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.

Alfred University – Summer Programs

The campus is alive with activity all summer long. We offer Summer Term courses, residential and day academic and sports camps, workshops, the annual Most Arts Festival, weddings, conferences and much more. Why not check out what Alfred has to offer! See below to see what activities are scheduled for Summer 2017!

Summer Academic Camps Video
Swim Camp Video

America’s Premier Game Camp

July 1 – July 19, 2017  | University of Washington – Seattle

Grades 10 – 12 | Day and Overnight Camp

The Game Experience is unlike any other game camp or summer camp available today. So what sets us apart? The Game Experience is a comprehensive, integrated and all-inclusive game camp designed for today’s students. With a combination of Life Cycle Learning, next level activities, game company tours and a world-class travel experience highlighting Seattle’s best attractions, sights, sounds, cuisine and experiences, the Game Experience difference is a game changer.
4556 University Way NE, Suite #200 Seattle, WA 98105

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!

The Anti-Cruelty Society

Veterinary Mentoring Program

The Anti-Cruelty Society, in partnership with The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, offers an exciting program for high school students with a serious interest in veterinary medicine or animal science related careers. The Veterinary Mentoring Program is an academic program that introduces students to the many areas of science that they will encounter in veterinary school. Students attend seminars one Saturday a month at which they explore various topics and learn how clinical science is used to diagnosis and treat injury and disease in animals. They also become exposed to what college level course work will be like.

Students must meet the following qualifications:

  • Students must be enrolled in 10th through 12th grade and have completed at least one biology course.
  • Students must have at least a 3.00 overall grade point average verified by a teacher or guidance counselor (or equivalent if using a different grading scale).
  • Students must have a serious interest in pursuing a career in veterinary medicine or animal related sciences and a proven aptitude for science.
  • Students must be able to attend a two hour seminar one Saturday per month at The Anti-Cruelty Society.

Applications for the academic year will be available in April. For more information, or to receive an application, contact our Education Department at

Students are eligible to receive a badge through Chicago City of Learning by participating in the vet mentoring program and meeting certain minimum requirements. For details on this badge, click here.

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


DePaul Actuarial Summer Academy

The Game, Cinema, & Animation Summer Academy

The Game, Cinema, & Animation Summer Academy is a week-long program held at DePaul University’s Loop campus from July 10-14, 2017. The program runs from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. High school students will receive hands-on instruction using the latest equipment and technology and will be taught by full-time DePaul faculty members with real-world experience. Tracks will include film and TV production, 3D computer modeling and animation for games and cinema, computer game development, screenwriting, and hand-drawn animation.

Film and TV Production Track

Students will work in groups to write, produce, shoot, and edit short films. Students will have the opportunity to take on multiple roles within the productions. The films are shot in HD video using professional cameras and audio equipment. Students will learn basic editing techniques to complete their films using Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere. This track will be taught by Gary Novak, DePaul Film Production and Screenwriting professor and Director of the School of Cinematic Arts.

Game Development Track

Along with students in the 3D modeling and animation track, game development students will work in teams to brainstorm, design, program, and produce assets for a 3D computer game. Students will have the opportunity to explore multiple roles in the game production process. Game assets will be created using Maya 3D Modeling and Animation software. The games will be designed and programmed using the Unity 5 game development platform. This track will be taught by Allen Turner, veteran game designer and DePaul Game Design professor.

Hand-Drawn Character Animation Track

Students will be introduced to the basics of classical hand-drawn character animation. Students will get hands-on practice using Adobe Animate and TVPaint Animation software on Cintiq interactive pen displays, just like the professionals use. This track will be taught by Brian Ferguson, veteran Disney feature film character animator (Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Aladdin) and DePaul Animator in Residence.

3D Modeling and Animation Track

Students will learn the basics of computer animation and modeling using Maya 3D software. Along with students in the game development track, students will work in teams to brainstorm, design, program, and produce assets for a 3D computer game. Students will design, model, and texture creatures, vehicles, and environment objects, and learn how to import them into Unity 5 for use in a working game. This track will be taught by Joshua Jones, veteran animator and DePaul Animation professor.

Screenwriting Track

Students will learn the basics of script format and visual writing style, while being introduced to story structure, character development, and the business of screenwriting. A series of in-class and take-home writing assignments will push students to discover their own unique point of view in a creative workshop environment. This track will be taught by Hollywood screenwriter and DePaul professor, Brad Riddell.

