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George Washington University Pre-College Program

Rising 10th,11th & 12th graders

Courses offered in different lengths falling under College Intensive, Summer Immersion, and Summer Arts. Some sessions offer college credits.


Cornell University Summer College   

Rising 10th,11th, & 12th graders                 

Three and Six week sessions, 20 programs and 45 courses offered at Cornell University. Students do have the option for dual programs.



 High School

2-week non-credit certificates, or 4-week college credit courses. There are 12 courses offered: architecture, business, computer science, engineering, global studies, journalism, performing arts, pre-health, pre-law, science, visual arts, writing 

See website 

College of William and Mary Pre-Collegiate Summer Program in Early American History

High School

Two courses offered:

"From Jamestown through the American Revolution"

"From the American Revoluction through the Civil War"


4 hours of college credit are given; field trips; small seminars; participation in an archaeology dig.  See website for more info.

April 18

Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps

Ages 14 - 17

2 two week sessions offered. A team of students will live in a park in a structured program of work and learning closely supervised by professional park staff. Crews carry out priority park development and maintenance projects as well as take part in planned educational, team-building, work life or job readiness training, & recreational activities. $500 stipend and meals/housing are provided.

See website

University of Virginia Summer Enrichment

Rising 5th - 11th grades

Three 12-day sessions offered. Students live on campus but attend classes at a nearby private school. Purpose is to engage gifted and/or high ability students high quality learning in a wide variety of fields and disciplines.

February 15

PAVE Summer Engineering, Pre-Med, Science, and Technology at Vanderbilt U

Rising seniors

A six-week course of study designed to strengthen academic skills of students who are planning to major in one of the listed fields.

April 20, but spaces fill up on a first come, first served basis                          

Washington University in St Louis Summer Experiences

Rising juniors and seniors

One 5-week session, and one 3-week session offered. Students enroll in college courses, explore an area of interest, can choose from one of three institutes: Writing, Pre-Med, or Photojournalism. See website for more specific information.


Blue Ridge Summer Institute for Young Artists (at Sweet Briar)

High School -  co-ed

3-week camp for students interested in making art that challenges old ideas about what art is and what art isn't. Concentrations include: theatre, creative writing, visual arts.

April 1

Sweet Briar College Summer Explore Engineering Designing Course

Rising female seniors

A one week session. Students will apply the engineering design process to solve various problems in a team setting. Emphasis placed on engineering design as well as creativity.

See website

Carnegie Mellon Summer Pre-College Programs

Rising juniors or seniors

Six areas of study offered: architecture, art & design, drama, music, National HIgh School Game Academy, or Advanced Placement/Early Admission program. Runs from June 25 - August 6


Phillips Academy Andover Summer SessionRising 9th through 12th gradesSummer intensive class schedule: 3 hours of academics per day, 6 days per week. Duration of camp not listed; please see website for detailed information.Financial aid deadline is 2/15. Apps taken on a rolling basis, space is limited.
UVA Leadership on the LawnCurrent sophomores & juniorsA one-week session: Team building, ethics, decision making, diversity, community service, communication and action plans. See website
 CSI: Waynesburg Summer CampRising juniors & seniors Students interested in forensic science and criminal justice will have the opportunity to train with certified experts in small group settings.  Scholarship 4/5/14;  Registration  5/6/14
Georgetown University Summer at GeorgetownRising sophomores, juniors & seniors
Programs include institutes in the following disciplines: American Politics, Entreprenuership, Law, Journalism, National Security, Leadership, Sports Management, Creative Writing, International Relations, Medicine. 
Programs run at different times and lengths throughout the summer. Please see website for details.
See website
Sports Announcing CampCurrent sophomores and juniors 
Students will learn the skills necessary to become a successful sportscaster, including play-by-play, reporting, interviewing, and sports talk.
Traveling Players EnsembleRising 9 - 12Several programs available from ensembles to traveling troupes to technical theater. Programs vary in length from 4 weeks to 7 weeks. Auditions for advanced programs vary.
 Camp Cardiac - WashingtonAge 15 and up 1 week summer day camp open to high school students who are interested in exploring careers in medicine. Scholarship 3/15/14, Early enrollment 3/25/14, Regular enrollment 5/13/14
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising 3 Days of Fashion Summer Program9-12
  • Take workshops like Draping the Dress, where you will create a 3-dimensional design on a fitting form; Concept to Consumer, which focuses on design and merchandising; and Creating a Promotional Campaign, where you will work on a photo shoot and a special event.
  • Learn step-by-step how to sketch the nine-head fashion figure.
  • Work with other students from all over the world who share your passion for this industry.
  • Be inspired by successful FIDM Graduates who are pros in the field.
  • Experience FIDM's amazing resources and learn from our stellar instructors
  • See Website
    University of Virginia Leadership on the LawnRising juniors and seniorsStudents participate by engaging with UVA students, staff, and faculty through pointed lectures and interactive problem-based activities. 5/1/14
    Virginia State Parks Youth CorpsStudents 14-17Students will have the opportunity to live in a park, in a structured program, and learn hands-on park development and projects. A $500 stipend is included in this program.  4/13/14
    VCU Summer IntensiveStudents who have finished their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior years in high school.This camp is for studends who are serious about improving their artistic abilities, developing portfolios, and/or learning how to audition for college admission.Rolling until full
    Pratt Institute Pre-College Summer ProgramMust be between 16 - 18For students interested in studying art, design, architecture, or creative writing.

    scholarship d/l 3/15/14

    app d/l 4/1/14

    Boston University Summer TermRising sophomores, juniors, and seniorsEnroll in one of four programs all focusing on academic enrichment.Deadlines vary per program.
    University of Chicago Summer SessionHigh school studentsEnrichment programs offered in a variety of areas.


    Loudoun Youth Leadership   Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniorsWorkshops, an overnight excursion, trips to businesses all focusing on leadership, public speaking, and teams. 5/31/14
    CUArch - The Catholic University Experiences in Architecture Program


    An intesnsive three-week workshop for students interested in architecture or other design-related fields.5/1/14
    Marist Pre-College ProgramRising sophomores, juniors, and seniorsPrograms are held at either the New York campus or Italy campus, which include business, environmental science, interior design, studio art, fashion, theatre, as well as several other programs.Rolling
    NASA OSSI Summer IntershipsDoes not specify except high school studentsStudents interested in pursuing careers in the STEM fields.3/1/14
    Huyck Preserve and Biological ResearchHigh school studentsIdentify research topics; understand and implement field techniques; demonstrate methods for data collection, analysis, interpretation; identify prevalent species comprising the man areas of study

    3/7/14 Early admission

    5/2/14 Regular admission

    9th and 10th grade Applicants must have an aptitude and interest in the biological sciences and/or environmental studies, as well as a desire to learn more about wildlife; willingness to explore the outdoors. Program runs from July 27 - Aug 9, and transportation to and from location is provided.  See application
     Design WV Summer Camp   All high school students A 5 day program focusing on interior design, design studies, landscape architecture, and fashion, dress and merchandising. 7/10/14