Academic Summer Camps

for High School Students and Middle School Students

Information about Academic Summer Camps

This page of the directory contains information about a variety of academic summer camps for high school students and middle school students. Academic summer camps can give students the opportunity to learn about topics of interest and/or to develop new skills during the summer. They can provide students with the chance to enhance their learning from the school year or to learn about new subjects. To view information about a variety of summer opportunities, scroll down the page and visit the official websites of the camps included in this directory. Note: this directory of academic summer camps is for informational purposes only and it is subject to change. This directory is not the official website for any specific academic summer camp.
 

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Program: AFDC: Teens Summer in French at the Alliance Française: Washington DC
Description: At AFDC, teens can partake in French review for levels 1-4, French AP preview, French SAT 2 preparation, and even complete beginners’ classes. Review level classes require a placement test but help you to boost your French skills to be ready for the next level of middle or high school French. French AP preview allows teens to gain a new perspective on contemporary Francophone cultures through a thematic interdisciplinary study tailored to the needs of prospective AP students. SAT 2 preparation is a finely-tailored class designed to prepare prospective candidates for the French SAT 2 test. Finally, beginner classes are available that require one 30-hour session to complete the first half of level 1. Finish the next 30 hours to complete level 1 and receive a discounted price! Sessions for all classes run from July 11-22 and August 1-12. We hope to see you at the Alliance Française in Dupont soon!
Participants: Boys and girls ages 12-18
Program website: Teen Summer Camps in French
Summer Camp: Alexa Café: All-Girls STEM Camp Held at Top Campuses Nationwide
Description: Calling all girls: learn STEM in a uniquely collaborative environment! 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. Plus, they get hands-on experience with big-name software from companies like Adobe, Autodesk, Microsoft, and SparkFun.

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. More than 235,000 students have attended our family-owned camps since 1999. 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 Summer STEM Program for Girls

Program: American Collegiate Adventures Summer Enrichment Program for High School Students: Multiple Locations
Description: Choose a truly sensational summer! Picture weekdays of learning and recreation, weekends of action and adventure – all spent with a great group of new friends. That’s what ACA is all about!

The most personalized program you’ll find, ACA features one of the lowest student-to-staff ratios of any pre-college program, so we can work with each student to create unique summer experiences. Enjoy great courses, internships and activities, pursue a new passion, and perfect your sports skills. Do it all!

All the comforts you’d expect – really! ACA is one of the only pre-college programs that provide deluxe accommodations complete with air-conditioning, private bathrooms and laundry service. You’ll enjoy summer in style when you go with ACA!

As always – ACA’s weekend adventures are always included! Whether you’re getting a good look at your first-choice school or just enjoying the arts, shopping and style of towns from Madison to Nice, Florence to Seville, Boston to Barcelona, London to Paris, ACA makes sure everyone gets to go along – at no extra charge! That’s the ACA way.

This summer, choose the best of both worlds. Build knowledge and confidence for college during the week, and get weekends full of once in a lifetime adventures! Make this summer unforgettable, leading you toward a college career that helps you get the most out of learning, and of life. Make this summer an ACA summer!

Participants: High school students completing grades 9 – 12 (14-18)
Program website: American Collegiate Adventures

Summer Camp: Broadreach International Academic Summer Camps for Middle School and High School Students
Description: Worldwide summer adventure learning programs for middle school, high school and college students including marine biology, scuba, sailing, multisport adventures, language immersion, science and medicine, international development, community service, photography and media and outdoor skills and leadership adventures. Program locations include the Caribbean, Central and South America, Canada, Australia, India, South Africa, Cambodia, France, Spain, Morocco, Iceland, Croatia, Indonesia and Fiji.

Many Broadreach programs qualify for college credit and all incorporate a community service component ranging from 5-55 hours. Multiple certifications including PADI scuba certifications, IYT sailing certifications and Wilderness First Responder are offered, and trips are 14-31 days in length in June, July and August.

