US Summer Enrichment Opportunities

Summer Program Finder is a user-friendly search tool for finding pre-college programs and summer opportunities for high school students.

Check out the opportunities below for once in a lifetime summer enrichment experiences:

The camp is a challenging, meaningful adventure camp that builds understanding of small-group leadership techniques, leadership ethics, teamwork, problem solving, and communication.

Missouri University of Science and Technology (gr. 8-11)
Offers a variety of camps such as CyberMiner Camp, EcoGirl, Minority Introduction to Technology & Engineering, and Explosives Camp

Oxbridge Academic Programs (gr. 9-12)
Designed to give young people the opportunity to live and study in the historic and scholarly centers that are Oxford, Cambridge, St. Andrews, Paris Montpellier, Barcelona, Salamanca, and Boston or to immerse themselves in the vibrant cultures of New York and Los Angeles.

Smith College (gr. 9-12)
Summer Pre-college Programs offer intellectually stimulating and unique opportunities for high school girls.

Broadreach (gr. 9-12)
From animal science to scuba and sailing to STEM programs, Broadreach has summer adventures to fit all areas of interest.

Denison University (gr. 10-11)
Reynolds Young Writers Workshop offered to only 36 students in June.

Stevens Institute of Technology (gr. 9-11)
Calling all hungry minds! Announcing 2017 Pre-College Programs for high school students.

Summer at Duke University (gr. 9-12)
Use your summer to prepare for college while taking classes, going on excursions, enjoying great residential activities, and making friends from around the world!

Female Rowing at UW Madison (gr. 9-12)
Winter one-day clinics and summer overnight camps for students with rowing experience or who have never held an oar.

University of Notre Dame Pre-College Programs (gr. 10 & 11)
Participants praise the program for its capacity to bring them out of their comfort zone with challenging academics, as well as inspire and excite them by providing a taste of all aspects of college life.

Putney Student Travel (gr. 9-12 and Middle School)
Putney has collaborated with National Geographic to offer an array of unique trips around the world featuring hands-on projects.

Where There Be Dragons (gr. 9-12)
There are three core values at the heart of every Dragons study abroad program: Global Citizenship, Self Exploration, and Leadership & Skill-Building.

USC Summer Programs
USC has expanded their course offerings for 2017! Choose from over 20 courses in multiple disciplines and topics all taught by USC faculty and staff.

University of Southern California will be selecting 20 outstanding grade 10 and 11 applicants to attend Chevron’s Frontiers of Energy Resources Summer Program.

Each year the Carlson School invites high-achieving sophomores and juniors to engage in two unique week-long business challenges during June and July. Participants sample college business classes, do a live case study for a real business, visit local companies, and meet business leaders all while spending a week at the University of Minnesota.

Global Scholar/International Relations Program for High School Youth 2017 (Gr. 8-12)
Are you ready to face the new challenges in our global future? Do you have the leadership skills and the initiative needed to influence foreign policy?

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies (Gr. 8-12)
The program offers 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.

Colorado College Summer Session (Gr. 10-11)
In addition to taking a course for college credit, students participate in robust co-curricular programming designed to support their holistic growth, such as hikes in the Rocky Mountains, outdoor yoga classes, community service opportunities, arts, and performance. They will also participate in special information sessions with our Office of Admission, get tips on college application writing and interviews, and rising seniors can choose to interview with the admission office.

Sewanee Young Writers’ Conference at the University of the South is just the place for your aspiring authors, poets, and playwrights. 

(Gr. 9-12): Run by medical students in over 30 cities nationwide with 2 locations in Chicago (Downtown and North Suburbs), Camp Cardiac and Camp Neuro are 1-week summer day camps open to high school students interested in exploring careers in medicine.

St. John’s College Summer Academy: Great Books and Great Conversations (age 15-18)
You’ll participate in an eclectic array of workshops–from poetry writing to archery to swing dance–and enjoy off-campus excursions to museums and historic sites. 

Summers at WPI (gr. 10 & 11)
Worcester Polytechnic Institute offers two different workshops options where you’ll focus on one STEM discipline and enroll in one humanities and arts workshop.

PAFA Summer Academy (gr. 9-12)
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts offers a five-week, college-level art making experience in the nation’s first and premier school of art.

The University of Chicago (Gr. 9-11)
Students can immerse themselves in the exceptional academic environment through the Summer Session programs.

Beloit College Language Immersion Program (Gr. 9-12, college students, working professionals and adult learners)
The Center for Language Studies offers 3.5 or 7 week sessions of immersive language study in Chinese, Japanese, and Russian.

Miami University Summer Scholars Program (Gr 10 & 11):
Miami’s Summer Scholars Program provides a rich, early college experience for academically talented students from across the globe.