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Teen Ink Summer Program and Camp Guide for Teens


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

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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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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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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Earlham Explore-A-College

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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Crow Canyon Archeological Center

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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UMass Amherst Summer College

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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College of Saint Rose Summer Academy

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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Johns-Hopkins Pre-College

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

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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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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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Augustana Summer Academy

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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Smith College

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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UNE Early College Programs

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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Cornell University Summer College

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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Tufts Summer Study

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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Penn Medicine Summer Program

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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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Ocean Studies/Acadia

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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Carnegie Mellon PreCollege

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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Emory Pre-College Program

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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SEA Education

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

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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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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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University of Maryland

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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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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Phillips Academy Summer Session, Andover

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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Penn Engineering: Academy in Applied Science and Technology

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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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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Management & Technology Summer Institute

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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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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Catholic University Summer

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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George Washington Univ. Pre-College Program

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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Harvard Summer School

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

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UDayton Women in Engineering

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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ColoradoCollege Summer

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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Penn Summer: University of Pennsylvania

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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USC Summer Programs

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

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Washington University Summer

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

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iD Programming Academy

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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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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Northwestern University College Prep Program

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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EXPLO: Exploration Summer Programs

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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Challenge Program at Saint Vincent College

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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Hotchkiss Summer Portals

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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embARC at UC Berkeley

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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University of Miami Summer Scholar

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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ActionQuest

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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University of Chicago Summer

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

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Georgetown Summer High School - Medical Institute

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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Westfield State

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

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