Participants: Students currently in grades 7-12 and college students
Program website: Broadreach Global Educational Adventures

Program: UC Berkeley Perception Science Summer Internship Program for High School Students: Berkeley, California
Description: This internship offers advanced high-school students the opportunity to be involved with cutting-edge research in vision science. In this immersive experience, students will be involved in every step of the research process, and will be working alongside Whitney lab members to create and test novel research paradigms. Additionally, students will learn advanced computer coding and statistical analysis techniques that are fundamental to a successful career in all scientific fields. This is a fee-based program; full fee waivers are available for accepted low-income students. Program Dates are: July 11th- August 5th, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm weekdays.
Participants: High school students.
Program website: Berkeley Perception Science Internship
Program: Champlain College Summer Pre-College Programs: Burlington, Vermont
Description: Program options for 2015 include Digital Forensics & Cyber Security, IT & Digital Media, Champlain Game Academy, Young Writers’ Conference and a Graphic Design Portfolio Preparation Course. Students work closely with Champlain College professors who have extensive expertise and professional connections in their fields. When not attending class or doing creative project work, students enjoy recreational activities and social events that take full advantage of summer in Vermont. Students stay in one of Champlain’s many contemporary or Victorian-era residence halls and share meals in the spectacular dining hall of the IDX Student Life Center, overlooking Lake Champlain.
Participants: Rising high school sophomores, juniors & seniors
Program website: Champlain College Summer Pre-College Programs
Summer Camp: Circle F Dude Ranch Summer Camp for High School Students, Middle School Students, and Elementary Students: Lake Wales, Florida
Description: Circle F Summer Camp is designed to provide a wholesome, enriching atmosphere and an enjoyable Florida summer camp experience! Over 25 different activities available on the camp’s private 500+acre property and 42 acre lake. Welcome to Circle F Dude Ranch Camp in Lake Wales, south of Orlando, Florida, with 500 acres of lush Live Oaks, rolling hills and the best of old Florida.
Participants: High school students, middle school students, and elementary students.
More information can be found by visiting the Circle F Summer Camp website.
Summer Camp: Clemson Summer Scholars Academic Summer Camps for High School Students and Middle School Students: Clemson, South Carolina
Description: Summer Scholars balances educational, recreational and cultural activities to enrich the learning experience of rising 7-12th graders. Scholars experience a taste of life as a Clemson University student and spend a week studying specialized subjects.

Subjects include: Academy of Science and Intercultural Communication; Audio Engineering and Music Production; Automotive Engineering – In Partnership with Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR); Beyond ER and Biology; Bioengineering: Building a Better You; Civil Engineering; DNA Science; Entrepreneurship and Professional Communication; Explorations in the Design of the Built Environment; Forensic Detectives; Functional Ceramic Design w/ Digital Decals; Genetic Horizons; Materials Engineering Through the Electron Microscope; Memes, Mobs, and Marketing; Molecular Biology; Multi Media Journalism; Physical Computing; Physics and Astronomy; Vet Camp; Writing for College Admissions Workshop.
*Note: Not all programs are for each age group, please visit our website for specific information.

Participants: Rising 7th – 12th graders.
More information can be found on the following page: Clemson Summer Scholars Program

