Summer Program Suggestions

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Updated May 10, 2019

OSU Engineering Discovery Days
Five Fridays in June/July 2019
The College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology (CEAT) Discovery Days provides high school students the opportunity to explore various engineering disciplines through activities and presentations. The discovery days are held from 8:30 – 4:30 on the Stillwater Campus. Specific dates for the various disciplines are:

  • June 7 – Civil & Environmental Engineering/Biosystems Engineering
  • June 14 – Mechanical Engineering & Aerospace/Mech. Engineering Tech.
  • June 21 – Industrial Engineering & Management/Fire Protection
  • June 28 – Chemical Engineering/Industrial Engineering and Management
  • July 12 – Electrical & Comp. Engineering/Electrical Engineering Tech.

Cost is $25 per student and includes lunch and a t-shirt. Space is limited to 30 students per session.

Boston College Summer Challenge
Two-week sessions throughout the summer 2019
Rising 10th-12th graders
Students will enroll in two college level courses (non-credit) in the following subject areas:

They will explore Boston & tour local universities while being mentored by current students. $4,100.

Deadline: June 1, 2019

iD Tech Camps
Various dates and locations
All grade levels
Video game design, programming, robotics, video editing and more. Held at 60 universities including Southern Methodist University as the closest option.

OU Sooner Discovery
June 9-July 15, 2019
Rising juniors and seniors
Sooner Discovery’s goal is to provide high school students a unique and full college immersion experience. As a Sooner Discovery student, you will spend the morning and afternoon in college courses on the OU campus. The morning course, to be selected by you, satisfies a general education credit requirement. In the afternoon, all Sooner Discovery students will attend an “Introduction to the University Experience” course, which satisfies an elective course credit requirement. Juniors need a 3.5 GPA and 25 ACT, while seniors need a 24 ACT and a 3.0 GPA. $2,250 for seniors, $3,048 for juniors.

The University of Tulsa Filmmaking Camp
July 28-August 3, 2019
High school students will be able to immerse themselves in the art and craft of filmmaking. Students will have the opportunity to plunge into every aspect of creating films along with evening screenings and exciting group activities. The camp will culminate in a film festival of the students’ work, screen for family and friends. $875.

DEADLINE: June 28, 2019

Updated April 26, 2019

Nursing Summer Camp, Columbia College (MO)
June 10-14, 2019
Rising 11th-12th graders
Take a thrilling nursing shift and combine it with new friends and a cool college campus, and you’ve got the Columbia College Nursing Summer Camp. You’ll get a hands-on education in a state-of-the-art facility from professional nursing staff and practitioners, plus the adventure of sleeping and eating on campus. For the medically minded, the time spent in exploratory classroom activities, nursing skill sessions and hours in the innovative simulation lab could be just what the doctor ordered for an unforgettable experience. $375.

DEADLINE: May 28, 2019 (but spots can fill up)

Drexel University Pre-College Summer Programs
July 7-13 or July 14-27, 2019
Rising juniors and seniors
Disciplines include: Film & Television, Dance as a Healing Art, Industrial Design, Discovering Architecture, Fashion Design: Innovation and Transformation, Design & Merchandising: Re-imagining the Business of Fashion, Graphic Design Interior Design, or Photography.

DEADLINE: Rolling admission

Marist Summer Pre-College Program
June 30-July 13 and July 14-27, 2019
Rising juniors and seniors
Students earn 3 college credits in a 2-week course. Courses include: business, criminal justice, cybersecurity, fashion design, fashion merchandising, film and tv production, pre-health, psychology, sports communication, digital media, environmental science, game design, pre-law, and theatre. $3,400.

DEADLINE: Rolling admission

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Launch
June 24-28, 2019
Rising 9th and 10th graders
Use state-of-the-art research and technology to find solutions to current problems in a variety of scientific fields. Spend your days working with WPI’s world-renowned faculty on current problems and challenges in biology, chemistry/biochemistry, computer science, cyber security, engineering technology, environmental modeling, interactive media and game development, physics, or robotics. $1,295.

