Summer Enrichment

Below is a list of opportunities WE HIGHLIGHTED FOR THE SUMMER OF 2021. PLEASE CHECK BACK NEXT SPRING FOR 2022 OPPORTUNITIES!

Banson NYC In-Person Fashion Camps for 2021

Banson NYC is hopeful our world will be in a very different place by Summer 2021, and will be offering in-person Fashion Summer Camps again, as well as three Virtual Fashion Camp options, as well. 

Banson NYC In-Person Fashion Camps for 2021
(Session A: June 13 – June 18, 2021)
(Session B: July 11 – July 16, 2021)

Banson NYC offers two NYC Fashion Summer Camps for high school students. They are designed for teens entering 9th through 12th grade. Each week-long session will teach students the fundamentals of the fashion industry by providing an insider’s perspective. Students will stay at the LIM College Residence Hall on the Upper Eastside. Each morning, the group will be picked up at the dorm by a Banson NYC representative; from there, the group will depart for industry visits, seminars and activities of the day. Each evening will consist of planned group activities. Enrollment is limited to 20 campers per session; applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis. 

Cost: $1975.00 per student, or $1785.00 per student if they register with a friend. 

 

Banson NYC Virtual Fashion Camps for 2021
All Banson NYC Virtual Camps are designed for high school and college students. Banson NYC will offer a week of traditional camp introducing students to different careers in the industry — and they have added two more weeks of specialty camps, as well: one in Styling and one in Fashion Design. 

  • Banson NYC Virtual Fashion Career Camp
    (Session C: June 20 – June 25, 2021)
    This week-long program will teach students the fundamentals of the fashion industry by providing an insider’s perspective. Banson will design each camp to spotlight a wide variety of careers in the industry – merchandising, media, design, styling, buying, blogging, public relations, production to name a few. Each week will also include interactive activities like a Master Class in Beauty with your own personal beauty box, a sustainable design project with a chance to win a prize and tips on successful interviewing techniques and appropriate attire to wear. The program culminates with a panel discussion from former students on how they landed internships and advice they have for making your college choice the right fit for you. Each camp will be 18-20 hours long. Orientation will take place on Sunday afternoon and the program begins on Monday at 11:00 am (NYC time). Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis.

    The cost is $650.00 per student but use code STAYWELL to receive 20% off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Banson NYC Where Fashion Design Begins Camp
    (Session D: June 28 – July 2, 2021)
    In this week-long program students will experience the very first step of fashion design: finding inspiration. Throughout the week students will learn about inspiration and how to create a mood board. The week will simulate how a designer finds inspiration and brings it to life using visual imagery of color, shape and form. Upon completion, students will have an original mood board of their own creation. The camp will have 10 hours of live instruction + offline hours. The program begins on Monday at 11:00 am (NYC time). Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis.

    The cost is $375.00 per student but use code STAYWELL to receive 20% off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Banson NYC From Closet to Concept Camp
    (Session E: July 19 – July 23, 2021)
    In this week-long program students will learn about styling through their own closets. Throughout the week they will uncover their personal style, learn about different fashion styles and how attitude and feeling dictate style and much more. Upon completion, students will understand that style affects their success in every aspect of life. They will gain greater self-awareness, a new point of view and knowledge that will prepare them for college interviews, networking, social occasions and much more. The camp will have 10 hours of live instruction + offline hours. The program begins on Monday at 11:00 am (NYC time). We accept applications on a first come, first served basis.

    The cost is $375.00 per student but use code STAYWELL to receive 20% off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Boston University’s Academy of Media Production

Creative high school students develop their cinematic and journalistic storytelling skills producing films, videos, visual effects, webcasts and more at Boston University’s Academy of Media Production. AMP’s daily livestream is collaborative remote learning unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.

The application deadline is March 31, 2021.

Program Dates: July 5 – 31, 2021
Program Info & Application Materialsbu.edu/amp
Questions? Contact the program at [email protected]

Summer Career Explorations

Summer Career Explorations at Calvin University is a unique opportunity for current freshmen through senior high school students.

Students are invited to join us this summer to learn about a specific field of study and some of the careers they can consider in that field.

There are many fantastic tracks to choose from: Biology, Digital Filmmaking, Graphic Design, History, Nursing, Sports Communication, and Strategic Communication.

