Summer Opportunities Information

Summer Opportunities Information

Students interested in educational enrichment opportunities such as summer camps, programs or workshops should consider applying for a grant from the Riverside Brookfield Educational Foundation (RBEF) to assist with the cost of the program. Information and applications for RBEF grants can be found HERE

Opportunities in Illinois
Argonne National Laboratory 
College Bound Research Program
Argonne offers a paid research participation program for local Illinois high school seniors interested in a career in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. The program runs June 13 - August 5, 2022 and the application deadline is March 1, 2022. For more information, please visit: https://www.anl.gov/education/college-bound-research-program
 
Augustana College
Summer Academy
Augustana's Summer Academy is available for rising high school juniors and seniors. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive one college credit. The cost for all classes is $220. Registration deadline has been extended to June 25. For more information, please visit:                          https://www.augustana.edu/academics/summer-academy
 
 
Bank of America
Student Leadership Internship
As a Student Leader, you will participate in an eight-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization where you will learn first-hand about the needs of your community and the critical role nonprofits play. Each Student Leader will attend the Student Leaders Summit held in Washington, D.C. where you will learn how government, business and the nonprofit sector work together to address critical community needs. Applicants must be high school juniors or seniors and the deadline is January 28, 2022. For more information, please visit: https://about.bankofamerica.com/en/making-an-impact/student-leaders#fbid
 

Camp Shaw-Waw-Nas-See
Boys and girls at Shaw-Waw-Nas-See engage in a range of land sports and watersports, artistic activities, games, nature pursuits and team-building exercises. Specialized options include Extreme Camp, which features canoe trips, horseback trail rides and rock climbing, and, for older campers (ages 14-16), Outdoor Teen Leadership Camp. The latter combines team challenges, first aid and CPR certification training, and a canoeing trip down the Kankakee and Wisconsin rivers. Registration is now open! For more information, please visit: http://campshaw.org/
 

Columbia College
Summer at Columbia
In the Summer at Columbia program, you’ll have the opportunity to complete a college level course and earn 3 credit hours for your transcript. This means you’ll be experiencing the same academic and creative rigor as Columbia freshmen do during the school year all while engaging with fellow junior and senior high school students from throughout the U.S. and world. Tuition is based off the standard $735 per credit hour rate (x3 credit hours = $2,205.)  For more information, please visit: https://learn.colum.edu/sac2021
 
 
Concordia College
Concordia Language Villages
This four week high school credit session is offered for all high school students in 14 languages. A typical day in a summer high school credit program includes 7.5 hours or more of direct instruction, development of comprehension skills, conversation, and a wide range of structured activities in the target language. For more information, please visit: http://www.concordialanguagevillages.org/youth-languages/high-school-credit-program
 
 
Des Plaines Valley Region
Career Camps (Currently Not Available) 
The camps include food sanitation, health careers, and coding. For more information, please visit: http://www.dvr-efe.org/career-camps/
 
 
DePaul University
Chicago College Connect Summer Program 
Connect is a FREE annual summer enrichment program for Chicagoland area high school students. Designed for high school juniors (rising seniors in the summer), the program introduces students to college-level coursework in diverse fields of study, while also providing college readiness and financial literacy workshops, academic major and career exploration opportunities, and diverse cultural experiences. Students from some 50 high schools from all over the city (and a few suburbs) participate in the program every summer. Program information for 2022 will be available in January. Program application for students will open in March 2022. For more information, please visit: https://resources.depaul.edu/center-for-access-and-attainment/community-outreach/programs/Pages/college-connect.aspx
 
The Game, Cinema, & Animation Summer Academy
The Game, Cinema, and Animation Summer Academy is offered to high school students interested in film & tv production, game development, hand-drawn character animation, 3D modeling & animation, and screenwriting. The Academy fee is $750 and available to rising sophomores, juniors, seniors, & graduating seniors. For more information, please visit: https://www.cdm.depaul.edu/academics/Pages/CIM/CIM-Summer-Academy.aspx
 
 
Fermilab
TARGET Internship Program
This program is a highly competitive six-week paid summer internship opportunity for Illinois high school sophomores and juniors who have a strong interest and demonstrated an aptitude for physics, mathematics, computer science, and engineering. The program’s design combines both work and experiential learning. Application deadline is February 1, 2022. For more information, please visit: https://internships.fnal.gov/target/
 
 
Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership
HOBY hosts a variety of events throughout the country meant to cultivate leadership, service, and innovation. Community Leadership Workshops are offered to freshmen. Sophomores can participate in the State and Virtual Leadership Seminars. The World Leadership Conference is available for sophomores, juniors, and seniors. See your counselor if you are interested. For more information, please visit: https://www.hoby.org/
 
 
iD Tech
Summer Camps
iD Tech has provided students with immersive learning opportunities at create iPhone and Android apps, video games, programs with C++ and Java, websites, movies, 3D models, robots, and more. Beginner to advanced students ages 7-18 can enroll in these fun and challenging, weeklong, day and overnight summer camps held at 60+ prestigious universities nationwide including Northwestern University, Benedictine University, Lake Forest College, and GEMS World Academy. For more information, please visit: https://www.idtech.com/on-campus
 
 
Illinois Institute of Technology
Experiment in Architecture
Experiment in Architecture is a two-week workshop designed to introduce high school students to the profession of architecture. The program will provide students with a comprehensive overview of the study and practice of architecture, and will help students make an informed decision about pursuing an education and career in architecture. The summer program is scheduled for July 10 - 23, 2022. For more information, please visit: https://arch.iit.edu/study/intro
 
STEM Summer Programs
Illinois Tech offers several programs for high school students who are interested in learning more about information technology, computing, and next-generation technologies. Students can participate in programs online or in-person at one of Illinois Tech's campuses. Cost varies. For more information, please visit: https://www.iit.edu/academics/pre-college-programs/summer
 
