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Summer Enrichment 2023






Summer Enrichment Programs


What are YOU doing this summer?


The following list is a large sampling of the many program announcements Hickman receives each year.  This listing is for informational purposes only; it does not constitute an endorsement by Hickman High School or the Counseling Office of any program.  It is the responsibility of students and parents to further research any programs they might decide to patronize.


*Scroll all the way through to the end of the list.  There are local, state, national and international programs listed.


Local Summer Programs:


Columbia College Summer Camps: Offering a wide range of camps open to experts and beginners alike. You’ll learn from CC faculty, meet current students, and get hands-on experience in everything from nursing to art. For more information, see





Mizzou Summer Camps: Do you enjoy doing your own scientific research? Do you have interest in veterinary or human biology? What about getting your hands dirty and helping the planet through environmental sciences? Maybe you fancy yourself an artist, musician or even a five-star chef. At Mizzou, we have camps and academies related to all kinds of fun and fascinating stuff. For more information,




Mini Medical School



The Audrey Walton Youth Leadership Program: (FREE) Provides opportunities for Missouri youth (high school juniors & seniors) to gain skills that will assist them in becoming leaders in their communities and schools. This program promotes the importance of leadership, physical fitness, higher education, and a healthy lifestyle. For more information, see

CYCLE (Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience):  CYCLE brings in some of the brightest young leaders from across Missouri. The focus is to show students more about electric cooperatives, teach leadership skills and experience Missouri state government. The program includes nationally known speakers and a day at the state Capitol. For more information, see,Missouri%20Electric%20Cooperatives%20and%20Missouri



Missouri Summer Programs:


Anytown Youth Leadership Institute: The Anytown Youth Leadership Institute, a program of The National Conference for Community and Justice of Metropolitan St. Louis (NCCJSTL), is a unique 8-day residential program for high-school-aged youth. For more information, see


Boone Electric Washington D.C. Youth Tour: 80 Missouri high school juniors join 1,500 students from 44 other states to Washington, D.C., every summer. Students attend a conference sponsored by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. The conference includes sessions on youth leadership, discussions on community issues and solutions, and motivational speeches by todays recognized leaders. You have the chance to meet your senators and representatives, too!


Cottey College Summer Programs:  A weeklong residential workshop for high school girls who are interested in science, leadership, dance, music, or computer programming.  For more information, see


Leadership in Practice: A leadership emersion program, provided by the Missouri Chamber Education Foundation. For three days in June on Westminster College’s campus Missouri’s brightest rising sophomore student leaders come together. For more information, see


Missouri Military Academy: Missouri Military Academy hosts a Leadership, Confidence and Band camp as well as a Summer Academy each summer (Boys and Girls). For more information see,


University of Missouri-Kansas City: Kansas City Design Discovery is a four-day program for prospective students interested in the design professions of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Architecture/Product Design or Urban Planning/Design.


Missouri State Innovation Academy (Springfield):  Offered for 3 weeks each summer, provides students with the opportunity to link their aptitudes with promising futures.  For more information, see


Missouri Cadet Patrol Academy:  This five-day program by the Missouri State Highway Patrol offers young men and women firsthand experience of the role of Law Enforcement in promoting and safeguarding American freedoms and rights.  For more information, see

Missouri S&T (Rolla): Offers 16 science and technology camps (minority and women focus available), all focusing on “hands on” activities.  For more information, see

MITE: Minority Introduction to Engineering (Rolla):  High school juniors and seniors that are interested in a career in engineering, math, science, or technology.  Minority students for this program include African American, Native Americans and Hispanic Americans.  For more information see, 

Missouri Science and Technology (Rolla):  Learn more about career options for women in engineering, math, and science. Programs include Girls Go Green, It’s a Girl Thing and Summer Solutions for Girls.  For more information see,


MODOT’S Annual Youth Transportation Conference:  FREE, the six-day conference will be packed with sessions on bridge building, building, and testing, surveying, and various competitions.  Speakers from MU Civil Engineering and various related organizations.  For more information see,


