Summer Enrichment

Due to ongoing social distance guidelines surrounding COVID-19, students are advised to check the website for each individual opportunity listed below to find out if they’re converting to virtual versions.

Check out the opportunities below for once-in-a-lifetime summer 2020 enrichment experiences.

DEADLINE: Varies – read more below!

Banson NYC Virtual Fashion Career Camp:
This week-long program will teach students the fundamentals of the fashion industry by providing an insider’s perspective. We 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. We will end the program 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. We will have an orientation on Sunday afternoon and then begin the program on Monday at 11:00 am (NYC time). We accept applications 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.
Session A: June 14, 2020 – June 19, 2020
Session B: July 12, 2020 – July 17, 2020
Banson NYC From Closet to Concept Camp:
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.
Session C: June 22, 2020 – June 26, 2020
Banson NYC Where Fashion Design Begins Camp:
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). 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.
Session D: July 20, 2020 – July 24, 2020
For More Information: Contact Banson NYC at (917) 328-1469 or simply go on our website and fill out the Summer Camp Application so that we can email you a full packet of information.

DEADLINE: Varies – read more below!

The Colorado College Pre-College program is the perfect opportunity for your students to make the most of their summer! At Colorado College, they will earn college credit, particpate in college-prep programming, and experience life as a CC student. Our Block Plan carries over into the summer – one class at a time for 3 ½ weeks to create a fully immerrsive learning experience. Our courses for Summer 2020 are listed and applications are open! We have everything from Film to Economics for your students to explore through our three summer blocks. Our Pre-College Block (July 13 – 29) offers:

  • Art Studio: Introduction to Drawing: Landscape Immersion
  • Organismal Biology: Chemistry and Biology of Colorado Wetlands
  • Economics: Social Entrepreneurship: Leadership and Impact
  • English: Cross-Genre Writing Workshop
  • Feminist and Gender Studies: Do #AllLivesMatter?: Historical and Contemporary Protest in the US
  • Physics: Cosmology, Antigravity, and the Runaway Universe
  • Political Science: Freedom and Empire: The Drama of Ancient Politics
  • Sociology: Globalization and Immigration Policy

There are also opportunities to participate in a course in Block A (May 27 – June 19) or Block B (June 22 – July 15), and go ahead and check out our FAQ page.

Are you curious about the Pre-College student experience? Hear what some of our alum have to say in this video!

DEADLINE: Varies – read more below!

Like many, The Commons team has had some curveballs thrown at us. And while COVID-19 is wiping out internships, summer camps, and student work opportunities everywhere, we’re responding with a 10-week, part-time Virtual Summer Internship.
This is a special invitation for 20 high school students to join us this summer!
We’re seeking 20 highly-motivated and talented high school students (juniors and graduating seniors) for the most valuable virtual internship experience we could dream up. Selected students will work alongside college students from across the state. They’ll build out a portfolio of real-world work, they’ll get plugged into a network of inspiring professionals, and they’ll dive deep into the creative innovation mindset.

The program fee is $1,500 for each selected student. Spots are limited to 20 and rolling acceptances will begin later this month. All details and student application here:

DEADLINE: Varies – read more below!

Duke Youth Programs is now offering online courses!

Duke Youth Programs’ Summer Online Program offers two sessions of classes for middle and high school students. Our richly diverse participants will spend their days crafting fiction and nonfiction, writing and performing poems, cracking and creating codes, exploring trailblazing research, debating ethical dilemmas, and enjoying virtual tours of Duke’s world class labs and other popular sites on Duke’s campus. Session I will meet during the weeks of June 15 – June 26 and Session II will meet during the weeks of July 13 – July 24.

Classes will meet synchronous from 10:00 am-12:00 pm and asynchronous from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm.

Our programs promote innovation, engagement, and a love for learning. The classes are designed to provide each participant with a high-quality academic experience and opportunities to connect with peers with similar interests and curiosities.

Join us this summer and be transformed!

Please visit our website at to learn more about our programs.

You can also contact our office by sending an email to

DEADLINE: Varies – read more below!

