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Microsoft Summer Camp for Girls Grades 10-12 (DigiGirlz High Tech Camps)
This is a three to five day experience providing girls with a better understanding of what a career in technology is all about. Two essays are required. Applications are available online at www.microsoft.com/about/diversity/programs/camps.mspx. FREE!

  

DC/Local Area

American University "Discover The World Of Communication"
This American University summer program in association with Newseum and AFI offers high school students in grades 9 - 12 the opportunity to explore the world of communication through 19 noncredit classes that include such filmmaking, script writing and video production, directing and acting for the camera, photography, news writing and more.

George Washington University Summer Scholars Program
A six-week residential program for rising seniors giving them the opportunity to earn college credit, access university resources, and preview an authentic college experience. 10-day minicourses are offered to rising 10 th -12 th graders in Law & Evidence, Photojournalism, Election Politics and Biomedical Engineering. Call 202-242-6802

Georgetown University’s Summer College at Georgetown University 
Engaging courses that will help students advance their preparation for success in college. Courses include Summer College, College Prep Program, Law and Society, Journalism, Leadership and Ethics, Sports Industry Management, International Relations, and more. Students are admitted on a rolling basis; admission is competitive and early applications are encouraged. Limited partial tuition scholarships are available.

 

Maryland Leadership Workshops 2016
At MLW's week-long residential leadership camps, students experience creative and interactive workshops, hands-on leadership opportunities, and personal coaching. 

Middle School Experience in Leadership for students entering 6-8th grades in Fall 2016 (Camp week: July 17 - 23); Journey is for middle school girls entering grades 7-9 in Fall 2016 in Howard County (Camp week: July 10-16); Senior High Workshops for students entering 9-12th grades in Fall 2016 (Camp week: July 24-31); Advanced Leadership Seminar is a highly selective program for students with prior MLW or equivalent experience (Camp week: July 10-16).  For more information on these and other opportunities, click here.

Maryland Summer Centers For Gifted And Talented Students
The Maryland Summer Centers engage gifted and talented students entering grades 3-12 in unique summer programs at a number of locations across the state. Tuition varies for these one or two week residential and nonresidential programs with a focus on the arts, sciences, mathematics, technology, engineering, history, law and government, and creative writing. Financial assistance is available. 

MICA Summer 2016
offers a pre-college studio residency program in Baltimore or in Tuscany during the summer month.  For more information, click here or call 410-225-2219.

Montgomery College Youth Programs
Creative Fun for students in grades K to 12.....Summer 2016 has more than 200 exciting programs for Youth grades K-12 on Montgomery College's three campuses. Visit Montgomery County Youth Programs 

Natural Resources Careers Camp
This week long camp is designed for high school students across Maryland to explore careers and college studies in natural resources.

 

NIH Summer Research Program For High School Students
Twenty-five students will be selected for the Summer Research Program for high school students interested in careers in the Biomedical sciences. Student will work eight weeks in the summer with an assigned advisor and receive a stipend based on grade level.

Recreation Department Summer Teen Volunteer Opportunities
The Montgomery County Department of Recreation's Youth Services and Therapeutic Recreation Program is seeking teen volunteers who would like to train to become recreation leaders to provide assistance for the department's summer camp programs. Teens must be 14 years old by the start of the summer session and be able to commit for the entire session. 

 

UMBC Upward Bound Math And Science Summer Residential Program
This federally funded program is designed to introduce high school students to mathematics and science careers. All expenses for field trips, meals, and housing for the six week summer program is paid for by the U.S. Government. Students must be in 9, 10, or 11th grades with minimum 3.0 GPA and be low-income or first-generation college status. www.umbc.edu/summer

University of Maryland, College Park: Women in Engineering, E2@UMD, rising juniors and seniors. 

University of Maryland, College Park: LIFT Summer Pre-college Program
For students entering Gr. 10 - 12. For more information call 301-405-6785.

University of Maryland, College Park: LIFT Summer BRIDGE program 
For students entering college in the fall of 2013. For more information call 301-405-6785.

University of Maryland Science Immersion Program
The Summer Science Immersion Program consists of one-week sessions available during the month of July from 9:00-4:00 daily. This program is for rising high school juniors or seniors who are interested in forensic science, biomedical science and animal behavior, and Physiology.

 

University of Maryland Young Scholars Program Targets rising juniors and seniors who have a strong academic record and a desire to excel to experience college life.  

  

White House Initiative on Educational Excellence For Hispanics Internship (2016)

The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics seeks talented students to intern in Washingto, D.C.  This is an unpaid internship.  Interested students should visit their college and career center.  

