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Summer/Enrichment Programs

Summer, Pre-College and Academic Enrichment Programs

 

2016-2017

 

University of Wisconsin at Madison, Engineering Summer Program     (Updated 1/10)

Grades

11th and 12th

Dates

June 17th- July 28th, 2017

Application Deadline

April 3, 2017

Location

University of Wisconsin at Madison Campus

Cost

Cost: No Cost ($40 non-refundable application fee but can be waived)


Brief Description: ESP is designed to focus on academic enrichment related to math, science, and engineering; provide an orientation to the UW-Madison environment and collegiate experience; and demonstrate the importance of early preparation for the college- bound student. Participants will interact with UW faculty/staff, students, program alumni and other talented peers who share the same interest in mathematics, science and engineering

For more information visit: https://www.engr.wisc.edu/academics/student-services/diversity-programs/engineering-summer-program/

Summer Multicultural Engineering Training Program (SUMMET)

Grades

10th and 11th

Dates

June 5- July 17, 2016

Application Deadline

April 1, 2016

Location

Colorado School of Mines Campus

Cost

Cost: No Cost

Brief Description: A science and engineering program combining coursework, hands-on projects, industry tours, sporting activities and social events. SUMMET is an excellent stepping-stone to the lifestyle and rigors of college. Students from across the nation stay in Mines’ residence halls, experience life as a college student, and receive instruction in trigonometry/calculus, chemistry, geology, computer science, physics and basic to advanced engineering concepts.

For more information visit: http://www.mines.edu/summet

Preface at Purdue University

Grades

9th and 10th

Dates

June 19- July 24, 2016

Application Deadline

April 8, 2016

Location

Purdue University Main Campus

Cost

Cost: $900 for tuition, room, and board

Brief Description: Designed to give students completing their freshman and sophomore year in high school an opportunity to explore engineering for a week during the summer on the Purdue main campus. Participants nationwide are chosen based on their high school grades and their math/science teacher or counselor recommendation.

For more information visit: http://www.cvent.com/events/purdue-minority-engineering-programs/event-summary-5fb0e1a6222445eb9e1c28434eef7ade.aspx

Summer Engineering Seminar (SES)
      (Updated 1/10)

Grades

10th and 11th

Dates

July 09 - July 27

Application Deadline

March 1, 2017

Location

Santa Clara University Campus

Cost

No Cost (Responsible for transportation)


Brief Description: The School of Engineering at Santa Clara University is pleased to announce its 28th annual Summer Engineering Seminar (SES) program.This special summer experience is for current high school sophomores and juniors who are interested in exploring the field of engineering. The program is designed to acquaint participants with the engineering profession, the academic expectations of college, and the nature of life at a university.

For more information visit: https://www.scu.edu/engineering/beyond-the-classroom/outreach/summer-engineering-seminar-ses/

Future Girls @ The Beach     

Grades

8th, 9th and 10th

Dates

October 7 - May 12, 2017

Application Deadline

May 27, 2016

Location

Cal State Long Beach

Cost

No Cost (Responsible for transportation)


Brief Description: In order to inspire and motivate more young girls to go into Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields, there is a need of a mentoring program to build confidence and engage girls beginning in middle and high school. As a result, the College of Engineering at California State University, Long Beach is collaborating with local schools to provide this opportunity.

For more information visit: http://web.csulb.edu/colleges/coe/views/essc/k_12_outreach_recruitment/future_girls_at_the_beach.shtml

The Young Ambassadors Program

Grades

12th

Dates

July, 2016

Application Deadline

April, 2016

Location

California Science Center

Museum of Latin American Art

Cost

No Cost (Responsible for transportation)


Brief Description: The Young Ambassadors Program is a leadership program for graduating high school seniors which fosters the next generation of Latino leaders in the arts, sciences, and humanities. The program includes a week long seminar at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. and a four week internship in either The California Science Center in Los Angeles or The Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach. Students who complete the program receive a $2,000 stipend.

For more information visit: http://latino.si.edu/Education/YAP

Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project Institute - Los Angeles

Grades

10th and 11th

Dates

August 5 - August 7

Application Deadline

April, 2016

Location

Cal State Los Angeles

Cost

No Cost (Responsible for transportation)


Brief Description: CLYLP-Los Angeles is a three day institute designed to develop students’ leadership potential and increase their knowledge of the region's’ cultural and political landscape. Participants connect with education, business, political and community leaders and receive encouragement in their pursuit of post secondary educational opportunities. 

For more information visit: http://clylp.org/programs/los-angeles-institute/

 

Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project (CLYLP) - Sacramento Leadership Conference

Grades

10th and 11th

Dates

July 16 - July 23

Application Deadline

April, 2016

Location

Cal State Sacramento

Cost

No Cost

Brief Description: The CLYLP Sacramento Leadership Conference is a week long intensive leadership program. Conference participants attend powerful workshops and seminars that will enhance leadership skills, academic preparedness, self esteem, cultural awareness, and provide an understanding of state and local government. Students will have a unique opportunity to visit the state Capitol to learn first hand about the legislative process. Students will also be presented with valuable information about college and professional careers.

For more information visit: http://clylp.org/programs/sacramento-leadership-conference/

 

 

 

UCLA Model United Nations Summer Institute       (Updated 1/10)

Grades

9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th

Dates

July 9 - July 22

Application Deadline

April 1, 2017

Location

UCLA

Cost

$1713 (Financial Aid available)

Brief Description: UCLA offers this week-long intensive Model United Nations Summer Institute for high school students interested in diplomacy and foreign affairs. During the institute, students will take on the role of a diplomat, engage in independent research, and then debate a country's position on one of the many committees of the United Nations. If you are passionate about international relations and history and enjoy or want to improve your skills regarding public speaking and debate, then the UCLA Model United Nations Summer Institute is the perfect opportunity of you. 