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity! Register by March 15 for a $300 discount. Learn more: https://calvin.edu/offices-services/college-access-programs/programs/summer-career-explorations/

Colorado College Pre-College Program

Are you anxious to get out of the house, meet new friends, and even earn some college credit? Apply to Pre-College at CC!! Courses for Summer 2021 are listed and applications are open. If you apply by March 31, we will waive the application fee and you will be eligible to apply for financial aid.

This summer’s offerings include:

  • Marketing for Entrepreneurs
  • Viruses: The Biology of Epidemics
  • Cross Genre Writing Workshop

Our classes will be held in-person and students will live on-campus and participate in CC’s residential experience (following proper social distancing protocols).

Cornell University Precollege Summer Program

Due to COVID-19, Cornell University’s Precollege Summer Program is offering courses exclusively online this summer.

As one of the nation’s longest running and most highly regarded precollege academic programs, it gives motivated students the chance to

  • Get a head start on college by earning 3 to 6 credits and a Cornell transcript
  • Immerse themselves in rigorous university courses taught by top Cornell faculty
  • Prep for college applications with one-on-one admissions counseling
  • Connect with a diverse group of high school students from around the world

Students choose from undergraduate Cornell courses in Arts and Architecture, Business and Hospitality, Health and Humanities, International Relations, Science and Technology, Social Change, Veterinary Medicine, and more. You can also create your own six- or nine-week program.

Courses are offered between June 1 and August 3, 2021. Limited financial aid is available.

Denison University: Reynolds Young Writers Workshop

Every summer we look forward to hosting talented high school juniors and seniors to-be at Denison University for the acclaimed Reynolds Young Writers Workshop. The workshop is an eight-day residential program that incorporates small creative writing workshops, group sessions with Denison creative writing faculty and notable visiting writers, and much more.

Only 48 students get the chance to participate each June at our campus in Granville, OH. What does that mean for your students? They’ll experience small, intimate writing workshops and one-on-one interactions with professional writers. Plus, they’ll connect with our close-knit community of writing teachers, mentors, and peers from around the world.

Our faculty features award-winning authors whose work has appeared in publications like The New YorkerThe Atlantic, and SB Nation; who have published books; who care deeply about storytelling; and who love to teach.

The program runs from June 20-27, 2021. Financial assistance is available to families who qualify, and information about the program is online at reynolds.denison.edu. Applications must be submitted no later than Sunday, March 8, 2021, at 11:59 p.m.

Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation’s Precollege Program

What’s summer without stimulation for the brain and engaging in amazing activities? Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation’s precollege program is perfect for talented high school math and science students this summer.

We’re hosting a series of virtual information sessions so you can learn more about the Engineering Innovation experience.

ZOOM INFORMATION SESSIONS
Hosted by Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation program directors. During this session, you’ll hear from and talk with the amazing team behind the program and learn more about our engaging hands-on activities, how to apply, and more. A former student will also share their perspective.Saturday, Feb 27 at noon EDT
Thursday, March 11 at 6 p.m. EDT
Tuesday, March 23 at noon EDT

Ask questions and get insider details about the admissions process, understand how to earn college credit, and more from program staff.

Space is limited, so click the button below to register now!

Johns Hopkins Pre-College Programs

PRE-COLLEGE SUMMER PROGRAM VIRTUAL FAIR
Hosted by Summer Study in the USA. Members of our staff are booth participants at this informative event for pre-college programs. Stop by and chat with us.

Feb. 20 @ 11 a.m. EDT
Mar. 3 @ 7 p.m. EDT
Apr. 10 @ 11 am EDT

MIT, in partnership with Stanford University

A team of Stanford and MIT mentors is offering free resources for students to initiate their AI (Artificial Intelligence) journey.

  • Our Basics of AI for High School Students guide covers the fundamentals of artificial intelligence and points students to additional materials to help them take the next step in exploring key technical and ethical questions.
  • Our Building AI Projects for High School Students guide provides a step-by-step framework for high school students to design and implement a project that applies AI to a domain they care about. Educators may also use this guide to integrate AI projects into their classes!
  • Students can watch a recording of our recent webinar, Preparing High School Students for an AI-Powered Future, where a group of our instructors from MIT, Stanford, Cambridge, and Amazon discussed how high school students can combine their passions with AI and lead innovative and impactful careers in the fields of their choice.