 
Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling (IACAC)
Summer Programs List
IACAC provides a list of summer enrichment programs across the country. For the complete list of colleges, summer programs, and application deadlines please visit: https://www.iacac.org/summer-programs/#summer-programs/

Camp College
Camp College provides rising seniors the unique opportunity to learn about the college search, application, and selection process from both college admission professionals and high school counselors in an immersive college experience. Participants will learn about navigating a college fair, essay writing, identifying college fit/match, financial aid, and much more. Students will also visit multiple colleges/universities and experience living, eating, and playing on a college campus. For more information, please visit: https://www.iacac.org/camp/

Motivate Me
One day conference designed to inform, inspire, motivate and empower students from Chicago area high schools. There is no fee to attend the conference. For more information, please visit: https://www.iacac.org/motivate/
 
 
Kendall College
Teen Camps
If you love everything food, are the perfect party planner or dream of one day running or owning your own business, take a close look at our teen Summer camps. These fun, educational and challenging culinary camps are a great way to get a glimpse into a future career in culinary arts, hospitality management or business. Designed for high school students between the ages of 13-18, these one, two or three week camps are hands-on and taught by qualified Kendall instructors at Kendall’s campus. For more information, please visit: https://nl.edu/kendall-college/taste-of-kendall/teen-camps/
 
 
Lewis University
STARTALK
This program is a four-week residential summer full-immersion language camp in Arabic, Chinese, and Russian, from June 20th to July 16th , 2022. The grant covers tuition, textbook costs, room, board, and an array of engaging after-class cultural activities for all accepted participants. On completing the Program, students will receive Certificate of 6 Higher Education Credits. Applications are open to rising high school juniors and seniors with at least 2 semesters in the target languages or equivalent. For more information, please visit: https://www.lewisu.edu/startalk/
 
 
National Leadership Foundation Foundation 
National Student Leadership Conference
This program hosts a range of workshops dealing with various careers such as international diplomacy, medicine, and business. Professionals in the fields will speak to the participants, and students will get some hands-on experiences to learn more about a particular career. Program length varies from six to thirteen days, and locations include Washington D.C., Chicago, and New York City among others. To participate 9th, 10th, and 11th graders should see their respective counselor. Students are accepted on a rolling basis. For more information, please visit: https://www.nslcleaders.org/
 
 
Northern Illinois University
College of Visual and Performing Arts High School Clinics
Our high school clinics are educational, non-competitive events. They give directors and students the chance to showcase their ensembles and share ideas with other musicians, directors and NIU faculty. High school music groups have the opportunity to perform on one of NIU's concert or recital hall stages. They are critiqued by NIU faculty and, for certain events, a guest clinician. For more information, please visit: https://www.niu.edu/external-programs/high-school-clinics/index.shtml
 
Summer Camps
NIU offers a variety of residential academic camps including: creative writing, TV Broadcast, Film, Spanish Immersion, Screenwriting, College Writing, Podcasting, Comedy, Film Appreciation, and Online Journalism. The camp dates and registration deadlines vary, for more information please visit: https://www.niu.edu/summercamps/index.shtml
 
 
Northwestern University
Academic Camps
The Center for Talent Development's Academic Day and Residential Camps for students grades 6-12 (entering grade in fall 2022) offer high-achieving, motivated middle and high school students the opportunity to receive high school, college-level and pre-professional instruction from master teachers and industry leaders. Fast-paced, intensive courses engage students in critical and creative problem solving as they grapple with advanced concepts in subjects from math and science to writing and technology to leadership and service-learning, producing products such as writing portfolios, original IOS apps, or community action plans. For more information, please visit: https://www.ctd.northwestern.edu/summer-programs
 
College Preparation Program
Experience college life this summer in Northwestern’s College Prep Program. Rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors can take courses for college credit or choose from two-week e-FOCUS (online) or IN-FOCUS (on campus) seminars covering a range of topics. For more information, please visit: https://sps.northwestern.edu/college-preparation/index.php
 
Medill Cherubs Northwestern Journalism Institute
This in-depth, five-week program is designed for students who have just finished their junior year of high school and wish to become better writers and editors for print, online and broadcast. Enrollment is limited to 84 and students typically come from as many as 25 states and abroad. Teachers are top-notch practitioners and distinguished Northwestern faculty. For more information, please visit: https://cherubs.medill.northwestern.edu/2019/
 
National High School Institutes (Cherubs)
NHSI has five divisions: Debate, Speech, Film & Video Production, and Theater Arts. Students gain practical college-level experience in their chosen field; interact closely with outstanding faculty; tackle new social and intellectual challenges; and experience campus life with other exceptional high school students. For more information, please visit: https://nhsi.northwestern.edu/
 
REACH
Research Experiences in Astronomy at CIERA for High School Students (REACH) is a summer program meant to provide Chicagoland high school students experience in astronomy research, with a focus on computer programming training, data analysis, hands-on research projects, and mentorship from professional scientists. For more information, please visit: https://sites.northwestern.edu/cierahs/
 
Wildcat Sports Camp 
Run by many of the top intercollegiate coaches in the country, Wildcat Sports Camps provide a fun and exciting learning environment for youth of all ages. Campers have the opportunity to learn more about their sport, improve skills and receive guidance from coaches and student athletes alike. For more information, please visit: https://nurecreation.com/sports/2015/8/12/wildcatcamp.aspx?path=camp
 

Roosevelt University
Summer Immersion Financial Trading Scholar Program
Roosevelt's Heller College of Business offers a 4 day immersion experience in the downtown Chicago Campus. Students will be in the Trading Room for the Study of Financial Markets and Derivatives, this course is open to academically talented students. The cost for the program is $450. For the application, please visit: https://applyru.roosevelt.edu/register/highschoolsummer
 
Summer Reading Clinic
Roosevelt University’s Language and Literacy Summer Reading Clinic is designed to improve the reading skills of students in grades K-12 while promoting a love of literacy. Enrollment is limited to fifty (50) applicants. The teachers/coaches are licensed teachers who also are graduate students completing their practicum courses for a Master’s Degree in Reading. A student-teacher ratio of 5:1 is the target for the clinic. For more information, please visit: https://www.roosevelt.edu/colleges/education/community-engagement/summer-reading-clinic
 