DEADLINE: Apply now

Investigative Summer Science Program at Newman University
June 17-27, 2019 (Wichita, KS)
Current Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
The Investigative Summer Science Program (ISSP) is designed to enhance enthusiasm and interest in the sciences and motivate them through exploration and testing of ideas for careers in the sciences. Each participant will select one interdisciplinary research topic from biology, chemistry and math. Then the student will conduct a literature search on the selected topics, set up laboratory/field experiments, collect data, analyze the results, draw conclusions from the findings, and, finally present the research to faculty and students. Supervision and project background information are provided by the program faculty in a one-to-one and small group discussion format rather than traditional lectures. Field trips and guest speakers will be scheduled during the program to provide participants with real-life applications of science and math. $375. Scholarships available.

DEADLINE: May 4, 2019 or May 1st if applying for a scholarship

Summer Discovery, 13 different campuses
All grade levels
Summer Discovery offers the world’s most popular pre-college enrichment programs for high school students at 12 distinct college campuses. Choose from over 300 courses and programs from 2-6 weeks in an environment that is intellectually stimulating, culturally and socially enriching, and fun. Enjoy great out-of-class activities, recreation and excursions.

Priority DEADLINE: April 30, 2019

Syracuse University Summer College
July 29-August 10, 2019 (6-week and 4, 3 and 2-week options)
Rising juniors and seniors
Explore various interests and college majors. Extensive information online.

6 Week Programs: July 29-Aug 10, 2019

4 Week Programs: June 29-July 16, 2019:

3 Week Programs: June 29-July 19, 2019:

2 Week Programs

Session 1: June 29-July 12, 2019:

Session 2: July 13 – July 26, 2019:

Session 3: July 27 – August 9, 2019

Volunteer Opportunities:

The Little Lighthouse Summer Apprenticeship Program
Youth ages 14 and up are invited to participate in our one-of-a-kind Summer Apprenticeship Program. This is a unique opportunity for students desiring to learn more about vocations relating to children with special needs. These fields include Special Education, Speech Language Pathology, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Low-Vision Therapy, and Nursing. Summer Apprenticeship Volunteers are required to serve a minimum of one day a week, Monday-Thursday during the hours of 8:15 AM-2:30 PM.

DEADLINE: April 30, 2019

Happy Hands
Ages 16+
You can make all the difference in the lives of children who are deaf and hard of hearing or have communication disorders by getting involved or participating in our upcoming events. These events help us develop friends in the community as well as raise much needed funds to support language, education, and therapy services for these precious children. Volunteer one day a week for 2-3 hours.

Hope’s Crossing Camp, Camp Counselor/Service Opportunity
June 3-7, 2019
Ages 17+
Hope’s Crossing Camp is a special camp for special kids. Our campers have unique needs, disabilities and physical challenges such as heart disease, cancer, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, spina bifida and Down syndrome. The purpose of Hope’s Crossing is to provide a life-changing experience that is fun and socially enriching. As a counselor, you’ll need maturity and a desire to work with children. You’ll be matched with a camper for the whole week held at Camp Loughridge in Tulsa. You will swim, canoe, play sports, arts & crafts, and zip line! Earn 50 hours of community service. *We’ve had a student serve as a Hope’s Crossing counselor and it was life changing for our student – a really positive experience!

Tulsa City-County Library Teen Team Volunteer
Ages 13-15
TEEN TEAM volunteers assist librarians with Tulsa City-County Library activities during the annual library Summer Reading Program and get hands-on job experience. Applicants should be able to work for several hours a week this summer and interested in gaining job experience, helping your local library, working with children and having fun!

