FULL - Exploring Your Options Camp

Camp is FULL for Summer 2024.
Application is OPEN for Summer 2024. Register Now.
Application is CLOSED for Summer 2024.
This is an INVITE-ONLY camp.
Application is TBA for Summer 2024. Check back soon.

Age Group: 11th - 12th


  • Residential: $1,000
  • Commuter: $600
  • Virtual:
  • Day Camp:

Category: Survey of Engineering Sessions


  • Jul 7 - 13

Residence Hall:

Scholarships: Yes, see details No

EYO campers flying wooden planes they built outdoors
2022 EYO campers flying wooden planes they built

Exploring Your Options (EYO) is a week-long, residential program that introduces rising juniors and seniors to the varied disciplines of engineering.  EYO takes place at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, providing campers with the opportunity to interact with engineering students and faculty during the lessons and hands-on activities developed by the departments in The Grainger College of Engineering.

Get a taste of each of the following engineering fields (TENTATIVE):

• Aerospace Engineering
• Agricultural Engineering
• Bioengineering
• Chemical Engineering
• Civil Engineering
• Computer Science
• Electrical & Computer Engineering
• Industrial Systems Engineering
• Material Science and Engineering
• Mechanical Science and Engineering
• Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering


2022 EYO campers building structures with toothpicks and candy
2022 EYO campers building structures with toothpicks and candy

“The best thing about WYSE camp is the people that I was able to meet here and get close with. It also gave me plenty of opportunity to really dive deep into all the different disciplines in the engineering field.” ~2019 EYO camper

Previous EYO Camp video (2015)