Available Summer Programs
As Counselors we are informed about Summer Programs offered to our students. Though we do not endorse any of these programs, we make these available to our families so they are at least aware of the programs that exist for their students. It will be up to each family to decide on the benefits of the program for their family. Click on the individual links to learn more information such as dates/times. Due to Covid, some programs may not be taking applications this school year.
Abby Road Programs:
Teen Leadership & Service Summer Program is a week-long, intensive program that will give teens the opportunity to develop leadership skills while learning about community issues. Click here to learn more.
Actuarial Science Camp:
Available at Lebanon Valley College. This is a one week summer program for rising seniors who would like to learn more about the profession. An actuary is a business professional who uses mathematical and financial tools to help identify and manage risk, This is a great career for students who are strong mathematically but who are not necessarily interested in teaching. Registration usually opens in January. Click here for more. information.
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Appalachian State University Cannon Music Camp:
A three-week music-filled retreat in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Cannon Music Camp offers the most comprehensive course of musical instruction in the Southeast, with intensive college preparatory work in performance and music theory. Campers participate in daily ensemble rehearsals and music theory classes in an atmosphere that elevates everyone's musicianship. Open to serious student musicians who are rising high school freshman to graduating seniors. Registration usually opens in December. Click here for more information.
Appalachian State University Martha Guy Summer Institute:
MGSI is a unique summer opportunity at Appalachian State University. Current JUNIORS are eligible to apply, where they will gain an immeasurable amount of business knowledge and experience. The program contains two weeks of classroom instruction, an entrepreneurial project, outdoor courses, local activities, and travel. The cost is $1,800 plus a meal plan of $350. Need based scholarships are available. Registration usually opens in December.
Please visit the MGSI website for more information.
Bank of America Student Leaders Program:
Usually opens in November. As a Student Leader, you will participate in an eight-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization where you will learn first-hand about the needs of your community and the critical role nonprofits play. In addition, you will learn valuable civic, social and business leadership skills. Each Student Leader will attend the Student Leaders Summit held in Washington, D.C. where you will learn how government, business and the nonprofit sector work together to address critical community needs.
To become a Student Leader, you must:
- Currently be a junior or senior in high school
- Be able to participate in an 8-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization and work 35 hours a week
- Be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship through the end of September.
- Be able to participate in a week-long Student Leaders Summit in Washington, DC (All expenses paid. This week will be part of your 8-week experience.)
- Be a student in good standing at your school
- Obtain a letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or school administrator. Click here to learn more.
Barnard College Summer:
Rolling admission. Students from around the globe come to Barnard College to pursue their passions in a rigorous, academic setting. With five distinct programs to choose from, ranging from entrepreneurship to dance, you have the unique opportunity to explore an area
of interest on a deeper level through both in-class discussions and city exploration. As part of the learning experience at Barnard, you will get a taste of both college life and the Big Apple! For more information, including dates and fees, please visit: www.barnard.edu/summer
Boston University Summer Programs for High School Students:
Boston University offers several summer programs for high school students. Programs vary in duration, restrictions in age, receiving college credit and deadlines.
Cambridge Summer Academy:
Cambridge Summer Academy is a renowned college preparation and leadership course for students 14-18 years old. There will be four two-week summer sessions in July and August that offers a unique blend of lectures from Cambridge tutors, excursions to famous landmarks and tourist attractions. We welcome qualified high school students to take part in this full time boarding summer school program where students will live directly on university campuses getting an in-depth understanding of what university life will be like as well as meeting life-long friends from more than 90 nationalities.
Click here for more information.
Camp Cardiac UNC School of Medicine:
Discovery Days offers a one day workshop to explore the health science program at Campbell. The workshop will allow you to explore topics such as Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Clinical Research, Nursing, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy and Public Health. For more information click here.
City of Raleigh, NC Raleigh Summer Youth Employment Program:
Clemson University Career Workshop:
Deadlines begin in March, check the website for specifics. The award-winning Summer College Programs for High School Students offer talented high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors the opportunity to study at Cornell for two, three, or six weeks; earn an average of three to six college credits; take college courses with leading Cornell faculty members; explore careers and majors; attend admissions workshops; and much more.
