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Summer Opportunities

Summer experiences provide opportunities to spend time on a college campus, learn about career fields, build skills, and strengthen a senior resume. Opportunities sent to the counseling office from reputable colleges may be posted to share the information with students and parents. We do not recommend or have knowledge of quality of all the programs listed. Before choosing a program, research the event, and weigh the cost with the benefit. Read the fine print and know in advance the total costs. Many colleges offer affordable, quality experiences but may not send counselors information and be listed here.  Search university web sites to find programs offered by local, regional and state institutions. Most of the colleges post programs and deadlines by late winter or early spring. 
Information for Duke Summer Session for High School Students’ 2019 programs is now available!  Choose from three transformative programs next summer. Are you looking for a captivating and meaningful way to spend your summer? Join us at Duke Summer Session for High School Students and get a taste of life on a college campus. Interested in learning more about our programs? Visit our website . Duke Summer Session applications are now open. Through participating in one of our three transformative summer programs at Duke University, you will experience our commitment to academic excellence and personal growth as you challenge yourself, connect with new people, and create lasting memories over the course of the summer. All the while, you will be enhancing your college application and laying the foundation for future success at elite universities.
Apply online today to secure your spot in one (or more) of our incredible programs
UGA's VetCAMP (Veterinary Career Aptitude and Mentoring Program) 
VetCAMP will house up to 52 high school students on UGA’s campus for seven days. During the program, students will be involved in various activities aimed at evaluating their skills and competitiveness as future veterinarians, providing mentorship and helping them experience veterinary medicine as an exciting career path. Info can be found online at
Summer at SEWANEE. Sewanee's pre-college programs give high school students a taste of life on the Domain: the Choral Institute, Environmental Institute, Summer Music Festival, Young Writers Conference, and Theological Debate. For more info, go to .
Summer Experience at Washington University in St. Louis. For more information go to .
APEX Leadership Summit at Ole Miss. Admission is competitive for rising seniors. Cost is $100, may be waived if student is eligible for free/reduced lunch program. Come by the guidance office for more information. Deadline for application submission is March 29.

Gettysburg College is excited to offer several opportunities for high school juniors and sophomores to attend academic camps over the summer months. Subjects include psychology, history, creative writing, piano, or information technology. Please find information to share with your students about our academic camps below: 

  • Camp Psych - Campers will get hands-on experiences that introduce them to research in psychology during this fun, challenging, and engaging introduction to the field.
  • Sunderman Piano Institute - Pianists 12-17 years old who desire to improve their performance skills, collaborate with other pianists, and dive deeply into related music subjects of their choice. Pianists will have opportunities to perform in daily studio class, and the final Friday concert will showcase pianists in both solo and ensemble works.
  • Writing Camp - Students gain an in-depth introduction to all four genres of creative writing: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and writing for stage and screen.
  • 3D Object Modeling and Printing Camp - Students will study 3D object modeling and printing starting with the basics of a 3D printer. After learning the fundamentals, they will practice designing objects.
  • Coding for Robotics & Electronics Camp - Students will gain hands-on experiences in coding, wiring, hardware, and building robots through the open source software known as Arduino. Throughout this camp, campers will learn basic electrical engineering, the physics behind electricity, and how to think like a scientist.
  • Civil War Institute Summer Conference - The High School Student Scholarship component of Gettysburg College's annual Civil War Institute summer conference provides high school students an opportunity to explore the history of the Civil War era on the site of the war's most decisive battle.