• Colleges and other organizations offer a variety of summer programs just for teenagers. Now is the time to think about whether you're interested in participating in a summer program.

    Your first step in selecting a summer program is to find out what's available to you. Visit the high school guidance office or public library to find information on summer programs for students. If you don't have a particular type of program in mind, check out a general guidebook to summer programs, such as:

    • Peterson's Summer Opportunities for Kids & Teenagers 
    • The 500 Best Ways for Teens to Spend the Summer

    Directories geared toward particular types of programs, such as traveling abroad, internships, or visual and performing arts programs are also available.


    More information on these programs is available in the Career Center. The Career Center has up-to-date information on part-time and full-time job openings for Gates Chili students. Ask Mr. Lanning for more information or feel free to look in the "jobs binder" available in the room.

    The links below are for summer programs available to high school and middle school students.

    2020 Summer Opportunities

    Academic Treks

    www.academictreks.com                            1-888-833-1908

    Students 9-12                                          Deadline Jan. 15th, 2019

    Adelphi University Pre-College                     July, 2020

     Business, Nursing, Theater, Creative Writing. Gaming, Psychology, Science and Health

    Contact www.precollege.adelphi.edu 


    University of Alabama Early College

    2 Summer Terms

    May 25-June 25, June 30-July 31                      2020

    http://uaearlycollege.ua.edu    or 1-877-823-8759


    Alfred University

    www.alfred.edu/summer/                  607-871-2612

    Students at least 12-17 years old                     Deadline April 15, 2020

    Art Portfolio, Astronomy, Creative Writing, Ceramic and Glass Engineering, Computer, Robotics, Equestrian, Equine Business, Theater, Swimming.


    Arizona State School of Business


    Barnard College 5 Summer Programs in NYC      www.barnard.edu/summer 

    Summer in the City     

    ---Topics include Anthropology, Architecture, Art, Physics, Theatre, Film, Psychology, Sociology, Writing, Literature, HIstory, Music, Dance, Urban Studies

    Liberal Arts Intensive     

    Dance in the City

    Youngs Womens Leadership Institute   

    Athena Summer Innovation Institute 


     BUBL Summer Camp - Monroe #1 BOCES



    Berklee Colege of Music

    www.berklee.edu/summer                            Deadline March 1, 2020

    Students at least 15 years old


    Boston University College Program

    www.bu.edu/summer/highschool                   1-617-353-5124

    www.promys.org   (Mathematics)                     Deadline May 30, 2019


    Broadreach Summer Learning Abroad Programs

    MS, HS, College

    Caribbean Voyages, Marine Science, Languare Immersion, Scuba, Leadership

    www.gobroadreach.com                                  1-888-833-1907

    Ages 13-19                                                   

    Cambridge College Programme

    www.cambridgecollegeprogramming.org              1-800-922-3552


    Camp Medquest (AHEC)
    This is a one day camp for youth interested in Health Care professions.
    For: Future 9-12 graders
    Hosted at Lakeside Hospital (Brockport)
    August 19-23, 2020   9 AM-3:30 PM


    Canisius College Career Days



    Career Pathways Summer Camps - Monroe #1 BOCES Eastern Monroe Career Center
    Click here for more information

    Carleton Liberal Arts Experience


    Writing, Liberal Arts, Science Institute (For students of African American descent)


    Carnegie Mellon's Pre-College Program

     www.admission.enrolment.cmu.edu/pages/pre-college       July 1-Aug 11, 2020


    Challenger Learning Center - Monroe #1 BOCES


    Cleveland Institute of Art Summer Program

    July, 2020                www.cia.edu/precollege  

    College of William and Mary Summer Program

    www.wm.edu/niahd                                        757-221-7652

    HS Juniors- Grad Seniors                             Deadline Apr. 21, 2020

    Early American History Program

    Cornell University Engineering Program

    www.engineering.cornell.edu/catalyst            607-255-6403

    10-12 Grades                                                 Deadline March 1, 2020

    Cornell University Girls Engineering Program

    www.engineering.cornell.edu/curie               Deadline March 1, 2020

    10-11 Grade Females 

    Cook College Summer Honors Program


    Biochem, Business, Archeology, English, Sports Economics, Film, Forensics, Journalism, Law, Math, Physics, Psycology, Women's Studies