For more information visit: http://www.summer.ucla.edu/institutes/ModelUN

 

UCLA Mock Trial Summer Institute     (Updated 1/10)

Grades

9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th

Dates

July 9 - July 21

Application Deadline

April 1, 2017

Location

UCLA

Cost

$1713 (Financial Aid available)

Brief Description: UCLA Mock Trial Summer Institute is a week long intensive program for students interested in learning more about our nation’s legal system and how attorneys prepare a case for trial. This program is also for students who may want to pursue a career in law as a trial attorney, prosecutor, or defense attorney. Students who wish to build on their self-confidence and strengthen their ability to communicate their ideas and opinions to others may also find this program helpful. 

For more information visit: http://www.summer.ucla.edu/institutes/MockTrial

 

UCLA Teen ArchStudio Summer Institute       (Updated 1/10)

Grades

9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th

Dates

July 9 - July 21

Application Deadline

April 1, 2017

Location

UCLA

Cost

$1940 (Financial Aid available)

Brief Description: This program is an intensive, full time summer architecture experience for students interested in exploring architecture and design thinking. This program exposes high school students to the architecture discipline, giving them a sense of the life of a college student and the chance to experience the profession through the design of a project, field trips to landmark buildings and visits to some Los Angeles architectural offices. 

For more information visit: http://www.summer.ucla.edu/institutes/TeenArchStudio

 

UCLA Game Lab Summer Institute    (Updated 1/10)

Grades

9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th

Dates

July 24 - August 4

Application Deadline

April 1, 2017

Location

UCLA

Cost

$1940 (Financial Aid available)

Brief Description: In this program, high school students have the opportunity to develop the fundamental skills to create games and game art that express a personal and subjective approach to game making. This two week program offers a unique blend of artistic vision with technological expertise, introducing students to the field of gaming and walking them through the essentials of making a playable game.

For more information visit: http://www.summer.ucla.edu/institutes/GameLab

 

 

 

 

UCLA Nanoscale Microscopy Lab Summer Institute     (Updated 1/10)

Grades

10th, 11th, and 12th

Dates

June 25 - June 30

Application Deadline

April 1, 2017

Location

UCLA

Cost

$1598 (Financial Aid available)

Brief Description: Nanoscale Microscopy Lab Summer Institute is a one-week, hands-on, science learning opportunity for high school students on scientific imaging.  Students will be able to explore three key microscopy techniques for nanoscience research: fluorescence microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, and electron microscopy.  

For more information visit: http://www.summer.ucla.edu/institutes/NanoscaleMicroscopyLab

 

UCLA Applications of Nanoscience Summer Institute     (Updated 1/10)

Grades

9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th

Dates

July 9 - July 21

Application Deadline

April 1, 2017

Location

UCLA

Cost

$3404 (Financial Aid available)

Brief Description: The Applications of Nanoscience Summer Institute  is a course designed for high school students to learn the basics of pursuing a scientific research project. This program involves hands-on experiments that combine vigorous scientific methodologies and techniques with projects that are both fun and exciting. Students will also work on a team project to experience the process of proposing a scientific research.. 

For more information visit: http://www.summer.ucla.edu/institutes/ApplicationsofNanoscience

 

UCLA Design Media Arts Summer Institute     (Updated 1/10)

Grades

9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th

Dates

July 9 - July 21

Application Deadline

April 1, 2017

Location

UCLA

Cost

$3188 (Financial Aid available)

Brief Description: The Design Media Arts Summer Institute is a two week long program with morning and afternoon classes in graphic design, web design, audio/video, and gaming. The program culminates in the creation of an online portfolio students can use for their college applications. 

For more information visit: http://www.summer.ucla.edu/institutes/DesignMediaArts

 

Cal State Dominguez Hills Summer Camp in Video Game Design and Animation     (Updated 1/10)

Ages

10-17

Dates

July 5- July 28

Application Deadline

 

Location

Cal State Dominguez Hills

Cost

$279

Brief Description: Summer Camp in Video Game Design and Animation is an information-packed fun-filled workshop for aspiring game designers everywhere. Students will learn the step-by-step process for creating compelling digital illustrations under the guidance of an instructor. Young artists will be introduced to software used by leading industry professionals.  

For more information visit: http://www4.csudh.edu/ceie/Video-Game-Design/index

 

Cal State Dominguez Hills Website Design for Kids     (Updated 1/10)

Ages

10-17

Dates

July 5 - July 28

Application Deadline

 

Location

Cal State Dominguez Hills

Cost

$279

Brief Description: In this information-packed program, young computer artists will learn basic page building techniques for creating professional quality websites. From story boards, digital art and page building to navigation, design, and page linking, students will gain mastery of digital techniques for designing websites.

For more information visit: http://www4.csudh.edu/ceie/Video-Game-Design/index

 

Cal State Fullerton Engineering Innovation

Grades

9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th

Dates

June 27 - July 22

Application Deadline

June 1, 2016

Location

Cal State Fullerton

Cost

$2400 (Scholarships available)

Brief Description: Engineering Innovation is an exciting college-level summer program for motivated high school students with an aptitude in math and science and an interest in (or curiosity about) engineering. In the program, students learn to think and problem-solve like engineers. Over this four week long program, students will complete lab activities in computer engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, material science, civil engineering, robotics and mechanical engineering.  

For more information visit: http://www.fullerton.edu/ecs/innovation.php

 

Cal State Fullerton Project MISS

Grades

9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th

Dates

July 5 - 7/29

Application Deadline

May 27,2016

Location

Cal State Fullerton

Cost

No Cost (Responsible for transportation)

Brief Description: The purpose of the “Mathematics Intensive Summer Session” (MISS) program is to assist college-bound young women to enhance their mathematics skills. The immediate goal of the program is to increase students’ abilities to learn and use mathematical concepts thereby supporting their achievement in high school preparatory coursework.

For more information visit:http://www.fullerton.edu/miss/

 

Alexa Cafe

Ages

10-15

Dates

June 17-July 29

Application Deadline

 

Location

Marymount High School

Cost

$949 - $1668

Brief Description: Alexa Cafe is an all-girls week-long summer camp with several courses and sessions available to choose from. Alexa Cafe emphasizes on entrepreneurship, leadership, brand identity, and philanthropy to build tech skills in a unique, stylish setting, alongside tech-savvy mentors.

