Summer Enrichment at Colleges/Universities

Summer Programs

Gettysburg College Academic Summer Camps

Gettysburg College is excited to offer several opportunities for high school juniors and sophomores to attend academic camps over the summer months. Subjects include psychology, American government, creative writing, or information technology. Please find information to share with your students about our academic camps below: 

  • Camp Psych - Campers will get hands-on experiences that introduce them to research in psychology during this fun, challenging, and engaging introduction to the field.
  • Campaigns and Elections Academy - This program is designed for highly-motivated students who have a strong interest in American campaigns and elections. Participants learn about the origins and evolution of democracy in America and gain hands-on experiences related to modern political campaigns. *Application will go live in early February.
  • Writing Camp - Students gain an in-depth introduction to all four genres of creative writing: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and writing for stage and screen.
  • 3D Object Modeling and Printing Camp - Students will study 3D object modeling and printing starting with the basics of a 3D printer. After learning the fundamentals, they will practice designing objects.
  • Adruino Camp - Students will use their creativity and the easy-to-learn Arduino to create projects with its sensors, motors, speakers and displays, to create projects that interact with them and their world.
  • Civil War Institute Summer Conference - The High School Student Scholarship component of Gettysburg College's annual Civil War Institute summer conference provides high school students an opportunity to explore the history of the Civil War era on the site of the war's most decisive battle. 

Boston University Investigative Journalism Workshop 
The New England Center for Investigative Reporting, based at Boston University's College of Communication, is again offering a unique Investigative Journalism Workshop this summer. This program, now in its eighth year, would be a perfect fit for your students who are interested in journalism or writing. Nearly 135 students from 26 states and 15 countries attended last summer's workshop, and we are expecting sessions to fill up quickly for 2016.

Our three two-week workshops will begin on June 27. During each session, students participate in seminars and work alongside BU faculty and award-winning local and national journalists on investigative stories that could be published on the center's website or in regional and national publications. Students will live on the BU campus and gain hands-on experience in investigative reporting while developing critical thinking and writing skills.
For more information about our program, visit our website and read students' reflections on their experiences at the workshop last summer. I encourage you to share this information with your students and their families.

We recommend that students who require financial aid apply early, as aid is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. 

NYIT Fine Arts Summer Workshop
Make sure that your students havea fun and productive summer! InNew York Institute of Technology'spre-college summer workshopsin graphic design and 3-D animation/game production, your students will take theirdigital portfolio artwork to the next level and earn up to two NYIT college credits!

The pre-college summer program is split into two one-week workshops at NYIT's Manhattan campus:

Week 1:July 18 through July 22

In this workshop, studentswill capture live motion through the use of our 3-D Motion Capture studio, animate and edit those movements using Autodesk Maya, and incorporate animated elements into a game environment.


Week 2:July 25 through July 29

Conceptualizing and using visual language to communicate messages and ideas clearly and effectively is a paramount task to graphic artists. In this workshop, studentswillcreate powerful design solutions using 3-D printing, photography, illustration, and typography todesign a logo andoverall identity for a potential client or for themselves.

This year, the Fine Arts Department is offering a limited number of scholarships to attend the summer workshop! Learn more about the scholarship and how to apply today. Students must apply for the scholarship byMay 1, 2016.

The deadline to register for this year's workshop is June 16, 2016. If you have any questions regarding the summer program, I can be reached by email attnauheim@nyit.eduor by phone at516.686.7881or212.261.1742.

Lehigh University

July 10, 2016 - August 6, 2016
Lehigh University | Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Reminder: Application Deadline Approaching

Lehigh University's Summer Engineering Institute (SEI) is a no-cost four-week summer residential program aimed at students currently in 10th or 11th grade who reside in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, or Virginia. SEI features intensive classroom study and research for exceptionally talented, rising high school juniors and seniors attending public, non-public, charter, cyber, or home secondary schools. The core of SEI is a cooperative living and learning environment where participants are encouraged to work in teams and solve complex problems, in the classroom and in the lab, using sophisticated technology and facilities available here at Lehigh.

