presented for family and friends on the last day of CourtCamp. Ideal for teens simply exploring, and for budding attorneys alike. No prior experience or preparation necessary.

Introduction to Game Design & App Development

July 10 – 14  /  9 am – 1 pm  /  Tuition: $300  /  Ages: 9 – 14

Learn the fundamentals of game design and interactive app development through a series of hands-on projects and challenges designed to promote creativity, problem solving and technical abilities. Students will learn the basics of coding to produce games and apps with a series of open-source, freely available tools. After camp, students will be able to continue working on their projects at home.

Week of July 24 - 28

Raspberry Pi

July 24 - 28   /  9 am – 1 pm  /  Tuition: $300  /  Ages 9 – 14

Learn the Linux operating system, Python programming language, how to use the GPIO inputs and outputs to control lights and sounds, a program called Motion for video capture and recording, and more with this inexpensive Linux computer.

Week of August 14 - 18

Drawing with Java Programming

August 14 – 18  /  9 am – 1 pm  /  Tuition: $300  /  Ages: 13 – 18

Discover the fun and power of being able to program! In this camp, you will write programs that create interesting, beautiful personalized drawings while learning the basics of Java. Topics covered include classes, objects, methods, variables, selection, and looping. No prior Java programming experience needed. This camp is a great head start for anyone planning to take an AP computer science course.

Prerequisite: Completed High School Algebra I course.