Out of Area

ACTIONQuest 
Offers worldwide sailing, scuba diving, community service and marine biology camps for teens. 

 Acting Study Abroad Train, learn, and act abroad.  Choose from 88 acting study abroad programs. For more information visit

http://www.goabroad.com/study-abroad/search/acting/study-abroad-1 or call 646-845-9584

Adventures Cross-Country (ARCC)
For over 30 years ARCC has offered extraordinary service and adventure programs for teenagers in some of the world’s most spectacular locations. Visit http://www.adventurescrosscountry.com/ or call 800-767-2722
 

Alfred University 
Offers summer programs in entrepreneurial leadership, swimming, creative writing, computer engineering, theater, equestrian camp, astronomy, women’s leadership. For more information visit http://www.alfred.edu/summer/

  AIFS Summer Advantage 
Offers summer programs in China, England, France, Italy, Russia and Spain. Students can experience university life before they enroll in college. Excursions and extracurricular activities are included. http://www.summeradvantage.com/

AIU High School Diplomats 
Brings American and Japanese students together at Princeton University for a 10-day cross-cultural and educational exchange program. All current sophomores and juniors are encouraged to apply. There is no cost to the participants. Japanese is not a pre-requisite. It runs from July 27 – August 6th.

 

 

Berklee College of Music Summer Programs 
If you are in middle school, high school, college, or beyond, there are 20 summer programs for you to explore.

Boston College Summer Experience Program
Spend 6 weeks at Boston College taking college courses and earning college credit. It is open to highly motivated rising seniors with outstanding academic records. For more information call 617-552-3800.

Boston University Summer Term 
A high school honors program and a summer challenge program. The High School Honors Program offers talented rising seniors a rich environment for personal growth through academic achievement. The Summer Challenge Program is an opportunity to preview college life and course-work in a non-credit setting.

Broadreach College 
Educational summer adventures for teenagers 13-18 years old. Their academic adventure division, Broadreach Study Abroad Adventure for Middle school, High school and College Students, offers college-accredited programs in marine sciences, cultural studies and language immersion in unique destinations around the world.  Please call 888-833-1907 for more information.

The Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel
For outstanding Jewish students who are 11th graders. The program’s goal is to increase understanding and tolerance among the different Jewish denominations. It is an expense paid program in Israel followed by a fall seminar in NYC. Fellowship awards are based on merit. Visit http://www.bronfman.org/. for more information.

Brown University Pre-College Summer Program
Motivated high school students are invited to experience all facets of life on an Ivy League campus. Students can choose from either seven-week credit courses or shorter mini-courses in a wide variety of subjects.

Carleton College
A summer writing program from during the month of July for college-bound juniors with strong reading and writing skills.

Carnegie Mellon  Discover Carnegie Mellon. Are you going to be a junior or senior in high school?  If so, consider spending the summer in one of our distinct summer Pre-College programs: To learn more: call 412-268-2082 or email

undergraduate-admissions@andrew.cmu.edu 

The University of Chicago 
A wide variety of unique programs for high school students. Students may choose from an array of undergraduate courses to take for credit.

Choate Rosemary Hall Summer Program 
Offers two, four or five week residential programs. Students leave the program with better time-management and study skills.
  

Concordia Language Villages 
Offers a summer language immersion camp for students 7-18 years old.

Cornell Summer College
Two three-week, three-credit programs for talented sophomores, juniors, and seniors from around the world. Students take fascinating courses with leading Cornell faculty members. Earn college credit and experience college life. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis.

The Curie Academy 
A one-week residential program designed for high school girls who excel in math and science and want to learn more about careers in engineering. Students must have completed at least algebra II and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. For further information, contact 607-255-6403 or email DPENG@cornell.edu.

Cushing Academy 
Open to students from ages 12-18 who want to enhance their skills or advance their knowledge in a variety of programs from college prep to portfolio prep. For more information contact 978-827-7300 or email admissions@cushion.org.

The University of Delaware Summer College For current sophomores and juniors. Live the life of a college student at the center of the East Coast. Take freshman-level college courses for UD credit while living in state-of-the-art residence halls.

  Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP)
Rigorous and exciting educational opportunities to academically talented high school students. There is a Pre-College Program, Institute Programs, and a Domestic and International Field Studies Program. Early application deadline is February. Call 919-681-4182

ERVK The Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill 
A Girls’ Leadership Workshop program to educate, empower, and activate adolescent girls to become the next generation of social justice leaders. It is open to girls entering 10 th or 11 th grade in the fall. Deadline to apply is February. Call 845-229-5302

The Experiment in International Living Runs thoughtful cross-cultural summer abroad programs that empower young people to become responsible global citizens and engaged youth diplomats. For more information email experiment@worldlearning.org or call 800-345-2929.

