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Our list of summer programs and camps has something for every teenager. Explore, comment, or write a review on the great opportunities available on college campuses, nationwide, and overseas.

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Great Summers(opens in a new window)

Experience the summer of a lifetime! Free info. and expert guidance on 800+ outstanding programs for high schoolers, from pre-college, academic, teen tour, and language, to community service and travel.

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Global Scholar Summer in International Affairs(opens in a new window)

Ahead of the Curve is a new two-week seminar on globalization at Michigan State University. The seminar is designed for talented high school students who have an interest in international affairs.

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Augustana Summer Academy(opens in a new window)

Fun college-like courses for high school students taught by popular professors. From Harry Potter to human cadaver dissection, there’s something for everyone. Evening activities included.

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Duke University Youth Programs(opens in a new window)

Summer enrichment opportunities for students in grades 9-11. Creative writing, performing arts, leadership/service learning, and college selection/admissions. Study with professionals and published writers.

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Walnut Hill School for the Arts Summer Programs(opens in a new window)

Summer opportunities in theater, creative writing and visual art for students ages 13-18. Come immerse yourself in poetry, fiction, playwriting, acting, dance, and musical theater right outside Boston!

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Public Speaking Institute(opens in a new window)

Held at Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and Tufts, the Public Speaking Institute focuses on delivery and debate skills for entering 4th-12th graders. A one-week session offers a focus on the American judicial system.

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East Coast College Tour(opens in a new window)

On this tour, entering 10th-12th grade students visit two prominent East Coast colleges each day. They meet with multiple admission representatives and receive materials to evaluate each school.

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Virtual High School(opens in a new window)

Take your summer school course online. Earn the credit you need, while getting the tan you want! Visit us at www.goVHS.org to learn more about these hot summer offerings!

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Global Leadership Adventures(opens in a new window)

GLA offers volunteer programs for teens in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Participants explore historic and natural sites, learn the local language and history, and serve the community through volunteer efforts.

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Michigan Engineering(opens in a new window)

Learn Java, C++, Flash, web development, Pocket PC, game programming, digital filmmaking, virtual reality, system administration...

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Actors Movement Studio: Summer Theater Institute(opens in a new window)

Our unique actor training offers techniques to develop the actor’s Voice, Presence, and Imagination. Work with some of the world’s most respected teachers and Guest Artists. 5 weeks in NYC, begins June 1.

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Atlantic Center for the Arts(opens in a new window)

Atlantic Center for the Arts’ your word: Teen Creative Writing Residency offers writers workshops and mentorship by distinguished authors in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction/memoir.

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The Jewish Museum: SummerArts(opens in a new window)

The Jewish Museum has an annual studio arts program for high schoolers, where you’ll learn new approaches to painting, sculpture, videography & ceremonial arts while exploring NYC!

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Barnard Pre-College Program(opens in a new window)

Experience college life and prep while exploring New York City with high school young men and women from across the country and around the world!

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School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston's Pre-College Summer Studio(opens in a new window)

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s Pre-College Summer Studio--Explore painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, video, digital photography, and more while earning college credit.

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Penn Medicine Summer Program(opens in a new window)

The Perelman School of Medicine at UPenn offers a summer medical camp for HS juniors and seniors. It’s ideal for high school students considering a career in medicine or medical research.

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The University of Virginia's Workshop for Young Writers(opens in a new window)

Work with published writers, live on the University of Virginia campus, and join a visionary artist’s community. Take your writing where it’s never been before.

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Art on the Farm at Cow House Studios(opens in a new window)

Make art in Ireland during this three-week summer course, studying painting, drawing & photography. Live on our family farm, work in a beautiful studio, and travel the county from Dublin to the West.

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Sarah Lawrence College Programs For High School Students(opens in a new window)

Discover Sarah Lawrence’s unique programs. 2-week courses in 8 fields. Whatever your interests, SLC will help you explore your passions in a supportive environment. High School courses offered in Fall and Spring too!

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Tufts Summer Study(opens in a new window)

An opportunity to assess your talents, interests, and values. Your experience will help you clarify your options as you prepare for the college application process.

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ACTeen Film/Theater Conservatory(opens in a new window)

Audition for NYC’s 1st and most recommended teen film and theater acting conservatory. Professional working staff and graduates (currently starring in nine TV series) attest to quality training.