Program: University of Dallas Summer Programs: Dallas, Texas
Description: The University of Dallas offers a variety of summer programs for high school students. There are programs held at the university such as Arete: An Introduction to the Classics and there are also travel programs such as Shakespeare in Italy and Latin and Rome.
Participants: High school students.
More information can be found on the following page: Dallas High School Summer Programs
Summer Camp: University of Dayton Women in Engineering Summer Camps for High School Students: Dayton, Ohio
Description: A six-day residential program sponsored by the University of Dayton that introduces high school women to the wide range of career opportunities available to them in the various fields of engineering. Participants experience a total immersion into the world of engineering with classroom activities taught by School of Engineering faculty and/or practicing engineers. Throughout the week, they gain an understanding of chemical, civil, computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering; and engineering technology. The participants also attend challenging evening sessions in areas such as innovation, computer vision and wide area surveillance, and sustainable engineering. The young women enjoy an evening of Dinner with an Engineer and hear from professional women engineers who are willing to share and ready to encourage. One day of the camp is spent at a sponsoring industry observing engineers.
Participants:  High school female students.
More information can be found on the following page: Dayton Women in Engineering Summer Camp
Program: Duke University Summer Youth Academic Camps for High School Students and Middle School Students
Description: Experience a summer of vibrant and challenging academic enrichment opportunities at Duke University! For over 30 years, Duke Youth Programs, hosted by Duke Continuing Education, has offered a wide range of intellectually stimulating and fun activities for middle and high school students. Participant can choose from a variety of options—writing, science, math, computers, leadership and precollege. Held on Duke University’s beautiful campus, participants will have the chance to experience college life and meet friends from all over the world.
Participants: High school students and middle school students
More information can be found on the following page: Duke Summer Youth Programs
Program: Elm City ChamberFest Summer Music Program for High School Students, Middle School Students, and Elementary Students: New Haven, Connecticut
Program Description: Founded in 2005, Elm City ChamberFest is a two-week intensive chamber music program that takes place in New Haven, CT, for intermediate and advanced string students ages 8 – 18 and piano students ages 13 – 18. In addition to participating in their weekly chamber music performances, students, in small 5:1 student to teacher ratio class sizes, receive daily coachings, private lessons and master classes from ECCF faculty. Students also participate in guest artist master classes and coachings throughout the two weeks as well as have the opportunity to attend concerts by a group of world class faculty and guest artists as part of an evening concert series.
Additionally, the ECCF program includes a variety of electives and enrichment classes such as string orchestra, cello choir, music theory, choir, Jazz, Klezmer, Theater Improvisation, Yoga, and Alexander Technique.

Participants: HS String players, HS pianists, Middle School string players, Elementary School string players. Junior Program for students aged 8 -13. Senior Program and Advanced Piano Institute for students aged 13 – 18.
More information can be found on the following page: Elm City ChamberFest Program

Summer Camp: Emagination Computer Camps for High School Students and Middle School Students: Multiple Locations
DescriptionTechnology 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.

A Balanced Camp Experience

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!

Participants: Kids and teens: ages 8 – 17
Program website: Emagination Computer Camps

Summer Camp: Emagination Minecraft Coding Camp for High School and Middle School Students: Multiple Locations
Description: CODE > COLLABORATE > MOD > HAVE FUN

Emagination Minecraft Coding Camp is a two-week overnight and day STEM program for teens ages 13 to 17. Students learn to code using the Java programming language while creating modifications (mods) for the hugely popular game Minecraft. There is also plenty of time for recreation and fun in a Minecraft-themed environment on a university campus.

Teens develop and advance Java coding skills and unleash their creativity to build custom mods for Minecraft. They create new characters, change environments and build original objects and structures. Participants also use Photoshop and software for 3D modeling and animation.

Coding skills gained at Emagination are valuable and extend well beyond modding in Minecraft. The Java programming language is versatile and universal – it’s everywhere – on over 3 billion devices!

Campers bring home their mods from camp and can continue to code and show off their work to family and friends.

A Balanced Camp Experience

The experience at Emagination Minecraft Coding Camp differs from typical weeklong technology camps. Emagination balances technology learning with the fun activities and lifetime benefits of traditional summer camps.

University locations in Boston, MA and Lake Forest, IL bring together “kids like me” from nearby towns, states across America and many foreign countries. It’s Worth the Trip!

Participants: Teens ages 13-17
Program website: Emagination Minecraft Coding Camps

Summer Camp: Emagination Game Design Summer Program for High School Students: Multiple Locations
Description: GET INSIDE THE GAME!

Teens create a 3D video game. Learn creative and technical skills > Join a development team > Build a playable game > Present to a panel of experts > Tour a game design studio > Learn from guest speakers.

Teens 15 – 18 who are serious about learning game design will have fun while learning valuable real world skills in this immersive 14 day 13 night pre-college program.

Choose your role on the development team. Will you be a 3D Animator, Level Designer, Audio Artist, or Programmer? Learn valuable skills using industry standard software — Maya and 3ds Max from Autodesk, Adobe Photoshop® and Unreal Engine 3 from Epic Games. Design and build your own 3D video game under the direction of Lead Designers (aka the Instructors). Present your game to a panel of industry experts, tour a game studio and learn from game studio guest speakers. Studios providing tours and speakers have included Electronic Arts, Blizzard Entertainment, Rock Star Games, Turbine Inc, Hi-Rez Studios.

