Summer Programs

SUMMER PROGRAMS 2022

 

Students - are you looking to challenge yourself, explore your passions, get a leg up on college and career opportunities, and make new connections this summer? If so, check out the summer enrichment programs detailed below for high school students of all grade levels!

 

Areas of interest include:

  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM)
  • Business, Leadership, and Social Justice
  • Environmental Sciences / Nature
  • Art, Literature, Journalism, Design, and Sports

 

These programs provide great opportunities to challenge yourself academically and explore your career interests, while building your resume for college. Make sure to have a conversation with your parent/guardian before applying to any of these programs.

 

Please pay attention to cost of program before applying- some programs are free or low-cost with scholarships available based on financial need. Application dates vary, with some quickly approaching, so check them out today!

 

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)

 

Princeton Virtual STEM Accelerated Learning Academies

 

The Accelerated Learning Academies prepare high-achieving 9th, 10th, and 11th graders for professional careers in Medical Science, Biomedical Engineering & Technology, Artificial Intelligence & Technology and Applied Mathematics. Students will explore new STEM content with interactive group activities, discussions, and real-world applications taught by experienced scientists. See site link for application, various academy session dates, and requirements. Cost of the program is $500, but with scholarships available. Application deadline is 2/9/22.

 

Johns Hopkins Summer Engineering Programs

 

The Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation Summer Programs are college-level courses for high school students who are interested in the Engineering or Biomedical Engineering fields and have proven to be exceptional students in science and math. This opportunity is for current 10th-12th graders, and has both virtual and in-person courses. The cost of the program is $3,000, but with scholarships available. See site link for application and further details and requirements. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until full.

 

Morgan State University – Summer Academy of Actuarial and Mathematical Sciences (SAAMS)

 

The Summer Academy of Actuarial and Mathematical Sciences (SAAMS) Program is a rigorous academic enrichment program designed to foster excitement among high school students in Mathematics, Actuarial Science and Computer Science. SAAMS students are exposed to interdisciplinary approaches to learning and furthering their education, and experience program-related field trips and professional development sessions. This program is for current 10th and 11th graders. It is free, and in fact the student will be paid a monetary stipend to participate! The majority of the program will be virtual, with some in-person components. See site link for application and further details. Application deadline is 3/15/22.

 

Girls Who Code - Summer Programs

 

The Girls Who Code summer programs teach girls and non-binary students the computer science skills they need to make an impact in their community while preparing for a career in tech. Participants get exposure to tech jobs, meet inspiring role models in tech, and join a global sisterhood of lifelong friends and support. Programs are available to female-identifying students of all high school grade levels. The two offerings are a 2-week long and a 6-week long program, both of which are virtual. The program is free, and in fact the student will receive a stipend up to $500! See site link for application and further details. Application deadline is 3/18/22.

 

Carnegie Melon University – Summer Academy for Math and Science (SAMS)

 

As SAMS Scholars, students engage in a rigorous curriculum taught by our renowned faculty and staff who are deeply committed to student success. The program allows students to develop a deeper understanding of STEM via traditional classroom instruction, through hands-on projects, and sustained engagement with world-renowned faculty and skilled staff mentors. In addition to their academic experiences, students also have the opportunity to collaborate and develop meaningful relationships with peers from across the country. This program is 6-weeks long and is on-campus at the university, and is only available to current 11th grade students. It is a free program! See site link for application and further details.

 

National Youth Science Camp

 

In its 59th year, the National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp) is a technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) program designed to honor and challenge some of the nation’s rising STEM leaders and provide them with opportunities to engage with STEM professionals and participate in exciting outdoor activities. Involves studies and seminars with leading scientists, engaging programming in the sciences and creative arts, and opportunities to connect with leaders and peers in fun and meaningful ways. This program is only for current 12th grade students, and will be fully virtual. It is a free! See site link for application and further details. Application deadline is 3/31/22.