Attendees will have access to up-to-date labs equipped with:

  • Final Cut Pro
  • Maya 3D Modeling and Animation software
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Unity 5 Game Development Tool
  • TVPaint Animation software
  • Cintiq Interactive Pen Displays

This intensive week-long session will provide motivated students with a valuable educational experience as well as an advantage in today’s competitive world of college admission. Students interested in possible careers in the motion picture, television or computer game industry should apply to this program. To be eligible, students must have completed their freshman year of high school by July 1, 2017. The deadline to apply is July 1st.

For additional questions, email us at

Dominican University – Summer Workshop Series

A summer workshop at Dominican University is the perfect way to gear up for college success, dive into an engaging topic taught by an actual Dominican faculty member and make some new friends along the way. All workshops are held from
9 a.m. – 3 p.m., with a break for lunch.

Workshop fees are $250 per course.

Workshop dates: June 19 to 23, 2017


Fashion Merchandising and DesignThis crash course in the fashion industry will cover everything from the principles of textile design and storyboards to styling for publications and social media marketing. Students will create their own designs and exhibit them at a fashion show they will produce. Limited to 16 students.

Rising Star Teachers
Study, observe and gain insights into the teaching profession. Students will interact with children of different ages and interests and learn about ways to integrate technology into their teaching. Limited to 20 students.
Workshop dates: June 26 to 30, 2017



In this introduction to printmaking, students will work in relief, intaglio and monotype and acquire the fundamental technical, drawing and formal skills needed to work in the medium. Limited to 10 students.


MathematicsInformation security is increasingly vital. In this introduction to cryptography, we’ll examine the historical significance of the field, look at current issues and take you through the mathematics of some of the most famous cryptosystems. We’ll also use the Sage computer algebra system. Limited to 15 students.

 Workshop dates: July 10 to 14, 2017
Justice League: Web of Knowing

Information StudiesYou’ve heard the phrase “knowledge is power.” Now, get familiar with some of the “super” skills behind the field of informatics. Learn to solve problems with basic data science and human-centered design. Then, reflect on your own “power” skills and consider how to use them to fight for social justice. Limited to 20 students.

Go Ahead…Make My Data: Business Analytics for Beginners

Brennan School of BusinessUnlock the power of data with elegant spreadsheets and data visualizations. We’ll give you a rundown on Microsoft Excel (pivot tables and all!) in this introduction to business analytics, a hot area for internships and jobs. You’ll build your resume, learn tips for marketing yourself and have fun at the same time. Limited to 15 students.

 Register online now or download the registration form.

With questions or for more information, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission at (708) 524-6800 or

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!

Eastern Illinois Univeristy –  English Studies Camp for High School Students

Join us July 23-29, 2017!

(view the 2017 English Studies Camp brochure)

Eastern Illinois University will host the English Studies Summer Camp July 24-30, 2016. We look forward to welcoming high school students who share our love of reading and writing for years to come. This one-week camp allows students to hone their English skills while providing them with a chance to sample life on a college campus and meet peers with similar interests. Offering courses that reflect students’ interests, our engaged faculty and tranquil setting provide that perfect opportunity for students to have an academically charged summer getaway where they can grow as readers, writers, debaters, and English scholars!

Program Overview

The EIU English Studies Summer Camp is a unique program that allows students to customize their program of study, selecting two sessions from a range of offerings in creative writing, literature, professional/academic writing, media studies, and more. Students grow academically and socially as they prepare for college and are mentored by expert faculty who share their passion for reading and writing.  Students receive individual attention through small class sizes and gain skills in analyzing and crafting texts and expressing their ideas both verbally and through writing.

The camp offers two levels of discounted tuition:

  • a residency rate which includes tuition, housing, recreation, and three meals per day, and
  • a commuter rate which includes tuition, some recreational activities, and daily lunches.

Scholarships for full or partial funding are available.

Course Offerings

Students will enroll in a morning and afternoon course from the below offerings. You can read longer descriptions of each course here.