Offered at Bentley University near Boston and Mercer University in Atlanta, Emagination Game Design attracts teens from all across America and many foreign countries. We help with transportation by picking up and dropping off at airport and train terminals. It’s Worth the Trip!

Participants: High school students: ages 15 – 18
Program website: Emagination Game Design Summer Program

Program: Emory University Pre-College Summer Program for High School Students: Atlanta, Georgia
Description: The Emory Pre-College Program is a summer academic program for high school students. It gives college-bound rising juniors and rising seniors an exciting glimpse of academic and residential life at a top-ranked national university. High school students may explore topics with professors who are the leading experts in their fields, enroll in classes with college students, and earn transferable college credit. Two-week non-credit courses, and six-week credit courses are available. Emory Pre-College students live together in a dorm on campus or within commuting distance with their families and participate in a variety of programs, activities, and excursions designed to prepare them for college life.

Students will enjoy the beautiful, tree-lined Emory campus and its outstanding facilities, meet new people and make lifelong friends. Students come from all across the U.S. and the world. Ranked #21 by U.S. News and World Report and #14 by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance for best values among private universities, Emory University offers a small liberal arts college environment within a major research university.

Participants: High School Students.
More information can be found on the following page: Emory Pre-College Summer Program

Program: Eversoul Institute High School Summer Program on Creativity: Held at Columbia University in New York
Description: Help teach your children creativity! The Eversoul Institute’s Summer Program on Creativity helps give high school students the foundation to develop and explore creativity and interdisciplinary thinking. This one-week academic summer program for high school students will be held at Columbia University on July 18-22 and 25-29. This is a fast-paced program available to high school students aged 16 to 18. Students should be currently attending their sophomore, junior or senior year during the 2015/16 academic year in order to apply.

The Creative Forum provides an introduction to Creative Thinking by using a combination of examples and exercises. The course will first offer students an examination of common biases and how they often lead thinking down a preset path. Next, students will deal with creativity as association, focus on divergent thinking and cognitive flexibility using examples from finance, literature, art and languages.

Find out more at www.eversoulinstitute.com.

Participants: High school students.
Program website: Eversoul Institute Summer Program

Summer Camp: GERI Academic Summer Youth Camps for High School Students and Middle School Students: West Lafayette, Indiana
Description: Every summer, GERI has engaged gifted, creative, and talented students from across the country and around the world in residential camps designed to stimulate their imagination and expand their abilities.  Students who have completed grades 5 – 12 live in campus residence halls, take challenging courses, and participate in engaging recreational activities.  GERI offers three programs each year.  At GERI Summer Camps, you will experience intellectual challenges, personal attention from talented and caring staff members, outstanding Purdue facilities, friendships with others from around the world who share similar interests, and enjoyable learning and social experiences.
Participants: High ability students who have completed grades 5 – 12.
More information can be found on the following page: GERI Summer Youth Programs and Camps
Summer Camp: Gold Arrow Summer Enrichment Camp for Kids for Middle School Students, and Elementary Students: Lakeshore, California
Description: Gold Arrow Camp is in California and provides students with the opportunity to participate in a large variety of activities. The camp is designed for students to experience nature, meet new people, and embrace rustic living near Sierra National Forest.
Participants: Middle schools students and kids – ages 6 – 14.
More information can be found by visiting the Gold Arrow Summer Camp website.
Summer Camp: Grizzly Lodge Summer Enrichment Camp for Kids for High School Students, Middle School Students, and Elementary Students: Portola, California
Description: Grizzly Lodge Summer Camp provides students with a traditional camp experience with many different activities for campers to embrace. The camp takes place in California and provides students with the opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people, and participate in the traditions of the camp.
Participants: Summer Programs for Students Ages 7 – 17.
More information can be found by visiting the Girzzly Lodge Summer Camp website
Summer Camp: iD Tech Camps – Held at Prestigious Campuses Nationwide
Description: Code, game, and create at the world’s #1 summer tech camp! Students ages 7-17 can learn to code, design video games, mod Minecraft, engineer robots, model 3D characters, build websites, print 3D models, and more! These weeklong, day and overnight summer programs are held at prestigious campuses nationwide, including Stanford, Caltech, Rice, Northwestern, Emory, Princeton, Columbia, Yale, and more.

