Summer Opportunities

National Youth Leadership Forum 2019 - This program introduces students to the fields of health and medicine and the many career opportunities that exist in these areas. 

Camp Cardiac serves as an ideal introduction for any high school student interested in exploring a career in medicine.

Camp Neuro serves as an ideal introduction for any high school student interested in exploring a career in medicine or psychology.


Zoo ALIVE (Active Leaders in Volunteer Education) is a year-round teen volunteer educator program.  Volunteers will help with classes for young children, lead crafts and activities at Zoo events, help with Animal Adventure birthday parties, assist with summer day camps, and more.  


Washington University High School Summer Scholars Program - A five or eight week program that provides an early taste of college life for academically talented students during the summer following their sophomore or junior year of high school. Summer scholars take undergraduate courses for credit, making this program the perfect stepping stone to the next stage of your education.  Residential and commuter options are available.  Scholarships are available.  The deadline to apply is April 1, 2019.

This noncredit program provides high school students with an avenue to explore a specialized interest during the summer.  Institutes combine traditional class and lab curriculum with organized field trips, guest lectures, and hands-on activities in order for students to gain valuable academic and career experience.  Pre-Medical Institutes, Pre-Engineering Institutes, Writing Institutes, Environmental Studies and Sustainability Institute, Ancient Discovery Institute, Global Leadership Institute, and Young Leaders Institute are among some of the institutes offered.

Early College Scholars allows academically advanced high school students to enroll in courses through University College, the professional and continuing education division of the College of Arts & Sciences. This program is an ideal option for students who:

  • Have unique academic interests not available through their high school.
  • Are looking for courses beyond their high school curriculum.
  • Need to enroll in a college course to fulfill a high school requirement.
  • Are exploring alternative options to AP courses.
  • Want to advance their knowledge in a particular academic area such as writing or foreign language.
  • Would like a commuter option to our residential Summer Experiences programs
Application submission deadline is January 15, 2019


2019 Summer Scholars Program Date:  June 22 - July 6, 2019 
A two week program for talented rising high school juniors and seniors who are interested in experiencing a taste of college life. Summer Scholars introduces students to college-level academics in fields ranging from the liberal arts to the sciences and business.  Summer Scholars courses are rigorous and small in size, and the campus experience serves as an excellent introduction to the life of a college student.  Program is for rising high school juniors and seniors.  Application Deadline: February 19, 2019.


The University of Missouri School of Medicine will again offer a unique summer experience for high school students interested in careers in medicine.The annual High School Mini Medical School is a one-week experience designed to give students a preview of medical school. The program is intended for students who will begin their senior year in the fall of 2019 and who want to explore the career of a physician.
  • Session I: June 16-20, 2019
  • Session II: June 23-27, 2019
  • Application Deadline: March 1, 2019

Summer programs offered in:
Athletic, Business, Engineering, Health, Journalism, Leadership, Music, Science, Vet Medicine

July 28-August 3, 2019
Application Deadline - June 28, 2019
The Department of Film Studies at The University of Tulsa offers a residential filmmaking camp for high school students. Students will have the opportunity to plunge into every aspect of creating films, as well as exciting evening group activities and film screenings. The camp will culminate in a festival of student work to display for friends and family.

The Cherng Global Leadership Academy is a ten-day summer residential program promoting student empowerment through civic involvement, community and global service, and leadership, framed through the lens of the University of Missouri’s four core values: Respect, Responsibility, Discovery, and Excellence.


Summer Camp Registration Opens - February, 2019
Camps include: Cyber Miner Camp, Explosives Camp, Formula SAE Electric Car Camp, Jackling Introduction to Engineering, Materials Camp, Nuclear Engineering Camp, Space - The Final Frontier


Healthcare Camp is for high school students entering the 11th or 12th grade who are interested in learning about various health careers and the required entry qualifications. The Healthcare Camp application deadline is March 25, 2019 unless submitting an essay for possible scholarship. In order to be considered for a scholarship, application and essay must be submitted by February 1, 2019.

Summer Academy Class Dates: June 17- July 12
Application Deadline: May 11, 2019


The Summer Scholars program provides scholarships for talented female high school students to participate in a summer academic program at one of our partner programs – some of the most rigorous and selective colleges and universities in the country.
December 9, 2018                           2019 application available online
March 1, 2019                                  Application deadline
March 29, 2019                                Decisions sent
April 19, 2019                                   Scholarship reply deadline

Miami will again be hosting two sessions of our Summer Scholars Program this July. The Summer Scholars Program provides a rich, early college experience for academically talented rising high school juniors and seniors from across the globe. Students will join an engaged community of learners for an intense, two-week program on Miami's campus exploring a topic of their choice with an acclaimed Miami faculty member. Need-based scholarships are available for the program. 
  • Session I: June 30-July 12, 2019
  • Session II: July 14-26, 2019



Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies (SPCS) 

These programs offer highly motivated, intellectually curious students the opportunity to investigate topics not typically taught in secondary schools. Students in the residential programs get a taste of college life on the Stanford campus.


2-Week Courses for High School Students



Summer camps offered in:
Piano, Jazz, Screenwriting, Filmmaking, Vocal and Choral music.


Application opens on February 1, 2019
  • Session I: May 28-June 28
  • Session II: July 1-August 3