**Opportunities on this page are listed in alphabetical order. Dates will be updated as they become available.**Audrey Walton Youth Leadership ConferenceSponsored by the Show-Me State GamesApplications due:The 2017 Audrey Walton Youth Leadership Conference Sponsored by the Show-Me State Games will be held July 20-22 on the University of Missouri campus. During the 3-day conference, you will engage in several activities that will encourage you to step up and be a leaders amongst your peers. All students will participate in both indoor and outdoor team activities. You will attend a luncheon as well as a dinner banquet where you will have the opportunity to listen to some of the state’s outstanding leaders.For more information:Barnard Pre-College ProgramsExperience Summer in the City at Barnard. Students from around the globe come to New York City to pursue their passions in a rigorous, academic setting. With six distinct programs to choose from, ranging from entrepreneurship to dance, you have the unique opportunity to explore an area of interest on a deeper level through both in-class discussions and city exploration. As part of the learning experience at Barnard, you will get a taste of both college life and the Big Apple!For more information, to find a program, explore courses, and apply visit: http://www.barnard.edu/summer
Boone Electric Youth TourMore than 90 Missouri high school juniors join 1,500 students from 44 other states on the trip of a lifetime to Washington, D.C., every summer. Students attend a premiere youth leadership conference sponsored by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Highlights of the conference include breakout sessions on youth leadership, discussions on community issues and solutions, and motivational speeches by today's recognized leaders. You have the chance to meet your senators and representatives, too!For more information and to download an application visit: http://booneelectric.coop/content/washington-dc-youth-tour
Columbia College Summer CampsColumbia College is hosting several Summer Camp on campus in June and July for students who might be interested in the following subjects:
• Summer Art Intensive: Painting/Drawing, Graphic Design, Photography, Mix Media, Jewelry, Print Making and more.
• Nursing Summer Camp: Tour Boone Hospital, CPR certification, and spend a day in the life of a nurse (Full Cost Scholarships available!)
• Summer Art Intensive Theater: Participate in a theater production.
• Legal Academy: Political Science, Mock Trial Ethical Discussion, Field Trips & more.
• Forensic Science & Criminal Justice: Bloodstain Evidence, Fingerprinting, Photography & Crime Scene Analysis & more.•STEAM: Gear up your tool belt for problem solving at the Columbia College STEAM Camp, a week-long adventure of daily exploration (no overnight option). You'll become a creative thinker as you explore and learn in science labs, art studios and the awesome CPS STEAM bus.For more information click: HERE
Columbia College Mock Trial Summer Camp
High school students aspiring to become lawyers, law enforcement officers and leaders are invited to attend the Mock Trial Academy Summer Camp at Columbia College. This 2017 session marks the 20 anniversary of the Columbia College Mock Trial, and attendees will benefit from the decades of experience their coaches will provide. Students will learn how to effectively present an argument; develop an understanding of constitutional laws; and sharpen critical thinking skills to convert ideas into arguments while exploring the fields of law, government service, law enforcement and forensic science. This residential camp will also feature guest speakers and field trips to regional courthouses.For more information visit Columbia College Summer Camps Webpage
Cornell Sports Leadership CampJuly 29 - August 4, 2018The Cornell ILR School, in partnership with Cornell Athletics, is offering a one-week, summer immersion program for high school students interested in learning about the business of sports and what it takes to be a leader in the field.
Take classes with Cornell’s world-renowned faculty. Discuss leadership with top executives in the sports industry. Join "chalk talks" with Cornell coaches and athletes. Take a day trip to New York City and meet exciting guest speakers and events.
Camp includes program, lodging, meals, field trips. Cost: $2,250Cottey College Summer WorkshopJune 17-22, 2018A Workshop for Women Who Are Going Places!
