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Summer Programs

All programs listed below have varying deadlines for applications and entrance qualifications, please refer to the listed links for the most up to date information.  For a printable version of this listing, please click here.

PACT, Program in Algorithmic and Combinatorial Thinking at Princeton University

While it is true that computers and programming are a major part of modern computer science, the Program in Algorithmic and Combinatorial Thinking (PACT) – funded partially through the National Science Foundation and Rutgers University and hosted by Princeton University through the Center for Computational Intractability – goes beyond that. The program teaches students about the mathematics and algorithms fundamental to the computer science field. Many summer programs teach high school students programming and application development, but this six week intensive course is one of very few with a theoretical and proof-based emphasis.  The only requirements to participate are high school algebra, willingness to work hard and be challenged, and, above all, the desire to learn.

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Indiana University of PA’s Summer Honors Program

The Cook Honors College hosts IUP’s Summer Honors Program (SHP), where talented rising high school juniors and seniors get a first-hand look at life on campus. It’s a unique opportunity to explore college classes. You’ll make new friends, learn more about higher education, and feel a connection with other scholars. The living-learning environment in the residence hall will bring you together with students from across the country, giving you a sense of what your first year of college will be like. The peer counselors will be there with you to share their experience in single-gender wings of Whitmyre Hall.

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Boston University

Summer Programs for High School Students

We invite you to choose from five exciting and challenging summer high school programs. Each program offers the opportunity to explore new subjects and college life—while making friends with fellow students and participating in social activities in Boston and on campus. Join other motivated high school students from 49 states and 87 countries and experience a great introduction to college life and academics.

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Summer Challenge

Experience college life and challenge yourself academically with our two-week residential summer program for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. As a Summer Challenge student, you choose two of eighteen seminars that will expand your academic horizons. You take part in lectures, discussions, individual and group work, and project-based assignments as well as field trips. Our small class sizes mean that you receive individual attention from our experienced college instructors. Summer Challenge students also participate in a college admissions workshop that provides them with insight into the college application process.  Learn more here.

High School Honors

In this challenging honors program, students study alongside Boston University undergraduates, earning up to 8 college credits in six weeks. The High School Honors Program offers more than 90 undergraduate courses—such as economics, chemistry, and philosophy. Guidance is provided to students in identifying subject areas and courses that are appropriately challenging and applicable to future college work.  Outside the classroom, High School Honors students interact with a dynamic community from across the country and around the world. Students participate in social activities both at Boston University and throughout Boston.  Learn more here.

Academic Immersion

If you’re looking for a high school summer study experience that combines classroom work with practical applications and experiential learning activities, then our AIM program is an ideal opportunity for you. Focusing in-depth on a single topic, the program incorporates field trips, guest speakers, group projects, and lab work. You will be immersed in your subject of interest and in college life—including a number of planned, social group activities on campus and around Boston—while gaining insight into potential majors and career paths that you might be considering.  The AIM program is residential only and open to rising high school juniors and seniors.  Learn more here.

Summer Preview

Our one-week non-credit Summer Preview program offers a choice of three seminars to rising high school freshmen and sophomores like yourself. You will have the opportunity to explore an academic interest in-depth or investigate an entirely new subject.  We’ve designed our Summer Preview seminars to be small to allow students to immerse themselves in a specific topic through lectures, discussions, and individual and group work. Our students also benefit from a college workshop that will help them maximize their high school studies in order to be better prepared when the time comes to fill out college applications.  We also offer a variety of planned social group activities so you can get to know both Boston University and the city of Boston.  Learn more here.

Research Internship in Science & Engineering

Under the mentorship of our distinguished faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students, high school summer Research Internship in Science & Engineering (RISE) students work on a research project designed by their professor for forty hours each week of the program. You will perform research in your chosen discipline while acquiring invaluable technical and analytical skills as well as insight into the scientific process.  We offer hands-on research opportunities in the following areas: astronomy, biology, biomedical engineering, chemistry, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, medical laboratory research, neuroscience, physics, and psychology.  Learn more here.

PROMYS (Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists)

PROMYS is a challenging program designed to encourage ambitious high school students to explore the creative world of mathematics. Each summer, approximately 80 high school students from around the country gather on the campus of Boston University for six weeks of rigorous mathematical activity. Through their intensive efforts to solve an assortment of unusually challenging problems in Number Theory, participants will practice the art of mathematical discovery. The problem sets encourage students to design their own numerical experiments and to employ their own powers of analysis to discover mathematical patterns, formulate and test conjectures, and justify their ideas by devising their own mathematical proofs.

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Pratt Institute’s Pre-College Summer Program

Every summer, Pratt sponsors a college-level program for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors at its Brooklyn campus. It is an intensive immersion experience; approximately 400 high school students, ages 16–18, seize the opportunity to experience college-level study in Pratt Institute’s PreCollege program. Students are immersed in a program of art, design, architecture, or creative writing, modeled after Pratt’s undergraduate offerings. Upon completion of the program, students earn four elective college credits.  The summer PreCollege program consists of four classes, as well as lectures and cultural and social events. Students pick one of the credit-bearing electives offered; and are automatically enrolled in a Foundation class (also credit-bearing), an Art History/Appreciation class, and a Portfolio Development class, (both are non-credit, pass /fail courses) to complement their chosen elective.

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The Catholic University of America High School Drama Institute

The CUA High School Drama Institute is a two-week residential drama program for students who wish to pursue a serious summer drama training experience. If you want to strengthen your acting skills, work hard with like-minded students, and live on a university campus, this summer experience is for you.

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Manor College’s Summer Programs

Manor College is hosting three different programs this summer; Introduction to Veterinary Medicine, Culinary Camp, and Forensics Camp.

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United States Naval Academy

Summer Seminar

The United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar is a fast-paced, six-day experience for high achievers who have completed their junior year in high school. Summer Seminar teaches you about life at the Naval Academy, where academics, athletics, and professional training play equally important roles in developing our nation’s leaders. If you think that you may be interested in pursuing an appointment to one of the nation’s service academies and serving your country as an officer, you should seriously consider attending the Naval Academy’s Summer Seminar.

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Summer STEM Program (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics)

Engineering is all about creating, building, and making things better! So what does it take to be an engineer? If you like math and science, you are off to a great start. If you enjoy discovering new things, solving problems, and learning how things work – even better! Creativity, persistence, and the desire to make the world a better place are also important qualities. Becoming an engineer requires hard work and a good education. Our summer program will be a great start to your career in science and engineering.

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Gettysburg College is hosting the following summer programs.

Camp Psych

The goal of Camp Psych is to provide a window into how psychological science works. What are some of the major questions investigated by psychologists? Campers will get hands-on experiences that introduce them to research in psychology in a fun, challenging, and engaging environment. Campers will not simply learn about cutting-edge issues and research in psychology; they will engage in research themselves. Perfect for students interested in psychology, this camp gives students an insider view of the field as well as preparation for college studies.

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Government Leadership Camp

The Eisenhower Institute’s Government Leadership Camp is a summer program for highly motivated high school leaders who have a desire for understanding American government, a passion to refine their leadership skills, and a drive to make a difference.

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Writing Camp

Writing Camp provides an in-depth introduction to all four genres of creative writing: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and writing for stage and screen.  Modeled on Gettysburg College’s highly successful gateway course, Introduction to Creative Writing, and taught by the college’s own senior faculty in creative writing, Writing Camp offers a constantly engaging, hands-on experience in how to write and how to talk about writing.

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Civil War Institute Summer Conference High School Student Scholarship Program

Every summer for the last thirty years, the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College has hosted a summer conference where public audiences and leading historians come together for small group discussions, battlefield tours, panel debates, and presentations. Sessions, lodging, and meals are held on the 200-acre college campus.  The Civil War Institute Summer Conference at Gettysburg College is a four-day program held annually in June.  Scholarships to attend the summer conference are available for high school students, who may apply to participate in our High School Student Scholarship Program.  The high school student scholarship program serves high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a demonstrated interest in the history of the Civil War Era.

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The University of Illinois is offering and hosting several summer opportunities for high school students.


Girls’ Adventures in Mathematics, Engineering, and Science (GAMES) is an annual week-long camp, designed to give academically talented high school girls (rising 9th-12th graders) an opportunity to explore exciting engineering and scientific fields through demonstrations, classroom presentations, hands-on activities, and contacts with women in these technical fields.  They present an advanced curriculum, use world-class instructional facilities, and provide an “away from home” experience at one of the best engineering schools in the world.  Enrollment in the program is limited to ensure the quality of the academic experience. GAMES has a selective admissions process based on academic performance, a written essay and a teacher recommendation.

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Illinois Aerospace Institute Summer Camp

The Illinois Aerospace Institute summer camp is a one-week residential program for students entering grades 9-12 who are interested in learning about the fields of aerospace engineering and aviation.  Though most of the students who attend are from the Midwest, students come to us from all over the U.S. and internationally. Many have some sort of experience with the aerospace field, through model rockets, remote control airplanes, or having a family member who is a pilot, but no experience is necessary; just an interest in learning about the field of aerospace engineering.  The Institute is held on the campus of the University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign. Students stay at in a University or University-certified residence hall with live-in camp counselors.  Students will learn about a variety of topics regarding aerospace engineering through classroom sessions, laboratories, demonstrations, and hands-on activities.

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Exploring Your Options

Exploring Your Options (EYO) is a week-long residential program that introduces high school rising juniors and seniors to the field of engineering.  EYO is held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Participants will interact with engineering students and faculty members, plan and build a project, and engage in hands-on activities prepared by departments within the College of Engineering. EYO is also offering a Mechanical Science and Engineering Track.

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Discover Engineering

Discover Engineering (DE) is a week-long residential camp for rising freshmen and sophomores who are interested in math and science. Students will work on several projects that will incorporate different aspects of engineering. DE is also offering a Bioengineering Track.