Gettysburg College is excited to offer several opportunities for high school juniors and sophomores to attend academic camps over the summer months. Subjects include psychology, history, creative writing, or information technology. Please find information to share with your students about our academic camps below:

  • 3D Object Modeling and Printing Camp – Students will study 3D object modeling and printing starting with the basics of a 3D printer. After learning the fundamentals, they will practice designing objects.
  • Build a Bot and Code It Too – Students will gain hands-on experiences in coding, wiring electronics, and building robots through the open source software and hardware. This camp is an introduction into the world of coding robotics and electronics.
  • Camp Psych – Students will get hands-on experiences that introduce them to research in psychology during this fun, challenging, and engaging introduction to the field.
  • Civil War Era Studies Camp – Students will get to enjoy historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania while studying the American Civil War History through lectures, field trips, and unique learning experiences. They will explore the circumstances leading to the war, investigate significant battles during the war, and explore the condition of the United States after the war.
  • Young Writers’ Workshop – Students gain an in-depth introduction to all four genres of creative writing: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and writing for stage and screen.
  • Civil War Institute Summer Conference – Scholarship – The High School Student Scholarship component of Gettysburg College’s annual Civil War Institute summer conference provides high school students an opportunity to explore the history of the Civil War era on the site of the war’s most decisive battle.

DEADLINE: July 1st, 2020

We realize that these are unprecedented times and hope that you are doing as well as possible. Lehigh University is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and taking the necessary precautions to ensure that current and future members of our campus community are safe.

The rapid spread of COVID-19 through populations around the world underscores the importance of population health and the growing need for health data scientists. Our College of Health faculty members are engaged in research around this crisis and are providing expertise to the media—from Associate Professor Eduardo Gomez’s interview with the BBC to Associate Dean Hal Skinner’s discussion with WFMZ.

This summer, we invite you to join us in tackling the world’s biggest health problems with the launch of the “Summer Institute for Population Health (SIP).” Beginning May 19, high school and college students can study with Lehigh professors to gain knowledge to impact real-world population health concerns. The two sessions will be held entirely online so that participants from all over the world can access without needing to travel.

The Institute will offer three courses this summer in population health that can be taken either individually or as a series.

Summer Session 1:  May 19 – June 27

Introduction to Population Health: 4 credits, $3,360
Health in a Time of Coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic: 3 credits, $2,520


Summer Session 2: June 29 – August 8

Global Environment and Human Welfare: 3 credits, $2,520



We invite you to join us this summer to take on global health problems through the use of health innovation and technology.  Let’s make an impact in our communities together.

DEADLINE: June 8th, 2020

NYU’s immersive online courses and workshops allow high school and middle school students to learn new skills, engage with leading scholars and professionals, and collaborate with classmates from all over the world. Applications are open now!

High School Academy: Career Edge Program: These intensive, one-week study options allow you to “try on” careers and serve as an impressive addition to your college application.

NYU College & Career Lab: Exposes middle school students to a top-tier university and the exciting career opportunities that college can open up in the fields of business, arts, engineering, law and technology.

Click here for more information.

DEADLINE: February 10th, 2020 (Spring program) and June 15th, 2020 (Summer program)

Online High School Filmmakers Workshop
Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Earn four college credits.

Application Deadline for Spring: February 10, 2020
Spring Program Dates: March 2 – April 10, 2020

Application Deadline for Summer: June 15, 2020
Summer Program Dates: July 6 – 31, 2020

Students work in online crews to develop their directing, shooting, and editing skills while also learning documentary, experimental, and narrative approaches to filmmaking. Students will learn the basics of screenwriting and script development, and produce music videos and short films (three to five minutes in length). Watch the video and visit the website to learn more about the Tisch Online High School Filmmakers Workshop.

DEADLINE: June 1st, 2020

Introducing the Summer Writing Institute for high school students!

This June, Rhodes will hold its 43rd session of the college-prep program with five writing courses ranging from a fiction workshop to a history seminar. If you would enjoy this opportunity, click the link above for more information.

DEADLINE: May 15th, 2020

PreCollege at Ringling offers high school students a chance to try on the full “art college experience.”

You’ll get in-depth immersion into major areas of study, and hands-on studio instruction in core courses that provide fundamental skills and experiences similar to those in a first-year curriculum. Ringling faculty & teaching assistants will take the time to work with you and push you to create your absolute best work.

Click here for more information — and click here to apply by May 15th!