For more information visit: https://www.idtech.com/locations/california-summer-camps/los-angeles/alexa-cafe-marymount-high-school/

 

Middle School Health and Science Academy      (Updated 1/10)

Ages

11-14

Dates

June 19 - June 23

June 26 - June  30

Application Deadline

Early Registration Discount Rate; Feb. 13., 2017

Scholarship Deadline: March 1, 2017

Location

UCI School of Medicine

Cost

$95075 (Scholarships available)

Brief Description: This program is offered through UCI School of Medicine. This innovative one week program inspires middle school students to develop an interest in the science and healthcare fields. Students participate in hands-on workshops that enhance their interpersonal skills and inspire them to consider careers in health or science. Under the guidance of physician faculty, medical students, and college student, participating students get an early introduction to courses offered in medical school. . 

For more information visit: https://www.som.uci.edu/summerpremed/health-science-academy.asp

 

 

 

 

Gifted Student Academy

Grades

9th, 10th, 11th

Dates

July 18 - July 22

Application Deadline

 

Location

UCI

Cost

$875

Brief Description: The Gifted Student Academy is an intensive summer program for gifted middle and high school students. Students who attend the Gifted Student Academy will experience a sampling of university life early on by living in campus dormitories, participating in college preparatory classes and seminars, and studying with students who have a similar interests and abilities. Students will be exposed to instructional strategies that enhance their critical and creative thinking skills. All courses will help students develop better test taking skills. 

For more information visit: http://www.giftedstudents.uci.edu/gsa/index.php

 

Summer Engineering Experiences for Kids (SEEK)

Grades

3rd, 4th, 5th

Dates

July 11 - July 29

Application Deadline

 

Location

Zela Davis Elementary School

Hawthorne, CA

Cost

$50

Brief Description: The SEEK program is designed to be a fun and engaging educational experience led by NSBE engineering students and technical professionals dedicated to pursuing professional excellence and giving back to the community. Students will work in teams, using their knowledge to solve problems and create products while discovering the underlying math and science principles involved in the processes.  

For more information visit: http://www.nsbe.org/seek.aspx

 

Young Scientists’ Camp

Grades

2nd - 8th

Dates

July 25 - August 5

Application Deadline

 

Location

Cal State Long Beach

Cost

$300 (financial aid available)

Brief Description: Young Scientists’ Camp is a two week program for 2nd-8th grade students. The budding scientists engage in hands-on science investigations, meet Cal State Long Beach scientists, and take field trips on and off campus while working the college’s science laboratories.  

For more information visit: http://web.csulb.edu/colleges/cnsm/depts/scied/ysc/

 

Young Artists’ Camp 2016

Grades

3rd - 8th

Dates

July 25 - August 12

Application Deadline

May 15, 2016

Location

Cal State Long Beach

Cost

$350

Brief Description: Young Artists’ Camp provides training in art fundamentals, with experiences in drawing/painting, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture, and ceramics, plus campus field trips and a final exhibition of the students’ art work.

For more information visit: http://web.csulb.edu/programs/summer-camps/artists/index.html

 

Hands-On Science Camp

Grades

1st - 8th

Dates

June 13 - August 12

Application Deadline

 

Location

California Science Center

Cost

Varies depending on course (financial aid available)

Brief Description: Exciting exploration, delightful discoveries and wild wonders await your family this summer at Hands-On Science Camp at California Science Center. This camp offers more than 30 one-week long courses, including parent-and-child classes that give families a chance to investigate science together. The Hands-On Science Camp consists of education professionals and working professionals in the science fields. 

For more information visit: http://californiasciencecenter.org/programs/camps/summer-camp

 

Kidspace Summer Camps 2016

Ages

5-9

Dates

June 27 - July 1

July 11 - July 15

Application Deadline

April 29

Location

Kidspace Museum

Cost

$450 per week (scholarships available)

Brief Description: Kidspace Summer camps offer week-long courses in different areas of science. These programs promise to transport students to a world of exploration and adventure where they will create lasting memories.

For more information visit: http://www.kidspacemuseum.org/events/camps/summer-camps

 

Junior Biologist Camp

Ages

10 - 12

Dates

July 25 - July 29

Application Deadline

 

Location

Aquarium of the Pacific

Cost

$300

Brief Description: Students will explore the Pacific Ocean and its inhabitants during our week-long summer day camp adventures. Students will have an opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at caring for the fish and sea otters. They will also investigate the properties of water through temperature, pressure and oxygen experiments. Other highlights of the camp include: collecting mussels from Rainbow Harbor and assisting animal care staff with the Ray Pool cleaning.

For more information visit: http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/education/programs/category/junior_biologist_camp

 

Long Beach Marine Institute Summer Camp

Ages

5 -12

Dates

June 20 - August 9

Application Deadline

 

Location

Long Beach Marine Institute

Cost

$200 per week

Brief Description: Long Beach Marine Institute Camp offers a unique hands-on approach to marine science. Each week has a different ocean related theme and is filled with projects, crafts and aquatic fun designed to promote ocean sciences and conservation. Campers will enjoy weekly field trips, kayaking, an expedition on a research vessel and much more.

For more information visit: http://www.longbeachmarine.org/summer-camp/

 

MOLAA’s Summer Art and Culture Camp

Ages

6-12

Dates

July 11 - July 29

Application Deadline

 

Location

Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach

Cost

$200 per week (scholarships are available)

Brief Description: MOLAA summer camps explore Latin American culture through a variety of activities. Campers enjoy gallery visits, participate in individual and collaborative art projects, and learn about the dance and martial arts traditions of Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. Lessons are presented in a bilingual format, appropriate for all levels. Sections with a focus on art, movement, and language give parents the flexibility to mix and match to create the most appropriate experience for the child. 