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Yale University is offering several summer programs through its Yale Young Global Scholars Program.  Some of them include the following:

Politics, Law, and Economics

The Politics, Law, and Economics (PLE) session of the Yale Young Global Scholars Program is aimed at students with an interest in understanding American legal principles, economic ideas, and values and practices of government in historical and comparative perspectives. Using and critiquing the vast resources of the American intellectual and political tradition, students move on to consider potential solutions for important contemporary social problems.

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International Affairs and Security

The International Affairs and Security (IAS) session (formerly known as Studies in Grand Strategy) of the Yale Young Global Scholars Program is designed for students with interests in international relations and security. The session emphasizes leadership development, and draws on historical examples and contemporary issues to help students think strategically and negotiate potential responses to complex international dilemmas.

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Science, Policy, and Innovation

The Science, Policy, and Innovation (SPI) session of the Yale Young Global Scholars Program is targeted at students with interests in emerging global challenges in fields such as global health, environment, and energy, all areas that require technical expertise, policy fluency, and innovative leadership to effectively confront.

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John DiGregorio Summer Science Program

The G. John DiGregorio Summer Science Program is a full time, 8-week forensic science research program held annually during the summer. Our high school students are given orientation in laboratory safety and practice, laboratory skills, and analytical chemistry. Students are assigned hands-on research projects conducted at The Forensic Sciences Mentoring Institute (FMI). Students are guided through their research by Forensic Science Graduate students from Arcadia University as well as practicing forensic scientists and FMI staff. The pairing of students with mentors helps the high school students develop new thinking and scientific skills, and to express their ideas as well as learn from the opinions of their peers.

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Service Learning in Public Policy Program

Presented by the Freedoms Foundation, Service Learning in Public Policy is an advanced leadership development program for high school achievers who want to be catalysts for positive change in their world. The week-long program, which will be held August 2-7 at the Freedoms Foundation’s Valley Forge, PA campus, will include meaningful service learning opportunities for everyone, public policy courses and discussions, leadership development and communications workshops, and presentations and discussions with college admissions officers to help students prepare for the college application process.  Perfect for those interested in a career in healthcare, nursing, medicine, law, government, politics, energy, conservation or the environment.  For students with leadership potential, a strong desire for community service, 3.5 minimum GPA and recommendations required.  Scholarships available and applications online.

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George Washington University Pre-College Programs

Areas of study include the Arts, Business and Economics, Engineering, English, Writing and Communications, Math and Science, Medicine and Health Sciences, Government, History and more!!

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Drexel University Pre-College Programs

Each summer, Drexel offers highly motivated and talented high school students the opportunity to explore what college life is all about.  A variety of programs are available such as Biomedical Engineering, Environmental Science, Business, Culinary Arts, Sports Management, Medicine, Neuroscience, Interior Design, Digital Fabrication, and much more.

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Some of these specific programs are:

Materials Camp

Materials science and engineering lies at the very heart of all engineering… everything has to be made of something, right?  The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Drexel University, in conjunction with the ASM International Philadelphia “Liberty Bell” Chapter, hosts Materials Camp®, a week-long, hands-on academic day camp designed to introduce high school students to the exciting and important field of materials science and engineering. Materials Camp® provides the perfect opportunity for high school students to explore the field of materials science and engineering.  Materials Camp is open to high school students entering their junior or senior year that are highly motivated, inquisitive learners with math and science aptitude.

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Mini-Med Summer Camp

If you’re ready to get serious about your aspirations to become a doctor or simply wondering what it might be like, Drexel University College of Medicine Mini-Med Summer Camp can provide this opportunity.  Medical School is a big commitment but this one-of-a-kind experience can open the door to enlighten you about a future career in medicine. Be an active participant!  You’ll get to observe surgical procedures from inside the operating room, shadow physicians during clinical office hours, and participate in medical simulations, just to name a few activities.

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Camp Business

Camp Business, sponsored by Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business, is an enriching summer program designed to give rising high school juniors and seniors an intensive introduction to both collegiate and corporate business education — and it shows them that business can be both fun and exciting!

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Mock Trial Experience

An intensive five-day program introducing high-ability students to mock trial and trial advocacy. Students will begin by learning the basics of trial procedure, courtroom decorum, the rules of evidence, and how to make proper objections. They will be coached throughout the week by local attorneys and members/coaches of the nationally competitive Drexel University Undergraduate Mock Trial team. Students will then divide into teams and work on writing direct and cross examinations, opening statements, and closing arguments. Students will practice their roles throughout the week, and the Mock Trial Experience will conclude with two trials on the final day. Parents and loved ones are invited to attend the final trial and award ceremony on Friday afternoon. This program will help students develop skills applicable beyond the field of law such as public speaking, creating an effective themed presentation, construction of logical arguments, asking the right questions, and teamwork.

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Barnard Summer Programs in New York City

Programs for rising high school junior and senior girls.  Students from around the globe come to New York City to pursue their passions in a rigorous, academic setting.  With six distinct programs to choose from, ranging from entrepreneurship to dance, you have the unique opportunity to explore an area of interest on a deeper level through both in-class discussions and city exploration. As part of the learning experience at Barnard, you will get a taste of both college life and the Big Apple!  Subjects include writing, literature, art, theatre, film studies, psychology, architecture, religion, political science, coding/web design, leadership, gender studies and more!!

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Carnegie Mellon Pre-College Programs

Our summer Pre-College programs will show you what life at Carnegie Mellon is all about – from the classroom to what’s happening on weekends. You’ll meet people from all over the world, be inspired by our world-renowned faculty, take part in the excitement of campus and have the opportunity to explore the city of Pittsburgh.  Several programs to choose from including AP/Early Admission, Architecture, Art and Design, Drama, and the National High School Game Academy

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Summer Discovery

The World’s most popular high school pre-college and study abroad programs from over ten universities, from California to Italy.  Pre-College Enrichment and intensive Business Institutes, as well as College Admissions and Cultural events/

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The University of Penn offers over a dozen different summer programs for high school students ranging from academic-based to the arts.  There is something for everyone.  Check out the website for more information.

Engineering Summer Academy @ Penn

The Engineering Summer Academy at Penn (ESAP) welcomes highly motivated and talented students to explore Engineering at the college level.  The Academy’s intensive, three-week programs combine sophisticated theory with hands-on practical experience in cutting-edge technologies. Work with leading faculty, live on Penn’s historic campus, and connect with new friends from around the world.

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Summer VETS Program

The Veterinary School at the University of Pennsylvania will again offer a summer program for both college and high school students (11th and 12th graders). The Veterinary Exploration Through Science (VETS) program is an exciting experience held during the summer of 2018.  This is a day program of one week sessions. Two sessions have been designed specifically for college students and two sessions have been designed for high school students. The program has been created for those who are interested in the science of veterinary medicine.  Students will participate in two rotations with our fourth-year vet students and experience veterinary medicine throughout our small animal hospital.  Special labs in Pathology, Microbiology and Anatomy have been created specifically for the students participating in our program which will be taught by our renowned faculty or veterinary students.

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Smith College’s Pre-College Programs for Girls

Smith’s exciting pre-college programs are for high school girls who want to pursue their academic interests in and out of the classroom, strengthen their college applications and meet other motivated and ambitious college-bound young women.  Designed by Smith’s professors and staff, the engaging curricula will give you a taste of Smith’s outstanding programs. Along with incorporating interactive components and challenging materials, your learning experience will earn you a recommendation from a Smith professor to use in your college applications.  In addition to stellar academics, Smith’s pre-college programs are also about having fun. Make new friends, explore the campus and the lively town of Northampton, and enjoy such activities as a talent show, bowling and weekly movie nights.

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University of Delaware Edge Pre-College Program

The UD Edge pre-college program prepares rising high school juniors and seniors for a future as successful college scholars. By emphasizing academic excellence, practical skill-building, and student leadership, Edge offers young individuals the challenge, independence, and excitement of a living and learning experience that can only be found at a top national university.

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The University of Notre Dame is offering several summer programs for high school students ranging from Seminary Immersion to Summer Scholars, Leadership Seminars to Study Abroad opportunities.

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Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences

The Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences (PGSS) was established in order to provide a summer enrichment experience in the sciences and mathematics for talented Pennsylvania high school students and to encourage them to pursue careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics. The program provides instruction in biological sciences, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and computer science, with emphasis on collaborative learning and team research.

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Bucknell University

Engineering Camp

The College of Engineering at Bucknell University invites you to Engineering Camp 2018. This program is an academically challenging, hands-on introduction to various engineering disciplines, topics in technology, and how basic scientific phenomena are applied in engineering design. The curriculum includes classroom instruction, laboratory demonstrations and experiments, and a variety of other interesting and fun academic activities.

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Bucknell Academy Summer Experience (BASE)

Develop creative problem-solving skills that will help you make an impact on the world at the Bucknell Academy Summer Experience (BASE).  At Bucknell, faculty and students from across academic areas share expertise to find innovative solutions to pressing issues. As a BASE participant, you could join them to work on questions like:  How can environmental engineers and global managers work together to create clean water technology and make it accessible to people around the world?  What perspectives do performing artists bring to the work of biomedical engineers as they develop prosthetics for actors or musicians?  Our days will generally begin at 8 a.m. and end by 10 p.m. Your schedule may include a faculty or an alumni speaker, group discussions, hands-on projects, reflection, presentations, college advice, and (fun) opportunities to get to know our campus, our community and other BASE participants.

The College of New Jersey offers several Pre-College opportunities for High School Students.  To find out more information on all of their offerings visit but listed are two of their most popular programs.

Bonner Summer Fellows

Summer Bonner Fellows will serve organizations in Trenton and its surrounding communities. Trenton is a small city that presents a typical array of urban challenges. Students coming to the program should be prepared to work in a well-supervised group within an urban context. In the past, TCNJ’s Bonner Center has worked closely with such organizations as The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, Habitat for Humanity, environmental organizations, urban garden groups, tutoring programs, homes for individuals with developmental disabilities, and youth sports organizations.  Summer Bonner Fellows will also take part in evening film screenings, discussions and other intellectual/recreation activities. TCNJ admissions staff will lead a session on highlighting community engaged learning during the college admissions process.

