York Community High School

Summer Programs

Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling (IACAC) SUMMER PROGRAMS for High School Students. Over 160 student summer programs for students.


Summer Programs

Programs are categorized as follows:

RED: Pre-College programs with a range of course options

BLUE: Pre-College or similar programs with specific content

ORANGE: Foreign travel/language/cultural immersion

GREEN: Athletics

PURPLE: Leadership and/or Service


Summer Program Name and Summary Website
Abbey Road summer Programs http://www.goabbeyroad.com/
Academy of Art University- Take classes online or in San Francisco http://www.academyart.edu/academics/pre-college-art-experience-program
Action Quest- Global summer adventures for teens actionquest.com/epic
Adelphi University - Pre-College Programs http://precollege.adelphi.edu/
AFS Exchange Programs- Leading International high school student exchange www.afsusa.org
AIMS- Adventures in medicine and science: Saint Louis University AIMS
Alfred University- Many courses offered in New York www.alfred.edu/summer
Allegheny College Creek Camp http://sites.allegheny.edu/
American Collegiate Adventures- Summer program for high school students. 3-week programs in several states! http://www.acasummer.com
American University of Paris- Summer in Paris www.aup.edu
Architecture at Chicago- "Hi Arc" is UIC's summer architecture workshop for current high school students http://arch.uic.edu/hiarch
Augustana Summer Academy- Courses/workshops from 1-5 days www.augustana.edu/summeracademy
Aurora University -  Michael J. Birck Innovation Engineering Program http://aurora.edu/academics/special-programs/innovation-engineering-program#.WMA-udLyvcs
Aurora University, George Williams College STEM Residential Summer Camp https://aurora.edu/stem/hs-summer-camp-registration.html
Barnard summer in New York City- Co-ed and all-female programs for rising high school juniors and seniors. In partnership with Columbia University https://www.barnard.edu/precollege/summer/programs
Banson NYC Fashion Summer Camp http://www.bansonnyc.com/
Beacon College Summer For Sucess http://www.beaconcollege.edu/summer/
Belin-Blank Center- College of Education at the University of Iowa www.belinblank.org/summer
Beliot College- Center for language studies www.beliot.edu/cls
Berklee College of Music - Contemporary Music College has summer opportunities to improve your musicianship https://www.berklee.edu/summer/forms/request-more-information-about-berklee-summer-programs
Boston Children's Theatre - Pre-professional training for ages 14 - 19 years http://bostonchildrenstheatre.org/summer-studios/
Boston Conservatory-High school students who have some foundation in music composition www.bostonconservatory.edu/hsci
Boston Leadership Institute STEM Programs http://bostonleadershipinstitute.com/
Boston University- Summer term high school programs bu.edu/summer/highschool

BU College of Communication - Investigative Journalism Workshop

Media Production



Bradley University- Summer Forensics Institute (speaking/communication) http://www.bradley.edu/academic/continue/youth/sfi/
Brehm Preparatory - Summer Program http://www.brehm.org/project/summer/
Brigham Young University - French Camp BYU French Camp
Broadreach- Global education & skill-building summer adventures for middle school, high school & college students http://www.gobroadreach.com
California College of the Arts Pre-College Portfolio Development Pre-College Summer Programs
Calvin College Young Women's Business Institute https://admissions.calvin.edu/register/CYWBI2017
Carleton College- Summer academic programs go.carleton.edu/summer
Carnegie Mellon- Art, Design, Artchitecture, and Game Academy admission.enrollment.cmu.edu/pages/pre-college

Christopher Newport University 

Summer Humanities Institute

Cleveland Institute of Art - Pre-College Program cia.edu/precollege
CIEE - Council of International Educational Exchange summer abroad programs http://www.ciee.org/high-school-summer-abroad/
College for Creative Studies- Studio concentrations for 2 or 3 weeks www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu/pcse
College of DuPage- Youth Education options http://cod.edu/academics/conted/youth.aspx
College of William and Mary- Summer program in early American history www.wm.edu/niahd
College Internship Program - CIP - Students with learning differences experience transition to college life http://cipworldwide.org/summer/
Colorado College- Summer precollege programs www.coloradocollege.edu/precollege
Columbia College -Summer Programs