    Creative Leadership Business Opportunity

    To Register Online go to http://creativeleader.eventbrite.com


    CSI Camp at Waynesburg University

    www.waynesburg.edu/csicamp2014                       724-852-3373

    Grades 10-12                                               

    University of Dayton Engineering Program

    www.engineering2.udayton.edu/wie                      937-229-3296

    Girls Grades 9-12                                                 Deadline June 1st 

    Dixon Schwabl Summer Internships

    Duke University Summer Programs



    Emory University Pre-College Program

    Biology, Computer Science, Economics, English, Film Studies, Math, Sociology, Theater, Political Science...and more

    6, 3, and 2 week courses



    Engineering Summer Camp for Girls - WE@RIT
    Click here for more information

    FIDM Fashion Summer Program
    Register at: 

    Fordham Summer Program 



    Friends of Strong Summer Volunteering

    This year’s High School Summer Program will run for 8 weeks beginning on Monday July 6th, 2020 and ending on Saturday, August 29h, 2020.  3 – 4 hour shift once a week. Students must be at least 14 years old by July 1, 2018 in order to participate.

    We will begin taking phone calls at 275-2420 from interested students on Monday April 20th, beginning at 8:30 am until all of the slots are filled.

    Friends of Highland Summer Volunteering

    A few details about our program:

    • 8-10 week summer program
    • Commitment is one 4 hour shift per week
    • Students must be 15 years old and be able to work independently with minimal supervision
    • NYS Health requirements need to be met and must present a valid work permit

    Please call 341-6759 beginning Monday, April 20, 2020 to set up an interview and visit our website at: https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/highland/about-us/friends-of-highland/volunteer-commitment.aspx 


    Gannon University

    Summer Biological Travel Study @ Yellowstone National Park

    June-17-June 27, 2020 

     Generation Next Youth Development

    Today the world is more complex, competitive and demanding than ever before, and young people must often balance school, work and relationships, while at the same time working and planning for their future.
    We have scheduled a Generation Next leadership development course for young adults, 13-18 years old, July 27-30, so they can attend during the summer break.
    James Sheppard
    VP, Dale Carnegie Youth Development
    585-328-4980 (office)
    585 474-2260 (cell)


    George Washington University

    www.precollege.gwu.edu                                         202-994-6360

                                                                          Deadline May 1st, 2020

    Geva Theatre Summer Academy

    Acting, Movement, Monologues, Text Analysis, Voice, Singing, Expansions, Rehearsals, Master Class

    4 Weeks     Cost: $1,250 Full and Partial Scholarships available    Max: 30 students


    To schedule an audition or receive more
    information about the Summer Academy, please contact Eric Evans at
    (585) 420-2035 or eevans@gevatheatre.org
    To learn more, download the 2018 Summer Academy brochure here and FAQ here
    Auditions can be scheduled  
    beginning March 21.


    Golisano Library Summer Camp

    July 26, August 3

    9:00-3:00     Regiser at www.roberts.edu/summercamps or www.roberts.edu/library


     Harvard Summer Institute

    Deadline 4/2/20 

    Hofstra University Summer Pre-College Program

    www.hofstra.edu/ssrp                                           516-463-6554

    Indiana University of Pennsylvania Summer Honors Program at Cook

    July, 2020

    Journalism, Popluar Culture, Political Communication, Archaeology, East Asian Languages, Constitutional Law, WWII, Nanochemistry, Biochemistry, Math, Psychology


    Ithaca Summer College

    www.ithaca.edu/summercollege/app           607-274-3143

    HS Students                                                    Deadline 4/1/19

    1 Week, 3 Week, Writers Institute, Pre-College Stem Institute 

    Politics, Sign Language, Digital Photo, Entrepreneurship, Legal, Screenwriting, Sports Media and Marketing, Acting, Communication, Anthropology, Psychology, Health Science, Theater, Management, Writing. 