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TCNJ Robotics Summer Camp

Rising high school juniors and seniors are invited to apply for an intensive summer Robotics Camp offered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), and sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).  The intent of the camp is to motivate the most creative minds of a new generation of prospective Electrical and Computer Engineers to become global leaders in an increasingly technological world. The program aims to create a community of students who participate in and contribute to an intensive and powerful academic experience delivered by distinguished educators and professionals.

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Duke University is offering two Pre-College opportunities for High School Students.

Summer College

Get ahead this summer and earn college credit with academically-motivated students from around the world in Duke University’s Summer College for High School Students.  If you are a current 10th or 11th grade student, you are eligible to apply. This program, a four-week, credit-bearing program offered by Duke University, attracts students who represent the next generation of leaders from around the world.  Immerse yourself in an international college experience by enrolling in this elite program designed to provide the academic and residential environment conducive to collegiate success.

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Summer Academy

Have fun and enjoy personal enrichment classes with academically-motivated students from around the world in Duke University’s Summer Academy for High School Students.  Students currently in grades 9 – 12 are eligible to apply.  Summer Academy for High School Students, a three-week, non-credit-bearing program offered by Duke University, attracts students who represent the next generation of leaders from around the world.  Immerse yourself in an international experience by enrolling in this elite program designed to provide the academic and residential environment to gain a global perspective on multiple areas of interest for young leaders.

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The University of Pittsburgh

The Bridge College Prep and Leadership Academy

The Bridge is designed to provide the best collegiate preparation experience in the world.  The program is targeted for high school rising juniors and rising seniors with the intentions of applying to and attending college.  Student participants will be exposed to leadership development experience and college preparation workshops to provide the knowledge and skills to assist with the college application process and making the most of the collegiate experience.

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Health Careers Scholars Academy

The dynamic world of health care plus the expertise of University of Pittsburgh academics and facilities. This educational mixture shapes a unique, academically rigorous, hands-on campus experience for students attending Pitt’s Health Career Scholars Academy (UPHCSA) each summer. The Academy is often a springboard for future studies in medicine. All students are assigned to a concentration course to pursue one area of study in depth.  The courses vary from year to year, but in the past have included health care for the chronically ill, family and child health, behavioral health, geriatrics, global health and public health.  Every effort is made to match students with their first choice, but if demand exceeds space, some may be assigned to their second or third choice.  The intent of the concentration course is to give students the opportunity to investigate one area of study in greater depth.  The students then apply that knowledge to other aspects of the program.  The course includes site visits to local facilities so the students may observe professionals at work.

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Camp Neuro Philadelphia

Camp Neuro is a 1-week (Monday to Friday) summer day camp running daily from 8:30am to 4:00pm.  The camp is open to all high school students (including Spring/Summer 2018 graduates) at least 15 years and older as of first day of assigned session. Camp Neuro, run by local medical students, serves as an ideal introduction for any high school student interested in exploring a career in medicine or psychology.  With a focus on both education and real-world experience, Camp Neuro provides students with a unique opportunity to learn directly from experts in both the medical and psychological fields.  In addition, this 1-week summer day camp provides a foundation for healthy living with an emphasis on both diet and exercise.  Although Camp Neuro’s primary focus is on care and maintenance of the brain as well as psychology, it provides an excellent starting point for careers in all fields of medicine.

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Camp Cardiac Philadelphia

Camp Cardiac is a 1-week (Monday to Friday) summer day camp running daily from 8:30am to 4:00pm.  The camp is open to all high school students (including Spring/Summer 2018 graduates) at least 15 years and older as of first day of the assigned session.  All of the following and more is included:  Campers receive a certification card from the American Heart Association.  Campers will learn a variety of skills, including how to tie surgical knots, take patient histories, and perform basic routine physical exams.  Lectures cover basic heart anatomy and physiology.  Campers learn about careers directly from professionals a given field (e.g., physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, dietician, perfusionist).  Campers receive hands-on experience as part of their basic heart anatomy.  A panel of medical campers will discuss their individual paths to medical school, and pass on the tips and lessons that they’ve learned from their experience.  Campers learn the benefits of maintaining a heart-healthy diet, and how developing healthy eating habits now can serve them well throughout their lifetime.  Campers learn various techniques to become/stay physically fit.

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Temple University offers several different kinds of summer experiences; check out most of them here.

Temple University’s College of Engineering is offering these following summer programs.


Temple University’s College of Engineering is offering an exciting, one- week summer program for female high school students entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year. The program features hands-on projects in robotics, bioengineering, environmental engineering, civil & mechanical engineering; field trip to NASA; and the ability to interact with professional female engineers.

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Learn how to build programmable mobile robots and compete with other high school students in the Delaware Valley and get a great introduction in Electrical and Computer Engineering.  Topics to be covered are: Electrical components: Resistance, capacitance and electromagnetic induction coil.  Electronic components and integrated circuits: Diodes, transistors, operational amplifiers and timer circuits.  Programmable microcontrollers, photoresistors, infrared sensors and transmitters.

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Summer Owls Leadership Experience

Temple invites rising high school juniors and seniors to apply for the Summer Owls Leadership Experience.  This three-week innovative program will give you a memorable academic and residential college experience. You can earn academic credit from a nationally and internationally recognized university while sharpening your critical and analytical skills, meeting new people and having fun.  If you attend Temple University you could be eligible for a $4000 scholarship.

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Summer Science @ Jefferson

Students who have completed at least two years of high school, are in good academic standing and demonstrate a sincere interest in biomedical sciences can apply for a four-week summer program focused on exploring how science is used in everyday life.  Areas of study include cell biology, molecular biology, cellular pathology and the biology of disease. Students learn laboratory techniques such as cell culture, DNA sequencing and polymerase chain reaction, and they discover how these techniques are applied to criminal investigations, paternity testing, disease diagnosis and the development of new pharmaceutical products.

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Miami University (OH) Summer Scholars Program

The Summer Scholars Program provides a rich, early college experience for academically-talented rising high school juniors and seniors from across the globe. Students will join an engaged community of learners for an intense, two-week program in which they do the following: participate in challenging, immersive academic modules centered on a specific topic or area of interest; learn alongside our leading faculty and professional experts; reside in a “living-learning” community with other Summer Scholars participants and get a real preview of college life — live in a residence hall, eat in our award-winning dining halls, and enjoy campus facilities such as our Recreational Sports Center and Goggin Ice Center, attend special workshops on topics such as the college admission process and financial assistance. Get an insider’s look at the college application process — learn about ACT/SAT test preparation, how to find the right college fit, how to write the best college essay, as well as get an introduction to financial aid and scholarships.  And, participate in special excursions to local attractions, such as Kings Island, and a Dayton Dragons game.

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Stanford University

Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes and Summer College

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies produces an array of programs for academically talented young students everywhere. Programs are available online and in-person, during the summer and year-round, and feature broad exploration or intense study in a single subject. The choice is yours!

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Each year the American Legion sponsors programs for those interested in civic involvement.  They are listed as follows:

Keystone Girls State Program

The American Legion Auxiliary Keystone Girls State program is an amazing, week long, simulated government immersive learning experience. America’s future leaders, now the high school girls become “citizens” and are assigned mock cities where they assume roles in the fictional “National” and “Federal” political parties, run for and hold offices that mirror their state’s elective offices. They learn from a dedicated group of volunteers, the fundamentals about the legislative process, the three branches of government, and parliamentary procedure. The high school girls that participate in this prestigious program learn life long lessons in leadership grounded in civility, teamwork, advocacy, consensus building, and respect. They have fun, and make lasting friendships. They leave enriched, using what they learn throughout their lives for the betterment of our country.

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Keystone Boys State Program

Pennsylvania American Legion Keystone Boys State is a unique week-long summertime educational program that does not emphasize classroom lectures and textbook learning. Instead, it focuses on participation and personal experience in a model state, complete with governing bodies and elected public officials. It is designed to mirror the structure and operation of its respective state government. The American Legion believes there is no better way to assure the survival of our republic than to train our young people in the ideals and objectives of American Government. Boys State is designed to supplement the information taught in high school civics classes. It is an activity born out of a need for youth training in practical citizenship, leadership and to instill a working knowledge of the structure and operation of government.

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State Police Youth Week

Cadets participate in a wide variety of instructional sessions with Local, State Police, and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies.  You will learn how to work as a team and be taught self-esteem, as you will be the future Leaders of our state and nation.  There will be classes in Pennsylvania Vehicle and Crime Codes, forensic sciences, radar, riot control, tactical drug operation through the use of specially trained dogs, weapon firing, and other police-related skills.  This is a six-day camp used to introduce students in all procedures of law enforcement.  Cadets, female or male student who has turned 15 yrs. old by the start of camp & has not turned 18 yrs. old by the end of camp. The Post or District Commander, or his/her representative will interview each cadet nominated to select candidates, and their alternates.  Cadets must be in good health, with no physical defects, and have an average or above standing in their class and of course express a personal interest in either law enforcement or military service.

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Pre-College Program

NYU Pre-college offers rising high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to experience academic and student life at New York University. This academically rigorous program places high school students in six-week, intensive, college-level courses with current college students and allows them to gain academic credit, which may be applied to a future degree.  Courses are available in more than 30 academic areas. With NYU Precollege, you can explore the archeological history of New York City, visit major New York sports facilities and learn the business of sports management, begin to master a foreign language, practice the art of journalism, or delve into business while going behind-the-scenes at Manhattan hotels and restaurants.

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Summer Journalism @ NYU

For everyone from raw journalism beginners to sophisticated young reporters, NYU Journalism’s Summer Academy will bring you into the world of new-age multimedia journalism. The East Village, one of New York’s most historic and culturally rich neighborhoods, is home to NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, whose world-class faculty will be your guide. You will learn new techniques and sharpen your skills with opportunities to have your best work professionally published.

