Outside Summer Programs

The Summer Resources and Community Connections Committee of the Parents Association has compiled a list of educational and exciting programs for the summer for students in the arts, athletics, community service, language immersion, travel and a variety of other fields. These programs are local, national, international residential and non-residential programs.


Academic Talent Development Program (ATDP) UC Berkeley
(510) 642-8308
ATDP’s Secondary Division, administered through UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education, offers challenging courses to highly motivated students who have completed Grades 7-11 (and are entering Grades 8-12). Students are invited to attend the program on the basis of exceptional academic talent.

Adventures of the Mind
(202) 518-2324
"An achievement-focused mentoring camp for the most promising high school students in the country to meet each other while spending several days meeting, greeting, challenging, conversing, and dining with an accomplished Faculty of Mentors."

Cambridge Immerse
Cambridge Immerse is a summer course providing an unparalleled educational experience set in the wonderful city of Cambridge, United Kingdom. Students participating in the Cambridge Immerse summer school reside in Cambridge for a two week period and are taught by highly regarded tutors, offering the most optimal learning environment possible, with courses in a range of disciplines, from the sciences to the arts.

Center for Talented Youth at Princeton
(410) 735-6277
A three-week residential summer program for academically talented high school students, grades 10 and above, focusing on key global issues in the twenty-first century.

Choate Summer Programs
(203) 697-2000
Five-week and two-week programs in academic enrichment, government, math and science, writing, theater arts and study abroad.

Da Vinci Camp
(415) 275-0246
The Mission of DaVinci Camp is to promote academic excellence and to eliminate the achievement gap among Latino students. DaVinci Camp transforms students into faster, more confident problem solvers, through innovative math instruction that integrates engineering, science, and the fine and performing arts.

Debate Camp at Stanford National Forensic Institut
(650) 723-9086
The Stanford National Forensic Institute is operated by the Stanford Debate Society, Stanford University's competitive intercollegiate debate program, as a service for the speech & debate community.

Education Unlimited
(510) 548-6612
Provides academic summer camps & precollege summer programs for students entering grades 4-12. California and Massachusetts programs include public speaking camps, summer college admissions prep programs, science camps for girls, summer acting camp, creative writing camp, computer camp, video production camp and East Coast college tours.

Johns Hopkins University - Center for Talented Youth
(410) 735-6277 or 6278
Students choose CTY for a number of reasons. Most need a greater or different intellectual challenge from what they get at home. They look forward to the chance to meet other very bright young people who share their interests and abilities. Some may want to study a subject they can’t find anywhere else, while others want to get an edge back at school. Some simply had a great CTY

(800) 662-6474
The nation’s oldest and largest university-based summer program for outstanding high school students.experience last year that they’re eager to repeat.

Next Generation Scholars Summer Academy
(415) 259-0900
Summer Academy is a full time, five week intensive summer program for middle and high school students. Located on the Marin Academy campus, Next Generation Scholars Summer Academy offers 34 classes to choose from in a full, college preparatory, academic experience.

Ojai Valley School Summer School & Camp
(805) 646-5593
Offers both credit and non-credit classes as well as college tours, ropes course challenges, sports, swimming, and other activities. Equestrian and environmental studies programs are also offered for high school age students.

Oxbridge Academic Programs
(800) 828-8349
The program gives intellectually adventurous young people the opportunity to live and study in Oxford and Cambridge in England, St. Andrews in Scotland, Barcelona and Salamanca in Spain, Paris and Montpellier in France, and New York City and Los Angeles in the United States. From Archeology to Zoology, we offer over 160 courses - a dazzling variety of humanities, sciences, social sciences, professional, and creative subjects – transcending traditional classroom limitations and school curricula. Our programs in France and Spain, meanwhile, offer courses in English and courses in French and Spanish for all levels, taught in context by native speakers.

Philips Andover Academy
(978) 749-4400
In a five-week program students with ambitious academic goals prepare for the rigors of the best colleges and for the rigors of leading and serving in this complex world.

Phillips Exeter Academy
(603) 777-3488
Five weeks of academic study, athletics, and exploration that carry participants far beyond the classrooms and the playing fields.

Summer At Penn
(215) 898-4145
Penn's Summer Youth Programs are designed for academically gifted high school students, and include programs in leadership, Model UN, languages, veterinary science, applied science & technology, and much more.

Summer Institute for the Gifted

(866) 303-4744
Provides academically advanced students with an interesting and challenging educational experience. The program combines remarkable academic courses with cultural, social, and recreational opportunities.

Taft Summer School
(860) 945-7961
Liberal Studies program offering major courses and electives to students who are entering grades 10, 11 and 12.

Telluride Association Sophomore Seminar
Exciting courses designed to inspire young people to explore the the histories, politics and cultural experiences of people of African descent and a variety of other topics.

World Affairs Seminar
(414) 453-4984
A unique interactive educational program for high school students. The week-long seminar provides an opportunity for students from a variety of backgrounds around the world, to discuss global issues in a non-threatening environment and to experience new and different viewpoints and ideas.


Action Quest
(800) 317-6789
Summer adventures for teens, with camps in sailing, scuba, community service and marine biology.

Adventures Cross-Country
(800) 767-2722
ARCC teen tours provide a safe and fun environment that inspires lifelong friendships, leadership skills, and self confidence in our students.

Bold Earth
(303) 526-0806
"Offers teenagers an adventure travel summer camp filled with exploration, learning and discovery [and focusing] on leadership and teamwork in a supportive environment."

(888) 833-1907
Educational adventure travel camps for teenagers, inspiring leadership development, skill building, personal growth and global awareness.

Deer Hill Expeditions
(800) 533-7221
Wilderness adventure camp for teens, blending in-depth wilderness expeditions, leadership training, incredible personal growth opportunities, and meaningful community service programs with native peoples.

Moondance Adventures
(800) 832-5229

Teen adventure programs ranging from 13 to 24 days, during which students participate in a combination of adventure and experiential education activities including backpacking, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, alpine mountaineering, fly fishing, surfing, sea kayaking, cultural immersion and community service projects.

(877) 877-8759
National Geographic offers student travel programs around the world each summer that aim to inspire and educate middle school and high school students ages 13 and older. Get into the field on an Expedition, Community Service trip, Photography Workshop, or University Workshop, in a destination that captures your imagination.

National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS)
(800) 710-6657
Takes people of all ages on remote wilderness expeditions, teaching technical outdoor skills, leadership, and environmental ethics in some of the world’s wildest and most awe-inspiring classrooms.

Outward Bound Wilderness Program

(866) 467-7651
Takes students on adventures that build character, teach leadership skills, and inspire a service ethic, real expeditions that cross rugged, beautiful terrain with challenges designed to reveal your strengths.

(413) 458-9672
Overland offers summer programs spanning the outdoors, service, language and writing to students in 4th-12th grade. For 26 years they have given thousands of students the opportunity to explore the world in safe, supportive and wholesome groups.

Rustic Pathways
(800) 321-4353
Safe, empowering international adventures for high school students.

Trackers Bay

(510) 575-9444
Trackers Bay offers award-winning camps. Parents know us as one of the best and most engaging summer camps in the Bay Area. Our day camps are fueled by compelling story and old school outdoor adventure. Our overnight camps are rooted in fantastic legend and authentic traditional skills.

Wilderness Adventures
(317) 733-2122
Choose from 45 programs for the perfect experience in outdoor adventuring. Engage in a variety of activities while creating friendships, building community, and developing your leadership skills.


Academy of Art College (SF)
(800) 544-2787
Advertising, fashion, fine art, graphic design, photography, motion pictures and video.

Academy of Media Production at Boston University
(800) 992-6514
In this four week summer program for high school students, you create your own fiction or non-fiction films, videos, webcasts and live multi-camera productions.

American Academy of Dramatic Arts
(800) 463-8990 for NY
(800) 222-2867 for LA

Offers a 6-week program designed for those who would like to begin their study of acting and for those who would like to test their interest and ability in an environment of professional training.