  • Shakespeare in His Time and Ours
  • A Novel Idea: How to Get Started, Keep Writing, & Learn about the Book-Publishing Biz
  • Monsters Inc.
  • Reading and Writing Historical Fiction
  • Reading Images: Picture Book to Graphic Novel
  • Cyberpunk Fiction and Film
  • Spoken Word: Writing and Performing Poetry
  • Hands-On Reading Experiences: Exploring Pre-Print Bookmaking
  • Writing Comedy
  • Gender and Sexual Diversity in Literature
  • Words Are Everything: The Power of Craft in Poetry and Fiction


Camp participants will enjoy a range of fun recreational activities starting with the Welcome Pizza Party (an informal meet-and-greet for students and faculty) and ending with the Student Showcase (a public reception where students share their work with their families and the community).  When not in class, students will participate in indoor and outdoor games, movies, picnics, karaoke jam sessions, slam poetry readings at the local coffee shop, and more. EIU admissions and campus tours will be available by appointment on the last day. Living, dining, learning, and socializing together, students will have the opportunity to form lifelong friendships.

How to Apply 

Students who will be in the 10th, 11th, 12th grade in the academic year following the camp, or those who have just graduated in the spring prior to the camp, can apply for admission by completing the following process:

  1. Complete the online application 
  2. Along with this application, submit a one-page essay explaining your interest in the program.
  3. Submit a non-refundable $25 deposit to reserve your spot in the camp.

All applications and supporting materials must be submitted online by: May 1, 2017.

Application materials and payment may also be submitted through standard mail by the same date. Download a printable application form here.

Students will be notified of acceptance by email and letter. Additional information, including a detailed program schedule and driving directions to campus, will be sent to all students at this time. Confirmation of camp attendance, along with a non-refundable $25 deposit will be due at this time. Final payment of remaining balance will be due prior to the camp start date.


We are pleased to offer a variety of full and partial scholarships designed to recognize high achieving students and allow students demonstrating financial need to attend this camp. Notification of scholarships will be included with the notification of acceptance into the camp.

To apply for a scholarship, complete the online scholarship application or download a printable scholarship application to submit via standard mail.

Registration Rates

Residential Rate:  $295 – includes tuition, supervision, program materials, housing, and meals. Students stay in university residence halls and receive cafeteria-style meals served in the campus dining halls.  Students will check in at registration on Sunday late afternoon prior to the opening celebration and will check-out on Saturday early afternoon following the closing reception. Students and families will have the option to attend pre-arranged campus appointments (e.g. admissions, campus tours) in the late afternoon.

Commuter Rate for Local Students:  $195 – includes tuition, program materials, and daily lunches. Commuting students will check in at registration on Sunday late afternoon prior to the opening celebration and thereafter must arrive on campus by 9 a.m. for classes Monday-Friday and depart campus by 5 p.m.  Students will also attend the closing reception on Saturday morning and have the option to attend pre-arranged campus appointments in the afternoon (e.g. admissions, campus tours).

Student Cancellations: Refunds, less the $25 non-refundable deposit, will be made for cancellations received by June 30, 2017. 50% refunds will be issued for cancellations received from July 1-July 10, 2017. Sorry, no refunds will be issued after July 10, 2017.

Payments can be made online at

The Medical Leadership Academy at Elmhurst Hospital

Medical Leadership Academy LogoThe Medical Leadership Academy at Elmhurst Hospital is an exclusive week-long program (Sunday, July 23 – Saturday, July 29, 2017) for highly motivated incoming high school seniors and freshmen/sophomore college students interested in the field of medicine.

Participants will experience college life by staying in student residence halls on the campus of Elmhurst College. It’s an opportunity for participants to develop personally, forge new friendships and engage with the community.

The curriculum provides an introduction to medicine through educational lectures, job shadowing and case study analysis. It also provides a forum for participants to develop leadership and interpersonal skills through group discussion, collaboration and patient engagement.

Participants will explore medical specialties such as emergency medicine, cardiology, family medicine, neuroscience, behavioral medicine and palliative care – engaging in interactive experiences with physicians and patients.

Specifically, they will:

  • Learn specific anatomy and physiology topics
  • Assess and recognize disease states
  • Interpret data (lab results, radiology tests, patient assessments)
  • Understand the mind-body connection
  • Analyze and compare available treatment options
  • Establish a plan of care
  • Communicate a patient treatment plan

“While attending the academy, students will participate in a typical hospital day which starts with morning lectures followed by rounds with doctors and working with real patients. This will lay the groundwork for the very important practice of establishing a sense of bedside manner and medical knowledge enriched with exposure to CPR, lab data and other diagnostic testing.”

-Ghassan Aldurra, MD
Medical Leadership Academy Director and Founder

Download a printable brochure.