For more information visit: http://www.molaa.org/summer-art-and-culture-camp/

 

 

Shared Science Summer Camp

Grades

2nd - 8th

Dates

June 27 - August 1

Application Deadline

 

Location

Shared Science, Long Beach

Cost

$125 per session

Brief Description: The Shared Science Summer Camp features LEGO Education plus other fun tools to explore how things work. This camp’s mission is “to build on children’s science technology, engineering, and mathematics learning experiences through constructive, creative and playful programs, while fostering learning communities.” They offer week-long courses that focus on robotics, early engineering, and coding.

For more information visit: http://sharedsciencefun.org/?page_id=433

 

Project Ink 2016

Grades

2nd - 8th

Dates

July 11 - August 18

Application Deadline

 

Location

Bridges Reading and Writing Institute

Cost

$396.20

Brief Description: At Project Ink, students will develop their love for writing. Using their imagination to create their own fictional story, students will learn practical tips and useful techniques to become better writers. They will practice the five steps to the writing process. Bridges Reading and Writing Institute specializes in teaching the joy of reading and writing to students. Not only are they experts in all current trends and contemporary methods of  teaching reading and writing, but, more importantly, they know how to use those methods to help any student develop a genuine and unique joy for reading and writing. 

For more information visit: http://www.brwi.org/project-ink/

 

Zoo Camp

Ages

7-10

Dates

July 11 - August 19

Application Deadline

 

Location

Santa Ana Zoo

Cost

$190 per week

Brief Description: The Zoo Camp at Santa Ana Zoo offers week-long sessions for students.  During this camp the students will visit the Santa Ana Zoo and perform some of the jobs associated with working at a zoo, including what a veterinarian, zookeeper, and zoo architect does. Campers will learn the difference between cold-blooded and warm-blooded animals as they use stethoscopes to compare their own heartbeats to heartbeats of live zoo animals. Students will create a model of an animal enclosure, meet live animals up-close and much more-all in the safety of the barnyard classroom and outdoor amphitheater.

For more information visit: http://www.discoverycube.org/oc/education/for-parents/summer-camps/

 

UniCamp

Ages

10-14

Dates

July 5 - August 14

Application Deadline

May 9

Location

UCLA

Cost

$600 ( financial aid available)

Brief Description: Campers have the opportunity to explore the outdoors and participate in traditional camp programs such as archery, arts and crafts, or recreation and also have the chance to push themselves with programs such as: the alpine climbing tower, sailing, or mountain biking. In addition to the traditional camp experience, each classic UniCamp partners with a Los Angeles area nonprofit or after-school program to address a specific social initiative. Throughout each camp session there will be special programs to address that week’s initiative. 

For more information visit: https://www.unicamp.org/

 

 

African American Leaders for Tomorrow

Grades

10th-11th

Dates

July 6 - July 9

Application Deadline

May 16

Location

Cal State Dominguez Hills

Cost

No Cost

Brief Description: The African American Leaders for Tomorrow program is a four-day long residential summer program that is held on the campus of Cal State Dominguez Hills. Eighty students are hand selected to receive leadership training and attend workshops on topics such as college experience, career development and financial literacy. Students live on campus at Cal State Dominguez Hills. Housing, meals, program materials, as well as transportation during the conference will be provided at no cost to the participants.

For more information visit: http://blackcaucus.legislature.ca.gov/aalt

 

Acting Out Camp

Ages

7-13

Dates

July 25 - July 29

Application Deadline

 

Location

En Pointe Dance Studio

Long Beach

Cost

$200

Brief Description: This week-long camp celebrate creativity through a series of drama skills, workshops, ensemble building and a ton of fun. Our areas of focus include improvisation, scene study, monologue work, movement, song and dance, stage combat and so much more. The campers get to take the stage at the end of the week and perform what they have learned and created in front of a live audience made up of family and friends. Campers will also have the opportunity to learn how to hold auditions, pick out costumes and put together basic props and simple set pieces.   

For more information visit: http://acting-out.weebly.com/

 

STEM Summer Academy at ELAC

Grades

12th

Dates

July 5 - August 9

Application Deadline

 

Location

East Los Angeles College

Cost

No Cost

Brief Description: The STEM Summer Academy at ELAC is a unique five week program offered to incoming ELAC students that have a strong interest in pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math. During this program students will participate in a variety of fun STEM activities such as hands-on physics, chemistry, biology and engineering projects and listening to guest speakers who work in exciting STEM industries.   

For more information visit: https://www.elac.edu/academics/programs/stem/SummerAcademy.htm

 

Queer Rock Camp Southern California

Ages

12-18

Dates

July 11 - July 15

Application Deadline

June 15

Location

Temple Israel,

Long Beach

Cost

$325 (financial aid available)

Brief Description: Queer Rock Camp Southern California is a week long music camp for queer, gender variant, gender non-conforming and allied youth. This camp is like no other-you will make new friends and gain confidence that lasts a lifetime. During camp, LGBTQ youth can choose an instrument, receive musical instruction from amazing volunteer instructors, form a band with fellow campers and work together to write an original song. Campers also go to amazing workshops each day focusing on community building, social justice, self empowerment, and musical technology.

For more information visit: http://www.qrcsocal.com/

 

 

Summer Docent Program

Grades

7th-12th

Dates

June 27 - August 26

Application Deadline

 

Location

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Cost

$185 (financial aid available)

Brief Description: The Summer Docent Program at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is a month-long program offered to 7th-12th graders. This program gives students an opportunity to become docents in either the Summer Exhibit Hall or The Summer Aquatic Nursery. Students are are required to attend a mandatory one week training. After training, the docents will give tours one or two mornings a week to students from schools, recreation centers and other organizations.

For more information visit: http://www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org/get-involved/volunteer-programs-details.asp

 

Summer Academic Enrichment Program (SAEP)

Grades

6th-12th

Dates

June 20 - July 22

Application Deadline

May 16

Location

Cal State

Northridge

Cost

$700 (scholarships available)

Brief Description: SAEP at Cal State Northridge will focus on academic and character development of students attending the program. This program offers both enrichment and academic classes. Middle school students can take classes for preparation and/or for pleasure; whereas high school classes are approved for the A-G Subject Requirements necessary for UC/CSU admission and high school graduation.