    Juniata College Art Camp

    www.studiou.org                                                    814-667-2538

    HS Students                                                  Deadline 6/1/20

    Lawrence Technological University

    www.ltu.edu/community_k12/summer_camps.asp       248-204-2000

    HS Sophomores-Seniors                                        Deadline 5/26/20


    Magdalen College

    www.magdalen.edu                                           877-498-1723

    Ages 15-18                                                 Deadline 4/1/20

    Maine Media Workshops

    www.mainemedia.edu                                      877-577-7700

    HS Students                                                        

    Photo, Filmmaking, Acting, Screenwriting, Film Editing, Graphic Design, Animation, Documentary, Game Design, Letterpress, Book Arts


    Marist Pre-College   


    Italy (Fashion, Interior Design, Studio Art)

    NYC (Business, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, Digital Movie Making, Enviromental Science, Fashion, Game Design, Sports Communication, Theatre Performance) 

    2020 MASH Camp

    For students entering grades 7, 8 & 9 this fall who are interested in medical careers
    Partners include: the Monroe County School Business Partnership, Area Health Education
    Center (AHEC), Monroe Community College, RIT and Strong Memorial.
    For further information contact: Joyce Horner, jhorner@r-ahec.org, 585-786-6275



    Mercy College School of Business

    --Leadership Academy

    --Free tuition and board, visit Fortune 500 companies



    Mercyhurst University Foundations Program


    NASA Internship


    At least age 16                                                Deadline 2/7/2020

    National Bar Association Crump Law Camp


    Ages 14-17                                                     Deadline 4/30/20 

    National Youth Science Camp

    www.nysc.org/2016                                              304-342-3326

    Current Seniors                                              Deadline 1/22/20

    Nazareth College Filmmaking Camp                    July 18-22

    lmoroney@film360365.com or call 279-8312        Limited Registration 

    NY Department of Environmental Conservation Camps

    www.dec.ny.gov/education/29.html                518-402-8014

    Ages 12-17                                                              Deadline 2/27/20

    NYS Summer School of the Arts

    www.emsc.nysed.gov/nyssa                             518-474-8773

    Grades 8-12                                                            

    NYU High School Academy


    Northfield Mount Hermon School

    www.nmhschool.org/summer              413-498-3290

    Grades 7-12                                            July-August

    College Prep 10-12, Middle School 7-9, Financial Aid due 2/1 

    Notre Dame Summer Scholars


    Acting, Archaeology, China, Dante's Inferno, Entrepreneurship, Film, Life Sciences, Literature, Policy and Debate, Public Speaking, Pre-Law, Theology, Voice

    Application Due January 13, 2020 

    Norwich University Future Leader Camp 


    Adventure Training, Team Challenges, Leadership Instruction, Survival Training 

    Otis Summer of Art

    www.otis.edu/soa                                                 310-665-6864

    Ages 15 and older                                           Deadline 6/23/20

    Oxbridge Summer Academic Programs

    www.summerfuel.com                                           203-966-2886                             

    Grades 8-11                                                  Deadline 1/29/20

    Oxford Royale Summer Academy

    www.oxford-royale.co.uk                                   +44(0)845-130-6021


    Phoenix Fire Camp in New York for Women                                          

    www.fswnys.org                                                   845-309-1325

    Ages 14-19                                                  Deadline July 16, 2020 

    Point Park University Summer Programs in the Arts

    -Screenwriting, Camp Hollywood, Animation Camp, Dance Workshop, Movement Intensive ans Sound Camp 

    Potsdam Youth Music Summer Program


    Pratt Institute Pre-College Program

    www.pratt.edu/precollege                                  718-636-3453

    Ages 16 and older                                           Deadline 4/1/19 

    Pre-engineering Programs for Girls in Grades 5-12 - "WE Explore" at RIT

    2020 RIT College and Careers

    2020 RIT Robocamp


    RIT Imaging Science Internships
    Deadline 4 PM March 17 

    Rochester Scholars - University of Rochester

    Summer Advanced Manufacturing Experience

    July 7-15, 2019  Engineering, Robotics, Designing, Manufacturing

    Earn 3 free MCC credits by enrolling. Applications in Career Center

            University of Rochester Laser Lab Research Program

    Any Junior interested in taking part in the University or Rochester's Laser Lab 60 Beam Omega Laser Summer Research Program needs to fill out the attached application by March 11, 2020. This is a 40 hour work week making $8.75 an hour if you are accepted. See Mr. Lanning, Mr. Unson, or Mrs. Smith for more information.