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Massachusetts College of Art and Design(opens in a new window)

Study art in the unique atmosphere of a college for the visual arts. On-campus housing is available.

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Bard College at Simon's Rock Young Writers Workshop(opens in a new window)

Since 1983 the Young Writers Workshop has offered students the opportunity to explore new directions in their writing in a supportive, collaborative environment.

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Challenge Program at Saint Vincent College(opens in a new window)

Offers unique “District” and “Pirate” themes that lovers of the Hunger Games and Elizabethan-era lore will find incorporated into fun events, courses, activities and campus housing for one or two weeks!

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University of Miami Summer Scholar(opens in a new window)

High school sophomores and juniors learn about the college experience by studying for three weeks and earning college credit at the University of Miami!

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iD Programming Academy(opens in a new window)

Calling all coders! 2-week, pre-college, intensive summer programs for teens held at Stanford, Yale, Princeton, and others. Tour an app development studio and interact with industry professionals. Build a portfolio and discover a future career.

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University of Dallas Summer Programs(opens in a new window)

Experience a unique combination of informed European travel and rigorous study, and earn college credit, through University of Dallas High School Summer Abroad.

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Emerson College Summer Programs(opens in a new window)

Explore your passion at Emerson College. Choose from filmmaking or film writing, acting, musical theatre, stage design, creative writing, journalism or political communication-social advocacy-leadership.

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Crow Canyon Archeological Center(opens in a new window)

Touch the Past. Archaeology Learning Adventures for teens offers a chance to experience archaeology firsthand. Have fun, make new friends, and gain experience in excavation and analysis.

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American Leadership(opens in a new window)

NETC American Leadership programs are for high school students who want to travel abroad, experience new cultures, meet students from around the US, prepare for college and have fun!

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Lifeworks International(opens in a new window)

Incredible community service adventure programs in the British Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, China, Thailand, India, Peru, Ecuador and the Galapagos. Teens actively participate in promoting positive change.

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Penn Summer: University of Pennsylvania(opens in a new window)

Summer at Penn provides among the most comprehensive and academically-stimulating credit course offerings in the U.S. on a beautiful, historic campus.

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Stanford Summer College(opens in a new window)

Summer students enroll in undergrad courses, earn college credits, and live in a student dormitory to gain an inside perspective on college life.

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Harvard Summer School(opens in a new window)

Motivated high school students find the Harvard Summer School a challenging, rewarding, and exciting Ivy League college experience.

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Syracuse Summer College(opens in a new window)

This 6-week academic program allows high school students to study, explore career interests and earn college credit.

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Deer Hill Expeditions(opens in a new window)

Engaging young people in Wilderness Expeditions, Service and Native Cultures since 1984. Outstanding adventures and service projects in the American southwest and Costa Rica.

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Iowa Young Writers Studio(opens in a new window)

Join us this summer to share your work, practice craft, and improve your writing. Find out how much your writing can improve after just 2 intensive weeks!

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Teen Ink's NYC Summer Writing Program(opens in a new window)

A two-week intensive creative writing experience in NYC for girls in grades 9-12. Students and staff stay at Juilliard. Program includes classes, daily writing time, museum visits, city sights and Broadway shows.

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Idyllwild Arts(opens in a new window)

The Idyllwild Arts Summer Program has offered students of all ages an exciting array of performing and visual arts courses since 1950.

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Pratt Summer(opens in a new window)

Study the fine arts, architecture, creative writing and more at this prestigious institute this summer.

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UNE Early College Programs(opens in a new window)

Immerse yourself in an accelerated program in Coastal Marine Ecology, Creative Writing (Poetry), Neuroscience, or Pre-Law. Experience college life on the scenic Maine coast, and earn 3 college credits. Scholarships available!

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University of the Arts Pre-College Summer Institute(opens in a new window)

The University of the Arts Pre-College Summer Institute in Philadelphia offers intensive programs for high school students in art, media + design, creative writing, dance, music, and theater.

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Washington University Summer(opens in a new window)

Get a taste of college life, live in residence halls, and make new friends from around the world.

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Teton Science School(opens in a new window)

Join students from around the country on an educational adventure exploring field research, natural history, and backpacking in the Greater Yellowstone/ Teton Ecosystem.

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Cushing Academy(opens in a new window)

A unique boarding school experience for students from across the U.S. and the world, combining challenging academics with great athletics, performing and visual arts, and excursions across New England.