Summer Art Intensive Camp

Entrepreneurship Summer Camp

Forensic Science Camp

Nursing Summer Camp

STEAM Summer Camp

Girls who came Summer Camp

Columbia University - Summer Programs http://ce.columbia.edu/high-school
Commonwealth Honors Academy- 3 week enrichment experience for juniors with 3.5 GPA and 25 ACT http://www.murraystate.edu/cha
Compass College of Cinematic Arts - Film & Acting http://compass.edu/programs/high-school-camps/
Concordia Language Villages- Summer language immersion program http://www.concordialanguagevillages.org/
Cornell Engineering Diversity Program - Catalyst Academy https://sites.coecis.cornell.edu/catalystacademy/
Cornell Engineering Diversity Program - Curie Academy https://sites.coecis.cornell.edu/curieacademy/
Cornell University- Summer college programs for high school students summercollege.cornell.edu
Denison University - Young writers summer workshop https://reynolds.denison.edu/

DePauw University:


Athletic Camps




Music Programs








DeVry University- STEM ready summer camp, Naperville center http://www.devry.edu/high-school-students.html

Discovery Internships (Hosted by colleges) AND

Summer Discovery (Pre-College enrichment & Business Institutes)



Dominican University - Summer Workshop Series for HS Students

Fashion Merch & Design, Teacher Education, Art, Math, Information Studies, Buisness


Dordt College - Summer Programs http://dordt.edu/events/summer_camps/
Duke University - Summer sessions for high school students


Eckerd College Pre-College Summer - Experience residential and academic life https://www.eckerd.edu/precollege/
Edward-Elmhurst Health - Medical Leadership Academy https://www.eehealth.org/nursing/medical-leadership-academy
Embry-Riddle AeronauticalAcademic Summer programs http://www.prescott.erau.edu/summer
Emory- academic pre-college programs http://tinyurl.com/zrgl3gz
Experience America Summer Programs

Fashion Design Camp

Technology Camp 

FIDM Summer Programs Immersive Summer Program
George Washington University- 1, 3, or 6 week pre-college sessions precollege.gwu.edu

GettysburgCollege SummerCamps



Psych Camp

Writing Camp

3D Modeling and Printing Camp

Coding for Robotics & Electronic Camp

Civil War Summer Conference

Sunderman Piano Institute

Girls Who Code - Computer Science Summer Immersion http://girlswhocode.com/programs/
Global Works- Travel with purpose www.globalworkstravel.com
Grab the Tourch Summer Institute - An educational experience of leadership, ethics, empathy and philanthropy http://grabthetorch.org/
Grammy Camp - Summer Music Camp GRAMMYINTHESCHOOLS.COM
Grand River Academy- 5 week summer academy http://www.grandriver.org/summer-camp
Hampshire College - Summer programs https://www.hampshire.edu/summer-programs/summer-academic-programs
Harvard Summer School - College Prep http://summer.harvard.edu/ssp
Hillsdale College Summer Study and Travel Programs https://www.hillsdale.edu/admissions/high-school
Idyllwild Arts Academy - Art Education  http://www.idyllwildarts.org/page.cfm?p=720
Illinois Institute of Technology Summer Camps http://admissions.iit.edu/summer/middle-and-high-school-students

Illinois State University

Summer HS Programs

Summer Actuarial Program for Minority Students

Summer Risk Management/Business Program





Illinois Wesleyan University- Summer Music Camp https://www.iwu.edu/music/k12/camp.html

Illinois Wesleyan University-DTE Summer Camp

Design, Technology & Entrepreneurship Camp
Indiana State University- Summer Honors programs https://www.indstate.edu/academics/experience

Indiana University


Journalism Institute


Business Pre-College for women & underrepresented students

Business is Global -Summer Language Program






Business is Global

John Hopkins University- Engineering Innovation http://engineering.jhu.edu/ei/
Junior State of America- Academic and Leadership http://jsa.org/summer
Kendall College- Weekend culinary camps for teens www.kendall.edu/camps

Lake Forest College -

Emagination Tech Camps

Summer technology camps
Landmark College Summer Camps and Transition to College https://www.landmark.edu/summer
Lawrence Technological University summer programs http://www.ltu.edu/community_k12/summer-camps.asp
Lifeworks International- Global service adventures https://www.gobeyondtravel.com/
Lincoln College - Camp Reel Stories



Loyola Marymount University - Summer Programs http://summer.lmu.edu/
Loyola University Chicago - Digital Storytelling Workshop http://highschooldigital.com/
Loyola University Chicago - Summer Scholars http://luc.edu/summerscholars
Maine Media- Young artists program http://www.mainemedia.edu/workshops/young-artists
MarineQuest - University of North Carolina @Wilmington -Programs in Marine Biology/Marine Science www.uncw.edu/marinequest
Marist College -  Pre-College Summer Programs www.marist.edu/precollege
Massachusetts College of Art and Design - Pre-college Studio Art Program https://www.massart.edu/Continuing_Education/Youth_Programs/Summer_Studios.html
Midwestern University - Careers in Pharmacy Program http://www.midwestern.edu/careersinpharmacy/
MIT -  Entrepreneurship Launch Program http://mitlaunch.com/
Miami University- Summer Scholars http://miamioh.edu/admission/high-school/summer-scholars/
MICA- Studio residency programs in Baltimore or Tuscany www.mica.edu/precollege
Michigan State University- Gifted and talented education www.gifted.msu.edu

