Summer Programs & Camps

(Provided for information only; no endorsement of any program implied)

If summer programs interest you, you should act soon! Application deadlines come early in the year.

Leadership Seminars -  University of Notre Dame

Expenses for students accepted to Leadership Seminars—including transportation to and from Notre Dame—will be paid for by the University.

Leadership Seminars explore topics affecting the global community. The courses are centered around vibrant discussion and a robust exchange of ideas. In this context, students are encouraged to examine their own conclusions and hone their own leadership capacities by improving their communications and analytical skills.


The Subiendo Academy – University of Texas McCombs School of Business

Subiendo is a five day summer leadership program designed to prepare young leaders in addressing the needs of the next generation by problem solving issues in healthcare, energy/environment, and education. Current high school juniors apply for this unique opportunity to address real world challenges with today's top business, political, and educational leaders.


Wildlife Conservation and Management Camp

Our camp is an all-inclusive 7-day experience offered each summer. Join us and learn from professional wildlife biologists, botanists, and ecologists. The camp is an exciting mix of hands-on activities, outdoor exploration, and a lot of time with knowledgeable mentors. Subject matter will include wildlife and plant identification, species diversity, conservation ethics, wildlife capture and census techniques, wildlife tracking, predator-prey dynamics, population management, fishing, shooting sports, and much more.



Carnegie Mellon offers a top-ranked Summer Academy for Mathematics & Science. The six-week program is specifically designed for those students who are come from backgrounds underrepresented in the fields of natural science (ethnic minority students, students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, first-generation college students, etc.). Classes on mathematics, computer science, engineering, and SAT preparation are all offered, and are taught by Carnegie Mellon instructors.

Where: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

How Long: Six weeks



Women's Technology Program - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Where: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

How Long: Four weeks

Specific Subjects: Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

The MIT Women's Technology Program (WTP) is a rigorous four-week summer academic and residential experience where female high school students explore engineering through hands-on classes, labs, and team-based projects in the summer after 11th grade .





Camino Al Futuro  Program at George Washington University

Camino al Futuro is a pre-college summer program aimed at students from Latin and Hispanic communities. The three-week program is designed to cultivate in students leadership potential and focuses on subjects in the fields of business, economics, and politics. Students conduct research and analyze media, engage in collaborative projects, meet with Hispanic and Latino leaders, and attend various local sites.  It is a fully-funded summer scholarship program that engages high-achieving juniors (rising seniors) from U.S. high schools in a residential academic leadership development program at the George Washington University.

Where: George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Specific Subjects: Leadership


Math Camp - Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO

Mathcamp is free for lots of students. Every family with household income $65,000 and below automatically qualifies for a full scholarship.

Canada/USA Mathcamp is an intensive 5-week-long summer program for mathematically talented high school students, designed to expose these students to the beauty of advanced mathematical ideas and to new ways of thinking.



The Telluride Association Sophomore Seminar (TASS)

This summer, 56 intellectually curious high school sophomores (“rising juniors”) will participate in one of four challenging six-week college-level seminars on topics related to critical Black and ethnic studies. The seminars will be held at Cornell University and the University of Michigan.

All the program costs, including tuition, books, room and board, field trips, and facilities fees are covered.



National Society of Black Engineers Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK)

This FREE three-week program is open to students who are current 3rd through 5th graders or current 6th through 8th graders (6th-8th offered in selected locations).  The program will be held at a local Houston elementary school or middle school, and will include 100 students in each grade level, for a total of 300 students served per program. 

The program is a commuter-based program for students, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am and ending at 3:30 pm.


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