New York Summer Programs for High School Students

New York Summer Programs Directory

for High School Students and Middle School Students

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New York Summer Programs – Descriptions

Program: Adirondack Summer Camp for High School Students, Middle School Students, and Elementary Students: Putnam Station, New York
Description: Adirondack Summer Camp is a coed residential camp that is designed to provide teens and kids with an enjoyable and productive summer experience. The camp features a large variety of activities, the chance to develop friendships, and the opportunity to have a positive summer experience. The summer camp is held in a location that allows for many outdoor activities and experiences.
Participants: Teenagers and Kids
Program website: Adirondack Summer Camp
Program: Alfred University Summer Pre-College Programs for High School Students: Alfred, New York
Description: Alfred University’s residential summer programs offer in-depth instruction in Astronomy, Art Portfolio Prep, Creative Writing, Consumer Chemistry, Computers, Ceramic & Glass Engineering, Robotics, Renewable Energy Engineering, Theater, Equestrian and Swimming. Classes, taught by distinguished members of the University faculty and advanced graduate students, are kept small to allow for lots of individualized attention. When not in class, campers enjoy fun recreational activities along with time to relax and get to know one another. Out-of-class supervision is provided by our team of Resident Assistants, who are specially trained to serve as camp counselors, positive role models, mentors and friends. Our campus is located in a peaceful village in western New York State, surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful meadows and valleys. Campers stay in clean, modern residence halls and all-you-can-eat, cafeteria-style meals are served in the University dining hall. With Alfred University’s excellence in teaching and quality programming, this is the perfect place to spend an enjoyable week or two learning, making friends, and experiencing life on a college campus!
Participants: Students aged 14-17.
Program website: Alfred Summer Programs
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!

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

Program: Barnard College Summer Pre-College Programs for High School Students: New York, NY
Description: At Barnard College, enrich your academic experience and get a head start on college in the world’s greatest city. Barnard offers opportunities to discover New York City in and out of the classroom while taking fascinating classes with our world-renowned faculty, exploring careers and interests from architecture to psychology, making friends from around the world, and getting a head start on college applications through our admissions workshops. Programs include 4-week and 1-week liberal arts intensive, Young Women’s Leadership Institute, Dance in the City, Entrepreneurs-in-Training, and Summer Science Seminars.
Participants: Eligibility: Rising high school junior and senior girls (entering 11th or 12th grade Fall 2015).
Program website: Barnard Pre-College Summer Programs
Program: Colgate Summer Academic Programs for High School Students in New York: Hamilton, New York
Description: Colgate University offers summer academic programs for high schools students. The summer programs are designed to provide students with the opportunity to explore interesting topics, meet new people, and get a taste of college during the summer. Programs include a Summer Institute, a Socratic Summer Academy, a Youth Leadership Academy, as well as music and art programs.
Participants: High school students.
Program website: Colgate Summer Educational Programs
Program: Discovery Internship Program for High School Students in New York
Description: The Discovery Internships program is a 4 week all-inclusive summer internship experience. We offer customized internships in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Boulder, and London in 25+ industries including Finance, Entrepreneurship, Medicine, Law, Fashion, Film & Television, Public Relations, Veterinary Medicine and many more. Whether you are a high school student looking to gain clarity on college choices or fields of potential study or just looking for a meaningful summer in one of the greatest cities in the world, you’ve come to the right place. Whatever your needs, Discovery Internships’ customized programs will help you explore your future. In addition to gaining hands-on, career-focused learning opportunities, participants explore and live in an exciting city. Our programs feature a safe and fun living and learning environment based in a college residence hall. A meal plan, 24-hour staff supervision, and a host of cultural, recreational, and other community events and excursions around the city are all included. Our participants receive access to supplementary professional development workshops that enhance the internship learning experience and help students excel in both the college classroom and the workplace. Students receive academic credits for their internship and completion of coursework from Marist College.
Participants: High school students in grades 10, 11, and 12 (ages 15-18).
Program website: Discovery Internships
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.