iD Tech summer courses are inclusive of every skill level and learning style. We guarantee an 8:1 student-to-instructor ratio and every location so both beginners and advanced students will receive personalized, 1-on-1 instruction.

iD Tech instructors are recruited from top universities like UCLA, Stanford, and NYU, and they’re passionate about the subjects they teach—iD Tech has been voted a Top Workplace by Bay Area News Group for 6 years and running!

Come see why more than 235,000 students have chosen iD Tech. Your child will meet new friends, use big-name software from companies like Autodesk and Adobe, learn awesome STEM skills, and build a foundation of knowledge that will make a positive impact in school, college, and future careers.

iD Tech also offers early-education STEM programs, all-girls tech camps, teen-only academies, and an online learning platform. Visit us online at our website to find what’s near you.

Join us as we inspire the makers of tomorrow.

Participants: High school students, middle school students, and elementary students (7-17).
Summer program website: iD Tech Camps: Weeklong Computer Tech Camps for Kids and Teens

Program: iD Game Design & Development Academy – Summer Pre-college Program for Teens
Description: Don’t just play games, code and create your own! At this two-week, overnight academy, students ages 13-18 explore advanced topics in 3D modeling and printing, video game design, programming, and level design.

After two weeks of immersive, hands-on instruction, students leave the academy with a polished portfolio that includes projects from the course. They meet new friends with similar interests, see what it’s like to be a STEM professional, and enjoy long-term benefits that extend beyond school, college, and future careers.

iD Tech Academies are taught in small groups of no more than 8 students per instructor—guaranteed—for the most personalized instruction. Our elite academy faculty are recruited from top universities like UCLA, Stanford, and NYU, and they’re passionate about the subjects they teach—iD Tech has been voted a Top Workplace by Bay Area News Group for 6 years and running!

At the academy, teens will gain access to in-depth industry insights and have the opportunity to explore some of the nation’s top universities; iD Game Design & Development Academy is held at Stanford, Yale, Princeton, Emory, University of Washington, and more. In addition, iD Tech also offers weeklong summer programs for ages 7-17, early-education STEM programs for ages 6-9, all-girls tech camps, and an online learning platform.

More than 235,000 students have attended an iD Tech summer program since 1999, and many have gone on to land internships at Facebook and Google, publish award-winning apps, start nonprofits and businesses, and more! Visit us online at our website to find what’s near you.

Participants: High school students and middle school students (13-18).
Summer Program Website: iD Game Design & Development Academy Summer Pre-College Program for Teens

Program: iD Programming Academy – #1 Teen Coding Bootcamp
Description: Calling all teen coders! At this two-week, overnight academy, students ages 13-18 explore advanced topics in programming, app development, electrical engineering, and robotics.

After two weeks of immersive, hands-on instruction, students leave the academy with a polished portfolio that includes projects from the course. They meet new friends with similar interests, see what it’s like to be a STEM professional, and enjoy long-term benefits that extend beyond school, college, and future careers.

iD Tech Academies are taught in small groups of no more than 8 students per instructor—guaranteed—for the most personalized instruction. Our elite academy faculty are recruited from top universities like UCLA, Stanford, and NYU, and they’re passionate about the subjects they teach—iD Tech has been voted a Top Workplace by Bay Area News Group for 6 years and running!

At the academy, teens will gain access to in-depth industry insights and have the opportunity to explore some of the nation’s top universities; this coding bootcamp is held at Stanford, Yale, Princeton, Emory, Rice, University of Washington, and more. In addition, iD Tech also offers weeklong summer programs for ages 7-17, early-education STEM programs for ages 6-9, all-girls tech camps, and an online learning platform.

More than 235,000 students have attended an iD Tech summer program since 1999, and many have gone on to land internships at Facebook and Google, publish award-winning apps, start nonprofits and businesses, and more! Visit us online at our website to find what’s near you.

