Program Description

Our California Youth Think Tank (CYTT) Summer Day Camp is for middle schoolers in grades 7-8.  This program helps middle schoolers develop knowledge, skills, character, and self-confidence needed to succeed in high school, college and beyond.  Participants will attend daily classes on the University of Southern California campus in a positive and nurturing environment.  Day Campers are taught by a dedicated team of educators, counselors and college mentors who inspire them to achieve excellence and reach their highest potential in life.

What's included

  • Daily classroom instruction & training

  • Daily buffet-style lunch meals

  • Educational materials & supplies

  • Access to college campus facilities

  • Field trip transportation

  • Trophies & awards

  • T-shirts & tote bags

Selection Process

Applicants are selected based on their application material, academic performance, maturity level, and program needs.​

Knowledge & Skills Gained

Effective leadership, communication (oral & written), critical thinking, research, organization, public speaking, debate, collaboration & team building, human relations, self awareness, and self esteem


Selection Process

Applicants are selected based on: application material, academic merit, leadership potential, character, and program needs.​



University of Southern California

Los Angeles


To be announced


Grades 6-8


Applications for our next Middle School Day Camp will be available in January 2021.


To be announced