Exeter Summer Academy
Phillips Exeter Academy offers a five week program of academic study, athletics, and exploration open to students who are entering grades 10, 11 and 12. Their "On Beyond Exeter" offers a one-week course of study in the Bahamas during August.

4 Star Camps 
At the University of Virginia and the University of Mary Washington offers programs in golf and tennis. or call 800-334-7827

Hollinsummer 
A two-week program that gives rising sophomore, junior and senior girls a taste of college life. For more information call 800-456-9595 or email huadm@hollinsedu.

  Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Robert E. Cook Honors College is a place where talented high school students from across the country come together for intensive academic exploration and a glimpse of college life. For more information visit www.iup.edu/honors/.

  International Seminar Series Service Learning in Paris 
A program of cultural immersion through community service during the month of July.

 

James Madison University - Center for Multicultural Student Services Summer Program

During the month of July, the Center for Multicultural Student Services sponsors Summer Programming aimed towards high school students.  The Female Institute and the Male Academy are two-week residential programs designed to provide an intense academic and developmental experience for rising 9th—12th grade students.
Both programs offer an array of experiences that encourage the pursuit of positive and self-directed life choices through post-secondary educational opportunities. They also provide academic, social and cultural strategies that prepare participants to enhance their academic profiles, build their levels of self-awareness and self-esteem, and broaden their potential career and life goals.

  Johnson & Wales University Career Explorations 2016
3 day summer programs for students entering their junior or senior year to explore careers in hospitality, culinary arts, and Baking/Pastry Arts. 

Julian Krinsky Academic Enrichment Camp 
An opportunity to sample the excitement and challenge of college life. There are 1, 2 and 3-week sessions for students ages 13 - 17. It is at Bryn Mawr College, U Penn, Haverford, and Princeton.

Lewis & Clark Fir Acres Workshop in Writing and Thinking 
For more information contact, www.firacres@lclark.edu

LIFEWORKS 
Global service learning for teens which combines service projects with cultural immersion, travel, and outdoor adventure.

Marist College 
A pre-college program for rising juniors and seniors. Seven institutes are scheduled for July in the fields of business, the environment, fashion, gaming, sports communication, creative writing and criminal justice. Students will earn 3 college credits.

 

University of Michigan School of Art & Design 
Two-week residential program for high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors. It will give participants a taste of college-level studio art and design and a head start on the admissions process. The program runs in the month of July 13. Application deadline is April 1.

 

Morehouse College's Summer Institute 
An on-campus program for rising high school sophomore and junior African American males during July. Open to in-state and out-of-state students, the institute replicates the college experience with an intense curriculum and enrichment activities to assist in developing academic, social, and leadership skills. Application deadline is April.

Mount Holyoke College
Take the lead program develops leadership skills in young women. It is a two-week residential program. Learn more at www.mtholyoke.edu/takethelead

 

 Northfield Mount Hermon School
Five different summer programs: College Prep for students entering grades 10-12, a Middle School Program, English as a second language, Spain Summer Abroad and New Zealand Summer Abroad.  

 

Northwestern University 
A college prep summer program for students who like academic challenges and the experience of real college. The program is six to eight weeks. Students must apply by April 1. Visit www.northwestern.edu/collegepreep or call 847-467-6703

Norwich University 
A Future Leader Camp for students interested in developing their leadership skills. Applicants must have a 2.5+GPA. Two 2 week programs.  www.norwich.edu/admissions/futureleader

Oxbridge Academic Programs 
Outstanding academic programs in Europe for top students completing grades 10-12. The program is designed to immerse students in two academic subjects or creative arts while taking advantage of the inexhaustible cultural resources of Oxford, Cambridge, Spain or Paris. www.oxbridgeprograms.com.

Oxford Royale Academy
Broadening Horizons offers 16-18 year olds exceptional academic and cultural programs on the campus of the University of Oxford. www.oxford-royale.co.uk

 St. Hugh’s College 
3 week program for high school students on the campus of the University of Oxford. Topics range from art/architecture to zoology. www.sthughs-summerschool.info

 

SummerFuel offers college prep and cultural immersion programs. Call 800-752-2250.