DEADLINE: May 1, 2019

Updated April 19, 2019

Business/Economics: Free Enterprise Leadership Challenge 
Variety of college campuses (closest location is Houston)
Rising 10th-12th graders
Five-day residential program in which students learn about free market economics first-hand as they form companies by working in small groups. The goal of FELC is to educate students about entrepreneurship, the differences between capitalism and socialism, free market economics, personal responsibility, principled leadership and corporate/personal philanthropy. Activities and lessons are designed for students to create meaningful practical application. $175. Very affordable option, but you would need to pay for a flight. We’ve had a former student attend with positive feedback.

DEADLINE: Rolling admission

Design: The University of Kansas Design Camp
June 9-15, 2019
Rising 10th-12th graders
Students will work with our full-time Design faculty and have two completed projects to include in their portfolio at the end of KU Design Camp. This is a great opportunity for students to learn from distinguished faculty and get hands on experience in design. Workshops include: Bookmaking, Creation of Symbols and Branding, Maquette Sculpture for Illustration and Animation, Historic Preservation and Architectural Replication, Hey You! Think About This! (Poster Design), Packaging Design, Animation Bodies in Motion: Tradition Meets Technology, Architecture: Spatial Journey $850.

DEADLINE: May 10, 2019

Missouri S&T Engineering and STEM Camps
Various dates, 2018
Ages 10 and up
Launch a rocket. Build a robot. Learn about explosives. You could do any of these things and more at a Missouri S&T summer camp. Explore your possibilities by attending one of the summer camps listed below. Who knows? Your summer at S&T could be the spark for your successful future. Prices range from $350-$1,000. We’ve had students attend some of the engineering camps with very positive reviews. I really like the Jackling Intro to Engineering option and the Materials Camp is selective but expenses are covered/FREE.

DEADLINE: Rolling until full or May 15, 2019

Loyola University Chicago Summer Scholars
One Week Seminars throughout June and July 2019
Rising 10th-12th graders
This would be a great one-week academic program! Various topics/seminars within the following areas: Business and Leadership, Pre-Health and Wellness, Psychology, STEM fields (R Programs, Ecosystems, Coding 101, Engineering Design), and Philosophy. Cost is $1,495.

DEADLINE: May 8, 2019, however classes may fill up

Global Environmental Leadership & Sustainability, A partnership between UCSD and the Biosphere
June 22-29 and July 6-13, 2019
This course provides high achieving high school students the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with prominent faculty researchers and grad students in the biomes and labs of the Biosphere 2 complex, exploring causes and effects of climate change on earth’s systems. $3,000.

DEADLINE: April 30, 2019

Oklahoma State University Sports Media Camp
June 19-22, 2019
Applicants must be 16 or older
Each summer, Oklahoma State hosts a four-day, on-campus Sports Media Camp for high school students interested in working in the sport communication industry. The OSU Sports Media Camp is directed by OSU Sports Media faculty member Dave Hunizker, the official voice of the OSU Cowboys, with other OSU Sports Media faculty serving as camp instructors. Camp attendees attain practical experience in broadcasting play-by-play, sport media production, sports reporting fundamentals and sports writing. Aspiring sports media professionals have come from all over the country to attend this camp, with many eventually enrolling in the OSU Sports Media program. $725.

DEADLINE: May 15, 2019

Engineering: University of Kansas Summer Engineering Camp Project Discovery
Various one-week options, 2019
Entering 9th-12th graders
Students explore the different disciplines within engineering including Aerospace Engineering, Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science- Game Development, Architectural & Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Maker Camp, and Chemical and Petroleum Engineering with KU faculty as they complete a hands-on project. Students get to see how engineering and computer science play an essential role in improving the human condition. $995.

Volunteering: MDA Summer Camp
July 6-12, 2019
Ages 16 and older
The Muscular Dystrophy Association needs volunteers for MDA summer camp. The summer camp is located in Hinton, OK at Canyon Camp for kids ages 6-17 that have a form of muscular dystrophy. Each volunteer will be paired with a camper for the week. All volunteers receive 150 volunteer hours. I’ve had students do this before and it is a life-changing experience.