For more information visit: http://www.csun.edu/eisner-education/summer-academic-enrichment-program

 

Science Camp for Girls

Grades

4th-8th

Dates

July 11 - July 15

Application Deadline

May 1

Location

Caltech

Cost

$995 (scholarship available)

Brief Description: Caltech offers a special all-girls day camp for science and engineering. These camps allow girls to “major” in marine science, astronomy, robotics or engineering and most importantly to get excited about science and the possibility of their own future in the field. Enrichment activities outside of class give girls an opportunity for informal science learning, as well as leadership and problem-solving training, through workshops, experiments and recreational activities.

For more information visit: https://www.educationunlimited.com/camp/76

 

Caltech Community Science Academy

Grades

9th-12th

Dates

June 13 - July 22

Application Deadline

April 22

Location

Caltech

Cost

$500

Brief Description: Students learn science and engineering from university researchers and gain hands-on experience performing experiments and building projects in Caltech labs and facilities in cooperation with professors from Caltech. Students will cover topics like: Soil and Water Quality, Pest Control, and Plant Processing. 

For more information visit: http://csa.caltech.edu/SummerProgram

 

 

 

 

Teen Entrepreneur Academy

Grades

9th - 12th

Dates

July 24 - July 30

Application Deadline

May 1

Location

Concordia University,

Irvine

Cost

$1000 (scholarship available)

Brief Description: The Teen Entrepreneur Academy (TEA) is a hands-on, learn-by-doing, one-week residential business entrepreneurship startup summer camp for high school students. TEA teaches high school students real-world entrepreneurship, best business practices, principles of free enterprise and “how to” start and launch their own business.

For more information visit: http://www.cui.edu/academicprograms/business/tea

 

JSA Summer School

Grades

9th-12th

Dates

June 26 - July 17

Application Deadline

May 1

Location

Stanford University

Cost

$5250 (scholarship available)

Brief Description: JSA Summer School is for students with a strong sense of wanting to meet challenges and opportunities through innovative problem solving and determined initiative. Students that attend JSA Summer School will be put right into the heart of the energetic and forward-looking leadership environment of Stanford University. They will spend three weeks developing their strengths, sharpening their skills, and building their own imagination of the future as they debate some of the most critical issues in American and world politics today.

For more information visit: https://www.educationunlimited.com/camp/76

 

STEM/Engineering and Construction Camps

Ages

15-18

Dates

June 19 - June 25

Application Deadline

 

Location

Varies by acceptance

Cost

$580 (scholarship available)

Brief Description: Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), in collaboration with the military services, offers a series of week-long, STEM/Engineering and Construction Camps designed for high school students who excel in math, science, and technology courses and are interested in pursuing engineering, architecture, or related fields in college. Each of the camps has their own unique curriculum, with the common threads being: challenging environment, all activities being hands-on, and young engineer mentors assigned to the teams and providing long term resources for alumni. SAME has been organizing events and activities and offering scholarships designed to excite students to become engineers for over 30 years.

For more information visit: http://www.same.org/STEMCAMPS

 

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes

Grades

9th-12th

Dates

July 25 - July 14

July 17- August 5

Application Deadline

 

Location

Stanford University

Cost

$6300 (scholarship available)

Brief Description: The Summer Institutes provide an opportunity for students to enrich and accelerate their academic pursuits and to meet other students who share their interests and abilities. The Summer Institute offers a three-week residential program for academically talented and motivated high school students. Participants live in supervised Stanford housing and are taught by instructors who are experts in their fields and passionate about teaching. Students engage in intensive study in a single-course and are introduced to topics not typically presented at the high school level. The Summer Institute provides a taste of college life in the beautiful surroundings of the Stanford campus.

For more information visit: https://summerinstitutes.stanford.edu/

 

STAR Camps-Exploding Science: Have a Blast!

Grades

1st-6th

Dates

July 11 - July 15

Application Deadline

 

Location

Paseo Del Rey Elementary,

Los Angeles

Cost

$295 (financial aid available)

Brief Description: STAR Camps is offering a brand new Exploding Science Camp. Students will mix real chemicals to reveal ridiculous reactions and learn all the ways they can use air pressure to blow stuff into the sky. At the end of the week, STAR’s team of experts will show students an enormous explosion they’ll have to see to believe! When campers complete their explosive science training they will get their own set of beakers and vials to continue the safe explosions at home.

For more information visit: https://www.educationunlimited.com/camp/76

 

Camp SEA Lab-Drifters of the Deep     (Updated 1/10)

Ages

10-13

Dates

July 2 - July 6

July 23 - July 27

Application Deadline

 

Location

Cal State Monterey Bay

Cost

$800 (scholarship available)

Brief Description: During this camp students will encounter bizarre larval creatures from sea stars to crabs to jellies. They will discover the world of drifting plankton that plays a vital role in sustaining life in our fragile ocean ecosystem. They’ll explore below the surface with mask and snorkel. Then to top it off, while whale watching, they’ll search for krill blooms and the marine mammals that survive on them.

For more information visit: http://campsealab.org/summer-camps/residential-camps.html

 

Camp SEA Lab-Girls Love Science     (updated 1/10)

Ages

10-13

Dates

June 11 - June 15

July 16 - July 20

Application Deadline

 

Location

Cal State Monterey Bay

Cost

$800 (scholarship available)

Brief Description: Join this camp for an exciting girls-empowered week exploring the dynamic marine environment of the central coast. This field oriented hands-on program will investigate a variety of marine ecosystems, including sandy beaches, rocky shores, and the deep sea while learning what impact human activities can have. Campers will be introduced to amazing ocean habitats as they gain interest in exploring future marine science careers.

For more information visit: http://campsealab.org/summer-camps/residential-camps.html

 

Public Speaking Institute

Grades

9th - 12th

Dates

July 11 - July 17

Application Deadline

 

Location

UC Berkley

Cost

$995 (scholarship available)

Brief Description: Public Speaking Institute at Caltech is designed to help students build confidence in their public speaking skills. This camp trains students in public speaking, logic and rhetoric through an interactive and dynamic curriculum that encourages incremental progress through ongoing practice and exercise. Over the course of the program, students will participate in three main courses: Debate, Persuasive Speaking, and an elective. 

