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

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 nine TV series) attest to quality training.

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

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

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AIDemocracy Global Scholar(opens in a new window)

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

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Michigan Engineering(opens in a new window)

At our summer camps teens learn Java, C++, Flash, web development, Pocket PC, game programming, digital filmmaking, virtual reality, system administration...

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Westfield State(opens in a new window)

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

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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 summer camp offers teens a focus on the American judicial system.

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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 summer program experience.

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

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!

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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 academic summer camp lets teenagers begin their college journeys early.

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

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

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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 in this summer academic program as you take college-credit courses with Cornell faculty and explore college and career options.

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Design at Harvard(opens in a new window)

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

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Young Actors Camp Hollywood(opens in a new window)

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.

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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 with an SPI summer program!

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Ocean Studies/Acadia(opens in a new window)

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

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

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!

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Crow Canyon Archeological Center(opens in a new window)

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

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Teton Science School(opens in a new window)

Join teens 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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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 teens explore their passions in a supportive summer camp environment. High School courses offered in Fall and Spring too!

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Washington University Summer(opens in a new window)

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.

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

Four-week summer program at UPenn. Teens can choose from courses in animation, drawing, filmmaking, photography, sculpture, graphic design, printmaking, product design, and more.

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Yale Summer(opens in a new window)

Our academic summer camp program seeks exceptionally promising teen students of all backgrounds and educates them to develop their intellectual, moral, civic and creative capacities to the fullest.

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

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

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

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!

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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 summer courses and activities for college credit. Experience Boston and college life.

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

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

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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 teens, grades 6th-12th, who love literature and ideas.

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Augustana Summer Academy(opens in a new window)

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 activities included.

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Tufts Summer Study(opens in a new window)

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.

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

This dynamic overnight summer camp will expand teens' identities as writers through intensive workshop experiences.

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

A residential, pre-college academic summer camp engaging teens rising into their junior and senior years in substantive discussions of remarkable works. 5 sessions, 2 campuses, 1 inspired intellectual adventure!

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

This four-week intensive summer camp provides teens in high school 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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Computer Camp(opens in a new window)

Our summer Computer Camps held at Stanford and UC Berkeley will definitely challenge students’ creativity and technology skills! Students entering grades 4-12 may choose a focus of Web Design or Java Programming.

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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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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. Our summer program offers 10 art forms, plus amazing interdisciplinary classes. All arts, all of July.

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

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

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

At Yale University, Wellesley College, and St. Mark’s School, make teen 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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Cushing Academy(opens in a new window)

A unique boarding school summer program 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.

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Catholic University Summer(opens in a new window)

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!

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UMass Amherst Summer College(opens in a new window)

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

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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 camp in Fine Arts, Music, Theater, Rock Bands, Dance, Circus, Magic and fun water fun and land sports.

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

This is an architecture summer 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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Global Scholar Summer in International Affairs(opens in a new window)

Ahead of the Curve is a new two-week seminar-style summer program 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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Barnard Pre-College Program(opens in a new window)

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

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Lifeworks International(opens in a new window)

Incredible community service adventure travel 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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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 summer camp sessions for ages 12 to 17.

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

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

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Hotchkiss Summer Portals(opens in a new window)

Our summer programs 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.

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University of Maryland(opens in a new window)

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

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

Teens can explore art, design, architecture, creative writing and more in an art-school setting for four weeks while earning college credit during the summer and experiencing college life.

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Maine Media Workshops(opens in a new window)

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.

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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 summer camp sessions for teens beginning in June and July.

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ActionQuest(opens in a new window)

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

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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 teens considering a career in medicine or medical research.

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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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YUGA Leadership Camp(opens in a new window)

Attend YUGA Leadership Camp and meet teens 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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JSA Summer School(opens in a new window)

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

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UNE Early College Programs(opens in a new window)

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!

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NYU Precollege Summer Program(opens in a new window)

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.

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Carnegie Mellon PreCollege(opens in a new window)

Internationally recognized for our summer 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!

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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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Deer Hill Expeditions(opens in a new window)

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.

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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--Teenagers can explore painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, video, digital photography, and more while earning college credit at summer camp.

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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 Summer Science and Engineering, Women’s Writing Workshop, Discovering Women’s History, Field Studies for Sustainable Futures, or College Admission Workshop. Financial aid is available!

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Alfred University Theater Institute(opens in a new window)

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.

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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). Teens explore architecture, urban design and sustainable city planning through a series of lectures, field trips and design studios.

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French Woods Festival(opens in a new window)

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.

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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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Idyllwild Arts(opens in a new window)

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

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

Start solving the world’s sustainability issues at summer camp! Teens empower themselves with knowledge through fun hands-on engineering projects and tours.

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

Discover GW and DC! Two residential summer programs enable teens to explore their 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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LITA(opens in a new window)

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.

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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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Northeastern University Summer Programs(opens in a new window)

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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Junior Statesman(opens in a new window)

Teens, got a passion for politics? Immerse yourself in a dynamic summer camp experience and debate all summer.

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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 teens.

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

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.

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

Inspired by Rosie the Riveter, this summer 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”.