Council on International Educational Exchange, High School Summer Abroad Program:
Several programs offered to high school students whether you are looking for a summer program, high school abroad, leadership academy, or gap year abroad. Please visit the website at https://www.ciee.org/high-school-summer-abroad/
Duke's STAR program:
Formerly the NCC Summer Research Experience Program, Duke's Summer Training in Academic Research (STAR) Program provides a high-quality research experience for undergraduate students, high school students, and high school teachers during the summer academic break. The program takes place over 8 weeks and focuses on pharmaco-epidemiological research methodology and writing skills. The program also includes an intensive medical ethics seminar on the responsible conduct of research. Click here for more information.
Duke Summer Session:
For more information, please visit:
Use your summer to prepare for college, learn from renowned professors, and experience a truly international program. Last Summer over 500 lucky high school students spent the month of July at Duke University taking classes, going on excursions, enjoying great residential activities, and making friends from around the world!
- Visit Duke's website to review the programs dates and details:
- If you are currently in Grades 10 or 11, you can take classes with Duke Professors and earn college credit through Summer College
- If you are currently in grades 9 -12, you can enjoy personal enrichment classes with a global perspective through Summer Academy
- If you are currently in grades 9-12, you can enjoy a one-week academic enrichment program through Accelerated STEM Academy
Duke Tip Summer Program:
Duke University's program aims to identify academically talented students and help them reach their potential. Duke TIP offers diverse summer programs that challenge students with fast-paced courses across liberal arts and science curricula. Click here for dates and more information.
Emory Pre-College Program:
Emory University offers rising juniors and seniors the opportunity to experience college level academics with either six-week credit courses, three-week non-credit courses, or two-week non-credit courses. Applications will usually open in January of each year. For more information and to apply, click here.
EMS Summer Program:
See specific programs for each registration date. This program offers a wide variety of workshops on different topics for high school students at many locations throughout the US. For more information on workshops offered please click here.
George Washington University Pre-College Summer Program:
George Washington University invites motivated high school students to engage in a rigorous academic experience as they prepare for college in the future. Students can enroll in "college intensive credit program" or the "summer immersion non credit program". Program costs vary depending on whether you enroll in the College Intensive or Summer Immersion programs.
Habitat for Humanity Summer Opportunities:
Habitat for Humanity of Wake County is seeking teens 16 and older to serve their community through internships and volunteer opportunities this summer! The Summer youth Build program is working with youth across Wake County to build multiple habitat homes throughout the months of June, July and August. Click here for more details. The Summer of Service Program is an opportunity for students to take on a more active and consistent role as an intern with our construction team. They will receive one-on-one training from our Construction Superintendents and a certificate of completion and reference letters to be used for college and job applications. Click here for more details.
Hollins Summer Programs:
Hollins University Summer programs are usually available in July. Please visit their website at www.hollins.edu/hollinsummer for more information and to register.
iD Tech Camps, Academies & Online Summer:
Check the link for specific application deadlines for each program. Our summer tech programs are held at an unparalleled lineup of 150 prestigious campuses including NC State and UNC. From Stanford and MIT to The University of Hong Kong, your student will get inspired and start out on their long-term skill development pathway in coding, game development, robotics, or design. For more information click here.
ISV Student Ambassador Program:
The international Student Volunteer program is an opportunity for juniors and seniors to represent their country and volunteer abroad during the summer with other student volunteer ambassadors. The program is 4 weeks long: 2 weeks of volunteer service and 2 weeks of exploration of the host country. All students who complete the ISV U.S. Student Ambassador Program will receive the President's Volunteer Service Award. For more information and to apply click here.
Lebanon Valley College:
Rolling application period. This program provides summer schools and institutes for exceptional high school students. Programs are held at Universities such as Georgetown, Princeton and Stanford. The programs are designed to prepare students for leadership and success skills in college and beyond. For more information on dates and how to apply click here.
Leadership Institute for Future Teachers (LIFT)
Check the website for application information. This summer, rising high school seniors can pursue their passion and get a taste of college life at one of LIU's residential campuses in New York. The Summer Honors Institute @ LIU is a one-week intensive that will give you the chance to immerse yourself in different fields of study. You’ll work closely with distinguished faculty mentors and gain invaluable experience through hands-on projects and field trips. All accepted students received free tuition and housing. Click here for more information.
Marist Summer Pre-College:
Juniors and Seniors: Get a taste of campus life and earn three to six college credits wile in high school. You'll learn from experienced professionals and talented faculty, while studying in the heart of the historic Hudson River Valley. For more information click here.
