Summer Academies


To register for the STEM Series of Summer Academies you must first register your interest on-line at the link below (Step 1). Step 2 is to submit a Student Registration Packet (link below). Lastly, once you receive notification from Bay Area LEEDS staff of your acceptance into the academy(ies) of your liking, you will be asked to complete Step 3 (payment of registration fee, if applicable). Registration fees vary depending upon the academy and its location. A registration fee-waiver is provided for those in need. Registration fees cover the partial costs of curriculum; field visit transportation; and breakfast, lunch & snacks. You can download the flyer for summer academies here.

The first step in the Summer Academy Registration process is to complete the ON-LINE registration. Step 2 is to download the General Application pdf, complete it and mail it to Bay Area LEEDS using the address in the packet.You will receive notification of your acceptance into the academy(ies). At that time, you will be asked to complete Step 3, to pay a registration fee, if applicable. A registration fee-waiver is provided for those in need.

Teachers who wish to register for the summer camps: Click here.

Please note: The Automation & Robotics Academy being held at Las Positas College in Livermore is FULL, with a lengthy waiting list. The Automation & Robotics Academy being held at CSU East Bay, Concord, still has space available.

Because we are offering one college credit after completion of the Environmental Engineering Academy, students must also enroll in Diablo Valley College. Click here for more information.

Pay REGISTRATION FEE for 2023 Summer Academies (if applicable, when notified of acceptance) here:

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Summer ACADEMIES made possible by the following sponsors:

A chance for teachers to learn more 

Bay Area LEEDS’ Summer STEM Series offers an excellent opportunity for teachers to increase their knowledge about curriculum integration, the use of project-based learning, incorporating work readiness competencies in learning, and also to expand their understanding of career opportunities available in our region in key industry sectors. It is one of the many high-quality teacher professional development opportunities available in the East Bay.

Student and Parent Testimonials

“The Summer Academy really opened me up to the field of biology. Previously, I was set on becoming a businesswoman. However, after the camp I took more science classes. It really has changed my personal outlook on life. In my second year of UC Berkeley, I am now a declared bioengineering major and not a business major.”
— Summer Camp Student

“In just a short week, I learned so much about biotechnology and developed skills that will help me with my future jobs! Along with lectures, we went on field trips and performed experiments, so we could see the science in action. The Biotechnology camp was one of the most rewarding activities I have ever done.”
— Summer Camp Student

“My boys both came home each day truly excited about meeting new students with similar interests and exploring possible careers with technical professionals. And the field trip to Big Break Regional Park was the best field trip they have ever taken!”
— Summer Camp Parent

Our sponsors make a difference in the lives of high school students each summer!

Contributing Sponsors


California Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Contra Costa Building Trades Council (IBEW Local 304, Carpenters Local 152, and Sheet Metal Workers Local 104) 

Central Contra Costa Sanitary District

Contra Costa Water District

Department of Justice Richmond Crime Lab

East Bay Regional Parks District

Eichleay Engineers

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 302



Mt. Diablo Adult Education

Operating Engineers Local 3

R & S Construction

Sheet Metal Workers Local 104

Tri-Valley Regional Occupational Program

Turner Construction Company

USDA Western Region Research Center

USS Posco Industries

Interested in sponsoring?


April Treece
(925) 672-3759

Questions about registration:

Janice Fujii
Executive Administrator
(925) 890-2624