Summer Real Estate Immersion Program
A unique summer experience preparing rising high school juniors and seniors to attain a top education in real estate, and become equipped for career success. For more information, please visit: https://www.roosevelt.edu/summer-session/real-estate-immersion
 

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Early College Program Summer Institute
Earn college credit and prepare a competitive portfolio for college admission and receive expert guidance from our undergraduate degree program admissions counselors. The program is available for ages 15-18 and the priority scholarship application deadline is March 1, 2022. For more information, please visit: https://www.saic.edu/continuing-studies/high-school/summer
 
 
Southern Illinois University
Camps and Youth Programs
SIU-Carbondale offers several virtual and in-person programs this summer to high school students over the summer. The camps include Architecture Camp, Writer's Workshop, Aviation Camp, Challenge to Excellence, and more. These camps and youth programs are hosted by education professionals who are experts in their various fields. For more information please visit: https://conferenceservices.siu.edu/camps-youth-programs/index.php
 
Continuing Education for High School Students
High School age students will have the opportunity to take a variety continuing education non-credit courses in a variety of topics in order to learn a new skill, explore a subject or develop themselves personally. The majority of the listed courses are as low as $99 and last up to 6 weeks. There are also self-paced options available for some courses. For more information, please visit: https://conferenceservices.siu.edu/camps-youth-programs/continuing-education-for-high-school-students.php
 
Learning a Language
Learning another language is important for personal or professional development as well as connecting with other people and the world around us. Students will have the opportunity to take a variety of continuing education non-credit courses. The majority of the listed courses are as low as $115 and last up to 6 weeks. These courses are intended for high school age and adult learners. There are also self-paced options available for some courses. For more information, please visit: https://conferenceservices.siu.edu/camps-youth-programs/learning-a-language.php
 
School of Music Preparatory Programs and Suzuki School
SIU School of Music provides opportunities for pre-college and community musicians to study their instrument or voice with highly skilled instructors in individual and group settings. For more information, please visit: https://conferenceservices.siu.edu/camps-youth-programs/siu-school-of-music-preparatory-programs.php
 
 
Southwest Airlines
Southwest High School Internship Program
This paid internship is available to rising high school junior and seniors interested in the airline industry. The internship is June 13 to August 5, 2022 and applicants are expected to work 20-30 hours a week. The application opens up March 6th and the deadline is March 13th. For more information please visit: careers.southwestair.com/k-12resources.
 
 
The Field Museum
Women in Science Internships
Interns work in departments throughout the museum. They gain knowledge and experience in the sciences by engaging in collections-based research and communicating science to a broader community. The program hosts five high school and five undergraduate paid interns for six weeks in the summer each year. For more information, please visit: https://www.fieldmuseum.org/about/employee-groups/women-science/field-museum-women-science-internships
 
Environmental Leadership Internship
In conjunction with the Calumet Is My Backyard (CIMBY) program, this internship is open to high school students seeking to work on an environmental issue in their community. For more information, please visit: https://www.fieldmuseum.org/visit/daily-events/cimby-summer-internships-and-environmental-leadership-internship
 
Chicago Green Ambassadors Program
The Roots & Routes Initiative & Youth Conservation Action lead the Chicago Green Ambassadors Summer Program, a paid internship program that focuses on connecting neighborhoods and green spaces along Chicago’s Burnham Wildlife Corridor. This internship is available for high school and undergraduate students. For more information, please visit: https://www.fieldmuseum.org/visit/daily-events/chicago-green-ambassadors-program
 
 
The United States Senate
Youth Program Hearst Scholarship
Each year, this extremely competitive merit-based program brings two high school juniors and seniors from every State, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education activity, to Washington, D.C. for an intensive week-long study of the federal government and its leaders. Each student will also receive a $10,000 undergraduate scholarship, with encouragement to continue coursework in history, government and public affairs.  Delegates must be juniors or seniors and elected or appointed student officers for the academic year. Applications are due October 8th, 2021. For more information, please visit: https://www.isbe.net/Pages/United-States-Senate-Youth-Program-Hearst-Scholarship.aspx
 
 
University of Chicago
Chicago Academic Medicine Program (Currently not available)
(CAMP) is for seniors who have been accepted into college and interested in the medical field. CAMP offers a 1,000 stipend, buss pass and tuition is free and intended for minority or disadvantaged students.  For more information, please visit: https://pritzker.uchicago.edu/resources/summer-pathway-programs#.
 
Neubauer Family Adelante Summer Scholars
Top students engaged in Hispanic/Latino communities can now participate in select University of Chicago online courses. Students selected will receive a full scholarship to enroll in a 4-week academic program. Applicants must be rising high school seniors who share the Neubauers' commitment to the Hispanic/Latino communities. Application deadline is March 9, 2022. For more information, please visit: https://summer.uchicago.edu/programs/neubauer-family-adelante-summer-scholars
 
Pre-College Summer Language Institute
Learn an entire year of a language online this summer! This program is offered to current high school juniors and seniors who want the opportunity to either learn a new language or continue learning a language in classes with current UChicago students. Each intensive Summer Language course is the equivalent to three quarter-long (10 week) courses, and meets for a least 90 contact hours. For more information, please visit: https://summer.uchicago.edu/programs/summer-language-institute
 
Research in the Biological Sciences (RIBS)
This four-week intensive training program is designed to expose students to a broad range of molecular, microbiological, and cell biological techniques currently used in research laboratories. Most of a typical day in RIBS is spent in lab. The course ends with a research forum in which the students present the results of their projects. The program is offered to current high school sophomores and juniors, student must complete one year of high school biology. For more information, please visit: https://summer.uchicago.edu/programs/research-biological-sciences-ribs
 