 

MIT – Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES)

 

Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES) is a rigorous six-week residential academic enrichment program for rising high school seniors – many of whom come from underrepresented or underserved communities – who have a strong academic record and are interested in studying and exploring careers in science and engineering.  This national program stresses the value and reward of pursuing advanced technical degrees and careers while developing the skills necessary to achieve success in science and engineering. This opportunity is available to current 11th graders, and is held on-campus. The program is free! See site link for application and further details. Application deadline is 2/1/22.

 

Business / Leadership / Social Justice

 

Exelon Leadership Academy

 

The Exelon Foundation STEM Leadership Academy is a free, week-long in-person event for female-identifying students, where they will meet and learn from women business leaders and those working in STEM. Participants will spend the week attending educational sessions, improving leadership and professional skills, and tackling a weeklong group challenge. Topics such as sustainability, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and climate change will be explored. The event will be held at the University of Maryland, College Campus from July 17-22nd, 2022. It is for current 10th and 11th grade female-identifying students, and free to attend! See site link for application and further details.

 

Penn State University – Business Opportunities Summer Session (BOSS)

 

The Business Opportunities Summer Session (BOSS) is a pre-college program for students interested in pursuing a business education in college. It’s an opportunity for these students to take college prep and business fundamentals courses taught by Penn State faculty. This opportunity is for current 11th grade students, is 1-week long, and is fully virtual. The cost of the program is only $50! See site link for application and further details. Application deadline is 3/31/22.

 

Art With a Heart – Art of Leadership

 

The Art of Leadership program brings together students of diverse backgrounds to develop leadership skills and engage in dialogue across cultural barriers. Through guest speakers and experiential opportunities, students are exposed to community challenges and develop fresh perspectives on how to address them. The program strives to motivate its participants to become leaders in the Baltimore community. This opportunity is for current 9th and 10th grade students passionate about social justice issues and improving their community. It is a 12-months long and begins in August. The cost of the program is $2,000, but with scholarships readily available! See site link for application and further details. Application deadline is 3/11/22.

 

Environmental Science / Nature

 

Inspiring Girls Expeditions

 

Inspiring Girls Expeditions is a travel program involving expeditions to choose from in various locations across the country and world that interweaves field science, artistic inquiry, and backcountry travel. We seek engaged, multi-faceted, talented participants who are interested in science and the outdoors and embody the human experience. This opportunity is for female-identifying students only who will be between the ages of 16-18 on 6/1/22. The program is free! See site link for more details. Application deadline is 1/24/22.

 

Baltimore Aquarium Summer Volunteer Program

 

The National Aquarium Youth Exhibit Guide Program gives local high school students the opportunity to spend a summer volunteering at the Aquarium, working with our staff in our exhibits, and sharing in the Aquarium's unique mission and magic. This program will provide students with a realistic look at careers in marine biology, valuable work experience and an opportunity to connect with other students who share similar interests. This opportunity is open to all current 9th-12th graders. See site link for program dates and additional details. Cost of the program is $40. Application deadline is 1/24/22.

 

Maryland Zoo Summer Volunteer Program

 

The Maryland Zoo’s teen volunteers are passionate about the environment, conservation, and animals. Zoo Teens have the opportunity to volunteer as educators, Conservation Crew members, directional guides, and more. This opportunity is open to all current 9th–11th graders, and the program cost is $25. See site link for application and further details.

 

Arts, Literature, Design, & Sports

 

Princeton Summer Journalism Program

 

The Princeton Summer Journalism Program offers a free journalism and college prep institute for high achieving high school juniors from low-income backgrounds. Over ten days every summer, up to 40 students from across the country explore current events and world affairs through workshops and lectures led by Princeton professors, professional journalists, and alumni on campus. The summer program culminates in the publication of the Princeton Summer Journal, the student-produced newspaper. Students must be a current 11th grader, interested in pursuing a career in journalism, and have an unweighted GPA of at least 3.5. The program is free! See site link for more details and eligibility requirements. This is an in-person program at Princeton University. Application deadline is 2/28/22.