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

Program: Fredonia Summer Music Festival for High School Students in New York: Fredonia, New York
Description: SUNY Fredonia offers a summer music program for high school students. The music festival offers students the opportunity to develop their musical abilities, connect with musicians, meet faculty members, and utilize excellent resources on the campus. The festival includes a variety of types of music including an honors solo vocal music, band music, and jazz music. The festival includes music classes, ensemble instruction, and performances.
Participants: High school students.
Program website: Fredonia Summer Music Festival
Program: Hofstra University Summer Programs for High School Students: Hempstead, New York
Description: Hofstra University offers a summer educational program for high school students. Participants have the opportunity to study high interest topics, work with faculty members and experience world-class facilities and cutting edge technology on the campus. Hofstra’s summer programs include the chance for high school students to take classes or to participate in the summer science research program.
Participants: High school students.
Program website: Hofstra Summer Programs
Program: Marymount Manhattan College Pre-College Summer Intensives for High School Students: New York, NY
Description: Marymount Manhattan College’s 2017 Pre-College Summer Intensive Programs are available to high school students who will be 16 years of age, on or before July 1, 2017. Pre-College Summer Intensive Programs are two to three week long intensive programs, being offered between July 10, 2017 and July 27, 2017 and are designed for the high school student who is looking to increase their knowledge in an area they may want to major in at the college level, or who want to take college-level courses for college credit while still in high school. The Summer 2017 Pre-College Programs are; Emerging Writers Institute, 2-D Animation, Accounting, Math Bootcamp for Sciences and Musical Theatre.
Participants: High school students.
Program website: Marymount Manhattan College Pre-College Programs
Program: The New School for Drama Summer Acting Intensive: NYC, New York
Description: The New School for Drama’s Summer Acting Intensive is in the heart of New York City. For aspiring young performers, this Intensive is the perfect opportunity to train and learn at a professional level in the epicenter of the Acting industry. The program features a foundation of training in acting technique, voice, speech, script analysis. and movement for all participants. It also offers specialization over 3 “Tracks”: Music and Theater, Classical Theater, and New and Devised Work. From Shakespeare to Sondheim, from Classics to exciting new work, the tracks allow specialization and deeper exploration. Faculty are comprised of actors, directors, and teaching artists from the New York City professional community. Students will hone performance techniques, have a professional resume/CV formatting session, take new headshots, and attend a Broadway show during the Intensive. The New School offers college credit for participation in the program.
Participants: Rising high school juniors and seniors, age 15 and up.
Program website: Summer Acting Intensive
Program: NYC Summer Academy for High School Students – The School of the New York Times: New York City, New York
Description: Designed for highly motivated and talented high school students, NYC Summer Academy offers participants the opportunity to live and learn in New York City, the cultural and financial capital of the world. Two-week courses draw on the expertise and unrivaled access of The New York Times to encourage students to take their learning beyond the classroom and into the world. Working with award-winning journalists from The Times and expert practitioners from across the city, students explore their passions and learn firsthand how ideas take shape, forming the industries of today and the creative enterprises of tomorrow.

With New York City as their home and classroom, Summer Academy students join the ranks of many of the world’s greatest thinkers, writers and dreamers. Students have the option of living on campus in the university dormitories or commuting to class from their local residence.

Participants: Courses are available for high school students ranging from incoming freshmen to graduating seniors (age range: 14-18).
Program website: NYC Summer Academy

Program: New York University Summer Pre-College Program High School Students: New York, NY
Description: New York University (NYU) offers a summer pre-college that provides high school students with the opportunity to take college-level classes and to gain experience on a college campus. NYU’s pre-college is designed for high school students to study topics of interest, meet other participants, explore the university campus, and participate in social activities.
Participants: High school students
Program website: New York Summer Pre-College Program
Program: Pace University Summer Scholars Program for High School Students: New York, NY
Description: Pace University’s Summer Scholars Institute provides a summer program for high school students. The summer programs enables students to take university courses and get an early experience of college life. Students also have a chance to explore New York City scenery such as New York museums, Times Square, Central Park, Chinatown, Little Italy, and more. As a part of the summer program, high school students have the chance to interact with faculty, staff, current students, and peers.
Participants: High school students
Program website: Pace Summer Scholars Program
Program: Summer Discovery – Held at Pace University in New York
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
Program: Summer Study Pre-College Programs for High School Students: – Pre-College Program in New York City
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

Program: SummerTech Computer Camp Available 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: High school students, middle school students, and elementary students – ages 8 – 16.
Program website: SummerTech Computer Camps

Program: Syracuse University Summer College for High School Students: Syracuse, New York
Description:  Summer College offers unique programs designed to let students explore talents and interests through credit and noncredit academic programs ranging from 2 to 6-weeks in length. Courses and programs are offered in more than 25 academic departments. All programs are designed to give you a realistic view of undergraduate coursework in a field that interests you.
Participants:  Students who have completed their sophomore or junior year of high school
Program websiteSyracuse Summer College
Program: Upperline School of Code — Coding Programs for High School Students: Multiple Locations in New York
Description: Upperline runs summer software engineering courses for high school students across NYC. We teach professional programming skills so that our students are able to build a full app in only two weeks! The technologies we cover include Ruby, HTML, CSS, Javascript, Sinatra, Swift plus much more. Come build with us!
Participants: Rising 9th to graduating 12th grade students.
Program website: Upperline School of Code
Program: US Performing Arts Summer Camps for Students Ages 11-20: – Held at Chelsea Studios in New York City
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
Participants: Students 11 – 20 Years of Age.
Program website: US Performing Arts Summer Camps




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