Stones and Bones
Join the Field Museum’s Distinguished Service Curator, Lance Grande, for a four-week intensive practicum in paleontology. This course provides the fundamental scientific background needed to discover and understand the meaning of fossils as they are preserved, and gives students the opportunity to gain actual field experience. The program is offered to current high school freshmen, sophomore, and juniors, who are at least 14 years old. It is recommended students receive at least a B in high school Biology or Geology. For more information, please visit: https://summer.uchicago.edu/programs/stones-and-bones
 
Summer College
Current high school juniors and seniors have an opportunity to earn college credit. Courses are online and range from three to five weeks long. For more information, please visit: https://summer.uchicago.edu/programs/summer-college
The Woodson Summer Scholars program brings talented students across the United States who identify as Black/African American. Top students can now participate in select University of Chicago Summer Session courses free of charge. Students selected will receive a full scholarship to enroll in a 4-week academic program. All costs, inclusive of tuition and fees, for the program are completely covered. Students will need access to wifi and to provide their own device to participate in the program. For more information, please visit: https://summer.uchicago.edu/programs/woodson-summer-scholars
 
Summer Immersion Program
Whether you’re looking for creative writing workshops, preview courses in STEM fields, or to explore theories of ethics, philosophy, and free expression, the University of Chicago’s summer Immersion courses offer you the opportunity to explore a topic of interest in-depth. A variety of courses are offered to current high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, who are at least 14 years old. The program is residential as students live in residence halls and attend in-person classes for three weeks. For more information, please visit: https://summer.uchicago.edu/programs/immersion
Current high school sophomores or juniors , who are at least 15 years of age, and whose parents are active, full-time police officers or firefighters, are invited to apply for Police and Fire Summer Scholars Program. Selected students will have the opportunity to participate in their choice of an Immersion course during Session II. All tuition expenses will be covered by UChicago. Students will need to be prepared to pay for room and board expenses For more information, please visit: https://summer.uchicago.edu/programs/uchicago-police-and-fire-summer-scholars-program
 
Summer Online
This summer, take an undergraduate-level course with high school students from all over the world, from wherever you are! Summer Online allows students to explore subjects like biochemistry, art, quantitative finance, and more through five-week courses involving real-time interaction, engaging class discussions, and group projects. This program is available to current high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, who are at least 14 years old. For more information, please visit: https://summer.uchicago.edu/programs/summer-online
 
 
University of Illinois at Chicago
Early Outreach Program
The Early Outreach Program (EOP) was established in 1981 as the pre-college, academic pipeline program to the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Urban Health Program. The program’s ultimate goal is to maximize our students’ ability to matriculate into high-school, higher education, and postgraduate health-science programs of their choice and to further enable them to earn careers as knowledgeable healthcare professionals, teacher educators, and policy makers capable of growing our global society. For more information, please visit: https://earlyoutreach.uic.edu/about-us/
 
STEM Academy, Engineering
This five-week academically intensive program provides hands-on experiences in group settings,  led by UIC faculty and staff. Students must be rising high school seniors with an interest in majoring in Engineering at UIC. This program is FREE and limited to a “first-come”, first served basis. For more information, please visit: https://chance.uic.edu/community-outreach/pre-college-programs/summer-camp-stem-academy/
 
Future Leaders in Business Program
This is a FREE summer program in partnership with UIC Business which is designed for rising high school seniors. The goal of this 5-week program is to expose participants to the University of Illinois Chicago campus and offer comprehensive programming in leadership development and career exploration while receiving academic instruction in the core business areas of accounting, finance, marketing, and management. For more information, please visit: https://chance.uic.edu/community-outreach/pre-college-programs/summer-camp-future-leaders-in-business/
 
Digital Scholars- Computer Science
This FREE 5-Week Virtual Summer Program affords high school sophomores, juniors, seniors students access to computer aided design projects and affords students "hands-on" training to "real-world settings." For more information, please visit: https://chance.uic.edu/community-outreach/pre-college-programs/digital-scholars-computer-science-programming/

 

Medicina Academy Apprentice Program (MAAP)

Medicina Academy Apprentice Program is a pre-medical program aimed to initiate an educational pathway into medical school by investing in the preparation of high school students aspiring to become physicians. Students must be Hispanic/Latino origin or interested in medical careers that serve the Latino community. For more information, please visit: https://chicago.medicine.uic.edu/education/md-student-life/diversity/hispanic-center-of-excellence/high-school-students/

 

 

University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana

Summer Programs

To get a jump-start on college and all it entails, sign up for an UIUC summer program. Earn class credit or explore possible majors through a wide variety of summer programs through Grainger College of Engineering, Gies College of Business, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of Fine & Applied Arts, College of Education, and College of Agricultural, Consumer, & Environmental Sciences. For more information please visit: https://admissions.illinois.edu/Visit/summer-programs#summer-programs

 

Sport Summer Camps

The University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics has committed itself to the development of well-rounded summer camp programs for boys and girls. A Fighting Illini Varsity Head Coach directs each session. For the list of sports and dates, please visit: https://fightingillini.com/sports/2015/3/24/camps.aspx

 
 
Hispanic Heritage Fund
Youth Leadership Institute
YLI is a FREE, five-day, college empowerment program for high achieving Latino high school juniors held at two top universities across the US. Attendees will enhance their leadership abilities and expand their professional networks by participating in college and career workshops, and interacting with college students and professionals who serve as their mentors. For more information, please visit: https://www.hsf.net/youth-leadership-institute
 

Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
TransMentor Program 
This program pairs transgender, gender non-binary, gender expansive and gender questioning youth ages 12-20 with trans and gender expansive adults. TMP is dedicated to cultivating the self-acceptance, leadership, and community connections necessary for trans and gender expansive youth to thrive and realize their goals. For more information, please visit: https://www.luriechildrens.org/en/specialties-conditions/transmentor-program/
 
