Each summer there are many opportunities for students to get involved in something that can beef up their student resume. Some programs are free, some cost money, and some offer tuition assistance. Each student is encouraged to find a way to get involved in something over the summer whether it be working, volunteering, enhancing their leadership skills, or sharpening their academic skills. Below is a list of programs that come across our desks, but be assured this is not an exhausitve list. Be sure to do your own research, too to find something that may be of interest to you! Also, be sure to check back often as we will update this listing regularly.
1. Banson NYC is excited to offer 2 NYC Fashion Summer Camps for high school students in 2015. They are designed for teens entering 9th through 12th grades. Each week-long session will teach students the fundamentals of the fashion industry by providing an insider’s perspective. Students will stay at the LIM College dorms on the Upper East Side. All rooms have double or triple occupancy (based upon availability), have 24 hour security, hall RA’s, private bathrooms, flat screen TVs, free local and long distance phone service, a microwave, fridge and freezer as well as access to a 24 hour gym in the building. Our camps run from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday-Friday so check in will be between 1:00 – 3:00 pm on Sunday and check out will be between 10:00 – noon on Saturday. Each morning the group will be picked up at the dorm by a Banson NYC representative. From there we will depart for our visits, seminars and activities of the day. Each evening will have group activities planned. Enrollment is limited to 20 campers per session. We accept applications on a first come, first served basis. Tuition includes the following:
- 6 Nights in LIM College Residence Hall
- Visits to Key Players in the Industry
- Attend Interesting Fashion-Related Seminars and Lectures
- Participate in an Educational Shopping Trip
- Visit a Well-Known NYC Museum to See a Current Fashion Exhibit
- Attend an Information Session at a NYC Fashion College
- Meet with Educational Consultants from Admissions 1 to Learn about Navigating the College Admissions Process
- Take an Essay Writing Workshop to Prepare for College Applications
- Group Dinners on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights
- Manicure / Pedicure Treatment on Thursday Night
- Enjoy the Excitement of NYC!
The cost is $1950.00 per student or $1760.00 per student if you register with a friend.
Session A: June 21, 2015 – June 27, 2015
Session B: July 12, 2014 – July 18, 2015
For More Information: Contact Banson NYC at www.bansonnyc.org or (917)328-1469.
2. NCSU Design Camp 2015
Design Camp is an annual series of pre-college summer programs offered at NC State University College of Design to high school and middle school students who are interested in design! There's much to do to get ready for what will be an excellent camp season. We're very excited to share the great lineup for this summer!
Design Camp 2015 Dates:
Design Immersions A Camp: June 14- 20, 2015
(Overnight camp for rising 11th and 12th grade // $1200
Design Foundations A Camp: June 22-26, 2015
Day camp for rising 9th, 10th and 11th grade // $700
Design Explorations A Camp: July 6-10, 2015
Day camp for rising 7th and 8th grade // $550
Design Foundations B Camp: July 13-17, 2015
Day camp for rising 9th, 10th and 11th grade // $700
Design Immersions B Camp: July 26-August 1, 2015
Overnight camp for rising 11th and 12th grade // $1200
Design Explorations B Camp: August 3-7, 2015
Day camp for rising 7th and 8th grade // $550
For all information on these camps, including what they will cover, cost, schedules, and frequently asked questions, please visit our Design Camp website: design.ncsu.edu/designcamp!
3. LENS@Wake Forest 2015
LENS@Wake Forest is a three-week summer program that equips current high school students with an academic foundation necessary to become global citizens.
2015 LENS@Wake Forest Program Dates are:
Session 1: LENS Global Sustainability June 28 – July 17, 2015
Session 2: LENS Cultural Crossroads July 6 – July 25, 2015
The Experiential Classroom offers participants hands-on opportunities to explore scientific concepts underlying current issues of sustainability. Living Labs allow participants to explore local businesses and industries incorporating principles of sustainability. The Writing Seminar provides skills necessary to communicate with a broad range of audiences and introduces students to college-level writing. Working in small groups, students partner with a community agency to research a sustainability-related need and put their knowledge into action through Service Learning Projects. In addition to interactive learning, LENS offers a variety of fun activities to introduce the social life of college.