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

Girls Who Code – Summer Immersion Program

Free 7-week summer programs for current 10th-11th grade girls to learn 
coding and get exposure to tech jobs
Project-Based Learning

Learn computer science through real-world projects in art and storytelling, robotics, video games, web sites, apps and more!


Join our supportive and diverse #squad! Stay connected with alumni after the summer and grow your network

Top Tech Companies

Spend your summer at the hottest tech companies in the world! Plus, connect with female engineers in the field

Apply Now!

The Summer Immersion Program is a FREE 7-week summer program for 10th-11th grade girls to learn computer science, get exposure to tech jobs and join a supportive sisterhood of thousands of girls across the US!

It is an introductory computer science course and no previous experience is required. We welcome all eligible applicants who have an interest in technology and a willingness to learn!

This application consists of one short answer question. Girls Who Code does not ask for your grades or any recommendations.

  • Chicago, IL: June 26-August 11, 2017

Watch these step-by-step videos for help completing your application:

Goodman Theatre

A FREE seven-week theater intensive for students at the Goodman

Open to all 14- to 18-year-old students in the Chicago metropolitan area, PlayBuild Youth Intensive (formerly General Theater Studies) gives students the opportunity to learn skills from local theater professionals that are instantly applicable not only to the world of theater, but also in the world at large.

This summer program is designed to validate the voices of its participants, get them to examine their own potential for creativity and introduce them to all elements of the creation of theater, both on stage and behind the scenes by using personal history and storytelling techniques.

How to Apply

To apply, please complete and submit the PlayBuild Youth Intensive application by Monday, March 27. Auditions will take place on Saturday, April 1 from 10:30am-11:30am and 12pm-1pm, and Monday, April 3 from 4:30pm-5:30pm. More information can be found in the application document. Additional questions can be directed to or 312-443-3811 ext. 119.


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.


Design Discovery Summer Workshop

July 9-14, 2017 @ Judson University, Harm A. Weber Academic Center
2017 Workshop Faculty : Professors Melisa & Keelan Kaiser

Download Registration pdf : 2017 Design Discovery Summer Workshop

Discover architecture and interior design as career choices at Judson University’s annual Design Discovery Summer Workshop. Held each July, the workshop allows high school students to live on campus, experience studio, interact with Judson design faculty, and visit Chicago for a day, including prominent architecture and interior design firms. Learn from Judson’s experienced faculty and staff while exploring your call and gifts in architecture and interior design.

Design Discovery Summer Workshop enables high school, prospective architecture and interior design students :

  1. to be exposed to creative architects who honor Christ as Lord
  2. to discover more about the disciplines of architecture and interior design
  3. to understand the various roles of architects and interior designers in culture and society
  4. to understand the various processes that lead to professional work and licensure
  5. to understand common components of design curriculum and engage in a design charrette
  6. to explore Chicago architecture and design
  7. to interact with other young people interested in design professions and Judson University
  8. to experience living on a private university campus
  9. meet and work with recent graduates

Tuition: $600 (includes everything)
($200 discount for local commuting students)

Contact : Cyndi Zarris


Just the Beginning – A Pipeline Organization


The Summer Legal Institute Program The Summer Legal Institute or “SLI” is JTB’s cornerstone youth program. The SLI is a one-week legal immersion program for high school students in Baltimore (MD), Chicago (IL), Detroit (MI), Indianapolis (IN), Los Angeles (CA), Twin Cities (MN), New Orleans (LA), Springfield (MA) and Washington (D.C.)

The goal of the SLI is to enhance skill sets that are essential for students to progress successfully through high school, college and law school. Scholars experience interactive sessions that will develop skills such as reading, writing, critical thinking, professional etiquette, financial literacy and public speaking. Through a unique curriculum designed to enhance these skill sets, the SLI program inspires diverse students to pursue advanced degrees and careers in the legal profession.

The key to every Summer Legal Institute is the unique learning experience created by attorney volunteers from corporations and law firms that actively collaborate and work with the students. Through skills-based volunteerism, that allows attorneys to share their experiences and talents, students are given a unique view of the legal profession that is personal and insightful, while law firms and corporations are given a unique opportunity to come together and empower the next generation of promising scholars. Sponsorship funds are used to ensure that the JTB pipeline programs remain 100% free for young student scholars accepted into the program.