For more information visit: https://www.educationunlimited.com/camp/18

 

 

 

Science Camp for Girls  (Updated 1/10)

Grades

4th-8th

Dates

August 7-August 11

Application Deadline

 

Location

Caltech

Cost

$995 (scholarship available)

Brief Description: Caltech offers a special all-girls day camp for science and engineering. These camps allow girls to “major” in marine science, astronomy, robotics or engineering and most importantly to get excited about science and the possibility of their own future in the field. Enrichment activities outside of class give girls an opportunity for informal science learning, as well as leadership and problem-solving training, through workshops, experiments and recreational activities.

For more information visit: https://www.educationunlimited.com/camp/76

 

Prep Camp Excel        (Update 1/10)

Grade

9th, 10th

Dates

 July 23-July 29 0

Application Deadline

 

Location

UCLA

Cost

$2320 (scholarship available)

Brief Description: Prep Camp Excel is for motivated rising 9th and 10th grade students seeking to excel in high school so that when college application time rolls around, they have attained the best possible GPA, resume and courses of study. This seven day camp offers students exposures to many of the same principles that older students get at College Admission Prep Camp in a similarly relaxed and fun atmosphere. Prep Camp Excel uses a three-pronged curriculum to promote high school success, including courses in Essay Writing, PSAT Prep, and Study Skills.

For more information visit: https://www.educationunlimited.com/camp/22

 

A+ Summer Leadership    (Updated 1/10)

Grades

9 th-12th

Dates

July 16 - July 26

Application Deadline

 

Location

UCLA

Cost

$1600 (scholarship available)

Brief Description: The A+ Summer Leadership program was developed around the premise that students should strive to be effective leaders who demonstrate excellence by their approach and by their accomplishments. Our leadership-focused offerings have been constructed with the view that the most significant way to encourage students into earning and taking real future leadership roles is to develop the skills and capabilities that will enable students to speak up in class, solve problems creatively and to communicate with confidence.

For more information visit: https://www.educationunlimited.com/camp/63

 

Emerging Writers  Institute    (Updated 1/10)

Grades

7th-9th

Dates

August 6 - August 12

Application Deadline

 

Location

UCLA

Cost

$1885 (scholarship available)

Brief Description: Emerging Writers Institute is a unique opportunity for  rising 7th-9th graders to explore creative writing. From day one, students are challenged through small group seminars focused on fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction. Diverse afternoon electives may include sci-fi writing, screenwriting and are used to let students try out new genres in a safe, exploratory environment. By the end of the week, students will share polished pieces for publication in their own literary magazine and present their work in an informal reading for family and friends. 

For more information visit: https://www.educationunlimited.com/camp/78

 

 

 

 

Mock Trial  (Updated 1/10)

Grades

8th-12th

Dates

July 23- July 19

Application Deadline

 

Location

UCLA

Cost

$2765 (scholarship available)

Brief Description: American Legal Experience-Mock Trial offers high school students a unique opportunity to learn public speaking skills through a concentrated focus on the American judicial system. Mock Trial participants will work with experienced public speaking instructors and a directing attorney to learn the structure of the court systems, differences between the process of law involved in civil and criminal traits, and most importantly proper methods of the formation and presentation of convincing legal arguments. As part of this learning process, students will be directly exposed to the basics of certain substantive areas of law, including constitutional, criminal and tort law, as well as rules of evidence.  

For more information visit: https://www.educationunlimited.com/camp/20

 

Co-Ed Neuroanatomy Camp

Grades

9th, 10th

Dates

August 7 - August 13

Application Deadline

May 1

Location

UCLA

Cost

$2765 (scholarship available)

Brief Description: Learn the anatomy and physiology of various systems in the brain and apply what you know to fictitious neurological patients. Specifically, we will focus on the cerebral cortex, various subcortical structures, the visual system, somatosensory system, and the motor system in the brain and spinal cord. The culminating event on Friday will be a case studies test where you will “act” like neurologists to predict where a lesion in the brain or spinal cord is in a person, as well as “acting” like neuroradiologists in order to predict the symptoms and prognosis of patients with particular nervous system lesions.

For more information visit: https://www.educationunlimited.com/camp/77

 

3 Days of Fashion

Grades

9th-12th

Dates

June 22 - June 24

Application Deadline

 

Location

FIDM, Los Angeles

Cost

$300

Brief Description:Learn what it’s like to launch your own business or have a great career in Marketing, Social Media, Fashion Buying, Merchandising, Fashion Styling, or Fashion Design, In three creative and inspiration-filled days, you will take workshops like: Draping the Dress, Concept to Consumer, and Creating a Promotional Campaign. You will also learn step-by-step how to sketch the nine-head fashion figure, work with other students from all over the world who share your passion for the industry, experience FIDM’s amazing resources and learn from our stellar instructors. You will also have an opportunity to meet fashion celebrities and hear how they built their careers.

For more information visit: http://fidm.edu/en/news+and+events/3+days+of+fashion/

 

Native Education Forum

Grades

10th, 11th

Dates

June 7 - June 11

Application Deadline

 

Location

Colorado State University

Cost

No Cost (responsible for transportation)

Brief Description:The Native Education Forum is a five day summer program for rising high school juniors and seniors. Students will gain university classroom experience, earn one academic credit, research issues critical to Native American/Indigenous communities, and get valuable assistance from professionals in the university application process. While on campus, students will have the chance to interact with university faculty, staff and currently enrolled students as they discuss and evaluate important issues that affect indigenous communities.

For more information visit: http://admissions.colostate.edu/nef/

 

Cal Maritime-Summer Academic Enrichment Program

Grades

10th, 11th

Dates

 

Application Deadline

 

Location

Cal State Maritime

Cost

No Cost (responsible for transportation)

Brief Description: Summer Academic Enrichment Program (SAEP) is a six-week residential program for high school students interested in STEM academic enhancement in preparation for a college education. During the six-week program, each student will attend and be graded on college level courses. Each student will live on campus in the university residence halls and have meals in the dining center. All participants will receive a stipend after the third week and a second week stipend along with a certificate of achievement upon graduation. 