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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 summer 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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College Admission Prep Camps(opens in a new window)

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

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Sewanee Young Writers(opens in a new window)

Been bitten by the writing bug? Teens, visit our summer camp for two weeks of literary discussion and creation.

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Portsmouth Abbey(opens in a new window)

Teens learn in a friendly and structured summer camp and strengthen their academic position while also taking enrichment courses.

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

Summer camp designed to provide teens with opportunities to participate in creative projects and investigations with university mentors.

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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 summer program offers writers workshops and mentorship by distinguished authors in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction/memoir.

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Putney School Summer Programs(opens in a new window)

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.

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Syracuse Summer College(opens in a new window)

This 6-week academic summer camp allows high school teens to study, explore career interests and earn college credit.

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

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.

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Parsons Summer Programs(opens in a new window)

This summer, teens from around the world will come to summer camps at 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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American Leadership(opens in a new window)

NETC American Leadership summer 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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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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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 programs, internships, and middle-school summer camps.

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

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

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Lone Star Scholars Academy(opens in a new window)

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

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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 at our summer camp!

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University of Chicago Summer(opens in a new window)

This college-preparatory summer camp engages teens in the most rigorous and rewarding study of their lives.

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

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

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

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

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8 Keys SuperCamp(opens in a new window)

This academic camp program helps teens 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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UCSD Writing Online(opens in a new window)

Academic online courses designed to prepare high school teens for the demands of college-level writing.

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Prep Camp Excel(opens in a new window)

Held at UC Berkeley, and UCLA, this academic summer camp has entering 9th-10th grade teenagers 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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ArtsAbroad Summer Programs(opens in a new window)

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!

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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 for teens!

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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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Cranbrook Summer Art Institute(opens in a new window)

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

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ColoradoCollege Summer(opens in a new window)

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

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

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.

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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 summer program designed for teen girls entering grades 7-11 helps improve Spanish language skills.

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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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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 summer camps for high school teens in art, media + design, creative writing, dance, music, and theater.

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Montserrat College of Art(opens in a new window)

Visual arts pre-college summer camp for credit for teens entering 11th and 12th grades. On Boston’s beautiful North Shore.

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Actor's Workshop(opens in a new window)

Held at Stanford, this studio acting summer camp program is designed for teens 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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Hawaii Wilderness Adventure School(opens in a new window)

Ready for travel and adventure? At a summer camp with a focus on education, culture, service and leadership, teens earn high school credit while enjoying the best of Hawaii’s outdoors.

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Between the Lines(opens in a new window)

An exciting two-week creative writing and cultural exchange summer program for teens. 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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Duke University Youth Programs(opens in a new window)

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

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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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Beloit Summer Language(opens in a new window)

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

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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 teens to participate in five weeks of academic exploration and discovery at our summer camp.

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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 summer camps give teenagers the opportunity to pursue their passions while getting a taste of life on a college campus.

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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 teen artist’s community. At this camp, take your writing where it’s never been before.

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Global Leadership Adventures(opens in a new window)

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.

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Emerson College Summer Programs(opens in a new window)

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

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

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!

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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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Great Summers(opens in a new window)

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

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Creative Writing Institute(opens in a new window)

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

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

This summer program offers unique “District” and “Pirate” themes that teen 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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Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design(opens in a new window)

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

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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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SEA Education(opens in a new window)

SEA summer academic travel camps for teens focus on the coastal and offshore marine environment around Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

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UDayton Women in Engineering(opens in a new window)

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.

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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 summer camps. Teens entering 8th-12th grades are fully immersed in their chosen language and see improved learning in just four weeks.

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Pratt Summer(opens in a new window)

Study the fine arts, architecture, creative writing and more at this prestigious institute's summer camps for teens.

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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 summer camp environment with professional artists and instructors.

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

Alumni of our summer theater program have been nominated for 95 Oscars, 236 Emmys and 83 Tonys. 6-Week Intensive Programs. New York. Los Angeles.

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

A two-week intensive creative writing summer camp in NYC for teen 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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Video Production Camp(opens in a new window)

In our summer camps held at Stanford and UC Berkeley, teen 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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UNE Early College Creative Writing Program(opens in a new window)

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!

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Oxbow Summer Art Camp(opens in a new window)

NO LANYARDS MADE HERE! Teens 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 to attend our summer camp. Ages 14-16.

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

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.

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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 at Churchill Academy's summer program.

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

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!

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

Teens, experience college life, pursue new academic challenges and earn college credit at our summer camps. Take a two-week seminar or choose from a variety of three- to eight-week courses.

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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 summer program at UC Berkeley gives teens an excellent idea of what college life will be like!

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A+ Summer Program(opens in a new window)

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

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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 teen writers finishing 10th, 11th, or 12th grade. At our summer camp, write new work, revise work-in-progress, and gain insight into the creative process.

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

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

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iD Tech Camps(opens in a new window)

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

The Emory Pre-College summer 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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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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Penn Summer: University of Pennsylvania(opens in a new window)

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

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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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USC Summer Programs(opens in a new window)

Summer camp workshops for teens include The USC Young Actors Workshop and The USC Summer Science Program for Girls

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