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Performing Arts Programs

Check out our list of performing arts summer camps and programs. There are programs for all teens in middle school and high school, as well as opportunities specifically for girls. Subjects covered include, painting, jazz, choral, story arts, and other interdisciplinary fields. Want to strengthen your presence on stage? Write your memoir? How about learn more about fashion or creative writing? These are all potential options for summer learning with locations both in the United States and beyond. Browse our list of summer camps for your perfect camp, and be sure to check out the many scholarship opportunities offered by the programs.


American Academy of Dramatic Arts

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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ArtsAbroad Summer Programs

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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Julian Krinsky Pre-College Enrichment

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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Great Summers

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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Emerson College Summer Programs

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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Teton Science School

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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University of Dallas Summer Programs

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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Actor's Workshop

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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US Performing Arts

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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Art on the Farm at Cow House Studios

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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YUGA Leadership Camp

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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Walnut Hill School for the Arts Summer Programs

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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East Coast College Tour

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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Barnard Pre-College Program

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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Syracuse Summer College

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

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Summer Discovery & Discovery Internships

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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Cushing Academy

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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UVM/GIV Engineering Institute

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

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Global Works Travel

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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Community Service Worldwide: VISIONS Service Adventures

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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World Horizons International

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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Summer Institute for the Gifted

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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Actors Movement Studio: Summer Theater Institute

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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Yale Summer

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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New York Film Academy Summer Camp

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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Portsmouth Abbey

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

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Whale Camp at the Fundy Marine Science Institute

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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French Woods Festival

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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Sarah Lawrence College Programs For High School Students

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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Abroad Programs by SPI

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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American Leadership

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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University of the Arts Pre-College Summer Institute

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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Blue Tree creative programs for girls

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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Global Leadership Adventures

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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Alfred University Theater Institute

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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Putney School Summer Programs

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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Duke University Youth Programs

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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Travel for Teens

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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Buck's Rock Performing and Creative Arts Camp

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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ACTeen Film Acting Academy

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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Interlochen Center for the Arts

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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Hawaii Wilderness Adventure School

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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Teen Ink's NYC Summer Writing Program

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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LITA

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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