Summer Enrichment Opportunities

Ag Discovery is a 3-week program sponsored by USDA/APHIS in conjunction with the University of Maryland to promote agriculture and natural resources and allow high-school students the opportunity to experience campus.

July 19 – July 28, 2017

Website: (link is external) (link is external)

Learn about plants and animals, the importance of protecting America’s food supply from insects and disease, the role of regulation in genetically engineered organisms, and the challenge of managing and resolving wildlife conflicts. The 3-week academic program at the University of Maryland’s College Park campus provides an educational odyssey exploring food, culture, and the environment. Participants will earn 3 hours of university-level course credits through the Young Scholars Program. All admitted student must complete the entire three weeks of the program and academic course and must submit a high school transcript directly to the University of Maryland at College Park to complete the application process.  Transcripts should be faxed to 301-314-9146.

Contact: Tyra Gallman-Monnity, sends e-mail)

The University of Maryland at College Park is the flagship campus of the University System of Maryland and the state’s original 1862 land-grant institution. It is one of only 62 members of the Association of American Universities, which is composed of the leading research universities in the United States and Canada. The University of Maryland is committed to achieving excellence as the state’s primary center of research and graduate education and the institution of choice for undergraduate students of exceptional ability and promise. The university counts among its greatest strengths the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students.

View the Ag Discovery APHIS website(link is external) for more information and the application

Applications are due in early March 2017.

2017 Summer S.T.E.M. Programs

College of Agricultural Consumer and Environmental Sciences at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Apprentice Program – June 25 through July 30, 2017

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) is pleased to invite applications from current high school sophomores and juniors of under-served, economically disadvantaged groups, and urban residents to participate in the Research Apprentice Program. Students invited to participate will be required to pay a $50.00 participation fee.  Upon completion of the program students may qualify for a monetary award.  Described below are some of the components of the program.

Laboratory and Science Skills

All students will be participating in a two week session that will involve a number of special hands-on mini-laboratory and science exercises developed to help them understand the application of math and science in various areas in the food, human and environmental sciences. A session on math enrichment, micro-computer, writing, and presentation skills will also be offered.

Careers in Science, Technology Engineering and Math and Team Projects

Students will be assigned to small groups or teams where they develop a presentation based on a set of special learning activities. The RAP activities require each team to demonstrate a basic understanding of their specific assigned area. A series of visits and seminars held at various businesses serve as a resource base for the information necessary to successfully complete this exercise. All RAP activities emphasize teamwork, problem-solving, computer skills and presentation skills. At the end of the program, each team presents the outcomes of their assigned project activities.

The Stem Teams

Food Industry Teams sponsored will visit various facilities where they will learn about various aspects of food science, product development, manufacturing and marketing. Plant Sciences Teams will learn about plant breeding and genetic engineering.  Business Teams will discover the world of finance, accounting, policy, and marketing and its application to the food and agricultural system.  Engineering and Technology Teams will examine design and technology issues affecting the food systems.  Human Development Team will focus on activities their impact children and communities.  Students interested in animal health and safety, wildlife issues, and protecting the environment should look at the USDA Ag Discovery Programs.

The Research Apprentice Program Offers

  • Free housing and a 20 meals-per-week plan
  • Hands-on mini-laboratory exercises focusing on math and science skills
  • Interesting seminars from outstanding leaders and scientist in business, government and education
  • Field trips to gain an a better understanding of the application of math, science and technology
  • Development of team work and critical thinking skills
  • Mentoring, career development, college counseling
  • Improvement of basic technology and communication skills
  • Opportunities to develop new friends and improve social skills


Successful applicants are:

  • From traditionally under-served ethnic minority groups, economically disadvantaged backgrounds, and/or urban areas
  • Sophomores or juniors standing at the time of the application
  • Ranked in the top 20%; and have a B average in English, Math and Natural Sciences
  • Display curiosity, cooperation, work ethic in their references
  • Display an interest in learning more about the areas listed on the application

Application Deadline is March 7, 2017

RAP requires the following
  1. Counselor Recommedation Form
  2. Teacher Recommedation Form
  3. High School Transcript
  4. Fill out the application form online


All finalists will be interviewed to fill available positions.

