Texas Tech University

Camps & Programs


Our camps encourage students to pursue a post-secondary education and help increase their knowledge with regards to requirements for entering a two- or four-year institution of higher learning.


Tuition includes the cost of meals, lodging, supplies, activities, transportation to/from activities; as well as a camp t-shirt, water bottle, and a fun camp experience!
Transportation to/from airport is available for additional $25/fee.

Camp tuitions is due in FULL May 15th, 2018. After that date failure to pay tuition may cause a forfeiture of your child's reservation. Our camps have limited capacity.
All payments are fully refundable through May 1st 2018, minus the credit card processing fee of $25.
After May 15th, if you are requiring a cancellation based on a medical/emergency situation, a non-refundable fee of $200 will be charged with your refund.
For monthly payment plans options, please contact our office at ideal@ttu.edu.

Campers are enrolled on a first come first serve basis. This determines their class selection/availability as well.

When a camp session fills, you can contact our office at ideal@ttu.edu to be added to a waiting list.

There are no refunds for campers who are dismissed from the camp due to disciplinary issues/illness or no show.

We are not responsible for personal belongings or lost items at camp.

CAMP RELEASE FORMS can be found here.

Run on the Wind

In the not too distant future, clean renewable energy sources will provide much of the electricity for the world's population. Wind power production is rapidly expanding, dotting the landscape with spinning turbines that promise the delivery of clean energy. Wind power is indeed a growth industry of the 21st Century and with it comes an emerging body of knowledge. Ensuring the growth of this clean energy source is largely dependent upon creating a competent well-educated workforce. Run on The Wind will provide young scholars an introduction to the field of wind science and an opportunity to consider wind science as a future academic pursuit. Open to students entering grades 6-8. Learn More>>

Science: It's a Girl Thing

Science: It's A Girl Thing is a residential camp for girls. The goals are to provide girls with strong role models and dispel myths and misconceptions about science and careers in science. Campers experience university life, hands-on classes and recreational activities. Open to girls entering grades 5 - 12. Learn More>>

Shake Hands With Your Future

Shake Hands is a summer residential camp for academically talented students. Students experience university life and attend two classes. The camp includes field trips, and recreational activities. In the summer of 2016, Shake Hands celebrates 36 years of serving the advanced learners. Open to students entering grades 4 - 12. Learn More>>

Super Saturdays

Super Saturdays consists of a variety of academic enrichment classes for students in grades K-8. Topics include: forensics, mathematics, lego-robotics, cooking, art, animal science, biotechnology and MORE. Classes take place four Saturdays in a row on the Texas Tech campus.
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Minecrafter Camp

New in the summer of 2016, our innovative Coding camp is designed to introduce middle school students to computer programming and video game design. Computers are an incredible tool and the use of computers will continue to grow throughout the 21st century. Even if your student is not interested in a career as a computer programmer, learning to program will allow your student to think computationally, which in turn can lead to better performance across all disciplines. Learn More>>

Generation TECH

In the not too distant future, clean renewable energy sources will provide much of the electricity for the world's population. Renewable energy production is rapidly expanding; wind turbines, solar panels and other renewable electric generation sources will be dotting the landscape. Renewable energy is indeed a growing industry of the 21st century and with it comes an emerging body of knowledge. Generation TECH will provide young scholars an introduction to the field of renewable energy and an opportunity to consider renewable energy technologies as a future academic pursuit. Learn More>>

Sports Media

Interested in a career in Sports Media? Wonder what it's like to work as a sportscaster? Or, what you would need to know to be a sports content producer or to host your own sports podcast or talk show? Learn More>>