Cabrillo Youth Summer Institute (CYSI)

Hosted By: 
S4C/ Cabrillo Extension
Middle and High school students in Santa Cruz County

CYSI  is designed to start students on their journey to college and careers.  The goal is to provide exciting and effective programming to expand their areas of interest and hopefully ignite a passion for a successful life path.  


Camps run in 5 day sessions for 4 hours a day.  The camps start at either 8:30am or 1:30pm and allow students to attend both sessions in the same week for a full day experience.  Examples of the types of camps include: Engineering for Girls, Engineering for Boys, Computer Building, Photoshop, Culinary Arts, SAT Prep, Science of Food, Video Production, Entrepreneurship, Astrophotography, Fashion Design, and more.


2012- Camps were offered for middle school students only

6 Career paths represented 

11 Courses

215 Students

2013- Camps were offered for middle and high school students

18 Career paths represented 

26 Courses

Utlized both Aptos and Watsonville Campuses

411 Students