Kendall College

Camps for Teens

If you love everything food, are the perfect party planner or dream of one day running or owning your own business, take a close look at our teen Summer camps. These fun, educational and challenging culinary camps are a great way to get a glimpse into a future career in culinary arts, hospitality management or business. Designed for high school students between the ages of 13-18, these one, two or three week camps are hands-on and taught by qualified Kendall instructors at Kendall’s campus.

We’re proud to offer outstanding opportunities for the aspiring chef, the next top hotel GM, your future CEO or the creative genius in the family! High school students between the ages of 13-18 are invited to take part in our fun and educational summer camp experience at Kendall’s state-of-the-art facility located on Chicago’s Goose Island.

Overnight campers live in Kendall’s residence hall and enjoy additional supervised activities such as attending a Broadway in Chicago show, dining at one of Chicago’s amazing restaurants, and boat tours of downtown Chicago.

Summer Camps Application 2017


JUNE 19-23
• Taste of the Kitchen: a mix of
culinary and baking and pastry
• Next Stop: College

JUNE 26-30
• Basic Culinary
• Basic Baking and Pastry
• World Cuisine
• Planning Makes Perfect

JULY 10-14
• Basic Culinary
• Basic Baking and Pastry
• Next Stop: College

JULY 17-21
• Advanced Baking and Pastry
• Advanced Culinary

JULY 24-28
• Basic Culinary
• Basic Baking and Pastry
• Food Photography and Styling

• Basic Culinary
• Advanced Baking and Pastry
• Planning Makes Perfect

• Basic Culinary
• Decorative Cakes

To register for any of the Kendall College Camps, please download this registration form or contact us at 312.752.2206 or


All campers who attend a Kendall teen summer camp are awarded a $1,000 Scholarship towards tuition at Kendall College. The scholarship is awarded in equal installments over the first 3 quarters of full-time enrollment.

Summer Camps Award Application

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.


Lincoln Park Zoo

Teen Experiences and Job Shadowing

 Lincoln Park Zoo offers a variety of summer programs geared specifically to teens! Interested in conducting research? Ever wondered what it’s like to work at a zoo? Enjoy teaching others? The following programs cover all these interests. Compensation and time commitment vary by program.

ZIP teen interns at Lincoln Park Zoo
Malott Family Zoo Intern Program
Chicago high school students ages 15–18 work as interpreters on zoo grounds, informing guests about animal science and conservation during an educational eight-week paid internship. Applicants must be entering grades 10, 11 or 12 or freshman year in college.

Research Apprenticeship Program teen interns at Lincoln Park Zoo
Malott Family Research Apprenticeship Program
Chicago high school students ages 16–18 have the opportunity to spend eight weeks working alongside zoo scientists during this educational paid apprenticeship. Applicants must be entering grades 11, 12 or freshman year in college.

Teen volunteer working with kids at Lincoln Park Zoo's summer Conservation Camp
Camp Teen Volunteer
Chicagoland area high school students ages 13–18 have the opportunity to spend three weeks assisting in the day-to-day running of Conservation Camp. Camp Teen Volunteers will be mentored by Camp Instructors on how to care and educate our PreK-4th grade Conservation Camp campers. Applicants entering their Junior year and above may have the opportunity to work with campers entering 5th-8th grade in our Zoo Crew program. This is an unpaid educational service-learning opportunity. For students entering grades 9, 10, 11, 12 or college freshman.

The Conservation Ambassadors Board will let Chicago teens learn about Lincoln Park Zoo conservation projects and then plan special events to share this work with their peers, developing leadership skills and zoo-career knowledge in the process!
Conservation Ambassadors Board
Share zoo conservation work by planning special events for peers! This program is a full school year commitment, with board members meeting twice a month on Saturdays from September-May. This is an unpaid educational service-learning opportunity for students in grades 9-12.

How to Apply

The application deadline for summer 2017 teen programs is March 31. Submit your online application here.

To submit your application, you will need to create a Slideroom account. Please use an email address that you check frequently, as all communication about your application will be sent to that address.

Questions? Contact us at 312-465-6227 or email


The three-day Summer Leadership Institute is a free opportunity for rising high school seniors who wish to gain a better understanding of leadership within the various contexts of the college experience. Students will have the opportunity to reflect on their own leadership abilities and the role leaders play in groups. Students will also learn about what it means to act as a leader in service to others in the community. Finally, we will discuss how to convey leadership experiences in college applications.

