Summer Programs

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Academic Summer Programs

Missouri University of Science and Technology -

Launch a rocket. Build a robot. Learn about explosives.

You could do any of these things and more at a Missouri S&T summer camp. Explore your possibilities by attending one of the summer camps listed online. Who knows? Your summer at S&T could be the spark for your successful future.

We encourage you to visit our website,, to review the most current information on these and other programs. Students who are interested in attending summer programs may also register online at this site – just choose the program and then the register link. Each program has a unique registration process.

Washington University

Summer Experiences – Students get an early taste of college life. Take college courses, participate in academic institutes, and attend specialized seminars. Prices vary depending on what program one wishes to take. Scholarships are available.

 Eligibility Requirements:

  • Current middle or high school student
  • Average B+ or better
  • Complete online application
  • Submit a teacher recommendation
  • One of the following SAT of at least 1800 or ACT of at least 25.

Deadline is April 1st. Apply at

Also offered:

  • Architecture Discovery Program – July 9-22. Two-week program is an exciting introduction to architecture and design. 
  • Portfolio Plus Program – July 9-29. Three-week program that invites high school students to take college-level art and design courses. 

Apply online at



Summer Writers Institute

July 14-28, an intensive program featuring workshops in fiction, micro fiction, modern humor, personal narrative, playwriting, and poetry, as well as reading and individual conferences with instructors.

Institutes are held evenings and weekends to accommodate busy work schedules of participants in the St. Louis area. Out of town participants may choose to reside on campus and make use of our many libraries and quiet outdoor areas for writing and reflection. Each institute is worth 3 units of credit.

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Bridge Program

The Bridge Program Summer Academy is held from mid-June to mid-July for students in grades 9th and 10th. The Summer Academy offers academic enrichment courses in mathematics, science, written and oral communication, career research, personal and professional development and college planning.

  1. Academic Skills Workshops Include Math, Science and Writing: Students participate in critical thinking activities designed to enhance their ability to perform well on college entrance exams.
  2. Career Development Workshops: Freshmen and sophomore students will be involved in structured career planning workshops developed to guide students through important key steps for career identification and effectively develop a focused career plan.

Please note: Students who participated in previous program components must reapply for consideration.
The Summer Academy will begin Monday, June 12, 2017 and concludes Friday, July 7, 2017. Classes will meet Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Classes, workshops and laboratory activities will take place on the campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

  • Application DeadlineFriday, May 5, 2017

Webster University

  • High School Screenwriting Competition – First prize will get his or her script produced during the Webster University School of Communications 2017 Filmmaking Camp (Monday June13 -17), receive an iPad mini, attend the 20167Filmmaking Camp for free. Deadline is April 3. For complete rules and regulations visit

Both camps are held 9 AM – 5 PM each day at the Webster Groves campus. To register please visit www.websteredu/mediacamps 

Murray State University

Commonwealth Honors Academy 

– June 10 –July 1, 2017. It is for gifted juniors to take part in a three week interdisciplinary living-learning environment. To qualify they must

  • Completed the junior year of high school
  • A composite ACT of 25 (or equivalent SAT/PSAT score) and 3.5 GPA on 4.0 scale
  • Other credentials, such as community involvement, class rank, and teacher recommendations are taken into consideration in the selection process

Upon the completion of the Academy, students will

  • Receive six (6) hours of university studies credit
  • Have the opportunity to take six (6) additional hours of tuition-free university courses at Murray State University during their senior year
  • Be awarded a four-year $2,000 per year housing scholarship to Murray State University

Deadline is March 1st. Application packets can be downloaded from website:

Westminster College

Leadership in Practice –

Open to current freshmen students, this program uses real-life activities and challenges to prepare students for success in high school, college, and beyond.

Applications are due April 1, 2017

Cost is $250 per student

For more information, contact Brian Crouse (573) 634-3511 or

STEM Academy

July 23-27 for incoming high school freshmen through class of 2017. Do you love finding out how things work? Does science fascinate you? Earn 1 unit of college credit during 5 days at Westminster College studying field ecology, biochemistry, genetics, physics, chemistry, math, paleontology, computer design, and biology.

Fee - $500 includes materials, food, housing, and tuition.

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Multiple academic, athletic, and cheer and dance camps throughout June and July. Also several workshops available. Visit for more information.

