Savannah State University Offering Educational Summer Camps

Staff Report

Thursday, May 26th, 2022

Savannah State University (SSU) is partnering with area school systems and other local community partners to offer summer camps for middle and high school students, providing exciting learning opportunities and academic enrichment. The summer camps will provide hands-on academic experiences in the areas of English and language arts, math, STEM, cybersecurity, social engineering, public relations, journalism, digital communications, leadership and career readiness.

The summer camps are scheduled for the following dates:

  • Journalism and Mass Communications Media Experience Tour:

    May 23 – June 3

  • GEAR UP Summer Bridge: June 6 - 4 and July 11 – 15

  • GenCyber Tiger Guardians Summer Camp: June 6 - 10

  • Trio Educational Talent Search: June 6 - July 29

  • Full STEAM Ahead with COE Summer Academy: June 20 - July 1 

The Journalism and Mass Communications (JMC) Media Experience Tour will allow participants to tour the JMC facility and role play a production in the TV studio, as a public relations strategist or journalist. Students will have different experiential opportunities based on interest and tour choice, and will be exposed to the world of communications, media and career opportunities.

The Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Summer Camp is grant funded and exclusively for rising 10th and 11th grade students who are currently enrolled at Beach High School and the School of Liberal Studies at Savannah High. Students should expect to learn more about math, English/language arts, and STEM topics. ACT AND SAT college entrance exam test prep sessions will also be included. 

The GenCyber Tiger Guardians Summer Camp aims to introduce cybersecurity principles to middle school students from the Savannah Chatham County Public School System, Bryan County Schools System and surrounding areas. The summer camp is a five-day program that will teach students different cybersecurity and computer science concepts through multiple comprehensive hands-on activities and simulations.

The Trio Educational Talent Search will host a series of nine summer programming opportunities for middle and high school students during the months of June and July, from a Mini Medical Camp where students will be exposed to careers in healthcare, Becoming an Effective Leader Camp to "Say it with Music" Recording and Music Video Camp. Only students who are currently enrolled in the ETS program are eligible to participate.

The Full STEAM Ahead with COE Summer Academy invites high school seniors to the STEM Education Teaching and Learning Lab to explore various aspects of education, science, technology, engineering, and math while tapping into their artistic capabilities during COE Summer Academy. The sessions will provide engaging and exciting exposure to current technologies surrounding today’s society, while increasing STEM Awareness through hands-on activities and combining those activities with the arts and makerspace opportunities. This camp is presented by the College of Education in collaboration with the Robert Noyce Teaching Scholarship Program at Savannah State University. 

There is no cost to attend the summer camps. Restrictions apply and spots are limited. Interested parties are encouraged to learn more, register and apply online by visiting