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Summer @ Stern

Rising high school juniors and seniors who are interested in learning the essentials of business and knowing more about the Stern School of Business at NYU are invited to apply to Summer @ Stern. Take courses in Business and Investments, and Behavioral Economics and the Science of Decision Making from Stern’s leading faculty. Topics include accounting, finance, marketing, economics and psychology.

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Summer Engineering @ NYU

Develop your technical skills with a fun and challenging course over the summer while earning college credit. The NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering offers multiple summer courses for high school students, including Introduction to Engineering and Design, Pre-calculus, and Web Design.

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Cyber Security Program for High School Women

The Cyber Security Program for High School Women is a two-week program providing an introduction to the fundamentals of cybersecurity and computer science at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. Cybersecurity combines the studies of computer science, forensics, law, and computer programming to protect networks, computers, programs, and data from attack, damage or unauthorized access. Our program invites qualified young women to participate in lectures, hands-on training, and day trips to New York City technology firms where they will receive an immersive and supportive introduction to the interdisciplinary field of cybersecurity. Students will be provided access to an online-accessible Virtual Lab (VITAL) to facilitate extracurricular and self-learning activities and will be prepared to compete in the nation-wide Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW) annual High School Forensics Challenge.

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NYU School of Professional Studies High School Academy

During the summer, the NYU School of Professional Studies offers high school students a range of programming opportunities to live and learn in the heart of New York City, the cultural and financial capital of the world. We offer a range of options in order to allow for greater flexibility and student preference. Our programs enable students to explore career options and experience college.

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Loyola University of Chicago Pre-College Summer Scholars

The Pre-College Summer Scholars program is open to high school students who have successfully completed their freshman, sophomore, or junior year, enabling them to enroll in undergraduate courses at Loyola University Chicago.  There are several different programs available, all of which allow students to choose between for-credit and non-credit academic options and gives students the option to live on campus or commute from home.  Students set meetings with advisors and other campus partners to discuss the college admission process, on-campus social and cultural life, and Loyola’s commitment to service and social justice.

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Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW)

Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW) is a one-of-a-kind summer program that offers in-coming high school juniors and seniors a unique and challenging opportunity to see what it is like to run their own business.  Participants will make up an “imaginary” management team where they will learn first-hand about the Free Enterprise System. Their task – turn their failing company into a financial success! They will develop their own marketing strategies, design a website and in essence, make all of the decisions that are demanded of real-life company executives. All work and no fun–NO WAY! PFEW provides students with a chance like no other – to experience what it is like to live on a college campus.

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The Stevens Summer Pre-College Programs

The Stevens Summer is a pre-college experience that challenges, and promotes discovery and exploration. Each summer, talented high school students from the United States and all over the world come to Stevens for a true residential college experience. Get a taste of campus life, experience hands-on projects, visit successful companies, take a bite out of the Big Apple, and make your college application stand out!  Check out all the various different programs offered, including but not limited to, Engineering & Science, Computer Science, Pre-Med Science and Engineering, Creative Coding, BUILD (Bots using Innovations & Learning Design), Business, Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E), Technology, Society & the Arts, Multimedia Immersion, Game Design, Science, Technology, and Society (STS), Foundations in Electronic Music

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Syracuse University’s Summer College Programs

Summer College for high school students offers a broad range of 2-, 3-, 4- and 6-week programs that represent the various colleges and schools at Syracuse University. Summer College offers 6 week programs in forensics, engineering, computer science, architecture, and game development; 4 week programs in acting & musical theater; and 2-week programs in creative writing, portfolio prep, design & studio, recording studio techniques, social media, management, novel writing and web design.  Their goal is to make sure they’re offering programs that reflect the richness and diversity of the majors and minors at Syracuse University.

For information on all the various different programs available, visit this site.

Summer @ Georgetown

Georgetown University is offering numerous different programs from Summer College to Institutes and Fundamentals. Check out the website for all the different options.

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Lebanon Valley College is offering the following summer opportunities.

Daniel Fox Youth Scholars Institute

The Summer Scholars program is a residential experience for exceptional high school students (who have completed 9th, 10th, or 11th grade), with participants completing challenging academic activities, learning about career opportunities in their chosen fields, gaining knowledge as to how to successfully navigate the social side of college life, and demonstrating to others a firm interest in higher education.  Two camp options are available this summer: Actuarial Science & Health and Biomedical Sciences.

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Summer Music Camp

Calling all high school age instrumentalists and vocalists!  Come join the fun at Lebanon Valley College’s Summer Music Camp.  Spend a week learning with our professional music faculty. Share your love and passion for music with other students from all over the East Coast.  Experience the Music Department at Lebanon Valley College during your camp experience.  You plan your own camp experience by selecting a primary and secondary concentration, electives, and private lessons.

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John’s Hopkins Engineering Innovation Summer Program

Engineering Innovation is an exciting college-level summer program for motivated high school students with an aptitude in math and science and an interest in (or curiosity about) engineering. This program has been available to high school students since 2006. In the program, students learn to think and problem-solve like engineers and have the opportunity to earn Johns Hopkins University (JHU) credit.  By applying knowledge of math and science to labs and hands-on projects, the concepts learned in high school classrooms are linked to real-world practice.  Additionally students’ confidence grows as they attend college-level lectures, solve problems, test theories and ultimately learn to think like engineers.  Several sites offered nationwide.

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Point Park University offers many summer programs for those interested in the arts and digital media.

Dance Workshop

The Dance Workshop is a two-week technique program designed to strengthen and enhance existing skills.  There is no audition required for this program though space is very limited.

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International Summer Dance

International Summer Dance is a comprehensive dance program that specializes in BALLET, JAZZ and MODERN.  The curriculum includes daily technique classes in ballet, jazz and modern, supplemented by pointe and variations, male technique, pas de deux, tap, music for dancers, pilates and yoga.   Summer Dance is a six-week program; however, students unable to commit to six weeks can attend for three weeks. Students cannot mix or choose your weeks. Students must be able to commit to either the first three weeks of the program or the full six weeks.  Auditions Required.

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Screenwriting Camp

Here is your chance to learn the craft of screen and television writing to see if you’re the next JJ Abrams, David Chase or Diablo Cody.  At this one-week intensive scriptwriting workshop, you’ll learn the elements of storytelling, find your voice as a writer and create your own scripts, as well as learn what it takes to work as a team of writers to develop a television spec script of some of the hottest shows out there.  At the end of the course, you’ll have completed a short script, the tools to uncover the mysteries of storytelling, and a collection of exercises to jump-start your creativity.

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Camp Hollywood

Are you the next Peter Jackson, James Cameron, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino or Kathryn Bigelow?  Here’s your chance to find out.  At this intensive two-week workshop, you’ll write, direct and edit your own short film. You’ll also work on the crew of several of your classmates’ movies.  Camp Hollywood will teach you the essentials of how to make a great movie. You’ll learn how to operate the Panasonic HVX-200 HD digital video camera and how to use and optimize Adobe Premiere editing software to polish your production. At the end of the camp, all the films will be screened at a mini-film festival.

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Traditional Animation Camp

From Disney to anime, this week of animation camp covers the classic techniques that are still used today in the animation industry.  Students begin by creating animations for a 19th century animation device called a Zoetrope. This allows them to learn a little about the history and the principles that make animation possible.  Students learn classic hand-drawn techniques and ToonBoom software. They will develop their cartooning skills and learn the storyboarding process. Believable movement will be created by studying momentum and observing actual motion. Techniques for creating personality and emotion will be explored.

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Digital Animation Camp

Have you ever watched The SimpsonsFamily GuySpeed RacerBugs Bunny, and Avatar The Last Air Bender? Well, these are just a few examples of digital animation.  Spend a week learning the skills required to breathe life into the characters and stories that exist in your imagination.  This intensive five-day workshop explores the art of illustration, animation and the creation of worlds for the characters you imagine. Using Adobe Creative Suite, students will develop characters, learn the concepts and techniques of animation, and watch the world of their imaginations come to life.

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Saint Francis University STEM Summer Academies

Saint Francis University’s STEM Summer Academies are week-long programs designed to provide an opportunity for talented high school students between their sophomore/junior and junior/senior years to experience science, engineering and computer science in action.  Students will have the opportunity to earn college credit while working in teams to complete a real-world project and present their results. Program activities include: classroom and laboratory learning experiences; hands-on environmental and industry-based learning experience; field trips and recreational activities guided by experienced SFU student mentors.  Several different academies are being offered, such as; Environmental Engineering Design, Gaming, Chemistry, App Inventor, Science of Exercise Physiology, and Solar Sciences.

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Vermont Summer Academy

Vermont Summer Academy at Green Mountain College (GMC) are academic camps for high schoolers looking for a pre-college experience.  Our co-ed academic program for rising 8th through 12th-grade students from around the globe. Located in Poultney, Vermont, GMC provides a wonderful backdrop to students looking for an amazing summer of transformative academic and personal growth.  Students have the opportunity to study one course in depth. We call that their Major. In addition to the studies associated with their major, students will also get to choose classes from our list of electives. Our electives are designed to be short, fun introductions to interesting academic pursuits.  We have gone to great lengths to ensure each class is fun, rewarding, intensive and hands-on … in short, awesome. Majors include: Adventure Education Summer Program; Culinary Arts; Forensic Science; Psychology; Philosophy; Pre-law; Pre-Med/Biology; Veterinary Science; Writer’s Workshop; Studio Arts: Drawing, Painting and Sculpture; Environmental Studies and Renewable Energy Ecological Design (REED)

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Marist College Summer Pre-College

Attention current sophomores and juniors! Expand your academic and creative aspirations this summer at Marist College. Students entering their junior and senior year of High School as of Summer 2018 are invited to attend one of the Summer Institutes at Marist College – ranked one of the “Best 373 Colleges and Universities,” and “25 Most Connected Campuses” by the Princeton Review. You’ll learn from experienced professionals and talented faculty, while spending two to four weeks in your choice of the heart of the historic Hudson River Valley, the birthplace of the Renaissance, or both!  You’ll have several class sessions each day mixed with time to study, local excursions, day-long field trips and, of course, recreation. Living in dorms, eating in the cafeteria, studying in the state-of-the-art academic facilities, and enjoying either of the beautiful Marist campuses will provide you with a well-rounded college experience. Your days will be full, demanding, fun, and rewarding. You’ll make new friends and maybe even discover what you want to be when you grow up. Think that’ll happen at a summer job?