 

Ball State University Interior Design Summer Workshop

 

The Youth Interior Design Forum (YIDF) is a workshop open to high school students of any grade level and gives them the opportunity to experience interior design firsthand. The workshop blends tradition and innovation in creative learning, covering areas in applied critical thinking and exploration with materials. During the workshop, students explore the fundamentals of 2D and 3D concepts, learn basic drawing and illustration skills, play with color use and light effects, and learn how interior environments affect human behavior. The program offers both online and on-campus options lasting a few weeks, and is open to all current high school students. The cost of the program is $800, with scholarships potentially available. See site link for application and further details. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

 

 

 

UMass Amherst Sport Management & Leadership Academy

 

Hosted by the #1 ranked Sport Management department on the globe, the McCormack Department's Sport Management & Leadership Academy provides a platform for talented high school students to learn practical sport business applications and industry insights from our world-renowned faculty and industry-leading alumni. Students will explore topics such as data analytics in sports performance, sports marketing and fandom, sport economics and market forces, representing professional athletes, and much more. This opportunity is available for current 9th-11th graders. The program lasts 2 weeks and is fully virtual. The cost of the program is $1,697, but with scholarships readily available. See site link for further details. Note that the Summer 2022 program application is not yet available – stay tuned!

 

Moore College of Art & Design – Summer Art & Design Institute

 

The Summer Art & Design Institute (SADI) is Moore’s premiere pre-college summer program featuring popular tracks of study, including Animation, Illustration, Painting and Game Design. Are you a creative, motivated, and independent young woman or non-binary student? Whether you’re new to art or an emerging artist interested in fleshing out a portfolio, SADI has an experience that’s just right for you. This is a 4-week long, on-campus program for female-identifying students who are currently in the 10th or 11th grade. The cost of the program is $6,000, with scholarships available. See site link for application and further details. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

 

Moore College of Art & Design – Youth Artists Workshop

 

Since 1921, Moore College of Art & Design has been a leader in art and design education for youth through its Young Artists Workshop (YAW). Young creatives enrolled in YAW grow creatively while developing as artists, thinkers, and innovators. Guided by an exceptional roster of trained faculty who are working artists and experts in their fields, YAW kids and teens hone and diversify their skills, build self-confidence, make lasting friendships, and develop strong foundations for creative success. This opportunity is for all current high school students. The program is virtual, and there are a variety of course options. The cost of each course is $520, with scholarships available. See site link for registration and further information.

 

Programs with a Variety of Interest Options

 

UMBC Summer Enrichment Academy

 

The Summer Enrichment Academy at UMBC offers unique, fun, challenging and mind-expanding academic summer workshops and camp programs for high school students. It exposes students to the college experience with opportunities in science, engineering, technology, and the arts and humanities, all led by UMBC faculty, industry professionals and graduate students. Rigorous, engaging, 1-week summer workshops and camp programs are designed to spark our students’ deepest passions and interests. See site link for application, session dates, wide range of program options, and requirements. The programs are open to students of all grade levels. The cost of each program ranges from $200-485, but with scholarships readily available! Both virtual and in-person options are offered. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

 

Boston University Precollege Summer Programs

 

Boston University’s long-running Summer Term pre-college offerings include a choice of one-, two-, three-, and six-week programs that prepare you for success in college. With five exciting and challenging pre-college summer programs to choose from, you can earn college credit, discover a new subject area, perform cutting-edge research in university labs, or immerse yourself in hands-on learning. Summer is a great time to push yourself academically while experiencing college life, making new friends, and engaging in fun social activities around Boston and on campus. Opportunities are available for current 9th-11th grade students. Courses are offered both on campus at Boston University as well as online. Program costs vary, but scholarships are available. See site link for application and further details. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.