The Joyce Ivy Foundation: Provides scholarships to help young women from Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Michigan in their pursuit of higher education opportunities at leading academic institutions.  For more information, see


Kansas City Art Institute Pre-College Art Lab:  Three-week residency program.  Discover the daring and commitment it takes to be an artist.  For more information, see


Lindenwood University’s Summer camps:    For more information, see


Rhode Island School of Design (RISD): Designed for high school students interested in pursuing art and design in college, join RISD’s online intensive for changemakers to develop your art practice, learn new ways to collaborate and create a future you’re excited about. For more information, see


Sewanee/The University of the South: From the arts, to fieldwork, to creative writing, Sewanee's pre-college programs give high school students a taste of life on the Domain during one of the most beautiful times of the year. For more information, see


Southeast Missouri (Cape Girardeau): Summer at Southeast offers a wide variety of academic, athletic, and special interest opportunities to area youth ranging in age. Each program or camp is designed to highlight a particular field of study, interest, and/or skill and to encourage everyone to explore their potential. For more information, see


St. Louis University (SLU): We offer more than 50 camps and academies for Pre-K through high school aged students, nearly 500 college credit courses and host numerous conferences and events. For more information, see


Truman Institute Summer Academies: The home of summer academies at Truman State University. Checkout the Joseph Baldwin Academy, STAPH, Healthcare Academy and Zombie Scholars Academy!  For more information, see


Washington University High School Summer Scholars Program: Offers two 5-week sessions.  For more information, see





National Summer Programs:


Alfred University: Institute for Women Leaders of Tomorrow.  For rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. For more information, see


American University School of Communication: Discover the World of Communication, a hands-on experience in communication for high school students. Programs in journalism, film, photography, and communication. One to four-week programs. For more information see


American University:  Running Start encourages high school girls from across the country to channel their leadership into politics.  Free of charge and travel scholarships are available.  For more information see,


ASA Summerfuel Pre-college and Cultural Immersion Programs: Pre-college programs at UMass/Amherst, UC/Berkeley, Oxford and Cambridge Universities, Study Abroad in France, Spain, Italy, Costa Rica; College Admissions Prep at Columbia, Tufts, UC/Berkeley. For more information, see


Bard College Institute for Writing and Thinking: Three week writing and thinking workshops offered at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Lewis and Clark College, Lake Forest College.  For more information, see


Barnard Pre-college Program: One and four-week coed liberal arts programs, one week Young

Women’s Leadership Institute. For more information, see


Boston University Summer Term: Six-week high school honors program offering college credit courses and scientific research projects. Two-week summer challenge program to preview college life and coursework. For more information, see


Brandeis BIMA Summer Arts Program: Arts program with a Jewish focus for students finishing grades 9-11. For more information, see


Bradley University Summer Enrichment Camp:  An exciting learning experience by participating in one of our programs: Game Development & Design, Hospitality Leadership, It's All Business, Leadership Development or Pre-Law.  For more information see,


Berkeley Career Explorations: UC Berkeley summer internships in various careers (including architecture, fashion, medicine). Four and six-week programs.  For more information, see


CDC Disease Detective Camp (DDC):  FREE.  Campers will take on the roles of disease detectives and learn how CDC safeguards the national health.  For more information, see



Carleton Liberal Arts Experience: FREE. One-week program. For information see


Choate Rosemary Hall Summer Programs: Wide range of courses offered. Rolling admission. For more information, see


Colorado College Summer Programs: Three sessions offering a wide range of credit and non-credit courses.  For more information, see


Concordia Language Villages: Coming to the Language Villages for a summer language immersion program is just like entering a new country!  For more information, see


Cornell Catalyst Program: Summer residential program for high school students from severely underrepresented groups who excel in math and science and want to learn more about careers in engineering. For more information see


Cornell Curie Academy: One-week residential pre-engineering program for current sophomore or junior girls who excel in math. For more information, see


Cornell University Summer College Programs for High School Students: One, three, four, and six-week programs for 10-12th graders, earning college credits. For more info, see


Duke University Summer Session: Our course offerings include the tried and true – think biology, chemistry, physics, math, and statistics – as well as the novel and innovative. Select a traditional 6-week term to focus on one or two classes or immerse yourself in a single course in a 4-week intensive term.