Click here for more information and to apply.

DEADLINE: May 30th, 2020

This year Seattle University Summer Programs is offering two pre-collegial summer programs for rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. The Albers Summer Business Institute (business entrepreneurship) provides 2 college credits for students who complete the required coursework. Seattle University AI4All (criminal justice and artificial intelligence) is a longer program that provides 3 college credits for students who complete the required coursework. Notably, our Seattle University AI4ALL program is in partnership with AI4ALL, a California-based nonprofit whose mission is to increase diversity and inclusion and access to transformative technologies like AI for under-represented youth. Seattle University is their only Jesuit University partner joining a community of other prestigious universities that include Stanford, Carnegie-Mellon and University of Pennsylvania, to name a few.

In response to safety and wellness concerns due to COVID-19, Seattle University Summer Programs has moved all courses to virtual learning. This includes our pre-collegial programs. Fortunately, Seattle University has over 10 years of experience in delivering high quality digital learning for students. Both pre-collegial programs will provide opportunities for self-paced learning, experiential projects and real-time engagement with our faculty and undergraduate program mentors.

I encourage you to visit our website for further information.

Albers’ Summer Business Institute: Social Entrepreneurship
Dates:July 5 – July 10, 2020
Credits:2 college credits
Tuition:$450 (scholarships are available)
Deposit:$50 [if accepted into program]

Seattle University AI4ALL: Criminal Justice and Artificial Intelligence
Dates:July 12 – July 24, 2020 [No Session: July 18 – 19, 2020]
Credits:3 college credits
Tuition:$695 (scholarships are available)
Deposit:$50 [if accepted into program]

With the change in learning platform to virtual learning, we are providing a general application deadline of May 30, 2020. The scholarship application is included with the general application materials online at:

DEADLINE: May 15th, 2020

You may know that SMSC—a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution and George Mason University—offers summer courses for rising high school juniors and seniors interested in conservation, environmental science, biology, and related topics. We wanted to introduce you to our pair of upcoming immersive programs so that you could share this information with interested students.

Our high school courses are residential, so students stay in our recently built residence hall within the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia. There is no better place to live and learn about the world of conservation from some of the leading experts in the field! Each of our Summer 2020 courses is worth 2 college credits. The courses won’t overlap, so students may take one or both.

CONS 100: Introduction to Field Conservation Ecology

June 21 – 28 (2 credits) | Registration Fee: $2,300

Get hands-on field experience in conservation, and define an ecological research question with a conservation practitioner.

CONS 110: How to Be a Better Naturalist

July 19 – 25 (2 credits) | Registration Fee: $2,100

Describe field marks for a variety of animal and plant taxa, deploy observation and monitoring equipment, and apply conservation techniques to the natural world near your home.

Included with the course costs are:

  • all program lodging and meals;
  • all course fees, entrance fees, and field-trip costs during the program; and
  • complimentary round-trip transportation between Front Royal, VA and Dulles International Airport (IAD) on arrival/departure dates.

Registration is open now through mid-May. Students and parents can register using the red button at the top of the page here.

DEADLINE: Varies – Read carefully!

St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin  is pleased to announce that high school students can earn post-secondary credit at a discounted price through a wide array of online courses this summer from the comfort of their own homes.
Courses are available in May, June and July.
Click here for more information.

DEADLINE: June 1st, 2020

This summer, the real Ivy League experience begins at home

Bright and ambitious high school students around the world can still join Penn for a summer of learning with world-class instructors, Ivy League resources, and exciting academic studies—with adjusted tuition rates and updated online offerings especially for summer 2020. Building on 20 years of experience in online learning innovation, Penn offers an immersive learning experience that high school students can access from anywhere.

Applications are now open. Students can explore multiple disciplines in the 2-week Penn Summer Prep program, dive into a specialized 3-week Penn Summer Academy, or take credit-bearing online courses for a full summer term alongside Penn undergraduates in the Pre-College Program. Learn more about each program’s unique summer 2020 offerings online. 

Applications are now open: the deadline for 2020 applications is June 1. Programs fill up quickly; it’s not too early to encourage your outstanding students to explore our program options and get in touch with our team!

Click here for program details!

DEADLINE: Varies – read more below!