This program is designed for students who are the first in their family to go to college or who come from a multicultural background. Students who are selected for the program are invited to spend two nights in one of the Marquette University Residence Halls.

Applications for the program will be reviewed on a competitive basis. Completion of this application does not guarantee that you will be selected to participate in the institute.

Program details:

Wednesday, July 12th to Friday, July 14th

Food and overnight accommodations will be provided.

Check-in details will be provided with confirmation.


 Complete the application information form.

  • Submit the activities list (page 3). Highlight no more than 5 activities that best represent you.
  • Provide an essay of up to 500 words that addresses why you would like to participate in the Marquette University Summer Leadership Institute.
  • Application

     Application will be available in May

  • Check-in details will be provided with confirmation.
  • Resources for planning your visit

    Miami University Summer Scholars Program
    Session I: July 2-14, 2017
    Session II: July 16-28, 2017

    Miami’s 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 on Miami’s campus exploring a topic of their choice with an acclaimed Miami faculty member. Participants who later choose to apply to Miami will also receive priority consideration for Miami merit scholarships and the University’s premier academic programs — the University Honors Program and the University Academic Scholars Program.

    If you have students who would be interested in this opportunity, I hope you will encourage them to learn more about the Summer Scholars Program and apply. The University is pleased to offer a limited number of full scholarships for the Summer Scholars Program to academically talented students with financial need who apply and are accepted to the program.

    As part of the application process, counselors will need to submit the following materials online. All application materials must be received by May 1, 2017.

    • Letter of recommendation
    • Applicant’s current transcript
    • Copy of any available test score reports (We will gladly accept ACT, SAT, PSAT, and PLAN scores; official score reports are not required.)
    • Verification of an applicant’s eligibility for free or reduced school lunch (if submitting application materials on behalf of a student in need of financial assistance)

    If you have any questions, please email or call 513-529-2531.Michigan Tech Summer Youth Programs

    Your next Summer adventure awaits. Don’t be ordinary.
    National Hispanic Institute Great  Debate

    As ninth grade students, we invite you to join an international experience dedicated to excellence and community leadership. The National Hispanic Institute (NHI) is dedicated to creating opportunities for self-reliant leadership in the lives of student leaders and community life. Since 1981, NHI has worked with over 95,000 high achieving students who aim to achieve their full potential as community leaders. We support experiences that allow youth to see themselves doing more than simply having a job in their future. Many of our alumni share that they see themselves as leaders, change-makers, and ultimately, value leaving a legacy.Any student leader may participate with NHI so long as they meet our Admission Requirements. Up to 1,000 freshmen join us each year from across the United States and Latin America. Participants must meet at least an 85/100 grade point average and be nominated by their schools or NHI alumni. Statistically, 98.1% of NHI participants attend higher education with 93% pursuing 4-year institutions. Previous internal studies have shown that 90% of NHI alumni graduate within 4-5 years and 67% continue into advanced studies.

    Through a residential leadership experience called the Great Debate, you can expect to:

    • Advance your communication skills

    • Manage yourself in a multicultural environment of students

    • Express your ideas among your peers

    • Increase your self-confidence in public speaking

    • Increase your capacities to think critically and analytically

    • Learn to use self-evaluation as a tool for improvement

    Each Great Debate conference hosts between 150-300 students and discusses complex themes that are important to the growth and leadership supply of the Latino community. NHI’s goal is for youth to increase their capacity to express thought, respond to intellectual challenge, work in organized endeavors and compete against their top peers. Beyond learning about important community issues, you gain a support network of NHI alumni, including education directors, mentors and coaches. These volunteers are former participants of the Great Debate and other NHI leadership programs like the Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session and Collegiate World Series. They dedicate hundreds of hours of their time to advance your leadership readiness. In addition, our university hosts/partners invest in supplying their campuses and facilities to support your leadership development. As a Great Debate student, receive other opportunities as well – like participation as a volunteer mentor, opportunities to win invitations to Celebración, future programs and access to the NHI College Register network.

