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Pennsylvania Summer Pre-College Program Descriptions
Program: Alexa Café: All-Girls STEM Camp Held at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania Description: At Alexa Café, girls ages 10-15 discover a passion for technology in a unique environment that celebrates creativity, philanthropy, and entrepreneurship. Weeklong, collaborative courses are taught in small groups of just 8 girls per instructor—guaranteed—for the most personalized instruction. Girls learn engineering principles, code games, design websites, model 3D characters, snap photos, create films, print 3D objects, and much more.
Alexa Café is held at prestigious campuses nationwide, including UC Berkeley, Rice, Bryn Mawr, and Georgia Tech. In addition to this all-girls summer program, iD Tech also offers weeklong camps for kids and teens, early-education STEM programs, teen-only academies, and an online learning platform.
We believe that technology should be fun and meaningful. At Alexa Café, it’s all that and more. Join us as we inspire the next generation of makers. Visit us online at our website to find a camp near you.
Participants: High school students and middle school students (10-15). Summer program website: Alexa Café
Program: Allegheny College Summer ASM Materials Camp for High School Students Students: Allegheny, Pennsyvania Description: Allegheny College offers a summer Materials Camps for students with an interest and aptitude in the areas of math and science. Participants have the opportunity to engage in hands-on learning, work collaboratively to solve scientific problems, learn from experts, and examine the fields of materials science and engineering. There is an emphasis on practical applications of mathematics, physics, and chemistry. Participants: High school students. Program website: Allegheny ASM Materials Summer Camp
Program: Carnegie Mellon University Summer Pre-College Program for High School Students – Rising Juniors and Seniors: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Description: Carnegie Mellon offers a summer pre-college program that provides students with the opportunity to explore topics of interest, get a taste of college life, and learn about the university. The program offers a variety of options for students including architecture, art & design, drama, music, national high school game academy, and advanced placement. Participating students have the chance to meet motivated peers, learn from faculty members, and utilize campus resources. Participants: Rising high school juniors and seniors. Program website:Carnegie Mellon Summer Programs
Program: Drexel University Summer Institutes for High School Students: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Description: Drexel’s summer academic programs are designed to provide high school students with the opportunity to learn about college life. Students have the opportunity to participate in university workshops, explore topics of interest, learn about the university campus, and be in the city of Philadelphia. Participants: High school students. Program website: Drexel Summer Institutes
Program: Emagination Computer Camps Held at Rosemont College in Pennsylvania Description: Technology learning PLUS Summer Camp Fun!
Emagination blends the latest in technology with fun non-tech activities that create a well-rounded summer camp experience for kids & teens ages 8 -17. Two-week sessions allow time to make friends and become part of a community.
Beginners to experts choose three technology workshops. Create Digital Media – 3D Modeling, Digital Music, Photoshop. Learn to Code – Minecraft Modding, iApps, Scratch, Java, C#. Design Video Games – RPG, Action, Strategy, Mobile, Minecraft. Discover Engineering – Robots and RC Cars. Recreation and socializing are important! Campers get unplugged in outdoor games, swimming, a talent show, camper groups and more.
The experience at Emagination Computer Camps differs from typical weeklong technology camps. Emagination balances technology learning with the fun activities and lifetime benefits of traditional summer camps.University locations in Fairfield, Connecticut and near Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia and Atlanta bring together “kids like me” from nearby towns, states across America and many foreign countries. It’s Worth the Trip!
