For Students Entering Grades 10 – 12

Teen Research Programs
Summer 2022

As part of the University of California, Berkeley, The Lawrence benefits from cutting-edge work and research. Our Teen Research Programs are developed in collaboration with campus departments and enable access to people, labs, and experiences that are unique to UC Berkeley. Teens will benefit from the science content as well as from connecting with others. Meeting graduate students and faculty who are doing real-time research at the university level, and hearing their personal narratives, provides an inspiring, empowering experience and creates pathways for the next generation.

Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQ

My teenager’s needs are unique. How do I communicate that with the staff in advance?

We use CampDoc, an electronic health record system, to securely collect information about participants. CampDoc is designed to protect your child’s privacy, while alerting us to details such as allergies, medical needs, and other matters that might affect your teen’s participation in activities. The information you provide will help us to safely support your children. 

Can I register my teen up for a different grade band?

For multiple reasons, we do not recommend that participants be registered for programs designed for grade levels other than their own. If you believe there are extenuating circumstances concerning your teen, please contact lhsreg@berkeley.edu with details of your situation and your request. 

Will The Lawrence be open to the public during camp time?

The Lawrence Hall of Science is now open to the general public. It will remain open throughout the time during which we conduct summer Teen Research programs.

Can my teen sign themselves out of the program at the end of the day (for programs held at The Lawrence)?

Yes. Parents and guardians will have an opportunity prior to the beginning of the session to give permission for teens to sign themselves out at the end of the day.

Registration Q&A

Can I cancel or transfer a program I am already registered for?

  • All programs are refundable before April 30th, 2022 at midnight. If you cancel before that time in writing, you will receive a full refund. After that there will be no refund for canceling a program.
  • You may transfer to another session (providing that space is available) if we receive your request in writing 4 weeks before your camp start date. 

I am a Member of The Lawrence, so why am I not seeing the Members price?

Due to rising costs, we unfortunately had to eliminate discounts to Members. Instead, Members now receive priority registration for the camp as well as early information on dates they want, ahead of general public registration. If you have questions regarding membership, please email us at lhsreg@berkeley.edu. To purchase or renew a membership, please go here. Thank you for your support. 

What if I have other questions related to registering for programs that are not addressed here?

If you still have any other questions related to registration, please email: lhsreg@berkeley.edu  

COVID-19 Q&A

Does my teen need to be vaccinated to attend summer programs?

For the health and safety of everyone on campus, the University of California treats K-12 students including campers and interns, the same as students attending the University. Per the SARS-CoV Vaccination Policy, all campers will be required to complete the COVID vaccine program for which they are eligible, prior to attending the first day of the camp or program for which they registered. Proof of vaccination for all eligible students is required, and should be uploaded, along with other health records, into the minor’s campdoc file. In the event your camper is not eligible for vaccination, or not fully vaccinated due to age when starting camp (under 5 or recently received first vaccine), please include that information in your campdoc file by uploading a document stating that your child is not eligible to be fully vaccinated.

While we strongly encourage everyone to participate in vaccination, we recognize that there may be medical or religious reasons to defer vaccination. Exemptions are possible, and are reviewed according to procedures developed by the University of California Student Health Service.