Don’t wait until the last minute if you are interested in one of these programs! Programs will “rolling” deadlines will close when they are full or at the final deadline, whichever is first. Please note that many of these programs are offered each summer.

Local Programs

Program Location Length Cost Early Deadline Final Deadline
Nevada Boys’ State UNR 1 week $60 Rolling 3/31/2019
Nevada Girls’ State Lake Tahoe 1 week $290 Rolling 6/1/2019
Davidson THINK Institute UNR 3 week $3,750 Rolling 3/29/2019
UNR College of Engineering Summer Programs UNR 1 week Varies Rolling TBD
Lake Tahoe Music Camp Lake Tahoe 1 week $550 Rolling n/a
Donner Pass Science Summit (Scientific Field Research) UNR 3 days $550 Rolling 4/20/2019
Smallwood Multimedia Boot Camp (See Mrs. McClintock for a recommendation) UNR 2 weeks Free Rolling 4/30/2019
Girls Summer Science Camp Webber Lake (Truckee, CA; Headwaters Science Institute) 5 weeks $700 Rolling 5/15/2019
Reading Skills and Speed Reading Programs TMCC 5 weeks (1x/week) Varies Rolling TBD

Free or Sliding Scale Summer Programs

Program Sponsoring Org. State Length Cost Deadline

Neubauer Family Adelante Summer Scholars Program
(Hispanic students only)

Univ of Chicago IL 3 weeks FREE 2/27/2019
Notre Dame Leadership Seminars Univ of Notre Dame IN 1 week FREE 1/28/2019
MITES MIT MA 6 weeks FREE 2/1/2019
Research Science Institute MIT MA 6 weeks FREE


Women’s Technology Program (WTP)

MIT MA 4 weeks Dependent on Income 1/15/2019
Summer Science Program NM Tech, Univ of CO Boulder, Purdue NM, CO, IN 5.5 weeks Dependent on Income


Hillsdale Summer Science Camps

Hillsdale College MI 1 week FREE 3/15/2019
National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) Varies (Internat’l, US State Dept) Varies 6-8 weeks FREE (covered by scholarship)


Critical Issues Summit

Rustic Pathways (non-university) SE Asia 18 days FREE (covered by scholarship)


Additional opportunities listed here:

Military Programs

Note: Cost for travel to/from the academy is NOT included in the list below

Program State Length Cost Application Opens Final Deadline

US Air Force Academy Summer Seminar

CO 1 week $300 12/1/2018 1/15/2019
US Naval Academy Summer Seminar MD 1 week $525 1/3/2019


West Point Summer Leaders Experience

NY 1 week $400 1/15/2019 Rolling
US Coast Guard Academy AIM Summer Program CT 1 week $525 February 2019



Please note that room & board costs are typically included in the program costs. Travel costs to and from the program are typically NOT included. Participation in a university-based summer program does NOT guarantee undergraduate admission to that university.

Program School State Length Cost Early Deadline Final Deadline
UA Early College: Summer on Campus University of Alabama AL 4 weeks Rolling

FIDM 3 Days of Fashion

FIDM CA 3 days $300 Rolling Mid-June
embARC Summer Design Academy UC-Berkeley CA 4 weeks $8,571


USC Summer Programs

USC CA 2 or 4 week 2 week: $4,547; 4-week: $8,832 4/26/2019 (RECEIVED)
Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies Stanford University CA 3 weeks $7,250 1/30/2019


Yale Global Scholars

Yale University CT 2 weeks $6,250 2/6/2019
Ringling Pre-College Ringling College of Art & Design FL 4 weeka $6,405 2/26/19


SCAD Summer Seminars Savannah College of Art & Design GA 1 week $1,640 Rolling

SCAD Rising Star Savannah College of Art & Design GA 5 weeks $6,150 (residential); $4,549 (eLearning)


UChicago Summer Session Univ of Chicago IL  3-4 weeks Varies ($5,700-$11,400) 1/23/2019


Natl HS Institute: Theatre Arts Division

Northwestern Univ. IL 5 weeks $5,900 1/11/2019 3/15/2019
Natl HS Institute: Film & Video Division Northwestern Univ. IL 5 weeks $5,900 1/11/2018


Natl HS Institute: Debate Division

Northwestern Univ. IL 1, 4, or 6 weeks Varies by length Rolling
Pre-College Programs at Notre Dame Univ of Notre Dame IN Varies (1-2 weeks) Varies ($3,500-$7,000)

Varies (earliest 1/28/19)

Summer STEM Program

US Naval Academy MD 1 week $550 Rolling 4/15/2019
Summer Study for HS Students Babson College MA 4 weeks $8,500 Rolling

RISE: 2/14/2019

Others: 5/31/2019

Summer Programs for HS Students Boston University MA Varies (1-6 weeks) Varies ($1,946-$8,820) TBD


summerFAB High School Architecture Program

Wentworth Institute of Technology MA 4 weeks $4,000 Rolling TBD
St. John’s College Summer Academy St. John’s College MD/NM 1 week $1,100 Rolling


Hillsdale College High School Summer Study and Travel Programs (abroad)

