Teen Ink Summer Program and Camp Guide for Teens


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.

If you have attended one of our listed programs, please take a second to add a comment about your experience below. You can also write a longer review of any summer program, trip, or activity.


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Rising high school seniors: Marymount's Institutes offer teenagers like you the opportunity to complete a college course during summer camp while experiencing the excitement of the nation's capital!
Earn College Credit at the only leadership program of its kind. The program blends global politics, world history, current events, business and leadership. Live on campus at the University of Pennsylvania.
VISIONS has set the standard in service programs since 1989. We help teens tap into the best parts of themselves, while working with community partners to achieve shared goals.
Study Environmental Science from the mountains to the sea. During this pre-college opportunity, you'll learn it,AePand live it! You'll immerse yourself in the best of Hawaii. You'll make a difference in the world.
Make the most of your summer vacation with this six-week academic summer camp for high school juniors and seniors. Earn college credits, explore NYC, and experience academic and student life at NYU. Scholarships are available.
Northeastern's Summer Programs for teens include credit and noncredit summer camp options designed to prepare rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors for the academic, social, and campus experiences of college.
The Early College Program Summer Institute at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago offers two- and four-week summer camp sessions for teens beginning in June and July.
embARC is an intensive, four-week summer design academy for high school students held at the College of Environmental Design (CED). Teens explore architecture, urban design and sustainable city planning at our camp through a series of lectures, field trips and design studios.
Teenage students at our summer camp 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.
Teenagers, explore your passion at Emerson College. Choose from summer camps in filmmaking or film writing, acting, musical theatre, stage design, creative writing, journalism or political communication-social advocacy-leadership.
A creative summer camp 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!
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 summer camp sessions for ages 12 to 17.
Teenagers can experience a unique combination of informed European travel and rigorous study, and earn college credit, through University of Dallas High School Summer Abroad.
Motivated high school students find the Harvard Summer School a challenging, rewarding, and exciting Ivy League college camp program experience.
This is an architecture summer camp 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.
Summer programs engaging teens in Wilderness Expeditions, Service and Native Cultures since 1984. Outstanding adventures, travel and service projects in the American southwest and Costa Rica.
Teens can explore art, design, architecture, creative writing and more in a summer camp that provides an art-school setting for four weeks. Our students earn college credit during the summer and experience college life.
Discover technology in a unique environment that celebrates creativity, philanthropy, and entrepreneurship. Girls learn engineering principles, code games, design websites, model and print 3D objects, and much more.
At our summer camps teens learn Java, C++, Flash, web development, Pocket PC, game programming, digital filmmaking, virtual reality, system administration...
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s Pre-College Summer Studio--Teenagers can explore painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, video, digital photography, and more while earning college credit at summer camp.
Teens, got a passion for politics? Immerse yourself in a dynamic summer camp experience and debate all summer.
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 with an SPI summer program!
America's leading performing arts summer camp where every child or teen chooses their own individual schedule, from more than 80 activities run by certified teachers and counselor specialists.
Design Immersion Days summer camp program introduces teen students to careers in architecture and design through the exploration of how products, buildings, and environments are imagined and made.
Supported by National Endowment for the Arts, high school students spend 5-weeks at Wesleyan University. Our summer camp program offers 10 art forms, plus amazing interdisciplinary classes. All arts, all of July.
Taught by leading industry professionals and partnered with universities across the country, our summer camps give teenagers the opportunity to pursue their passions while getting a taste of life on a college campus.
Teens learn in a friendly and structured summer camp and strengthen their academic position while also taking enrichment courses.
Writer's Retreat enables teen girls to practice and hone their writing talents. Our summer camp combines specialized courses, activities, and field trips to help girls discover and use their unique voices.
Discover GW and DC! Two residential summer program enable teens to explore their academic interests and college life: a 6-week for-credit program for 11th graders or 10-day camps for grades 9-11.
The Idyllwild Arts Summer Program camp has offered teens an exciting array of performing and visual arts courses since 1950.
Teenagers who enroll in our summer camps can study art in the unique atmosphere of a college for the visual arts. On-campus housing is available.
Study the fine arts, architecture, creative writing and more at this prestigious institute's summer camps for teens.
GLA offers volunteer travel summer 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.