 
Out-of-State Opportunities
Andover Academy
Upper School Summer Session
Upper School students may select their course of study from over 60 possible options. Rising ninth graders will have the option to enroll in our 9th Grade Academy, a predetermined set of courses designed intentionally to allow for participation in a tight-knit living and learning community. All of our Upper School students live in gender-specific dorms, participate in daily afternoon activities, and have the option to attend weekly off-campus visits to colleges and universities within the New England area. For more information, please visit:https://www.andover.edu/summer/on-campus-programs
 
English Language Learners Summer Session
Our English Language Learners Institute is designed for rising 9th-12th graders  who come from non-English speaking homes and are looking to develop greater fluency and proficiency with the English language. Five distinct course offerings allow our ELL students to surround themselves in a safe and nurturing academic environment with instructors who specialize in supporting this population of students. For more information, please visit: https://www.andover.edu/summer/on-campus-programs
 
 
Auburn University
Auburn Youth Programs
Auburn offers a wide variety of summer programs available to high school students. Programs range from coastal fisheries camps to emergency response camps. Prices will vary, some programs offer scholarships. For more information, please visit: http://www.auburn.edu/outreach/opce/auburnyouthprograms/highschool.htm
 
 
Belmont University
Music Summer Programs 
Belmont University offers a variety of summer program opportunities for young musicians. For more information, please visit: https://www.belmont.edu/cmpa/music/summer/index.html
 
 
Boston University
Summer Program
BU’s long-running Summer Term pre-college offerings include a choice of one-, two-, three-, and six-week programs that prepare you for success in college. With five exciting and challenging pre-college summer programs to choose from, you can earn college credit, discover a new subject area, perform cutting-edge research in University labs, or immerse yourself in hands-on learning. For more information, please visit: https://www.bu.edu/summer/high-school-programs/
 
 
Brown University
Pre-College Programs
Brown University offers Pre-College programs to prepare for college success on an Ivey League Campus. There are over 200 courses, a Pre-Baccalaureate Program, Leadership Institute, Stem I and Stem II. For more information, please visit: https://precollege.brown.edu/
 
 
Carnegie Mellon University
Summer Pre-College Program
Carnegie Mellon’s Pre-College Programs mirror the undergraduate experience, giving rising juniors and seniors the opportunity to explore their interests and passions while receiving instruction from acclaimed Carnegie Mellon faculty and staff. For more information, please visit: https://www.cmu.edu/pre-college/academic-programs/index.html
 
 
Center for Disease Control and Prevention 
Museum Disease Detective Camp
This academic day camp is held at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Admission is open to high-school students during the summer before their junior or senior years. During camp students are immersed in the diverse field of public health. Application Deadline is April 1, 2022. For more information, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/museum/camp/detective/
 
 
Columbia University 
Summer Immersion
Columbia's offers a 1-week or 3-week Summer Immersion Programs give high school students a taste of academic life at an Ivy League institution, a New York experience, and the chance to meet students from around the world. Students can choose from over 70 curricular options. For more information, please visit: https://precollege.sps.columbia.edu/highschool/summer-immersion-new-york-city
 
 
Cornell University
Precollege Studies
High school students take Cornell courses online or live on campus, explore academic and career opportunities and learn what college is all about. Some courses may be taken for academic credit. For more information click, please visit: https://sce.cornell.edu/precollege/courses
 
 
Cottey College
Summer Workshop 
A week-long summit for rising juniors and seniors focused on leadership and skill-building for change makers, and barrier breakers. College professors and administrators will teach interactive courses, guide adventures and share the knowledge needed to build an incredible future. Tuition is $400 and will include class workbooks, t-shirt, labs, field trips, all meals, 5 overnight stays on campus, airport shuttle to/from campus, and all materials for the week. For more information, please visit: https://cottey.edu/visit/summer-workshop/
 

 

Duke University
Pre-College Programs
Duke Pre-College Programs provide academically motivated middle and high school students with rigorous learning experiences. Building on the legacy of Duke University programs, including Youth Programs and the Talent Identification Program (TIP), Duke Pre-College Programs inspire and challenge the next generation of problem-solvers. Our diverse selection of courses is designed to bring the Duke experience to current 6th-11th graders through cutting-edge topics featuring Duke guest speakers, researchers and resources. For more information, please visit: https://learnmore.duke.edu/precollege/all-programs
 
 

Envision

National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine

This summer program is for high school students interested in exploring the various career options available to you in medicine and health care. Students attend a 10-day forum in one of nine cities including Atlanta, Boston, St. Louis, Houston, LA, Raleigh-Durham, New York, San Francisco or Washington DC with medical institutions.  Most of our students are either nominated by educators or selected through our academic partnerships; however, we do accept a limited number of students through our competitive application process. For more information, please visit: https://www.envisionexperience.com/explore-our-programs/national-youth-leadership-forum-medicine
 
 
Georgetown University
Hoya Summer
Be a Summer Hoya — to live on campus, attend classes side-by-side with undergraduate students and learn from distinguished faculty and prominent Washington area guest speakers. This year, you can lay the foundation for your future by joining our tradition of academic excellence and cultural diversity at Georgetown in Washington, D.C. Applications are now open and students are admitted on a rolling basis. For more information, please visit: https://scs.georgetown.edu/departments/21/summer-programs-for-high-school-students/
 
 
George Washington University
Pre-College 2022
High school students in the Pre-College Program spend a summer in Washington, D.C., taking advantage of GW's expertise in global development, international relations, public policy and administration, politics, diplomacy, history, biomedical engineering, museum studies and the arts. Applications are now open and students are admitted on a rolling basis. For more information, please visit: https://summer.gwu.edu/pre-college-2022
 
 
Hollins University 
Hollinsummer
Join us for Hollinsummer, a pre-college summer program for young women with interests in everything from creative writing, STEM, and social justice to theatre and riding. For more information, please visit: https://www.hollins.edu/academics/hollinsummer/
 
