Summer Opportunities 2018
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Summer OpportunityDescriptionCostDate(s) of programApplication Link (if applicable)Application Due
2018 Student Trooper ProgramThe week long American Legion Student Trooper Program is conducted at the North Carolina Highway Patrol Training Center in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is a cooperative sponsorship of The NC American Legion and The NC Highway Patrol. Cadets must have successfully completed their junior year of high school and of good moral character. Cadets must be sponsored by an American Legion Post.$200See WebsiteSee Website
Appalachian State Martha Guy Institute MGSI oofers a unique opportunity for current high school juniors to gain an immeasurable amount of business knowledge and expereince. This year we are seeking 24 students to participate in the 14th cohort that will include two weeks of classroom instruction, an entrepreneurial project, outdoor courses, and local activities, as well as travel$1,900 plus a $350 meal planJULY 8 - JULY 28, 2018, February 28, 2018
Appalachian State University Forensic Anthropology CampApp State CSI Camp! Students in this camp experience will work with real skeletal remains to learn basic techniques for identifying and determining cause and manner of death. This experience serves as an introduction to science as a form of inquiry as well as an introduction to anthropological methods.$585Varies by camp come, first serve. Camps fill quickly!
ASU Forensic Science CampAppalachian State University Forensic Science Camp provides students with the opportunity to investigate a suspicious arson, detect and classify fingerprints, identify unknown drugs, compare trace evidence using a microscope, and detect gunshot residue just like professional investigators. This camp is designed for students with an interest in the laboratory analysis of crime scene evidence. Early Registration $525 (post-marked by April 30th, 2017). Regular Registration $550 (post-marked after April 30th, 2017). Rates include on campus housing, meals in the main cafeteria (except dinner one evening, on your own), all lab supplies for camp.Camps will be held July 5-8 and 12-15, 2017 come, first serve. Camps fill quickly!
Beacon College Summer For SuccessThis 3-week summer immersion experience prepares LD/ADHD students for the transition to college with personalized, strategic coursework as well as off-campus activities, while living on our campus in Leesburg, FL with other students who learn differently.Throughout the program, your student will develop the basic academic, social and planning skills that they need in order to become a confident, independent, successful college student. They will be able to immediately apply these strategies to their final year in high school and to the college admissions process.$5,250July 8th-July 27th
Broyhill Leadership Conference This summer leadership program gives rising 10th– 12th grade students the opportunity to work on personal
development and leadership training on campus at Queens University of Charlotte.
Early registration $260. Regular cost to attend is $300! Late registration $340.TBD