Summer Programs | Barnard College Experience             Summer in the City at Barnard

Students from around the globe come to New York City to pursue their passions in a rigorous, academic setting.  With five 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!

Find a program:  Learn more about the exciting programs that we offer.

Explore our courses: Please peruse our course offerings.

Check out our How to Apply page! Summer 2017 applications and avaliable now!

Boston University Summer Term 

Over the past century, Summer Term at Boston University has served thousands of students from around the nation and the world.

  • Think Excellence: Learn from world-class educators in intensive classes.
  • Think Choice: Select from more than 700 undergraduate and graduate courses.
  • Think Location: Study in the heart of a historic city that values academic achievement.
  • Think BU: Spend a summer in a city rated #1 in the U.S. for students by Q.S. Best Student Cities.

Start making your summer plans today!

Welcome to Camp Cardiac!

 Camp Cardiac and Camp Neuro, run by local medical students in over 30 cities nationwide, serve as an ideal introduction for any high school student interested in exploring a career in medicine.

With a focus on both education and real world experience, Camp Cardiac provides students with a unique opportunity to learn directly from experts in the medical field.  In addition, this 1-week summer day camp provides a foundation for heart healthy living with an emphasis on both diet and exercise.  Although Camp Cardiac’s primary focus is on care and maintenance of the heart, it provides an excellent starting point for careers in all fields of medicine.

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 2016 graduates) at least 15 years and older as of first day of assigned session.

All of the following and more is included:

CPR Certification
Campers receive a certification card from the American Heart Association.

Hands-on Workshops
Campers will learn a variety of skills, including how to tie surgical knots, take patient histories, and perform basic routine physical exams.

Basic Knowledge Lectures
Lectures cover basic heart anatomy and physiology.

Introduction to Various Careers in Healthcare
Campers learn about careers directly from professionals a given field (e.g., physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, dietician, perfusionist).

Heart Dissection (pig)*
Campers receive hands-on experience as part of their basic heart anatomy.

Medical Student Forum
A panel of medical campers discuss their individual paths to medical school, and pass on the tips and lessons that they’ve learned from their experience.

Healthy Living Exercise
Campers learn various techniques to become/stay physically fit.

Graduation Certificate
Campers receive a certificate of graduation upon the completion of the camp.

Daily Lunch

*This activity is performed with actual “real”  tissue and may make some campers uncomfortable or ill.  Please let us know of any concerns that you may have ahead of time.  An alternative schedule can be arranged.

Camp Cardiac
PO Box 221354
Chicago, Illinois 60622
Phone/Fax: 1-888-963-9963

Carnegie Mellon

Discover Carnegie Mellon:  July 1 – August 11, 2017

Are you going to be a junior or senior in high school? If so, consider spending the summer in one of our distinct summer 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.

Watch what life is like for a Pre-College student at Carnegie Mellon! Also view the Pre-College Playlist on YouTube which is broken down by program.

Carnegie Mellon University
Office of Admission
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890

Telephone: 412.268.2082
Fax: 412.268.7838
Cleveland Institute of Art Summer Programs and Camps

Cleveland Institute of Art is a very small, private college of liberal arts established in 1882. It offers accredited Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in a wide range of areas

Summer Programs at Cleveland Institute of Art

Pre-College Program is a residential program for artists entering grades 10–12. Students choose from concentrations in animation, biomedical art: anatomy for the artist, fashion and jewelry, foundation in art and design, game design, glassblowing, graphic design, illustration, industrial design and painting.