Dramatically improve your language learning this summer in the U.S. or Abroad with the Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy summer camps. Teens entering 8th-12th grades are fully immersed in their chosen language and see improved learning in just four weeks.
As a launching pad for teen actors who aspire to work in the Los Angeles film/TV industry, our training DURING and support AFTER summer camp is the most unique of its kind.
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.
An exciting two-week creative writing and cultural exchange summer camp for teens. Improve your writing, make international friends, live in university dorms, and have fun in the UNESCO city of literature, Iowa City.
A unique boarding school summer camp experience for teenagers from across the U.S. and the world, combining challenging academics with great athletics, performing and visual arts, and excursions across New England.
Music, Theatre, Visual Arts and Dance summer camp and travel programs in Europe and the Caribbean. Open to teen students age 14-19. Prepare for college, see the world, and improve your art!
Summer camp opportunities in theater, creative writing and visual art for teens ages 13-18. Come immerse yourself in poetry, fiction, playwriting, acting, dance, and musical theater right outside Boston!
Academic summer camp for high school teens offers Introduction to Business & Engineering, Lab Experience, and Team Project Opportunities. Also, enjoy campus life and social activities.
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.
Summer students enroll in undergrad courses, earn college credits, and live in a student dormitory to gain an inside perspective on college life.
Colorado College Pre-College Program - Teens, earn college credit during the summer as well as participating in Colorado summer camp-like activities. Find out if Colorado College and the Block Plan are right for you.
Experience college life and prep at our academic summer camps while exploring New York City with high school teens from across the country and around the world!
Phillips Academy Summer is the premier summer academic enrichment camp for high school teens, offering over 60 courses within a diverse, rigorous, and supportive day or residential environment.
LITA is a unique language immersion summer program for teens that offers a personal and small group approach to exploring Spain. LITA programs focus around a homestay and explorations off the beaten path.
Summer camp designed to provide teens with opportunities to participate in creative projects and investigations with university mentors.
Work with published writers, live on the University of Virginia campus, and join a visionary teen artist's community. At this camp, take your writing where it's never been before.
The AU Theater Institute summer camp, created for talented high school students, offers a unique blend of in-depth performing arts training, dynamic, engaging faculty, terrific facilities and lovely surroundings.
Teenage students at our summer camp 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.
At Washington University Summer camps, pre-college teenagers can get a taste of college life, live in residence halls, and make new friends from around the world.
The Game Experience introduces students to the next level of summer camps. Learn how video games are made from concept to launch from industry professionals, get behind-the-scenes access to some of the most exciting game studios in Seattle, and connect with other passionate students from around world.
YOUR VOICE MATTERS 92Y's Summer Program for High School Students Poetry + Fiction + Creative Nonfiction Visiting Faculty: Matthea Harvey + Victor LaValle + Elif Batuman Apply now! Deadline: Mon, May 23 @ 5 pm 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center 92nd Street at Lexington Avenue, NYC
Westfield State features residential summer camps for teenagers ages 14 to 17. Check out Westfield CSI or Flight Academy!
Spend summertime with Kids'NComedy. Learn to write and perform your own stand-up routines. Meet people, hear from successful comics, play improv games and cap it performing at Gotham Comedy Club. No canoeing. Ever.
Alumni of our summer theater camps have been nominated for 95 Oscars, 236 Emmys and 83 Tonys. 6-Week Intensive Programs. New York. Los Angeles.
Our summer camps accept teens entering 8-10th grade 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.
Our Career Discovery summer camp helps teens decide if a career in design is right for them and prepares them for admission to a professional degree program.
Skip summer camp - as a teenage CUA Summer College student, become immersed in college life and get a head start on your college career before you finish high school!
Been bitten by the writing bug? Teens, visit our summer camp for two weeks of literary discussion and creation.
ACA-accredited outdoor adventure camp & travel program for ages 8-18. Rock climbing, kayaking, canoeing, caving, backpacking, mountain biking & more.
An opportunity for teens to assess their talents, interests, and values. Your summer camp experience will help you clarify your options as you prepare for the college application process.
Summer art camps at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design for high school teens who are serious about building their portfolios for college admission.
Jump start your future in 4-weeks at Ringling's PreCollege. Focus your creative exploration in college-level courses that integrate fundamental studio practice with two major-specific immersions, and a robust student life.