    HS Juniors                                                       Deadline 6/10/20 

           University of Rochester Pre-College Physics Program



    Grades 9-10                                                   Deadline 6/10/20


     University of Rochester Pre-College Registration Information



    Malawi, Africa Immersion Seminar  (Grades11-12) Through U of R

    Students will studey abroad in Malawi, Africa for a two week seminar studing the culture through exploration. Mapping, interviews, safaris, museums, and village visits will be included in the seminar.



    Roswell Park Cancer Institute Summer Research Institute

    www.roswellpark.org/Summer                            877-275-7724

    HS Juniors                                                      Deadline 2/16/20


    Savannah College of Art and Design


    Skidmore Summer College

    NYS Writers Institute

    July, 2020


    Smith College for Girls Pre-College


    Womens History, Writing workshop, College Immersion, Science and Engineering, Sustainable Futures

     St. John Fisher College Bound Program

    Deadline April 1

    www.sjfc.edu/admissions/collegebound           585-385-8064


     St. Johns College Summer Academy



    Summer School of the Art   www.monroe.edu/SSOTA 

    Summer Fuel  

    Pre College  (Oxford, UC-Berkeley, Tufts University)

    Social Enterprise  (Stanford, Georgetown, Columbia)

    Cultural Exploration  (Spain, France, Costa Rica)

    SUNY ESF Green Entrepreneurship Program         Must be a Senior

     www.esf.edu/outreach/green                                July25-29 Deadline June 30, 2020


    Susquehanna University Summer Writers Workshop

    www.susqu.edu/writers                                      June 26-July 2, 2020

    Application Due May 1, 2020


    Susquehanna University Summer Entrepreneurship Institute


    Application due Apr. 1, 2020

    Syracuse University Summer College for High School Students

    www.summercollege.syr.edu                                  315-443-4410

    Deadline 5/15/20


    Tufts Summer Study

    June 30-August 7, 2020


    Writing, Law, Health Science, Bioinformatics


    United States Military Academy Summer Leaders Seminar

    www.admissions.westpoint.edu                            845-938-4041

    HS Juniors                                                        Deadline 4/1/20


    United States Naval Academy

    Summer STEM   www.usna.edu/admissions/programs/STEM

    Summer Seminar  www.usna.edu/admissions/programs/NASS

    University of the Arts Pre-College Summer Institute


    Arts/Media, Dance, Jazz, Theater



    University of Pittsburgh

    College Prep and Leadership Academy

    July 12-17, 2020

    Register @ www.thebridge.pitt.edu   Due June 1st


    Pharmacy Camp

    We will be offering diversity scholarships to those that are interested in the program, as well as housing and all meals!
    Here is the direct link to the camp website and application:  https://www.rxplore.pharmacy.pitt.edu
     Marcia Borrelli Director of Student Services
    University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
    3501 Terrace Street | 229 Salk Hall | Pittsburgh, PA 15261
    Phone: 412-648-1120 | Fax: 412-383-9996 | Email: Borrelli@pitt.edu


    Vermont Summer Academy


    Majors in Culinary, Creative Writing, Veterinary Science, Psychology, Forensic Science, Adventure Education, Environmental Studies, Studio Arts. 1 Elective Choice.

    Trip to NYC and Boston

    Washington University in St. Louis Summer Experience

    High School Scholars Program-5 Weeks

    High School Summer Institute-3 Weeks

    www.summerexperiences@wustl.edu                       866-209-0691

    Global Leadership, Environmental and Sustainability, Pre-Med, Pre-Engineering, Writing

    Waynesburg University Summer CSI Camp

    Registration due by May 1st



    Waynesburg University Sports Announcing Camp



    William and Mary Pre College Program in Early American History

    2 sessions June-August



    2020 Summer Student Volunteer Internships
    Rochester General Hospital
    3 sessions: 
       June 28-July 16 (deadline 5/5)
       July 19-August 6 (deadline 6/4)
       August 11-27 (deadline 7/1)
    For more information:

    www.rochestergeneral.org (click on "Volunteering")
       or call Eva Polito at 585-922-2927

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