Cleveland Institute of Art
11610 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106


Duke University

We are accepting applications starting TODAY for your unforgettable summer at Duke University!  We invite you to Duke Summer College for High School Students (grades 10 & 11) to earn academic credit or Duke Summer Academy for High School Students (grades 9-12) to enroll in personal enrichment courses with a global perspective.  Make friends from all over the world as you learn in a classroom environment that is intimate enough to gain the individual attention you need to thrive.

We encourage you to apply online today as spaces fill quickly!

Furman University Summer Programs

Come to Furman University to have a truly unique Summer experience. We host a variety of programs including day and residential, academic and athletic, youth and adult. Whether you want to come as a participant or host your own program, contact the Office of Summer Programs for more information!

Youths Conference Center and Summer Programs

Tel.: 864-294-2390
Fax: 864-294-3109


Leadership Seminars (LS) | HOBY | Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership – HOBY | Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership

Leadership Seminars (LS)

Each spring, 10,000 high school sophomores from across the country join one of HOBY’s 70 State Leadership Seminars to recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace and community.

What is the State Leadership Seminar (LS)?
HOBY’s flagship program, the State Leadership Seminar, empowers high school sophomores to develop their leadership talents to become the leaders of their community. The seminar curriculum is based on the Social Change Model of Leadership and develops leadership from three perspectives: Personal Leadership, Group Leadership, and Leadership for Society. Learn more from our Sophomore Registration Kit. Or Click Here for a one-page flyer.

What do students do at the State Leadership Seminar?
The 3-4 day seminar weekend is filled with interactive activities and workshops that allow students to discover their personal leadership strengths. After understanding leadership from three different perspectives, students then learn to cultivate their skills to lead others and make a positive impact in their community.

Who can join the State Leadership Seminar?
The LS is only for sophomores, so don’t miss out! Students should visit their sophomore counselors if they are interested in participating.

Where and when is the State Leadership Seminar?
Leadership Seminars take place between May and June of each year. Please visit the Seminar Dates and Locations page of our website for more information.

What is the registration fee?
The registration fee varies across the country. School Administrators/Counselors can obtain this information by logging in to our online registration system with their HOBY school ID and password.

How do students register for the State Leadership Seminar?
Students should visit their sophomore counselors if they are interested in participating in HOBY. Only School Administrators/Counselors can select and register students to represent their high school. After the student selections are made, School Administrators/Counselors login to the online registration system with their HOBY school ID and password to officially register students online.

Students Click Here to learn more.

To find your seminar registration fee, please login into our Online Registration System with your HOBY School ID and Password or send an email to with your student’s high school name, city, and state. In addition, please make sure “Registration Fee” is in the subject line.

Indiana State University

Summer is a great time to enroll in a course, start a degree or professional development program, or plan for the future. During Summer 2017, the University will offer hundreds of undergraduate and graduate courses, including special professional development courses and programs for educators.


In addition to on-campus courses, students can fast track their degrees by taking summer courses online. Indiana State has more online courses than ever before, including foundational studies courses. For details, visit classes.

Camps and Programs

Indiana State offers a variety of summer camps and summer programs for children, teenagers, and adults.

Summer Honors

Our popular Summer Honors Program for high school students will be held July 16-22, 2017 on the Indiana State University campus. This University program enables high school students to explore an academic interest, experience campus life—and earn University credit.

King’s College

High School Summer Academy – July 23-28, 2017

The Summer Academy is a week long camp designed for students who love ideas and want to understand the philosophical foundations of modern society. Through original source readings, lectures, and discussions you will broaden your understanding of the ideas that animate our society. You will experience New York City through visits to museums, historic sites, activities, discussions, and other attractions. Summer Academy students can choose to study under one of the following concentrations: Political Economy, Media and Journalism, or Leadership


Past Academies have included tours of the Museum of Modern Art, Staten Island Yankees game, an adventure to the Cloisters, a Cultural Tour, and more! All meals are provided.
Students will travel to and from airports by taxi, and be escorted between and at all events by Summer Academy staff.