University of Missouri

School of Medicine

  • One-week program for high school students interested in a career in medicine
  • Hands-0n experience in anatomy, microbiology, and clinical skills
  • Introduction to MU’s innovative patient-based learning (PBL) curriculum
  • Seminars on college and medical school entrance and medical school life

Only for students starting senior year in the fall of 2017. Selection committee is interested in the following in a student

  • Student response to essay question
  • Academic effort and success
  • Involvement in extracurricular activities (school and community)
  • High School science teacher recommendation

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The University Of Missouri School Of Medicine would like to extend an invitation for your rising juniors and seniors to participate in Mizzou MedPrep: Medical Explorations workshop. The workshop is a 2-week online course and one-day visit to MU’s campus. The students will explore careers in healthcare, enhance self-awareness through personality assessment, and connect with peers, students, staff and faculty in healthcare. Please encourage your students to register online:

Online workshop: June 23 – July 7, 2017

Campus visit: July 7, 2017, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Shelden Clinical Simulation Center – 1 Hospital Drive, CSE CE 617, Columbia, MO 65212

Fee: $50 – Financial Assistance Available

For more information, contact Andrea Simmons (573) 884-6375,

The Trulaske Business Academy


Established in 2008 to serve as a pre-college summer program for minority students interested in business. The goal of this week-long residential program is to introduce students to the various disciplines and career opportunities within the business world, while also experiencing life on a college campus.

  • Special attention is paid to the areas of accounting, finance, management and marketing, which are areas of study in our college.
  • Students interact with faculty and staff from the Trulaske College of Business in a classroom setting.
  • Hands-on activities and team competitions are incorporated into the lessons to help students connect the material to the real world.
  • Alumni and corporate partners lead activities to help students explore career opportunities in business.
  • Students are exposed to lessons about professionalism, team work, communication, and leadership skills. 

Rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade minority students with at least a 3.0 GPA are eligible to apply for the program. Applications are available now and students will be notified of their admission in May. Students will need to complete an essay and submit an official high school transcript as part of their application. All students selected to participate in the Trulaske Business Academy are awarded a scholarship to cover the cost of the general cost of the program (i.e. meals, lodging, activities).

Participants of the Trulaske Business Academy will spend a majority of their day in classroom activities facilitated by faculty, staff, and corporate representatives. Evenings are spent participating in social activities with Academy Coordinators and Counselors exploring the Mizzou campus and Columbia area. At times, the Business Academy will join up with other summer camps for high school students for social events.

Applications are due Friday, April 7th by 5:00pm.


Engineering Summer Camps 2017

  • They can choose one of three sessions that are offered over the summer. Session 1: June 5-10, Session 2: June 12-17, Session 3 June 19-24.
  • For students (current 9th, 10th, 11th) interested in science and technology to various areas of engineering, computer science, and construction.
  • Fee is $450 and includes housing, food, transportation to and from field trips, as well as necessary materials and supplies. 
  • Deadline is May 6. Please fill out application and submit via mail or email. 

Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)

  • Week-long camps looking for students who excel in math, science and technical courses
  • If you are interested, your first step is to determine if you are eligible and then go through the application process for the camp you select. The start point is
  • The Fort Leonard Wood post is willing to sponsor a student which means they will pay half of the $580 registration fee and your airfare to the camp.
  • U.S. Marine Corps Camp June 19-25 in Jacksonville, NC
  • U.S. Air Force Academy Camp July 7-13 in Colorado Springs, CO
  • U.S. Army Camp June 19-25 in Vicksburg, MS
  • Deadline is April 1st

Penn Engineering – Three week Engineering Summer Academy. Students can earn college credit in one of six programs. 

Biotechnology, Computer Graphics, Computer Science, Engineering Complex Networks, Nanotechnology and Robotics

Need-based financial aid is available. Deadline is May 13

Duke Youth Programs – visit

Boston University – offer 6 programs through the Boston University Summer Term

  • High School Honors – six-week residential program where they take two undergraduate courses and ear up to eight transferable college credits. Only for students entering junior or senior year
  • RISE Internship/Practicum – six-week non-credit residential program which students conduct scientific research in a lab under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
  • Academic Immersion: Introduction to Medicine – three-week non-credit residential program to focus on intensively on modern medicine through a combination of classroom work and experiential learning activities.
  • Summer Challenge – two-week residential program take two non-credit seminars of their choice and experience life on a college campus
  • Summer Preview – one-week non-credit residential program where students explore one subject of interest while previewing the college experience. Only for freshman or sophomores. 
  • Pre-College Online Learning – affords students the opportunity to experience rigorous academics with the flexibility to study according to their own schedule. Three-week non-credit courses offered in several specialized disciplines. High school students of any grade may participate