Campbell Youth Theological Institute (CYTI)This summer, CYTI is providing a two-week residential experience (July 16-29) for high school students that will focus on the role of faith in vocation as you begin to think about your college and career goals.$600July 16-29 1st, 2017
CFNC You can find the searchable College Preparation Opportunities database on with listings on over 150 summer programs. From music to video game design, students can find options to learn more about things they enjoy while being exposed to a college opportunities. VariesVariesVaries, Check website
Computer Camps held at NC State UniversityThe #1 tech camp on the planet, with summer technology programs for kids and teens held at over 150 campuses nationwide. At North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC, we offer co-ed iD Tech Camps for ages 7-17. Learn code, game design, app development, web design, film, photography, and more. Kick-start your dream job and gain a competitive edge for college! For more info visit: by campVaries by camp filled
Cooperative Council of NC Co-Op Leadership CampEach summer, the Council holds a week-long, overnight camp for youth, held at the NC FFA Center at White Lake, NC. Open to rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors, this camp features energetic and interactive workshops and presentations, outdoor recreation, leadership development, team building activities and small group sessions with an emphasis on how cooperatives operate. Youth who attend are sure to have an exciting, memorable learning experience while making lasting friendships with youth from across the state. Cooperative Leadership Camp is designed to provide an enjoyable learning experience for studentNo CostJune 18-22, 2018 15th
Duke Summer SessionsEarn college credit alongside academically-motivated students from around the world in Duke University’s Summer College for High School Students. If you are a current 10th or 11th grade student, you are eligible to apply as early as December 4, 2017. This 4-week credit-bearing program offered by Duke University attracts students who represent the next generation of leaders from around the world. Immerse yourself in an international college experience by enrolling in this élite program designed to provide high school students with an academic and residential environment conducive to collegiate success.$8,895July 8 – August 3, 2018 basis
DUKE TIP Field Studies and Institutes The Duke Talent Identification Program offers rigorous
academic programs to high school students focusing on one of four areas – the arts and humanities, math and science, social sciences, and law. Field studies are two weeks long and take place either abroad or in the U.S.; institutes are two weeks long and take place at either Duke or at New College in Florida. Both are open to students currently in 9th through 12th grade. Dates and fees vary.
Varies- check websiteVarious weeks in June, July, and August - Dates will be posted Dec 2017
Free Enterprise Leadership ChallengeFree Enterprise Leadership Challenge
If you will be in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in Fall 2013 you are eligible! Students should also have demonstrated a capacity for leadership, be interested in free enterprise and be ready for a challenge! No business experience is required, but students must be willing to work hard.