 
Indiana University
High School Journalism Institute
The High School Journalism Institute is designed for high school students interested in journalism. Participants examine the role of the media, analyze their own and other student publications and develop the skills needed to produce quality publications. Faculty members from Indiana University and guest lecturers from around the country guide student courses of study. For more information, please visit: https://hsji.mediaschool.indiana.edu/
 
Precollege Progams
Our precollege programs allow you to explore IU from at home or on campus. You’ll learn about and focus on subjects you love, together with people who have similar interests. Which is what college is all about. Learn to build robots. Unlock the secret to success in the business world. Immerse yourself in the world of music and dance. Or take your academic journey in a new direction by taking an IU class. For more information, please visit: https://precollege.indiana.edu/

 

 

Kode with Klossy
Kode with Klossy’s program provides the opportunity for young women and non-binary individuals, ages 13-18, to attend a FREE two week bootcamp that introduces them to key computer science concepts and skills. Scholars collaborate with each other and with inspiring instructors to explore the limitless potential of code and computer science. For more information, please visit: https://www.kodewithklossy.com/
 
 
Landmark College
High School Summer Program
Our High School Summer Program is for students who find it challenging to keep pace academically. We’ve designed this program to introduce students to skills and strategies that will help them prepare for college-level work and experience college life as members of a learning community focused on their success. We recognize some students may need additional support to make friends, adapt to a new sensory environment, and find community. Our social pragmatic track is designed to help build these skills. Applications are now open and students are admitted on a rolling basis. For more information, please visit: https://www.landmark.edu/summer/high-school-programs
 
 
Luther College 
56th Annual High School Dorian Summer Camp
Every summer, around 350 student musicians entering grades 10, 11, 12, and recent high school graduates spend a week at Luther College to study, explore, and perform music under the mentorship of Luther's music faculty. The total camp fee is $575 which includes tuition, evening activities, room, and board. Optional private lessons are available at an additional cost of $45 for a pair of half hour lessons. Enrollment will remain open until Friday, June 10, or until we reach 400 enrollments. For more information, please visit: https://www.luther.edu/music/dorian/summer-camps/high-school/
 
 
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Pre- College Program
MIAD’s Pre-College Program is a series of weekend and summer classes devoted to developing high school students’ artistic skills and preparing them for an art and design college. Classes are available for high school freshman through senior year. Summer 2022 registration is open now. For more information, please visit: https://www.miad.edu/precollege/what-is-precollege
 

Miami University of Ohio
Summer Scholars
The Summer Scholars Program is a week-long summer experience for high-achieving high school students who will be juniors or seniors the following fall. As a Summer Scholar alumnus, when you apply for undergraduate admission to Miami, receive priority consideration for admission, scholarships, and selective programs. The application is open until May 1st. For more information, please visit: https://miamioh.edu/admission/high-school/summer-scholars/
 
 
Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)
High School Summer Programs
In the summer months, MSOE offers week-long, residential, academic camps for students with a self-reported GPA of a 3.5 or higher and are interested in exploring our degrees. Registration for each week-long camp will have limited spots and will fill on a first come-first served basis. Registration for each week-long camp is $950. For more information, please visit: https://www.msoe.edu/academics/high-school-programs/summer-programs-at-msoe/#sthash.RwiEqLmW.dpuf
 
 
National Youth Science Foundation
National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp)
The NYSCamp is a STEM program designed to honor and challenge some of the nation’s rising leaders and provide them with opportunities to engage with STEM professionals and participate in exciting activities. The 2022 NYSCamp will be an entirely virtual experience from Monday, June 27 to Wednesday, July 20. Applications are open to high school seniors and the deadline is March 31st. Housing, meals, transportation, and supplies are provided to participants at no cost. For more information, please visit: https://www.nysf.com/w/programs/nyscamp/2022-nyscamp/
 
 
Naval Academy
Summer Seminar 
High school juniors who are considering the Naval Academy are strongly encouraged to apply to the summer seminar where they will be introduced to the academic, athletic and professional training. This program is highly competitive with a limited number of spaces (approximately 850) available per session. For more information, please visit: https://www.usna.edu/Admissions/Programs/NASS.php#fndtn-panel2-Steps-For
 
 
Northern Michigan University
Environmental Science Camp
High school students are invited to join us to explore the scenic vistas and natural resources of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula! Students will experience firsthand how scientists incorporate technology and field experiences to study the changing environment and sustainability issues. Camp will take place from July 17 through July 23, 2022. For more information, please visit: https://nmu.edu/seaborg/environmental-science-camp
 
 
Phillips Exeter Academy
Exeter Summer Upper School
Exeter offers academic enrichment, sports and fun in a diverse community. Courses are taught by experienced faculty using Harkness, a philosophy based on student-led group discussion.  This way students develop the ability to direct conversations and their own learning. For more information, please visit: https://www.exeter.edu/exeter-summer
 
 
Purdue University
Summer Academic Camps
Purdue offers a variety of enriching camps for athletics, education, engineering, science and tech, and veterinary medicine. Also Purdue offers multiple intensive 1-week, 1-credit opportunities for high school students during June and July. For more information, please visit: https://www.purdue.edu/summercamps/index.php
 
 
Purdue University- Polytechnic Institute
Technology Camp
Purdue Polytechnic Institute offers you a world of opportunity. Discover what college is all about and whether a technology degree is the path you'd like to pursue after graduation by attending a Technology Camp program. For more information, please visit: https://polytechnic.purdue.edu/summer-diversity-camps
 
 
QuestBridge 
College Prep Scholars
The College Prep Scholars Program equips high-achieving high school juniors from low-income backgrounds with the knowledge, confidence, and resources to apply to top colleges. Being a College Prep Scholar is a notable distinction that shows our college partners that you are a competitive candidate for admission. In addition, your application will automatically carry over for the National College Match when you’re a senior, giving you a head start on applying for a full four-year scholarship to our college partners. For more information, please visit: https://www.questbridge.org/high-school-students/college-prep-scholars
 