For more information visit: https://www.csum.edu/web/saep/home

 

Future Achievers in Science and Technology (FAST)

Grades

9th - 12th

Dates

 

Application Deadline

 

Location

Harvey Mudd College

Cost

No Cost (responsible for transportation)

Brief Description:The FAST programs offer high school students from populations that are traditionally underrepresented in the STEM fields an opportunity to experience Harvey Mudd College. Participants of FAST will stay overnight in one of our residence halls, take a campus tour, sit in on classes, complete an interview with the Office of Admission, participate in a hands-on computer science workshop and much more. There will also be discussions on admission policies, financial aid opportunities campus resources and the benefits of pursuing a technical degree at a liberal arts college. Participants will also receive a fee waiver for a Harvey Mudd College freshman application.

For more information visit: https://www.hmc.edu/admission/fast/

 

Minority Introduction to Technology and Engineering (MITE)

Grades

11th, 12th

Dates

June 5- June 9

Application Deadline

May 26, 2017

Location

Missouri University of

Science and Technology

Cost

$250

Brief Description:If you’re a rising junior or senior in an ethnic group that is historically underrepresented in math and science careers-and you’re interested in a career in engineering, mathematics, science or technology-this one week program is designed for you. Deciding on an engineering career can be difficult, especially if you’re not sure exactly sure what being an engineer involves. Whether building blast-resistant buildings, producing clean energy, designing components for automobiles, or a wide variety of other engineering jobs, this program was developed to give high school juniors and seniors first-hand knowledge of what engineers actually do. MITE will help you understand how mathematics and the sciences related to engineering, and if engineering is a right career choice for you.

For more information visit: http://futurestudents.mst.edu/summercamps/mite/

 

SESEY

Grades

9th-11th

Dates

July 17 - July 22

Application Deadline

May 23

Location

Oregon State University

Cost

$250 (scholarships are available)

Brief Description: SESEY targets high school girls and minorities who are traditionally underrepresented in science and engineering. Students must have completed their freshman, sophomore or junior year in high school and have an interest in math and science. Students spend a week with a research group in either the Department of Chemical Engineering or Bioengineering at Oregon State University. Each student works with a faculty member and college student mentors on a week-long project.  

For more information visit: http://cbee.oregonstate.edu/node/124

 

Pioneer Prep Leadership Institute

Grades

10th-11th

Dates

July 20 - July 22

July 27 - July 29

Application Deadline

May 20

Location

University of Denver

Cost

$60 (travel stipend included)

Brief Description: The individual Pioneer Prep Leadership Institutes for Black and Latino/a students are designed for college-focused high school sophomores and juniors to have a dynamic learning opportunity on the University of Denver campus. During Pioneer Prep, participants will be introduced to various topics focused on college access, navigating the college search and application process, career planning, leadership development and cultural awareness through a series of speakers and activities. Attendees will gain valuable insight on what it is like to live and attend classes on a private college campus. In addition, students will have the opportunity to make new friends locally and nationally with like-minded students who are passionate about pursuing their educational goals.   

For more information visit: http://www.du.edu/apply/admission/resources/pioneerprep/

 

Rock & Roll Camp for Girls-Music Video Program

Ages

12-17

Dates

July 11 - July 15

Application Deadline

May 20

Location

Immaculate Conception School

Cost

$425 (scholarships available)

Brief Description: In the Music Video Program, campers direct, shoot, and edit a music video. Campers work in crews alongside aspiring female filmmakers to bring their ideas to the big screen. No prior filmmaking experience required. Each crew will be cheered on by a filmmaking coach, and each crew will have their very own camera mentor and editing mentor, making sure that each camper has plenty of one-on-one time with the gear, and ensuring that there is always someone close by to answer questions and teach tips and tricks.

For more information visit: http://www.rockcampforgirlsla.org/summer-camp/music-video-program/

 

UCLA Pre-medical/Pre-dental Enrichment Program (UCLA PREP)

Ages

College / University students

Dates

June 19 - July 21

Application Deadline

February 1, 2017 Early Admission

March 1, 2017 Regular Admission

Location

UCLA

Cost

Copy of Financial Aid Award (current year)

Brief Description: UCLA PREP is a non-residential program designed to provide premedical and predental students from disadvantaged backgrounds with a means of strengthening their ability and readiness to study medicine or dentistry. As a result of full participation in UCLA PREP, participants should have enhanced their chances of being accepted to medical or dental school and succeeding once there

For more information visit: http://medschool.ucla.edu/current-ucla-prep

 

UCLA Acting & Performance Summer Institute 

Grades

9th - 12th

Dates

June 25 - July 15

July 16 - August 5

Application Deadline

April 1, 2017

Location

UCLA

Cost

 

Brief Description: The program is designed for high school students completing grades 9 through 12 who have a serious interest in theater and who seek the discipline and training required for participation in a university theater program or a career in the performing arts.

For more information visit: http://www.summer.ucla.edu/institutes/ActingandPerformance 

 

 

 

UCLA Advance Actors’ Summer Institute

Grades

9th - 12th

Dates

August 5 - 12

Application Deadline

April 1, 2017

Location

UCLA

Cost

$342 per unit (scholarships available)

Brief Description:The Advanced Actors’ Summer Institute provides Acting and Performance Summer Institute alumni with a week-long intensive incorporating advanced training techniques. Utilizing the creative and ensemble foundation established during the Acting and Performance Summer Institute, returning actors will be challenged through specialized classes geared towards development of the young artist by exploring more detailed aspects of creative accountability and professional acumen. The program will culminate in a final day of presentations.

