Elementary School Students

Girls Who Code Summer Program

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The Summer Immersion Program is a FREE 7-week summer program for 10th-11th grade girls to learn computer science, get exposure to tech jobs and join a supportive sisterhood of thousands of girls across the US!

It is an introductory computer science course and no previous experience is required. We welcome all eligible applicants who have an interest in technology and a willingness to learn!

This application consists of one short answer question. Girls Who Code does not ask for your grades or any recommendations.

Application Locations & Dates:

**In order to participate in a Summer Immersion Program, you must be able to commit to attending the entire 7-week program. Our attendance policy allows for two absences.**

  • Atlanta, GA: June 5-July 21, 2017
  • Austin, TX: June 12-July 28, 2017
  • Boston, MA: July 10-August 25, 2017
  • Chicago, IL: June 26-August 11, 2017
  • Los Angeles, CA: June 19-August 4, 2017
  • Miami, FL: June 19-August 4, 2017
  • Newark, NJ: July 5-August 18, 2017
  • New York City, NY: July 5-August 18, 2017; July 10-August 25, 2017;
  • San Francisco Bay Area, CA: June 12-July 28, 2017; June 12-August 4, 2017; June 19-August 4, 2017; June 19-August 11, 2017, June 26th – August 11th
  • Seattle, WA: July 5-August 18, 2017; July 10-August 25, 2017
  • Stamford, CT: July 5-August 18, 2017
  • Washington DC: June 26-August 11, 2017

Watch these step-by-step videos for help completing your application:


Summer Program Opportunities

CDC Disease Detective Camp (DDC)

Applications for the 2017 CDC Museum Disease Detective Camp are now open. Please click here to read the Camp FAQ. There you will find the application download. The CDC Disease Detective Camp is an educational program started by CDC′s David J. Sencer CDC Museum in 2005 as a mechanism for developing a public health camp curriculum for state and county health departments. The camp is open to upcoming high school juniors and seniors and is held at CDC’s headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.


High School Scientific Training and Enrichment Program (HiSTEP)

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Intramural Training & Education and Office of Scientific Workforce Diversity announce the new High School Scientific Training and Enrichment Program (HiSTEP). The goal of HiSTEP is to expand the pipeline of students interested in biomedical and healthcare careers by expanding opportunities for high school students from schools with a large population of financially-disadvantaged students. We encourage current high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors interested in STEM-M (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medically-related) fields to apply.

HiSTEP students will take part in a 5-week, full-time summer internship. The internship will be located on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, MD. HiSTEP students will explore the breadth of the scientific enterprise, the importance of biomedical research, and many STEM-M careers. They will complete workshops, lectures, and hands-on activities. Students will receive Transhare benefits to cover the cost of public transportation and a stipend of $2150 for the 5-week internship. Please visit the program’s website for more information and application:  https://www.training.nih.gov/histep.

Diversity in Vision Research and Ophthalmology (DIVRO) summer internship program.

The National Eye Institute (NEI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), is seeking exceptional candidates for its Diversity in Vision Research and Ophthalmology (DIVRO) summer internship program. The mission of the NEI is to conduct and support research that helps prevent and treat eye diseases and other visual disorders. Because we believe that a diverse group of scientists plays a crucial role in accomplishing this mission, NEI seeks to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in vision research by promoting career development opportunities for science students interested in pursuing a career in research or medicine.

The DIVRO program offers each participant the opportunity to work closely with leading research scientists in the Division of Intramural Research and provides students with hands-on training in a research environment that will prepare them to continue their studies and advance their careers in basic and clinical research.

The program supports students age sixteen and over who are enrolled at least half-time in high school or in an accredited U.S. college or university and have completed course work relevant to biomedical, behavioral, or statistical research. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and should have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) or science course GPA of 3.2 or better. Interns typically work 8-12 weeks at the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD or at the Twinbrook facility at Fishers Lane in Rockville, MD. Internships may begin between mid-May and the beginning of July. Stipend is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Interested candidates must apply through the NIH Summer Internship Program at www.training.nih.gov/programs/sip and indicate the following information:

  • For Question #9 of the on-line application, Preferred Institute/Center (IC): National Eye Institute (NEI)
  • In your Cover Letter, please indicate your interest in the DIVRO program.