Miami (OH) University Summer Scholars Program:
This is an opportunity for academically talented rising high school juniors and seniors to spend 2 weeks on Miami University's campus exploring a topic of their choice alongside our leading faculty and professional experts. For more information click here.
National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp)
Application period usually begins in March. This is a five-week, paid internship in the nonprofit sector for rising seniors. The application period and materials for the program are available in March. Interns have completed projects such as coordinating a community health fair, assisting with creating a business plan, creating youth programs for children, building community gardens, developing community outreach campaigns and assisting with the documentation of the organization’s work in the community (via photos, video, testimonials, reports, etc.). Click here for more information.
NC Senate Page Program:
The Page Program is a fun and interactive way for high school students to learn about the inner workings of state government firsthand by spending a week working at the General Assembly. Pages gain valuable experience working in the Senate Chamber, working in individual Senate offices, and meeting lawmakers and fellow students from all parts of North Carolina. More information about the Senate Page Program can be found here. Pages are sponsored by their local Senator; if you are interested in applying for Sen. Barefoot’s sponsorship as a Senate page please do the following:
Along with your essay please include your name, age, school & grade, home address, and whether you have paged before.
Email this information to email@example.com
NC Museum of Natural Science Teen Volunteers:
Check the website for each individual application information. Are you interested in science, animal care, ecology, marine life, biology, and more? Apply to be a Teen Volunteer at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. Check out the website for more info.
NC School of Science & Math- Summer Ventures:
Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics is a no-cost, state-funded program for academically talented North Carolina students who aspire to careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
As a rising high school junior or senior, you live on a college campus for four weeks in the summer and conduct research around topics of your interest — while enjoying the company of like-minded peers. For more information visit: www.ncssm.edu/summerventures
NC State University College of Textiles:
The NC State College of Textiles - Zeis Textiles Extension is excited to announce a training program for North Carolina junior and senior high school students. The Junior Green Belt Certification Academy is an introduction to Lean Six Sigma (LSS), a continuous process improvement program that incorporates the efficiency tools found in Lean Manufacturing and the data collection and analysis tools found in Six Sigma and merges them into a robust toolkit. Learning these skills will provide the team with the means to reduce waste, improve quality, increase customer satisfaction and improve the bottom line. In addition to receiving LSS training, student teams will complete a project to improve an existing process at their school. The training will provide a structured approach to problem-solving useful at school, work and in life. The participants will be given access to an online training program, attend a four-day session on campus and present their project results usually in October.
For more details about the Academy, please visit: Junior Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Academy
NC State University Communication Summer Camp:
Check the website in March for application information. Communication Summer Camp (COM Camp) introduces rising high school juniors and seniors, to college-level instruction in presentation speaking, media production, and broadcast techniques. This is an intensive five-day workshop designed for rising junior and senior high school students interested in learning about television production-behind, and in front of, the camera. College instructors will provide individual training to a limited class of 20 students in a broadcast-quality studio on the NCSU campus. Students will be selected for this camp only with the signed approval and recommendation from the administration of their respective high schools. For more information & application please click here.
NC State University Shelton Challenge:
Sign up 30 days before the start of each session. This is a six-day summer experience through NC State University for rising 9th-12th graders with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who are motivated to learn how to lead others. The cost is $700 and includes, meals, lodging and curriculum. The camps run in June and July, register before the 1st of each month for that months camp. To learn more click here.
NC State Study Skills Camp:
Application period opens in January. STEP is an exciting interactive pre-college program offered by the College of Textiles for rising high school seniors. Click here for more information.
NC State University Summer Engineering Day Camp:
Each summer, the College of Engineering at NC State University offers rising 9th and 10th grade high school students the opportunity to experience engineering at NC State. We offer a multidisciplinary week-long day camp that provides an experience into different fields of engineering. Teams of campers experience introductory activities then transition to work on a collaborative team-oriented challenge project. Click here for more information.
NC State University Design Summer Camp:
Registration opens in January. At Design Camp, we welcome campers into college design studio spaces to learn how design knowledge. Click here for more details.
Each summer, motivated students from across the globe join Oxford Royale Academy's award-winning Summer Schools. Throughout the duration of their courses, participants have the opportunity to explore and discuss their chosen subjects in great detail, be taught by ORA’s experienced and passionate faculty, and to live and study in top educational institutions across the UK. In 2020, Oxford Royale Academy will be running Summer School programmes in the UK's top three universities - the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge and Imperial College London - as well as prestigious academic centres in England and Scotland. For more information click here.