If you desire a meaningful way to gain academic and problem-solving skills while experiencing collegiate life, apply now for LENS@Wake Forest: LEARN. EXPERIENCE. NAVIGATE. SOLVE. lens.wfu.edu/apply/
Current sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply.
4. Summer Institute for the Gifted
A two and three week residential and day programs for the academically talented student aged 5-18. SIG has a unique, well-rounded program for gifted students because we combine academics, social, cultural and recreational opportunities. Our 29 years of experience have made us a leading organization in the field. SIG provides an academically safe environment for students to explore subjects and take academic risks. SIG Residential programs are held at Princeton University, Yale University, University of Miami, Emory University and other prestigious colleges. For more information please visit: www.giftedstudy.org
5. The Shelton Leadership Challenge @ ECU
The Shelton Leadership Challenge @ ECU is a six-day residential experience to help students expand their knowledge and skills of what it takes to be a leader. Students will participate in activities that will help them have a greater understanding for: Personal Leadership Assessment and Interpersonal Dynamics; Role of Values and Ethics in Leadership; Leadership Traits and Approaches; Teambuilding and Empowering Others; Civic and Social Responsibility; and Goal Setting.
Students also have the opportunity to participate in team building activities, low and high ropes courses, a service project, and fun night activities to help students get to know others participating in the program.
The Shelton Leadership Challenge @ ECU seeks youth who are going into the 9th to 12th grades (graduating seniors included) with a 3.0 grade point average (unweighted) or higher. Cost to attend the program is $575 for the week.
The Shelton Leadership Challenge @ ECU seeks to provide hands-on activities that assist youth to become more confident leaders back in their communities.
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6. Martha Guy Summer Institute
Appalachian's Walker College of Business is accepting applications from high school juniors for the Martha Guy Summer Institute.The Martha Guy Summer Institute (MGSI) is a unique 3-week summer program for NC high school juniors interested in business careers. Please relay the message via your website, newsletter, or word of mouth to any students you think may be interested
The institute provides two weeks of on-campus instruction and fun activities. Students also spend one week in Washington, DC and New York City. Participants will develop their leadership skills, explore careers in business, and meet business leaders.
- Program Dates: July 12 - August 1, 2015
- Application Deadline: February 27, 2015
- Tuition: $1,500 plus meal plan (scholarships are available)
For more information, you may contact me directly, email the program director, Barbara Rule Michel, or call the MGSI office at 1-262-2639. The application and more great info can be found on their website.
7. 2015 Future Latino Leaders Camp
The Hispanic National Bar Foundation's Future Latino Leaders Law Camp announces the opening of the 2015 application process to be December 1st. Please encourage high school students interested in law and legal careers to apply. The Law Camp will be held from July 11 to July 19, 2015 in Washington, D.C. This program is offered free of charge for selected Latino high school students (rising sophomores through seniors) from across the nation through the generous support of our donors and corporate sponsors. Law Camp students will have the opportunity to enjoy the culture and history of our nation's capital while being immersed in a legal profession preparation curriculum with prominent Latino leaders as mentors. Complete applications must be received by March 1, 2015.
The Future Latino Leaders Law Camp application and more information about the Law Camp and student eligibility can be found on the website at www.hnbf.org. Students may access the application by creating a unique user id and password. The paper version of the application may also be accessed online. The complete application must be received by March 1, 2015.
If you have any questions direct them to HNBF's Executive Director, Alba Lucero Villa, at 202.496.7206 or email@example.com.
8. Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp will be held at Lebanon Valley College from June 21-26 and July 5-10, 2015.
The goal of the Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp is to provide a window into the scientific basis of human health. Through lectures and hands-on laboratory investigations in state-of-the-art laboratories, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of molecular biology, pharmacology, immunology, biochemistry and medical ethics. Students will learn how laboratory science can be translated into improved human health, and they will engage in investigative experiences that will allow them to apply their laboratory skills to real life problems. In addition, students will interact with practicing professionals in fields such as medicine, physical therapy, toxicology, genetic counseling and biomedical laboratory research. The Health and Biomedical Sciences camp will provide a fun, challenging and engaging college environment in which students will develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be a biomedical scientist and health professional.