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Play By Play Sports Broadcasting Camps

Do you love sports? Would you enjoy a career as a TV sports journalist? Have you dreamed about being a TV sports anchor or calling a last second, game winning shot on radio or television? This is your chance to learn how to become a sports broadcaster at the nation’s premier Sports Broadcasting Camp for boys and girls.

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University of the Arts Pre-College Summer Institutes

Whatever your medium, whatever your ambition, at the University of the Arts Pre-College Summer Institute you will be part of the nation’s most dynamic and intensive summer arts program for high school students.  Learn what it takes to advance your talent from nationally recognized faculty, artists, writers, and performers. At the University of the Arts, originality in all its forms overlaps and converges.  Musicians collaborate with media makers.  Photographers work with designers, writers with performers.  Several different courses offered.

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American University

Community of Scholars Program @ AU’s School of International Service

Designed for rising junior and senior high school students, the Community of Scholars Program at AU’s School of International Service is an opportunity for academically-outstanding high school students to take a 3-credit course that blends a week of online learning with two weeks of traditional on-campus classes. The program introduces students to the advancing fields of U.S. foreign policy and international conflict resolution.  Students learn from highly regarded AU faculty in small, interactive classes while obtaining college credit. Students will experience how national and international leaders put theory into practice through guest speakers, site visits, and an introduction to the institutions of Washington that turn ideas into action. Taking a college course helps prepare students for the expectations of higher education and will add value to their college applications and resumes.

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Discover the World of Communication

Welcome to Discover the World of Communication where you will learn to build a digital portfolio, script, shoot and edit a film, write a news story like a pro, speak with confidence, persuade, inform, educate and entertain. Our professional, hands-on workshops- open to students entering grades 9 through 12- are taught by American University School of Communication faculty and communication professionals.  During class and after hours explore the city from a variety of angles. View live television and radio broadcasts at local studios such as NBC 4, WTTG Fox 5, NPR and ESPN Radio, cover a Nationals baseball game or WNBA game from a press seat, and tour local attractions including the National Zoo, Newseum, National Cathedral, Georgetown and the Smithsonian museums.

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DeSales University

Summer Dance Intensive

The Summer Dance Intensive offers professional dance training to students ages 14 and up. The two-week program focuses on technical training in ballet, modern, and jazz. Additional classes are offered in West African dance, body percussion, Hip-Hop, pilates, and yoga.

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Summer Theater Institute

The Summer Theatre Institute (STI) at DeSales University, in association with the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, offers professional theatre training to high school and college students, educators, and members of the community, as well as the best in drama education for younger students. In the young adult programs, STI offers a broad range of specialized theatre training typically available only to theatre majors in a university curriculum. The staff is comprised of performing artists and teachers at the top of their fields, including Broadway professionals, university professors, and drama educators.

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Summer Video Institute

The Summer Video Institute (SVI) at DeSales offers students an introduction to the theories and techniques of digital movie making. Working with state-of-the-art technology, students will design, shoot and edit films of their own creation. Projects focus on equipment and videographic techniques. Each student will produce their own film and contribute to a larger scale production.  The days will include lectures, equipment training, production, editing, and screenings.

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Montgomery County Community College

Bridge to College Summer Program

This program is a customized 6-week summer dual enrollment opportunity for students with High Functioning Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and other special needs. Bridge to College program provides a wide-ranging and comprehensive “prepare for college” learning experience on a college campus. Students will have access to the College’s facilities including the cafeteria, library, campus bookstore, and tech lab. The Bridge to College program is structured to offer two sections.

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CAI Summer Culinary Academy

The Culinary Arts Institute of Montgomery County Community College is offering a one-week culinary academy to students, ages of 14-17 who are interested in the field of culinary arts and baking. This academy is taught by instructors who teach at CAI and have years of industry experience. Students will experience hands-on classes that will expose them to the opportunities that the culinary field has to offer. They will also be taught valuable management and communication skills that are essential for any career path. The culmination of this class will be a presentation and sampler menu planned and created by the students. Each student will receive a certificate and toque at the conclusion of this academy.

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Frontiers for 11th & 12th graders

Get ready to be challenged to explore the outer limits of knowledge in science, mathematics, and engineering with the Frontiers research and learning experience, now in in its 32nd year.  The focus is on students learning current laboratory techniques and exploring unsolved problems across a wide spectrum of engineering, mathematics, science, and robotics disciplines. Rounding out the academic experience are humanities and arts workshops in areas such as writing, art, music, theatre, and more.  Learn from outstanding professors utilizing state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and enjoy added activities such as evening workshops, field trips, movies, live performances, and tournaments.

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Launch for 9th & 10th graders

Spend your days working with WPI’s world-renowned faculty on current problems and challenges in biology, chemistry/biochemistry, computer science, engineering technology, interactive media and game development, or robotics.  You’ll attend workshops and perform lab work in your chosen field of study and use state-of-the-art experimental, analytical, and computer technology to complete projects and assemble your findings.

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Widener University’s Business Summer Camp

High school students experience a highly interactive week-long event where they learn how to start a business. They buy product, learn how to package and market it, learn about income statements, and more. They truly get a taste of what it is like to be a young entrepreneur. As a bonus, they get to keep the profits from their start-up.  Highlights of the week include: Learning about financial literacy; Designing a website; Buying product and packaging it; Marketing and selling a product–and keeping the profits.

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Summer Study Pre-College Programs

Summer Study’s pre-college summer programs offer unique summer opportunities, which combine stimulating academics with unforgettable sports, recreational, social and/or cultural activities. We are extremely proud that more high school students attend Summer Study programs as compared to any other summer enrichment program of its kind. Join us at one of these spectacular locations for one of our pre-college programs… Penn State University, Colorado State University, Fordham University in New York City and The Sorbonne in Paris, France.

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Outward Bound Costa Rica

Outward Bound Costa Rica challenges participants to live bigger, bolder lives. For over 70 years, millions of participants have chosen to embark on a life-changing journey with Outward Bound worldwide. The outcomes of our rigorous programs in Costa Rica and Panama expand capacity in leadership, intercultural competence, Spanish language, self-awareness, and life skills.

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University College Dublin

University College Dublin offers an exciting summer Program for high school students to experience student life in Ireland and at the UCD campus. The High School Summer Program is an ideal environment for you to challenge yourself academically while enjoying the vibrant student and cultural life of the European capital city of Dublin.  The Program lasts two and a half weeks. It consists of an Irish studies course and a variety of field trips and social activities.  Students must be aged 16 or 17 at the time of the program.

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Cornell University

Summer College

Summer College offers academically motivated high school students an unparalleled opportunity to take courses at a great Ivy League university while earning college credit, working closely with internationally recognized faculty, exploring majors and career options, making friends from around the world, and enjoying the great natural beauty of Ithaca and the Finger Lakes region. As a Summer College student, you’ll enroll in one or more regular Cornell undergraduate courses. These courses are fast-paced and more difficult than high school or AP classes, so come prepared for a challenge. Students are evaluated by the same academic standards and procedures as undergraduate students.

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Bryant University

PricewaterhouseCoopers Accounting Careers Leadership Institute (PwCACLI)

The PricewaterhouseCoopers Accounting Careers Leadership Institute is a week-long, hands-on opportunity for Latino/a and African American or Black high school juniors (rising seniors) to learn more about the accounting profession and about the key role accountants play in society. Throughout the program, students work directly with Bryant University faculty, staff, and students, as well as professionals from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the largest professional services firm in the world.  Program participants are immersed in an exciting educational environment, living on Bryant’s campus for a week and learning through interaction with accounting professionals, by examining case studies, and through role play.  Students accepted into the program not only learn about their potential in the accounting profession, they will also begin to appreciate the unique skills and contributions of all people within an organization.

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Tufts University

Summer Study

Through intensive six-week programs and courses for high school juniors and seniors, gain the skills and confidence needed to meet the challenges of university study.  Courses include: Foundations of Law and Ethics; Summer Writing Program; Health Science Honors; Bioinformatics Inquiry through Sequencing; and College Courses for Seniors.

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Adventures in Veterinary Medicine High School Program

The Adventures in Veterinary Medicine High School Program is an engaging and fun way for high school students to spend two weeks learning more about the veterinary profession. This is your opportunity to dig into veterinary medicine through an exciting and intensive program where you’ll be surrounded by others who share your passion for animals, health, and science.

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Maryland Institute College of Art

This summer, experience one of the most challenging and rewarding opportunities for young artists and designers. Collaborate with MICA expert faculty, visit working professionals, earn college credit, learn how to put together an application portfolio that stands out, and dramatically expand your creative skills. Live, learn, and socialize on campus with other creative-minded students like you from all over the world. In addition, travel to the global centers of art and design: New York, Washington, DC, and even Italy—the birthplace of the Renaissance.


Choose from the 2-week, three-week, or five-week Pre-College Studio Residency Program in Baltimore is an intensive college-level experience designed to help participants make the leap from thinking like a high-school art student to thinking like an artist-making art that reflects a new level of skill and personal vision, communicating ideas about art in daily critiques, and building a professional portfolio of work. Core studios and workshops culminate in a student exhibition, which presents the work of pre-college students to family and friends during a final certificate ceremony.

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Phillips Exeter Academy

The Summer School focuses on academic enrichment for students who are enthusiastic about learning. We offer rigorous college preparatory courses that take an in-depth approach to their subjects. A broad range of courses allows students to explore new areas of interest and to deepen their knowledge in subjects with which they are already familiar. Because the emphasis is on learning for its own sake, we offer courses for enrichment rather than school credit.  Our Upper School offers programs of study for high school students who have completed grades nine through twelve. You may choose to sample several different disciplines, taking courses in such topics as ArchitectureIntroduction to Italian, and Observational Astronomy.