The Emory Pre-College Program: A summer academic program for high school students. It gives college-bound rising juniors and rising seniors an exciting glimpse of academic and residential life at a top-ranked national university. For more information, see


Furman Summer Scholars: The Summer Scholars program is an academic enrichment program that engages rising juniors and seniors in small group settings under the direction of Furman faculty members.  For more info,


George Washington University:  Science and Engineering Apprenticeship program for students over 16 yrs with an interest in science and math.  Department of Defense laboratories for an 8-week paid apprenticeship ($2,000).  For more information, see


Georgetown Summer Programs:  High school students participate in college classes and advance their academic skills through a variety of challenging learning experiences lasting from eight days to ten weeks.  For more information, see


Harvard Summer Programs: 200 credit and non-credit courses, special courses in drama math and writing. For more information, see


Hillsdale College Summer Travel Course: Rising high school juniors and seniors are invited to earn college credit with Hillsdale faculty in an intensive two-week summer travel seminar. For more information, see


INSPIRIT AI: AI Scholars Live Online is a 10 session (25-hour) program that exposes high school students to fundamental AI concepts and guides them to build a socially impactful project. Taught by our team of graduate students from Stanford University. For more information, see


Junior Statesmen Summer School: Three and four-week summer courses at Georgetown, Stanford, Princeton, or Yale for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have a passionate interest in politics, government, and current events. For more information, see


Keio Academy of New York: US-Japan Summer Cultural Experience.  Through group-oriented projects, participants communicate in both Japanese and English and develop a cross cultural understanding that can contribute to international goodwill in the future.


Michigan Math and Science Scholars Program:  Two 2-week sessions feature small, intense math and science courses.  For more information, see


Mississippi State University Design Discovery: The College of Architecture Art + Design (CAAD) is offering an eight-day summer workshop that is intended to answer many of the questions about architecture and interior design as a field of study and as a profession. For more information see,


MIT:  MITES (Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science) Six-week program that prepares promising rising seniors for careers in engineering and science.  For more information, see


Morehouse College:  School of medicine summer pipeline programs. For more information, see


National Student Leadership Conference: Select from 19 different summer programs across a wide variety of disciplines and careers, Business, Government & Law, S.T.E.M., Leadership, Performing & Media Arts. For more information, see


National Space Club Scholars Program:  It is open to students 16 years old who have completed the 10th grade by June 2009 and have demonstrated high academic success and have an interest in space science or engineering as a career.  For more information, see


Northwestern University School of Communications Summer Programs for High School Students: Programs in film and video, speech, theatre arts, and policy debate. For more information, see   


Notre Dame Seminars: African American Scholars, Latino Community Leadership Seminar, Global Issues Seminar. For more information, see


NYU Precollege Program:  Students get to choose from 30 academic areas.  All courses are taught by NYU’s prestigious faculty.  For more information, see


Phillips Academy:  This summer session is five weeks of study in Andover, MA.  This program encompasses classes (of your choice), recreational afternoon activities, engaging trips to colleges, social and cultural opportunities. There is financial aid available for the bright motivated student who has real need.  For more information, see


Pratt Institute: Students are immersed in a program of art, design, architecture, or creative writing, modeled after Pratt's undergraduate offerings. For more information, see


Princeton University:  Summer Journalism Program for low income sophomores or juniors with at least a 3.5 GPA.  Cost is FREE including travel.  For more information, see


Sarah Lawrence College Summer Program: Three and six-week courses in writing, film, visual arts, and music, and a six-week program composed of three two-week courses in history, theatre, and literature. Filmmaking intensive available to current juniors and seniors. For more information, see


School of the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston) Pre-college Summer Studio: Six-week program offering rotations in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, video, digital photography, and sound art. For more information, see


Smith College Summer Precollege Programs: Girls who will be in high school (grades 9-12) in fall 2017 are eligible. Science, Engineering, Writing, History and Sustainability.  For more information, see