Updated March 15, 2019

Clemson Summer Scholars
Summer 2019
Grades 7th-12th
Course topics include Materials Engineering, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis, Microbiology, Nursing, Education, Molecular Biology, Audio Engineering and Music Production, Bioengineering, and Professional Golf Management. $1,100.

DEADLINE: Rolling admissions, but some courses are already filling up.

Camp Anytown – Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice
July 14-20, 2019
Rising 10th-12th graders
Anytown Leadership Institute is an award winning human relations program hosted on the Oklahoma State University campus. This program promotes self-confidence, leadership, and inclusion in a diverse atmosphere. During the program, delegates participate in a variety of workshops and activities that develop their awareness and skills to lead in a diverse society. In a respectful environment and guided by experienced staff, delegates have the opportunity to discuss topics such as bullying, racial discrimination, and gender stereotypes. Students also engage in action-planning for taking leadership on issues of inclusion and justice. $450. Scholarship assistance is available.

DEADLINE: June 15, 2019

University of Arkansas Architecture and Interior Design Camp
June 10-14 or July 8-12, 2019
Grades 9-12
Design Camp offers the chance to learn about the design professions through hands-on projects, tours, presentations and discussions led by architecture, landscape architecture and interior design faculty of the Fay Jones School. Students have the opportunity to work closely with faculty and collaborate with peers in a fun and creative studio environment as they explore the design process. $625.

DEADLINE: April 8, 2019

Engineering: Missouri University of Science and Technology
Various Dates
Various camps for middle schoolers and grades 9-12
I’m a big fan of the summer programs offered at S&T – Intro to Engineering, Robotics, Explosives Camp, Nuclear Engineering, EcoGirl, Materials, Electric Car, and Summer Research Academy. Some of the camps are free-$575.

Oklahoma State University Information Systems Technology Exploration (ISyTE) Academy
June 2-7, 2019
Rising 9-11th graders
This is a great program for students interested in Management Information Systems, the business application side of computer science. Students will explore coding, hacking, gaming, digital forensics, and more with current OSU students and faculty. FREE.

DEADLINE: April 16, 2019

Northwestern University College Prep Program
June 24-July 5, July 8-19, July 22-August 2, 2019
Rising seniors
IN FOCUS Seminars include Ethical Problems: Public, Controversies, and Democracy, Free Speech: Community, Rights, and Activism, How to Think Like a Scientist, The Psychological Science of Improving Our Everyday Lives, Life, Death, and Justice in Healthcare, So You Want to be a Doctor, Fake News! Misinformation and Public Opinion, The Future is Female: Wonder Women in STEM, and Legal Interpretation and Communication. $3,427.

DEADLINE: Rolling admission until full

Saint Francis Volunteering
Ages 14-17
Students must commit to a minimum of 24 hours and 6 weeks of service (~4 hours/week) for the Student Volunteer Program. If interested, call Stephanie at 918-494-1150 or email sahuston@saintfrancis.com with your name, mailing address, school, grade, age, parent name and contact info. She will then send you an application.

Deadline: April 30th

Updated March 8, 2019

MASH (Math and Science Health Careers Camp) @ OU-Tulsa
June 10-13, 2019
Current 9th-11th graders
During this academy, campers will participate in a series of stimulating, hands-on learning activities including experimentation with DNA extraction, blood typing, trauma care and suturing. Students will apply math and science skills used in health careers. MASH Camp provides students the opportunity to make informed decisions about college, play the role of various health care professionals and be provided the tools to take full advantage of their high school education. MASH Camp will be held at the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Center from 9 am to 4 pm daily. Free.

Deadline for application submission is April 26.

Auburn University Sports Science Camp
June 9-14 or July 21-26, 2019
Rising 10th-12th graders
Sports Science Camp, conducted by faculty and staff from Auburn University’s School of Kinesiology, is an opportunity for students interested in the field of health science, physical activity, and sport performance. Campers meet faculty and mentors to guide them in the many opportunities within the field of Kinesiology, which prepares students for careers in medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, physical education, athletic training, academia, and coaching.