American Conservatory Theater Summer Camp
(415) 439-2426
A.C.T. continues to nurture its legacy as one of America's most respected regional theaters and to expand its reach to include new areas of dramatic literature, new communities, and new international collaborations, as well as innovative interpretations of classical work.

Art Institute of Chicago
(312) 899-7458
High school students of diverse backgrounds and experiences come to the Early College Program to strengthen their commitment to the study of art and design and develop a strong portfolio for college admission.

Berkeley Repertory Theatre
(510) 647–2996
Join the School of Theatre for a fun-filled, enriching, affordable camp experience for middle school and high school students. Summer Theatre Intensive is an opportunity to become fully immersed in every facet of the world of theatre—regardless of experience level. The only requirement is an active mind open to imagination, collaboration, hard work, and, of course, lots of fun.

Broadway Artists Alliance
(212) 561-9429
BAA offers four summer intensives, which are perfect for students who already have a strong technical foundation and who want to expand and refine their skills. You will attend advanced Master Classes in your Major (Voice, Acting or Dance) and you will also choose from more than 30 electives per intensive to develop your “triple threat” talents!

(800) 447-1278

CCA’s Pre-College Program is an inspiring opportunity for high school students to study art or creative writing in an art-school setting while earning 3 units of college credit.

California State Summer School for the Arts
(916) 229-5160
The California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA) is a rigorous pre-professional training program in the visual and performing arts, creative writing, animation, and film for talented artists of high school age. CSSSA provides a supportive environment in which students hone acquired skills and explore new techniques and ideas for an intense and exciting learning experience. Its purpose is to provide a training ground for future artists who wish to pursue careers in the arts and entertainment industries in California. Students apply for the opportunity to study in one of the School’s seven departments: Creative Writing, Animation, Dance, Visual Arts, Theater, Music, Film & Video.

Camp Shakespeare
(661) 654-2121

Three-day and week-long camps studying and performing Shakespeare at CSU Bakersfield.

Cazadero Music Camp
(510) 527-7500
One- and two-week summer sessions in a camp near Russian River for musicians ages 10-18.

Columbia College Hollywood
(800) 785-0585
Summer Film and Television Production workshop for high school students.
The workshop offers high school students a unique opportunity to learn the art of Film and Television production from experienced entertainment professionals in a collegiate setting. Each student will direct their own short film under the instruction of experienced entertainment professionals, some of whom are Emmy and Academy Award winners. You earn valuable College Academic Credit by completing the workshop.

Digital Media Arts at UCLA
(310) 825-9007
Designed for high school students who are interested in exploring their creative potential by using the most current software and working with trained and experienced instructors and professionals.

Eastern U.S. Music Camp
(866) 777-7841
This well-balanced program offers young people between the ages of 10 and 18 the opportunity to pursue musical studies through individual, class, and group instruction; to perform a wide range of instrumental and choral works in ensemble and concert; and to participate in supervised sports and other informal "fun" activities.

Interlochen Summer Art Camp
(800) 681-5912
2,500 students from all over the world come to Interlochen to study music, theatre, visual arts, creative writing, motion picture arts, and dance. Learn from amazing artists and educators, be inspired by our scenic campus, and create with other students who share your passion for the arts.

(510) 845-5373

The Jazz School Young Musicians program is a comprehensive music education and performance program designed for instrumental and vocal students. They offer 5-day summer programs.

Jazz Summer Camp
(408) 288-7557 ext. 2342
At Valley Christian Schools in San Jose, for students 12-18 years old.

Marin Academy - Summer Music Camp
Join us at The Marin Academy Music Studio for Rock, Jazz, Bues & Soul, and World Music Camps led by MA Music Director Bob Schleeter with assistance from some incredible MA Music alums and current MA students.

Marin Ballet Summer Intensive
(415) 453-6705
During June and July, Marin Ballet offers on-going classes, workshops and intensives for students of all levels. Summer is an ideal time for young children to explore dance for the first time, and for intermediate and advanced students to immerse in relevant dance idioms while enjoying their ballet studies without the pressures of an academic schedule.

Marin Shakespeare Camp
(415) 499-4487
Dig deep into Shakespeare’s language and ideas, while honing acting skills and making new friends.

Marin Shakespeare Company Technical Intern Program
(415) 499-4487
Gives students an opportunity to learn about every phase of theatre production, and to specialize in one or more areas of choice. Interns receive a stipend of $300. Thirty hours of seminars/observation in: Artistic direction, Stage management, Set design and construction, Lighting design, Prop design, Scenic art, Costume design, House management, Theatre administration. Begins June 15th.

New England School of Art & Design
(617) 573-8785
At Suffolk University, a fun way for high school students to study art and design at the college-level. In addition to the in-class studio experience, you’ll take field trips to museums and visit the studios of practicing artists and designers around the Boston area.

New York Film Academy
(800) 611-FILM
In each New York Film Academy film camp, each student writes, shoots, directs and edits his or her own films. Film camp is designed for people with little or no experience in making films. The programs focus on the fundamental elements of visual storytelling that enable the participants to direct their own projects. During these high school film programs, each weekday is split between in class instruction and on-set production, and directing, writing, camera work and editing are taught to be of immediate and practical use in an integrated curriculum.

NYU Steinhardt Department of Art
(212) 998-5700
Allows young artists ages 16 to 18 the opportunity to explore their ideas in the heart of the international art world. Students will expand their skills, liberate their imaginations, and enrich their understanding of contemporary art.

NYU Steinhardt School of Music & Performing Arts
(212) 998-5424
Offering many dynamic programs from workshops in music theatre, string and woodwind, to film scoring, jazz and music business.

Pacific Music Camps
(209) 946-2285
Offers a wide variety of ensembles, electives, and social activities for junior and senior high school musicians, including the Brubeck Institute Jazz Camp, Senior Piano Camp and the Pacific Opera Institute.

Putney School
(802) 387-6297
Teen Summer Arts and Creative Writing programs for high school students (ages 14 to 17) on a beautiful hilltop farm in Southern Vermont.

Riar Academy of Performing Arts
Riar Academy of Performing Arts is THE exclusive Indian Dance Training Academy, specializing in both Bollywood Dance and Classical Kathak Dance in the California Bay Area. Learn from professionals straight from the Industry who have trained many of your favorite Bollywood celebrities!

San Francisco Art Institute

(415) 749-4554
The PreCollege Program is especially designed for eleventh- and twelfth-grade artists. The program introduces participants to what it’s like to be in art school—to the broad range of techniques, concepts, and debates that make up the contemporary art scene.

San Francisco Girls Chorus
(415) 863-1752
Stunning vocal range, flexibility, drama, and power are among the hallmarks of the 38-year-old San Francisco Girls Chorus, which is recognized as one of the world’s most widely known and respected vocal ensembles for youth.

San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking
(415) 824-7000
Five week, hands-on classes designed to introduce students to the art and craft of filmmaking. These workshops are an excellent exploration into the language of cinema and the tools of digital filmmaking. Each workshop student writes, produces, directs and edits their own short film and crews on classmates' productions. This program is only open to high school graduates.

Savannah College of Art and Design
(877) 722-3285 Atlanta
(800) 869-7223 Savannah
Designed for high school students who have completed their freshman, sophomore or junior years, to explore a variety of creative disciplines across the SCAD curriculum.

School Of Cinema And Performing Arts - SCOPA
(800) 718-2787
Founded in 2001, SOCAPA bills itself as one of the premier visual and performing arts programs for young people, ages 13 to 18. Intensive programs offered include: Screenwriting, Filmmaking, Acting, Dance, Photography and Music. They have campuses in New York Vermont and Los Angeles. According to reviews, advanced dance is only offered in New York.

School of the Museums of Fine Arts, Boston

(617) 369-3643
Pre-college summer studio where students explore a wide range of media, including painting, drawing, printmaking, video, digital photography, sound art, nstallation, sculpture, and performance.