Click here to view the Summer Academy 2017 schedule


Completing this brief application begins the Summer Academy Application process.


Upon acceptance into the Summer Academy Program, a student must submit a $250 enrollment deposit to secure their admission into the program by May 15, 2017.


The remaining program balance must be paid in full by June 15, 2017. To check your balance, please visit your Student Portal Ledger.


Michigan Tech Summer Youth Programs

Your next Summer adventure awaits. Don’t be ordinary.
NYU Summer Sessions

May 22 to August 13, 2017

Summer courses are offered in 3-, 6-, and 12-week sessions. For a breakdown by session, visit the Academic Calendar. Exact dates for each course are listed in the Albert Course Search.

Choose from a wide selection of courses and programs to fit every interest and academic need, all while living and learning in the heart of New York City.

NYU’s Summer Abroad programs offer opportunities for the course credits in Europe, Asia, South America, the Middle East, and Africa.

Take college level classes, earn credit, and experience life as an NYU student.

Contact Us (212) 998-2292;

Summer Camps – Northern Illinois University

NIU offers over 40 summer day and residential camps in DeKalb and at NIU’s Lorado Taft campus, for students in 5th through 12th grades.  From athletics to activism, there’s sure to be something of interest to every young learner!

  • Gain expert knowledge.  Campers will learn from university experts and student mentors in our state-of-the-art facilities
  • Learn in a fun, safe environment.  Counselors supervise students at all times.
  • Get the university experience.  Residential campers enjoy authentic campus experiences, sleeping and eating in residence halls and participating in evening activities.

This portal lists all of NIU’s 2016 camps and provides links to department pages where you can find detailed information. Check back periodically for updated information.

View the 2016 NIU Summer Camps Brochure here

Northwestern University Center for Talent Development


Center for Talent Development’s (CTD) Equinox program provides rigorous acceleration opportunities for academically gifted and talented students completing grades 9 through 12. Studying at a world-class university in challenging courses, participating in recreational activities and social events with friends, and developing the self-confidence and self-directed learning skills crucial to success in college define the Equinox experience.

Equinox courses are taught at the high school honors level, the Advanced Placement level, or the college level by master instructors. Each course carries one or two semesters of high-school credit upon successful completion.

Application opens January 4, 2017!

Learn more about Equinox’s application process

Civic Leadership Institute

The Civic Leadership Institute (CLI) is a three-week summer service-learning program for outstanding high school students completing grades 9 through 12. The program combines hands-on education, meaningful service, powerful speakers and seminars, and an unforgettable residential experience for a summer that students describe as “life-changing.”

The Civic Leadership Institute is a collaboration between the Civic Education Project, based at Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development, and Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth.

Programs for High School Students

High school students can get a taste of Northwestern academics and athletics through the College Preparation Program, Center for Talent Development, National High School Institute, Wildcat Sports Camps and more.

College Preparation Program
Experience college life at Northwestern University this summer in the College Prep Program. High school sophomores and juniors can take undergraduate courses for college credit, or enroll in a two-week IN FOCUS seminar in a special topic area.

EducationUSA Academy
International students can improve their English competency and become more familiar with the U.S. higher education system, academic culture, campus life, and application processes for admission to U.S. colleges and universities. Students should be current high school students from 15 to 17 years of age,reside outside the United States and be a citizen of a country other than the United States (U.S. citizens are not eligible) and be a non-native English speaker with at least intermediate-level English.

College Bridge Program
A select group of high school juniors from Chicago Public Schools are admitted to this program each summer. Each participant may enroll in one undergraduate Summer Session course, for which he or she receives college credit.

National High School Institute (Cherubs)
NHSI has five divisions: Debate, Speech, Journalism, Film & Video Production, and Theater Arts. Students gain practical college-level experience in their chosen field; interact closely with outstanding faculty; tackle new social and intellectual challenges; and experience campus life with other exceptional high school students.