As a reminder, applications for our spring and summer programs close on March 31st. We invite students to apply here!

What’s summer without stimulation for the brain and engaging in amazing activities? Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation’s precollege program is perfect for talented high school math and science students this summer.

We’re hosting a series of virtual information sessions so you can learn more about the Engineering Innovation experience.

ZOOM INFORMATION SESSIONS
Hosted by Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation program directors. During this session, you’ll hear from and talk with the amazing team behind the program and learn more about our engaging hands-on activities, how to apply, and more. A former student will also share their perspective.Saturday, Feb 27 at noon EDT
Thursday, March 11 at 6 p.m. EDT
Tuesday, March 23 at noon EDT

Ask questions and get insider details about the admissions process, understand how to earn college credit, and more from program staff.

Space is limited, so click the button below to register now!

Johns Hopkins Pre-College Programs

PRE-COLLEGE SUMMER PROGRAM VIRTUAL FAIR
Hosted by Summer Study in the USA. Members of our staff are booth participants at this informative event for pre-college programs. Stop by and chat with us.

Feb. 20 @ 11 a.m. EDT
Mar. 3 @ 7 p.m. EDT
Apr. 10 @ 11 am EDT

Summer SCholars (In-Person or Online)

Discover your passions on campus or online this summer and earn college credit!

Summer Scholars
Program Dates: June 26 – July 10, 2021

  • Study one of 25 program tracks on Notre Dame’s campus. You’ll discover the world-class academics, community, and spirituality that make ND so unique.
  • Experience college life as you bond with other students in your dorm, eat meals in the dining hall, serve together with local organizations, and have a blast at all of the campus events!
  • Available to current high school sophomores and juniors

Summer Scholars Online
Program Dates: July 14 – 27, 2021

  • So much more than an online class! First, you’ll get an introduction to college-level academics in one of 20 virtual course tracks taught by ND faculty. You’ll also participate in fun virtual activities and meet students from all over the world.
  • Get an inside look at the opportunities available as a student at Notre Dame! Virtual ND LIVE events and information sessions are available to Summer Scholars Online participants and are led by Notre Dame Undergraduate Admissions, Financial Aid, Notre Dame International, current Notre Dame students, and more!
  • Available to current high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors

Applications for Summer Scholars and Summer Scholars Online are due February 16, 2021. Financial aid is available.

New York University Precollege

NYU Precollege gives rising juniors and seniors the unparalleled opportunity to spend their summer experiencing academics at NYU. For six dynamic weeks, high schoolers can take online college-level courses for credit, develop their essay-writing skills, and learn how to manage their time, all while connecting with NYU Precollege and undergraduate students from around the world.

Applications for NYU Precollege Summer 2021 are open!

Our summer 2021 NYU Precollege program runs from July 5 to August 13. For scholarship consideration, students should apply well before the deadline, April 1, 2021.

Penn Summer Academies

July 1 – July 23, 2021

For three intensive weeks, these non-credit academies encourage students to dive deep into exploratory research in a specific subject area, including biomedical research, chemistry, experimental physics, mathematics, neuroscience, and social justice.

Penn Summer Prep Program

Tentative online dates:
Session A: July 6 – July 16, 2021
Session B: July 20 – July 30, 2021
Session C: August 3 – August 13, 2021

The two-week program offers non-credit, immersive study in disciplines across the sciences, arts, and humanities. Students choose two modules to focus their studies as they experience college life on Penn’s historic campus and explore the vibrant city of Philadelphia.

Penn Social Innovators Certificate Program

This summer, the University of Pennsylvania is offering a certificate program called the Social Innovators Program in partnership with Schoolyard Ventures. The Social Innovators Program is an eight week project-based program designed to help Upper School students launch their own social enterprises (businesses and non-profits) while also earning a Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship from University of Pennsylvania. 

The program will take place from June 14th – August 7th. The program is designed to work around students’ summer schedules, with flexibility for scheduling session times (day or evening). The program is virtual (as it has been since its inception, four years ago), featuring small class sizes (6 students, 2 instructors in each class) and significant time for one on one support and coaching. 

