Texas Tech University

Shake Hands With Your Future

Registrants and Families, 

You should have received a welcome email from ideal@ttu.edu with the details in regards to camp check in / check out, as well as a packing list! Please call (806) 742-2420 or email us at ideal@ttu.edu if you have not received the email. 


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Registration is CLOSED for Shake Hands with Your Future for 7th through 9th grades.


Incoming grades 10th-12th register here.

Make your SHWYF 10th-12th grade session payment here!


Additional Information


While at Shake Hands with Your Future camp, students experience university life and enroll in 2 different classes. The curriculum is focused on interactive learning activities, while also incorporating challenging concepts or discussion. The camp includes evening and recreational activities. 

Classes are taught by an experienced university or public school faculty, emphasize hands-on activities, and are interdisciplinary and allow campers to explore many aspects of STEM, Visual Performing, and Fine Arts through the lens of an academic discipline. 

  • Classes for grades 7th-9th: Computer Aid Design, Anatomy and Physiology (Pre-Med), Art, and Forensics.
  • Classes for grades 10th-12th: Engineering, Anatomy and Physiology (Pre-Med), Art, Forensics, and Pre-Law

Texas Tech University partners such as Undergraduate Admissions, Financial Aid and Scholarships, and Career Center will be invited to present to students. Students are encouraged to engage in conversation with our presenters to learn about the various resources TTU offers. Lastly, students will also have the opportunity to explore TTU through a campus tour that will take them throughout the buildings and colleges.

COVID-19 Protocols

Texas Tech camps are enforcing safety protocols for all campers. Please click here to read more about it.


After you have completed registration, please call our office at 806 742 2420 (Monday-Friday from 9 AM-4 PM) to proceed with payment. Please note that payment is necessary to secure your registration and that failure to pay may result in a forfeit of your registration. For more information on payment information and our refund policy click on the link below. 

Tuition and Payment Policy

Packing List

Summer Camp Packing List


Students are housed in Texas Tech residence halls. Students will be supervised at all times by TTU College students and staff who will be working as counselors. Our counselors have been selected for meeting our criteria, attending training, and displaying great role model characteristics.


Evenings are devoted to traditional summer fun that includes swimming, basketball, and volleyball at the TTU Student Rec Center, evening activities, and college readiness activities.

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