Campers will experience work conducted in the many laboratories, including biomechanics, motor learning, cardio protection, thermal and infrared, molecular science, neuromechanics, vascular physiology, exercise psychophysiology, behavioral fitness, and muscle biochemistry. $800.

Engineering: University of Kansas Summer Engineering Camp, Project Discovery
various weeks throughout summer 2019
Entering 9th-12th graders
Students explore the different disciplines within engineering including Aerospace Engineering, Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Architectural & Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Chemical Engineering with KU faculty as they complete a hands-on project and participate in competitions. $995.

Sewanee Young Writers’ Conference
June 30 – July 13, 2019
Are you a 9th, 10th, or 11th grader who is passionate about creative writing? Do you write poems or stories, in class or out, but wonder how good they are, and how you could make them better? Your parents admire them and your friends are impressed; your teachers help as much as they can. But what would a professional writer, doing the same sort of work and publishing it, make of your work? If you’ve asked yourself these sorts of questions, this program might be the right fit for you. $2,400.

DEADLINE: March 30, 2019

Global Leadership/Service Adventures/Conservation Expeditions: Walking Tree Great program!
Walking Tree teaches the value of community service, international travel and language learning in an immersion environment. Destinations include Costa Rica, China, Senegal, Guatemala, and Perú. Scholarships available.

DEADLINE: April 1, 2019

Updated February 22, 2019

Business: Oklahoma Business Week
June 2-6, 2019
Grades 9-12
Oklahoma Business Week, held on the East Central University campus in Ada, OK, is a one-of-a-kind summer program that offers firsthand experience with the world of business! Participants become part of a “company” and work together in various events and competitions! Everyone will also have the opportunity to interact and learn from business leaders. Students will gain skills in leadership, communication, team building, responsibility, money management, entrepreneurship, marketing and so much more. $250.

DEADLINE: April 1, 2019

Science Research: OKStars Summer Research Program at OSU Center for Health Sciences
June 4-July 10, 2019
Rising juniors and seniors
The OKStars Summer Research Program provides high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research. The program includes in-depth work with a research team, access to modern instrumentation and potential opportunities to participate in publications and presentations. Research areas include:

  • Forensic Sciences: DNA/Biology, Toxicology, Psychology
  • Biomedical Sciences: Anatomy, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Vertebrate Paleontology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Neuroscience
  • Data Mining: Statistics, Data Analytics and Innovation, Rural Health Trends

National Student Leadership Conference 2019
All grade levels
Career-focused leadership conferences held on 12 different colleges campuses: Biotechnology, Nursing, Medicine and Health Care, Engineering, Forensic Science: CSI, Environmental Science and Sustainability, Law and Advocacy, Journalism, Film, and Media Arts, Political Action and Public Policy, Psychology and Neuroscience, Intelligence and National Security, International Diplomacy, Sports Management, Entertainment Management, Entrepreneurship and Business, International Business in Singapore, Mastering Leadership, Acting Intensive, Architecture, Game Design, and Theater. $2,195-$4,995.

North Carolina State University: Summer Textile Exploration Program
4 1-week sessions
Rising seniors
During the morning students participate in sessions learning about the five degree programs offered in the College of Textiles, applying the NC State University, Centennial Scholarship, future internship and job opportunities, and visit local textile companies. Each student has the opportunity to choose their top project interest, and will dedicate their afternoon to a project pertaining to one of the following areas of interest: Apparel Design, Textile Engineering, Business Management, Textile Design, or Polymer Chemistry. $250.

DEADLINE: April 1, 2019

Normandy Academy, Great Debates on the Greatest Invasion in History, World War II
July 14-25, 2019
New Orleans, Paris, Normandy
Great museum tour for students who love history. Students will travel to Normandy to consider the same impactful choices that faced WWII officers and soldiers during the historic D-Day invasions on the very sites where those decisions were made. $3,995 includes international airfare.

