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Science / Math Programs

Are you a math geek or science nerd? How about a lover of the environment or robots? Our list of science and math summer camps and programs as something for every teenager. Study abroad or nationally, on a college campus, or on the go while traveling the world. The options are many including marine biology, computer science, writing, engineering, archaeology, leadership, medicine, nano tech, computer graphics, and environmental sustainability. There are even programs created specifically for girls as well as many scholarship opportunities for all middle schoolers and high schoolers. Browse our list of summer camps for your perfect camp, and be sure to check out the many scholarship opportunities offered by the programs.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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SEA Education(opens in a new window)

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

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