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Summer Programs

Summer of 2017 Programs

University of Dayton

Summer Honors Engineering Camp

Students will explore each area of engineering through hands-on activities.  They will design and build robots in a weeklong team project, solve real-world engineering problems, investigate career options and network with practicing engineers.

Women in Engineering Summer Camp

Students learn how engineers creatively use knowledge and technology to improve the lives of others.  The will conduct experiments, use their creativity to solve practical problems, create remarkable inventions and have the opportunity to network with female professionals in the industry.

More information:  udayton.edu/engineering

Emerson College

Arts and Communication Pre-College Programs for High School Students:

One Week Summer Institute

Communication Disorders

Three Week Summer Institute


Political Communication, Advocacy, and Leadership

Five Week Studio Programs

Filmmakers Studio, Acting Studio, Musical Theatre Studio, Stage Design Studio, Creative Writers Worshop


Crime Investigation Camp - Criminal Justice/Forensic Science/Digital Forensic Science

Defiance College Campus

A three-day Mock Crime Investigation Camp for 9-11 grades (entering grades 10-12 in Fall) presented by the Criminal Justice/Forensic Science/Digital Forensic Science programs of Defiance College.  This camp will introduce students to crime scene investigations and forensics through an interactive  and hands-on criminal mystery.  Students will learn how to search for and collect physical evidence such as fingerprints, shoe prints, and DNA; collect and analyze digital evidence from computers and cell phones; photograph and document a crime scene; interview suspects; and pull it all together to solve the crime.  This exciting experience will show the young detectives what really happens “behind the scenes” of popular television shows.  

Price $200 ($250 after April 1, $300 after June 1) includes meals, snacks, supplies and overnight lodging.
Dr. Alyson Laframboise, Assistant Professor of Biology

alaframboise@defiance.edu 419-783-2494
website: www.defiance.edu/got-clue/

Arts and Sciences Summer in Chicago

Hone your critical thinking skills from a multidisciplinary perspective.  Explore the complex relationships between individuals and the natural world throughout history in a dynamic, team-taught course on the University of Chicago campus with field visits to cultural sites in Chicago.  Apply today at summer.uchicago.edu 

Beacon College

Summer for Success

A 3-week College Immersion Experience for High School Juniors & Seniors
You will live and learn with fellow students from across the country and around the world.  You will experience the best that Florida can offer through field trips and weekend excursions from the Kennedy Space Center to Universal Studios.

To learn more about summer course offerings and how to apply, call toll free 855-220-5376 or visit: BeaconCollege.edu/summer

Furman Summer Scholars

If you want to do something really incredible with your summer, be a part of Summer Scholars.  You can get a taste of college life, live on campus and participate in classes let by some of Furman’s favorite professors.  Challenge your mind, make new friends, and have fun while taking part in lectures, discussions, debates, laboratory research, field trips, group and individual projects, and so much more!

Two Sessions
One week session:  $1,200
Two week session:  $2,200 ($200 savings)

For course information and to register, visit furman.edu/summerscholars

NYU Summer Program

Precollege Summer Program offers high school students the opportunity to experience NYU by spending six weeks living and learning in our community.  In addition to focusing on academics in the classroom, students develop critical college-level writing skills, prepare for the college admissions process, and explore New York City’s endless cultural opportunities.

Summer Program.
Deadline - apply by April 1

For more details visit nyu.edu/precollege

Washington University in St. Louis

Middle and High School Summer Experiences.  “Continue on your path of Academic Success!”  Visit our website on these experiences @ summerexperiences.wustl.edu

Otis College of Art & Design
Summer of Art College Preparation Program
Various Programs available in Fashion, Sudio Art, and Specialization courses in Toy Design, Illustration, Digital Media… more.
Check it out online:  www.otis.edu/soa

Miami University Summer Scholars Program
Spend two weeks this summer at one of the nation’s top universities!

DesignWorks Summer Academy
True to Ball State University’s commitment to experiential learning, the DesignWorks Summer Academy offers a hands-on immersion into the exciting world of environmental design and problem solving with fun and creative activities led by College of Architecture and Planning faculty.  The academy’s format bears similarities to the college’s First Year Program for new freshman - a sampling of our various disciplines, conducted in the same design studios that college students use.
Work with experienced faculty on creative projects
Live in Ball State’s Residence Halls
Engage in intense design studio experiences, modeled after professional firms
Learn more and fill out an application online. Deadline to register is June 1.