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BESt Pharmacy Summer Institute
2017 Summer Program Orientation: June 10, 2017
2017 Summer Program Dates: 6 Weeks June 12 to July 21

The mission of the BESt Pharmacy Summer Institute is to expose and prepare local multicultural students for a future career in healthcare, with an emphasis in pharmacy. The mission is executed with a model that combines academics, exposure, and professional development. Academics focus on improving mathematics, science, language arts, and ACT/SAT skills. Students get exposure to the pharmacy profession through pharmacy lectures and site visits. Professional development emphasizes personal brand, character, and leadership development.

The BESt program has achieved tremendous success since its inception in 2008 with 100% college acceptance, 93% of students pursuing healthcare, and 65% pursuing pharmacy as a career. Our success can be attributed to the talents of the students and instructors, our delivery model, and commitment of the program’s partners.

The ultimate goals of BESt are to ensure there are pharmacists able to serve the growing population, increase diversity within the pharmacy profession, and develop future leaders for the Saint Louis community.

BESt I, II and III Eligibility Requirements

  • Full-time, under-represented minority* freshman (BESt I), sophomore (BESt II), or junior (BESt III) student
  • High school students who have completed their freshman, sophomore or junior year in the St. Louis region (St. Louis City, St. Louis and St. Charles, MO counties, and Madison, St. Claire, IL counties)
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher based on a 4.0 scale
  • High potential students, participating in at least one extra-curricular activity or organization

Applications Due and all supplementary materials due by April 1, 2017

University of Alabama Early College

Open to current Sophomore, Junior, and Senior students with at least a 3.0 GPA who are prepared for the rigor of college study. UA offers a large list of class options at a reduced cost. Students need to be nominated by their guidance counselor to be considered for this program. Please contact Mr. Bailey if you have interest. For more information please visit

Miami University of Ohio

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 in which they will:

  • Participate in challenging, immersive academic modules centered on a specific topic/area of interest
  • Learn alongside leading faculty and professional experts
  • Reside in a “living-learning” community with other summer scholars and enjoy the campus
  • Attend workshops on topics such as college admissions and financial assistance, ACT/SAT test prep, finding college fit
  • Participate in special excursions to local attractions
  • Receive priority consideration for merit scholarships and for selection to top programs such as University Scholars Program and University Honors Program

Session 1 – July 2-14, 2017

Session 2 – July 16-28, 2017


University of Dayton


Rising high school juniors and seniors and college freshmen will learn more about entrepreneurship, the idea generation process, elevator pitches and more. Through engaging lectures and class activities, site visits and guest speakers, students will have the opportunity to earn three credit hours and compete for up to $10,000 in UD scholarship dollars in an elevator pitch competition — all while living on campus and experiencing life in Dayton.

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Rising high school juniors and seniors will study sustainable food systems, availability, scarcity and justice issues with the collaboration of community partners, UD faculty, and students within the health and social sciences. Students will develop skills in preparing nutritious meals, learn how local foods are connected to social and physical health, and see what access to food in an urban community is like. Participants can earn one credit hour, which may be transferred to any college or university.

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METC: Minority Engineering and Technology Enrichment Camp for Young Men

June 18-24, $200 covers instruction, materials, housing, meals and activities

Women in Engineering Summer Camp

July 9-14, $700 covers instruction, materials, housing, meals and activities

Summer Honors Engineering Camp

July 16-21, $700 covers instruction, materials, housing, meals and activies

Camp Cardiac and Camp Neuro

With a focus on both education and real world experience, Camp Cardiac and Camp Neuro provide students with an opportunity to learn directly from experts in the medical field. Open to all high school students, however spots are limited. Hosted on the campus of Washington University School of Medicine.

Camp Cardiac – July 10-14, 2017 8:30 – 4:30 M-F

Cost - $700 ($650 before March 13) for more information

Camp Neuro – July 17- 21, 2017 8:30 – 4:30 M-F

Cost - $700 ($650 before March 13) for more information


University of Tulsa

Live the dream at the residential camps of Screenwriting and Filmmaking at the University of Tulsa! Stay on campus and experience college life while you learn the art and craft of film. The residential camps are housed on the TU campus with complete supervision at all times.

Screenwriting – July 9-15 Develop the techniques to create your vision learning how to sell your ideas and create scripts that are exciting and unique!

