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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.

 

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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George Washington Univ. Pre-College Program(opens in a new window)

Discover GW and DC! Two residential summer program enable teens to explore their academic interests and college life: a 6-week for-credit program for 11th graders or 10-day camps for grades 9-11.

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New York Film Academy Summer Camp(opens in a new window)

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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Global Scholar Summer in International Affairs(opens in a new window)

Ahead of the Curve is a new two-week seminar-style summer camp 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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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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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 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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Challenge Program at Saint Vincent College(opens in a new window)

This summer camp offers unique “District” and “Pirate” themes that teen 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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Public Speaking Institute(opens in a new window)

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 summer camp offers teens a focus on the American judicial system.

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Augustana Summer Academy(opens in a new window)

Fun college-like academic summer courses for high school students taught by popular professors. From Harry Potter to human cadaver dissection, there’s something for everyone. Evening summer camp activities included.

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Phillips Academy Summer Session, Andover(opens in a new window)

Phillips Academy Summer is the premier summer academic enrichment camp for high school teens, offering over 60 courses within a diverse, rigorous, and supportive day or residential environment.

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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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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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ColoradoCollege Summer(opens in a new window)

Colorado College Pre-College Program - Teens, earn college credit during the summer as well as participating in Colorado summer camp-like activities. Find out if Colorado College and the Block Plan are right for you.

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JSA Summer School(opens in a new window)

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

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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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Global Works Travel(opens in a new window)

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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