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Technology / Computers Programs

Are you a teen technology and computer lover? Our list of summer programs and camps has the perfect opportunity to get your geek on. Increase your computer skills through web design, programming, robotics, create video games, film making, and much more. Gain friends from around the world while building powerful skills in a world you love with other middle schoolers or high schoolers. Looking for computer programs specifically for girls? We found that too! Browse our list of summer camps for your perfect camp, and be sure to check out the many scholarship opportunities offered by the programs.


Michigan Engineering

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

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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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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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Oxbow Summer Art Camp

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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Architecture: Summer at Penn

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This is an architecture program for high school students offered by University of Pennsylvania School of Design. The program prepares students for college admission. Students will experience college life and create their own portfolios.

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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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iD Game Design & Development Academy

Game on! Build your gaming portfolio in 2-week, pre-college, intensive teen summer programs held at Stanford, Harvard, and others. Game design, development, 3D modeling, programming. Gaming tournaments, studio tours, and more.

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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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University of Chicago Summer

This college-preparatory program engages you in the most rigorous and rewarding study 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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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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Computer Camp

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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Public Speaking Institute

Held at Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and Tufts, the Public Speaking Institute focuses on delivery and debate skills for entering 4th-12th graders. A one-week session offers a focus on the American judicial system.

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iD Film Academy

Immerse yourself in filmmaking or photography! 2-week, pre-college, intensive summer program where teens build a portfolio, interact with professionals, and tour a studio. Held at Yale. Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Lightroom & more.

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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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Art: Summer at Penn

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Four weeks at UPenn. Choose courses in animation, drawing, filmmaking, photography, sculpture, graphic design, printmaking, product design, and more.

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Junior Statesman

Got a passion for politics? Immerse yourself in a dynamic experience and debate all summer.

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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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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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Global Scholar Summer in International Affairs

Ahead of the Curve is a new two-week seminar on globalization at Michigan State University. The seminar is designed for talented high school students who have an interest in international affairs.

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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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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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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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New York Film Academy Summer Camp

Hands-on summer camps available to teenagers 14-17 in Filmmaking, Acting, Screenwriting, Photography, Musical Theatre, Music Video, Broadcast Journalism and Game Design spanning from one-week to six-weeks.

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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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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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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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Global Works Travel

Global Works’ summer programs for teens encompass service projects, outdoor adventures, cultural exchanges and language immersion in Central and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the South Pacific.

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Northeastern University Summer Programs

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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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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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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JSA Summer School

Held at Georgetown, Stanford and Princeton, the JSA Summer School provides an advanced college curriculum, skills-based leadership activities, and interactive sessions with prominent politicians and other leaders.

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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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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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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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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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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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Emerson College Summer Programs

Explore your passion at Emerson College. Choose from filmmaking or film writing, acting, musical theatre, stage design, creative writing, journalism or political communication-social advocacy-leadership.

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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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