Medill-Northwestern Journalism Institute
This in-depth, five-week program is designed for students who have just finished their junior year of high school and wish to become better writers and editors for print, online and broadcast. Enrollment is limited to 84 and students typically come from as many as 25 states and abroad. Teachers are top-notch practitioners and distinguished Northwestern faculty.

The Center for Talent Development
CTD offers enrichment programs for academically talented students from PreK through grade 12, facilitating high achievement, self-confidence and a love of learning among participants.

Wildcat Sports Camps
Run by many of the top intercollegiate coaches in the country, Wildcat Sports Camps provide a fun and exciting learning environment for youth of all ages. Campers have the opportunity to learn more about their sport, improve skills and receive guidance from coaches and student athletes alike.

Princeton University Summer Institute for the Gifted Residential Program

SIG Program located on the
Princeton University Campus

Session Dates:
July 23 – August 12, 2017

Open to:
Students who will be ages
13 – 17 by August 31, 2017

Program Fees:
Residential: $5,595
Extended Commuter: $4,795
Commuter: N/A
Final Payment: June 8, 2017

See complete fee information.

Office of International Programs

Summer Study Abroad

Are you interested in studying abroad over the summer? You have many options! To get started on the process, here are some tips:

  1. Browse Princeton summer study abroad programs.
  2. Review the list of non-Princeton summer study abroad program options. Note: This list is not meant to be restrictive or exhaustive. These programs have been identified by OIP staff as “worth a good look.”
  3. If you are looking for a rigorous summer language program abroad, ask the appropriate departmental faculty at Princeton for suggestions. Even if a department does not sponsor its own program, it can recommend good options to help you strengthen your language skills.
  4. Review important policies related to summer study abroad.
  5. Need funding for a summer abroad? Learn about Princeton and external funding opportunities

Computer Camps Held at Princeton University

Welcome to our 12th season hosting summer technology programs at Princeton University (home of the Princeton Tigers)! In 1999, our family company set out to reinvent “camp” for the 21st century. Today, we’re #1 in summer tech education, with 150+ locations nationwide and an expansive lineup of courses in coding, game design, app development, web design, film, photography, and more.

At our Princeton camps, kids and teens build valuable STEM skills in an inspiring, collegiate setting. Students experience personalized learning with a maximum of 8 students per instructor and use the best brand name products from industry leaders like Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Google, and Microsoft. Kick-start your dream job and gain a competitive edge for college

iD Tech Camps Program Details

Co-Ed | Weeklong | Programming, Game Design, Apps, Robotics, Web Design, Film, Photography, and More

At iD Tech Camps, you can code an iPhone or Android app from scratch, design your own video game with Unity, mod with Minecraft, engineer a robot with VEX, produce a viral video for YouTube, and so much more. Whatever your passion, kick-start your future in STEM with over 30 of the latest and greatest summer technology courses.

Our flagship program blends world-class instruction with fun camp activities for a well-balanced experience. In each weeklong session, you’ll explore a top campus, create an impressive project, and build skills that last long after summer. iD Tech Camps courses are segmented by age, providing an optimal camp experience for kids, pre-teens, and teens of all skill levels.


Rutgers University Summer Scholar Programs

Course Search

View a list of recommended courses for Summer Scholars students.

Apply Now

Apply now for the Rutgers Summer Scholars Program.

Dates & Deadlines

View a list of important dates for the Rutgers Summer Scholars Program.

Tuition & Payment

See a list of tuition and fees and payment options for the Rutgers Summer Scholars Program.

Summer Scholars Program

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Stanford University Summer Session for High School Students

High School Summer College (HSSC) has a new website! Please visit the High School Summer College website for more information.

Stanford High School Summer College is where exceptional students take Stanford undergraduate courses and earn college credit during the summer quarter. Students choose anywhere from 1 to 5 courses out of 145 offered in 30 academic departments. Residential or commuting options are available.

