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Teen Ink Summer Program and Camp Guide for Teens


Sports / Boating / Riding Programs

Our list of summer programs and camps includes many options for combining learning with activity. The list of sports, boating, and riding options give you the perfect combination of both worlds. Stretch your creative brain through writing, performing, working with computers, creating video games, programming, or even building robots. While at the same time explore the wilderness, zip line, surf, or go on a outdoor adventure. These programs offer opportunities designed for all teens in middle school and high school with a selection designed specifically for girls. Browse our list of summer camps for your perfect camp, and be sure to check out the many scholarship opportunities offered by the programs.


Northeastern University Summer Programs(opens in a new window)

Northeastern’s Summer Programs include credit and noncredit options designed to prepare rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors for the academic, social, and campus experiences of college.

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Computer Camp(opens in a new window)

Held at Stanford and UC Berkeley, our Computer Camp students’ creativity and technology skills will definitely be challenged! Students entering grades 4-12 may choose a focus of Web Design or Java Programming.

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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 sessions for ages 12 to 17.

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Michigan Engineering(opens in a new window)

Learn Java, C++, Flash, web development, Pocket PC, game programming, digital filmmaking, virtual reality, system administration...

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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 students to participate in five weeks of academic exploration and discovery.

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Video Production Camp(opens in a new window)

Held at Stanford and UC Berkeley, our future 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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Deer Hill Expeditions(opens in a new window)

Engaging young people in Wilderness Expeditions, Service and Native Cultures since 1984. Outstanding adventures and service projects in the American southwest and Costa Rica.

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Oxbow Summer Art Camp(opens in a new window)

NO LANYARDS MADE HERE! 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. Ages 14-16.

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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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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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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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French Woods Festival(opens in a new window)

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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Omega Teen Camp(opens in a new window)

Omega Teen Camp is an exciting summer program designed to provide teenagers, ages 13-17, with dynamic experiences to strengthen self-esteem, develop lasting friendships, and have the time of their lives.

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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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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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Maine Media Workshops(opens in a new window)

These intensive hands-on programs are taught by working artists using state-of-the-art equipment. Combine an exploration of filmmaking, photography or multimedia with a true summer Maine experience.

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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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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 environment with professional artists and instructors.

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8 Keys SuperCamp(opens in a new window)

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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 programs for high school students in art, media + design, creative writing, dance, music, and theater.

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

This four-week intensive provides HS students 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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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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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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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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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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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--Explore painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, video, digital photography, and more while earning college credit.

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