$150Various weeks in June & July come, first served basis
Furman Summer ScholarsDon’t miss your chance to experience the academic life and social scene at Furman. Any student applying for Summer Scholars must be a rising high school junior or senior with a 3.0 unweighted cumulative GPA or higher. To apply, you must attach a copy of your high school transcript as part of the application process, so please have a copy of your official (or unofficial) transcript ready when you begin the application$1,200Varies depending on program 1st, 2018
GALS Girls on Outdoor Adventure for Leadership & ScienceGALS is a free 2 week summer program for high-school girls interested in learniong about science and teamwork in nature. They embark on a two 5 day backpacking trips in Pisgah National Forest, NC. In this setting, they'll learn hands-on about the ecology, biology, and geology of our surroundings while honing leadership and teamwork skills. FreeJune 12-26sciencegals.orgMarch 10th
GSK Science in the SummerGSK Science in the Summer program in North Carolina needs high school students to work as assistants during week-long science programs at libraries and community-based centers in Alamance, Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Johnston, Orange, Vance, and Wake counties during summer 2017. You must be 16 years of age or older and a current high school student to apply. The hourly rate for assistances is $7.75. The deadline to apply is March 6, 2018This is a paid summer opportunityVarious 1, 2018
Hampton University High School Leadership SummitDiscover one of today's most powerful Leadership Summits designed specifically for rising high school juniors and seniors just like you. During this residential program you will focus on the extraordinary Ten Step Leadership Model developed by Dr. William R. Harvey President of Hampton University.$675July 8 - 14, 2018 30, 2018.
High School Study Abroad Youth for Understanding USA offers year, semester, and summer long programs in more than 40 countries. Scholarships are available, so look to see for which ones you meet the criteria. Find out more about studying abroad by visiting by programVarious weeks website for details
Institute for Future Agricultural LeadersSummer camp designed for students interested in going into a career in agriculture. For rising seniors, takes place at NCSU or NC A&T.For details regarding price, contact your locat Farm Bureau agent (919) 788-1003. TBD 15, 2018
ISV Student Ambassador Program The International Student Volunteer program is an
opportunity for juniors and seniors to represent their country and volunteer abroad during the summer with other student volunteer ambassadors. The program is 4 weeks long: 2 weeks of
volunteer service, and 2 weeks of exploration of the host country. All students who complete the ISV U.S. Student Ambassador Program will receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award. For more information, visit
Varies by programVaries by program website for details
JCC Health Sciences Boot CampThis FREE week-long Health Sciences experience is open to all Johnston County rising 9th and 10th grade students. Students will be able to complete hands on activities in the following programs: Sonography, Radiography, Nuclear Medicine, Nursing, EMS, Pharmacy Technology, Medical Assisting, Therapeutic Massage. Participants will also complete CPR certification while attending. All materials, lunch, and snacks will be provided each day.
Johnston Community College Summer Enrichment ProgramsJCC offers summer enrichement programs to students of various ages and programsVaries by programTBD
JSA Summer Programs The Junior State of America summer programs give students the opportunity to strengthen leadership skills, live on a college campus, and study with university professors. This is an academic program for freshman, sophomores, and juniors focusing on current events and civic engagement. For more information on the programs, visit, room and board for Georgetown, Stanford and Princeton sessions is $5,450.Various weeks in June & July Admissions
Junior Leadership Johnston CountyJunior Leadership Johnston is a program for rising juniors to assist emerging youth in their efforts to prepare for
Leadership positions in business, community, education and government affairs. For more information visit
FreeJune 18-22, 2018 2, 2018
Wake Forest Summer Immersion ProgramThe 2018 Summer Immersion Program will be offered in Winston-Salem as a residential program and in Charlotte as both a residential and nonresidential program for sophmores, juniors, and seniors. The Wake Forest Charlotte Campus will feature six institutes: Business and Entrepreneurship, Law, Leadership, Medicine, Sports Marketing, Sports Medicine, and Technology. Each session will feature a day trip to the Wake Forest University campus in Winston-Salem. The Winston-Salem residential program will offer five institutes: Academic Discovery, Biosciences and Engineering, Business and Entrepreneurship, Medicine and Sports Medicine. Each institute will accept a select number of students. Tuition includes lunch, books and supplies, all institute-sponsored field trips and activities, as well as transportation.$4,000Institutes are offered throughout the summer, June - August. for applications is rolling
Meredith College - Looking Toward College Summer SeminarLooking Toward College summer seminar gives high school women a glimpse of what college is really like, and helped them prepare for an effectice college search. $395June 25-28
NC A&T Aggie Enrichment CampNorth Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro is hosting a one-week residency program for high school students interested in business majors. All the details, including the application (which is due by June 12), are attached. For more information, contact Dr. Ronald Campbell at or 336-285-3334.$185Varies depending on program 5th, 2018
NC Outward BoundNC Outward Bound is a wilderness experience for youth and adults. North Carolina Outward Bound courses are wilderness expeditions designed to propel our students into character-building experiences that require digging deep and discovering hidden strengths. A variety of activities are offered. There is everything from rock climbing to whitewater rafting.