DEADLINE: March 19, 2019

Updated February 15, 2019

ARTS: California College of the Arts Pre-College
June 24-July 19, 2019
Students 15 or older
An immersion experience to challenge students at all levels of artistic experience. Concentrations include animation, architecture, ceramics, film, graphic design, illustration, industrial design, interior design, photography, and sculpture among others. ~$4,775. Scholarships available.

DEADLINE: March 5, 2019

BUSINESS: The University of Texas McCombs Future Executive Academy (MFEA)
June 2-7, 2019
Rising juniors and seniors
This is your chance to discover what a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree and a career in business could mean for you. Spend a week in June, all expenses paid, at the top-rated McCombs School of Business on The University of Texas at Austin campus. You will live in a residence hall; meet faculty, business professionals and other students interested in business; attend hands-on workshops; take field trips to Austin-area companies; and create a real marketing plan for a local business. FREE.

DEADLINE: Priority deadline is March 1 with final deadline April 1, 2019

Business: Texas Christian University High School Investor Challenge
June 2-7 or June 16-21, 2019
Rising seniors
The TCU High School Investor Challenge is a one-week summer camp that teaches high school seniors the techniques of stock investing and portfolio management. Students live in a residence hall on campus and learn to analyze industry and company information, value company stock, and manage a virtual portfolio. After the camp, each student is given a $100,000 virtual portfolio to manage during his/her senior year. $895.

DEADLINE: April 11, 2019

Columbia University Summer High School Programs, New York, Barcelona, or Jordan
All grade levels depending on the location
Students can choose to study in New York, Barcelona, or Jordan. Over 70 academic options.

DEADLINE: March 15, 2019

Middlebury Monterey Academy, Florence, Granada, France, Beijing, or Vermont
June 23-July 19, 2019
The Academy offers a rigorous four-week language immersion experience for 8th-12th grade students who are passionate about language proficiency and cultural understanding. Speaking in their target language 24/7, while engaging in meaningful cultural exploration projects, students make unrivalled strides in language acquisition in four weeks. $6,095-$7,495.

DEADLINE: March 1 for discounted pricing

Updated February 8, 2019

Wake Forest Summer Institutes
1 week sessions over 7 weeks
Current 9th-11th graders

Over 15 institutes to choose from including sports business, neuroscience, biosciences and engineering, sports medicine, business, psychology, and law. $2,350.
Here are a few highlights:
Entrepreneurship Institute – Charlotte, NC Discover and hone skills to become a savvy and self-motivated entrepreneur. From participating in a design thinking workshop to networking with young, driven entrepreneurs to pitching a product presentation, the Entrepreneurship Institute will jumpstart young visionaries toward their entrepreneurial dreams.
Policy & Politics Institute – Winston-Salem, NC Do you seek to make an impact on our nation’s future? Learning how the U.S. political system functions and how the political culture has evolved over time is critical to achieving this goal. Engage and network with politicians, activists, and policymakers and participate in an election simulation to truly discover the ins and outs of political science and its impact on our world.

DEADLINE: Rolling admission, but February 28 for financial assistance.

Summer Employment:

Camp Loughridge Summer Day Camps, Tulsa
Ages 16 and up
Spend your summer making 90 new friends here on staff! You will be working really hard, but it will be one of the best experiences of your life! Camp runs Monday-Friday. Your work hours will depend on the position you work. Positions include camp counselors, lifeguards, arts and crafts specialists, photographer, and challenge course specialists. Great job for students interested in working with children or in helping professions.

Camp Loughridge Summer Day Camp CREW
Ages 12-15
The goal of the CREW program is to raise up young people who are fully equipped and ready to step into a role of leadership on summer staff at Loughridge or wherever they feel led, church, missions, school, club or home. The Loughridge CREW is a leadership training program for kids 13-15 years old. Students select one week to be a counselor-in-training. $150.

