Summer Programs

  • Forensic CampForensic Anthropology Summer Residential Camps at Appalachian State University.

    This one-week camp will provide high school students who are 15-18 years of age with hands-on experience in forensic analysis of the human skeleton. Registration fee is $600 and students must register by May 1.

    Shelton Challenge Team Building The Shelton Challenge is a one-week summer adventure for high school students. The core curriculum focuses on Leadership Roles and Accountability, Team Building, Leadership Styles and Situations, Social Responsibility, Integrity as a Leader, Public Speaking, Changing Behaviors, and Goal Setting. Participants must have a 3.0 GPA and total cost is $575.00. There are several locations for the camp including NC State, UNC Charlotte, NC Wesleyan College, and Fayetteville State University.

    National Security Language Initiative for Youth How would you like to spend the summer in China, India or Egypt? How about Korea, Russia, or Turkey? NSLI for Youth is a U.S. government initiative to improve America's ability to engage with perople from around the world who speak Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Russian, and Turkish. You will emerse yourself in the culture while learning the language. The program offers full merit-based scholarships to attend the program for high schools students. Deadline to apply is November 11. Come to guidance for more details.

    Summer Ventures

    Attention Sophomores and Juniors:  If you are interested in science and mathematics and you're looking for a good summer enrichment program, you should consider Summer Ventures.  There is no cost for this 4-week program however you must apply by January 31st to be considered.  For more information, see your guidance counselor.

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    Check out all the summer programs offered by UNC Charlotte!

    Are you tired of your son being a couch potato and PlayStation serving as his best friend? Does he need to improve academically? Provide him the exciting opportunity to embark on an unforgettable summer experience at Camden Military Academy!!

    Camden Military Academy's unique high school summer school program offers your son success. Did he fail one or more subjects? Is he anxious to advance academically? Does he need an opportunity to refresh previously learned skills? Whatever the motivation for summer school, your son can thrive under the program offered to young men at CMA.

    Welcome to Sen Lín Hú!

    When you arrive, you will go through customs, choose a new Chinese name and make a personalized nametag, meet your counselors, and find your cabin.  You’ll have your own bunk for your sleeping bag and pillow, as well as a place to store your clothes and other belongings.

    Our counselors will help you exchange dollars for Yuan to use in the Village store. They’ll also help you learn new words and phrases that will help you to make new friends, locate activities, play Chinese games, sing Chinese songs, and explore your newly-discovered, Chinese-speaking world.

    You will be with other kids your own age who also have an interest in making new friends, trying new things, and learning Chinese. Your Chinese immersion experience will be different from every classroom you’ve ever been in.  You will completely change your surroundings and learn by doing.

    Women in EngineeringExploring Engineering at the University of Maryland (E2@UMD) is a one-week summer program for high school women (rising juniors or seniors) who are considering engineering as a possible major and career. You will live on campus for one-week and explore the world of engineering through fun hands-on activities, laboratory experiments, informative workshops, team challenges, and seminars with professional engineers.

    National Space ClubThe National Space Club Scholars Program is a summer intern program, for up to 30 high school students, with space scientists and engineers, sponsored by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD (up to 25) and NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, VA (up to 5) in cooperation with the National Space Club. The program is conducted for six weeks each summer, from late June until early August.

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    Youth Entrepreneurship Summer Camp (YES) Program
    The YES Camp is a unique 2 week experience for 25 high school students (10 & 11 grades). This camp introduce participants to entrepreneurial concepts and opportunities. The YES Camp inspires and encourage young people to consider entrepreneurship as a career choice.

    Participants are encouraged to think creatively turn ideas into actions by starting a new business, develop an innovation for an existing business or solving a problem that improves the lives of others.

    image of girlsCDC Disease Detective Camp

    The CDC Disease Detective Camp is an academic public health day camp held at CDC's headquarters in Atlanta, GA. The camp is open to upcoming high school juniors and seniors.
    Students interested in working in a team environment with other motivated students are encouraged to apply!

    Over the course of five days, campers will take on the role of disease detectives and learn first-hand how the CDC safeguards the nation’s health. Teams will probe a disease outbreak using epidemiologic and laboratory skills and report their findings to a group of CDC scientists.

    Activities may include short lectures by CDC experts, a mock press conference in the CDC press room, and a look behind the scenes of CDC.