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Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing(opens in a new window)

ACA-accredited outdoor adventure camp & travel program for ages 8-18. Rock climbing, kayaking, canoeing, caving, backpacking, mountain biking & more.

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BIMA -The Berkshire Institute for Music and Arts(opens in a new window)

BIMA engages Jewish teens in an intensive summer arts program at Williams College to advance their skills in music (choral/jazz/chamber ensembles), creative writing, or painting.

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Design at Harvard(opens in a new window)

Our summer Career Discovery program helps you decide if a career in design is right for you and prepares you for admission to a professional degree program.

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Cornell University Summer College(opens in a new window)

The best summer of my life! Join other talented high school students this summer taking college-credit courses with Cornell faculty and exploring college and career options.

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ActionQuest(opens in a new window)

ActionQuest runs incredible summer adventure programs teaching sailing, scuba diving, and marine biology while exploring the British Virgin Islands, Australia, and Ecuador/Galapagos.

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St. John's College Summer Academy(opens in a new window)

A residential, pre-college program engaging high school juniors and seniors in substantive discussions of remarkable works. 5 sessions, 2 campuses, 1 inspired intellectual adventure!

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UNE Early College Creative Writing Program(opens in a new window)

Work with well-known writers, earn college credit, and make friends from across the country! Develop your writing style, and experience life on a college campus. Find inspiration on the scenic Maine coast!

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8 Keys SuperCamp(opens in a new window)

We help you get ready for the world with learning and life skills that get you motivated to make things happen. Fun 7- and 10-day summer programs held on college campuses.

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Video Production Camp(opens in a new window)

Held at Stanford and UC Berkeley, our future filmmakers’ creativity and technology skills will definitely be challenged! Students entering grades 7-12 work with top Bay Area professionals and start shooting on day one!

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NYU Precollege Summer Program(opens in a new window)

Make the most of your summer vacation with this six-week program for high school juniors and seniors. Earn college credits, explore NYC, and experience academic and student life at NYU. Scholarships are available.

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Catholic University Summer(opens in a new window)

As a CUA Summer College student, become immersed in college life and get a head start on your college career before you finish high school!

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Emma Willard's Rosie's Girls(opens in a new window)

Inspired by Rosie the Riveter, this program enables girls to discover their inner strength through hands-on trade instruction, woodworking projects, and activities testing the limits of cultural expectations of “women’s work”.

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Oxbow Summer Art Camp(opens in a new window)

NO LANYARDS MADE HERE! Get professional instruction, field trips, state-of-the-art indoor/outdoor studios, lots of art, gourmet food, and FUN! No applications, portfolios or previous art training needed. Ages 14-16.

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iD Tech Camps(opens in a new window)

Unlock your limitless potential! Weeklong summer programs held at over 80 prestigious universities across the nation, including Stanford, Yale, Princeton, and others. Create iPhone apps, video games, C++/Java programs, movies, robots, and more.

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Georgetown University: Summer Programs for High School Students(opens in a new window)

Explore an array of exciting subjects for high school students at Georgetown University this summer. Space is limited; apply today to secure your spot.

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California College of the Arts Pre-College Program(opens in a new window)

Explore art, design, architecture, creative writing and more in an art-school setting for four weeks while earning college credit and experiencing college life.

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Parsons Summer Programs(opens in a new window)

This summer, students from around the world will come to Parsons The New School for Design in New York and Paris to learn more about design and themselves through intensive pre-college courses.

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Blue Tree creative programs for girls(opens in a new window)

A creative summer program for girls ages 11 to 17... Writing, Fashion, Dance, Acting, Story Arts, (maga)Zine and more! Two-week residential sessions at Bryn Mawr College (PA) and Smith College (MA). Join us!

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Abroad Programs by SPI(opens in a new window)

High school study abroad programs for college credit in Spain, France, Italy, Costa Rica and China. Earn college credit and have the summer of your life!

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embARC at UC Berkeley(opens in a new window)

embARC is an intensive, four-week summer design academy for high school students held at the College of Environmental Design (CED). Students study architecture, urban design and sustainable city planning through a series of lectures, field trips and design studios.

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Arts and Performing Arts Camp at Long Lake(opens in a new window)

An oasis for Performing and Fine Arts. YOU design your perfect summer in Fine Arts, Music, Theater, Rock Bands, Dance, Circus, Magic and fun water fun and land sports.