UPenn has extended an invitation to Prairie students to apply to the program, especially those who might have an interest in social impact, business or entrepreneurship. 

The application deadline is May 15th, but admission is rolling. 

2021 Summer Pre-College Program Fairs

This series of virtual events that provide students, families, and education professionals like you the opportunity to learn about academic summer programs at top US college and universities.

 At each fair, attendees may:

  • Visit virtual booths, where you can ask questions via text or video chat with summer program representatives.
  • View helpful webinars on how to choose a summer program and how to make the most out of a summer program experience.

Registration is FREE to attendees. We invite you to visit the Virtual Fairs website at https://www.summerstudyintheusa.org/virtualstudentfairs for complete information on dates, times, and which institutions will be represented at each event. There is a Virtual Fairs PDF flyer available for download from this site, which you can send to your students.

Virtual Fairs will be held on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 6:00 – 8:00pm CST
  • Saturday, February 20, 2021, 10:00am – 12:00pm CST
  • Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 6:00 – 8:00pm CST
  • Saturday, April 10, 2021, 10:00am – 12:00pm CST

Registration for the February 3, and February 20 events is now open.

Rhodes College Summer Writing Institute

This June we will hold our 45th session of the college-prep program with five writing courses ranging from a fiction workshop to a psychology seminar. Although the pandemic means we will be online, we will continue to have a robust program with extracurricular events and college prep programming. I hope you might have students in mind who would enjoy this opportunity. Our website includes information about courses, tuition, and other activities.

Summer at Smith 2021: Pre-College Programs

Join other motivated high school students who want to be engaged, get inspired and expand their experiences both in and out of the classroom. You will be a part of a supportive community led by Smith faculty and staff and supported by our undergraduate students.

Remote learning or on-campus offerings:

All programs are for young women, female-identified or gender-nonconforming students who will be entering grades 9, 10, 11 or 12 in fall 2021.

Tufts Pre-College Programs

Tufts Summer Pre-College Programs offer a program for every interest. Highly motivated high school students can choose from:

  • 1 to 3–week intensive programs exploring topics from engineering to fine arts, international relations, climate resilience, medical school, food sustainability, and more
  • 6-week Tufts College Experience
  • 6-week Tufts Summer Research Experience
  • Enroll in a single, university-level course in a variety of disciplines, including sciences and the liberal arts

USC Summer Programs

We’re excited to announce our Summer 2021 application is now OPEN!

Begin your application today and be part of a dynamic online community of USC faculty, staff and students from around the world. This summer, USC Summer Programs for high school students will offer dynamic virtual classes with community building activities, and a rigorous academic environment.
Beginning June 14, join the Trojan Family online! With a supportive and engaging community, students are exposed to diverse ideas in university-level classes taught by world-class faculty and instructors. In class sessions, students are transported to LA based businesses and attractions through virtual field trips and our socially enriched events. Students develop connections from the classroom with peers from around the world!
Our four-week courses will run June 14 – July 9, 2021.
Explore our Course Options and deepen your knowledge on a particular subject or discover something completely new while earning college credit.
We will continue to accept applications until the deadline of Friday, May 7, 2021, 4:00 PM PDT.

USC School of Architecture

USC, like many schools of architecture with a five-year professional degree program, requires students to declare architecture as a major upon application, and includes architecture courses in the first year of the college curriculum. This early commitment to architecture can be daunting to freshmen. We have created the program to inform students and assist them in making academic and career decisions.

Our virtual four-week program (June 14th- July 9th) offers three units of college course credit, providing motivated high school students with a head start on their college education. Our rigorous two-week virtual program (June 14th- June 25th) offers students a glimpse into design thinking and architectural education with a shorter time commitment. Both options provide an invaluable opportunity to meet other inquisitive students while honing design and critical- thinking skills. Students with a wide range of interest find the exposure to architectural design enlightening, stimulating, and fun.

USC School of Cinematic Arts Summer Program

Our courses cover topics from all the divisions within the School of Cinematic Arts and are taught by current USC faculty who teach during the full-time sessions. All classes are for USC college credit and may be transferred to any university with an official university transcript. Some of our more popular classes include: Filmmaking Online, Beginning Screenwriting, Inside the Business of Film & Television, and Animation Fundamentals.

