• Summer


  • Wake Tech Summer Camps

    NC State Communication Summer Camp

    This camp will take place on July 17-21, 2017 and is designed for rising junior and senior high school students interested in learning about television production and presentational speaking. Department of Communication professors, lecturers, and staff with years of real-world broadcasting experience provide personalized training. This week-long day camp held in a broadcast-quality television studio on the NC State campus. 

    The official registration period opens March 14, 2017.

    Click HERE for more information


    2017 Young Women's Leadership Retreat

    The third annual Young Women’s Leadership Retreat will be held from July 13 to July 16, 2017 at Randolph-Macon College in historic Ashland, Virginia for young ladies ages 16-25. This application-only leadership program will bring together conservative, leadership-focused college women (incoming and current) from across the country to attend.

    The NeW Young Women’s Leadership Retreat prepares and inspires young women to be effective leaders as they face the cultural and political landscapes of their college campuses. Attendees hear from a variety of speakers and connect with NeW Alumnae, mentors, and peers. The students selected to attend the Retreat will develop skills to help them thrive academically and personally, all while having fun and building friendships with other talented and motivated women in the NeW network.

    Priority registration ends March 1, 2017.  Click HERE for more information and to apply


    Research Apprenticeship Program (RAP) for High School Students

    RAP is a four-week residential summer program for current high school juniors and seniors. Its main objective is to stimulate interest in agriscience professions, including:

    • biological engineering
    • biotechnology
    • business and economics
    • child development
    • fashion and apparel
    • food product development
    • horticulture
    • landscape architecture
    • nutrition/ teaching
    • veterinary science
    For more information, please visit the RAP webpage

    July Experience at Davidson College

    July Experience is a powerful pre-college summer academic program for rising high school juniors and seniors who are highly motivated, academically oriented, and self-disciplined.

    The program takes place on the Davidson College campus, located 20 miles north of Charlotte, North Carolina. Participants take two liberal arts courses taught by full-time Davidson faculty, live in residence halls with students from across the country and around the world and participate in sessions about the college admission process while getting prepared for college. 

    July Experience courses carry no secondary school or college credit; however a powerful summer academic experience can be a valuable addition to a college application and excellent preparation for college.  

    The session will take place July 2-22, 2017.  Click HERE for additional information and for the application


    Perry Outreach Program-Duke University

    The Perry Outreach Program will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Duke University.  The Perry Outreach Program is a free, one-day, hands-on experience for high school and college female students who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine and engineering.  Student will hear from leaders in these fields and try it for themselves by performing mock orthopedic surgeries and biomechanics experiments.

    The program is seeking applicants for their Durham, NC program. Participants should be women in grades 10 and up with an expressed interest in science, medicine and/or engineering.  Applicants should complete an online application in advance of the January 25, 2017 application deadline.

    Additional information can be found on our website: www.perryinitiative.org

    The application may be accessed directly using the following link: http://perryinitiative.org/programs/student-online-application/

    More information and a printable flyer for this event can be found here.


    Summer Programs for High School Students

    Duke Summer Sessions

    Imagine yourself at Duke this summer if you are:

    • seeking to gain academic credit from renowned Duke faculty or learn to be a Leader and a Global Citizen through personal enrichment courses;
    • hoping to spend your summer enjoying residential activities such as ball games, outlet shopping, dances, talent shows, and more;
    • excited to prepare for college and create an international network of peers.

    Applications for Summer College and Summer Academy will be accepted beginning December 1, 2016, and continuing until each program reaches capacity. Apply early to receive preferred consideration.  Click HERE for additional information

    The 2017 Martha Guy Summer Institute--July 9th -July 29th.

    The Martha Guy Summer Institute for future business leaders was created to give high achieving high school students interested in pursuing a college degree in business a premier summer experience exploring the different disciplines within business, exposing them to regional business leaders and developing leadership and professional behavior skills needed to be successful in the business realm.

    Former participants call the Martha Guy Summer Institute for Future Business Leaders (MGSI) the best summer opportunity available to high school juniors. Since 2004, the institute has provided a select group of students an unparalleled opportunity to learn about business and develop leadership skills in a fun and friendly environment.

    The program brings students to Appalachian’s campus to learn about business, and to develop leadership and professional skills. Included in the three weeks is travel to various businesses and cultural activities. The entire experience is described by all as "amazing!"

    The online application is now available. Please review the admission requirements before submitting your application.

    Application Deadline is Friday, February 24, 2017