Cottey is excited to announce that in lieu of summer high school programs in science, leadership, and fine arts, the College will continue to offer one revised program that has been designed to meet the demands and interests of today’s top academic students! This NEW summer program is a Workshop for Women Who are Going Places and will offer rising junior-, and senior-aged girls insight into leadership, skill development, and college and career preparation while showcasing everything Cottey has to offer for their future education.
The best part? In addition to the toolbox of skills that each participant will take home, all students who choose to enroll at Cottey College will be awarded a $12,000 scholarship for her years at Cottey – that’s an automatic $3,000 annual scholarship!For more information about the Cottey College Workshop: http://www.cottey.edu/workshop
Duke Summer Academy for High School StudentsJuly 15-August 3, 2018Have fun and enjoy personal enrichment classes with academically-motivated students from around the world in Duke University’s Summer Academy for High School Students. Students currently in grades 9 - 12 are eligible to apply.There are two exciting competitions you can be involved in this summer at Duke!
Spend your summer at Duke’s Global Giver Academy and become a bona fide philanthropist. You will have the opportunity not only to learn the ins and outs of philanthropy by earning community service hours at local charities, but also the chance to engage in advocacy firsthand. As an acting “board member” of a local charity, you will make a case of for your favorite organization and have the opportunity to benefit it in a huge way. The most compelling team will win $500 for their charity, receive a special certificate of achievement, and, most importantly, know that they made a real difference for the local community.
Enroll in Global Entrepreneur Academy and gain critical business, marketing, and strategy skills to develop real startup ventures. Students will have the chance to pitch their own ideas at the conclusion of the Academy and win awards for the best new startups.
First Prize: $250
Second Prize: $150
Third Prize: $100
Along with the winning prize money to help advance your entrepreneurial career, you will earn a certificate of achievement demonstrating that your team’s creativity and critical thinking produced a top startup pitch!Applications due April 16, 2018For more information about Duke Summer College for High School Students CLICK HEREEF Tour: France to Spain - Paris, Barcelona & MadridGroup Leader: Rachel ReedRequested Travel Dates: July 7-17, 2019For more information click: HEREFontbonne Cyber Warrior Camp
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.Fontbonne University is excited to present Cyber Warrior Camp, a FREE daytime summer camp open to high school students. Students will learn about cyber security principles, creating strong passwords, safe online behavior, detecting spam and phishing, abstraction, data hiding and more. No coding experience needed!
ONLY 20 STUDENTS ACCEPTED!For more information visit: Cyber Warrior Camp website
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholars ProgramThe Summer Scholars program provides scholarships for talented female high school students to participate in a summer academic program at one of our partner programs – some of the most rigorous and selective colleges and universities in the country. Summer Scholars may use their scholarship to participate in certain summer academic programs at our partner colleges and universities. Courses are two-weeks or longer in length, and in some cases students are eligible to receive college credit. In most cases, Scholars receive financial aid from the Joyce Ivy Foundation and a partner scholarship from the summer program.For more information about the Joyce Ivy Program, their summer program partners, and application dates CLICK HEREMiami University Summer Scholars ProgramJuly 1-13, 2018July 15-27, 2018The Summer Scholars Program provides a rich, early college experience for academically-talented rising high school juniors and seniors from across the globe. Students will join an engaged community of learners for an intense, two-week program in which they do the following:
- Participate in challenging, immersive academic modules centered on a specific topic or area of interest.
- Learn alongside our leading faculty and professional experts.
- Reside in a "living-learning" community with other Summer Scholars participants and get a real preview of college life — live in a residence hall, eat in our award-winning dining halls, and enjoy campus facilities such as our Recreational Sports Center and Goggin Ice Center.
- Attend special workshops on topics such as the college admission process and financial assistance. Get an insider's look at the college application process — learn about ACT/SAT test preparation, how to find the right college fit, how to write the best college essay, as well as get an introduction to financial aid and scholarships.
- Participate in special excursions to local attractions, such as Kings Island, and a Dayton Dragons game.
- Receive priority consideration for merit scholarships and for selection to top programs such as the University Academic Scholars Program, and the University Honors Program.