The Jewish Museum has an annual studio arts summer camp for high schoolers, where teens will learn new approaches to painting, sculpture, videography & ceremonial arts while exploring NYC!
The best summer of your life! Join other talented high school students in this summer academic camp as you take college-credit courses with Cornell faculty and explore college and career options.
If you're looking for a summer adventure, try Hollinsummer, our residential camp for high school girls. We offer exciting programs in theatre, riding, and creative writing.
CSA offers low cost, non-profit study abroad programs worldwide. Since 1990. Programs are fully accredited and open to high school students worldwide. Popular country locations include: England, Scotland, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, China, Japan, and Vietnam. See program details on our website. Early registration is advised. Join us this summer!
Learn to code, design video games, mod Minecraft, engineer robots, model 3D characters, build websites, print 3D models, and more. Campers meet new friends, learn awesome STEM skills, and gain self-confidence.
Touch the Past. Archaeology Learning Adventures summer camp programs for teens offer a chance to experience archaeology firsthand. Have fun, make new friends, and gain experience in excavation and analysis.
If you're serious about learning a language, come to one of the nation's finest language summer camp programs, the Center for Language Studies (CLS) at beautiful Beloit College in Wisconsin.
Fun college-like academic summer courses for high school students taught by popular professors. From Harry Potter to human cadaver dissection, there's something for everyone. Evening summer camp activities included.
Campers (ages 9-16) freely explore the performing and creative arts in a supportive, non-competitive summer camp environment with professional artists and instructors.
A 6-week academic art summer camp tailored toward highly motivated teens who want to develop their visual arts skills along with college admission portfolio pieces.
Visual arts pre-college summer camp for credit for teens entering 11th and 12th grades. On Boston's beautiful North Shore.
Audition for summer programs and day camps at NYC's first and most recommended teen film and theater acting conservatory. Professional working staff and graduates (currently starring in ten TV series) attest to quality training.
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 teens.
A unique summer camp opportunity for a select group of high school teens. Rigorous, college-level coursework. Choose from biotech, nanotech, robotics, computer science, computer graphics, and engineering complex networks. Learn more!
Ahead of the Curve is a new two-week seminar-style summer camp on globalization at Michigan State University. The seminar is designed for talented high school students who have an interest in international affairs.
Teens entering their junior and senior years in high school learn about the college experience by studying for three weeks and earning college credit at the University of Miami!
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.
SEA summer academic travel camps for teens focus on the coastal and offshore marine environment around Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Our exciting Summer Academy for teens in grades 6-10 provides parents and students many different summer camps to choose from that are flexible and convenient.
This summer camp program offers 3-week summer classes to teenagers serious about art. All abilities welcome! Classes include video, photography, architecture, sculpture and zine-making
The University of the Arts Pre-College Summer Institute in Philadelphia offers intensive summer programs for high school students in art, media + design, creative writing, dance, music, music business and theater.
Discover Sarah Lawrence's unique programs. 2-week courses in 8 fields. Whatever your interests, SLC will help teens explore their passions in a supportive summer camp environment. High School courses offered in Fall and Spring too!
Summer camp workshops for teens include The USC Young Actors Workshop and The USC Summer Science Program for Girls
Atlantic Center for the Arts’ your word: Teen Creative Writing Residency summer camp program offers writers workshops and mentorship by distinguished authors in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction/memoir.
BIMA summer camp engages Jewish teens in an intensive arts program at Williams College to advance their skills in music (choral/jazz/chamber ensembles), creative writing, or painting.
Wesleyan Summer Gifted Program is the ultimate 2 week summer camp for gifted teenagers. Great campuses with academic, performing arts and sports classes. Show off your talent at the Final Program!
Explore advanced topics in programming, app development, electrical engineering, and robotics. Create an awesome portfolio, get industry insights, and gain a competitive advantage for college and future careers.
Held at Georgetown, Stanford and Princeton, the JSA Summer School camp provides teens with an advanced college curriculum, skills-based leadership activities, and interactive sessions with prominent politicians and other leaders.
An intensive academic enrichment summer camp offering rising juniors and seniors college-level coursework in international affairs and leadership training in Washington DC.