    Princeton UniversityThe Princeton University Summer Journalism Program

    What is the Princeton University Summer Journalism Program? We welcome about 20 high school students from low-income backgrounds every summer to Princeton's campus for an intensive, 10-day seminar on journalism. The program's goal is to diversify college and professional newsrooms by encouraging outstanding students from low-income backgrounds to pursue careers in journalism. All expenses, including students' travel costs to and from Princeton, are paid for by the program. Students who attend the program come from across the country. Bios of our students from this past summer can be found here.

    Welcome to the Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP)!

    The AEOP is comprised of Army-sponsored research, education, competitions, internships and practical experiences designed to engage and guide students and teachers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

    The Army invites parents, students and teachers in communities across America to become familiar with AEOP. Taking advantage of its numerous educational opportunities available in STEM will ensure that America will continue to maintain its technological leadership in a globally competitive world. Please visit the AEOP Locator tool to see what educational opportunities are available in your area.

    Student Summer Academy Washington DC

    Spend 6 amazing days in DC:  Explore DC's Monuments and Memorials, Gain inside access to key policy and media experts, earn credit from University of Virginia, and meet students from across the country.  See their student video at closeup.org

    BLC BETA

    Broyhill Leadership Conference is open to rising 10th graders through college age students who are interested in personal development and leadership training.  J Early registration is $220 if submitted by May 15.  Visit www.broyhill-leadership.org or call 803-628-0000

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    Forensic Science Camp at Appalachian State University gives you the opportunity to investigate a suspicious arson, detect and classify fingerprints, identify unknown drugs, compare trace evidence using a microscope, and detect gunshot residue just like professional investigators.  June 24-27 or July 15-18.  Cost is $459 before 3/31 ($484 after 3/31.)  Pick up an application in guidance or register online at www.camps.appstate.edu

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    College Preparation Opportunities

    Search for programs that can help you prepare for college. There are two ways to look for programs. If you would like to browse all programs whose name begins with a specific letter, or would like to simply view a list of every program available, use the View All Programs option. If you are looking for a specific program name, category, or location, then use our Advanced Search.

    The Martha Guy Summer Institute for Future Business Leaders is a three-week business exploration program for high school juniors from North Carolina.  Participants are selected based on interest in business, academic achievement, and involvement and leadership. The first two weeks take place on campus while students are introduced to basic business principles and topics. The program concludes with travel to Washington, DC and New York.  Click here for more information.  Deadline to apply is March 5.

    Congratulations from a TAC oficer at graduation The United States Military Academy will host two sessions of the 34th Annual Summer Leaders Seminar.  The first session is scheduled for May 30 - June 5, and the second session will be June 6 - 12.  The seminars are for outstanding juniors in the top 5th of their class, high PSAT scores, and demonstrated leadership skills.  For more information visit www.admissions.usma.edu.  Deadline to apply is April 1 however it is recommended to apply asap if interested.

    Exeter Summer School

    Each year Phillips Exeter Academy welcomes to campus some 700 students for five weeks of academic study, athletics, and exploration that carry participants far beyond the classrooms and the playing fields.  For more information visit their website at www.exeter.edu/summer        

    NC Project SEED  

    The Project SEED program is accepting applications from qualified 10th and 11th grade disadvantaged students.  Project SEED is a cost-free statewide, year-round science enrichment program for academically talented students.  The program includes a paid summer internship, Saturday Academy (Sept-May), and the Princeton Review SAT Preparation course.  First year students will receive a $3000 stipend and second year students will receive $3,500.  (No need for a summer job.)  Qualified applicants must have completed Chemistry by the end of this school year.

    MIT’s Office of Engineering Outreach Programs (OEOP) in the School of Engineering (SOE) runs four core programs for middle and high school students.  In 1975, the SOE launched the Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES) Program to address the low numbers of minority students pursuing advanced technical degrees. Now the MITES Program is a rigorous six-week residential, academic enrichment summer program for talented high school students who are interested in studying and exploring careers in science and engineering. This national program stresses the value and reward of pursuing advanced technical degrees and careers while developing the skills necessary to achieve success in science and engineering. MITES is rooted in MIT's belief in the importance of students from diverse populations to pursue higher education and careers in these fields.