Applicants must be of ages 16 & above and in good standing to be considered. Below is a link to our program where our available classes can be reviewed as well as a few testimonials from former students:

If an applicant has specific questions about a course or the process, questions can be emailed directly to [email protected].

Summer Academy at UVM

For an immersive learning experience this summer, high school students can explore the opportunities available through the University of Vermont!

Our 4-week, academically rigorous, and fully online Summer Academy courses are designed exclusively for students who have completed 10th, 11th, or 12th grade and are tailored to provide an in-depth exploration of a specific field of study in subjects ranging from journalism and photography to health and medicine.

What’s more, all summer Pre-College programs at UVM (including our courses below) are offered to out-of-state students at 50% off academic year tuition rates.

Summer Academy Courses Include:

  • Adventures in Neuroscience
  • Biomedical Science and Human Disease
  • Drones for Environmental Mapping
  • Facing Environmental Futures
  • Health and Medicine
  • Storytelling with Photographs

Summer Pre-College Courses at UVM

United States Naval Academy

The US Naval Academy is holding its world-class Summer STEM Camp and Summer Seminar this coming June in a virtual format, and we would love to have you join us!
Summer STEM (https://www.usna.edu/Admissions/Programs/STEM.php) is for current 8th, 9th and 10th graders, while Summer Seminar (https://www.usna.edu/Admissions/Programs/NASS.php) is for current 11th graders. Both are amazing experiences! Click here to access a flyer that has information about the programs.
There is a fee associated with each – but we have scholarships available  (depending on the family’s individual circumstances). The fee includes USNA apparel and program materials.

Wake Forest Pre-College Programs

The Summer Immersion Program – High School Students

  • Who Can Apply: 9th – 12th grade students
  • What: Students can learn about a field-of-study or career pathway that interests them from anywhere in the world with one of our 21 incredible online institutes.
  • Where: The Summer Immersion Program will be hosting online programming only for Summer 2021.
  • Why: Students will have the unique opportunity to build relationships with Wake Forest University students who will serve as mentors throughout the week, hear from industry leading experts, be led by Wake’s world class faculty, and experience hands-on labs.

The Summer Exploration Program – Middle School Students

  • Who Can Apply: 6th – 8th grade students
  • What: Explore the world of STEM from anywhere in the world with one of our five STEM-themed online adventures.
  • Where: The Summer Exploration Program will be hosting online programming only for Summer 2021.
  • Why:Explorers will cultivate community with like-minded peers in a safe, online learning environment, and ignite their curiosity for STEM, while learning alongside Wake Forest faculty and staff, and receiving mentorship from Wake Forest staff and undergraduate students.

The College LAUNCH for Leadership Program – Rising High School Juniors

  • Who Can Apply: Rising High School Juniors in Winston-Salem, NC, Charlotte, NC and the surrounding communities
  • What: A free, nine-month college prep, social justice, and leadership development program for high school juniors who have historically been excluded from higher education.
  • Where: At this time we anticipate operating virtually for at least a portion of our 2021 – 2022 program, pending future public health guidelines.
  • Why: Scholars will learn what it takes to break down the doors to higher education, build lasting relationships with students in their community, develop a critical understanding of historic and ongoing social injustices within their communities, and further grow their leadership skills.

Sports Business Bootcamp

Hosted by Dr. Patrick Rishe, Director of the Sports Business Program at Washington University in St. Louis’ Olin Business School***, this summer Sports Business Boot Camp offers current high school students tips, guidance and mentorship in how to pursue careers working in the sports industry.
This year, Sports Business Boot Camp runs from June 7th-9th, from 12:00-3:30PM EST. There are currently only 8 spots remaining!
Camp Details:
  • 10+ hours of sports business content and mentorship
  • 16 Powerpoint decks on sports business topics
  • At least 6 sports industry speakers to join us for additional insights.

Interested? Check out the camp brochure, or click here to fill out a registration form.

Yale Young Global Scholars

Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) is a two-week summer program that facilitates discussions on cutting-edge topics in academia. Participants choose a session based on their academic interest, and they meet like-minded peers from around the world.