Michigan Tech- Engineering scholars program

Michigan Tech- Women in Engineering  Women in Engineering Summer Youth Program
Middlebury Summer Language Academy http://mmla.middlebury.edu/
Millikin University- Summer Immersion courses millikin.edu/immersion
Murray State- Commonwealth honors academy http://www.murraystate.edu/cha
National Geographic Student Expeditions - Summer Trips Student Expeditions
New Worlds Emerge- Travel opportunities www.newworldsemerge.org
New York Film Academy Summer Camps https://www.nyfa.edu/summer-camps/
NYIT - Summer programs  http://www.nyit.edu/nyit_academy
North Central College- Community education northcentralcollege.edu
North Park University - Summer Science Academy Summer Sciences
Northern Illinois University- Residential and day camps http://www.niu.edu/clasep/camps/
Northern Illinois University- Summer in the Arts artcamps.niu.edu
Northern Illinois University - Community Leadership and Civic Engagement www.niu.edu/ngold
Northern Michigan University- Environmental Science Camp, Skilled Trades Camp, Cyber Camp https://www.nmu.edu/youth-programs
Northfield Mount Hermon- Exceptional summer education www.nmhschool.org/summer

Northwestern University-

Summer college prep,enrichment courses & Gifted  LearningLinks




Norwich University

Summer Leadership Camp

Cyber Security Summer Camp





NYU- Precollege programs for high school students www.nyu.edu/precollege
Ohio State University - Buckeye Vet Prep Camp http://vet.osu.edu/education/high-school-and-junior-high-students
Oxbridge Academic- Summer study abroad, grades 8-12 www.oxbridgeprograms.com
Oxford- Advanced studies program www.oasp.ac.uk
Penn engineering- Summer academy in applied science & technology www.seas.upenn.edu/saast
Phillips Exeter Academy- 5 weeks of academic exploration and discovery www.exeter.edu/summer
Pratt Institute- precollege summers elective programs www.pratt.edu/precollege
Purdue- college of education, summer residential programs purdue.edu/geri
Q-ZERO - Summer Program for young entrepreneurs Q-zero.com
Quantum Learning- SuperCamp programs on prestigious university campuses www.quantum-u.com
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute- Students interested in careers in engineering & technical professions http://doso.rpi.edu/precollege

Rochester Institute of Technology - Programs for the deaf and hard-of-hearing

Rochester Institute of Technology - Health Care Careers Exploration Program





Roosevelt University -

Chicago College of Performing Arts

Summer Offerings 
Rutgers - Pre-Engineering Summer Academy http://summer.rutgers.edu/preengineering
Saint Mary of the Woods College Summer Camps http://www.smwc.edu/resources/events/summer-camps
Sam Fox School of design and visual arts- architecture discovery & portfolio programs samfoxschool.wustl.edu/precollege
Saper Law Immersion Program - Week long summer camp which gives uniquie exposure to the legal profession http://www.saperimmersion.com/
SCAD- University for creative careers scad.edu/summer
SAME Engineering and Construction Camps http://samecamps.org/
School of the art Institute of Chicago- Early college program saic.edu/ecpsi
Sea World- career camps seaworldorlando.com/education
SIG- summer institute for the gifted giftedstudy.org/teachers
SIUC- Aviation, week long summer wings camp siu.edu
Smith College - Precollege Prorams for High School Girls https://www.smith.edu/summer/
Smithsonian Latino Center- Young ambassadors program www.latino.si.edu/programs/youngambassadors.htm

SOAR -Summer Camp for students with ADHD and other disabilities

South Dakota State University Electrical Engineering Summer Camp http://www.sdstate.edu/eecs/camps/
St. John's College Summer Academy https://www.sjc.edu/summer-academy
SPI Study Abroad Program (Deadline April 15th) Language Immersion/Global Leadership http://www.spiabroad.com/
Stanford University- Summer institutes (3-4 weeks) or summer college precollegiate.stanford.edu
Stevens Institute of Technology Pre-college Program
Summer Springboard - Pre-College Programs https://summerspringboard.com/
Summer Study - Summer Enrichment on various College Campuses http://www.summerstudy.com/
Summer Golf School for Teens in Scotland http://summergolfschooluk.com/
Syracuse University Summer College http://summercollege.syr.edu/
Tribeca Flashpoint Academy - The Next Level http://www.tribecaflashpoint.edu/hsprogram
Tufts Summer Sessions https://ase.tufts.edu/summer/
University of Alabama - Early College  http://uaearlycollege.ua.edu/on-campus/summer-on-campus.php
University of British Columbia Summer Scholars http://www.summerscholars.ubc.ca/
UC Berkeley- Embarc summer design academy www.ced.berkeley.edu
UCLA Summer Discovery Programs/Internships https://www.summerdiscovery.com/apply-now
University of Chicago- Summer sessions