Updated February 1, 2019

June 1-10
Females entering grades 10-11
Want to solve crimes using forensic science? This is the experience for you! All expenses are paid and you can earn a little money, too. Each student participant will be paid. Funded by the National Science Foundation. Camp is held at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. FREE.

DEADLINE: February 28, 2019

Boston University Summer Journalism Institute
Two-week sessions, June 24-August 2, 2019
Ages 14 and older
Some of the topics covered include: Finding investigative story ideas, Writing a news story (hard news, profile, and feature stories), Writing an investigative piece, How to perform a background check, and Presenting your findings on the web, in print, and for broadcast. Sponsored by the New England Center for Investigative Reporting. $3,500. Financial aid is available.

DEADLINE: April 1, 2019

Pre-College: Furman University Summer Scholars
July 7-13 & July 14-20, 2019
Rising juniors and seniors
Ready to be challenged? Summer Scholars offers you the opportunity to discover what it’s like to study at Furman. Course options include:
• Leadership Quest for Excellence
• Live Well – Nutrition and Exercise Science
• Rhythms of Justice – Philosophy, Political Theory, and Cultural Studies
• Pre-Health: What is it like to practice medicine in the 21st century?
• Community Health: From clinician to public health $1,200.

DEADLINE: May 1, 2019

Texas A&M Veterinary Enrichment Camp
July 23-26, 2019
Rising juniors and seniors
This special summer program is for high school students who have an interest in the field of veterinary medicine. The camp will offer prospective students the chance to tour the college, attend lectures, gain hands-on experience, and stay on campus. Students need 24 hours of volunteer service with animals in order to apply. You’ve got time for this before the deadline! $600.

DEADLINE: March 30, 2019

Updated January 25, 2019

Economics for Leaders
Various college campuses dates throughout the summer
Rising juniors and seniors
Teaches the next generation of leaders to integrate economics concepts into the process of decision-making through a hands-on, experiential atmosphere. The goal of the Economics for Leaders program is to give promising students the skills to be more effective leaders and give students the knowledge to understand the economic concepts shaping the global economy. $1,800. Scholarships available.

DEADLINE: February 4, 2019 to receive a $300 discount. Final deadline: March 18, 2019

The program held at Southern Methodist University is a full scholarship opportunity!

DEADLINE: February 25, 2019

*We have had a student attend this program in the past with positive feedback!

Cornell University Catalyst Engineering Academy
July 14-20, 2019
Rising juniors and seniors
One-week summer residential program for students who excel in math and science, enjoy solving problems, and want to learn more about careers in engineering. Cornell University’s world-renowned faculty and graduate students lead participants in classes, lab sessions, and project research. $1,450. Financial assistance available. Rising seniors (class of 2020) who are African/Black American, Latino, Native American/Alaska Native, or Pacific Islander and/or first generation college students meeting the requirements below will automatically be considered for a full tuition waiver for the 2019 CATALYST Academy (PSAT/SAT math subscore of 650 or an ACT math of 28).

DEADLINE: March 1, 2019

Duke University Youth Programs
June 30-July 12, 14-26, 2019
Grades 9-11
Biosciences and Engineering – Topics include: biomechanics, biomedical imaging, electrobiology, biomolecular and tissue engineering. Through hands on activities in various engineering lab settings, students will learn about the current tools and techniques used in research. Additionally, they will develop relevant, real-life problem definitions and go through the engineering design process to generate possible solutions to the problem they define. The problems defined will be derived from exposure to the current research conducted during the first week of the camp. $3,700

Cracking the Code: High School Crypto-Camp – This interdisciplinary camp breaks down cryptology into three courses of study: the history of cryptology and debate the ethics of spying and encryption; elementary computer programming in Python; and the mathematical theory behind cryptography and cryptanalysis. $3,700

