Registration now open for Bethel University’s 2024 Pilot Summer Academy

by | Mar 15, 2024


Registration is now open for Pilot Summer Academy, Bethel University’s academic camps. Pilot Summer Academy provides students ages 9-17 the opportunity to explore their interests, experience education in a college environment and spend time learning about themselves and the opportunities available to them. In partnership with Indiana Youth Programs on Campus, Bethel University is offering our standard academic arts and sciences day camps, along with a residential nursing camp and a college introduction camp.

STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) Camps will take place July 15-19 (for ages 9-12) and July 22-26 (for ages 13-17) on Bethel’s campus. The first week includes theatre, graphic art, studio art, engineering and chemistry. The second week includes musical theatre, graphic arts and studio art.

Give it a Shot: Intro to Nursing Residential Camp will take place June 18-20 on Bethel’s campus. This immersive experience for grades 10-12 will include real simulations, local hospital visits, and hands-on experiences, while students stay in the dorms and enjoy meals in the dining commons.

Pilot Preparation: Intro to College Camp will take place June 24-28 and is for students grades 9-12. This camp has been designed for all students to explore their interests and receive tips and training on navigating applications, scholarships and the FAFSA. Campers will learn about exciting careers in business, sports management, sign language and more! Plus, hear from our faculty leaders, current students, recent graduates and local community leaders in an immersive week-long camp.

We are also very excited to announce that scholarships will be available this year for students residing in St. Joseph County, Ind. These scholarships will be based on need and can be applied for using the registration form on the website.

To learn more and register, visit

About IYPC

Indiana Youth Programs on Campus (IYPC) is a new Lilly Endowment initiative designed to help Indiana colleges and universities in their efforts to create new or expand and enhance existing high-quality, on-campus programs for Hoosier youth, ages five to 18. Indiana public and private colleges and universities that have a physical campus in the state are eligible to participate. As of September 2022, the Endowment had awarded program implementation grants to 35 Indiana colleges and universities.

About Lilly Endowment

Lilly Endowment Inc. is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation created in 1937 by J.K. Lilly Sr. and sons J.K. Jr. and Eli through gifts of stock in their pharmaceutical business, Eli Lilly and Company. While those gifts remain the financial bedrock of the Endowment, the Endowment is a separate entity from the company, with a distinct governing board, staff and location. In keeping with the founders’ wishes, the Endowment supports the causes of community development, education and religion and maintains a special commitment to its hometown, Indianapolis, and home state, Indiana.