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Experience Christendom Summer Program

This highly acclaimed program, designed for rising high school seniors, offers participants a unique educational, cultural, spiritual, and amazingly fun experience, all for the incredibly low cost of $500.  Each year, over 200 rising high school seniors take part in the program, and leave campus with a new appreciation for the liberal arts, Catholic culture, true friendship, and the beauty of God’s creation evidenced in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.  Students spend their mornings taking a variety of liberal arts classes (Philosophy, English, History, and Theology), then, after Mass and lunch, students spend their afternoons and evenings enjoying a number of recreational and social events. Activities generally include: canoeing on the Shenandoah River, hike and cookout on Skyline Drive, swing and contra dancing, making s’mores over a bonfire, bowling, participating in a talent show, and attending an Irish barn dance. These activities are absolutely amazing and show the participants that you can still have good old-fashioned fun in a safe, moral, and Catholic environment!  Two FULL Scholarships are available to interested juniors, see Mrs. Landrum to claim one before they’re gone.

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St. Columcille Institute through Christendom College

The St. Columcille Institute will be held for three weeks in the north of Ireland, in Donegal. The program will seek to strengthen the faith and deepen the understanding of young Catholic leaders through a thorough catechesis, insuring that participants develop the ability both to evangelize and defend the Faith within secular society. Participants will also examine the patrimony of Western Christian Civilization through an in-depth study of history and literature. The Institute invites the youth of both the United States and Ireland to experience an awareness of the spiritual depth of the Catholic culture of Ireland that has enriched and determined much of the history of Europe, the United States, and the world. With its Gaelic roots, Ireland remains the culturally dominant English-speaking Catholic civilization in the world. Bringing young people together from the United States and Ireland will occasion fruitful dialogue and an exchange of ideas and experiences, reawakening a love of our mutual heritage and energizing a determined hope for a revival of Christian faith and culture.

To find out more information about this incredible opportunity, check out the website here.

Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive at Lehigh University

The Pennsylvania School for Global Entrepreneurship is now the Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive. The new name better reflects the program’s global reach and its interactive, hands-on model of teaching leadership and entrepreneurship skills to young adults from around the world.  The Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive brings American high school sophomores and juniors (ages 16-17) together with International high school students from all regions of the world for four weeks to live and learn together at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  Students learn about entrepreneurship, globalization, team building, project management, leadership and working within a culturally diverse environment.

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SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design)

Rising Star

This challenging five-week program awards college credit to rising high school seniors who are ready for a university experience at SCAD Savannah, SCAD Atlanta or SCAD Hong Kong. Students enroll in two college-level classes and have the opportunity to build or enhance their portfolios.

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SCAD Summer Seminars

Summer Seminars offer workshops for high school students who have completed their freshman, sophomore or junior years. Students gain valuable educational experience while developing their creative vision through exciting art and design assignments and projects.  Students attend two workshops and have access to the university’s extensive facilities, resources and libraries. Workshops may include demonstrations, lectures, studio work and local field trips and are taught by SCAD professors, alumni or selected graduate students. To provide maximum individual attention and collaborative interaction between students and instructors, class size is small, with generally 15 or fewer students in each workshop. Organized social and cultural activities each day create an authentic experience of life as a SCAD student in the city. A closing exhibition of student work is held at the end of each session.

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Susquehanna University

Are you a motivated student who wants to learn new skills, improve your abilities, and explore topics that add to your college resume?  Would you like to spend a week on our beautiful campus as you participate in rigorous workshops with other high-achieving students while also enjoying fun social activities on and off campus?  Then one of Susquehanna’s summer programs may be a great choice for you!  Our college student mentors and faculty will challenge you in your coursework and support you throughout the week.  We offer over 10 different opportunities, for more information on all of them go here, but listed below are just a few.

Leadership Institute for Entrepreneurship (LIFE)

If you are a high school student looking to live the life of an entrepreneur for a week, Susquehanna University invites you to join us for an exciting, summer educational experience.  In a simulated entrepreneurial experience as real business owners, LIFE participants work in teams, start and run their own business, create infomercial, and handle the success and challenges that any new business might throw at them.  The Leadership Institute for Entrepreneurship (LIFE) provides high school students entering grades 10 through 12 with a once-in-a-lifetime leadership experience.  Selection is competitive and based on recommendations, academic skills, leadership qualities and future career aspirations.

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Wind Ensemble Institute

Wind Ensemble Institute is a summer performance experience for high school students.  The university reviews audition recordings and invites 54 gifted woodwind, brass and percussion players to campus for the Wind Ensemble Institute. The week-long, residential program focuses on chamber music and symphonic wind ensemble performance. Students work with Director of Bands Eric L. Hinton, Ph.D., HonFBC, as well as other distinguished Susquehanna faculty members. High school students entering grades 9-12 in the fall of 2018 are invited to apply. Selection is competitive.

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Summer Writers Workshops

The workshop provides some of the nation’s most talented high school writers with the opportunity to work in intensive, small-group workshops headed by nationally recognized authors.  Features workshops in fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry.  Classes limited to 15 students to ensure personal attention and individual conferencing.  Open to experienced writers entering 11th or 12th grade in the fall of 2018.  For a week, you’ll be completely immersed in the world of creative writing, while living on our beautiful rural Pennsylvania campus with other high school poets and fiction writers.   At night, you’ll attend readings by professional authors as well as hold your own readings, accompanied by pizza, in the residence halls.

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Choral Institute

Susquehanna University’s High School Choral Institute is a unique summer performance experience for high school students.  This week-long residential program focuses on improving students’ musicianship, vocal technique and choral performance skills.  Program highlights include: Sing in the institute choir conducted by Julia Thorn, D.M.A.,  and Jason Vodicka, D.M.A.; Take classes in music theory, conducting, diction and vocal science; Receive group vocal instruction from Susquehanna voice faculty; Hear performances by SU students and faculty; Participate in the closing concert in Stretansky Concert Hall; Experience a week in the life of Susquehanna student.

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Oxbridge Academic Programs

There are many distinguishing factors between Oxbridge and other programs, but we lay great emphasis on the strength of our teaching and the kinds of students we attract. For many years, we have recruited faculty from Oxford and Cambridge Universities, as well as the best universities in France and Spain, and now New York as well, who are not only eminent in their fields but eminently suited, in terms of character and experience, to teach teenagers. Moreover, we encourage our faculty to use the stimulating and inspiring settings of our programs to fire the imaginations and interests of our students.  This carefully supervised and structured learning environment extends into the students’ free time: we ensure that our activities program includes the educational alongside the cultural and social; day trips, field trips and guest speakers are planned to complement each other so that students can make the most out of their trip to England, France, Spain, or New York.  Above all, our students find that their experiences with us involve, often for the first time in their lives, camaraderie and friendship with other students who are as enterprising, enthusiastic and able as themselves. With supportive staff and a great peer group, participants often make friends for years to come in an environment which helps develop and expand their cultural, social and intellectual horizons.

Check out all the great opportunities here.

Campus Oxford

The Oxford and Cambridge Advanced Studies Program provides a stimulating and authentic academic summer opportunity to High School students.  Founded in 1984 as ‘The Oxford Advanced Studies Program’, it attracts young people of high caliber, giving them a foretaste of college-level study together with the chance to visit some of the treasures to be found in these ancient cities as well as some of England’s heritage beyond.   The program combines stimulating classes which encourage individual response and expression with visits and activities which add a superb ‘extra-curricular’ dimension.  The residential experience emphasizes responsibility to the community and enables friendships to form at a deeper level.  The setting in one of the university colleges adds an extra unforgettable dimension.

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Regis College’s Summer Scholars Program

High school juniors and seniors explore academic interests, make lasting friendships and experience college life at Regis College this summer.  Explore two hot careers; Healthcare, and Communication.  Three courses to explore; Communication and Writing – for college…and the digital world, Public Health – from preventing epidemics to promoting a healthy lifestyle, Marketing – the art & science of selling.  All students who successfully complete the Summer Scholars program will receive a Certificate of Achievement, as well as a Summer Class Tuition Voucher that can be used for a 3 credit general education summer course during Summer Session.

To learn more, check out the website for more information.

Furman University’s Summer Scholars

Have plans for the summer? If you want to do something really incredible with your summer, come to Furman, stay on campus, and be a part of Summer Scholars. It’s an opportunity for rising high school seniors and juniors to participate in classes and get a taste of college life.  Led by some of Furman’s favorite professors, Summer Scholars gives you the opportunity to learn the way Furman students do—through collaboration with their peers and professors both inside and outside the classroom.  Challenge your mind, make new friends, and have fun while taking part in lectures, discussions, debates, laboratory research, field trips, group and individual projects, and so much more!

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Washington University in St. Louis

Summer Scholars

Experience all facets of college life in our High School Summer Scholars Program, open to current high school sophomores and juniors. As a participant in this selective five-week program, enroll in two undergraduate courses taught by Washington University faculty and study alongside college students. Select from a broad range of stimulating introductory undergraduate courses in the humanities, math, sciences, and social sciences, or choose from one of our suggested pre-professional course options, designed to jump start your exploration of a specific area of interest or possible career path. The credit you earn can be transferred to most accredited colleges or universities.   This can be the perfect stepping-stone to the next stage of your education!

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Summer Institutes

High School Summer Institutes combine traditional undergraduate class and lab curriculum with organized field trips, guest lectures, and hands-on activities in order for you to gain valuable academic and career experience. Institutes are divided into morning and afternoon sessions. You will have assigned readings and assignments throughout the program. Every student completes a student reflection essay and a final project which varies for each institute. In the evenings, students attend academic seminars, workshops, and social events.  Institutes are open to current high school students from across the country and around the world. You will live on campus, enjoy a variety of social opportunities, and prepare yourself for college success!  Several Institutes available in many different academic areas.  High School Summer Institutes are non-credit, academic programs–not summer camps.