School of Visual Arts, NYC
(212) 592-2000
SVA's Pre-College Program is designed for high school students who want to enhance their creative skills, learn more about a particular field of art, develop a portfolio, and/or experience the challenges and triumphs that exist at one of the most dynamic colleges.

SFMOMA Volunteer and Internship Opportunities
Summer opportunities in collections, artists' galleries, curatorial, marketing, and more.

Skidmore College
(518) 580-5599
Designed for highly motivated and talented students, the five-week program offers them the opportunity to engage in college-level study in the liberal and studio arts with distinguished Skidmore faculty.

Snow Farm New England Craft Program

(413) 268-3101
A hands-on, intensive summer in art -- a place for both the newcomer and veteran to become involved in the world of art, an opportunity to be part of a small community of people joined by a common interest in creativity and each other.

Stanford Jazz Camp
(650) 736-0324
A fun, focused, and supportive environment where young musicians study and play with motivated peers and a prestigious faculty of professional musicians and educators.

Stapleton Ballet Camp
(415) 454-5759
The SSPA Classic Summer Intensive 2016 is an opportunity for dedicated dancers ages 11-19 years to have a complete immersion studying the brilliance of George Balanchine, Martha Graham, Agnes De Mille and Jerome Robbins

Tisch School of the Arts
(212) 998-1500
Offers high school students the chance to participate in intensive training either in New York City, Dublin or Paris, in drama, dramatic writing, film, and photography.

US Performing Arts Camps
(888) 497-3553
Camps for dance, film, musical theater, acting, and media at several locations, including New York, Los Angeles, Berkeley and Washington D.C.

USC School of Cinematic Arts
(213) 740-3327
Gives participants from around the world an opportunity to attend intensive, thorough, creatively demanding and satisfying filmmaking classes.

Vancouver Film School
(800) 661-4101
Every year, like-minded students and professionals from around the globe come to VFS to experience truly unique 5-day learning programs. Programs that allow you to dive deeper into the entertainment arts than you ever thought possible.
The VFS Summer Intensives are carefully designed to expose, cultivate, and nurture talent in: Acting for Film & Television, Animation & Visual Effects, Art, Film & Design, Digital Design, Film Production, Game Design, Makeup Design for Film & Television, Sound Design for Visual Media and Writing for Film & Television.

Walnut Hill School for the Arts
Designed to provide the highest level of artistic training in a fun, nuturing, and enjoyable manner set in a conservatory-style atmosphere.

Zephyr Music Camp
(415) 661-3782
Located on the beautiful shores of South Lake Tahoe at the Zephyr Point Presbyterian Retreat Center, this popular music camp occupies two memorable weeks in July.


Note: If your student is interested in playing a sport in college, camps are offered at most universities. Information is easily found at a school's web site.

Absolute Volleyball Club Summer Camp
This camp will prepare the players for High School Tryouts. We will focus on hitting high balls, quick balls, slides, tips and shots. Setters will have the opportunity to work on all sets. We will also focus on the transitions game in detail.

Booth Lacrosse on Treasure Island
(415) 450-5359
Booth Lacrosse Camps feature the perfect blend of instruction and fun. We use our comprehensive lacrosse training system to build a player's individual skills and lacrosse IQ. With 10+ years of experience training players on the finer points of the game, we have helped countless players reach their playing goals. Our practices feature high tempo, exciting drills and game play. Our goal is to make sure that every player on the field is engaged, involved, and having fun.

Boyle Park Tennis Camp
(415) 388-6523
Boyle Park is a public park in Mill Valley, California. We have five very active tennis courts that host league and other tournament events throughout the year. Our comprehensive schedule of classes is taught by USPTA certified teaching professionals, offering private and group instruction for adults and children.

Brown University Summer Sports Camps
(401) 863-5988
The Department of Athletics in conjunction with The School of Professional Studies is offering summer sports camps for young athletes. Camps are led by Brown's varsity coaches, their staff and current Brown athletes. Many camps also feature guest coaches from other universities. This summer, we’ll welcome more than 2,000 athletes from across the country and around the world! Brown University Sports Camps are open to any and all that meet the listed age requirements for each camp.

Cal Swim Camp
(800) 645-3226
Get better this summer at the California Swim Camp at UC Berkeley. We offer two weeks of outstanding stroke technique camps on the beautiful campus of the University of California, Berkeley.

(212) 796-8340

A unique and exciting opportunity for teens to experience specialized soccer training through an official partnership with the world’s most successful soccer team and their expert coaches.

JCC Maccabi Games
The JCC Maccabi Games® are an Olympic-style sporting competition held each summer in North America and is the second largest organized sports program for Jewish teenagers in the world.

JOAD Archery Summer Camp
The main objective of this camp is to teach the correct "NTS" shooting technique (aka. National Training System) from day 1. Students will have lots of fun learning, practicing, and earning awards through our Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) Achievement Awards System. Real archery skill will be taught. We teach only Olympic recurve style competitive archery.

Marin Tennis Club Tennis Camp
(415) 457-5160
MTC offers high school tennis camp for grades 9-12 at their facility in San Rafael.

Nike Tennis Camps
(415) 479-6060
Nike Tennis Camps provide young players the opportunity to improve their tennis game, work hard, make new friends and have a lot of fun. Our camps are directed by America's most respected college coaches and tennis professionals. They have a passion for teaching and a gift for helping you take your game to the next level.

North Bay Aquatics
North Bay Aquatics (NBA) provides a vibrant environment for swimmers to excel by having access to the most current training techniques in physical conditioning, stroke technique, and racing strategies. NBA’s coaches care passionately about swimming and their swimmers. Each day our coaches think of creative ways to reach, challenge and support our swimmers. NBA’s coaches give individualized attention to and care about each swimmer’s unique goals and accomplishments. We maintain a low coach-to-swimmer ratio at all program levels to provide the individual attention we believe is vital to success.

North Bay Basketball Academy
(415) 244-3863
NBBA camps will provide a fun and competitive learning environment. We emphasize the fundamentals of basketball, including ballhandling, passing, shooting, defense and more! Campers will be broken into various groups by age and skill level. Each day campers will take part in various contests, skill development stations and have a chance to put their skills to use in many competitive scrimmages and games. At the conclusion of the camp, campers will be given a detailed player evaluation to take home.

One Soccer in LA
(805) 845-6801
High School Pre-Season Camp is an intense 5-day camp. This program include 3 1/2 hours of specialized training each evening covering conditioning, possession/transistion games and phases of play. This is an excellent program to prepare a high school athlete for his or her upcoming season.

Richard Schmidt Surf Camp
(831) 423-0928
We offer year round surf & stand up paddleboard (SUP) lessons, classes and marine tours in Santa Cruz, Capitola and the surrounding California Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. All ages, levels and physical/cognitive abilities are welcome!

Sail Caribbean

(800) 321 0994

Sailing, water sports, scuba, and cultural exchange, no experience necessary.

Stanford Baseball Camp
(650) 996-2060
Stanford Baseball Camps have gained national recognition as some of the finest in the country. These camps are designed to be valuable and beneficial for a wide range of age groups and skill sets. The Stanford Baseball Camps are open to any and all entrants. All camps are held at what has often been regarded as the most pristine college baseball facility in the country, Klein Field at Sunken Diamond on the Stanford University campus.

(650) 245-2924

Located just 15 minutes south of San Francisco on Linda Mar State Beach, offers camps, programs, and lessons in the fundamentals of surfing, body boarding and more.

Tahoe Tennis Academy
(480) 907-4447
The Tahoe Tennis Academy program promotes tennis as a lifetime sport through high level and specific tennis training. Our players will develop their on- and off-court sportsmanship and teamwork, through positive attitudes and hard work. They will develop racquet skills, footwork, and balanced movement to progress onto the singles and doubles strategies. The programs we offer focus on attacking and defending hitting positions, tennis match play strategies preparing young players for competitive tennis on high school teams or junior tournaments.