  • Eligibility: ages 16 – 19
  • Undergraduate credit
  • Competitive application process
Summer Discovery/Discovery Internships

There’s no denying that competition for acceptance into the best universities is tough. So, why not spend your summer getting ahead! And give yourself something to talk about on your college admissions essay at the same time.

Calling all aspiring business students and future leaders to check out these exciting summer program options:

The best part about partnering with 14 universities and offering 300+ course options is that we have the perfect program for you!

Did you know about these amazing summer opportunities?

Need help deciding the best program for you? Contact us at or apply today.

New Program Announcement: Penn Summer Prep 2 week Programs
Want to get an Ivy League experience this summer at the University of Pennsylvania ? The Penn Summer Prep Program allows ambitious students to enroll in two undergraduate-level modules from across disciplines while benefiting from the rich educational resources of the university.

For students completing grades 9, 10, and 11.

Session A: July 10 – July 22
Session B: July 24 – August 5

Module topics include:

  • Law
  • Biology
  • Creative Writing
  • SAT/College Admissions Prep
  • Neuroscience
  • . ..and many more!

Visit the Penn Summer Prep website for more details and to apply today.

Want to learn about 3 week Academies and other special programs at University of Pennsylvania? Check out these summer opportunities:

Questions? Contact us at

The Putney School Summer Arts

Session I: June 25 – July 14
Session II: July 16 – Aug. 4
Adult Week:  Aug. 6 – Aug. 12

3 weeks to create, learn, and connect through art.
Dive deep into any 2 workshops
and join a wildly creative community on a hilltop farm in Vermont.

Culinary Arts
English Language
Fashion Design
Fiction Writing
Glass Arts
Metal Jewelry
Poetry Writing
Vocal Ensemble
Weaving & Fiber Arts

The University of Chicago Summer Sessions UChicago Immersion, Stones and Bones, and Research in the Biological Sciences are a carefully curated selection of pre-college summer programs whose courses are open only to high school students. These intensive 3 or 4-week summer courses are taught at the college level and kept small, offering both experiential and UChicago seminar-style learning. In addition to engaging in classroom discussions, you might use the latest lab equipment, dig for fossils, conduct research in Chicago neighborhoods, or work with some of the city’s celebrated theater professionals, depending on the course selected.

High school students have the unique opportunity to tackle big problems and fundamental questions in the University’s unique interdisciplinary style, while gaining rigorous training in critical thinking, reading, writing, and discussion skills to help prepare for college, in the UChicago Arts and Sciences Summer programs, either on campus in Chicago or in Asia, at the University of Chicago Centers in Beijing, Bengaluru, and Hong Kong.

  1. Arts & Sciences Summer In Asia
  2. Arts & Sciences Summer In Chicago
  3. College Pathway Program In Economics
  4. Neubauer Family Adelante Summer Scholars
  5. Research In Biological Sciences (RIBS)
  6. Stones And Bones
  7. Summer Bridge
  8. UChicago Immersion (UChI)
  9. Undergraduate Courses (Open To HS)
  10. Tuition, Billing, Scholarships

USNA – United States Naval Academy Summer Programs

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 STEM Program

Curious about engineering? Are you interested in conducting experiments in a high speed wind tunnel or bringing a robot to life? The Summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Program may be for you.

University of Dayton:

The School of Engineering is dedicated to creating valuable experiences for students who want to know more about the exciting, rewarding life of an engineer. That’s why our engineering community at the University of Dayton works hard to provide high school students, middle school students and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers with exciting and rewarding summer camps and other hands-on programs listed below. Add value to your engineering selection process and join us!

Engineering Summer Camp Opportunities

Minority Engineering and Technology Enrichment Camp for Young Men (METEC)
This summer join us! Minority males who are currently high school seniors: Join us for our residential METEC camp and conduct experiments, network with engineers and visit Wright Patterson Air Force Base labs.

Summer Honors Engineering Camp
This summer join us! High school honor students: Join us at our residential engineering camp where you will design robots, solve engineering problems and network with engineers.