Participants: High school students and middle school students (13-18).
Summer program website: iD Programming Academy Teen Coding Bootcamp

Program: Kenmont and Kenwood Summer Camps for High School Students, Middle School Students, and Elementary Students: Kent, Connecticut
Description: Camp Kenmont for Boys and Camp Kenwood for Girls.
Participants: Students ages 8 – 14
More information can be found by visiting the camp Kenmont and Kenwood website.
Summer Camp: Malone University Academic Summer Camps: Canton, Ohio
Description: Malone University (MU) will host nine academic camps during the week of June 19, 2016, complete with hands-on activities, field trips, social activities, and meals in the campus dining commons.

  • Zoo and Wildlife Biology Camp: Develop hands-on skills like animal handling, environmental monitoring, and field identification of local plant and animal species.
  • Chamber Music Camp: For pianists and string, brass, woodwind, and percussion players. In collaboration with the Canton Symphony Orchestra, MU faculty will coach students in the art of listening and communicating like professional musicians in a chamber ensemble setting.
  • Young Writers Camp: Workshops in poetry and fiction, dedicated writing time, and inspiring trips to the city and country will be capped off by a public reading of participants’ writing.
  • Science Careers Camp: See forensic scientists help catch criminals, learn how chemists keep our environment clean and examine a variety of health science career options. Hands-on activities include isolating and analyzing DNA samples, aspirin synthesis in the lab, and testing water samples for pollution.
  • Nursing and Public Health Summer Institute: Gain real life experience working with nurses and public health professionals as well as exposure to the EMS field and even become certified in CPR.
  • Computer Science Camp: Sharpen skills in software development for PC, mobile, and web, as well as computer hardware platforms, operating systems, networking, and video game development.
  • Worship Music Camp: For students that sing and/or play guitar (acoustic, electric, bass), keyboard, or drums in a contemporary worship setting. Students will have instruction in leading worship through workshops, participating on a worship team with seasoned professionals, and recording a track in a professional recording studio.
  • Theatre Camp: Explore and expand theatre skills through games, improvisation, and performance. Examine traditional acting techniques through exercises which encourage confidence, flexibility, and creativity.
  • Applied and Scientific Psychology Camp: Explore the human mind and behavior through lab exercises with video games and simulations, and field trips that will introduce you to major scientific discoveries in psychology.

Participants: Rising 10th through 12th graders (Chamber Music Camp is open to 7th through 12th graders)
Program website: Malone University Summer Academic Camps

Program: University of Maryland Terp Young Scholars Program for High School Students: College Park, Maryland
Description: For academically talented high school seniors, juniors and sophomores, Terp Young Scholars is an opportunity to preview the full college experience. During three extraordinary weeks this summer, students earn three university credits while exploring academic interests, investigating career opportunities and taking part in workshops, seminars and social activities. Our dynamic faculty challenge students to explore bold ideas and new ways of learning as they engage in creative problem solving with their peers from across the United States and around the world.

While staying on campus or commuting, students will be immersed in campus life and enjoy many of the same world-class facilities used by Maryland’s full-time students. For students planning on going to college, this is a great opportunity to get a head start.

Admission is competitive and contingent upon space availability.
Program Dates: July 10-29, 2016

Learn more today.

Program website: University of Maryland Terp Young Scholars Program
Program email: ysp@umd.edu

Program: University of Maryland Terp Discovery for Middle School Students: College Park Maryland
Description: Terp Discovery is an opportunity for seventh and eighth grade students to learn, grow and explore at one of America’s top public universities. During this two-week program, academically talented students attend courses and seminars taught by UMD faculty, and engage with experts in innovative fields, all while collaborating and enjoying social activities with equally talented students who share their interests, abilities and ambitions.

Terp Discovery students will be met with high expectations as they explore diverse and engaging courses and interactive seminars. Our faculty encourages creative reasoning and problem solving, and challenge students to develop new skills and knowledge. From the atmosphere to the curriculum, this unique program provides students with an exceptional opportunity to grow in confidence both academically and socially.

Admission is competitive and contingent upon space availability.
Program Dates: July 17-29, 2016

Find out more today.