Two Rivers Soccer Camp
(530) 836-2869 (summer)
(415) 928-6902 (winter)
Two Rivers offers a truly unique experience for the soccer enthusiast. Our camp, featuring European and American soccer coaches, creates an authentic soccer atmosphere. The camp is nestled in the majestic Sierra with two rushing streams bordering the 40-acre site.

US Sports Camps

(800) 645-3226

Over 400 camps will help you become a better, more inspired athlete at tennis, golf, volleyball, swimming, basketball, lacrosse, softball, soccer, baseball and more.

Always win, be a champion is the foundation of the Villanova Men’s Soccer program & camps. We guarantee that every camper will be exposed to what it takes to be a complete student-athlete; on the field, in the classroom, in the social arena/community and in your personal life. Our camps are more than just a three day experience, they will provide every camper lessons that will help you better prepare for the rest of your life.

Walking on Water Surf Camp
(760) 438-1111
Walking On Water presents a unique opportunity to enjoy the awesome sport of surfing in a fun and fulfilling Christian environment. Our camps are open for male and female students between the ages of 11-18 and are designed for beginner and advanced surfers. All levels of surfers will enjoy the beach front accommodations.

Career Training

American University School of Communication
(202) 885-2098
Courses in all areas of communication - writing, film, public speaking, and photography.

Americorps National Service
(202) 606-5000
AmeriCorps is your chance to put your ideals into action while learning new skills, making new connections, and earning money to pay for college.

Architecture Discovery Program

(314) 935-8652
An exciting introduction to architecture and design for high school students between their junior and senior year. Design studio, the heart of the program, focuses upon how creativity and discovery can foster passion and compassion in design.

Aviation Career Education
(424) 646-7450

The ACE Academy is a program for high school students who are interested in aviation and aerospace. Programs are hosted all over the United States.

Berkeley Business Academy for Youth
(510) 643-0923
The Berkeley Business Academy for Youth introduces youth from around the world to the disciplines and skills that make business work. B-BAY students learn from professors who are at the top of their field and from youth mentors. Class projects and presentations give students hands-on experience in a safe learning environment-all on the vibrant UC Berkeley campus.

Cambridge Enterprise Programme

The Cambridge Enterprise Programme gives students the opportunity to explore the world of Business, Management and Economics in the environment of the University of Cambridge. Through a series of lectures, presentations and workshops students will be able to develop knowledge about running a business, as well as increase their confidence and leadership skills. The Cambridge Enterprise Programme is suitable for high-school students interested in studying business-related subjects at university, those intending to pursue a career in business and management, as well as those wishing to develop their teamwork skills and creativity.

Camp Neuro and Camp Cardiac
(888) 963-9963
Camp Neuro and Camp Cardiac, run by local medical students in over 30 cities nationwide, serves as an ideal introduction for any high school student interested in exploring a career in medicine or psychology.

County of Marin Student Internships
(415) 499-6028
Get on-site training with Parks and Open Space, the Sheriff's Dept., Health & Human Services, and others. Some paid positions.

Exploration of Architecture
(213) 740-2420
Come to the University of Southern California's School of Architecture for a taste of college life and an introduction to college level study of architecture and design of the built environment.

Harvard Design School
(617) 495-5453
The six-week summer Career Discovery program at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design (GSD) welcomes recent high school and college graduates to explore a career in design.

Junior Statesmen
(800) 334-5353
Engaging and stimulating courses on the campuses of elite universities. Immerse yourself in politics and government while making new friends and developing leadership skills.

National Student Leadership Conference
(800) 994-6752

Provides students with the opportunity to experience life on a college campus; develop essential leadership skills; and explore a future career through exciting simulations, exclusive site visits and interactive meetings with renowned leaders in their chosen field.

National Youth Leadership Forum
(877) 587-9659
Brings "various professions to life, empowering outstanding young people with confidence to prepare for and transition into well-informed career choices" in medicine, national security and law.

New York Times Summer Academy
(646) 438-7269
Structured around two-week courses that draw on the expertise and unrivaled access of The New York Times, this unique summer program encourages students to take their learning beyond the classroom and into the world. Working with award-winning journalists from The Times and expert practitioners from across the city, students will explore their passions and learn firsthand how ideas take shape, forming the industries of today and the creative enterprises of tomorrow.

School of Public Service
(202) 537-5286
A unique program that brings fewer than 35 rising high school seniors from all over the United States and Europe to the heart of Washington, D.C., where they undertake an in-depth exploration of government, politics, and public service.

Stanford Clinical Anatomy Program

(650) 725-6624
The two-week Clinical Anatomy Summer Program is for students considering careers in procedure-based medical fields, such as surgery, dental surgery, EMTs/paramedics, and nursing. It may also be of interest to students who intend to study biomedical engineering, occupational or physical therapy, sports medicine, medical education or other health-related fields.

Stanford Mock Trial Camp
(510) 548-6612
American Legal Experience - Mock Trial offers high school students a unique opportunity to learn public speaking skills through a concentrated focus on the American judicial system.

Stanford Sports Medicine Summer Camps
(415) 723-1214
Stanford University Sports Medicine will be opening its doors to expose its unique methods of medical care for the nation’s most elite athletes. The program’s expert level clinicians will provide hands-on instruction of topics from the very basics of sports medicine care to the integration of cutting edge approaches to injury prevention, rehabilitation, and athletic performance.

Summer Architecture Career Workshop

The Architecture Department at Cal Poly offers an intensive 4-week in-residence workshop designed for high school students considering architecture as a career or developing a design portfolio. Students are presented an in-depth view of the career through hands-on experience in studio design exercises, lectures, projects and field trips.

Three Days of Fashion
(800) 422-3436 SF
(800) 624-1200 LA
A summer program for High School students (with limited spaces for sophomores and freshmen) with an interest in a career in Marketing, Fashion Buying, Merchandising, Fashion Styling, or Fashion Design.

UCLA Mock Trial Institute
(310) 267-4836

Are you a high school student interested in learning more about our nation's legal system and the rights guaranteed to its citizens by the Constitution? This week-long program is a great way to broaden your knowledge base, explore college and career options, boost your self-confidence and powers of persuasion.

Provides an opportunity to develop leadership skills and explore your interest in business.

College Prep

American University, Washington DC
(202) 885-2421
Community of Scholars program, Discover the World of Communication, and the National Student Leadership Conference college credit program.

Berkeley Pre-Collegiate Program
(510) 642-5611
The Pre-Collegiate program offers you the chance to join the community of more than 250 high school students who spend their time enjoying a summer at Berkeley. Take advantage of Berkeley courses, co-curricular activities, and workshops planned just for you.

Boston University
(617) 353-1378

The perfect mix of academic challenge and summer fun with Boston University's Summer Term High School Programs. Join other motivated high school students from around the globe, and prepare for an exciting summer as you are introduced to the challenges and rigors of undergraduate life at a premier research university in one of America's most dynamic cities.

Brown Pre-College Program
(401) 863-7900
Experience college, prepare for academic success, and make new friends from around the world in Brown Pre-College Programs. Throughout the summer Brown offers multiple sessions 1-7 weeks in length, and more than 300 courses to choose from – on campus, online, and abroad.

Carleton College
(866) 767-2275
Carleton liberal arts experience (for current sophomores), Summer Science Institute (sophomores and juniors) and the Summer Writing Program (juniors).

Carnegie Mellon Pre-College
(412) 268-2082
Pre-college academic and fine art six-week residential programs for current sophomores and juniors. Classes in Math, Science, Architecture, Art, Design, Drama, and Music.

Collegiate Summer Program
(800) 880-8308
At Thomas More College, join other students at the oldest collegiate summer program in the country, discovering the inspiring well-springs of truth and the ever fresh source of Western civilization.