The deadline for all applications, including reference information from teachers, is March 8, 2016 at 1 p.m. Eastern.

Participants will engage deeply in real-world, hands-on projects across a diverse set of fields, including:

  • Energy
  • Healthcare and Bioengineering
  • Nanotechnology
  • Cybersecurity
  • Civil Infrastructure and Environmental Sustainability
  • Advanced Manufacturing and 3D Printing

If you know of capable and deserving students who fit the criteria, please encourage them to learn more about the program or begin the application process by visiting If you have additional questions, please visit the site as well.


NJIT College Summer Program

New Jersey Institute of Technology is proud to announce the Early College Preparatory Programs for summer 2016. Our educational summer programs offer opportunities for post-fourth to post-eleventh grade students with high academic achievement to explore careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Through non-traditional hands-on methodologies, students learn the relationship between STEM subjects and their applications to everyday life. Please encourage your students to spend their summer at NJIT where they can have fun while exercising their brains. Click here for the brochure / application.
Please note that the deadline date for all applications is Monday, March 28, 2016 and due to the number of applicants and limited openings, we will not consider late applications. 

We thank you for all your help. Feel free to print as many applications as you like but if you would like us to mail you brochures or have any questions, please, do not hesitate to contact the Center for Pre-College Programs at NJIT at 596-3550 or visit our website at

Programs Offered:


Environmental Engineering FEMME4 (4th Grade / Female)

Aeronautical Engineering FEMME5 (5th Grade / Female)

Mechanical Engineering FEMME6 (6th Grade / Female)

Chemical Engineering FEMME7 (7th Grade / Female)

Biomedical Engineering FEMME8 (8th Grade / Female)

Computer Coding  FEMME9 (9th Grade / Female) NEW









FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE (9th, 10th and 11th Grades)




L.E.D.R. Program - Leadership Excellence - Direct Results 
August 9 - 15, 2015 
Finding the Fabulous Teen Girl Conference
*Click below for more information 
Explorations in Science for Women at College of St. Elizabeth

See Mrs. Brucia or Mrs. Kreiswirth in the Guidance areas for more information 


HIGH SCHOOL AGED STUDENTS are invited to apply for the BOLD Camp (BioCONECT Oncology Leadership Development) - a unique summer learning opportunity for students who have an interest in learning about cellular biology and genetics of cancer, as well as the diverse careers connected to the field.  

During this week-long interactive experience, students will increase their understanding of cancer-related causes, diagnostic tools, treatment options and current research through the context of breast cancer.  More importantly, they will identify risk reduction strategies and learn first-hand about diverse careers related to the field as they live the experience among the professionals at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey!

Open to high school students entering the 10th, 11th or 12th grade in Fall 2016.


DATES:      July 11 through July 15, 2016 (Monday-Friday)

TIME:       9:00 AM - 3:30 PM each day, continental breakfast and lunch provided

LOCATION:   Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

            New Brunswick, NJ 

TO APPLY:   Visit the BOLD website to download an Application.


DEADLINE:   Submit a completed application by March 31, 2016.

Accepted applicants will be notified by April 25, 2016. Upon acceptance, applicants must submit a registration fee of $200 (scholarships will be provided to those needing financial assistance) and enrollment forms by May 16, 2016 (provided after acceptance.)


email: or phone (732) 235-4160

Casandra Gabriele

Program Coordinator


Center for School and Community-Based Research and Education

Rutgers School of Public Health

p. (732) 235-4160

f. (732) 235-4960

Fast Web (website for college summer programs)

Other websites for summer programs  (Many colleges in NJ offer pre-college/summer programs for high school students)
Summer Camp Fairs 
There are summer camp fairs in the area that may be beneficial as well:

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School - Summer Science Scholars Academy
Summer Science Scholars Academy-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School:
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Summer Program at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ

Penn State School of Visual Arts High School Summer Camp

The camp, Portfolio Thinking will be held June 19–24 at Penn State University Park, and is open to students entering grades 9 through 12 (and just-graduated seniors). Campers will experience an intensive residential studio workshop program across various art media.