VariesVarious weeks in July & August
NC School of the Arts Summer ProgramUNC School of the Arts
Summer programs offered in dance, drama, stage combat, combatant skills, filmmaking, music, and visual arts.

VariesVarious weeks in June
NC State Design CampNC State Design Camp is an annual series of pre-college summer programs offered at NC State University College of Design to high school and middle school students who are interested in design. is $800, Residential is $1200Various weeks in June and July opens 1/11/2018 and closes 3/26/18
NCSU College of Engineering Summer Programs
Each summer, the College of Engineering at NC State University offers High School students the opportunity to experience engineering, science and technology at NC State.
In 2015, we will have a multi-disciplinary week-long day camp for rising 9th and 10th graders. Our traditional discipline specific residential workshops will be available for rising 11th and 12th graders. The residential program allows students to explore a particular field of engineering in more depth while also experiencing college life at NC State University.

9th & 10th (Day camp):
11th & 12th (Residental):

Various weeks in June & July opens January 8 and closes March 23, 2018
2018 Summer Youth Enrichment Camps by the ECU / NC State Collaborative on the campus of NC Wesleyan CollegeThe ECU/NC State Collaborative in partnership with the NC State College of Engineering will be offering three week-long, non-residential day camps at the Gateway Technology Center. Campers will discover what engineering is all about through fun, hands-on activities. Varies by campVaries by program 14th
NCSU STEM CampTHE ECU/NC State Collaborative will offer a week-long, non residential summer day camp for middle and high school students. The curriculum is from the NC Math and Science Education Network Pre-College Program, which focuses on preparing students to attend a 4-year college or university and for careers in education and STEM.$200 (a limited # of $50 need based scholarships available)July 23 – July 27 20th
NCSU Video Game Design CampThe ECU/NC State Collaborative will offer a week- long, non-residential summer day camp for students interested in designing video games. Using a curriculum developed by the NC State College of Engineering, students will learn how to create their own video games using GameMaker software.$100 (a limited # of $50 need based scholarships available)TBD
North Carolina Farm Bureau Institute for Future Agricultural LeadersThe Institute for Furture Ag. Leaders (IFAL) is a week-long program for rising high school seniors interested in the industry of agriculture. Emphasis is placed on : career opportunities, emerging technology, citizenship and leadership development. FreeTBD 30th, 2018
NYU Summer Programs for High School StudentsNYU Precollege gives rising juniors and seniors the amazing opportunity to spend summer on NYU's campus in the heart of Man hattan. For six exciting weeks, high schoolers can take college-level courses for credit, develop their essay-writing skills, and learn how to manage their time in college, all while experiencing what it's like to be an NYU student.Varies depending on creditsJuly 1-August 11 1, 2018
Pre-Collegiate Program in Early American History The College of William & Mary, along with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, is offering a summer program focused on the study of American history, museum studies, and material culture. The program is open to current sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Students can choose between two courses for which they
will receive college credit. For more information visit
$4,200Session 1: June 24- July 14 Session 2: July 15-Aug 4 20th
Ronald Reagan Student Leadership ProgramThree main tenets of leadership drive the Ronald Reagan Student Leadership Program: Communication, Optimism, and Informed Decision Making. Lessons have been crafted by the Reagan Foundation’s team of credentialed educators with one goal in mind- to have each student increase their leadership abilities and grow their personal characteristics in these three main tenets. Activities are student-driven, highly engaging, and involve a combination of small group interactions, 1:1 mentoring, and public speaking opportunities.$400Various weeks in June, July, and August application for the 2018 Student Leadership Program will be available on January 1st, 2018. EarlyAdmission deadline is February 12, 2018. Final Admissions deadline is April 12, 2018.
SATELLITE is an exciting 5-day adventure at NCSU. Students are exposed to a wide range of science and technology resources while exploring future educational and career opportunities. Scholastic performance is not considered for this opportunity.
Please note: Students taking AP exams should not apply as they will miss 3 days of school close to exam time.

$25May 2018 3rd, 2017
Shelton Leadership Challenge @ NC Wesleyan CollegeThe Shelton Leadership Challenge is a six day residential experience for rising 9th-12th grade students. Students will gain a greater understanding of what it takes to be a values-based leader. General Shelton's cornerstones of values-based leadership, honesty, integrity, compassion, diversity, and social responsibility are the foundations of the experience. $500July 8-13, 2018 18, 2018
Standford Pre-Collegiate StudiesStanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes is a three-week summer residential program where participants engage in single-subject intensive study and benefit from small class size and academically themed residences.Varis by programVaries 28, 2018
Summer Academy in Applied Science & Technology University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering is offering intensive three-week summer courses in cutting-edge technology. The courses are for rising sophomores through seniors. For more information and to apply visit
Application Fee (Non-Refundable): $75
Program Fee: $7,375
7/2/2017-7/22/2017 Application Deadline: February 24, 2017
General Application Deadline: April 24, 2017
Teen Writers' Workshop
The Teen Writers' Workshop is a two-week, non-residential summer camp with daily afternoon sessions to help teens develop their creative writing talents.