Colorado College
(877) 894-8727
A busy outdoor recreation program augments the academic schedule, with courses in international study, art, architecture, philosophy, creative writing, language, science, theater and dance.

Cornell University
(607) 255-6203
Three-week and six-week summer college for current sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Cushing Academy
(978) 827-7000
Programs in college prep, critical skills, studio art and prep for success.

(800) 327-5426
At Earlham University in Richmond, IN, a two-week summer program designed to let you "practice" going to college or have "dress rehearsal" before the real college experience begins.

Genesis at Brandeis University

(781) 736-8416
Genesis brings together motivated high school students and dynamic faculty from a wide range of backgrounds for a month of exploration in a challenging, nurturing, and collaborative Jewish community.

Great Books Summer Program
(866) 480-7323
Amherst College and Stanford University
Gathers exceptional middle and high school students from across the world to read selections from the greatest works of literature, experience college-level discussions and seminars and enjoy summer fun with other literary-minded students.

(800) 456-9595
At Hollins University in Roanoke, VA, where you will take two noncredit classes, live on campus with girls from all over the country, and enjoy a full program of extracurricular activities. For middle- and high-school girls only.

Junior Scholars Program
(513) 529-5825
Oxford, OH Junior Scholars Program for students completing their junior year in high school and who have at least a 3.5 GPA.

Loyola University Summer Scholars
(312) 915-6501
A summer program open to high school students who have successfully completed their sophomore or junior year, enabling them to enroll in undergraduate courses at Loyola University Chicago and earn college credit.

National Hispanic Institute

(512) 357-6137
Provides Latino families with private experiences on American college and university campuses that are specially designed to advance the educational aspirations of high school age Latino youth.

Northfield Mount Hermon

(413) 498-3000
A variety of enrichment programs, including college prep, contemporary dance, and New Zealand Summer Abroad.

Northwestern University
(847) 491-5250
Designed for high school students who want new academic challenges and the experience of real college life. Take a one-week IN FOCUS Seminar for possible high school credit or choose from a variety of three- to eight-week courses and earn college credit.

Penn Summer High School Programs
Summer Academies in biomedical research, experimental physics, English and archeology; Pre-college and Young Scholars programs; Girls in Engineering, Math & Science; Summer Academy in Applied Science & Technology; and more.

Pepperdine University
(310) 506-6079
Gives students the opportunity to experience the academic challenge and social interaction of university life.

Philips Academy
(978) 749-4400
Students with ambitious academic goals prepare for the rigors of the best colleges and for the rigors of leading and serving in this complex world.

Pre-College at GWU
(202) 994-6360
High school students are invited to participate in a summer pre-college experience that is academically engaging and life-changing. Learn from GW faculty and field experts, take advantage of the city, and make new friends from around the country and the world.

Pre-Collegiate Summer Program in Early American History
(757) 221-4000
At William & Mary College, readings and classroom work will set the stage for site visits at the abundant historic places in the Chesapeake region by providing essential background on the wider context of American development.

Pre-College at Vanderbilt
(615) 322-7827
A six-week summer pre-college program designed to strengthen the academic skills of students who are planning to enter a college engineering, pre-medical, science, or technology program.

Reach Cambridge
(888) 997-3224
Enables young people from around the world to experience British culture in the stimulating and distinguished surroundings of the University City of Cambridge.

Smith Precollege Programs
(413) 585-2165
Experience precollege programs that offer limitless ways to explore the world. You will join more than 200 other high school girls who want to pursue their academic interests in and out of the classroom, strengthen their college applications and meet other motivated and ambitious college-bound young women.

St. Andrews College of Oxford

A three week academic program offered by St. Andrews College in Scotland, with courses in Law School Preparation, Medical School Preparation, and Business & Enterprise.

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Institutes
800-372-3749 option 3
Provides "high school students with a unique residential academic experience where students who share talents and interests live and learn together on the Stanford campus.

Suffolk High School Scholars Program

(617) 573-8460
Provides exceptional high school seniors with the opportunity to explore an academic major.

Summer at Georgetown

(202) 687-8600
Five week course; live in dorms; independent but monitored; learn to manage money; courses in politics, psychology, writing.

Summer College at Ithaca
(607) 274-3951
A residential program for current sophomores and juniors, where students can experience college life and college-level courses while living in a safe environment.

Summer College at Syracuse
(315) 443-5000
Offers credit and non credit academic programs that allow you to explore your college options before you graduate from high school. All programs are designed to give you a realistic view of undergraduate coursework.

Summer Discovery
(516) 621-3939
Pre-college enrichment programs at UCLA, UCSB, UCSD, Univ. of Michigan, Georgetown, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Northeastern, Cambridge (US & UK), Spain and Italy.

Summer in New York City

(212) 854-8866
The Barnard College Summer in New York City program offers young men and women a unique opportunity to sample college level courses at one of the nation's premiere colleges -- while exploring New York City both in and out of the classroom.

Summer of Excellence
(520) 621-6901
The University of Arizona's premier summer program for academically talented high school students and is open to both Arizona residents and out of state students.

Summer Programs at Johns Hopkins
(410) 516- 4548
Pre-college credit programs in art, applied math and statistics, biology, literature, languages, film, and much more.

Summer Programs at USC
(213) 740-5679
Two- and four-week pre-college programs.

Summer Scholars at BYU
(801) 422-4636
A week-long summer camp to see first-hand what makes BYU different than any other university.

Summer Scholars at Wash U
(866) 209-0691
Be part of a small, select group of current sophomores and juniors exploring the realities of college life, earning up to seven full college credits, transferable to most accredited colleges and universities.

Summer School at Harvard
(617) 495-3192
Every summer, more than 1,000 motivated high school students from the United States and abroad attend the Harvard summer session to experience college.

(800) 752-2250
Pre-college programs for all high-school students at Tufts, UC Berkeley, and Oxford.

Telluride Association Summer Program
A six-week educational experience for high school juniors that offers challenges and rewards rarely encountered in secondary school or even college.

Tufts University Summer Study
(617) 627-3454
Precollege programs for rising high school juniors and seniors, including The Writing Program, Ethics & Global Citizenship, Health Science, and more.

UCLA Summer Session
(310) 267-4836
Offers summer programs to motivated high school students who would like to get a jump-start on their college career and gain enrichment in a variety of interesting and challenging subjects.

UCSB Pre-College Program
(805) 893-2377
A hands-on program for highly motivated high school students interested in participating in the conduct of academic research in the social, life or physical sciences.

University of Chicago
(773) 702-6603
The University of Chicago offers numerous opportunities to accomplished high school students. Tomorrow's undergraduates can immerse themselves in the University of Chicago's unique atmosphere as early as this summer.

University of Notre Dame
(574) 631-0990
Summer Scholars, Global Issues Seminar, Latino Community Leadership Seminar, and Seminar for African American Scholars.

Community Service

Academic Treks
(888) 833-1908
Each trip features between 20-55 hours of service work which complements the program’s academic and cultural focus, in locations such as Peru, Brazil, Belize, Panama and South Africa.

(800) 231-7796
Provides unparalleled leadership and community service opportunities for young people while concurrently contributing to the well-being of hundreds of communities throughout the Americas.

ARCC - Cuba
(415) 332-5075
Our Cuba: Making History Spotlight Project focuses on preparing and delivering food to this marginalized community of people unable to adequately feed themselves. Working with a partner, ARCC students come together to prepare hundreds of meals in a local kitchen. Then using a form of transportation unique to Cuba—the horse and buggy—they deliver these meals to the homes of the elderly who cannot afford meals or can no longer cook for themselves.

(415) 322-9204
Blue Bridge Project is the first organization to offer summer travel programs for high school students that combine meaningful community service and post-trip guidance. Students select from service learning adventures in Nicaragua, Peru and Madagascar. BBP’s mission is to keep students engaged after the summer. After the trip, BBP staff help students apply their summer experience to their individual goals and future endeavors, whether it’s outlining a college essay or helping students host a fundraiser for the community in which they worked.