 
Rochester Institute of Technology
Explore Your Future
This six-day summer career exploration program that offers college-bound hard-of-hearing and deaf high school sophomores and juniors the opportunity to learn about career options after high school. For more information, please visit: https://www.rit.edu/ntid/EYF
 
 
Rutgers University
Pre-College Summer Academics
The Rutgers Pre-College Summer Academies are two-week certificate programs designed for international and U.S. high school (secondary school) students ages 16-18. The programs offered include Law Academy, Language Immersion, Physical Therapy Academy, Mock Trial, and a Leadership Academy. This year all programs are online.  For more information, please visit: https://precollegesummer.rutgers.edu/academies/engineering
 
 
Space Camp
High school students have an opportunity to participate in variety of STEM based camps including US Cyber Camp, Robotics, and Aviation Challenge. For more information, please visit: https://www.spacecamp.com/
 
 
Stanford University
Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes 
This is a summer enrichment program that provides academically talented and intellectually curious students currently in grades 8–11 with intensive study in a single course. Our 30 summer courses provide in-depth and interactive exploration of academic material. Courses are ungraded and are not awarded credit. Courses are available in subjects including computer science, math, creative writing, philosophy, engineering, and more. For more information, please visit: https://summerinstitutes.spcs.stanford.edu/
 
 
St. John's College
Summer Academy
This summer program for high school students (ages 15 to 18), modeled after St. John’s discussion-based, interdisciplinary method of teaching great books.  This summer, we are offering week-long programs on our campuses in Annapolis, Maryland, and Santa Fe, New Mexico, and online programs from your own home. For more information, please visit: https://www.sjc.edu/summer-academy
 
 
Telluride Association
Summer Seminars (TASS)
TASS are FREE six-week educational experiences for high school sophomores and juniors. The two programs offered are Critical Black Studies and Anti-Oppressive Studies. In 2022 the seminars will be hosted at Cornell University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Maryland. For more information, please visit: https://www.tellurideassociation.org/our-programs/high-school-students/
 
 
U.S. Airforce Academy
Summer Seminar
Summer Seminar at the United States Air Force Academy offers a unique opportunity to get the Academy experience first-hand. Specially designed for high school juniors heading into their senior year, Summer Seminar allows participants to live like a U.S. Air Force Academy cadet for four days. .For more information, please visit: https://www.academyadmissions.com/prepare/high-school/summer-seminar/
 
 
U.S. Military Academy- West Point 
Summer Leader Experience (SLE)
SLE provides rising high school seniors with a week-long immersion into the academic, military, and social life of a cadet. For more information, please visit: https://www.westpoint.edu/admissions/summer-program
 
 
University of Alabama
Communication and Media Preview (CAMP)
This programs provides high school students with the opportunity to discover and create stories. This is a five day program at The University of Alabama where students will learn about the related fields of communication and media. For more information, please visit: https://cis.ua.edu/camp/
 

K12 Summer

The University of Alabama offers a variety of fun and intriguing summer programs for students of all ages. Whatever your interests, we have a program for you! For the list of all the offered programs, please visit: https://k12summer.ua.edu/

 
University of Dayton
Summer Engineering Experiences
This year, UD will be offering both in person and virtual options to rising high school students. These experiences will expose you to the world of engineering and student life at the University of Dayton. Students will have the opportunity to explore the diverse fields of engineering through collaborative and interactive, faculty-led sessions. For more information, please visit: https://udayton.edu/engineering/k-12-programs/see-ud/index.php
 
Summer Educational Exchange @ Dayton
High school students participating in this program will engage in activities to promote their oral and written English communication skills and complete a cooperative learning project. In addition, students have the opportunity to learn about American culture by taking several field trips and participating in on-campus activities. For more information, please visit: https://udayton.edu/international/iep/seed/high_school.php
 
 

University of Delaware

Edge Summer College Program

The UD Edge summer college program prepares high school students moving into their junior or senior year for a future as a successful college student. By emphasizing academic excellence, practical skill building and student leadership, Edge offers you the challenge, independence and excitement of a learning experience that can only be found at a top national university. For more information, please visit: https://www.udel.edu/apply/undergraduate-admissions/precollege-programs/edge/

 

 

University of Minnesota

Youth Central

The University of Minnesota offers hundreds of programs each year to engage youth in every corner of the state. Whatever your child’s interests, we have a program that fits—along with the staff and faculty trained to enlighten minds and fulfill curiosity. For the list of available programs, please visit: https://youthcentral.umn.edu/
 
 
University of Mississippi
Pre-College
University faculty and certified education professionals engage students in real-world problem solving, inspire them to create, and help them navigate new domains of specialized knowledge. Program options include academic exploration programs like our clubs and summer workshops as well as credit-earning programs. For the list of available programs, please visit: https://www.outreach.olemiss.edu/pre_college/high_school.html
 
 
University of Notre Dame
Pre-College Programs
Notre Dame Pre-College delivers a true college experience on campus, abroad, and virtually for exceptional high school students! Students engage with dynamic Notre Dame faculty in exciting and challenging college level classes, grow in leadership through service, and connect with like-minded students from around the world. For the list of available programs, please visit: https://precollege.nd.edu/
 
 
University of Pennsylvania
Summer High School Programs
Penn delivers the challenge of an Ivy League curriculum to academically talented high school students seeking a pre-collegiate experience. Students engage with leading faculty and build intellectual connections within accelerated two-, three-, or six-week Penn Summer High School Programs. For more information, please visit: https://summer.sas.upenn.edu/programs/high-school
 
 
University of Southern California
Summer Programs
USC Summer Programs extends a tradition of excellence to outstanding high school students through a diverse offering of 4-week summer courses. Areas of study include: Architecture, Business, Engineering & Information Technology, Global Studies, Journalism, Performing Arts: Summer Theatre Conservatory, Pre-Health & Science, Pre-Law, and Writing & Critical Thinking. For more information, please visit: https://summerprograms.usc.edu/
 