Early bird registration March 1 - March 31 $275 (applied and paid) Regular registration April 1 - May 31 $297 (applied and paid) Late registration June 1 - July 1 $335 (applied and paid)
Monday, July 24 - Friday, August 4 12:30-4:00 p.m., Tompkins Hall, 2301 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC opens March 1st
The Johnston Health Summer Junior Volunteer ProgramThe Johnston Health Summer Junior Volunteer Program is now accepting applications for the Summer of 2017. This is a excellent way for any student interested in a future career in the Health Industry to get a inside look at what goes on in a Hospital setting. Applications are due by May 1st. Information can be found at 1st
The Shelton Challenge
The Shelton Challenge is a six-day residential experience to help students expand their knowledge and skills of what it takes to be a leader. Students will participate in activities that will help them have a greater understanding for: Personal Leadership Assessment and Interpersonal Dynamics; Role of Values and Ethics in Leadership; Leadership Traits and Approaches; Teambuilding and Empowering Others; Civic and Social Responsibility; and Goal Setting. Must have a 3.0 GPA.
$700June 10-15, 2018 – North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC June 24- June 29, 2018 – UNC-Charlotte, Charlotte, NC July 8-13, 2018 – North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC July 22-27, 2018 – North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC open online in early November for the coming summer. We review completed applications on a first-come, first-serve rolling admission basis. Our program weeks have filled as early as February, and all camps filled by mid-April. It is encouraged to apply as soon as applications open to allow ample time for material submission. Applications do not close. Students can continue to apply for our waitlist even if our sites are filled.
The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)SAME sponsers one week summer camps that introduce high school students to the engineering profession. SAME's goal is to unite Architect, Engineering, and Construction entities and individuals in the public and private sector to prepare for - and overcome - natural and manmade disaters, acts of terrorism and improve security at home and abroad.TBDVaries by camp
The University of Chicago SUMMER SESSION ‘14 The University of Chicago offers numerous summer programs to current high school students. Programs and prices vary so be sure to check the website. For more information on program options Check WebsiteVarious weeks in June, July, and August, Check website
UNC Charlotte's Niner Acadamy ProgramNiner Academy @ UNCC: Our focus for our high school camps (rising grades 9-12) is to introduce campers to academic disciplines and careers that high school curricula may not offer, preparing them for both college and career. Each of these camps can be considered great builders for both college applications and professional resumes. In addition to our knowledgeable and personable instructors, our Niner Academy students will have two camp counselors who are leaders on their respective campuses to serve as college mentors.

$250/week Various weeks in June & July opens 1/30/18
UNC Charlotte's Robotics CampRobotics Camp @ UNCC: Partnering with the College of Engineering, these popular camps for Grades 4-12 expose campers to higher-level thinking, problem-solving, and in-demand skill sets for future academic pursuit and careers in engineering.$250/week Various weeks in June & July opens 1/30/18
UNCW Summer Jazz WorkshopsUNCW Summer Jazz Workshop is geared toward middle and high school students who have participated in band and/or jazz band. Directed by noted music educator Frank Bongiorno, the summer jazz workshop provides studetns an opportunity not only to mingle with and learn from gifted educators and professional performers on the UNCW faculty, but also to enjoy an intensive week-long event of music making and jazz study in an intimate and supportive environment. $495July 15-20, 2018 30th, 2018
VetCAMP is a five day summer camp program that offers an opportunity for high school students interested in the field of veterinary medicine. The camp is designed for students who are interested in becoming veterinary healthcare professionals and provides a preview into the real and vast fields of veterinary medicine.

$525July 9-13th and July 16-20th, March 30, 2018
Wake Tech Summer Camps
Wake Tech's Summer Camps are designed to excite and inspire young minds as they explore their interests and consider career options for the future. Camps are geared to specific grade levels and have a limited number of spaces available. Topics include computers, trades, gaming, drama, Photoshop, creative writing, visual arts, public safety, robotics, and filmmaking.

Varies depending on specific camp weekVarious weeks in June, July, and August come, first served ; Scholarship Applications available. Application opens 1/31/18