Program website: University of Maryland Terp Discovery
Program email: ysdisc@umd.edu

Summer Camp: Camp Muskoka – Summer Enrichment Camp for High School Students, Middle School Students, and Elementary Students: Bracebridge, Ontario
Description: This summer camp is designed to enable students to enjoy the environment while building self esteem and leadership skills.
Participants: Students ages 6-16.
More information can be found by visiting the Camp Muskoka website.
Summer Camp: The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine Buckeye Vet Prep Camp: Columbus, Ohio
Description: Buckeye Vet Prep camp is a five day camp that give participants an opportunity to learn about veterinary medicine through seminars, hands-on labs, field trips, demonstrations and workshops at one of the premier veterinary schools in the country. If you love science, animals and people then you don’t want to miss this opportunity to explore the diverse career options in veterinary medicine.
Participants: High school students.
Buckeye Vet Prep Summer Camp
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.
More information can be found on the following page: Penn Summer Pre-College Medical Program
Program: Project Hawai’i: Ultimate Teen Mentoring & Cultural Adventure Summer Camp, Hawaii
Description: Project Hawai’i offers a very unique once in a lifetime opportunity to make a difference. Not a typical teen tour, you will spend your summer working hands on mentoring homeless children on the islands of Hawai’i. Earning 200 community service hours in mentoring, leadership and life skills.
Our program is truly one of a kind allowing you to learn alongside the native Hawaiians who share their culture and traditions passed down through generations. Learning hula, making your own ti’leaf skirt and even wrapping laulau for our authentic lu’au presentation. Teens will know what it is to live aloha, from Hawaiians, not a tour company.
Teen Adventures are unsurpassed from the sky to the bottom of the ocean blue. Teens will hike the volcano, learn how to chart the stars, and snorkel with sea-life. Surfing the wave with pipeline champions or visiting sacred lands and waterfalls are all part of what makes Hawai’i very special.
Participants: Open to teens enrolled in high-school or graduating class of 2012. Min. 3.2 gpa, and other enrollment applies. Your tuition cost is also tax deductible and will provide your camp buddy with their cost of camp-life.
Program website: Project Hawi’i Summer Camp
Program: Salish Sea Sciences Program for Motivated High School Students
Description: The Salish Sea Sciences Program is a 26-day pre-college research adventure based at Spring Street International School and the University of Washington Friday Harbor Labs for motivated high school students ages 14-18, including a 6-day/5-night longboat expedition.
Participants: Students ages 14-18.
Program website: Salish Sea Sciences Summer Program
Program: Summer Discovery Pre-College Summer Enrichment Programs for High School Students
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).
More information can be found on the following page: Summer Discovery Pre-College Enrichment Programs
Program: Summer Institutes in Global Leadership – United Nations Association of Greater Boston: Boston, Massachusetts
Description: The United Nations Association of Greater Boston holds a Summer Institute at Harvard University beginning in June, where we educate students on global issues. Each program is a week long and is focused on different topics like international security, human rights, and environmental issues. These programs involve workshops, public speaking, and conversations with local experts and diplomats. At the end of each program, we hold a Model United Nations Conference where students come together to discuss what they learned. It is a chance for students to work together, learn about the world, and have fun. These events are for all levels and we encourage any student in grades 7-12 with an interest in global issues to attend.
Participants: Students in grades 7-12.
Program website: Summer Institutes in Global Leadership
Program: Summer Study Pre-College Academic Programs for High School Students
Description: For the past 25 years we have been the leader in Pre-College programs, combining stimulating academics with exciting sports, recreational activities, nightlife, sightseeing, foreign culture, and weekend excursions and trips. We offer a unique array of courses from no pressure enrichment classes, to internships, to intensive workshops, to college credit courses and SAT prep. We currently have programs to fit a variety of student’s needs at Penn State University, Colorado State University, Fordham University (NYC), American University (DC), and at The Sorbonne in Paris, France.

Summer Study Programs provides current high school students with an opportunity to experience college life in safe and secure atmosphere with all our programs ranging from 2 to 5 weeks. Last year we had over 1,500 students from all over the United States and 30 foreign countries participate in our life changing pre-college programs. We are proud to say that our students truly do have the “best summer ever” when they spend it with Summer Study Programs!