    What to Expect at The 6-day Great Debate

    As soon as you arrive, NHI staff is there to greet you at the airport, bus station or campus through our local transportation team.
    The very first afternoon begins with a series of social learning activities and icebreakers. We want you to meet new friends and begin working on expressing your ideas. For several weeks leading up to the Great Debate, we invite you to read the book, Third Reality, to prepare you with an asset mind-set and an initial understanding of developing proposals for new opportunities in the community. The first evening  you will meet your counselors and the rest of the students. Great Debate students stay in residences and NHI’s security team coordinates with the university to ensure that students are always with the group and safe at all times. Meals are served at the university cafeteria. During the Great Debate week, you will have the opportunity to discuss global themes in discussion groups with your peers. As you begin to form opinions on the future, you are encouraged to select a speech/debate event where you feel you can best express your ideas in competition.
    After intense preparation and team selections, you are ready for competition! Enter into events as pairs or as individuals, always keeping your eye on the team championship title. After two days of competition, you will be ready to attend the student awards ceremony to reveal winners, the team champion, and of course, celebrate with a championship dance!
    On the final day, share moments of reflection with your new NHI community and plan for the future as volunteers and participants in next summer’s LDZ.
    What to Expect at The 4-day Great Debate

    As soon as you arrive with your region team, NHI staff is there to greet you at the tournament site.

    The first evening you will meet your educational directors and other regional teams. Great Debate students stay in residences and NHI’s security team coordinates with the university to ensure that students are always with the group and safe at all times. Meals are served at the university cafeteria. During the Great Debate tournament, you will have the opportunity to discuss global themes with your peers.
    After intense preparation during spring training, you are ready for competition with your regional team! Enter into events as pairs or as individuals, always keeping your eye on the team championship title. After two days of competition, you will be ready to attend the student awards ceremony to reveal winners, the regional team champion, and of course, celebrate with a championship dance!
    On the final day, share moments of reflection with your new NHI community and plan for the future as volunteers and participants in next summer’s LDZ.
    How to become a Great Debate Participant
     If you are a 9th Grade (Class of 2019) student and have at least a 3.0 (unweighted)/3.8 (weighted) or 85/100 GPA, with intentions of attending college, then you qualify for admission. *PLEASE NOTE THAT SPACE IS LIMITED. WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO APPLY IMMEDIATELY TO ENSURE THAT YOU ARE IN THE PROGRAM SITE OF YOUR CHOICE*! 1. Applying is just the first step. You can download an application by clicking here or you can apply online here. 2. Once we receive the application, verification of your grades and the application processing fee of $20 you will get notification of admission to the Great Debate. From there you will work with a NHI representative on making arrangements for tuition and capturing other release forms and travel information. 3. In the Spring semester you will be sent pre-conference reading materials, a briefing book, and debate themes.

    How Much Does The Great Debate Cost?

    Depending on the region of the country and university host, the Great Debate is estimated to cost $1,200-$1,300 per student. The good news is that your expected family/school contribution is only $595 (4-day Great Debate) or $645 (6-day Great Debate). This program tuition includes a Application Processing Fee ($20) and Security Deposit ($150). Many wonder, “How is this program more affordable when other leadership conferences charge as much as $2,000 for a 8-days?” The answer is simple. Our university partners underwrite a large portion of the conference host costs so that we can reduce the program tuition for youth. NHI also has a team of annual team of investors and volunteers who contribute resources and donate their time. Together these resources help make the NHI tuition more accessible to families and school entities. In addition, applying early gives you more time to find resources for transportation.

    NHI’s cost reductions are built into the tuition.

    2017 Great Debate – Program Costs
    -2017 Great Debate – University Partners, Volunteers, and Sponsor Contribution
    =NHI Program Tuition

    Great Debate (4-Day)  vs.  Great Debate (6-Day)
    $1,200                      $1,300
    -$605                        -$655
    = $595                     = $645 

    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

    Shedd Aquarium

    Teen Programs (Ages 15 to 18)

    Test the waters of new interests or take a deeper dive into your passions with one (or more) of our programs, designed to help you explore animals and the aquatic world.


    Teens are invited to use this space to make new friends, work on projects or programs, or conduct their own science experiments. Our equipment and technology are for their use, and Shedd experts will be there as a resource!

    Southern Illinois University – Carbondale – Department of English


    Held each June on the SIU Carbondale campus, the Young Writers Workshop is an annual five-day residential creative writing workshop for high school students. Students come from all over Illinois and beyond to study creative writing with SIU Carbondale faculty and graduate students.

    MFA students are a vital part of this program, serving as resident advisors in the dorm, teachers during workshops and classes, and as mentors for teen writers. The program is open to high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Many positions are available with the Workshop.