Summer College

Stones and Bones

University of Cincinnati- Design, architecture, art & planning camps daap.uc.edu/daapcamps
University College Dublin - Summer Program http://www.ucd.ie/international/study-at-ucd-us/what-can-i-study/summer-programmes/
University of Connecticut Pre-College Summer Program for juniors and seniors http://precollege-summer.uconn.edu/
University of Dallas - High school Summer Programs http://www.udallas.edu/travel/zz-index-1.php
University of Dayton - Summer Entrepreneurship Program https://udayton.edu/apply/undergraduate/hsprograms/entrepreneurship-101.php
University of Dayton - Summer Leadership 101 Leadership 101
University of Dayton - Summer Sustainability - Food Systems https://udayton.edu/apply/undergraduate/hsprograms/summer-sustainability.php
University of Dayton- Women in Engineering and Summer Honors Engineering camps



University of Illinois at Chicago- tuition free summer college summercollege.uic.edu
University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign- School of architecture and Media University



University of Illinois -Urbana-Champaign College of Business https://business.illinois.edu/undergraduate-affairs/admissions/ebl/
University of Illinois -Urbana-Champaign College of Engineering - Girls in Math, Engineering and Science (GAMES)

Girls' Adventures in Mathematics, Engineering and Science (GAMES)


University of Illinois -Urbana-Champaign College of Engineering - Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE)
University of Illinois -Urbana-Champaign College of Fine & Applied Arts Summer Program Illinois Summer Youth Music, Discover Architecture, iSTEAM, FAA Summer Intensive
University of Illinois -Urbana-Champaign College of Media 360 Sports and Entertainment Summer Camp
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Social Work Day of Service for students interested in in exploring the field of social work. Interested students should contact Laura Gravin at lgraven2@illinois.edu, Undergraduate Affairs Coordinator, for more information.
University of Maryland- women in engineering dream conference www.wie.umd.edu/dream
University of Miami - Summer Scholars Program http://www.miami.edu/dcie/index.php/summer_scholars_program/
University of Nebraska - Lincoln - Career Explorations in Architecture, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture http://architecture.unl.edu/prospective-student/high-school-workshops
University of Nebraska - Lincoln - Discover Landscape Architecture Camp http://architecture.unl.edu/prospective-student/high-school-workshops
University of Notre Dame - Study Abroad http://precollege.nd.edu/
University of Pittsburgh- College prep and leadership academy www.thebridge.pitt.edu
University of St. Andrews- Scottish studies and creative writing www.st-andrews.ac.uk
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Architecture Summer Camp Academy http://www4.uwm.edu/sarup/admissions/outreach/summercamp/
University of Wisconsin-Platteville- Nike and Pioneers volleyball camps www.uwplatt.edu/safety/cac/forms.html
University Prep- Residential and commuter programs at 5 different universities. Specifically designed to help you gain acceptance into the U.S. university or college of your choice. www.nsgtuniversityprep.org
US Performing Arts camps usperformingarts.com
USC- freshman year previews, 2 or 4 week courses summer.usc.edu
University of Vermont - Pre-College Programs Summer Programs
Wabash Academy Summer Program http://wasatchacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Wasatch-Academy-Summer-Program-2017vb-edoc.pdf
Wake Forest University Pre-College programs http://summer.wfu.edu/pre-college/

Washington University St. Louis

Olin Fleischer Scholar Program

Fleischer Scholar Program
Wentworth Institute of Tech - SummerFAB - Design and Fabrication  Wentworth Summer FAB
Western Michigan University- Summer music camp wmich.edu/music-camp
Wheaton College-BRIDGE


For first-generation college-bound, low-income or African-American or Latino students from the Chicagoland area who are interested in preparing for admission to college

Where there be Dragons- Learning adventures in the developing world wheretherebedragons.com
Windermere Internatioinal Summer School - International Summer School http://www.windermereschool.co.uk/summerschool
WorldStrides Summer - travel opportunities http://www.worldstridessummer.com
Yale- Young global scholars program globalscholars.yale.edu