Program: Gettysburg College Summer Psychology Camp for High School Students: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Description: Gettysburg College offers a summer pre-college psychology program for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Participating students have the opportunity learn about the field of psychology, explore the major of psychology, and get a taste of college life. Students have a chance to meet peers, learn from faculty, and gain hands-on experiences in the area of psychology. Participants: Rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Program website: Gettysburg Summer Psychology Camp
Program: Julian Krinsky Summer Internships in Philadelphia for High School Students: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Description: There is no better way to understand a job than by actually doing it. That’s exactly what our Summer Internships offer: a chance to do meaningful, hands-on work in the field of your choice. Get one of the best summer internships in Philadelphia before you head off to college! You might be interning with a lawyer, developing marketing campaigns, shadowing a doctor, assisting a vet, or involved with high-profile mentors. Live on campus at the University of Pennsylvania. College credit is now available. Participants: High school students, ages 16 – 18. Program website: Julian Krinsky Summer Internships
Program: Julian Krinsky Xploration Summer Programs for Middle School Students: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Description: Julian Krinsky’s middle school summer camp is for students ages 10-13. The camp offers courses in sports and fitness, science and technology, arts, cooking, fashion design, photography and more. Students can choose two classes each week. They can follow their passions or try something new in the areas that interest them most.
Students come from over 35 countries and live at the beautiful Haverford College near Philadelphia. There are also evening activities and weekend trips to places such as NYC, Washington DC, amusement parks, and more!
Program: University of Pennsylvania Summer Architecture Program for High School Students: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Description: In-depth architecture program for students ages 14-18 at the University of Pennsylvania. Express your personal ideas as you explore the architectural design process, from drawing by hand and computer to constructing scale models. Working alongside a culturally diverse mix of students, you’ll use the city of Philadelphia’s architecture as inspiration and produce your own portfolio. Participants: High school students, ages 14 – 18. Program website: Penn Summer Architecture
Program: University of Pennsylvania Summer Art Program for High School Students: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Description: This pre-college art program prepares students ages 14 – 18 for college admissions as you experience college life and create your portfolio. You’ll work with Penn Faculty in Penn’s art studios as you create art and develop your artistic expression. Art students choose various classes ranging from drawing and painting to graphic design and filmmaking. Experiment with different artistic disciplines, learn new skills, and build your visual portfolio.
Students also live at the University of Pennsylvania, and participate in evening activities and weekend trips to places such as New York city, Washington D.C., Baltimore, MD, and more. Participants: High school students, ages 14 – 18. Program website: Penn Summer Art Program
Program: University of Pennsylvania – The Engineering Summer Academy for High School Students: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Description: The School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania offers a unique summer opportunity for a selective group of motivated and talented high school teens. Experience rigorous and challenging college-level studies at our high-tech, ivy-league program in the heart of Philadelphia!
The Engineering Summer Academy at Penn (formerly known as the Summer Academy in Applied Science and Technology) provides intensive, three-week, overnight programs that combine sophisticated theory with hands-on practical experience in cutting edge technologies. High school students work with leading faculty, live on Penn’s historic campus, and connect with new friends from around the world.
Whether high school teens are local to the area or hail from halfway around the world, the University of Pennsylvania welcomes them to explore what the Engineering Summer Academy at Penn (ESAP) has to offer. ESAP is, in part, designed to provide exceptional math and science students the opportunity to explore the field of Engineering before applying to college. Situated on our historic Philadelphia campus, right in the heart of the city, pre-college students can also take advantage of the vast array of activities and resources available to the Penn community.
Coursework incorporates exciting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) subjects and material. High school students enroll in one of six courses offered. Courses include: Biotechnology, Computer Graphics, Computer Science, Engineering Complex Networks, Nanotechnology, Robotics.