The University of Vermont is pleased to offer academically challenging experiences designed to bring out the best in high school students.

Our Pre-College Program offers out-of-state high school students the opportunity to enroll in UVM courses, gain college credits, and receive a 50% out-of-state academic year tuition reduction.**

We are now accepting applications for our summer pre-college courses, providing motivated high school students 100+ opportunities to:

  • Earn college credits
  • Experience campus life (or learn online)
  • Discover a new interest and potential career paths
  • Explore a subject that isn’t offered at their high school
  • Gain a competitive advantage when applying to college

Additionally, UVM’s Summer Academy program is open for enrollment for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students, providing them with the unique opportunity to earn 3 college credits through intensive 4-week courses (2 weeks on-campus followed by 2 weeks online).

This year’s Summer Academy course offerings include:

  • Adventures in Neuroscience
  • Animal Science
  • Biomedical Science and Human Disease
  • Drones for Environmental Mapping
  • Facing Environmental Futures
  • Health & Medicine
  • Journalism with Words and Photography
  • Microbiology in Action: Antibiotic Discovery
  • Renewable Energy: Harvesting Technology Design

Application deadlines vary! If you have any questions, please feel free to reach us at 800-639-3210.

Click here to apply. Students who apply before December 1, 2019, can use waiver code “EARLYBIRD” to receive 50 percent off the application fee.* Students are encouraged to apply early to reserve space in their preferred program.

*Waiver code expires December 1, 2019. Your application must be submitted before 11:59 p.m. EST on December 1. With waiver code, the application fee is reduced to $37.50. Please note refunds/discounts cannot be issued once the application has been submitted.

To contact an enrollment advisor or to request more information, click here or call 305-284-4000.

DEADLINE: Varies – read more below!

Pre-college students across the country are realizing that many of the summer activities they look forward to most – camp, travel, summer jobs/internships, volunteer work, and mission trips –  are canceled for this summer. If you know of a motivated, middle, or high school student who is looking for something meaningful to participate in this summer, please share this opportunity with them! We are currently accepting applications for both programs.

Summer Exploration Program – Online Experience:
The Summer Exploration Program offers rising 7th – rising 9th grade students the opportunity to investigate STEM topics while engaging in live learning sessions with Wake Forest staff and discussions with like-minded peers from across the country. By participating in the program, students will have the opportunity to:

  • Explore the world of ecosystems through the challenge of a digital escape room
  • Discover DNA’s impact on biodiversity with an at-home DNA extraction
  • Learn about the impact of sustainability as they design and build their own farmscape
  • Study energy and its multiple forms as they engineer a complete circuit
Explore with us this summer for just $400.

Summer Immersion Program – Online Experience:
The Summer Immersion Program offers high school students the opportunity to explore a career pathway or field of study, virtually, this summer. Students will network and engage with experienced professionals, participate in online simulations and labs, and discuss relevant topics that interest them most. This summer we are offering 13 institutes:

  • Biosciences and Engineering
  • Business
  • Debate and Public Advocacy
  • Health and Exercise Science
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Law
  • Leadership
  • Medicine
  • Neuroscience
  • Policy and Politics
  • Sports Marketing
  • Technology

Tuition for the Summer Immersion Program ranges from $700-$995.


Click here to apply. Students who apply before December 1, 2019, can use waiver code “EARLYBIRD” to receive 50 percent off the application fee.* Students are encouraged to apply early to reserve space in their preferred program.

*Waiver code expires December 1, 2019. Your application must be submitted before 11:59 p.m. EST on December 1. With waiver code, the application fee is reduced to $37.50. Please note refunds/discounts cannot be issued once the application has been submitted.

To contact an enrollment advisor or to request more information, click here or call 305-284-4000.

DEADLINE: June 1st, 2020

Did you know students can experience life as a WashU student well before their senior year?

WashU offers several summer programs for high school students that allow them to experience university life inside the classroom and beyond!

Students in their first three years of high school will have the chance to build valuable academic and career skills, while also living on campus and making lifelong friendships and memories.

We encourage you to check out our summer programs in business, art, architecture, math, science, and many others! Questions? Feel free to reach out to us by phone at (314)-935-6000 or (800)-638-0700 or by email at

Application deadlines vary! Check your specific program of interest for more details.