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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.


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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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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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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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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Kutsher's Sports Academy(opens in a new window)

An institution in sports camping since 1968, Kutsher’s Sports Academy offers the best of both worlds in camping! Learn, play and improve in the sports you love, in a fun, caring, traditional camp environment

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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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Carnegie Mellon PreCollege(opens in a new window)

Internationally recognized for our summer camp 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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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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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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French Woods Sports & Arts Center(opens in a new window)

French Woods Sports and Arts Center is one of a dozen coed sleep-away camps in the USA that are specifically for teenagers. Campers ages 12-17 have the option of an affordable 2, 4, 6, 8, or 10 week session. Our Campers come from all over the USA and abroad with a variety of interests. Our fully elective program offers tremendous choice and flexibility.

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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 camps to choose from that are flexible and convenient.

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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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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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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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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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Hollinsummer(opens in a new window)

If you're looking for a summer adventure, try Hollinsummer, our residential camp for high school girls. We offer exciting programs in theatre, riding, and creative writing.

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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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