Neurosciences – This camp addresses cognitive neuroscience and neuroethics. Topics include: cognition, social & affective neuroscience, perception, decision-making, morality and brain-machine interfaces. Students will experience hands on, applied problem solving activities and labs with researchers associated with the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences Research and complete project work in cognitive, social and emotional neuroscience. $3,700

Video Production Camp for High School – This camp will be an intensive course in fun video production over nine days. Campers will be divided into production groups and will cover pre-production, production, and post-production fundamentals. Subjects for videos will be provided from a variety of local options and each group will choose what interests them most. High school aged campers will learn basic digital camera skills and editing in Final Cut Studio. Fundamental skills covered will include composition and framing, exposure, lighting, sound design, interviewing, essential editing basics, and post-production finishing. $3,300

Yale University Young Global Scholars
Two-week sessions, 2019
Rising juniors and seniors
The program offers six intensive, interdisciplinary summer pre-collegiate experiences for 2019: Politics, Law, and Economics; International Affairs and Globalization; Sustainable Development & Social Entrepreneurship; Creative Arts and Media; Applied Science & Engineering; Biological & Biomedical Science; and Frontiers of Science and Technology. $6,250. Need-based financial aid is available.

DEADLINE: February 6, 2019


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Updated January 18, 2019

Arts: Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain
June 8-23, 2019
All high school students
The Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute (OSAI) is an intensive academy for Oklahoma high school students in the fields of acting, creative writing, ballet, modern dance, orchestra, chorus, drawing and painting, photography, and film and video. Auditions begin January 26 for various disciplines. FREE/Full scholarships for all accepted students.

DEADLINE: Noon on the Friday before auditions, as early as January 25, 2019

Pre-College: Notre Dame Leadership Seminars
July 13- July 24, 2019
Rising seniors
All expenses paid/FREE opportunities. These are great topics to consider. Selection process is competitive. 2019 seminars: The Environment: Science, Policy, Ethics; Global Issues-Violence and Peace in the Modern Age; or The State of Race in 21st Century America.

DEADLINE: January 28, 2019

Notre Dame Summer Scholars
June 22-July 6, 2019
Current sophomores and juniors
Offers 22 tracks of academic study including social justice, business, international relations, law, global health, film, and psychology. $3,500.

DEADLINE: February 19, 2019 *We’ve had a student attend recently with great feedback.

Pre-Pharmacy: Samford University Pharmacy Camp
June 23-28, 2019
Rising juniors and seniors
Learn about careers in pharmacy and about pre-pharmacy courses that can prepare you for pharmacy school. You will participate in hands-on pharmacy science lab demonstrations, compounding activities, and unique service projects. You will also gain essential patient assessment skills, tour local health care facilities and pharmacies, experience campus life and have fun!$550.

DEADLINE: February 1, 2019

Science Research: Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) Fleming Scholars
Summer 2019
Rising seniors
Paid biomedical research for eight weeks. Fleming scholars work in state-of-the-art biomedical research laboratories on individual projects and are supervised by senior members of the OMRF scientific staff. Every effort is made to assign scholars to laboratories conducting research of particular interest to them. On the final day of the program, scholars give formal scientific seminars outlining the findings of their projects. Parents, teachers, OMRF staff and other guests are invited to attend. Each scholar also writes a scientific paper summarizing his/her summer project.

DEADLINE: February 1, 2019

Travel/Service/Language Immersion: Global Works
Various Summer Dates
Ages 13-18
For 25 years, Global Works has been providing exceptional Community Service, Cultural Exchange, Adventure Travel, and Language Immersion programs for teens. A common trait for participants includes a desire to learn more about other people and cultures. The programs take students to visit three to five different communities, providing a cross-section of cultures and environments— from rural villages to capital cities. Community Service projects are an integral part of every Global Works trip and students can earn up to 60 hours. Programs can include a homestay. Programs range from 2-4 weeks. There is an intro to pre-med and public health in Nicaragua that looks valuable. $3,795-$6,995.


Please contact Ashlee Lowry at alowry@hollandhall.org for more information about any of these programs.