For more information, or if you or your students have questions about the camp, you can visit the Health and Biomedical Sciences website (http://www.lvc.edu/health-bio-summer-camp) or contact Dr. Courtney Lappas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
9. 2015 Raleigh Summer Youth Employment Program
The Raleigh Summer Youth Employment Program helps teens ages 15-18 to develop their skills and prepare for future employment by spending the summer working for the City of Raleigh.
For more info, please visit: http://www.raleighnc.gov/community/content/CommServices/Articles/SummerYouthEmployment.html
10. NIAHD Pre-Collegiate Summer Program in Early American
History at The College of William and Mary
This immersive course will offer a variety of approaches to studying the past, but the chief feature will be classes conducted "on site" at the abundant historic places in the Chesapeake region. Readings and classroom work at the College will set the stage for the site visits by providing essential background on the wider context of American development. Available for high school juniors and seniors. Applications is due by April 24, 2015.
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11. Project SOAR
Celebrate Freedom Foundation’s Project SOaR™ (School/Student Opportunities and Rewards) is an academic outreach program that supports STEM courses (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in middle and high schools.
Utilizing subject matter experts, the program stimulates career choices by describing positions in the aviation industry. These experts emphasize the importance of learning critical skills that students will need, and the importance of staying in school and graduating. Our nation needs young people, well-trained in STEM subjects, to maintain the United States’ technological advantage. In fact, this technological advantage is essential to ensuring the health of our nation’s industry and America’s freedom.
Project SOaR™ is based at the Metropolitan Airport in Columbia, S.C., where it maintains a hangar for its aviation assets and a motor pool for its many restored military vehicles (wheel and track) that can be deployed across the state and nation. Using high industrial technology and U.S. military aviation and transportation resources as a platform, the program incorporates a fast-paced curriculum of hands-on activities, experiments and simulations.
SOaR™ targets students identified as educationally and/or economically “at risk” or unmotivated. Using a $10 million helicopter, presentations are delivered that inspire, stimulate and literally “lift off” a student’s attitude and enthusiasm. These presentations also help students who perform well in the classroom but are looking for career options and guidance.
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12. July Experience at Davidson College
July Experience, which takes place July 5-25, 2015, is a powerful pre-college summer academic experience for rising high school juniors and seniors who are highly motivated, academically oriented, and self-disciplined. It takes place on the campus of Davidson College, one of the nation's very best liberal arts colleges.
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You will take liberal arts classes with full-time Davidson faculty, live in residence halls, and participate in sessions about the college admission process, while getting preparation for college and sharpening your leadership skills.
July Experience courses carry no secondary school or college credit; however, a powerful summer academic experience can be a valuable addition to a college application and excellent preparation for college. Need-based scholarships are also available.
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13. Barnard Sumer Programs
Barnard offers several summer programs for rising junior and senior girls. Programs offered include liberal arts, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and dance. For more info, please visit:
14. Broyhill Leadership Conference
Broyhill Leadership Conference is a five-day, four-night conference conducted each summer since 1982. Our 2014 conference will be held June 22–26 on the campus of Wingate University in Wingate, North Carolina. The conference is designed for students in grades 10-12. Although not a requirement to attend, many conference participants are from student organizations such as Student Council, Future Business Leaders of America, Distributive Education Clubs of America, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, ROTC, and other clubs. Participants come from both public and private schools and are primarily from North and South Carolina. For more information visit: www.broyhill-leadership.org
15. Summer at St. Andrews University
Summer at St. Andrews is an affordable and exciting academic program for students from across the country and around the world. Our programs are designed to foster personal development through academic study and shared experience. Our outstanding array of courses is unique. We accept students who are currently in grades 7-11 (rising 8th – 12th graders in summer 2015).
Our program offers three consecutive one-week long sessions. Students can attend any or all of the sessions. Each curriculum is designed as one-week modules, and students can attend multiple sessions and continue through the next level without repetition. All of our classes are project-based and hands-on. Class sizes are small and feature talented and experienced faculty.
During the late afternoons and evenings, we devote ourselves to building friendships through shared experience. We explore the campus, use the recreational facilities, screen movies, host seminars, enjoy fun activities, and always leave plenty of time at the end of the day to relax and socialize with one another.
Our program is divided into Majors and Electives. Three class periods a day will be focused on the students’ major. One class period a day will be devoted to students’ chosen elective.
