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Teen Ink Summer Program (including Creative Writing) and Camp Guide for Teens
Our list of summer programs and camps has something for every teenager - especially for those looking for Creative Writing Programs. Explore, comment, or write a review on the great opportunities available on college campuses, nationwide, and overseas.
If you have attended one of our listed programs, please take a second to add a comment about your experience below. You can also write a longer review of any summer program, trip, or activity.
Featured Summer Programs
Your community. Your space. 92NY classes are for YOU — with a focus on self-expression, creativity, and real-world experience. You’ll join a community of NYC teens and get to work with talented instructors and real working artists.
Adelphi University’s Pre-College courses provide a hands-on opportunity to engage in college learning while still in high school. Developing academic, personal and professional skill sets, these courses will provide opportunities for students to gain three transferable college cr...
Entering its second decade, Boston University’s Summer Journalism Academy offers a unique, hands-on experience for high school students interested in learning journalism, writing or photography from working reporters – either on campus or online – and applying those skills immedi...
If you have a passion for a certain subject and would like to explore it before college, here is your chance. The Brandeis Precollege Online Program offers courses, designed for high school students ages 13 and up.
Do you hear the people sing? This summer, come join the rebellion and be a part of "Les Miserables" at BYU’s Broadway Bootcamp!
Exceptional faculty from BYU's Department of Dance, along with world-renowned guest instructors, direct and teach our BYU Dance Camps.
Improve your musical skills with other young musicians from across the country in this six-day musical program!
BYU Musicians’ Institute and BYU Choral and Vocal Institute are for elite musicians ages 14–18 who want to improve their musicianship through a highly focused and rewarding chamber music, masterclass, and private instruction experience with members of BYU’s acclaimed School of Mu...
Do you love crackin’ jokes and making new friends? Join us this summer to learn how to write and perform amazing sketches at BYU’s Sketch Comedy Workshop!
Excited about STEM? Ready to take your STEM learning to the next level? Come join us at BYU for a hands-on, immersive week of STEM projects and fun!
Come spend the week with locally and nationally accredited authors, receive instruction and work directly with University English department faculty, and meet other young, aspiring writers such as yourself.
Come spend a week with top entrepreneurs learning the nuts and bolts of what it takes to actually start a business. This camp is for innovators!
At California College of the Arts’ Pre-College Program, you’ll join a diverse group of creative thinkers and makers who share your passion for art and design. You’ll take studio-focused, college-level courses to help make concepts and ideas into portfolio-ready pieces while earni...
Are you a rising junior or senior looking for an opportunity to develop your artistic, design or writing skills? Carnegie Mellon’s Pre-College Programs is the place to do it!
For nearly 200 years, Case Western Reserve University has prepared ambitious students for their futures—in that spirit, we offer our pre-college online courses, designed for high school students ages 13 and up.
Our Center for Global Youth Leadership offers two sessions of collaborative work and attracts innovative youth minds worldwide. Student cohorts bring their ideas, spirit, and energy to turn their unique perspectives into meaningful solutions for the challenges that face our commu...
Join us for our 2nd-8th grade online arts camp in July, taught by Chicago’s best professional working artists! Younger children get a sampling of Theater, Visual Arts, and Dance, while middle schoolers dedicate all day to one specific program. Check it out!
Whether you are just thinking about what you’ll take in school, already majoring in business, or starting on your professional path, this program helps you discover the business area that’s right for you.
Rated a Top 50 “Best Pre-College Summer Program” by Value Colleges (2021). The Summer Pre-College Program at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey offers motivated students in grades 9 to 12 the opportunity to get a jump-start on earning college credits through engaging,...
As an individual with unique talents, dreams and passions, you deserve the opportunity to develop and refine what makes you you. Georgetown University now offers pre-college online courses for high school students ages 13 and older.
Georgetown’s Hoya Summer High School Sessions offers an immersive learning experience that prepares you with the tools needed for college success.
Providing an artistic and educational experience like nowhere else, Interlochen Arts Academy offers students the chance to work, study and live in an international community of artists. Students receive supportive attention and dozens of performance, gallery and presentation oppo...
Make progress on your creative writing projects this summer with Juniper Young Writers Online! Produce new writing, explore different genres, and learn revision strategies in craft sessions, workshops, and one-on-one meetings with creative writing instructors.
Join us this summer to build your writing skills and unleash your creativity in a fun and unique environment of like-minded peers with a passion for writing. Our Young Writers Camp also offers traditional camp experiences like rock climbing, open mic night, campfires, and more!
Want to delve into the world of fashion before you decide what you’ll study in college? Parsons Paris has created online courses for students 13 and up to introduce you to this vibrant field.
Summer at the University of Pennsylvania delivers the challenge of an Ivy League curriculum to talented high school students seeking a pre-collegiate academic experience. Students explore dynamic subjects, engage with leading faculty, and build intellectual connections during acc...
Rice is a community of curious thinkers, passionate dreamers and energetic doers who believe that improving the world demands more than bold thought and brave action. It takes unconventional wisdom. Our goal in creating Rice University's Precollege Online Program is to provide an...
The Rochester Pre-College Online Program offers courses designed for high school students ages 13 and up. The program is available year-round, and the online format lets you study anywhere, anytime, at your own pace.
APPLICATIONS OPEN — Are you a creative writer looking for a summer opportunity? Consider participating in our two-week Creative Writing Program on campus at Smith College. Students in this program learn a powerful approach to eliminate writer’s block and gain access to full cr...
Syracuse University Office of Pre-College Programs has been providing high school students with the opportunity to explore college majors and careers in its renowned pre-college programs. Students not only learn what it’s like to be a college student, they make new like-minded fr...
The Common Young Writers Program welcomes students to join us virtually for two weeks dedicated to the craft of writing fiction. Students will learn the building blocks of fiction (scene, character, plot, image) and be guided through the process of writing their own short stories...
The Online Immersion Program, designed for high school students ages 13 and up, offers exciting topics, covered in-depth, through online coursework led by Wake Forest University professors.
Our Pre-College Online Program is designed for high school students ages 13 and up, and offers a range of compelling topics, covered in-depth, through online coursework led by William & Mary professors.
For over 40 years, WPI’s pre-college summer programs have prepared high school students of all ages for the rigor, discipline, and knowledge necessary for a highly selective STEM-based undergraduate education.
Open to teens ages 13-19, Write the World's poetry programs and virtual summer camps invite writers to explore new genres, connect with peers across the globe, and learn from celebrated authors, editors, and educators as they work to share their writing with the world.