For more information visit: http://www.summer.ucla.edu/institutes/ActingandPerformance 

 

 

UCLA Art Summer Institute

Grades

9th - 12th

Dates

July 9 - July 21

July 24 - August 4

Application Deadline

April 1, 2017

Scholarship deadline: April 15

Location

UCLA

Cost

Scholarships available

Brief Description:The Summer Art Institute is designed for talented and highly motivated high school students. Each two-week session carries three units of UCLA college credit, and is structured around a combination of daily, focused studio work, artist lectures, field trips, and a final exhibition.

For more information visit: http://summer.ucla.edu/institutes/Art

 

 

UCLA Dance/Performing Arts Summer Institute

Grades

9th - 12th

Dates

June 24 - July 2

Application Deadline

April 1, 2017

Scholarships deadline: April 15

Location

UCLA

Cost

Scholarships available

Brief Description:The UCLA World Arts and Cultures/Dance Departments’ Dance/Performing Arts Summer Institute is an award-winning, unique, nine-day program for advanced high school students that integrates the disciplines of dance, choreography, spoken word, music, and identity exploration, and offers guidance to students in assessing the role the arts can and will play in the next stage of their lives.

For more information visit: http://summer.ucla.edu/institutes/DancePerformingArts

 

 

UCLA Design Media Arts Summer Institute

Grades

9th - 12th

Dates

July 9 - July 21

Application Deadline

April 1, 2017

Location

UCLA

Cost

Scholarships available

Brief Description:The Department of Design Media Arts (DMA) at UCLA is one of the nation’s top design departments offering a comprehensive, multidisciplinary education in media creation, which fosters individual exploration and innovative thinking. Geared specifically for high school students, the department offers the DMA Summer Institute, a two-week program with morning and afternoon classes in graphic design, web design, audio/video, and gaming.

For more information visit: http://summer.ucla.edu/institutes/DesignMediaArts

 

 

 

UCLA Musical Theater Summer Institute

Grades

9th - 12th

Dates

July 16 - August 5

Application Deadline

April 1, 2017

Location

UCLA

Cost

Scholarships available

Brief Description:The program is designed for high school students completing grades 9 through 12 who have a serious interest in musical theater and who seek the discipline and training required for participation in a university theater program or a career in the performing arts.

For more information visit: http://summer.ucla.edu/institutes/DesignMediaArts

 

 

UCLA Writing Workshop  Summer Institute

Grades

9th - 12th

Dates

 

Application Deadline

April 1, 2017

Location

UCLA

Cost

Scholarships available

Brief Description:This Summer Institute is ideal for the ambitious high school student who wants to start a step ahead.

For more information visit: http://summer.ucla.edu/institutes/WritingWorkshop

 

 

UCLA Sci/Art Nanolab  Summer Institute

Grades

11th and 12th

Dates

July 23 - Aug. 4

Application Deadline

April 1, 2017

Location

UCLA

Cost

Scholarships available

Brief Description: Creativity is the fundamental source of innovation in any endeavor. Unfortunately, current educational models generally focus on the development analytical skills at the expense of creative thought Sponsored by UCLA's Art|Sci Center, the Department of Design Media Arts (DMA) at UCLA and the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI), the Sci|Art NanoLab Summer Institute is a highly competitive, 2-week summer program for high school juniors and seniors interested in collaborating with diverse and notable minds to challenge traditional, polarized perspectives of the arts and sciences.visit: http://summer.ucla.edu/institutes/SciArtNanoLab

 

 

Engineering Possibilities in College (EPIC)

Grades

7th - 12th

Dates

July 9 - Aug. 4

Application Deadline

April 15, 2017

Location

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Cost

$1,595 (Scholarships available)

Brief Description:EPIC- Engineering Possibilities in College - is a one-week summer camp at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo that introduces campers to the varied fields of engineering through hands-on labs taught by university professors and industry professionals.  EPIC campers see "Learn by Doing" in action when Cal Poly students show them the satellites, prosthetic hands, race cars, concrete canoes and other products they've developed.  In addition, EPIC campers get to design, build and test their own projects!  visit: https://epic.calpoly.edu/

 

 

California Youth Think Tank

Grades

9th - 12th

Dates

June 18 - June 24

Application Deadline

March 20, 2017

Location

USC Campus

Cost

$1,595 (Scholarships available)

Brief DescriptionStudent participants in our College Residence Program live in a college dorm facility on the USC Campus in Los Angeles during their training period.  They are trained by a dedicated team of educators, college counselors, mentors, and professional experts who inspire and challenge them to reach new heights in their personal growth. visit: http://www.theyoungcenter.com/california-youth-think-tank

 

 

California Youth Think Tank

Grades

7th - 8th

Dates

June 19 - June 24

Application Deadline

March 20, 2017

Location

USC Campus

Cost

$1,595 (Scholarships available)

Brief DescriptionCYTT Day Campers receive daily classroom instruction & training on the USC campus from 9am to 4pm and participate in a variety of challenging & fun activities and events, including team challenges, academic competition, and off-campus field trips.

visit: http://www.theyoungcenter.com/california-youth-think-tank

 

 

Catalyst Academy

Grades

9th - 12th

Dates

July 16- July 22

Application Deadline

March 15, 2017

Location

Cornell University

Cost

(Scholarships available)

Brief DescriptionThe CATALYST Academy is a one-week summer residential program for rising high school juniors, and seniors. The mission of the CATALYST Academy is to advance diversity in engineering and its related disciplines. Therefore, applications from students from backgrounds (African American, Latino/a, or Native American) critically underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math are especially encouraged. https://sites.coecis.cornell.edu/catalystacademy/

 

 

Pre Collegiate Program

Grades

10th

Dates

July 19- Aug. 11

July 3 - Aug. 3

Application Deadline

TBD

Application available February 2017

Location

UC Berkeley

Cost

Possible  $1000 (Scholarships available)

Brief Description: The Pre-Collegiate Program offers you a community of over 250 high school students who spend their time enjoying a summer at Berkeley. Get involved through Berkeley courses, co-curricular activities, and workshops planned just for you. Take advantage of everything campus has to offer, while simultaneously earning College credit.

http://summer.berkeley.edu/student-types/high-school-students