The camp’s theme, Portfolio Thinking, underscores the goals of the program – to help you learn how to develop your innate creativity and visual thinking skills in planning, documenting, and making artwork. Click here to view a video about the camp and hear from former campers about their camp experience. SoVA’s Edwin W. Zoller Gallery will serve as a studio for campers to display and critique their work.

The creative decisions that you make when creating an artwork are similar to the knowledge, skills, and habits of mind that artists and designers use in their studios. A primary goal of the SoVA Summer Art Camp is to help you develop a distinctive vision and voice by learning new artistic and technical processes that will enhance your creativity and assist you in preparing a distinctive portfolio.

Campers will immerse themselves into life as a Penn State School of Visual Arts student, participating in film nights and social activities within the school and throughout the campus. Participants will produce portfolio-quality work in a university environment.

The camp schedule will include workshops focused on a range of studio areas, taught by experienced faculty and graduate M.F.A. Instructors. All workshops will be held in the SoVA art and computer studios.

The week concludes with an exhibition in the gallery showcasing campers’ creative talents for family and friends.

For complete information about the camp, visit: If you have questions, please contact Autumn Spotts at or 814-863-5100.

Click here to register

University of Maryland 
Summer Camp
Terp Young Scholars-offers an array or rigorous courses at the cutting edge of theory, thought and technology.  The courses run from July 10 - July 29, 2016.  Questions email directly

St. Joseph's College Advance Placement Summer Institute
July 18 - 22 - To save your spot visit the website at to register.  For questions contact Richard Dennison, AP Summer Institute Director at 800-343-5498

Boston University Pre College Programs
 Summer Preview Program - Offers a choice of seminars.  Each allowing students to explore a specific topic in a college setting. The courses run from July 11 - 29. For details visit or call 617-353-1378

 Susquehanna University - Summer Program
The Writers Institute at Susquehanna University is offering a writers workshop from June 26 - July 2, 2016.  Download the brochure link on the summer workshop webpage at  

EMT Summer Program
The EMT Application and qualifications for the summer of 2016 is now of our website.    
*Click below for more information 

RUTGERS Summer Scholars Program
Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Summer Scholars Program at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Students age 16 or older* with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 may apply to take up to two introductory college courses this summer.This program provides an opportunity for motivated students to prepare for college and earn credits that may be applied toward their undergraduate degree. Visit ourwebsiteto learn more.

Featured Course

Conduct Experiments with GreenFluorescentProtein

During this special, 3-credit lab course students will extract, purify, and characterize the Nobel Prize-winning recombinant green-fluorescent protein (GFP) from genetically engineered, previously frozen, non-pathogenic E. coli cells. The course is taught by Dr. William Ward, a pioneer in the study of GFP and full-time faculty member of the Biochemistry Department.


Featured Course

Learn Broadcast Television Production

Emmy award-winning lighting director Peter Troost will teach a six-week course that covers all the main aspects of professional TV production, from fieldto studio-based. This course is designed for students considering majors in communication, journalism, media, and visualarts, as well as those interested in learning more about the creative and technical aspectsof TV.


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Worchester Polytechnic Institute
WPI is offering summer programs for students who would like to explore options in science, technology, or engineering.
Session 1:  July 10-22, 2016 Session 2: July 24 - August 5, or or 508-831-5286
Raritan Valley Community College or 908-526-1200 x8404
Duke University - Summer Session
With so many options for pre-college programs to choose from, we would like to share some highlights about what makes summer college at duke university a unique and excellent choice for your
"college test-drive" experience
Here at Duke University we are pleased to inform you that our Biology Department is offering more classes than ever this summer!  For summer 2016, you can earn credit at Duke while learning about such hot topics in Biology as:
(1) Humans and the Environment;
(2) Truths and Lies about Genetically Modified Organisms;
(3) Love and Hate Between Humans and Micro-Organisms;
(4) The 3-D Genome and Human Disease;
(5) Microbes and the World Around Us.

Visit Duke Daytime Courses to learn about all Duke credit-bearing courses offered through Summer College for High School students.


Nicki Charles, Ed.D.
Duke University
Director of Summer College and Summer Academy for High School Students

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