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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.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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