The National Science Foundation’s Historically Black Colleges and University Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) seeks to enhance the quality of undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education at Historically Black Colleges and Universities as a means to broaden participation in the Nation’s STEM workforce. The program provides support for the implementation of comprehensive institutional strategies to strengthen STEM teaching and learning in ways that improve access to and retention of underrepresented groups in STEM disciplines.

The Summer Enrichment Institute is designed to provide students with a structured environment customized to enhance their academic performance in STEM courses and to expose them to the various STEM Careers. High school students participate in a variety of fun-filled, exciting and challenging activities that focus primarily on academic development, career development, and mentoring.

Activities are conducted using interactive group discussions, games, cooperative learning strategies, computer labs, invited guest speakers, field experiences, role playing, and hands-on approaches to help students apply a given strategy or concept.

SEI Enrollment Requirements: Underrepresented Minority (African American, Hispanic, Native American, female, etc…) Rising sophomore, junior or senior in high school with at least a 3.0 GPA Commitment to completing SEI.

This program has 9 participating institutions:

  • Clark Atlanta University (Lead)
  • Lawson State Community College (Lead)
  • Atlanta Metropolitan College
  • Georgia State University
  • J.F. Drake State Technical College
  • Morehouse College
  • Paine College
  • Spelman College
  • University of West Georgia

Please visit the program’s website for additional information and application: http://www.cadgraph.ehost.com/.

The AgDiscovery Summer Program is an outreach program to help students learn about careers in agriculture and related sciences, including animal science, veterinary  medicine, agribusiness and plant pathology. This 2-3 week program allows participants to live on a college campus and learn about Agricultural science from university professors, practicing veterinarians and professionals working for the U.S. Government. Students chosen to participate in AgDiscovery will gain experience through hands-on labs, workshops, field trips and other group and team building activities. Please visit the program’s website for additional information and application: http://www.tuskegee.edu/agritrek/agdiscovery_overview.aspx.

The Tuskegee University AgriTREK and SciTREK Summer Institutes are residential two -week summer outreach experiences in agricultural and related sciences, including engineering, biology, chemistry and more, that allow high school students the opportunity to gain valuable educational and career information through leadership training and experiential learning. Please visit the program’s website for additional information and application: http://www.tuskegee.edu/agritrek/agritrekscitrek_overview.aspx.

Application Requirements

  • Individuals can access the applications for AgriTREK/SciTREK and AgDiscovery below.
  • ALL applications (must be complete and signed) and supplemental documents should be received by the deadline. Selectees will be notified on or before April 30 if selected.
  • The programs will be held June 4-17, 2017.

    ***Please check back for application availability in early December for the summer 2017 program*** (http://www.tuskegee.edu/agritrek/how_to_apply.aspx)

Channeling Atmospheric Research into Educational Experiences Reaching Students (CAREERS) is a national program. CAREERS consist of a network of summer science camps with a primary focus on Atmospheric/Weather and Climate Sciences for high school (HS) students.

The weather camp is supported by funds from the NOAA Educational Partnership Program for Minority Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI) through the NOAA Center for Atmospheric Sciences (NCAS) at Howard University. NCAS CAREERS Weather Camps are free of charge.

Participating Institution(s):

  • Howard University (Lead)
  • Jackson State University
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Universidad de Puerto Rico, Mayagüez
  • University of Texas, El Paso

Please visit the program’s website for additional information and application: http://ncas.howard.edu/outreach-programs/weather-camp/.

Auburn University hosts over 100 summer programs designed to educate and inspire youth in a variety of academic, athletic, and extracurricular endeavors. Participants have the opportunity to further their education and skills while making new friends and experiencing life at Auburn University!

