Explore with Us

The Wake Forest Summer Exploration Program is a hands-on STEM learning experience that allows middle school students to choose their own adventure.

*In an effort to maximize our impact, The Summer Exploration Program is paused for Summer 2024. Fill out an inquiry form to receive important program updates and stay connected with us.

Students ages 13 and older are encouraged to apply to the Online Immersion Program.

Current high school students can apply to the Summer Immersion Program, an on-campus pre-college program that takes place June – July.

Ignite Curiosity

Engage in a program led by WFU staff and explore topics of interest. Apply your knowledge through workshops, labs and simulations.

Choose Your Own Adventure

The curriculum includes hands-on activities and simulations that allow students to dive deeper into STEM topics.

Cultivate Community

Build friendships with like-minded peers from all over the world and learn alongside Wake Forest University undergraduate mentors.

“The Summer Exploration Program ensures a safe summer experience for participants, offers the unique opportunity for young students to experience “college life” in a safe way. This will help prepare my child for when he actually goes to college. Offers excellent choices for different adventures.”

Heather, Summer Exploration Program Explorer

Adventure is out there. Choose yours today.

STEM Exploration

Explorers will leave no stone unturned as they explore the world of chemistry, math, climate change, engineering and more with Wake Forest University staff!

Sports and Science

Calling all athletes and sports fans! Dive into topics related to health and exercise science while learning how to improve sports performance and prevent injuries.

Sustainable Gardening: STEM from the Roots

Roll up your sleeves and embrace the outdoors as you explore the science behind sustainable agriculture in the Wake Forest Campus Garden.

Medical Mysteries

Prepare to solve mysteries of medicine. Grab your magnifying glass and get ready to investigate epidemiology, infectious diseases, and more!

Engineering and Robotics

Unlock your passion for robotics, engineering, computer science, and more! Learn the process behind programming and developing your favorite games and robots.

NASA AstroCamp

Blast off with hands-on activities that are out of this world! You will discover topics including astrophysics, engineering, earth and planetary science, and more!