Cross Cultural Solutions
(800) 380-4777

Teen Volunteer Abroad is a program specially designed for teenage volunteers (ages 15-17) who wish to travel independently on a Cross-Cultural Solutions volunteer program. Branson students Sandra Joyce '11 and Colin Joyce '14 experienced the program; contact Pam Joyce, (415) 990-5994 for details.

FOCUS (Fellowship of Christians in Universities and Schools)
(203) 972-3408
FOCUS hosts numerous programs on our property on Lambert’s Cove located in the town of West Tisbury on Martha’s Vineyard. Each summer, nearly 500 students visit the property for a weekend, a week or sometimes even longer. Additionally, FOCUS hosts several offsite adventure and service programs.

Global Routes
(413) 585-8895
Offers teen summer community service programs for high school students finishing the 9th through 12th grades, gap-year and semester internships for students 17 years of age and older, and customized programs for schools in Belize, Cambodia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ghana, India, Nepal, Peru, Tanzania, and Thailand.

Global Voluntourism
(703) 890-0598
The perfect combination of travel and volunteer service, creating a new twist on travel. It provides you a chance to connect to the countries and communities that you are visiting, in Bhutan, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.

Guide Dogs for the Blind
(800) 295-4050
Are you looking for ways to strengthen your experience base so you can improve your chances of getting into college, getting scholarships or employment? Are you interested in a future career in nonprofits, animal management, business or social causes? Consider a summer internship with Guide Dogs for the Blind!

Habitat For Humanity
(800) 422-4828, ext. 2412
Local and international programs for youth providing safe, affordable homes for people in need.

National Conservation Crews
(603) 543-1700
If you are currently in high school, between 15 and 19 and looking for tuition-free summer service opportunities, SCA's National Conservation Crews are for you. There's work to be done in all 50 states -- in parks and forests, on beaches and riverbanks, at fisheries and volcanoes.

San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
(415) 431-BIKE x 30
Improve your ride and your city when you volunteer with the SFBC.

Pairs high school volunteers with special education kids to aid them during their week at a summer day camp.

Visions Service Adventures
(406) 551-4423
VISIONS has set the standard for international community service programs for high school and middle school students for almost 30 years. Collaborative service work and cross-cultural living help our teen volunteers understand a complicated world and learn meaningful ways to contribute productively.

WildCare Student Volunteer Program
(415) 456-7283
Students ages 15 through 17 work side by side with adult staff and volunteers to help wildlife and the environment through wildlife rehabilitation and nature education.

World Horizons
(800) 262-5874
Community service trips for teens to Costa Rica, Dominica, Ecuador, Fiji, Iceland, Israel, Italy, England and domestic locations.


Devil's Gulch Camp
(415) 662 1099
The Marin Y will be running a camp in partnership with DG Educational Services (DGES), located at Devil’s Gulch Ranch. DGES provides agriculture and nature educational programs to diverse communities, both locally and globally. These programs develop the skills to produce food and to live sustainably while building an understanding of our interconnection with nature.

(800) 776-0188
We engage people worldwide in scientific field research and education in order to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment.

The Island School
(609) 620-6700

The Island School Summer Term is a five-week intensive program focused on leadership, ecology, research, and sustainable development. Week-long programs include Shark Week and Flats Research and Discovery.

Linking Individuals to their Natural Community (LINC)
LINC is a summer internship program for high school students based in the Golden Gate National Parks. During this six week long program, students assist with service projects, gain career and leadership skills, and take field trips to special park sites such as Alcatraz and Muir Woods. Projects and activities vary by week and include trail work, plant propagation, and habitat restoration. In addition, students will get the opportunity to learn more about ecology and science.

(415) 992-4700

Operates four environmental education campuses in Yosemite and Olympic National Parks, Rodeo Beach in the Marin Headlands, and the Santa Monica Mountains.

Richardson Bay Audubon Youth Leaders
(415) 388-2524 x111
Audubon Youth Leaders (AYL) is for youth ages 11-17 interested in leading environmental education programs for young children in our summer camp as well as participating in science or restoration opportunities.

School for Field Studies
(978) 741-3567

The nation’s oldest and largest environmental study abroad program, combining hands-on environmental studies with scientific research to develop sustainable solutions to critical environmental problems.

A week-long youth leadership and grassroots organizing training program, led by the nation's top youth organizers. You¹ll develop your organizing and leadership skills, network and bond with fellow young change-makers, engage in fun activities, and enjoy tasty vegetarian cooking.

Student Conservation Association
(803) 543-1700

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is America’s conservation corps. Our members protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks and community green spaces in all 50 states.

Students On Ice
(866) 336-6423
An award-winning organization offering unique educational expeditions to the Antarctic and the Arctic. Our mandate is to educate the world’s youth about the importance of the Polar Regions, support their continued growth and inspire and catalyze initiatives that contribute to global sustainability.

Fellowships/Internships/Foundation Programs

(415) 346-6060

The mission of The Baum Foundation is to improve the quality of people's lives by supporting programs in the arts, education and environment.

(518) 475-7212
A 5-week summer program in Israel that educates and inspires exceptional young Jews from diverse backgrounds to become active participants in Jewish culture throughout their lives, and to contribute their talents and vision to the Jewish community and to the world at large.
(212) 367-5695

Summer internship program with more than 12 cities to choose from, such as Boston, Chicago, New York and London for careers in architecture, advertising, culinary and restaurant management, engineering, environmental science, law, medicine and many more.

Deanne LaRue (415) 454-8909
Develops sustainable programs dedicated to creating healthy and peaceful environments using education, the delivery of supportive health services, and the arts.

Foreign Travel & Language Immersion

Abby Road Overseas Programs
(888) 462-2239
Language immersion and pre-college programs in France, Greece, Italy and Spain. Branson student Tim Gaumond '08 experienced the program; contact Louise Gaumond, (415) 388-1865 for details.

Academic Treks
(888) 833-1908
Truly unique and spectacular destinations are the backdrop for our unparalleled combination of traditional learning, experiential learning and meaningful service learning, in locations such as Costa Rica, Mexico, Ecuador, France and China.

Adventure Ireland
+353 7198 42418
Enables students in the USA and Canada to visit Ireland and learn about the culture, heritage and fabric of Ireland, past and present.

+34 914 35 48 01
Our students at AIL Madrid take Spanish courses for various reasons: some are learning for work, others for University study and others simply for personal interest. Whatever your reasons are for learning Spanish, you can be sure that AIL Madrid’s flexible courses will suit your individual needs.

American Field Service Intercultural Programs
(800) 876-2377
International student exchange programs in Homestay, Community Service and Language Study choices.

American University of Paris
(800) 666-2556
Offers 3-week and 5-week enrichment programs at The Sorbonne in Paris.

Amerispan Unlimited
(800) 879-6640
A leader in educational travel & study abroad programs.

ASA Cultural Immersion
(800) 752-2250
Cultural immersion programs in France (Nice, Royan), Spain (Barcelona, Nerja, Cardiz, Conil, Tarifa), Italy (Florence) and Costa Rica. "Thought it was fabulous, well run, and was a great experience." -- Katelin, Class of 2012. Branson students Olivia Ley '09 and Abby Mathieson experienced the program; contact Doug Ley, (415) 518-8614, or Ann & Andy Mathieson, (415) 461-4902 for details.

AYUSA Global Youth Exchange
(800) 579-1709
The most dynamic and exciting 4-week summer programs for students who want to explore the world during their summer break.

Columbia University
(212) 854-9666
Rigorous summer pre-college academic programs for students entering grades 9 through 12 and freshman year of college. Programs available in New York City, Barcelona, Spain, and Jordan.

Edu-Culture International
(866) 343-8990
Summer study abroad and immersion programs in France, Spain and Costa Rica.

Education First
(800) 992-1892
A variety of foreing language programs offered in Spain, Italy, France, and Germany for students 16 years of age and older.