Snow Farm High School Summer in Art: Two two-week residential sessions offering workshops in drawing and color, glassblowing, ceramics, textiles, welding, flameworking, photography, and metals.  For information, see


South Dakota School of Mines and Technology:  Camp for boys is a one-week introduction to the world of technology and engineering. For information, see


Stanford University: High school Summer College offering current high school juniors and seniors (and mature high school sophomores) courses in sciences, humanities, arts, and languages for college credit.  For more information see


Stanford InspiritAI: AI Camp for High School Students by Stanford Alumni and Graduate Students. For more information, see


Summer Discovery Pre-college enrichment for High School Students: Programs at UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, UC San Diego, Michigan, Georgetown, Northeastern U., Cambridge, and various locations in Spain and Italy. For more information, see


Syracuse University Summer College: Six-week, credit-bearing courses, and two-week, non-credit programs in art and music. For more information, see


Taft Summer School: Academic courses and school year abroad. Rolling admissions. For more information, see


University of Maryland, College Park:  Women in Engineering. For more information, see


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.  For more information, see


University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Architecture: Career Explorations in Architecture, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture Workshop. This camp offers a unique experience to investigate issues surrounding design, learn more about the design professions and what it's like to be a college student. For more information, see


The University of Tulsa Summer Residential Camps in SCREENWRITING and FILMMAKING:  For high school students, from entering freshmen to graduating seniors.  For more information, see



US Performing Arts Camps:  Offering many locations across the country presenting over 25 specialty training programs in the fields of film, television, theater, dance, and other digital media.


Vanderbilt University Pre-College P.A.V.E. Program:  Six-week course designed to strengthen the academic skills of students who are planning to enter a college engineering, pre-med, science, or technology program.  For more information, see


Wentworth Institute of Technology: The Department of Architecture has a four-week “design and build” program for high school students entering grade 10 and above, called summerFAB. For more information see,


Wesleyan Center for Creative Youth: Summer arts residency for students entering 10th-12th grades, includes concentrations in theatre, musical theatre, technical theatre, music (instrumental or vocal), dance, creative writing, filmmaking, visual arts, and photography. For more information, see


Yale Young Global Scholars: Meet a talented community of fellow students, engaging with world-renowned professors, and interacting with extraordinary visiting practitioners. For more information, see



International Summer Programs:


ASF Summer Programs:  You’ve been working hard all year. Reward yourself—and learn something new on an AFS program! Japan, Costa Rica, France, Italy, and Spain! For more information, see


ASA Summerfuel Pre-College and Cultural Immersion Programs: Pre-college programs at Oxford and Cambridge Universities, Study Abroad in France, Spain, Italy, and Costa Rica. For more information see


Cambridge Institute of China Business Research: Most summer programs in China offer only tourism or language study, CICBR provides experiential education in international business.  For more information see


CIEE Dominican Republic Summer Enrichment: For any student looking for a significant language and volunteer experience in the summer, For more information see  


The Experiment in International Living:  Giving high school students the unique opportunity to enrich themselves and the world around them by offering three-, four-, and five-week programs in 30 countries around the world.  For more information, see


Global Leadership Adventures: Three-week travel and community service programs in Brazil, Costa Rica, and South Africa. For more information see


International Doorways: 3 and 4-week programs in Bali, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, and Africa, featuring community service, short internships, language immersion. For more information, see


International Seminar Series: Service learning in Paris. 35-40 high school students combine classes in French with community service. For more information see


Oxbridge Academic Programs: Academic programs in England, Scotland, France, Spain, and USA for grades 9-12, rolling admission. For more information see


Oxford Advanced Studies Program: Small seminars for current high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. For more information, see


University of St. Andrews: Scottish Studies and Creative Writing Summer Programs. For more information, see


Where There Be Dragons: Four to six-week summer programs in Asia and South America emphasizing experiential education, travel, service learning. Rolling admissions. For more information see


World Strides: University- based. Immersion Programs, Service Learning. Africa, Asia, Europe. North America, South America.