For more info, please visit: www.academiccampnc.org
16. Boston University Summer Term High School Programs
Each summer, high school students have the unique opportunity to experience college life at one of the world’s top teaching and research universities—in one of the most exciting U.S. cities.
We invite you to choose from four challenging summer high school programs. Each high school program offers the opportunity to learn and explore new subjects and college while making friends with fellow students through social activities in Boston and on campus.
Join other motivated high school students from 49 states and 72 countries for a diverse experience that will provide a real college advantage.
Learn about more exciting summer opportunities for high school students here on our site. If you have any questions, please contact: bu.edu/summer/highschool or visit their website: http://www.bu.edu/summer/high-school-programs/
17. Duke TIP
Duke TIP Summer Studies Programs are superb academic opportunities and dynamic residential and social experiences for seventh through tenth graders. These three-week sessions are intense and demanding; students are challenged to think critically about themselves and their world.
Duke TIP Summer Studies offers:
- A community of motivated and engaged peers unlike any you have ever experienced.
- Course topics and learning experiences unavailable to most middle and high school students.
- Age-specific programs that are geared specifically toward gifted students.
- Expert instructors, approximately 90 percent of whom hold or are working toward an advanced degree.
- An intense, accelerated pace in the classroom. Students attend a single class for seven hours each weekday and three hours on Saturdays.
- A stimulating educational model that promotes higher-level thinking through interactive, inquiry-based learning. Engaging social and residential experiences to complement your academic endeavors.
In order to offer the very best academic and residential experience, Duke TIP organizes program sites based on age group. Certain sites are exclusively for seventh and eighth grade students while other sites are specifically designed for eighth, ninth, and tenth grade students.
Score Requirements: Duke TIP offers two levels of summer programs, Academy and Center, which have different score requirements for admission. Please review the SAT and ACT score requirements in Eligibility.
For more information, or to apply, please visit: http://tip.duke.edu/node/284
18. NYU Pre-College Summer Program
Application will be available February 1, 2015.
Summer break is an excellent time for high school students to make new friends and experience New York City as a real college student. A number of programs are offered for students who would like to experience NYU.
With NYU Precollege, students entering their junior or senior year of high school can apply to take college-level courses for credit and experience life as an NYU student. Credit-bearing courses are available in more than 30 subjects to fit every interest and academic need.
Precollege host’s social events and activities to create a sense of community and help students get to know one another while exploring the city around them. For more info: nyu.edu/precollege
19. Phillips Exeter Academy
Every summer Phillips Exeter Academy welcomes to campus more than 780 students for five weeks of academic study, athletics, and exploration that carry participants far beyond the classrooms and the playing fields. Typically, students come from more than 40 states and 45 countries.
Summer School students come from a variety of schools. Most reside in campus dormitories; others travel daily from their homes in the New Hampshire seacoast area. Together they embody a rich diversity of language, culture, religion, and race. They come to Exeter with that particular mix of intellectual curiosity and adventurous spirit that holds the promise of glimpsing new horizons and making new discoveries.
If you are a serious student, intellectually curious, creative, eager to embrace new challenges and opportunities, then Phillips Exeter Academy Summer School may be a program for you.
Program dates: July 5- August 8, 2015
For more information about our academic and extracurricular offerings, please visit our website: http://www.exeter.edu/summer_programs/7324.aspx
20. Adelphi University Precollege Summer Prorgam
Adelphi University’s Pre-College program, held between July 19–August 1, 2015, is an exciting way for you to gain an unforgettable college experience while still in high school. Through our college-level programs, you can test academic subject areas and substantially strengthen your skills while being part of a challenging University-based learning community.
Open to students entering their junior and senior years, Pre-College brings students from all over the country to live, learn and explore all that Adelphi offers. Here, you will experience our beautiful and safe Garden City campus, just minutes from renowned beaches and parks, and just 23 miles from New York City—the world’s premier city for art, culture and entertainment.
While living on campus, you’ll receive the personalized attention of our professional and caring group of instructors, advisers and support staff. Our courses are taught by our nationally recognized faculty and are applied toward your future college degree. Adelphi University partners with prestigious higher education institutions such as Columbia University.
Programs include: (Programs costs include a 3-credit course, housing, meals and activities such as a Broadway show)
- Game Programing
- Musical Theatre