Missouri Chamber Foundation's Leadership in Practice:June 24-27, 2018The best way to develop leadership skills is to practice, practice, practice. And for four days each June that is exactly what Missouri’s brightest rising sophomore student leaders do in the Leadership in Practice program hosted by the Missouri Chamber Foundation. Held on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton, the program engages students in profound ways by putting them through hands-on simulations and activities with experienced business and community leaders from around the state.Students interested in applying should be current 9th graders who exhibit solid character, scholarship and leadership in the school and community, or the potential to lead. Students will need to be nominated by a superintendent, principal, counselor, teacher, coach, student council sponsor or a business /civic leader as part of the application.For more information and the application: https://mochamber.com/lip/
Middlebury Summer Language AcademyLive on a beautiful college campus or abroad for four weeks this summer, immersed in language and culture. The Academy aims to create lifelong language learners through encouraging the development of world language skills early in life. To this end, the Academy offers a rigorous four-week language immersion experience for rising 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 unrivaled strides in language acquisition in four weeks.
For more information on Middlebury Summer Language Academy: http://www.middleburyinteractive.com/summer-language-academy
Missouri S & T Summer ProgramsReady to Explore a Future Career? Adventurer? Cyber guru? Nature lover? No matter what your interest - or what your age - S & T has a program for you!To learn more: CLICK HERE
Mizzou International Experience Career Exploration Summer ProgramJuly 12-17, 2018MIE is a 2 week career exploration program held in summer at the University of Missouri Columbia's campus, where students are able to gain both career path and International experience.For more information visit the MIE website (here).
Mizzou Medical Explorations WorkshopThe University of Missouri School of Medicine would like to extend an invitation for your rising juniors and seniors to participate in Mizzou MedPrep: Medical Explorations workshop. The workshop is a 2-week online course and one-day visit to MU’s campus. The students will explore careers in healthcare, enhance self-awareness through personality assessment, and connect with peers, students, staff and faculty in healthcare.Online workshop: June 10 – June 25, 2018
Campus visit: June 22, 2018
Shelden Clinical Simulation Center – 1 Hospital Drive, CSE CE 617, Columbia, MO 65212Register online at https://medicine.missouri.edu/education/pre-med-outreach-programs/mizzou-medprep-explorations/medical-explorations/
MU Emerging Leaders ConferenceJune 24-27, 2018The Emerging Leaders Conference seeks to encourage Missouri Youth to become engaged in the legislative process. Divided into two parts (i.e. civic engagement and college access), this conference gives students an opportunity to build on their leadership skills. Students will participate in a full schedule of activities, workshops, and presentations about legislative policy, leadership, and college exploration.Click HERE for more information about the conference and the conference application. Application closes April 13, 2018.MU High School Mini Med School
Session 1: June 17-21, 2018
Session 2: June 24-28, 2018MU’s High School Mini Medical School is a one-week program that gives students a preview of life as an MU medical student. The program includes:
♦ Hands-on experience in anatomy, microbiology, and clinical skills
♦ Introduction to MU’s innovative patient-based learning (PBL) curriculum
♦ Seminars on college and medical school entrance and medical school life
Scholarships are available.Interested high school juniors can find more application information on website https://medicine.missouri.edu/education/pre-med-outreach-programs/mini-medical-school/
MU Summers @ MizzouSummers @ Mizzou is a program designed to bring youth age 12-18 to the University of Missouri campus. Youth will have a chance to experience life as a college student by living in the dorms, eating in a dining hall and exploring campus and Columbia. These camps are great for those beginning to think about college and their future career. Please share the attached brochure with any students or faculty who may be interested.
Youth will learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur and team up to put their best ideas to the test. They will make connections with community entrepreneurs and MU faculty while gaining skills for planning and starting their own business.
