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, 2018.

Session A:  June 10 - July 14, 2018
Session B:  June 15 - August 17, 2018
Session C:  June 10 - August 4, 2018

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

2018 Summer Scholars Program Date:  June 23 - July 7, 2018 
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, 2018.


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 2018 and who want to explore the career of a physician.
  • Session I: June 17-21, 2018
  • Session II: June 24-28, 2018
  • Application Deadline: March 1, 2018

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

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.
  • Application Deadline: June 1, 2018

Summer Camp Registration Opens - February 19, 2018
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

  • June 10-14
  • Application deadline: May 29, 2018

  • Open to students in their junior or senior year for 2018-2019 school year
  • Conference is hosted by the Show-Me State Games
  • Provides opportunities for students to gain skills that will assist them in becoming leaders in their own schools and communities.  Promotes the importance of leadership, physical fitness, higher education and a healthy lifestyle.
  • Conference dates: July 19-21, 2018
  • Application deadline: May 25, 2018

  • June 18-22
  • June 25-29

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: July 1-13, 2018
  • Session II: July 15-27, 2018

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.

Any student who has successfully passed UAWC 200: College Readiness Course
Summer I Term: May 29-June 28
Application Deadline: May 11
Summer II Term: July 5-Aug. 3
Application Deadline: June 18

2-Week Courses for High School Students


Leadership 101 Summer Program
June 17-29, 2018 
Application Deadline: March 9, 2018

Columbia College offers six summer camps with experiences designed for third graders through 2018 high school graduates. Campers will learn from Columbia College faculty, meet current students and get hands-on experience doing what they love!

Summer camps offered in:
Piano, Jazz, Screenwriting, Filmmaking, Vocal and Choral music.
Application Deadline: June 26

Week long creative writing workshop
July 30-August 3, 2018