 

University of Pennsylvania
Programs in Leadership in the Business World (http://undergrad.wharton.upenn.edu/precollege/lbw/) Art & Architecure (www.jkcp.com) and Management & Technology (www.upenn.edu/fisher/summer/index.html)

Phillips Academy Summer Session For five weeks students study, socialize and live in a multicultural community which is ethnically, racially, geographically and economically diverse. This program is designed to foster excellence in all disciplines associated with the liberal arts tradition. For more information call 978-749-4400 or visit www.andoer.edu/summersession.

Penn Engineering
Offers intensive three-week courses in cutting-edge technology for talented high school students. For more information visit www.seas.upenn.edu/saast

RASSIAS 
Language programs abroad. Visit www.RASSIAS.com

SACI – Studio Art Centers International in Florence 
Provides a distinct academic and artistic curriculum that immerses students in Italian culture. Visit www.saci-florence.org

School of Visual Arts 
Pre-College Programs are designed for high school students who want to enhance their creative skills, develop a portfolio and earn 3 college credits over a three week session.  A limited number of need/merit-base scholarships are available. To register and for more information, go to www.sva.edu.

Smithsonian Resident Associate Program Youth Teacher Assistants
Smithsonian Associates are seeking highly motivated teenagers to assist with Summer Camp. Assistants are 15 years and older and offer support to the instructors of full or half day classes five days a week. Camp sessions are held on the Mall in the Ripley Center. Students can earn Student Service Hours.

Snow Farm
A hands-on intensive High School Summer In Art program where students can become involved in the art world and be a part of a small community of people joined by a common interest in creativity and each other. Visit www.snowfarm.org.

University of Southern California 
A four-week residential program that brings together students from across the country for a taste of college life. Choose from 20 academic seminars each offered for 3 university elective credits. Visit www.usc.edu/summer

Stanford University High School Summer College 
Open to students 16 years of age and older. Students enjoy a wide variety of cultural and social events while taking college courses. Visit www.summer.stanford.edu/

 

Summer Institute for The Gifted
A residential program for 4th through 11th graders at Amherst, Bryn Mawr, Princeton, University of Texas-Austin, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Michigan, Emory and Vassar. Brochures are available at 866-303-4744  or visit www.giftedstudy.com.

Tanglewood Institute (Boston University) 
2013 Summer Programs. Young Artists Program for students age 15-18 in orchestra, voice, wind ensemble, piano, composition and harp seminar. Tanglewood Institute offers workshops for students 15 or older in flute, oboe, clarinet, trumpet, horn, trombone, percussion, string quartet and double bass. Visit www.bu.edu/cfa/music/tanglewoor/admissions or call 1-800-643-4796.

Tuskegee University "Prefics" Summer ProgramTuskegee University invites promising graduating seniors to earn college credit this summer before going to college as a Computer Science major in the fall. The PREFICs Program (Pre-freshman Program in Computer Science) pays tuition and room and board for the summer semester. Contact Dr. Narang at 334-727-8593 for information.

Vanderbilt Summer Academy 
One-week, two-week, and three-week sessions featuring challenging courses taught in university classrooms and laboratories by Vanderbilt faculty and graduate students. Visit www.PTY.VANDERBILT.EDU

Visions Service Adventures 
Offers high school students ages 14 to 18 opportunities for ambitious service work and cross-cultural immersion at home and abroad. Visit www.isionsServiceAdventures.com or call 717-567-7313.

 

Washington University Summer Scholars 
Open to current sophomores and juniors with a B+ GPA and 1800 SAT or 180 PSAT. For more information and application materials visit www.ucollege.wustl.edu/programs/highschool or call 866-209-0691.

Weizmann Institute of Science 
An intensive program that allows students the unique opportunity to participate in the ongoing research of the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot, Israel in July.  For an application visit www.weizmann.ac.il/young/english

West Point Military Academy Leaders Academy 
This highly competitive leadership seminar provides outstanding H.S. juniors the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the academic, physical and leadership programs at a service academy. Only 800 students will be invited nationwide who meet these guidelines: top fifth of their high school class; pursuing a college prep curriculum; strong PSAT scores; demonstrated leadership potential (e.g. elected to office, extracurricular & organized athletic activities). Students will be accepted through a rolling admissions process, but the application must be received prior to April 1st.

William Paterson University 
Academically enriching and fun experiences for middle and high school students. For more information visit www.wpunj.edu/cpe/Youth

Windsor Mountain Student Travel 
Focuses on creating learning experiences that use the world as a classroom. They help students discover the skills they need to carry personal missions forward as they become responsible global citizens. Visit www.WindsorMountain.org

Wolfeboro 
Summer boarding school.  For more information visit www.wolfeboro.org

WPI frontiers 
A summer program for soon-to-be-juniors and seniors.  For more information visit www.wpi.edu/+frontiers

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