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Montserrat College of Art(opens in a new window)

Visual arts pre-college program for credit for high school juniors and seniors. On Boston’s beautiful North Shore.

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Beloit Summer Language(opens in a new window)

If you are serious about learning a language, come to one of the nation’s finest language programs, the Center for Language Studies (CLS) at beautiful Beloit College in Wisconsin.

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iD Film Academy(opens in a new window)

Immerse yourself in filmmaking or photography! 2-week, pre-college, intensive summer program where teens build a portfolio, interact with professionals, and tour a studio. Held at Yale. Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Lightroom & more.

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New York Film Academy Summer Camp(opens in a new window)

Hands-on summer camps available to teenagers 14-17 in Filmmaking, Acting, Screenwriting, Photography, Musical Theatre, Music Video, Broadcast Journalism and Game Design spanning from one-week to six-weeks.

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USC Summer Programs(opens in a new window)

Workshops include The USC Young Actors Workshop and The USC Summer Science Program for Girls

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Middlebury Monterey Language Academy(opens in a new window)

Dramatically improve your language learning this summer in the U.S. or Abroad with the Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy. Students 8th-12th grade are fully immersed in their chosen language and see improved learning in just four weeks.

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Writing and Thinking Workshop at Lake Forest College(opens in a new window)

Join our supportive and dynamic community of writers and thinkers on the beautiful campus of Chicago’s national liberal arts college.

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Buck's Rock Performing and Creative Arts Camp(opens in a new window)

Campers (ages 9-16) freely explore the performing and creative arts in a supportive, non-competitive environment with professional artists and instructors.

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Earlham Explore-A-College(opens in a new window)

A college-level summer program for high-schoolers. Take a class from an Earlham professor and earn 2 college credits. Classes in Sciences, Languages, Humanities, Art and Outdoor Education

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Phillips Academy Summer Session, Andover(opens in a new window)

Phillips Academy Summer is the premier summer academic enrichment program for high school students, offering over 60 courses within a diverse, rigorous, and supportive day or residential environment.

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George Washington Univ. Pre-College Program(opens in a new window)

Discover GW and DC! Two residential programs enable you to explore your academic interests and college life: a 6-week for-credit program for 11th graders or 10-day mini courses for grades 9-11.

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Chop Point(opens in a new window)

Canoe the Allagash, hike Mt. Katadin, sail the coast, sight-see in Boston, surf early morning waves, zip-line, eat great food and make lifelong friends. Three and six week sessions for ages 12 to 17.

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Yale Summer(opens in a new window)

We seek exceptionally promising students of all backgrounds and educate them to develop their intellectual, moral, civic and creative capacities to the fullest.

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Maine Media Workshops(opens in a new window)

These intensive hands-on programs are taught by working artists using state-of-the-art equipment. Combine an exploration of filmmaking, photography or multimedia with a true summer Maine experience.

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Actor's Workshop(opens in a new window)

Held at Stanford, this studio acting program is designed for students entering 9th-12th grades who immerse themselves in scene work under top-notch faculty while seeing productions in the Bay Area.

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Architecture: Summer at Penn(opens in a new window)

This is an architecture program for high school students offered by University of Pennsylvania School of Design. The program prepares students for college admission. Students will experience college life and create their own portfolios.

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LITA(opens in a new window)

LITA is a unique language immersion program that offers a personal and small group approach to exploring Spain. LITA programs focus around a homestay and explorations off the beaten path.

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Savannah College of Art and Design(opens in a new window)

SCAD offers summer art camps and workshops for younger teens in Atlanta and Savannah, Ga., and a precollege experience for rising high school seniors in Savannah.

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Global Works Travel(opens in a new window)

Global Works’ summer programs for teens encompass service projects, outdoor adventures, cultural exchanges and language immersion in Central and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the South Pacific.

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Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design(opens in a new window)

Summer art camps at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design for high school students who are serious about building their portfolios for college admission.

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Alfred University Theater Institute(opens in a new window)

The AU Theater Institute, created for talented high school students, offers a unique blend of in-depth training, dynamic, engaging faculty, terrific facilities and lovely surroundings.

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Management & Technology Summer Institute(opens in a new window)

High School Summer Program offers Introduction to Business & Engineering, Lab Experience, and Team Project Opportunities. Also, enjoy campus life and social activities.

