Apply Now for 2024 High School Summer Program in Rail

Planning for the third iteration of the popular high school summer camp, Tracks to the Future, is well under way. Supported again this year by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) the camp has enough funding for 200 slots spread over ten different universities. Twenty full scholarships are available at each site and program registrations are rapidly filling. This camp is open to high school students who will be enrolled in grades 9-12 in Fall 2024. FRA covers the program costs, but transportation to the host sites is not covered. Need based travel support may be available.


The 2024 registration deadline is March 15, or until filled. Register for the program here or contact for more questions.

This is a hybrid program where Monday and Tuesday will consist of virtual live classroom instruction and hands-on activities. Each student will conduct these from their homes or another location with computer and internet access. Wednesday will be a travel day to the host university and instruction will continue on Thursday and Friday at one of the university host locations. There are ten different alternatives for students to choose from and staff will do their best to assign students to their preferred location.


Tracks to the Future 2024 Session I  |  June 10–14, 2024


    • Penn State-Altoona
    • University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

Tracks to the Future 2024 Session II  |  June 24–28, 2024


    • Michigan Tech, Houghton
    • University of District of Columbia
    • University of Illinois-Champaign
    • University of South Carolina, Columbia
    • California State University, Fresno
    • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
    • Oregon State University, Corvallis
    • North Dakota State University, Fargo