Participants will meet students from across the country while experiencing life at Auburn first-hand. The program has hosted over 630 students from 30 states, the Caribbean, and Europe.

Camp tuition fees are all inclusive and cover all instruction, housing, meals, transportation fees, recreational activities, as well as a camp t-shirt and photo.

Some of the Academic Enrichment Camps at AU are:

  • AU Brain Camp
  • Aviation Camp
  • Computer Science For All Girls (CS4ALL-G) Camp
  • COSAM Robotics Academy
  • COSAM Science Matters
  • COSAM Summer Science Institute
  • Cyber Security Engineering Camp
  • Dance Intensive
  • Engineering: Alabama Power Academic Excellence Program (for incoming freshmen)
  • Engineering: SR TIGERS Engineering Camp
  • Engineering: Women in Engineering Camp
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture Camp
  • Food Science Camp
  • Forestry Camp
  • Jr. Sports Science Camp
  • Musical Theatre Camp
  • Robotics and Game Development
  • Veterinary Camps: JR and SR

Please visit the program’s website for more detailed information and application: http://www.auburn.edu/outreach/opce/auburnyouthprograms/

The Institute on Neuroscience (ION/Teach) is an eight-week summer program, sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and hosted by Georgia State University, Emory University, and the Yerkes National Primate Research Center. The program is seeking high school students who excel in science, as well as for middle and high school teachers.

The program will kick off with a Saturday workshop in May (date to be determined). Then during a 1-week introductory curriculum, ION Scholars (both students and teachers) learn about neuroscience through hands-on activities, discussions and readings directed by faculty members, post-doctoral researchers and undergraduate and graduate students. Scholars may also visit research facilities to learn about various techniques, such as positron emission tomography (PET) scanning or electron microscopy. Special workshops throughout the summer focus on scientific communication, science and society, scientific ethics and special topics in neuroscience. Teachers will devote Friday mornings to lesson plan development, while students focus on scientific writing.

Please visit the program’s website for more detailed information and application: http://www.cbn-atl.org/education/ion.shtml.

SIG – Summer Institutes for the Gifted

About SIG

Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Summer Institute for the Gifted is to provide the highest quality educational and social opportunities for academically gifted and talented students through programs designed to meet their abilities and needs.

Watch the SIG video

“The SIG program and curriculum provide great opportunities for students to explore new interest areas, strengthen current passions and skills, and interact with other kids who love learning. Such programs are critical in helping students increase their ability to think independently, discover their academic motivations, and make personal contributions to new thought and action in their current and future lives. SIG’s goal of enriching the lives of students through building a community of learners in a compacted three-week session is consistent with our goals for such students and we support the program with great enthusiasm.”
Joseph S. Renzulli, Ed.D. Director, The Neag Center For Creativity, Gifted Education, and Talent Development 2


Space Camp

Camp Kennedy Space Center and Space Camp

Q. Where can I get an address for Camp Kennedy Space Center or U.S. Space Camp?
Q. Is there an Adult Astronaut Camp?
Q. Can you give me some information about the camp at Kennedy Space Center?
Q. What other programs are available at Kennedy Space Center for young people?

Q. Where can I get an address for Space Camp?
A. Here at Kennedy Space Center we offer spring and summer camps called Camp Kennedy Space Center. You can write to them at the address below or visit the website.

Camp KSC
c/o DNC Parks and Resorts at KSC, Inc.
Mail Code: DNPS
Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899
Camp Kennedy Space Center

Space Camp, Space Academy, Space Camp Robotics and Aviation Challenge are weeklong, overnight programs offered January through November at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. For more information on the programs for children, families, adults and educators, visit www.spacecamp.com or contact:

U.S. Space & Rocket Center
One Tranquility Base
Huntsville, AL 35807
1 800-63-SPACE (1-800-637-7223) or 256-837-3400

Q. Is there an Adult Astronaut Camp?
A. DNC Parks and Resorts at Kennedy Space Center, the contractor who runs the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, has started a program called “Astronaut Training Experience,” which is a one-day extensive “astronaut training” program for teens over 14 years old and adults. For more information, please click on the link below.
Astronaut Training Experience

Q. Can you give me some information about Camp Kennedy Space Center?
A. Camp Kennedy Space Center is a weeklong summer day camp. Camp sessions are available for students entering second through eleventh grade and run from June through August. Camp KSC includes motion-based space simulations, team-building space exploration activities, and question-and-answer sessions with actual astronauts. The activities are led by specially trained, certified teachers and educators.