(+34) 91 594 37 76
Our summer camps provide kids and teens with an international atmosphere that fosters learning while also encouraging youngsters to make friends, discover new things and open their minds to a new and different culture. The Spanish skills they gain, not to mention the invaluable cultural awareness, will stimulate and open their young minds, provide them with an advantage over their peers in Spanish classes and encourage them to appreciate the world's diversity.

The Experiment in International Living

(800) 345-2929
Each program, in 30 countries world-wide, challenges you to develop a close connection with the people and culture of another country.

Global Works
(800) 784-6362
Provides exceptional summer programs for teens featuring: Community Service, Cultural Exchange, Adventure Travel, and Language Learning. Isabel Scal '18 attended the summer of 2015, and describes it as "life changing - an incredible time."

Online clearinghouse for international study programs.

Greek Summer

(212) 463-8434
Offers high school students a unique cultural experience abroad that includes living with a Greek village family; community service work on a village project and on the campus of the American Farm School; an incredible travel adventure exploring Greece's historic sites and natural beauty; and an unforgettable climb of the legendary peak of Mt. Olympus.

(800) 407-8839
These programs allow U.S high school students and recent high school graduates to study abroad, to live with a native host family, work abroad, and/or volunteer, and to challenge themselves on a new level by becoming fully immersed in a language and a new culture.

International Seminar Series

(802) 362-5855
Service learning in Paris and Barcelona, where students are immersed in in substantial work in community service, intensive language training, and course work (literature and writing, history and politics, art and architectural history).

International Student Exchange Program
(800) 677-2773
Choose from a 6-week Summer Homestay, Summer in Australia, or a 4-week European Summer Language Program. This is a non-profit organization affiliated with the Swedish government.

Language Liaison
(800) 284-4448
Combine learning the language of your choice (over 22 to choose from) with your favorite activities for the perfect language program.

Language Link
(800) 552-2051
Spanish language schools throughout Latin America and Spain.

Languages Abroad
(800) 219-9924
Language immersion programs in many countries from Eastern and Western Europe, Scandinavia, South and Central America, Africa and Asia.

Learning Programs International
(800) 259-4439
Provides an academically challenging and culturally thorough study abroad program for U.S. high school students.

Middlebury/Monterey Language Academy
(802) 443-2900
Accelerate your Spanish language skills while living and studying in Salamanca, the capital of the province of Salamanca, which is located in northwestern Spain. You'll have the opportunity to become intimately familiar with a city so ancient that its history predates the Roman Empire.

National Registration Center for Study Abroad
(414) 278-0631
Evaluates programs around the world - selecting those best able to meet your needs.

National Taiwan University Chinese Language and Culture Program
Programs in the arts, Chinese studies, engineering, science and social studies, with students reading and writing in Mandarin. Attended by Sophia Leswing '17 in the summer of 2015.

Oxbridge Academic Programs
(800) 828-8349
Oxbridge Academic Programs has been welcoming intellectually adventurous high school and junior high school students to Europe for nearly 25 years.

Peking University
(650) 259-2100
Six weeks of intensive Chinese language study provides students with the best resources and instructors of Chinese Language education.

Putney Student Travel
Since 1951, Putney students have traveled to hundreds of destinations, immersed themselves in cultures and communities across the globe, and found their lives changed by their experiences.

The Road Less Travelled
(800) 939-9839
Offers Service Learning, Language and Service, Adventure Expeditions, Global Perspectives, Leadership Training programs for students ages 13-19 in some of the most spectacular places on earth.

Study Programs International
(866) 502-7505
Offers high quality language immersion & cultural programs exclusively for high school students, in Spain, Mexico, Costa Rica, Italy, France and China.

Summer In Madrid
(617) 573-8467
Through Suffolk University, learn Spanish, explore the culture of Spain, live like a local, and immerse yourself in life in Madrid.

Where There Be Dragons
(800) 982-9203
Dragons programs are authentic, rugged and profound learning adventures that expose the beautiful and complex realities of the countries in which we travel, including China, Southeast Asia, the Himalayas, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. Branson student Courtney Buie '07 experienced the program; contact Mary & Jim Buie, (415) 458-1690 for details.

Windsor Mountain International
(800) 862-7760
Combines leadership training with cultural exchange, language exposure, service learning, and generous doses of fun, with programs in China, the Caribbean, Puerto Rico, Peru and South Africa.

Youth for Understanding
(800) 833-6243
A study abroad program that will immerse you in the lives, culture and community of a family in one of 40 countries around the globe.


Civic Leadership Institute
(847) 467-2572
At UC Berkeley or Johns Hopkins University, students explore the complex challenges that affect our communities today, and are introduced to tools and strategies for community development and positive social change.

Close UP
(800) 256-7387
Using Washington, D.C. as a living classroom, each program gives students a "close up" experience with government and democracy in action.

Culver Academies
(574) 842-7000
Founded in 1902, Culver Summer Schools and Camps is a fun-filled, naturally beautiful 1,800-acre setting where over 1,350 young people from around the world, ages 7-17, develop positive self-esteem through accomplishment and self discipline. It is a high challenge-high support environment for learning leadership skills that improve personal confidence.

Exploration Summer Programs
(781) 762-7400
Brings together bright, curious, and interesting young people from around the globe to challenge themselves, discover the world of people and ideas, and experience the joy of learning.

Global Young Leaders Conference
(866) 858-5323
A unique leadership development program that brings together outstanding young people from around the world to build critical leadership skills in a global context.

National Young Leader Conference
(866) 858-5323
Designed to instruct and enrich promising students in a hands-on, experiential atmosphere while preparing them for a lifetime of leadership.

Notre Dame Leadership Seminars
(574) 631-0990
Notre Dame Leadership Seminars explore topics affecting the global community. The courses are centered around vibrant discussion and a robust exchange of ideas. This creates a context in which students are encouraged to examine their own conclusions and hone their own leadership capacities by improving their communications and analytical skills.

(800) 285-3276
Three camps for teens to develop participants’ life skills in such areas as character development (through our 8 Keys of Excellence) and leadership and social skills (through communication, problem-solving and decision-making techniques, confidence building, relationship building, and enhancing self-esteem).

United World College
+44 (0) 20 7269 7800
2- or 3-week programs in Canada, China, India, and more, with topics including youth leadership, sustainability and intercultural understanding.

Washington Workshops Foundation
(800) 368-5688
Offers one-week experiential leadership programs on government and politics.

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

Acadia Institute of Oceanography
(207) 276-9825
Pre-college courses offered to students age 15-19 who have completed one year of high school science, preferably biology or chemistry. These two-week sessions are of a more analytical nature, and students are expected to prepare laboratory reports and analysis of their field work.

Boston Leadership Institute
(617) 283-4825
Award-winning summer STEM research programs for teens include: Biological Research, Applied Physics Research, Chemistry Research, Neuroscience, Biomedical Research, Marine Biology, Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Forensic Pathology, & STEM Entrepreneurship.

The Buck Institute Summer Scholars Biology Research Immersion Program
(415) 209-2000 x 6161
Each summer the Buck Institute for Research on Aging provides a seven-week research internship to prepare local high school students for careers in biomedical and Geroscience research.

Extensive list of internship opportunities in the sciences.

(530) 752-7317
A four-week residential program for talented and motivated students completing grades eight through twelve. Students work side-by-side with outstanding university researchers and faculty exploring advanced topics that extend beyond the typical high school curriculum. Locations at UC Davis, Irvine, San Diego and Santa Cruz.

EDGE Workshop for Girls
(518) 388-6326
Educating Girls for Engineering (EDGE) focuses on the creating engineering design process in the areas of bioengineering, robotics, and communications.

Emagination Computer Camps

(877) 248-0206
The perfect summer camp for kids around the world who love technology. Emagination now operates technology camps near Atlanta, Georgia, Chicago, Illinois, New York, New York, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Boston, Massachusetts.