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Georgetown University: Summer Medical programs(opens in a new window)

If you are thinking about a career in medicine, explore the many medical programs offered this summer at Georgetown University. Apply today.

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iD Game Design & Development Academy(opens in a new window)

Game on! Build your gaming portfolio in 2-week, pre-college, intensive teen summer programs held at Stanford, Harvard, and others. Game design, development, 3D modeling, programming. Gaming tournaments, studio tours, and more.

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Summer Institute for the Gifted(opens in a new window)

SIG is the ultimate 3-wk summer program for gifted students. Great campuses and 30+ academic, performing arts and sports classes. Then show off your talent at the SIG Final Program!

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RISD Pre-College Program(opens in a new window)

A 6-week program tailored toward highly motivated students who want to develop their visual arts skills along with college admission portfolio pieces.

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Juniper Institute for Young Writers at UMass(opens in a new window)

Intensive fiction and poetry workshops, and exposure to world-renowned authors, for writers finishing 10th, 11th, or 12th grade. Write new work, revise work-in-progress, and gain insight into the creative process.

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Art Institute of Boston Young Artist Residency Summer Program(opens in a new window)

The Young Artist Residency Program (YAR) at The Art Institute of Boston (AIB) at Lesley University offers a full schedule of courses and activities for college credit. Experience Boston and college life.

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School of the Art Institute of Chicago(opens in a new window)

The Early College Program Summer Institute at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago offers two- and four-week sessions beginning in June and July.

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Creative Writing Institute(opens in a new window)

Held at UC Berkeley and Stanford, this two-week imaginative writing program is designed for entering 10th-12th graders. Students choose a focus of Poetry, Fiction, or Non-fiction.

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Portsmouth Abbey(opens in a new window)

Students learn in a friendly and structured style of life and strengthen their academic position while also taking enrichment courses.

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ColoradoCollege Summer(opens in a new window)

Colorado College Pre-College Program - Earn college credit, and find out if Colorado College and the Block Plan are right for you.

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Johns-Hopkins Pre-College(opens in a new window)

Anxious to see a university and sample courses and campus life? This program lets you begin your college journey early.

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SEA Education(opens in a new window)

SEA focuses on the coastal and offshore marine environment around Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

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Prep Camp Excel(opens in a new window)

Held at UC Berkeley, and UCLA, this program has entering 9th-10th grade students focus on the critical skills necessary for success in high school and get a head-start on building impressive academic resumes.

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Sewanee Young Writers(opens in a new window)

Been bitten by the writing bug? Visit us for two weeks of literary discussion and creation.

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American Academy of Dramatic Arts(opens in a new window)

AADA alumni have been nominated for 95 Oscars, 236 Emmys and 83 Tonys. 6-Week Intensive Programs. New York. Los Angeles.

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Ocean Studies/Acadia(opens in a new window)

AIO Ocean Studies introduces you to marine science through a unique combination of biological, physical and chemical oceanography with field, offshore, and lab work.

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Emma Willard's Writer's Retreat(opens in a new window)

Writer’s Retreat enables girls to practice and hone their writing talents. Our program combines specialized courses, activities, and field trips to help girls discover and use their unique voices.

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Between the Lines(opens in a new window)

An exciting two-week creative writing and cultural exchange program. Improve your writing, make international friends, live in university dorms, and have fun in the UNESCO city of literature, Iowa City.

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Art: Summer at Penn(opens in a new window)

Four weeks at UPenn. Choose courses in animation, drawing, filmmaking, photography, sculpture, graphic design, printmaking, product design, and more.

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Julian Krinsky Pre-College Enrichment(opens in a new window)

JKCP offers an innovative lineup of programs that include instruction by professionals in tennis, business leadership, science, computers, fitness, cooking, the performing arts, engineering and more.

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Westfield State(opens in a new window)

Westfield State features residential summer programs for students ages 14 to 17. Check out Westfield CSI or Flight Academy!

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Northwestern University College Prep Program(opens in a new window)

Experience college life, pursue new academic challenges and earn college credit. Take a two-week seminar or choose from a variety of three- to eight-week courses.

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UMass Amherst Summer College(opens in a new window)

A Pre-college program for qualified high school students. Two week or six week course intensives and research opportunities, the end of June through early August.

