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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.


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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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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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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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 summer camp sessions for ages 12 to 17.

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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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Maine Media Workshops(opens in a new window)

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

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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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8 Keys SuperCamp(opens in a new window)

This academic camp program helps teens 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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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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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 summer camps for high school teens in art, media + design, creative writing, dance, music, and theater.

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Michigan Engineering(opens in a new window)

At our summer camps teens learn Java, C++, Flash, web development, Pocket PC, game programming, digital filmmaking, virtual reality, system administration...

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Computer Camp(opens in a new window)

Our summer Computer Camps held at Stanford and UC Berkeley will definitely challenge students’ creativity and technology skills! Students entering grades 4-12 may choose a focus of Web Design or Java Programming.

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Oxbow Summer Art Camp(opens in a new window)

NO LANYARDS MADE HERE! Teens 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 to attend our summer camp. Ages 14-16.

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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 summer camp environment with professional artists and instructors.

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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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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--Teenagers can explore painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, video, digital photography, and more while earning college credit at summer camp.

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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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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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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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Deer Hill Expeditions(opens in a new window)

Summer programs engaging teens in Wilderness Expeditions, Service and Native Cultures since 1984. Outstanding adventures, travel and service projects in the American southwest and Costa Rica.

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

This four-week intensive summer camp provides teens in high school 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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Video Production Camp(opens in a new window)

In our summer camps held at Stanford and UC Berkeley, teen 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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French Woods Festival(opens in a new window)

America’s leading performing arts summer camp where every child or teen chooses their own individual schedule, from more than 80 activities run by certified teachers and counselor specialists.

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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 teens to participate in five weeks of academic exploration and discovery at our summer camp.

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

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

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Northeastern University Summer Programs(opens in a new window)

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

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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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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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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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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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