 
University of Tulsa
Music Camps and Workshops
TU music camps and workshops provide an opportunity for hundreds of young musicians from across the region to experience the distinguished level of instruction offered at the TU School of Music. Programs range from helping vocalists prepare classical solos to composition seminars on orchestration. For more information, please visit: https://artsandsciences.utulsa.edu/music/music-camps-workshops/
 
 
University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire
Blugold Camps
UW-Eau summer pre-college camps give your child a sneak peek into college life and the resources available to them. Campers will explore and prepare for different career fields through activities and will connect with college student mentors and professors, all while meeting other high school students from across the region. For more information, please visit: http://marketing.campaigns.uwec.edu/sports-camps-17/?utm_source=direct_mail&utm_medium=print&utm_term=&utm_content=register_for_summer_camps&utm_campaign=camps_VARIABLE
 
 
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Pre College Badger
This program offers an array of academic programs for students ages 5-18 — from advanced learning programs and STEM classes to music clinics and college readiness conferences. Students will enjoy the university’s outstanding facilities, resources, faculty and staff — all while getting to know the UW–Madison campus, pursuing their passions and meeting new friends. Financial assistance is available for most programs. For more information, please visit: https://precollege.wisc.edu/
 
 
Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt Summer Academy
In this program, students join peers from around the world stretching their intellectual boundaries through choice-based classes. Together, students enjoy learning and connecting with like-ability peers and engage in on-campus and community activities in the heart of Music City. For more information, please visit: https://pty.vanderbilt.edu/for-students/vsa/ 
 
 
Valparaiso University
Summer Global Leadership Institute 
Participants attend classes, visit local attractions, take learning field trips, and make lifelong friends from all parts of the world. The purpose of the program is to help aspiring young leaders to develop the skills necessary to address the challenges posed by the 21st century. The Summer Global Leadership Institute (SGLI) helps students understand their role and responsibility in an ever more culturally diverse world. For more information, please visit: https://www.valpo.edu/summer-global-leadership-institute/
 
 
Washington University in St. Louis
Olin Fleischer Scholars Program (OFSP)
The Olin Fleischer Scholars Program (OFSP) provides a unique, week-long educational experience for economically disadvantaged, rising high school juniors and seniors. This program is designed to prepare students for the college admission process, learn about business and entrepreneurship, and experience college life. The program is FREE for accepted student participants. For more information, please visit: https://olinundergrad.wustl.edu/pre-collegiate/ofsp/
 
Pre-College Programs
Since 1984, Arts & Sciences pre-college programs have provided motivated students the opportunity to challenge themselves in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere. For the list of all available programs, please visit: https://precollege.wustl.edu/programs
 
 
Washington Workshops Foundation
Congressional Seminar
The Workshops Foundation offers high school seminars in Washington, DC to offer a more comprehensive understanding of leadership, civic education, the federal government, US. politics, American history, and global affairs. For more information, please visit: http://www.workshops.org/workshops
 
 
Yale University
Summer Session
Yale Summer Session seeks motivated high school students who wish to enroll in Yale College courses for credit. While enrolled in Yale courses, qualified high school students will share the classroom with college students and will do college-level work. All participants will be held to the same set of standards. For more information, please visit: https://summer.yale.edu/apply/pre-college-students
 
Young Global Scholars Program
This program is an academic enrichment program for outstanding high school students from around the world. Each summer, students from over 150 countries (including all 50 U.S. states) participate in one interdisciplinary, two-week session online or at Yale’s historic campus. Immerse yourself in a global learning community at Yale University. For more information, please visit: https://globalscholars.yale.edu/
International Opportunities
BROADREACH
Global Summer Educational Adventures
These programs challenge high schoolers to become immersed in their surroundings alongside a small group of peers, allowing them to grow personally and academically through fun, challenging and thoughtful experiences. Programs include scuba, sailing, marine biology, wildlife biology, and vet medicine. For more information, please visit: https://www.gobroadreach.com/students/high-school-summer-adventures/
 

Global Leadership Adventures
Volunteer Abroad
This program hosts volunteer trips for high schoolers in Africa, Asia, Europe, & Latin America. For more information, please visit: https://enroll.experiencegla.com/t1-summer-programs/
 
 
Global Works
High School Summer School Adventures
Welcome to our international summer community service trips for high school students. Our knowledgeable and experienced staff lead participants according to high standards of quality, safety, and of course, fun! Students who travel on Global Works summer community service trips are adventurous, curious, open-minded, and inspired young adults—comprised of a diverse group of students from across the United States and abroad. For more information, please visit: https://www.globalworkstravel.com/summer-service-adventures/
 
 
Leysin American School
LAS Summer 2022
LAS offers two programs, Summer and Summer Edge. Students in both programs are able to take advantage of regular excursions to locations such as Zermatt, Bern, Interlaken, and Zurich. These trips allow students to explore and learn about Switzerland while making memories and lifelong friendships with peers from all around the world. For more information, please visit:https://www.las.ch/summer/las-summer-in-switzerland
 

U.S. Department of State
Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad Program Sponsored the US Department of State, YES offers high school students and recent graduates full academic year scholarships to study in countries with significant Muslim populations. Participants live with a host family, attend a local high school, acquire leadership skills, and engage in activities to learn about the host country’s society and values; they also help educate others about American society and values. The 2022-2023 program is no longer accepting new applicants. Register here to be notified when the 2023-2024 application becomes available. For more information, please visit: https://www.yes-abroad.org/about/about-us
 
National Security Language Institute for Youth (NSLI-Y)NSLI-Y is a prestigious and selective U.S. Department of State overseas summer or academic year long immersion program for American youth. The program awards merit-based scholarships to U.S. teens for rigorous overseas critical language immersion programs at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. NSLI-Y summer programs will be offered in all eight NSLI-Y languages. Academic year programs will be offered in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Korean, Russian, and Turkish. For information, please visit: https://www.nsliforyouth.org/nsli-y/