Women in Engineering Summer Camp
This summer join us! High school women: Join us for our residential engineering summer camp and conduct experiments, spend a day with industry and dine with professional engineers.

Visit our School of Engineering

Explore Engineering
Fall and spring, high school students join us for a Saturday on the University of Dayton campus to explore engineering the hands-on way!

Women Engineering Program and Minority Engineering Program Overnight Event for Female and Minority High School Juniors and Seniors
In the spring, the School of Engineering’s Women Engineering (WEP) and Minority Engineering (MEP) programs host our WEP and MEP Overnight Event before Explore Engineering for female and minority high school juniors and seniors AND their parents. Join us to discover engineering on campus.

University of Dayton’s Open House Events and Engineering Information
Will you be attending one of UD’s Open House events this fall? Then, plan to attend our special presentation beforehand and discover why engineering at UD is unique.

Pick-Up-and-Go Engineering Activities

Engineering Outreach for Middle School Students
For middle school students, grab a “pick-up-and-go” engineering activity module that can be used for a one-time learning experience or for an on‐going after school engineering club or event.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Teachers

Inspiring The Next Generation of a Highly-Skilled Workforce in Advanced Manufacturing and Materials
Join us this summer! If you are a high-school science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teacher, you might be interested in collaborating with faculty, researchers and students at Central State University, the University of Dayton and Wright State University for a six-week Research Experience for Teacher (RET) program that focuses on advanced manufacturing and materials and is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF)!

Are you a High School Student Interested in Visiting the School of Engineering?

We’d love to meet with you. To schedule an academic appointment, call or email our Engineering Ambassadors at 937-229-5082 or The Engineering Ambassadors can schedule an appointment with our engineering academic programs and with our Diversity in Engineering Center (Minority Engineering Program and Women Engineering Program) for you. Or, you can click here to complete and submit an online visit request form and our Ambassadors will contact you.

High school seniors, please also consider visiting during one of our Engineering Admitted Senior events from 12 noon – 4 p.m. on the following dates: March 10, 24, 31 or April 7, 2017. Registration can be completed using the following link:

The University of Dayton Office of Admission also schedules general University campus visits or tours, you can click here to visit our Office of Admission website and learn more about options available.




Kettering Laboratories 261
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 – 0227



Rising high school juniors and seniors and college freshmen will learn more about entrepreneurship, the idea generation process, elevator pitches and more. Through engaging lectures and class activities, site visits and guest speakers, students will have the opportunity to earn three credit hours and compete for up to $10,000 in UD scholarship dollars in an elevator pitch competition — all while living on campus and experiencing life in Dayton.

Learn more at


Rising high school juniors and seniors will study sustainable food systems, availability, scarcity and justice issues with the collaboration of community partners, UD faculty, and students within the health and social sciences. Students will develop skills in preparing nutritious meals, learn how local foods are connected to social and physical health, and see what access to food in an urban community is like. Participants can earn one credit hour, which may be transferred to any college or university.

Learn more at

Questions? Call 800-UD PRIDE.

Washington University in St. Louis

Home / High School Scholars Program / High School Summer Scholars Program

Through our High School Summer Scholars Program, students have the opportunity to enroll in curses for credit and study alongside undergraduates. Students select from a broad range of stimulating introductory courses in the humanities, math, sciences, and social sciences.

High School Summer Scholars live on campus in one of our top-ranked, air-conditioned residence halls. In addition to coursework, students participate in specialized seminars, academic support groups, and a variety of weekend and evening social events. Learn about life on campus during a Summer Experience.

2017 Sessions

 We offer three different sessions of the High School Summer Scholars Program:

  • Session A:June 11-July 15 (five weeks)
  • Session B:July 16-August 18 (five weeks)
  • Session C:June 11-August 5 (eight weeks)


Choose from a variety of introductory courses in humanities, math, sciences, and social sciences. See Courses for a list of 2017 courses by session.

