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Summer Camps and Programs for Students

Fundamentals of Data Analysis & Microsoft Excel for High School Students

This 1-week program takes a 360-approach to data analysis. You will learn the fundamentals of digital information and how to present data that is compelling and clear while developing Microsoft Excel skills and techniques you’ll use time and time again. Upon completion of the program, you will be better prepared to take the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification if you so choose.

This program has not yet been scheduled for Summer 2023. If you are interested in learning more about this program or other summer experiences at Quinnipiac, please contact David Charron.


Today, 82% of jobs ask for Microsoft Excel skills (or similar productivity software), making it one of the top technical skills desired by employers. Designed for both beginner to intermediate users, this hands-on program will teach you not only how to interpret and analyze data sets but also how to present data at a professional level. Through fun individual and team-based projects, you will become familiar with using formulas, functions, data validation, pivot tables, forms and more.

At the end of this program, you’ll walk away with:
  • A 360-degree understanding of how to input, proof and manipulate data within Excel and the confidence to use the most valuable features it provides

  • The knowledge and preparation to pursue a Microsoft Office Specialist Certification (exam not included within this program)

  • A certificate of completion with a Quinnipiac instructor-written review and assessment

Hands-on Experience


Sample Daily Schedule: This is only a sample schedule and is subject to change due to a variety of factors.

Time Activity Detail
9 a.m. Morning Program Meeting Check-in with the group, quick introduction to the day’s theme, and short challenge or game to get excited and motivated for the day!
10 a.m. Daily Lesson Faculty will teach and discuss the key topic for the day, incorporating hands-on learning and group discussions.
Noon Lunch Eat and socialize with your classmates.
1 p.m. Independent and Team Challenge Time This is a chance to put your Excel skills to the test in both independent and group challenges.
3 p.m. Challenge Review A chance to review the Excel challenge and get help with any difficult concepts.
4 p.m. End of Day Review & Debrief Meeting A chance to review key information and address any issues.
4:30 p. m. Dismissal Dismissal for commuter and online students.
5 p.m. Dinner Dinner will be provided for those students with full room and board.
6 p.m. Evening Activities (Group Recreation, Games, Guest Speakers, Independent and Group Enrichment Projects) The evening is reserved for overnight students to have fun, experience our on-campus amenities, and bond with each other and staff through organized group enrichment activities.
10 p.m. Quiet Time  

Program Costs

Option 1: 1-week overnight program from Sunday to Saturday. Includes full room and board as well as evening and weekend activities: $1,680
Option 2: 1-week on-campus commuter program from Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Includes lunch daily: $1,200

All options include:

  • One week of faculty-designed and delivered programming, administered online or on campus with educational support staff and program materials

  • Technology and software support

  • A Quinnipiac T-shirt

  • A certificate of completion

  • Access to special Quinnipiac Admissions events

Partial financial support may be available for those who indicate the need for financial assistance in their online application. Financial support awards are based on a combination of financial need and academic merit.

Participation Requirements

Participants must be current high school students. Typically, participants are between the ages of 15 to 18 years of age at the start of the program. Eligibility is based on grade level as of June 2023.

Equipment and Materials

Quinnipiac University will provide all required materials, including laptops, for students within this program. Students are welcome to bring their own laptops or other devices for use outside of instruction periods or with the approval of their instructor.

Application and Payment Deadlines

Deadline to apply: Monday, May 1, 2023
Space is limited per session and enrollment is based on when a deposit payment is received.

Deadline to submit payment: Payment is due within 30 days of applying to fully register for a program.

Payment Methods and Refund/Cancellation Policy

Applications are reviewed when they are received and students are accepted on a rolling basis.

This program has not yet been scheduled for Summer 2023. If you are interested in learning more about this program or other summer experiences at Quinnipiac, please contact David Charron.

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Quinnipiac University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act as an institution of higher education. Students who have a current IEP or 504 plan are encouraged to share any accommodations or modifications they may require in order to access the fundamentals of a QU summer program or camp they plan to attend.

Students requesting disability-based accommodations should indicate this within the application as well as email summerprograms@qu.edu about any and all specific accommodation needs.

Rules & Regulations

Read Quinnipiac University’s Summer Camp and Pre-College Program Policies for 2022