Apply now for The Bronfman Fellowships Summer Opportunity
The Bronfman Fellowship is an exciting academic experience for promising high school juniors who identify as Jewish.  The merit-based Fellowship includes an all expense paid summer trip to Israel where high level discussions and learning take place in a community of inspiring peers.  Visit our parent and educator resource center at Bronfman.org

Make this the summer to write: 
Denison University is hosting an 8-day residential program in creative writing (Reynolds Young Writers Workshop) for current sophomores, juniors and seniors.  Information at: reynolds.denison.edu

Washington University in St. Louis High School Summer Experience
Summer Institutes explore careers and majors in medicine, writing, archaeology, engineering, research, leadership and more. Information at summerexperiences.wustl.edu

St. John's College Summer Academy
This summer academy is an authentic, hands-on introduction to the liberal arts and helps illuminate the possibilities that exist in higher education.  For more information and the summer dates visit www.sjc.edu

Maryland Institute College of Art Pre-College Studio Residency Program
Prepare this summer at MICA to create great ART and prepare for college!  Learn more at www.mica.edu/precollege

The Ohio State University
Summer Opportunity- The Incredible Power of an Accounting Degree
This will be held on the main campus of The Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business in Columbus.  Imagine having valuable skills that allow you to work virtually anywhere you want...a technology start-up company...a Fortune 500 company...a pro sports team...a charity...a hospital...a university...or even your own business.  That is the incredible powr of an accounting degree.
Students selected for this summer opportunity may receive free room and board, materials, tours and mentoring. Candidates must complete an application, obtain one personal reference letter, write a 200-word essay and submit official high school transcripts.  Students may apply online at www.FutureCPA.com.  Apply today!

George Washington Summer Programs
Summer Immersion
Make the Nation's Capital your Classroom

Chevron’s Frontiers of Energy Resources Summer Program 2015

Gettysburg College
Camp Psych - Students will learn about psychology and conduct research during this fun, challenging, and engaging introduction to the field.
Government Leadership Camp - Students pursue interests in American government, refine their leadership skills, and explore their drive to make a difference.
Writing Camp - Students will write and receive feedback during this in-depth introduction to all four genres of creative writing: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and writing for stage and screen.
Civil War Institute Summer Conference High School Student Scholarship Program - Scholarship recipients will join conference sessions (including small group discussions, battlefield tours, panels, and more), interact with noted historians, and are provided special programming geared toward high school students.

Pratt Residential Summer Pre-College Program

Stanford Summer Humanities Institute

Allegheny College Creek Camp

VCUarts Summer Intensive Residency Program

Oberlin College - Foresight Prep

Pre-College Summer Program for High School Students
at the University of Southern California

The Detectives of Defiance: Got Clue? Camp

The New School summer programs

Boston University - offering AIM: Introduction to Medicine in partnership with the Department of Medical Sciences & Education.  The pre-medical program provides students with a broad introduction to the medical field.  In the mornings, students attend seminars that focus on Anatomy & Physiology, Infectious Diseases, and Contemporary Issues in Medicine.  In the afternoons, students engage in hands-on learning activities, including simulation labs, workshops with different medical professionals and laboratory investigations. Learn more at bu.edu/summer/highschool or call 617/353-1378.

Berklee College of Music - Summer Program - A World of Music - Several camps being offered all summer from Business of Music, Music Production Workshop to Musical Theater.  For more information, dates and programs visit berklee.edu/summer

FIDM Summer Program - Your Career in Fashion begins at FIDM.  3 Days of Fashion for $300. We are offering hands on workshops:  Practice fashion draping, learn fashion sketching, draw new shoe designs and discover the art of trend spotting. Space is limited.  For more information go to: FIDM.edu/go/Parents

Career Summer Camp at SeaWorld Orlando is a great place to start.  You can explore your interest in working with animals by taking part in a career camp at SeaWorld Orlando and get hands-on experience in a variety of animal related careers.  Visit SeaWorldOrlando.com/Education to learn more.

Cleveland Institute of Art
Pre-College Summer Program
Spend two weeks experiencing life as an art + design student.  Sharpen your artistic skills.  Experiment with new media.  Build your portfolio and focus on your art at the Cleveland Institute of Art. cia.edu/precollege

Pharmacy Summer Camp
The University of Toledo.
Apply online at toledo.edu/pharmacy

Buckeye Vet Prep Camp


Blueprint pre-college Summer Programs prepares students for college.  

Contact: Chief Enrollment Officer - Justin Laman @ 202-747-3277



The Marist Summer Pre-College Programs provide rising high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to take a course in a field they are passionate about while getting a taste of college life.  The Summer Pre-College is a wonderful opportunity for students to get a head start in college by earning credit and living at Marist’s campuses in Poughkeepsie, NY and/or Florence, Italy.  We are now accepting applications, but space is limited.

New York Session I:  June 25, - July 8, 2017

Business, Film & TV Production, Criminal Justice, Game Design, Fashion Design I, Sports Communication, Fashion Merchandising I, Theatre

New York Session II:  July 9 - July 22, 2017

Creative Writing, Fashion Merchandising II, Entrepreneurship, Military History, Environmental Science, Pre-Law, Fashion Design II, Psychology

Florence, Italy Session:  July 9 - July 22, 2017

Fashion, Interior Design, Italian, Marketing & Communications, Studio Art


Kettering University Pre-College Programs

LITE - Lives Improve Through Engineering  -  is a two-week residential program. The program introduces girls who will complete the 11th grade by July 1, 2017 to what engineers do and how they improve people’s lives by using math, science and technology to find solutions to human problems.

July 16 - 28, 2017  Deadline to apply:  May 5, 2017


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