Transforming communities, environments, and students' lives through meaningful cross-cultural service adventures in the British Virgin Islands, Ecuador and the Galapagos, Costa Rica, China, Thailand, India, Peru, and Australia.
Take this opportunity to really experience college life and enhance your leadership skills at Churchill Academy's academic summer camp.
An institution in sports camping since 1968, Kutsher's Sports Academy offers the best of both worlds in camping! Learn, play and improve in the sports you love, in a fun, caring, traditional camp environment
The Young Artist Residency Program (YAR) summer camp at The Art Institute of Boston (AIB) at Lesley University offers a full schedule of summer courses and activities for college credit. Experience Boston and college life.
Work with well-known writers, earn college credit, and make friends with teens from across the country! Develop your writing style and experience life on a college campus at our summer camp. Find inspiration on the scenic Maine coast!
The Perelman School of Medicine at UPenn offers a summer medical camp for HS juniors and seniors. It’s ideal for high school teens considering a career in medicine or medical research.
A summer camp for high school students entering grades 10-12 who want to explore architecture and interior design.
Join other teenage girls at our summer camp for total immersion in through classroom activities, participatory experiments, visits to industries and contact with practicing women engineers.
For girls looking to make a meaningful and lasting impact this summer and beyond, this program is the perfect fit! Girls will create, launch and manage their own Service Learning experience!
Davidson THINK Summer Institute is a challenging, residential, academic program at the University of Nevada, Reno. Students take two university courses in three weeks and earn college credit.
Join our supportive and dynamic summer camp community of teen writers and thinkers on the beautiful campus of Chicago's national liberal arts college.
Internationally recognized for our summer camp programs in computer science, fine arts, engineering, business and the humanities. You'll find a dynamic, intense teen student body working very hard -- and playing hard, too!
Make art in Ireland during this three-week summer camp where teens study painting, drawing & photography. Live on our family farm, work in a beautiful studio, and travel the county from Dublin to the West.
Teenagers can immerse themselves in an accelerated academic summer camp 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!
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.
Summer Discovery and Discovery Internships partners with universities including UCLA, University of Michigan, University of Texas at Austin, and Penn State, to offer summer pre-college programs for middle and high school students.
The Boston College Experience is a 6-week summer program for rising high school seniors. Writers in the Making is a specially designed program for talented young writers to hone their craft by working directly with faculty from the Boston College English Department.
Join teens from around the country on an educational adventure exploring field research, natural history, and backpacking in the Greater Yellowstone/ Teton Ecosystem.
Inspired by Rosie the Riveter, this summer camp program enables teen 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".
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 at our summer camp!
The program brings together rising high school juniors and seniors to read, discuss, argue about, and fall in love with great works of modern Jewish literature. Participants study with professors, meet contemporary authors, connect with other teens, and experience a taste of college life.
Our unique summer camp offers training in techniques to develop teenage actors' Voice, Presence, and Imagination. Work with some of the world's most respected teachers and Guest Artists. 5 weeks in NYC, begins June 1.
Academic online courses designed to prepare high school teens for the demands of college-level writing.
The Summer School at Phillips Exeter Academy seeks bright, highly motivated teens to participate in five weeks of academic exploration and discovery at our summer camp.
These intensive hands-on programs for teens are taught by working artists using state-of-the-art equipment. Combine an exploration of filmmaking, photography or multimedia with a true Maine summer camp experience.
An oasis for Performing and Fine Arts. YOU design your perfect summer camp in Fine Arts, Music, Theater, Rock Bands, Dance, Circus, Magic and fun water fun and land sports.
A college-level summer camp for high-schoolers. Take a class from an Earlham professor and earn 2 college credits. Classes in Sciences, Languages, Humanities, Art and Outdoor Education
This college-preparatory summer camp engages teens in the most rigorous and rewarding study of their lives.
Four-week summer camp at UPenn. Teens can choose from courses in animation, drawing, filmmaking, photography, sculpture, graphic design, printmaking, product design, and more.
Have an unforgettable experience abroad this summer. Choose from 30+ programs worldwide - in Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Earn a community service or language certificate.
Explore advanced topics in 3D modeling and printing, video game design, programming, and level design. Create an awesome portfolio, get industry insights, and gain a competitive advantage for the future.
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 for teens!

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