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230+ Great Summer Programs for High Schoolers




As summer approaches, high school students and their parents begin the exciting search for enriching opportunities that not only offer a break from the traditional classroom setting but also provide a platform for growth, learning, and adventure. From coast to coast and beyond, numerous universities and organizations offer a myriad of programs tailored to diverse interests, ranging from academic pursuits in science and mathematics to creative arts and leadership development.


This comprehensive guide aims to streamline your search by curating an extensive list of exceptional summer programs available for high school students. Whether you want to dive deep into the world of media and communication at American University’s Discover the World of Communication program, explore the dynamic field of business at Babson College’s Babson Summer Study, or immerse yourself in the outdoors with Bold Earth Adventures, there’s something here for every ambitious student eager to make their summer meaningful.


Embark on this journey through our list to find the perfect summer program that aligns with your academic interests, personal growth goals, and adventurous spirit. Each listed program offers unique opportunities to enhance your skills, meet like-minded peers, and get a taste of college life. Let’s explore what this summer has in store for you!


Program: Adelphi’s Summer Pre-College Program

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer Institutes & Camps

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Altitude Camps

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Discover the World of Communication (DWC)

Subject(s): Media and Communication


Program: Camp Cronkite

Subject(s): Media and Communication


Program: JCamp 

Subject(s): Journalism and Communication


Program: Youth Programs

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Babson Summer Study

Subject(s): Business


Program: Student Leaders

Subject(s): Humanities and social sciences


Program: Pre-College Programs

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer Academy

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Wall Street 101

Subject(s): Finance and investing


Program: embARC Summer Design Academy

Subject(s): Architecture, urban design


Program: Aspire: Five-Week Music Performance Intensive

Subject(s): Music performance


Program: Launch a Real Business in 4 Weeks

Subject(s): Business


Program: Bold Earth Adventures

Subject(s): Outdoor activities


Program: Summer Challenge 

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS)

Subject(s): Mathematics 


Program: Pre-College Programs

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Brandeis Summer School

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer@Brown

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer Economics Immersion Program

Subject(s): Economics


Program: Engineering Camp

Subject(s): Engineering 


Program: CCA Pre-College Program

Subject(s): Art and Design


Program: Summer at CSUMB

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer Career Explorations

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: International Sports and Language Camps 

Subject(s): Outdoor activities


Program: Camp Cody

Subject(s): Outdoor activities


Program: Summer Camp in America

Subject(s): Outdoor activities


Program: Carleton Liberal Arts Experience (CLAE)

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer Session

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: National Youth Sports Program (NYSP)

Subject(s): Sports


Program: Pre-College Programs for High School Students

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Teen Pre-College Summer Programs

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Art & Design Portfolio Course 

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer Programs

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Camps and Youth Programs

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer Academic Sessions

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer Enrichment Programs 

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer Pre-College Program

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Pre-College Summer Programs

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: College Preview: Forage Forward

Subject(s): Art and Design


Program: Summer@Conn

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer Residential Program

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer@Cornish

Subject(s): Performing arts, design


Program: High School Summer Abroad

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Undergraduate Arts and Sciences

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Sports Broadcasting Pre-College Program

Subject(s): Journalism and Communication


Program: Summer Academy

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer Programs

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Pre-College Programs

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer Commuter Program

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Eastern’s Pre-College Summer

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: The EHL Junior Academy

Subject(s): Hospitality, business 


Program: Arts & Communication Pre-College Programs

Subject(s): Arts and Communication


Program: Pre-College Program

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: The Experiment

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: High School Students Summer Studies

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Pre-Collegiate Programs

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer Seminoles Program

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Economics for Leaders

Subject(s): Economics 


Program: Pre-College Program 

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Hoya Summer High School Sessions

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: CEISMC Summer P.E.A.K.S. (Programs for Enrichment and Accelerated Knowledge in STEAM)

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Gettysburg College Summer Camp

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer Immersion Program 

Subject(s): Computers and Technology


Program: School Trips Abroad

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer Academic Programs

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer College Programs for High School Students

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer Science Research Program

Subject(s): Science and mathematics


Program: Hollinsummer 

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer Teen Programs

Subject(s): Performing arts


Program: Elevate College Prep Programs

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Global Summer School

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Pre-College Programs

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Recruitment & Training for Under-Represented Populations (RTURP) Program

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer Arts Camp

Subject(s): Performing arts


Program: Summer Camp in Europe for Kids and Teenagers

Subject(s): Outdoor activities


Program: French & English Summer Camp in France

Subject(s): Languages and outdoor activities


Program: Camp Cooper

Subject(s): Outdoor activities


Program: Summer College for High School Students

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer Student Program

Subject(s): Biomedical Science


Program: Summer Programs

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer Programs 

Subject(s): Performing arts


Program: Summer Apprenticeship Program

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: High School Summer Program

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer Programs 

Subject(s): Business


Program: Summer Engineering Institute (SEI)

Subject(s): Engineering 


Program: International Summer Camp 

Subject(s): Outdoor activities


Program: Residential Summer Creative Writing Program for Talented High School Students

Subject(s): Writing 


Program: High School Programs

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer Session

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Lumiere Foundation Breakthrough Scholar Program

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Pre-College Program

Subject(s): Art and Design


Program: Summer Pre-College Programs

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Programs for Teens

Subject(s): Art and Design


Program: Rawlings Sport Business Management Summer Institute

Subject(s): Business


Program: Research Science Institute

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Canada/USA Mathcamp

Subject(s): Mathematics 


Program: MathILy Residential Summer Program

Subject(s): Mathematics 


Program: HOPP Summer Student Program 

Subject(s): Biomedical Science


Program: Summer Leadership Academy

Subject(s): Business


Program: High School Honors Science/Mathematics/Engineering Program (HSHSP)