Are you interested in law enforcement and ready for a challenge?
The week long American Legion Student Trooper Program is conducted at the North Carolina Highway Patrol Training Center in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is a cooperative sponsorship of The NC American Legion and The NC Highway Patrol.
Cadets participate in morning physical training, close order drill, and in a wide variety of instructional sessions. They learn the use of police skills, including drug detection, firearms safety, and precision driving, just to name a few. There are also tours in Raleigh, NC of the Capitol, Legislative Building, Governor’s Mansion, and the Highway Patrol Headquarters and Communications Center. Instructors from the NC Highway Patrol other phases of Law Enforcement and related subjects are integrated into the week’s program.
Cadets must have successfully completed their junior or senior year of high school, be able to do physical exercise, have a neat appearance and be of good moral character. Cadets also must be sponsored by an American Legion Post.
Sponsorship Opportunities Available!
Apex Legion Post 124 will pay for two students (boy or girl) to go the Student Trooper Program this summer. Please contact Lisa Gerboth – firstname.lastname@example.org . There are only 40 slots available for the whole state so contact us early if you are interested.
*For more information: http://nclegion.org/student-trooper
This is an opportunity for rising senior males. The program is held on the campus of Catawba College in Salisbury, NC. Objectives include improving citizenship for present and future generations of Tar Heels. Become familiar with the structure of North Carolina government and it's political process, develop civic leadership and pride in American citizenship, develop full understanding of our American traditions and belief in the United State of America. For more information please visit AFHS student services in the spring of 2020.
This is an opportunity for rising senior females. The program is held on the campus of Catawba College in Salisbury, NC. For those that have a genuine interest in government and leadership and committed to improving the understanding of civic responsibilities. Objectives include: learning about the structure of NC government and the political process, develop civic leadership and pride in American citizenship, instill an appreciation for American traditions and belief in the United States, develop a sense of individual obligation to community, state and nation. For more information click here you can contact email@example.com if you wish to apply for this summer opportunity.
Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center:
Offers several summer programs and volunteer opportunities for students. To view the opportunities offered and gain more information, please visit: http://thevolunteercenter.org/tp42/page.asp?ID=317636.
UNC Catalyst Conference:
UNC Project Uplift and Uplift Plus:
Check website for application details. An annual event on UNC's campus featuring unique classes taught by UNC students. The event occurs various Saturdays during the year. Click here for more information.
United States Naval Academy Summer Programs:
Offers several summer programs to high school students who are interested in joining the Navy or have an interest in STEM. For more information on the programs offered, please click here.
Virginia Tech Black College Institute
The University of Georgia offers a program for current 10th-12th grade to stay on campus for one week where students can be involved in various activities aimed at learning more about the veterinary field and possible veterinary career paths. Click here for more details.
Wake Tech Summer Camps:
Click here for more information.
William and Mary:
All courses will be offered at the William & Mary Law School at 613 S. Henry St. in Williamsburg, VA. Registration fees vary by the number of hours that each course meets. Though some courses are held on the same days, none of them meet at conflicting times. Some courses have required reading and/or writing assignments in preparation for second, third or fourth sessions. Any required reading materials are included in the price of registration.
To register, go to www.legaltechcenter.net or contact Mary Beth Dalton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 757-221-2494 for more information. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. Please contact email@example.com or call 757-221-2494 to learn more. Class sizes are limited so register soon!
William Peace University:
William Peace University, a historic liberal arts institution located in the heart of downtown Raleigh, is pleased to offer six summer camp selections this year. Campers can expect to have an immersive, hands-on experience and earn one (1) college credit upon the completion of the camp. Represented fields include Biology (Ecology Research), Simulation and Game Design, Musical Theater, Exercise and Sport Science and Mass Communication (Podcasting). Registration is now open! Please visit https://www.peace.edu/about/conferences-camps-events/summer-camps/ for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Legislative Assembly:
YLA is a mock legislative session where high school students voice their opinions and vote on issues concerning local, state and national government. The three-day session is patterned after the NC General Assembly. At the conclusion of YLA, a final report is drafted and distributed to the governor and legislators. Click here to learn more.