Hillsdale College MI 1 or 2 weeks Varies by program 2/15/2018
Liberty & Learning Youth Conference Hillsdale College MI 1 week $250


Stamps School of Art & Design Pre-College Programs University of Michigan, MI 2 or 3 weeks $2,500-3,850 3/1/2019


High School Summer Scholars

Washington Univ. MO 5 or 8 weeks 5 weeks: $8,385; 8 weeks: $10,885 2/15/2019 4/1/2019
High School Institutes Washington Univ. MO 1-3 weeks $1,985-5,585 2/15/2019


Schwanke Honors Institute

Univ. of Montana MT 2 weeks $1,500 4/1/2019 TBD
Pre-College Programs Stevens Institute of Technology NJ 1-2 weeks Varies ($2,300-3,800) 2/15/2019


Barnard College Summer Programs (females only) Barnard College NY Varies         (1-4 weeks) Varies ($2,700-$7,900) 3/22/2019


Pre-College Programs  University of Rochester NY Varies         (1-6weeks) Varies ($1,775-$7,900) 3/22/2019

Varies by program

(2/15, 3/1, 5/30)

The Cooper Union Summer Programs

The Cooper Union NY Varies            (3-6 weeks) Varies ($1,400-$3,670) Rolling
Cornell University Summer College Cornell University NY 2-6 weeks Varies Rolling

3/8/19 (RABS)

Marist Summer Pre-College

Marist College NY 2 weeks $3,400/$6,460 Rolling
NYU Summer Programs New York University NY 1-6 weeks Varies

Pre-College Programs

Sarah Lawrence NY Varies          (1-5 weeks) Varies Rolling
Schola High School Summer Program Belmont Abbey College NC 1 week $575


Duke Summer Session Duke University NC Varies          (1-4 weeks) Varies ($2,365-$9,545) Rolling


Summer Immersion Program

Wake Forest University NC 1 week Varies by program (approx. $2,500) Rolling

Honors Experience (see Mrs. Welmerink for a referral to access the application)

Gardner-Webb University NC 1 week $700 Rolling 5/1/2019
Summer Scholars Miami University OH 2 weeks $1,450


Sustainability Leadership Academy Chatham University PA 1 week $1,000 Rolling


CMU Pre-College Programs

Carnegie Mellon University PA 6 weeks Varies by program Rolling 3/1/2019
RISD Pre-College Rhode Island School of Design RI 6 weeks $8,865 2/1/2019


Middlebury Language Schools

Middlebury College VT 3, 6, 7, or 8 weeks Varies by program 12/15/2019 2/1/19
Cornerstone Institute University of Virginia VA 1 week $850 Rolling


Fir Acres Writing Workshop Lewis & Clark College OR 2 weeks $2,300 TBD 3/8/2019
Summer Institute for the Gifted Several campuses Varies 3 weeks Varies by program Rolling 5/15/2019
Summer Camp 2019 Jacobs University Germany 1 week 450 Euro


Religious Programs


School State Length Cost Early Deadline

Final Deadline

The Francis Youth Institute for Theology & Leadership

Gonzaga University WA 1 week $325 Rolling TBD
Saints & Scholars Summer Theology Institute Holy Cross College IN 1 week $375 Rolling

Notre Dame Vision

Univ of Notre Dame IN 5 days $450 4/6/2019 5/18/2019
Summer Seminary Immersion Univ of Notre Dame IN 2 weeks $675


Non-University Affiliated US-Based Programs

Program Location Length Cost Early Deadline

Final Deadline

Ronald Regan Student Leadership Program

Regan Presidential Library & Museum, Simi Valley, CA 1 week $425 (student is responsible for housing & travel) 2/28/2019 5/3/2019
Constitutional Academy Bill of Rights Institute, Arlington, VA 1 week $2,000 Rolling


Grammy Camp

Los Angeles, CA 1 week $1,525 (student responsible for housing & travel) Rolling 3/31/2019
Game Experience Seattle/UW or LA/USC 2 weeks $4,600 Rolling

Project Fashion

Los Angeles, CA / USC 2 weeks $4,600 Rolling
CyberMath Camp Boston / Silicon Valley 12 days $4,000-5,000


Quarter Zero Catapult Incubator Silicon Valley, Chicago, NYC 6 Weeks $6,450 Rolling


Quarter Zero Startup Camp Santa Barbara, Rocky Mtns, NYC 5 days $1,950-2,450 Rolling


Travel/Abroad Programs



Council on International Educational Exchange

Programs available around the world
ISA High School

Programs available in Canada, Europe, Central America & South America

National Geographic Student Expeditions

Programs available around the world
Oxbridge Academic Programs

Programs available in the UK, France, Spain, and the US

Putney Student Travel

Programs available with a focus on community service, cultural exploration, language learning, or pre-college (international campuses)

New York Times Student Journeys (operated by Putney)
Rustic Pathways

Programs available around the world

World Strides

Summer in Oxford (UK)

Cambridge Summer Academy (UK)

WorldStrides Oxbridge Academy at Yale

WorldStrides Oxbridge Academy in Boston

Abbey Road Programs

Programs available around the world