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Whale Camp at the Fundy Marine Science Institute(opens in a new window)

Directly observe and research whales, dolphins, porpoise, puffins, seals in their natural habitat. College credit for writing and art programs. Based on beautiful Grand Manan Island between Maine & Nova Scotia.

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Southern California Institute of Architecture(opens in a new window)

Design Immersion Days introduces students to careers in architecture and design through the exploration of how products, buildings, and environments are imagined and made.

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Putney School Summer Programs(opens in a new window)

Work closely and cooperatively with professional artists, writers and performers in the visual arts, the performing arts, and creative writing on a spectacular hilltop campus in southern Vermont.

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Cranbrook Summer Art Institute(opens in a new window)

We offer 3-week summer classes to teenagers serious about art. All abilities welcome! Classes include video, photography, architecture, sculpture and zine-making

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Northeastern University Summer Programs(opens in a new window)

Northeastern’s Summer Programs include credit and noncredit options designed to prepare rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors for the academic, social, and campus experiences of college.

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ArtsAbroad Summer Programs(opens in a new window)

Music, Theatre, Visual Arts and Dance camp and travel programs in Europe and the Caribbean. Open to students age 14-19. Prepare for college, see the world, and improve your art!

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Churchill Academy - Westminster(opens in a new window)

Take this opportunity to really experience college life and enhance your leadership skills.

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Computer Camp(opens in a new window)

Held at Stanford and UC Berkeley, our Computer Camp students’ creativity and technology skills will definitely be challenged! Students entering grades 4-12 may choose a focus of Web Design or Java Programming.

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Carnegie Mellon PreCollege(opens in a new window)

Internationally recognized for our programs in computer science, fine arts, engineering, business and the humanities. You’ll find a dynamic, intense student body working very hard -- and playing hard, too!

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University of Connecticut's Mentor Connection(opens in a new window)

Designed to provide you with opportunities to participate in creative projects and investigations with university mentors.

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Emma Willard's Spanish Immersion(opens in a new window)

Immerse yourself in Spanish culture and language this summer at Emma Willard School! Our boarding and learning program designed for girls entering grades 7-11 helps improve Spanish language skills.

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Summer Discovery & Discovery Internships(opens in a new window)

Welcome to Summer Discovery Pre-College Programs, the world's finest and most popular teen summer high school enrichment, internship, and middle-school enrichment programs.

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Emory Pre-College Program(opens in a new window)

The Emory Pre-College Program gives college-bound high school students an exciting glimpse of academic and residential life at a top-ranked national university.

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YUGA Leadership Camp(opens in a new window)

Attend YUGA Leadership Camp and meet youth from across the country and around the world who are interested in global issues such as poverty, HIV and AIDS, climate change and child exploitation.

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AIDemocracy Global Scholar(opens in a new window)

An intensive academic enrichment program offering rising juniors and seniors college-level coursework in international affairs and leadership training in Washington DC.

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JSA Summer School(opens in a new window)

Held at Georgetown, Stanford and Princeton, the JSA Summer School provides an advanced college curriculum, skills-based leadership activities, and interactive sessions with prominent politicians and other leaders.

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Interlochen Center for the Arts(opens in a new window)

Study creative writing, music, theatre arts, visual arts and dance at a summer arts camp for students ages 8-18 or an arts academy for 435 high school students.

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Center for Creative Youth(opens in a new window)

Supported by National Endowment for the Arts, high school students spend 5-weeks at Wesleyan University. We offer 10 art forms, plus amazing interdisciplinary classes. All arts, all of July.

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World Horizons International(opens in a new window)

Summer travel for teens includes community service, language and cultural immersion. Project locations: Iceland, Fiji, Costa Rica, Canada, Dominica, Maine, Utah, Hawaii.

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University of Chicago Summer(opens in a new window)

This college-preparatory program engages you in the most rigorous and rewarding study of your life.

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Boston Architectural Center(opens in a new window)

A summer program for high school students entering grades 10-12 who want to explore architecture and interior design.

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DC Summer Institutes for High School Students(opens in a new window)

Rising high school seniors: Marymount’s Institutes offer you the opportunity to complete a college course while experiencing the excitement of the nation’s capital!

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University of Maryland(opens in a new window)

College-bound middle and high school students pursue academic interests, discover career opportunities, and explore university life. Enjoy interactive activities with students who share similar abilities.