Home / High School Institutes / High School 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 students to gain valuable academic and career experience. Institutes are divided into morning and afternoon sessions that include assigned readings, daily assignments, and a final project. High School Summer Institutes are noncredit, undergraduate-level academic programs–not summer camps.

All of our institutes are taught by Washington University instructors which include faculty, graduate students, and adjuncts.

High School Summer Institute students live on campus in one of our top-ranked, air-conditioned residence halls. In addition to coursework, students participate in specialized seminars and a variety of weekend and evening social events. Learn about life on campus during a Summer Experience.

2017 Institutes

We offer several different institutes each summer:

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Contact Us

The Summer Experiences office is open Monday-Friday from 8:30am-5:00pm.

Becki Baker
Director of Pre-College Programs
Phone: (314) 935-4807
Fax: (314) 935-4847

Maurice Davis
Coordinator for Pre-College Programs
Phone: (314) 935-6834
Fax: (314) 935-4847

Wisconsin Pre-college Programs

Most programs repeat annually. These programs cover a wide array of subjects from computer to basketball camps, from music and art to cheerleading and study skills. They are offered for varying age groups from pre-kindergarten through high school. Many of the academic programs offer scholarship assistance.

To view the program information, simply choose a subject below to display the programs available. You may refine the search by selecting campus, grade, etc. A description of the program or camp is provided along with the contact person, costs, dates and more! See

Please note that each program has listed a contact person, phone number and email address when available. If you are interested in receiving a brochure or registration materials, you should contact the campus directly by using the identified phone number or email address. Alternatively, contact the campus Precollege Director.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

For a true college experience, WPI offers overnight residential programs for students in middle and high school. Students will spend full days in and around WPI’s campus working with college students, professors, and others who devote time to make the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) field a game-changing experience for students.

Camp Reach, for girls entering 7th grade, was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in STEM Mentoring. Ranging from designing a roller coaster to making a sundae or lacing up shoes, students will discover engineering, math, and science concepts in everyday activities. In addition to exploring exciting STEM applications, WPI works with students to instill self-esteem, encourage positive body image, and promotes anti-violence of all types.

Innovations in Bioengineering, for girls entering 8th grade, experience working with biomedical engineers on a project to improve people’s health and well-being. Students will also work in teams to learn more about the body, design your way around issues surgeons face, and investigate how engineers do their jobs.

In the Launch program for 9th and 10th grade, students will leverage state-of-the-art research and technology to find solutions to current problems in a variety of scientific fields alongside WPI’s renowned faculty. Students will be able to step in the shoes of an environmental scientist, lab chemist, computer scientist, and roboticist. LAUNCH is offered as both a day and overnight program.

The Frontiers program, running for over 30 years, is an on-campus residential program for rising juniors and seniors. Students will be challenged to explore the outer limits of their knowledge in STEM disciplines with current laboratory techniques to explore unsolved problems. Workshops in the humanities and arts, ranging from writing, art, music, theatre, and more are also offered.

VISIONS Service Adventures


VISIONS collaborates with local nonprofits and makes long-term commitments in our communities. We have worked in most locations for more than 15 years, and in some places for more than 20 years. You typically get to choose from three different worksites during the week, and work until mid-afternoon. Our community service projects are a way we thank the local friends who welcome us into their lives.


Cultural learning and friendship are core to VISIONS. You experience the culture in a way that is unique from being a tourist. You share common goals and work with local people to achieve those goals. You may be surprised by what you have in common with people whose lives are so different from your own.


Hard work deserves time off to play and unwind. VISIONS sites offer a variety of summer adventures, full of scenery and history. We explore cultural and natural sites in ways that are engaging and fun. Because all VISIONS teen summer programs offer volunteer projects and cultural immersion, you might choose a program based on the geography and excursions that interest you most.

VISIONS Service Adventures

541 East Babcock Street, #1

Bozeman, Montana 59715


F: 406.272.0115