Scrub-in to a Health Career
Are you someone who knows exactly where the first aid kit is and how to use it? Do you like to help others? Are you interested in math and science? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this camp is for you! Spend time exploring different health careers through hands-on experiences, guest speakers and opportunities at the University Hospital. Learn what it takes to be a doctor, nurse, physical therapist, dentist, pharmacist and many other positions in the health field. Discover all the possibilities!
SENSEible Science: Dyeing to do Chemistry!
Most people can see and most see colors. This is pretty amazing. Coloring things, especially cloth, has been something people have been doing for ages. There’s a lot of science involved in attaching dyes to fibers to produce the raw materials for the clothes we wear, carpets, table cloths and anything else you can think of that is made out of fabric. In this color camp, you’ll learn about dye and fiber molecules and how they interact with each other. You’ll experiment with the chemical and physical properties that affect the dyeing process. You will dye different fabrics, try not to dye each other, and clean up the mess! You will discover that science is also art…. And economics; dying is a big business. Remember: Let no one be called happy till they have dyed.
Are you interested in Drones? Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Unmanned Aerial Systems UAS’s) are used in research and many industries today. Learn about the history, safety and legal issues around drones in the US. We will explore how they are constructed and how they are flown for recreational uses and also used in research areas such as: conservation, journalism and emergency management.
Network Forensics for Hacker Trackers
Do you like playing detective for investigating cyber attacks? Are you interested in learning tools and coding for detecting cyber attacks and developing cool visualizations to track cyber attacks? Here you will assume the role of expert witnesses by conducting a network forensics investigation to catch cyber-criminals who were attacking a “good online gaming” company. You will learn coding with a database and analyze attacks with tools such as Wireshark and Snort. You will also collect evidence to demonstrate to the jury the geographical location of the “cyber-criminal mafia” and the extent of damage caused for compensation.
The Arts as a Portal to Science
Are you an artist? A scientist? Are you interested in both science and the arts? Then this camp is for you. Discover this interdisciplinary world—explore a science lab and an art studio. Experience an atmosphere that promotes creativity, imagination and innovation while exploring the arts as a way to understand the complexity of science. Learn how to use visual images, storytelling, theatre, and the performing arts to communicate the science story. Learn theatre techniques that enhance your presentation skills when communicating scientific knowledge. Interact with MU faculty from Theatre, Community Arts and the Digital Storytelling Program. Work beside two world famous scientists, where their recent discoveries will be revealed. Interested? Then sign-up now and join us for a fun-filled week. Discover all MIZZOU offers creative students like you.More information and on-line registration is available at: http://4h.missouri.edu/programs/summers
MU Trulaske Business AcademyThe Trulaske Business Academy was established in 2008 to serve as a pre-college summer program for minority students interested in business. The goal of this week-long residential program is to introduce students to the various disciplines and career opportunities within the business world, while also experiencing life on a college campus.
Rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade minority students with at least a 3.0 GPA are eligible to apply for the program. Applications are available now and students will be notified of their admission in May. Students will need to complete an essay and submit an official high school transcript as part of their application. All students selected to participate in the Trulaske Business Academy are awarded a scholarship to cover the cost of the general cost of the program (i.e. meals, lodging, activities).For more information and the application click: HERE
- Special attention is paid to the areas of accounting, finance, management and marketing, which are areas of study in our college.
- Students interact with faculty and staff from the Trulaske College of Business in a classroom setting.
- Hands-on activities and team competitions are incorporated into the lessons to help students connect the material to the real world.
- Alumni and corporate partners lead activities to help students explore career opportunities in business.
- Students are exposed to lessons about professionalism, team work, communication, and leadership skills.
