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Summer Opportunities

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO THIS SUMMER? Check out these amazing opportunities to build your resume, develop leadership skills, explore your interests, and have fun this summer!



Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW) at Lycoming College & Pennsylvania College of Technology: Summer program for in-coming high school juniors & seniors to see what it’s like to run a business.

Summer Discovery: Precollege Enrichment, Academic, & Internship Programs.

Adelphia University in New York: Precollege Program.

Babson College: Summer Study for High School Students.

Bethel College: Summer Science Institute.

Boston University: Pre-College Programs.

Case Western Reserve University: Pre-Collegiate Summer Programs.

Columbia University: Summer Immersion Programs in NYC and Barcelona.

Cornell University Summer College: Precollege Programs.

Duke University: Summer Session for High School Students.

Gettysburg College: Summer Academic Camps.

John Hopkins University: Summer Precollege Programs.

La Salle University’s Higher Education Initiative.

Lehigh University: Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive.

Messiah College Camps and Online Courses: Young Writers’ Workshop, Readers’ Workshop, and Psychology Camp.; Summer Online Course List:

Miami University: Summer Scholars Program.

Montclair State University Early College Programs: Language Institute.

New York University (NYU): Summer Precollege Programs.

Pennsylvania School for Excellence in the Agricultural Science (PSEAS): Summer Enrichment Program.

Roberts Wesleyan College: Summer classes and camps for high school students.;

Smith College: For academically talented young women.

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies: Programs for students in grades 8-12.

Stevens Institute of Technology: Pre-College Programs

Susquehanna University: Summer Precollege Programs.

Trip Initiative: A hands-on, independent research experience for high school students.

University of Pittsburgh: Health Care Scholars Academy.

Washington University in St. Louis: Pre-College Summer Programs.

West Chester Summer University Summer Tech Camps: Coding, Game Development, Robotics, and Design for Kids and Teens.

William and Mary: Pre-College Program in American History.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute: Frontiers Pre-College Experience.

York College: Business Not As Usual Summer Program.


Visions Service Adventures.

Messiah College Faith Works.

Habitat for Humanity.

Mennonite Mission Network Service Programs for Teens.

Mitzvah Circle: Teen Ambassador Program.

Travel and International:

Drew University Institute of Study Abroad Ireland: Summer Program in Ireland.

Hillsdale College High School Summer Study and Travel Programs: Travel destinations include London, Paris, Rome, and Washing, D.C.

Jacobs University: German Language Courses.

Oxbridge Academic Programs: Summer Programs in France, Spain, & England.

SPI Study Abroad: Language immersion with college credit.

The Experiment in International Living: 31 Programs in 25 countries, including Germany, Jordan, China, England, and the United States.

Music and the Arts:

AMDA: American Musical & Dramatic Academy. High School Summer Conservatory.

Boston University: Academy of Media Production.

DeSales University Summer Video Institute.

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Summer Programs.

LIM College: Summer Fashion Lab.

Messiah College Camps: Young Filmmakers’ Workshop, Jazz Camp, and more!

Parsons Paris: Precollege online fashion programs.

Pratt Institute: Summer Precollege Program.

Rider University: Pre-College Drama TECH Theater Design Institute provides high school students a well-rounded introduction in all aspects of backstage work.

Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD): The University for Creative Careers Summer Programs.

Temple University: Tyler Precollege Summer Programs in Art & Architecture. Scholarship Certificates available in the Guidance Office.

Wheaton College Conservatory of Music Summer Music Camp.

Work Experiences:

Spruce Lake Summer Staff: Retreat Center & Wilderness Camp.

Bethany Birches Camp: Get paid to go rock climbing and mountain boarding!

Camp Hebron Summer Staff: Paid and volunteer positions.

Camp Men-O-Lan Summer Staff: Apply online by March 31.

American Pool Lifeguard: Apply online.

Other Opportunities to Consider:

  • Volunteer in your community (Vacation Bible Schools, Senior Living Communities, Babysitting)
  • Job shadow in a field of interest to you.
  • Go on a service or mission trip.
  • Visit colleges, take a class at a local college, or participate in a summer program at a college
  • Join a summer sports league.
  • Work or volunteer at a local summer camp – our EC8 Campus has one