Engineering & Construction Camps

The Society of American Military Engineers offers a very unique series of engineering camps designed for High School students who excel in math, science and technical courses and are interested in pursuing engineering in college.

Environmental Field Studies Abroad
(800) 989-4418

Work with professors on the environment in Costa Rica, Turks and Caicos Islands, Kenya, Mexico or Australia.

Girls Who Code
(646) 629-9735

The Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program represents an innovative approach to computer science education, pairing 300+ hours of intensive instruction in robotics, web design, and mobile development with engaging, career-focused mentorship and exposure led by the industry's top female entrepreneurs and engineers.

ID Tech Camps & Academies
(888) 709-8324
Summer computer camps, which include iD Tech Camps, iD Programming Academy, iD Game Design & Development Academy, Alexa Café, and iD Tech Mini, are held at over 100 prestigious campuses in the USA. We hold our West Coast summer camps at prestigious universities like Stanford and UCLA. Courses include: Programming Robotics, Game Design & Development, Web Design Photography, and 3D Modeling.

LA Biomed Summer Institute
(877) 452-2674
This program benefits outstanding high school seniors by providing them with the opportunity to work in a scientific and medical research environment so that they can gain firsthand experience in biomedical research.

Marine Biology Adventures
(888) 833-1908
Earn college credit and discover our world’s marine environments and inhabitants firsthand – from amazing marine mammals to delicate coral reef systems – in some of the most spectacular habitats imaginable.

(910) 686-4611
Sea Turtle Camp is a life enriching marine biology summer camp experience. Our marine biology camp adventures allow you to enter the realm of the sea turtle and make a difference in the health of our planet. Summer science programming is an exciting, hands-on, feet wet marine science camp experience that takes place in beautiful southeastern North Carolina, tropical Costa Rica, or picturesque Hawaii. Whether it’s volunteering in the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital, scuba diving over North Carolina’s reefs, patrolling Caribbean beaches in search of nesting leatherback and green sea turtles, or participating in ongoing Hawaiian sea turtle research, each adventure will inspire you!

MITES (Minority Introduction to Engineering & Science)
(617) 253-8052
A rigorous six-week residential, academic enrichment summer program for talented high school students who are interested in studying and exploring careers in science and engineering.

Penn Summer High School Programs
(215) 746-6902

Summer Academies in biomedical research, experimental physics, English and archeology; Pre-college and Young Scholars programs; Girls in Engineering, Math & Science; Summer Academy in Applied Science & Technology; and more.

Rosetta Institute of Biomedical Research
We provide advanced classes for high achieving high school students interested in pursuing a career in medicine or related fields, such as biomedical research, drug development, pharmacy or nursing. We offer several workshops – Molecular Biology of Cancer, Molecular Neuroscience, Molecular Immunology, Medical and Translational Bioinformatics and Biomedical Research.
(508) 444-1910
This three-week summer program at sea offers motivated high school students the opportunity to study the marine environment from a variety of perspectives – scientific, historical, literary, and nautical.
Features RISE, an intensive 7-week summer program for local Bay Area students (living within 25-mile radius of campus) interested in science, engineering, math, and computer science, the LEAD Computer Science Institute, Stanford Mathematics camp, and many more.

Stanford Institutes of Medicine
An eight-week program in which high school students from diverse backgrounds are invited to perform basic research with Stanford faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students and researchers on a medically-oriented project.

Summer Engineering Seminar
(408) 554-4728
At the School of Engineering at Santa Clara University, designed to acquaint participants with the engineering profession, the academic expectations of college, and the nature of life at a university.

Summer Science and Engineering for Girls

(413) 585-3060
A four-week residential program for exceptional young women with strong interests in science, engineering and medicine.

UCSB Pre-College Program
(805) 893-2377
A hands-on program for highly motivated high school students interested in participating in the conduct of academic research in the social, life or physical sciences.

USC Science Summer Camp for Women

(213) 740-5679
Iinvites young women to be a part of a community of scientists. Students will discover and explore the aquatic and terrestrial life of Catalina Island and its surrounding waters.

Young Scholars Program at Davis
(530) 574-0289
A summer residential research program designed to expose 40, high achieving high school students to the world of original research in the natural sciences with emphases on the biological, environmental and agricultural sciences.


Angel Island Day Camp
(415) 435-4355
Everyday we take 50-80 campers (1st-7th grade) over to Angel Island by ferry (from Tiburon and San Francisco). Staff get to be outdoors all day. Don’t spend your summer at a school site playing on concrete and inside classrooms, spend it outdoors in the fresh air on an island.

Camp Merrie Woode, North Carolina
(828) 743-3300
Merrie-Woode is a sanctuary of rarest beauty which inspires a lasting awareness of God’s presence. The Mission of Camp Merrie-Woode is to use that setting to nurture the physical, intellectual and spiritual growth of girls and young women through traditional camp activities and outdoor adventures. In this friendly, non-competitive community of simplified living, each individual is valued for who she is and who she will become.

Camp Tawonga
(415) 543-2267
At Camp Tawonga, we foster positive self-image and self-esteem, create a cooperative community, build a partnership with nature, and explore spirituality and positive Jewish identity in children.

Gold Arrow Camp
(800) 554-2267
Gold Arrow camp provides a supportive community where campers lives are enriched through relationships and experiences.

Mountain Camp
(415) 351-CAMP (2267)
Mountain Camp is a a traditional coed summer resident camp located lear Lake Tahoe on the beautiful shore of Ice House Lake in the Eldorado National Forest.

Sanborn Western Camps, Colorado
(719) 748-3341
"To live together in the outdoors building a sense of self, a sense of community, a sense of the earth, and a sense of wonder through fun and adventure."

Skylake Yosemite Camp
(559) 642-3720
Sleepaway summer camp in California for 210 boys and girls, with 70 counselors, nestled in the pines of the Sierra National Forest near Yosemite National Park. Exciting waterfront summer fun from our private docks on sparkling warm-water Bass lake. Campers choose from a variety of water and land activities each day for endless fun at summer camp.

(603) 539-4710
Since 1928, Camp Huckins has been providing an enriching summer experience for children. Situated on the beautiful Lake Ossipee in Freedom, New Hampshire, Camp Huckins is an accredited YMCA Camp for girls. We have 1,300 girls ranging from 3rd graders to 9th graders who come to Camp Huckins for 2 or 4 week sessions each year.


Bard Institute for Writing and Thinking
(845) 758-7432
Offered at three college-based sites in June and July, the summer workshops are intended for intellectually curious and motivated high school students in grades 9 through 12 who like to write and want to develop greater fluency and confidence in their writing.

(415) 256-8920

This Bay Area program provides journalism and creative writing classes, produces a monthly magazine, and a summer program where students visit newsrooms and companies to conduct interviews and write stories for the magazine.

Oakland Youth Poet Laureate
(510) 761-POEM (7636)
Presented by Oakland Public Library and Youth Speaks, the Youth Poet Laureate program is supported by an alliance of community partners representing Oakland’s leading arts, education and community organizations. Scholarship funding is provided by Youth Speaks Youth Poet Laureate Fund and the Friends of the Oakland Public Library.

Summer Writing Program at Lewis & Clark
(503) 768-7200

The Fir Acres Workshop in Writing and Thinking, first and foremost, is a community of writers who share a commitment to the work and play of writing together.

The UC Berkeley Bay Area Writing Project Camps
Journalism, sports writing, flash fiction, and academic writing are some of the courses offered on the Cal campus.

Writing and Thinking Workshop
(847) 234-3100
A two-week residential program for high-school students who want to explore writing in a nontraditional classroom setting without concern for grades.

Young Writers Workshop at Bard College

(413) 528-7231
Focuses on using informal, playful, expressive writing as a way to strengthen skills of language and thinking.

Young Writers Workshop at Kenyon College
(740) 427-5208
An intensive two-week workshop for intellectually curious, motivated high-school students who value writing.