Stanford University Pre-Collegiate Studies ProgramsStanford programs offer highly motivated, intellectually curious students the opportunity to investigate topics not typically taught in secondary schools. Students engage in small classes taught by instructors who are experts in their fields and passionate about teaching. In this setting, students hone their academic skills and form new friendships with intellectual peers. Students in Stanford's residential programs get a taste of college life on the beautiful Stanford campus. Past students have described their Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies experience as life-changing.Stanford High School Summer College: Ages 16-19Stanford’s High School Summer College is an academically selective program that provides high-achieving high school students access to undergraduate education at one of America’s most respected universities. The program runs eight weeks and provides academic, social, and intellectual opportunities not found in a high school classroom. Participants enroll as visiting undergraduate students in Stanford’s Summer Quarter and take the same courses as Stanford undergraduates. Summer College students interact with peers from across the United States, and around the world, and may participate in a full array of unique co-curricular and recreational activities available on campus and in the culturally rich San Francisco Bay Area.Find out more about the High School Summer College: http://summercollege.stanford.edu/Stanford Summer Humanities Institute: Grades 10-11Enrich your love of history and philosophy. The Summer Humanities Institute is a three-week residential program where rising high school juniors and seniors explore the big questions at the heart of the humanities in seminars led by distinguished Stanford professors. Students will spend the first two weeks intensively studying and researching a topic in history or philosophy, attending daily lectures by the faculty members, and participating in group discussions and activities in the afternoon. During their third week, students work closely with their professors, graduate students, and writing mentors to produce original research projects.Find out more about the Summer Humanities Institute HEREStanford Summer Arts Institute: Grades 9-11Creativity. Innovation. Experience how the Arts live at Stanford! In our newest residential program, students come together for a three-week intensive arts program offering academically challenging, interdisciplinary courses in art, visual design, music, and drama. The Stanford Summer Arts Institute will offer up to six courses that emphasize the essential connections between the arts and other areas of study, including neuroscience, computer science, engineering, entrepreneurship, and more.Find out more about the Summer Arts Institute: http://summerartsinstitute.stanford.edu/Stanford Sports Business Academy: Grades 10-11
Students get a glimpse into the world of sports and entertainment, with a focus on management, law, negotiation, marketing, and leadership.Find out more about Sports Business Academy HEREArtificial Intelligence Laboratory’s Outreach Summer Program: Grade 9
The Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory has opened its lab doors with a summer program aimed at increasing the number of women in science.Find out more about AI Lab Outreach HERESummer Institutes: Grades 8-11
A three-week summer residential program where students engage in single-subject intensive study and benefit from small class size and academically themed residences.
Find out more about Summer Institutes HERE
Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC): Grades 10-11
SUMaC welcomes an elite group of talented current students from around the world for intensive study in advanced mathematics.Find our more about SUMaC HERE
University-Level Online Math and Physics: Grades 9-12
13 courses are offered throughout the year to give students the opportunity to take an advanced offering of math and physics courses not typically available in secondary schools.Find out more HERE
Stanford Online High School: Grades 7-12
Through vibrant, real-time, online seminars, the rigorous curriculum challenges students to reason analytically, think creatively, and argue critically. Stanford OHS offers a number of enrollment options including taking a single course.Find out more HERE
Stephens College Summer CampsCamp Citizen Jane (High School Film Camp)
Girls only | Grades 9-12
Camp Citizen Jane empowers young women to tell their story, their way. It’s all part of our mission to have more women represented in film and the film industry. It’s also an amazing way to get creative, learn to collaborate and build leadership skills. (And you’ll have access to Stephens’ film equipment, students and faculty.) You may even prepare your film for a film festival.Register at https://www.stephens.edu/services/summer-camps/Equestrian Overnight Experience
Girls only | Grades 8-12
Stephens’ equestrian tradition continues with a camp designed for the more experienced rider. Here you’ll have the opportunity for riding or driving twice a day. All sessions will be taught by talented, award-winning faculty, assisted by champion-level assistants. Enjoy field trips exposing you to the equestrian world and careers. Stay and learn right here on our historic campus for a complete equestrian program experience. All housing and meals provided.Register at https://www.stephens.edu/services/summer-camps/
University of Dayton - High School ProgramsPrograms include:METEC: Minority Engineering and Technology Enrichment Camp for Young MenJune 17-23, 2018Women in Engineering Summer Camp
June 24-29, 2018Summer Honors Engineering CampJuly 8-13, 2018Entrepreneurship 101June 17-29, 2018Leadership 101June 17-29, 2018Summer AdvancementJune 25-August 4, 2018For more information about the programs above visit: https://udayton.edu/apply/undergraduate/hsprograms/index.phpUniversity of Tulsa Screenwriting and Filmmaking Residential CampsScreenwriting CampDevelop the techniques to create your vision, learn how to sell your ideas and create scripts that are exciting and unique.Filmmaking CampUnderstand the shot, break down the script and bring your film to life in post-production.For more information about TU's Screenwriting and Filmmaking Camps visit: http://utulsa.edu/filmcamps
University of Tulsa Music Camps & WorkshopsThe School of Music at The University of Tulsa offers a variety of camps and workshops for different audiences. Please visit the event calendar listing for more information about each camp.
