The information here is for students and educators who wish to learn more
about the opportunities for extracurricular programs -- programs which
occur outside of a regular school setting. Such programs can be as short
as a weekend or as long as a summer. For instance, here in North Carolina
there are several summer programs which last six weeks or more --
Governor's School (for rising 11th and 12th graders), Duke's Talent
Identification Program (TIP) (for 4th through 12 graders), Summerbridge
(for rising middle/junior high school students and for high school-college
age students), & Summer Ventures (for high schoolers), to name a few for
If there are programs in your state which happen outside the normal
confines of a school day and which have information on the 'net, please
send us mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
or use our handy-dandy mailform
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International Junior Camp - Gstaad, Switzerland
Youth Programs at Louisiana State University (also alphabetically at
Copper Mountain Ranch in Midway, British Columbia is an equestrian
camp with a focus on developing a program of teaching for each individual
Foothill Horizons Summer Camp - sponsored by the Stanislaus County
Office of Education in Stanislaus County California
Garden summer camp in Norfolk Virginia - investigate your garden and
the wilderness in your backyard!
"The goal of
The Orme Summer School is to provide a balance of outdoor
physical activity and productive academic work. The School provides a five
week opportunity for students to earn one full academic credit. "
Camp Mondamin for Boys is a
traditional, residential summer camp for boys emphasizing water, woods,
and horses. For boys 7-17.
Camp Green Cove is the
sister camp to Camp Mondamin and is also a traditional, residential summer
camp for girls 7-17 emphasizing water, woods, and horses.
American School in Japan Summer Day Camp:
"EVERY SUMMER the Chofu Campus of the American School in Japan (ASIJ)
turns into a day camp for twelve hundred boys and girls."
The New School of Northern Virginia has a computer camp to
which students who are "mature enough to work on a computer in a
self-directed way and is able and willing to treat his/her fellow campers
with respect" - which has, ostensibly, worked for campers aged 6 to 17.
Homepage for the American
Camping Association - "a community of camp professionals dedicated to
enriching the lives of children and adults through the camp experience."
1997 University of Maryland at Baltimore College Summer Chess Camp
If you want to extend your selections, try this query of
"student summer camp 1997" performed
Summer Programs - students
- Duke's Talent
Identification Program which identifies talented youth and
encourages them throughout the rest of their school careers. Special
summer programs across the world are offered as well.
University of Miami (Florida), Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric
Science has participated for the past twelve years in the High
School Apprenticeship Program(HSAP), made possible through a grant from
the Office of Naval Research(ONR). This program allows high school
students to participate in summer research internships at the Rosenstiel
School with faculty mentors, their research staffs, and their graduate
students. See their webpage for more details.
Bound Math and Science Program at Western Carolina University in
Cullowhee, North Carolina - "This is an environmental education program
for high school students from across the southeast who qualify for
national TRIO programs. At Western Carolina University, the Upward Bound
Math & Science Program runs for six weeks during the summer, during which
students work in small groups on original research projects related to
environmental science. We are always interested in connecting with
potential students as well as instructors. This year's program dates are:
June 16-July 25."
Tufts College Experience - Located in Boston, Massachussetts:
"Through active writing and participation, you will discover how TCE's
singular combination of writing classes and faculty presentations can
broaden your intellectual perspective and prepare you for the academic,
cultural, and personal challenges you will face in college." Info at
- Alternately, check out
Tufts' Summer Programs for High School Students
- Rhode Island
School of Design has summer programs for high school and college
students as well as professional development programs & summer travel.
- The American Indian
Workshop at Michigan Tech is designed to introduce young Native
American students to the excitement of getting a college education. Young
Native American students who are in grades sixth through ninth (or are
12-15 years of age) are invited to apply.
- The Michigan
Technological University Summer Youth Program (SYP) gives you the
chance to explore careers and to develop new skills through laboratory,
classroom, and field experiences. The program is composed of fifty-six
one-week sessions, called Explorations, scheduled throughout the summer.
Areas such as ecology, technology & society, and engineering are offered.
- A listing put together by TAG NET in the Green Bay, Wisconsin area
of local summer
programs for gifted and talented children.
- Peace College in Raleigh, North Carolina, offers several summer program
experiences for students of all ages. For more information about
these summer programs, contact Dr. Janet Wester, director of summer
programs, at (919) 508-2245.
- Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, has a
comprehensive academic summer program, primarily for high school
juniors, where you take real Cornell undergraduate-level classes in the
areas which are of interest to you.
A partial listing of academic
summer programs at various universities in Indiana for high school
- Exhaustive listing
of specialty camps - sports, arts, academics, and special needs - as
well as day camps, overnight camps, and other summer programs.
Association Summer Programs (TASPs) is a six-week educational
experience for high school juniors. The program seminars are similar to
upper-level college classes, and Telluride Association Summer Programs are
free (students pay only the costs of transportation and incidental
expenses (participants with demonstrated need may request financial aid to
cover reasonable travel costs). Located in Ithaca, New York at Cornell
- Hopkins Summer Programs, a day school located at 986 Forest Road
in New Haven, Connecticut, offers academic,
enrichment, and sports programs for students in grades 3-12. Programs
for upper and lower school students as well as a sports camp are offered.
Summer programs at the Harker School - San Jose California
- Each summer, the San Diego Aerospace Museum offers AEROSUMMER, a series
of week-long programs for first through twelfth grades. Students build and
fly model airplanes, launch model rockets, explore the museum, visit an
airport control tower, and participate in a host of other activities.
- Summer dance programs
from Gaynor Minden pointe shoe company - listings for US only.
Conference of Synagogue Youth summer programs (in Israel); for more
info contact email@example.com
Summer Programs - teachers/administrators
- 1997 NEH Summer
Seminars and Summer Institutes for School Teachers - Ah! With topics
that can make even the most hardened educator drool with joy. I sure wish
I could get to go to these - make the most of your summer with a course
that's exciting and fun and, for the most part, government-sponsored.
A listing of various societies and organisations which offer
stipends for study or programs for educators in different fields. Listings
diverse offerings as a natural history class/excursion in Alaska given by
naturalist/wildlife biologist John E. Wenger; the Arizona Mining
Association's Minerals in Society Summer Academies; the Upjohn Foundation
and Pharmacia are sponsoring ScienceGrasp, a workshop to help elementary
teachers increase their skills in hands-on science; and more. Contact
information is given for each program but be forewarned, some of the
deadlines for application may have already passed.
Earth Processes Instructional Center - supported by the National
Science Foundation - is offering middle level teachers (grades 5-9) of
earth sciences the chance to improve their background in Earth Sciences
with various activities and lectures. Held at Purdue University in West
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