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Sarah Lawrence College

Code Community: An Assistive Technology Intensive

In small teams, students will work in collaboration with children and therapists from a local pediatric center to design, ideate, and present initial iterations and prototypes of assistive technology devices for the center. In courses with faculty, students will learn not only fundamental programming and hardware skills, but also project-planning by taking a design challenge from conception to prototype in just three weeks. Students should be passionate about human-centered, collaborative design and learning, as well as hold a strong desire to explore the possibilities and limitations of technology.

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Social Justice Collective

This summer, immerse yourself in the study of social justice at Sarah Lawrence College! Designed to give high school students an immersive experience of the unique pedagogy of SLC, the social justice intensive provides students theoretical, historical, and present day perspectives on issues such as economics, gender, sexuality, and race. This non-credit interdisciplinary intensive will give students a chance to learn, discuss, and then apply their knowledge of the issues in a project of their own conception and design, guided by members of Sarah Lawrence’s award winning faculty. Students will have a chance to develop their academic skills in a rigorous intellectual environment by focusing on the social justice issues that matter most to them.  The three week session will culminate in public presentations of each student’s work. Commuter and residential options are both available for this program.

For more information, check out the website.

Filmmaker’s Collective

Sarah Lawrence College and the International Film Institute of New York are happy to offer a unique opportunity to learn the art of filmmaking in an in-depth, supportive, and intimate program. Students will gain hands-on experience and instruction in all aspects of filmmaking, focusing on four core elements: writing for the screen, directing, production, and post-production.  The elements of a successful movie have remained constant since the inception of the art form. The International Film Institute of New York (IFI) was founded to provide those with a sincere and abiding interest in filmmaking with a high-quality, low-cost education in all aspects of the filmmaking process: screenwriting, directing, producing, cinematography, and editing in a curriculum combining classroom instruction and hands-on technical workshops.  The IFI program utilizes the best of new digital format technology to teach fundamental skills at a steady and manageable educational pace in order to convey the basics of composition, shot development, editing, lenses, and filters using state-of-the-art video cameras and non-linear computer editing systems. This approach is based on the conviction that students, given a maximum amount of hands-on experience along with their commitment to the effort, will acquire the basic skill set invaluable in pursuing their chosen career.

For more information, check out the website.

Writer’s Village: A Creative Writing Intensive

This summer, immerse yourself in the craft of creative writing. Led by members and guests of Sarah Lawrence’s celebrated writing faculty, you will participate in a fiction workshop and a poetry workshop. Participate in readings, craft talks and free writing periods that are designed to supplement your learning.  Students are asked to submit a five-page manuscript and it is used for placement only and is not used as a consideration for enrollment. Students are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  We welcome students entering the 10th, 11th or 12th grade in the fall.

For more information, check out the website.

Writer’s Week: A Creative Writing Workshop

How does a writer learn to write? What makes a story a story? What makes a poem a poem? What is the best way to say what I want to say? How do I show what I see? At what point do I begin and end the story?  The Sarah Lawrence College Writer’s Workshop for High School Students offers young writers an opportunity to explore the creative process with skilled writers and artists, and to experience the joys of writing in a supportive environment. No previous creative writing experience is necessary—only a commitment to learning, a fascination with words, and a desire to be part of a community that values art and experimentation.  Directed by distinguished faculty members, the program gives high school students the experience of writing in a non-competitive, non-judgmental environment that values the risks and adventure of the creative process.  Rooted in the Sarah Lawrence College tradition of one-to-one interaction, the program offers students the opportunity to meet individually with workshop leaders. Classes are limited to 15 students, with three faculty per workshop. In addition to workshops, the program includes faculty and student readings, and a celebration of student work on the last day.

For more information, check out the website.

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

3 Days of Fashion Summer Camp

Learn what it’s like to launch your own business or have a great career in Marketing, Social Media, Fashion Buying, Merchandising, Fashion Styling, or Fashion Design at FIDM’s 3 Days of Fashion for high school students!  In 3 creative and inspiration-filled days, you will: Take workshops like Draping the Dress, where you will create a 3-dimensional design on a fitting form; Concept to Consumer, which focuses on design and merchandising; and Creating a Promotional Campaign, where you will work on a photo shoot and a special event; Learn step-by-step how to sketch the nine-head fashion figure; Work with other students from all over the world who share your passion for this industry; Be inspired by successful FIDM Graduates who are pros in the field; Experience FIDM’s amazing resources and learn from our stellar instructors; Meet fashion celebrities and hear how they built their careers.

For more information, check out the website.

Signature Summer Program

Test drive what its like to be a student at FIDM.  Learn both practical and creative skills while you explore and define your goals for a successful career in the creative industries during our 9-day immersive program featuring: College-level workshops, Relevant and inspiring field trips, Exclusive networking contacts, Access to the FIDM Library, Museum, and Study Collections.  Join us at the intersection of art, culture, creativity, and commerce in Downtown Los Angeles, the hub of the world’s luxury and fashion brands, and get started on your future.  Choose Your Track: Business, Fashion, Visual Art & Design

For more information, check out the website.

Fashion Uncovered

In conjunction with Biz Kid Edu, FIDM is presenting an immersive college experience to students from the U.S and around the world.  Over the course of 13 days, students will participate in an immersive college experience by taking a college course on 20th Century Fashion taught by FIDM Instructors.  In addition to the college course, which earns students three college credits for FIDM, there will be hands-on workshops like fashion sketching, draping, and interior design, and an afternoon trend-spotting on Melrose.

Check out the website here for more information.

Camp Erin-Philadelphia

Camp Erin-Philadelphia is a weekend overnight camp for children who have experienced the death of a significant person in their life, such as a parent, sibling, other family member or friend. The camp combines traditional, fun, high-energy camp activities with grief education and support. At Camp Erin-Philadelphia, each camper has the opportunity to remember their loved one, develop grief skills and enjoy a positive camp experience. The camp is staffed by licensed social workers/counselors and trained community volunteers.

For more information, check out the website.

Experiment in International Living Summer Programs

The Experiment in International Living provides summer abroad programs for high school students who want to connect deeply and engage meaningfully with the richness and complexities of another country. Participants explore the host country through hands-on experiences in local communities and through the lens of a specific theme.  Programs are designed to equip participants not only with essential cultural skills, college prep skills, and, in many cases, language skills, but also with a deeper awareness of and sensitivity to critical global issues shaping the diverse communities and regions we visit. Each year, hundreds of Experimenters come away from their summer abroad with invaluable new skills, connections, awareness, and knowledge that help them to thrive — and lead — in diverse, intercultural environments.  There are dozens of different locations within several different countries to choose from, so do yourself a favor and take the time to explore the website to see where your next adventure will take you.

West Virginia University

Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources

Engineering in Entertainment Camp

Are you a high school student who likes movies, music, and performing arts? Join us at the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources for this year’s Engineering Challenge Camp with a focus on entertainment. We will explore the engineering behind special effects, music, and technology used in the entertainment industry, while allowing campers to participate in hands-on experiments, games, and competitions.  During the evenings, our overnight campers will participate in fun, team-building local activities such as a challenge course, bowling tournament, WVU Student Rec Center activities, and ice cream socials. Overnight campers will have the opportunity to spend the night in an actual WVU residence hall.

Engineering in Action Camp

Are you a high school student who likes sports and adventures? If so, this is the camp for you! We will be investigating the science and engineering behind zip-lining, cycling, and sports equipment design. We will even take a tour of Morgantown’s brand new minor league baseball stadium with civil engineering professors!  Join us at the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources from Sunday, July 5 through Friday, July 10 for this year’s Engineering Challenge Camp with a focus on the engineering behind fun.  Each day, campers will be tasked with solving engineering related challenges that will encourage them to work hands-on, in teams to use creativity to find unique solutions to real-world problems.  During the evenings, our overnight campers will participate in fun, team-building local activities such as a challenge course, bowling tournament, minor league baseball game, and ice cream socials. Overnight campers will have the opportunity to spend the night in an actual WVU residence hall.

STEM All Female Camp

WVU’s Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources will be hosting our third annual, all-female camp for high school students who are interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics fields. The camp will have an engineering focus, but will also demonstrate how a career in engineering can be tied into forensics, pharmaceuticals, beauty product development, design and architecture, etc.  Campers will have the opportunity to meet and work with female faculty members and successful female alumnae on design projects and various competitions.  Most activities will be different than last year, but some activities may be repeated.  Female campers will be encouraged to take advantage of the overnight option so they can engage with other campers, build team relationships, and enjoy the company of girls with similar interests while experiencing the college residence hall lifestyle.

For information on any or all of these camp offerings, please visit the website.

International Summer School For Teens in Scotland, UK

International Summer School for Teens (ISSFT) is an all-encompassing educational programme in Scotland, offering full immersion in the English language, sporting and creative excellence, culture, fun and adventure.  Through our unique curriculum, we encourage intellectual curiosity and support our students in developing a healthy sense of independence and self esteem. We are proud to provide first-class teaching, world-class facilities and a varied entertainment and activity programme in a truly inspirational setting.  At ISSFT, we provide a varied, challenging and exciting range of educational classes. To ensure the highest of teaching standards we maintain limited places, guaranteeing small class sizes and individual student attention.  A typical day comprises of an Academic class in the morning and an Elective class in the afternoon, with students receiving 6 hours of tuition per day, 5 days a week. When not in class, students will enjoy a rich, varied and exciting range of entertainment and activities, including sports, crafts and trips to Scotland’s greatest cultural landmarks.  Our learning outcomes provide new opportunities for students, including the chance to appreciate different perspectives. Our main objective is to provide a World Education, see our students grow in confidence and ultimately make good life decisions. We want to prepare them and see that they flourish.  Visit them here for more information.