For more information about TU's Music Camps & Workshops visit: https://artsandsciences.utulsa.edu/academics/departments-schools/music/music-camps-workshops/
- Academy for Pianists - June 4-8, 2018: The University of Tulsa 2018 Academy for Pianists is open to intermediate to advanced level piano students, grades 9-12. Students will work with TU piano faculty and attend seminars, workshops and presentations designed to equip pianists with the necessary skills for a career in music, or to simply enrich their lives through music performance and informed listening. The 2018 camp will feature guest artists, Danny and DeAnna Calhoun.
- Summer Jazz Camp - July 8-14, 2018: The educational focus of the camp will be based on a curriculum encompassing jazz theory & ear training, jazz improvisation, jazz history, jazz performance (big band, combo, guitar ensemble, vocal), and group lessons and master classes. Open to all students 9th grade through college.
- Vocal & Choral Camp - July 30-Aug 3, 2018: This 5-day summer camp is for high school-aged singers who love vocal and choral music. TU vocal faculty along with guest artists will guide students in the preparation of classical solos appropriate for auditions and contests as well as in semi-staged operatic scenes. The choral portion will feature choral repertoire selected for this camp, including All-State mixed choral music preparation for the coming academic year.
Washington University (Wash U) Summer InstitutesHigh School Summer Institutes combine traditional undergraduate class and lab curriculum with organized field trips, guest lectures, and hands-on activities in order for you to gain valuable academic and career experience. Institutes are divided into morning and afternoon sessions. You will have assigned readings and assignments throughout the program. Every student completes a student reflection essay and a final project which varies for each institute. In the evenings, students attend academic seminars, workshops, and social events. Institutes are open to current high school students from across the country and around the world. You will live on campus, enjoy a variety of social opportunities, and prepare yourself for college success! Learn about life on campus during a WUSTL Summer Experience. High School Summer Institutes are noncredit, academic programs--not summer camps.For more information on Wash U's Summer Institutes: http://summerexperiences.wustl.edu
Wentworth Institute of Technology Design & Build ProgramThe Department of Architecture at Wentworth has planned a four-week “design and build” program for high school students entering grade 10 and above, called summerFAB. Participants can stay on campus or commute to Wentworth on a daily
basis. Students who successfully complete the program and later enroll in Wentworth's Architecture program can use SummerFAB to replace a four-credit elective course in Architecture. Graduates of summerFAB will also be eligible to receive a one-time $2000 tuition scholarship toward their freshman year tuition at Wentworth.For more information visit the SummerFAB website
Western Illinois University Summer CampsFrom "flying" on broomsticks to fishing in the Mississippi River, Western Illinois University's summer camps are a wonderful experience for youth of all ages. Sponsored by the Office of Study Abroad and Outreach, WIU has a variety of options to draw in students from the region, state and even country. These programs span the entire months of June and July, for youth in grades 4-12, and are either commuter or residential programs.For full program information, visit the summer camp website at: wiu.edu/summeryouth