Filmmaking – July 15-22 Understand the shot, break down the script and bring the film to life in post-production.

For more information contact, 918-631-3174

St. Louis University

Reading Skills and Speed Reading Programs

Offered this summer in St. Peters, programs for age 4 through adults in phonics, fluency, comprehension, love of reading, textbook skills, and speed reading. Flyer in guidance.

For more information, call 1-800-903-0162

Memphis College of Art

Prepare Your Students to Explore, Create, Thrive, Learn and Belong.
We encourage you and your students to take a look at Memphis College of Art as their destination to become the artists they dream to be. Nestled in beautifulOverton Park amidst a thriving arts scene in Memphis,MCA is the perfect environment for artists.

The following events will help your students connect with our faculty and explore MCA.

Weekend Workshop- Saturday, March 25th - REGISTER TODAY!
Summer Academy - July 16th - 29th

Community Summer Programs

NCADA Teen Institute

What is TI?

Since 1980, NCADA has been conducting Teen Institute for Prevention Leaders (TI). TI is a powerful, 4-day seminar designed to train 75-100 high school students to prevent substance misuse among their peers. Specifically, TI…

  • Provides up-to-date information regarding the consequences of alcohol and other drug use and misuse.
  • Develops an understanding of prevention.
  • Teaches leadership and programming strategies.
  • Motivates participants to implement and/or enhance prevention programs in their schools and communities.

Teens have the time of their lives at TI! They participate in workshops, games, sports, and dancing and have plenty of time to hang out with new friends. Teens arrive as strangers and, after four days, leave with close, enduring friendships. As TI comes to a close, a bonded group of motivated and knowledgeable teens emerges ready to change the world. In fact, for over 30 years, TI graduates have created ongoing and very powerful change for themselves, their friends, their schools and communities.

When is TI?

This year’s TI is scheduled for June 6-9, 2017. Participants must commit to attending for the full four days.

Where is TI?

TI is held at Sojourn Retreat Center at 8350 Highway 30 in Dittmer, Missouri (about 25 minutes southwest of St. Louis County. The center has comfortable, air conditioned rooms, dining and meeting rooms, game fields, a four-acre lake for fishing and paddle boats, a basketball court, and a walking/jogging path.

Who runs TI?

TI is staffed by NCADA’s team of prevention specialists and a full-time nurse. These knowledgeable professionals relate well to teens and are committed to promoting healthy lifestyles.

More questions? Contact Joy Carter or Kim Sherony at 314.962.3456.

YWCA Future Leader Program –

The YWCA Future Leader Program is accepting applications for the Future Leader Academy, a one-week scholarship program to select the 2017 YWCA Future Leader and four YWCA Future Leader Runners-Up. Future Leader receives a $1500 Scholarship, and each Runner-Up receives a $500 scholarship.


  • Must be a female student graduating in 2018, 3.0 GPA
  • Must complete the Future Leader Academy

Demonstrate evidence of Leadership ability, academic achievement, community service and volunteerism, involvement in school activities, and superior essay writing.

For more information please call Shalia Ford at 314-531-1115

To request an application email

United States Marines Summer Leadership and Character Development Academy

July 16 – 22, 2017

Located at Marine Corps Base Quantico, SLCDA is a one-week course for America’s top high school students. Must have completed sophomore year (but not graduated), have participated in athletic, leadership, and service-oriented activities, and possess strong moral and ethical standards.

Apply at

Audrey Walton Youth Leadership Conference

Located on the campus of the University of Missouri, the leadership conference provides an opportunity for current high school juniors and seniors to gain skills that will assist them in becoming leaders in their communities and schools. During the 3-day conference, students will engage in several indoor and outdoor team activities that will encourage and strengthen leadership skills.

Dates – July 20 – 22

Who – High School students entering Junior or Senior year

Cost – Free, including bussing from St. Louis/Kansas City

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SeaWorld Orlando Career Camp

 Have you always dreamed of working with animals at SeaWorld? Here is your chance to gain firsthand experience with a diverse range of zoological professionals.

  • Learn about what it takes to care for and work with animals from our experts
  • Enrich animal habitats
  • Swim with dolphins, snorkel with stingrays and tropical fish, and interact with exotic birds at nearby Discovery Cove
  • Visit Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark
  • Visit SeaWorld’s state of the art rescue and rehab facilities
  • Engoy all the great rides, shows, and attractions of SeaWorld

Visit for more information.

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