SEAP, Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program through the Department of the Navy (DoN)

The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) provides an opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer.  The goals of SEAP are to encourage participating students to pursue science and engineering careers, to further their education via mentoring by laboratory personnel and their participation in research, and to make them aware of DoN research and technology efforts, which can lead to employment within the DoN.  SEAP provided competitive research internships to over 265 high school students this year. Participating students spend eight weeks during the summer doing research at 25 DoN laboratories.

Applications are accepted from September 15 through October 23, 2018, so don’t miss out on this great opportunity.

To find out more information, and check out the available DoN locations, visit this site.

Denison University

The Jonathan R. Reynolds Young Writers Workshop at Denison University is an inspiring place for high school students who love to write. This 8-day residential program, to be held this year from June 17-24, 2018, brings together young writers who are passionate about artistic expression and eager to stretch in new directions.  In small workshops in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, beginning poets and writers get the chance to develop their talents and refine their skills. Morning workshop classes give exposure to all the genres, while afternoon workshops focus on the genre of your choice. Group sessions with visiting writers and author readings enrich the experience. There’s also time to write individually and to meet with faculty one on one. All participants contribute to the Workshop Anthology, ready to take home by the week’s end!

Denison’s beautiful campus is in Granville, Ohio, just a short drive from Columbus. Group outings include a trip to the Columbus Museum of Art or the Wexner Center for the Arts. Swimming, hiking, and recreation are available on campus as well.  The Reynolds Young Writers Workshop offers an energizing writing experience for up to 36 rising high school juniors and seniors from across the country. (Please note that we do not accept current freshmen/rising sophomores.) Financial assistance is available on an as-needed basis.

For more information on this great program, check out this site.

American Collegiate Adventures Summer Programs

Choose a truly sensational summer! Picture weekdays of learning and recreation, weekends of action and adventure – all spent with a great group of new friends. That’s what ACA is all about!  The most personalized program you’ll find, ACA features one of the lowest student-to-staff ratios of any pre-college program, so we can work with each student to create unique summer experiences. Enjoy great courses, internships and activities, pursue a new passion, and perfect your sports skills. Do it all!  All the comforts you’d expect – really! ACA is one of the only pre-college programs that provide deluxe accommodations complete with air-conditioning, private bathrooms and laundry service. You’ll enjoy summer in style when you go with ACA!  As always – ACA’s weekend adventures are always included! Whether you’re getting a good look at your first-choice school or just enjoying the arts, shopping and style of towns from Madison to Nice, Florence to Seville, Boston to Barcelona, London to Paris, ACA makes sure everyone gets to go along – at no extra charge! That’s the ACA way.  This summer, choose the best of both worlds. Build knowledge and confidence for college during the week, and get weekends full of once in a lifetime adventures! Make this summer unforgettable, leading you toward a college career that helps you get the most out of learning, and of life. Make this summer an ACA summer!

For more information on all that ACA has to offer, visit their website.

University of Alabama Early College Program

As a current high school student, you don’t have to dream about attending a premier university. You can start now. With UA Early College, you earn college credit at The University of Alabama, online or on campus, while you are still in high school.  The result? You reach your goals faster from a nationally recognized, top-50 public university.  You take classes online, 24/7, anywhere you have access to high-speed internet. You can even take classes on UA’s campus during the summer while living in a residence hall, dining on campus, and participating in campus activities.  We surround you with a strong support network of esteemed UA faculty, academic advisers and peer coaches. You choose from a broad array of courses in subject areas like English, math, computer science, history, anthropology, political science, psychology, and foreign languages such as Japanese, Chinese and Spanish.

For more information, check out the website.

Berridge Programs


Now in it’s 9th summer, our college conservatory-style acting program in the magical setting of the Chateau le Mont Epinguet in Normandy, France offers you the unique opportunity to combine the study of acting with a travel abroad experience.  Surround yourself in the historical riches and beauty of France while develop your individual strengths as an actor in a nurturing, process-oriented environment.  Each student participates in 5 “core classes” including On Camera, Shakespeare, Acting Techniques, Contemporary Performance and Movement. You then choose one elective from Musical Theatre, Directing, Improvisation or Writer/Performer.  The program includes excursions to all of the local sites including the D-Day Landing Beaches, Mont St Michel and the medieval town of Bayeux, home of the famous Bayeux tapestry which depicts the Norman Conquest.  You’ll have opportunities to visit authentic French markets, spend days out at glorious beaches and eat loads of fantastic French food!  Whether you’re contemplating being a theatre major, preparing for college conservatory auditions, or just want to hone your acting skills, you’ll find a community of like-minded, supportive people at Berridge.

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Make a professional quality short film this summer!  The course begins with a three-day intensive in the art of visual storytelling. Students look at the history of filmmaking and seminal filmmakers such as Chaplin and Kubrick are explored. The stages of filmmaking including development, production, post production and distribution are taught as well as the different roles involved in filmmaking.  Using this new found skill to “think in imagery”, students take their story from initial idea, through treatment to a finished shooting script for their film. Structure, theme, character, tension and conflict are explored and how to translate these elements through the lens.  Scripts are storyboarded and shot lists created. Filmmakers can cast their film from students in the acting program and/or the professional actors in our faculty.  Working in crews, students begin to bring their visual stories to life. Through hands-on instruction, students learn how camera movement, visual arrangement, and editing patterns not only depict the action but also express the underlying drama. The fundamentals of filmmaking are taught including focus, exposure, lens perspective, slow and fast motion. Filmmakers experiment with how different shots such as panning, tilting, track shots and hand held can help tell their story.  Each student will have a chance to learn the principal crew roles including Director, Camera Operator, Director of Photography, Assistant Camera, Boom Operator, Sound Mixer, Gaffer and Production Designer.  Students edit their films in Apple Final Cut Pro, learning both the technical aspects of the editing process and the conventions and theory behind editing choices and styles. Emphasis is put on finding the ideal pacing for films and supporting material such as music, voice overs and titling to enhance the story. The course culminates in a Film Premier for an invited audience where the students transform their classroom into a cinema as well as create posters, trailers and invites for the audience.  Students are guided in submitting their films to festivals including the prestigious National Film Festival for Talented Youth and through which gives you access to hundreds of film festivals around the world, many of them with no submission fees.  The film program is separate from the acting program but includes excursions to all of the local sites including the D-Day Landing Beaches, Mont St Michel and the medieval town of Bayeux, home of the famous Bayeux tapestry which depicts the Norman Conquest.

For more information, check out the website.

Ithaca College

Nestled in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York lies the picturesque campus of Ithaca College offering numerous summer opportunities.  From one week non-credit sessions to three-week for credit courses there are many possibilities to explore, here are just a couple.

Ithaca Writers Institute

The Ithaca Writers Institute, a noncredit summer program for high school students, offers two weeks of intensive writing workshops on the campus of Ithaca College.  Unlike most other young writers conferences or precollege summer writing camps, which focus primarily on creative writing, the Ithaca Writers Institute hosts a wide range of both creative and professional writing courses, from poetry to publishing, building on Ithaca College’s reputation for blending praxis with the arts. Taught by the distinguished faculty of the College’s Department of Writing, with assistance from the department’s most talented undergraduates, the curriculum mirrors the department’s own unique curriculum, giving aspiring young writers an immersive conference experience in an authentic college atmosphere.  Students spend mornings in two-hour workshops, focusing on the genre of their choice: Fiction, Memoir, Poetry, Science Fiction and Fantasy.  Then students spend afternoons in lectures and craft classes that allow them to experiment across the genres: Flash Fiction/Nonfiction, Magazine Editing and Publishing, Reading to Write, Writing as a Critic, Writing Children’s Literature.

Pre-College STEM Institute

The Pre-College STEM Institute is a two-week, residential program that provides high school age students with the ability to work hands-on with Ithaca College faculty and IC undergraduate students while assisting with ongoing lab and field research in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, and Environmental Studies and Sciences. STEM Institute students earn 1.0 credit of undergraduate research from Ithaca College.  Students live in an Ithaca College residence hall and are provided with a full meal plan as part of the program costs. A full schedule of STEM lectures, panel discussions and social activities in the evenings and on weekends is part of the STEM Institute curriculum.

Summer College for High School Students

In Ithaca College’s residential pre-college summer program, high school students experience college life and college-level courses while living in a safe environment.  The Summer College for High School Students has two program offerings, each with courses designed and reserved expressly for pre-college students.  Choose a three-week session for college credit, or a one-week noncredit session, or do both! Come for the courses — remember the summer!

Kutztown University Summer Filmmaking Institute

The Summer Filmmaking Institute (SFI) at Kutztown offers students, of all ages, an introduction to the theories and techniques of digital movie making. Working with state-of-the-art technology, students will design, shoot and edit films of their own creation. Projects focus on equipment and video graphic techniques. Each student will produce their own film and contribute to a larger scale production. The days will include lectures, equipment training, production, editing, and screenings. At the end of the program, the final films are celebrated in a festival screening open to invited guests.  Each student will finish the program with two completed projects that can be used in their filmmaking reel/portfolio.  Click here for all the details.

Rider University

Bronc Tank Academy: Introduction to Entrepreneurship

This Pre-College experience provides rising high school juniors and seniors with an introduction to the concept of entrepreneurship and a university level Entrepreneurship Studies (ES) program. Students will explore the opportunities and challenges faced by individuals starting up new ventures and the probable paths of career development for students pursuing entrepreneurship. Young entrepreneurs explore the start-up process, understand the genesis of business concepts, devise marketing strategies, identify sources of customers and anticipate potential challenges and solutions.  During this program, students will brainstorm ideas and concepts, explore business models, research innovative business concepts, experience prototyping, and participate in discussions of case studies concerning known businesses. Students will develop business concepts for products that are new to the world (never existed) or an improvement to an existing product (N+1). The program closes with team presentations.

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Broncast: Sports Media Academy

Rider University’s BRONCast Sports Media Academy introduces HS students to a comprehensive, behind-the-scenes experience in the sports broadcasting and journalism arena. Students are immersed into learning all facets of sports media for their professional goals, from interviewing skills, traits of sports journalism to fast-action motion photography and much more!

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