Program: University of Pennsylvania International Affairs Summer Program with Model UN for High School Students: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Description: Learn leadership through Model UN! If you’re just getting interested in world relations or are already a student of global politics, our pre-college program will increase your experience, knowledge and skills for future leadership. The program features debate, public speaking and research workshops, realistic UN simulations, and guest speakers. Additionally, you will enjoy field trips to the United Nations in New York City and Embassy Row in Washington, DC. Live on campus at the University of Pennsylvania. Participants: High school students, ages 15 – 18. Program website: Penn International Affairs Summer Program
Program: University of Pennsylvania Summer Medical Program for High School Students: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Description: The Penn Medicine Summer Program is a summer medical camp program for high school juniors and senior considering a career in medicine or medical research. This pre-college medical camp is designed to expose students to the fascinating world of modern medicine. Students learn at the Perelman School of Medicine at UPenn. The course features lectures, demonstrations, discussions, hands-on sessions, and field excursions. Students will get the opportunity to experience several different medical careers and get an in-depth perspective on what it takes to become a doctor. This is an opportunity for high school students to live at UPenn, experience what medical school is really like and evaluate if it is the right choice for them. Participants: High school students, ages 16 – 18. Program website: Penn Summer Pre-College Medical Program
Program: UPCI Summer Academy (University of Pittsburgh) for Rising High School Seniors: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Description: The UPCI Academy offers a program for rising high school seniors that enables them to gain practical and hands-on experience with scientific/medical research. Participating students to work in the lab of a research mentor and conduct a research projects. Students have the opportunity to share their work towards the end of the program. Participants: Rising high school seniors Program website: University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) Summer Academy
Program: Summer Discovery at the University of Pennsylvania Description: Summer Discovery is an all-inclusive pre-college experience; living on a college campus, participating in activities, exploring great cities, having fun and making friends from all over the world. Freedom with support and balance, that’s Summer Discovery. For over 50 years, high school students from around the globe have enjoyed summers filled with fun, educational, and innovative activities. While visiting our website, take time to learn about our over 300 course offerings at your program of interest – college credit, research, engineering, sport management, leadership programs, SAT prep, enrichment, writing, community service, college admissions prep, tennis, cooking, and many others. Summer Discovery offers programs at 13 different locations in 3 countries, and works with universities of the highest caliber, such as University of Pennsylvania, UCLA, Georgetown, and many more! We invite you to join a wonderful group of teenagers from all over the U.S. and around the world this summer and experience a great summer program for teens! Participants: High school students in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 (ages 14-18). Program website: Summer Discovery at Penn
Program: Summer Study Pre-College Programs for High School Students: – Held at Penn State University Description: The leader in Pre-College programs, combining stimulating academics with exciting sports/recreational activities, nightlife, sightseeing, foreign culture and travel weekends. Non-pressure ENRICHMENT and COLLEGE CREDIT programs are available at Penn State University, Colorado State University, Fordham University in New York City (NYC) and at The Sorbonne in Paris, France.
Summer Study Programs provides current high school students with a preview of college life with programs ranging from 2 to 6 ½ weeks. Last year alone, over 1,100 students, from 27 countries, participated in a Summer Study Program.
Participants: High school students completing 9th through 12th grade are eligible to participate in a Pre-College program. Program website: Summer Study Programs
Program: Widener University Summer Business Program for High School Students: Chester, Pennsylvania Description: Widener University offers a high school summer business program. Participating students have the opportunity to learn about the field of business, explore careers, and gain experience in a college setting. Students will have a a chance to learn about the Widener University School of Business Administration and the types of educational programs available for students who are intersted in pursuing a career in the field of business. Participants: High school students. Program website: Widener Summer Business Program
Program: Twenty First Century Cyber Charter School – Summer School Online Courses Description:21st Century Cyber Charter School, a Pennsylvania online public school, is making summer school courses available for the seventh consecutive year. Students are able to complete courses from any location with an Internet connection. Courses are taken online and are taught by full-time Pennsylvania certified teachers. 21st Century Cyber Charter School (21CCCS) has the best academic track record of any cyber charter school in Pennsylvania. Now in its 13th year, 21CCCS is creating programs to enable Pennsylvania public schools to expand offerings to their students. Students provide their own computer, software, and Internet connection. Courses are asynchronous and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Teachers are available Monday through Thursday from 9:00AM-1:00PM starting June 30th (The VO will be closed from June 4-27) via phone, e-mail, and Virtual Office. Both original credit and credit recovery courses are available. 21CCCS Summer School provides a fantastic opportunity to get ahead on credits or to catch up. For more information on summer school or full time enrollment, visit http://21cccs.org/ss/. Program website: Twenty First Century Cyber School – Summer Courses