    Every spring semester, a graduate student is paid to serve as Assistant Director, working with Allison Joseph on long-range planning and publicity. Also available are paid resident advisor positions, internships for course credit, and volunteer positions.


    ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­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

    St. Louis University

    Introduction to Sports Medicine and Athletic Training Workshop

    Introduction to Physical Therapy/Athletic Training – Lab Experience – Observation of Surgery Demonstrations – Tour of Chaifetz Arena
    In this three-day workshop, participants will learn the roles of the physical therapist and athletic trainer, possible career opportunities, rehab techniques and much more. Students will hear from physical therapists and athletic training professionals, physicians and other healthcare professionals as they discuss important topics in the sports medicine field. Students learn about human anatomy and observe surgery demonstrations throughout the workshop.
    Open to BoysOpen to Girls Both boys and girls are eligible to apply for this program
    Date and Time Jul 10 – Jul 12
    Camp Cost $325
    (including $50 deposit)
    Camp Contact Kim Dondanville

    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


    ENTREPRENEURSHIP 101 – June 18-30

    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.

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    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.

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    Questions? Call 800-UD PRIDE.

    University of Notre Dame Leadership Seminars

    Notre Dame Leadership Seminars explore topics affecting the global community. The courses are centered around vibrant discussion and a robust exchange of ideas. This creates a context in which students are encouraged to examine their own conclusions and hone their own leadership capacities by improving their communications and analytical skills.

    Expenses for students accepted to Leadership Seminars—including transportation to and from Notre Dame—will be paid for by the University. Approximately 100 students are admitted to Leadership Seminars each year, and students are eligible to receive one college credit upon completion of the program.

    Program Date: July 15 – July 26, 2017—toward-a-just-peace/

    A Summer Leadership Program for High School Students, July 19-22, 2017

    Global Action Through Engagement

    Do you want to have an impact on your community and the world?  Are you interested in social justice, human rights, and global change?  Join your peers at GATE in becoming leaders in your community!

    In 2017 participants will focus on citizenship and strategies, tools and tactics for understanding complex global issues while exploring the targets and indicators for Goal #4 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

    The agenda for 2017 will include:

    • interactive simulations
    • small group activities
    • thought-provoking discussions with your peers, university students, and expert speakers
    • development of global competencies to investigate the world, recognize diverse perspectives, communicate ideas, and take action
    • college and career-ready skills
    • community building and recreational activities


    • Registration Fees: $390 (Includes all instructional and recreational materials and expenses, Sandburg Residence Hall housing and meals)
    • Registration is Now Open:  To register, please download, complete the Registration Application and return to Dina Wolf via e-mail,, or U.S. Mail, Attn: Dina Wolf, Institute of World Affairs, UW-Milwaukee, P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53211.
    • Registration Deadline: June 26, 2017
    • A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. These scholarships are only available for the GATE program. To apply for a scholarship, please download the Scholarship Application and follow the application instructions for submitting to Dina Wolf

    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 has been running summer programs for nearly 30 years, and we would like to let you know about scholarships for students who come referred by one of their teachers. VISIONS can be a valuable experience for teen girls in particular, and here are the scholarships remaining:

    • Alaska: $850; Construction projects with trained carpenters in a native village where students also live
    • British Virgin Islands: $750; 27 years of community-building and projects for island infrastructure
    • Cambodia: $850; Work on schools in high need of improvements, and help at a day camp
    • Montana Blackfeet Reservation: $850; 27 years on Montana reservations doing construction projects

    Spanish-Immersion Sites:

    • Ecuador & Galápagos: $850; Environmental projects and adobe building in the Andes and Galápagos
    • Dominican Republic: $750; Adding an addition to a school and running a day camp for local kids
    • Peru: $500; Expanding a water conservation initiative and doing improvements at a local school

    French-Immersion Site:

    Based on a work hard/play hard philosophy, our trips are an opportunity to do real projects in underserved communities and also experience some of the area’s best sites.

    VISIONS Service Adventures

    541 East Babcock Street, #1

    Bozeman, Montana 59715

    Katherine Dayton, Director
    VISIONS Service Adventures 

    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

    Wheaton College

    B.R.I.D.G.E.Building Roads to Intellectual Diversity and Great Education (B.R.I.D.G.E.) is a four-week intensive and residential academic and leadership program that brings together high-achieving, first-generation college-bound, low-income, and African-American and Latino students from the Chicagoland area who are eager to experience the academic rigor of college.

    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.