Our idea

Brain Camp was founded in 2016 by a group of UCSF medical students who envisioned a free camp where students from underrepresented and underserved backgrounds would have the opportunity to learn about science and healthcare. With each year the we hope to continue in this tradition to provide an exciting and enriching experience for all our students. Learn more about Our Mission  and our sponsors. ​​
The camp

Brain Camp @ UCSF is a free 1 week summer program hosted at the UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus Heights. During the week, we cover a number of different topics across the fields of neurology, neurosurgery, pathology, and more. We also provide a comprehensive overview of the UC application process through our very popular college prep workshop. Take a look at our Camp Calendar  to learn more!
Apply today!

If you are a current high school sophopmore or junior and are interested in the brain you should apply! Applications for Brain Camp open in Feburary and students are notified by mid-April. Take a look at our Application Facts page to learn more about the application process.