The program also includes a full week of space activities, transportation to exciting Kennedy Space Center locations, a complimentary T-shirt, hot lunches and snacks, various take-home materials and handouts, and a graduation ceremony and certificate. Email questions to:kscinfo@dncinc.com, or call (321) 449-4400.

For general information about Camp Kennedy, click on the link below.
Camp Kennedy Space Center

Q.What other programs are available at Kennedy Space Center for young people?
A. There are many exciting and educational kid-friendly programs to enjoy at Kennedy. Click on the link below for further information.
Kennedy Youth and Education Programs


Summer College Programs – A Word of Caution

U.S. News & World Reports provides important considerations before spending thousands of dollars on a pre-college or summer program:

Pre-college summer programs often give teens a taste of the most attractive aspects of college life: dorm housing, challenging classes and a parent-free environment. While advisers and program directors help students navigate their new surroundings, there are ways parents can help high schoolstudents prepare for the experience before they ever set foot on campus.

Mollie Garberg believes sending one of her daughters to a pre-college program to study neuroscience at Emory University helped when it was time to apply for schools.

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“She got a glowing evaluation and we attached it to her [college] application[s],” says Garberg. Her daughter, she says, is now in the honors program at Tulane University. Garberg, a mom of three who lives outside of Boston, says the program also helped boost her child’s confidence.

“She understood what college was going to be like,” she says. “She was excited about it.” This summer Garberg plans to send another one of her girls to Brown University for a two-week summer program.

Academic enrichment programs for teens typically run anywhere from one to 10 weeks. Garberg paid about $3,000 to send her oldest daughter to the two-week Emory program. Some programs cost as much as $10,000.

“They’re not cheap, but they’re worth it,” Garberg says.

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Kenessaw State Summer Camps


The Summer University experience is an engaging combination of learning and enjoyment. Each summer, our courses are designed to give students an opportunity to explore their creativity, challenge their minds and build new friendships. From rising 1st graders to 12th graders, there are courses for every age!

The setting and subjects are academic, and the tone and atmosphere is lively and fun! Choose a summertime activity for your kids that fills their free time with hands-on learning opportunities, entertainment and camaraderie. Whatever the age, whatever the interest, there are SummerU classes that meet the needs of your kids.

Extended Care Camp is available until 6:00pm.  Campers will be provided with a healthy snack and several choices of activities to extend the fun of their camp day.

Note: When registering a child for a class, be certain that you use the child’s name and ID, not your own.

2017 SummerU Schedule

SummerU FAQs

SummerU Waiver Form

Behavior Management Guidelines

Summer University Webinar April, 2016


Georgia Tech Pre-College Programs


ECE Outreach: Pre-College Programs

The ECE Outreach Office coordinates several major programs for high school teachers and pre-college students of various ages, as well as tours of the School’s facilities and visits to metro Atlanta schools.

These activities are organized in partnerships with local public school systems and magnet programs, the Georgia Tech Admissions Office and other campus groups that also have K-12 outreach missions, and engineering and science professional societies.

Below is a list of programs led by ECE; please check back often for updates.

The following campus offices offer additional information about campus visits, information sessions, and other specialized programs at Georgia Tech:

University of Georgia Summer Music Camps

Summer Music Institute:

Orchestra, Band, Chorus, Guitar, & Piano

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The Institute differs from our traditional summer experience in a number of ways.  A performance-intensive curriculum will serve advanced students who are seriously considering music as a major area of study in college.  All Summer Music Institute students will participate in a chamber ensemble coached by Institute faculty.  Students will also enjoy numerous lectures and laboratory exercises which are designed for the advanced musician.