Subject(s): Science and mathematics


Program: Summer Youth Programs

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Pre-College Summer Session

Subject(s): Art and design


Program: Summer Research Program (SRP)

Subject(s): Science research


Program: High School Scientific Training and Enrichment Program (HiSTEP)

Subject(s): Science and biomedical research


Program: Yale Summer Debate Program

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer STEM Experience

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Pre-College Programs

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: High School Programs

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Pre-College Programs

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer School

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Northwestern Pre-College Summer Programs

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: K12 STEM Courses

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Buckeye Pre-College Summer Institutes

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: STEM Summer Camps

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer of Art

Subject(s): Art and design


Program: Oxford Summer School

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Intensives and Summer programs

Subject(s): Art and design


Program: Summer, Youth & Undergraduate Programs

Subject(s): Medicine 


Program: Summer Camps

Subject(s): Computers and technology


Program: Pomona College Academy for Youth Success (PAYS)

Subject(s): Mathematics and writing 


Program: Summer Pre-College

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Princeton Summer Journalism Program (PSJP)

Subject(s): Media and Communication


Program: Summer College for High School Students

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer Programs

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer at Rensselaer

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Pre-Collegiate Programs

Subject(s): Art and design


Program: Tech Boot Camps

Subject(s): Computers and technology


Program: Gifted and Talented Program

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Pre-College Portfolio Preparation

Subject(s): Art and design


Program: Summer Science Research Program

Subject(s): Biomedical science


Program: Operation Catapult

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: STEAM Academy

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Rustic Pathways Programs

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: K-12 Pre-College Programs

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: K-12 Camps and Academies

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: STEM Pre-College Programs

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer Programs

Subject(s): Ecology and writing


Program: Pre-College Programs

Subject(s): Art and design


Program: SCAD Summer Seminars

Subject(s): Art and design


Program: Pre-College Program

Subject(s): Art and design


Program: Research Training Program for High School Students

Subject(s): Science 


Program: Pre-College Programs

Subject(s): Arts, fieldwork, writing


Program: Summer Pre-College Program at Skidmore

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Pre-College Programs

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Elite Youth Summer International Soccer Camps 

Subject(s): Sports


Program: STEM Summer Camps at South Dakota Mines

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer Internship Program (Spark SIP)

Subject(s): Engineering 


Program: High School Youth Programs

Subject(s): Humanities and social sciences


Program: Summer Academy

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Stanford Summer Session

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer Youth Camps and Programs

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Pre-College Program

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Simons Summer Research Program

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: International Summer Camp Montana

Subject(s): Outdoor activities


Program: Pre-College Programs

Subject(s): Art and design


Program: Summer Pre-College Programs

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer College

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: TechGirls 

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Telluride Association Summer Seminar (TASS)

Subject(s): Humanities and social sciences


Program: The Anson L. Clark Scholar Program

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Tisch Summer High School Program

Subject(s): Visual Art


Program: Pre-College Programs at Tufts

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: AgriTREK/SciTREK/AgDiscovery

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP)

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer Seminar

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: AIM Summer Program

Subject(s): Military service


Program: Summer Leaders Experience

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer Programs

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Pharmacy Summer Institute for High School and College Students

Subject(s): Health care


Program: Experience College – Live on Campus During the Summer

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer Programs

Subject(s): Science and mathematics


Program: Teen Camps

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: UC Irvine’s Math ExpLR Summer Research Program

Subject(s): Mathematical biology


Program: Summer Courses

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Sally Ride Science Academy

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer Research Academies

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer Session Courses

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: High School Program

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Architecture in the City 

Subject(s): Architecture, urban design


Program: Summer Academic Institute (SAI)

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer Institute in Classical Languages

Subject(s): Languages


Program: Edge Summer College Program

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer Media Institute (SMI)

Subject(s): Journalism and communication


Program: The Summer Media Academy

Subject(s): Journalism and communication


Program: STEM High Schools

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering Summer Programs

Subject(s): Engineering 


Program: Twice-Exceptional Summer Academy 

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer Programs

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: UMaine Early College Programs

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: 2023 UMD Summer Camps

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Pre-College @ UMass Amherst

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: University of Miami Pre-College

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer Programs

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: LHI-AHA Summer Research Scholars Program

Subject(s): Cardiovascular Medicine


Program: High School Summer Workshops

Subject(s): Journalism and communication


Program: UNH Tech Camp

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: High School Partnership Programs

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: College Prep Programs

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Camps and Workshops

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer Scholars

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: OU Summer Programs and Camps

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Pre-College Residential Program

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer Edge Program

Subject(s): Business


Program: Pre-College Online Program

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: K–12 Summer Camps

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: USC Summer Programs

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Supply Chain Management (SCM) Summer Program

Subject(s): Supply Chain Management


Program: Pre-College Summer Program

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: CREATE

Subject(s): Engineering


Program: UVA Advance

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: UW–Madison Summer Term

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Wyoming Nasa Space Grant

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer Programs for Children and Youth

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer Programs at Vassar

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer Pre-College Program

Subject(s): Art and Design


Program: C-Tech²

Subject(s): Computers and Technology


Program: Summer Immersion Program

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer Programs for High School Students

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer Camps

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Leadership in the Business World

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Summer Programs

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Pre-College Summer Programs

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary


Program: Residential Camps

Subject(s): Outdoor activities


Program: Yale Summer session

Subject(s): Multidisciplinary

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