Participants: High school students completing 9th through 12th grade are eligible to participate in a pre-college program.
Program website: Summer Study Pre-College Programs

Summer Camp: SummerTech Computer Camp for High School Students, Middle School Students, and Elementary Students
Description: SummerTech Computer Camp is an educational and fun experience for boys and girls ages 8-17.  We offer weeklong courses in computer programming (C#, C++ and Java), Flash animation, web design, game design and Machinima.  Each of our courses can be taken for multiple weeks without repeating any content.  Our staff is both home grown from former campers who rise to the top as our most talented leaders and enhanced with top college students who excel in their specific areas. 
SummerTech is a forum where a child can feel comfortable with whom they are so that they have the opportunity to be fully self-expressed.  Our curriculum is sophisticated and flexible to meet the needs of each and every camper individually. 
SummerTech is also well known for our competitive and casual gaming atmosphere.  Take part in nightly and weekly game tournaments as every night is a LAN party.  All day campers are invited to stay until 9pm each night at no extra cost.
We offer sports and outdoor activities every day.  Lunch and dinner are included for every day camper.  Overnight campers stay in our state of the art dormitories and also receive breakfast each morning.  Come find out why SummerTech is not like any other computer camp community in the world.
Participants: Students ages 8 – 18.
Program website: SummerTech Computer Camps
Summer Camp: Tanglewood Summer Enrichment Camp in Maine for High School Students, Middle School Students, and Elementary Students: Lincolnville, Maine
Description: Tanglewood summer camp provides students with the opportunity to develop friendship, participate in a variety of enrichment activities and learn new skills. The camp is a traditional residential camp that provides students with the opportunity to experience nature and gain self-confidence. The camp takes place in Maine with rivers, state parks, beaches nearby.
Participants: Students of various ages.
More information can be found by visiting the Tanglewood Summer Camp website.
Summer Camp: US Performing Arts Summer Camps: Multiple Locations
Description: US Performing Arts Camps (est. 2001) is the premier network of summer programs in the performing arts and media in the US for students 11-20 years of age. It is an opportunity for students to see and be seen by top-tier colleges and universities before making their college decision. Experiencing specific college curriculum for credit or enrichment, taught by university faculty and their invited professional guests, students and faculty can make more informed decisions for the students’ future study. You can find us on the web at www.usperformingarts.com.
Participants: Students 11 – 20 Years of Age.
Program website: US Performing Arts Summer Camps
Summer Camp: West Florida Explore Summer Academic Camp for High School Students, Middle School Students, and Elementary Students: Pensacola, Florida
Description: West Florida’s summer enrichment camps provide students with the oppportunity to learn new skills, explore topics of interests, and develop friendships. The enrichment opportunities include learning about 21st century topics as well as STEM-related topics. As an added value, most programs are aligned with state education standards.
Participants: High school students, middle school students, and elementary students.
More information can be found on the following page: West Florida Explore Summer Academic Camp
Program: Winston Preparatory School Summer Enrichment Program (NY, CT, NJ)
Description: The Summer Enrichment Program 2016 at Winston Preparatory School provides students with the unique opportunity to participate in an individually designed program aimed to enhance academic skills and foster independence. Our program, open to fourth through twelfth grades, gives parents the flexibility to create an academic program specifically matched to the needs of their child. Winston Preparatory School is an innovative day school for students with learning differences such as dyslexia, nonverbal learning disabilities, and executive functioning difficulties.

For further information, please visit www.winstonprep.edu.

Participants: Students in Grades 4 – 12
Program website: Winston Preparatory Summer Program

Program: University of Wisconsin Green Bay Summer Academic Camps for High School Students: Green Bay, Wisconsin
Description: Wisconsin Green Bay offers a variety of high interest summer academic camps for high school students and middle school students. The camps include topics such as art, music, science, aviation, robotics and more. Through the camps, students have a chance to learn on a college campus, meet new friends, and study topics of interest.
Participants: High school students and middle school students.
Program website: Green Bay Summer Camps

 

 



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