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Ringling College of Art and Design(opens in a new window)

This four-week intensive provides HS students with focused, challenging artistic experiences in a structured, rigorous program. Integrates fundamental studio practices with major-specific immersions and a robust student life.

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Penn Engineering: Academy in Applied Science and Technology(opens in a new window)

A unique opportunity for a select group of HS students. Rigorous, college-level coursework. Choose from biotech, nanotech, robotics, computer science, computer graphics, and engineering complex networks. Learn more!

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UVM/GIV Engineering Institute(opens in a new window)

Start solving the world’s sustainability issues now! Empower yourself with knowledge through fun hands-on engineering projects and tours.

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College Admission Prep Camps(opens in a new window)

Held at UC Berkeley, UCLA, and Tufts, offers multiple versions of this pre-college program that covers SAT Prep, Personal Statement Writing and College Counseling for students entering grades 11-12.

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EXPLO: Exploration Summer Programs(opens in a new window)

At Yale University, Wellesley College, and St. Mark’s School, make friends from around the world, discover new interests and abilities, and have fun. More courses, activities, and trips than any other summer program!

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Phillips Exeter Academy Summer School(opens in a new window)

The Summer School at Phillips Exeter Academy seeks bright, highly motivated students to participate in five weeks of academic exploration and discovery.

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Great Books Summer Program(opens in a new window)

Great Books Summer Program is a lively, warm and welcoming community of outstanding young people, grades 6th-12th, who love literature and ideas.

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Focus at UC Berkeley(opens in a new window)

Summer Focus allows entering 11th-12th grade students to earn college credit while still in high school! This six-week pre-college program at UC Berkeley gives you an excellent idea of what college life will be like!

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College of Saint Rose Summer Academy(opens in a new window)

Our exciting Summer Academy for kids in grades 6-10 provides parents and students many different programs to choose from that are flexible and convenient.

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Lone Star Scholars Academy(opens in a new window)

Two-week residential program for high school students, offering university-level courses for college credit, awesome field trips, fun evening activities and a group service project.

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Smith College(opens in a new window)

Explore Smith’s diverse programs for high school girls on our beautiful campus. Choose from Writing Workshop, Women’s History, Environmental Sustainability, or Engineering. Scholarships available!

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Alfred U. Summer Writing Institute(opens in a new window)

This dynamic program will expand your identity as a writer through intensive workshop experiences.

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Hotchkiss Summer Portals(opens in a new window)

We accept 8-10th graders in Fall 2007 who have a strong interest in chamber music or environmental science. Hands-on instruction from well-known faculty, scholars and artists. Substantial financial aid is available.

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UCSD Writing Online(opens in a new window)

Designed to prepare high school students for the demands of college-level writing.

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French Woods Festival(opens in a new window)

America’s leading performing arts facility where every child chooses their own individual schedule, from more than 80 activities run by certified teachers and counselor specialists.

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UDayton Women in Engineering(opens in a new window)

Join other girls your age for total immersion in through classroom activities, participatory experiments, visits to industries and contact with practicing women engineers.

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Community Service Worldwide: VISIONS Service Adventures(opens in a new window)

Since 1989, VISIONS has set the standard for community service programs for teens. Build schools and homes, help children and elders. Live with other teens in a neighborhood of our host community; be more than a tourist.

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Hawaii Wilderness Adventure School(opens in a new window)

Ready for adventure? With a focus on education, culture, service and leadership, earn high school credit while enjoying the best of Hawaii’s outdoors.

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Travel for Teens(opens in a new window)

Travel for Teens offers community service, language immersion, photography, and cultural immersion trips to Europe, Asia, Africa, Central America, and Australia for students 13 to 18 years old.

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US Performing Arts(opens in a new window)

Taught by leading industry professionals and partnered with universities across the country, our programs give students the opportunity to pursue their passions while getting a taste of life on a college campus.

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Junior Statesman(opens in a new window)

Got a passion for politics? Immerse yourself in a dynamic experience and debate all summer.

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A+ Summer Program(opens in a new window)

Held at Stanford University, A+ Summer is designed for motivated middle school and high school students. Our stimulating curriculum builds students’ proficiency in critical thinking, logic and writing skills.

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Young Actors Camp Hollywood(opens in a new window)

As a launching pad for actors who aspire to work in the Los Angeles film/TV industry, our training DURING and support AFTER camp is the most unique of its kind.

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