In order to concentrate our resources on the most serious musicians, several criteria will be used to select students for the Summer Music Institute.  Rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors will be considered for the experience.  Students who have been selected as members of All-State Band, Orchestra, Choir or Jazz Band, Governor’s schools, regional youth orchestras and Wind ensembles will receive strong consideration for acceptance into the Summer Music Institute.

Students will be considered based upon faculty evaluation of a recorded audition.  The recording should include a lyrical and technical selection of the applicants choice. Students must also send in a recommendation letter from either their school music director or their private teacher on or before May 2, 2014.

Summer Music Camp:

Orchestra, Band, Chorus – Grades 6-12

Guitar – Grades 6-12

Jazz Band – Grades 9-12

Piano – Grades 6-12

The University of Georgia Summer Music Camp is an intensive five day musical experience that offers students a place to grow musically in a fun and exciting learning environment. Summer Music Campers attend academic classes that address important areas of musicianship. Campers also attend instrument-specific masterclasses under the direction of the acclaimed faculty of UGA’s Hugh Hodgson School of Music. Band, orchestra, and chorus students rehearse and perform in the appropriate large ensembles, while piano and guitar students focus on performance practice and the standard literature for the instrument. In addition, Summer Music Campers have ample opportunity to socialize, develop relationships with other young musicians, and experience life on a great university campus.

To contact the UGA Summer Music Camp please call the Summer Music Camp office at (706) 542-2061 or email the camp office at smcamp@uga.edu.

Camp Director: Dr. Skip Taylor

Associate Camp Directors:
Dr. Rachael Fischer, Dr. Stephen Fischer

Graduate Associate Director: Gary Garvin

Summer Marching Band Camp:

At the University of Georgia Summer Marching Band Camp, our experts will give you the extra level of attention required to help you master your specialty. Drum majors, color guard members, and marching percussionists come to Athens to learn from outstanding performers and teachers. If you’re just getting started in your specialty, our staff can help you hit the ground running. If you’re an old pro looking to tweak some part of your performance, we can help with that too and you have never had more fun than you will in the process.

To contact the UGA Summer Marching Band Camp please call the Summer Music Camps office at (706) 542-2061 or email the camp office at smcamp@uga.edu.

Camp Director: Dr. Skip Taylor

Associate Camp Directors:
Dr. Rachael Fischer, Dr. Stephen Fischer

Graduate Associate Director: Gary Garvin


Florida State University Summer Music Camps

We know that selecting a summer camp is a big decision. Finding just the right combination of location, activities and price and be daunting. Our staff is here to help make your camp experience as easy as possible – from the time you select one of our 14 camps to the very last day of the camp session.   We also understand that for some of you this will be the first time that you, your son or your daughter will be away from home for an extended period of time, so we hope that you will explore all of our web pages to find information about Counselors, Housing Options, Recreation, Safety, Health Care & more.  Certainly feel free to call us if you have any additional questions.

Registering For Camp / Wait Lists

CAMP REGISTRATION IS OPEN!  Once you have selected a camp to attend, you can either register online or by  mail.  Visit our Registration page for further information.

The following instruments are closed and we have a begun wait list.  Please call us at 850-644-9934 if you would like to be placed on the wait list:

  • Jazz Ensemble Camp: Middle School – Alto-Saxophone
  • Jazz Ensemble Camp: Middle School – Trumpet
  • Jazz Ensemble Camp: Middle School – Tenor-Saxophone
  • Jazz Ensemble Camp: Senior High – Alto-Saxophone
  • Jazz Ensemble Camp: Senior High – Trumpet
  • Jazz Ensemble Camp: Senior High – Guitar
  • String Orchestra Camp – Cello
  • Senior High Band Camp – Alto-Saxophone
  • Senior High Band Camp – Trombone