2015 Summer Camps


Computer Science Camps

Computer Programming & Security

Date: July 13-16, 2015

Time: 1pm - 4pm

For: Students from Grade 7 through Grade 13

Cost: $100 (includes a t-shirt)

In this workshop, students in grades 7 through 13 will learn how to program in Python, one of today's most popular computer languages. They'll then use their new coding skills to explore the fascinating and critically important field of cyber security, one of the fastest growing areas of Computer Science.



StarTalk - Foreign Languages


Date: The 2015 Chinese and Russian language programs are four weeks long. Classes begin on June 15th. The Program will conclude with the Closing Ceremony on Friday, July 10th.

Time: Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 1:30 pm will be supplemented by extracurricular activities from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm.


  • High school students: rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders
  • Lewis University incoming freshmen, rising sophomores and juniors.
  • Only those without prior exposure to Russian/Chinese will be accepted to the Program.

Cost: $0 (No Fee).

STARTALK is one of the projects of the National Security Initiative, a multi-agency effort to expand foreign language education in under-taught critical languages by funding new and existing programs and to provide incentives and rewards for foreign language learning.

STARTALK’s overall mission is to increase the number of young Americans learning and speaking critical need foreign languages by offering creative and engaging summer learning experiences for students (K-16).

Lewis University was awarded with Startalk grant five times and launched its first program in the summer of 2009. 

This year’s summer program will offer its participants intensive instruction in two critical languages. Those accepted to the Program will be able to choose to begin to study either Chinese or Russian. Both programs will be conducted concurrently on the Lewis University Romeoville campus from June 15th to July 10th.



Leadership Camps

Learning to Lead

Date: July 22 - 23, 2015

Time: 9am - 3pm

For: High School Students

Cost: $65 per person (includes lunches, snacks, t-shirt and certificate of completion)

Are you interested in learning more about leadership? Do you want to develop your own skills with team building, communication and positive group dynamics? Do you envision yourself as a leader?

Please join us for a two-day interactive program that will focus on leadership, team building and positive group outcomes. The program is open to high school age students and will be offered at Lewis University’s Romeoville Campus. This program is designed for those who hold leadership positions in high school (student council, sports, clubs, honor societies, etc.) as well as those who would like to in the future. All high school age students are welcome!

The program will be facilitated by Lewis University faculty – individuals who are trained experts in the areas of positive leadership, team building, effective communication and ethical decision making. Come be a part of this fascinating exploration of the leader within YOU!



Theatre Camps

Life in Theatre

Date: June 15-18 & June 22-25, 2015

Time: 9am - 1pm

For: High School Students from ages 14-18

Cost: $350 or $280 (for students who are relatives of Lewis University faculty, staff or alumni).

Lewis University’s Philip Lynch Theatre (PLT) in partnership with Heritage Theatre Company (HTC) is offering a unique theatre experience for high school students ages 14-18 years old. The newly formed Life in Theatre Program (LIT) will offer classes for two weeks. LIT will be held in the Studio Theatre in the Oremus Fine Arts Center, June 15-18 and June 22-25, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The eight class sessions will end with a showcase performance on June 25 at 10:30 a.m.

This unique opportunity will cost $350 per student, and a 20% discount for students who are relatives of Lewis University faculty, staff or alumni. The discounted cost is $280. Participants will perform scenes and monologues complete with costumes, lights and props in the beautifully intimate Studio Theatre. The showcase performance is FREE for friends, family and the general public.