Igniting curiosity and shaping futures

USF Discovery Academy

The USF Discovery Academy provides camp experiences for K-12 youth. From cutting-edge STEM camps to arts and leadership programs, our immersive experiences inspire academic and career interests, creativity, and personal growth. Our campers make life-long friendships and uncover new passions and talents. 

You may be on a college campus, but this isn’t summer school. This is a chance for you to explore your interests on your own terms, guided by your own curiosity. Our camps put you in contact with real college professors. You’ll try new things and build confidence and skills.

USF is ranked #2 Safest College in Indiana by Niche and is among the top 10% of safe college campuses nationally. You know your camper will be safe and cared for during their experience.

Our faculty-to-camper ratio is 1:15, and our counselor-to-camper ratio is 1:5. This allows for more personalized attention. Campers develop meaningful relationships with counselors, faculty, and other students. 

One-third of our campers qualify for full or generous partial scholarships. Our scholarships provide opportunities for all young people to experience new interests, build mentor relationships, and connect with their peers on a college campus.

Each camp offers a unique adventure. Find yours with us!

Discovery Academy is regularly adding new programming throughout the year.

For select camps, you can now add up to two hours of additional camp experiences per day.

Don’t miss out on a Discovery Academy experience because it is financially out of reach. We work hard to ensure our camps are as affordable as possible for every family. We offer generous full and partial scholarships. 

Our commitment to excellence is reflected in the caliber of counselors and instructors who guide and inspire our campers. Our staff brings a passion for education and a genuine interest in nurturing the potential of every camper.  


Nestled amidst lush summer trees in bloom and wooded areas, the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne boasts a stunning campus that captivates visitors with its natural beauty. Many of our buildings overlook Mirror Lake, showcasing our elegant architecture. It’s a peaceful place.  

Our Crown Point Location is integrated within a hospital system, putting our Healthcare Academy campers at the heart of healthcare innovation. Surrounded by dedicated medical professionals, state-of-the-art equipment, and a dynamic learning environment, campers gain firsthand insights into the healthcare industry.

Ready to Discover?

Connect with USF Faculty, develop a skill set, and find new interests — all with new friends in a safe and caring environment.

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