Summer Enrichment Programs
Many parents and students are looking for summer enrichment opportunities. Below are camps, jobs, and volunteer opportunities that we receive information on in our office. This is provided for informational purposes only; GSMST does not endorse any of these programs and each family is responsible for any fees associated with these programs. If you are specifically looking for summer internship opportunities that satisfy the Junior Fellowship Experience curricular requirements, please also visit the GSMST Internship "Summer Internship Opportunities" page: http://www.gsmst.org/~gsmst/gsmst_web/?q=summeropportunities .
Summer STEM Mentoring
Rising 10th-12th graders are eligible to apply to serve as mentors for the Summer STEM Experience for rising freshmen. Mentors will be expected to be available for the full SSE, June 10th -13th. Mentors will attend from 7:30 – 1:00. You are also expected to attend a mandatory training from 8:30 – 12:30 on Friday, May 31st. Please note: This training conflicts with summer school for summer JFEs. If you are doing a summer JFE, you will not be eligible to serve as a SSE mentor.
To apply, please download and fill out the application below. Completed applications are due to the counseling office no later than 3:15 on Monday, May 6th.
Youth About Business Summer Program at Emory University
Attention students interested in future careers in the business field. Emory University is hosting a summer program called "Youth About Business". They are currently accepting student registrations for Summer 2013. Please visit their website for more information:
Stevens Summer Program
Attention rising Juniors and Seniors
The Stevens Summer is a pre-college experience that challenges, and promotes discovery and exploration. Each summer, talented high school students from the United States and all over the world come to Stevens for a true residential college experience. Get a taste of campus life, experience hands-on projects, visit successful companies, take a bite out of the Big Apple, and make your college application stand out!
IInstiInstitutISAME SAME Summer Camps
The Society for American Military Engineers (SAME) hosts summer camps each year. The camps are one week long and are for those high school students interested in engineering and the military. The student only has to pay $275 and, if selected as one of 4 students to represent Atlanta, the rest of the costs (including air fare) is covered by the Atlanta SAME post. Visit this website for more information: http://sameatlantapost.org/ . Deadlines are rapidly approaching!
Institute for Educational Advancement
Applications are currently available for the 2013 Apprenticeship Program. Institute for Educational Advancement (IEA) is a nonprofit organization in South Pasadena that nurtures the extraordinary potential of gifted students. IEA’s Apprenticeship Program provides high school students with hands-on learning experiences by matching them with mentors in various professions for three to four weeks during the summer. During the program, students explore areas of study for college and potential career options while they develop life-changing relationships with their mentors.
The Apprenticeship Program will take place in Los Angeles over three sessions:
Session 1: June 16 - July 13
Session 2 (Industrial Design at Art Center): June 23 - July 13
Session 3: July 21- August 10
Deadline to apply: April 8th
Stanford University Summer Session
Stanford Summer Session is the fourth academic quarter at Stanford University. One of our programs, High School Summer College, is an academically selective program that provides mature, advanced high school students access to undergraduate coursework at Stanford. Summer College is an eight-week college experience that provides academic, social, and intellectual opportunities not found in a high school classroom.
Students who are a high school sophomore, junior, or senior at the time of application should be 16 or 17 years old on the first day of instruction. We will also review applications from high school sophomores and juniors who are already 18 years old and will remain that age through August 18, 2013.
Why High School Summer College?
Choose from more than 125 courses offered in more than 30 Stanford departments.
Earn Stanford college credit for courses taken and receive a Stanford transcript.
Attend speaking events with Stanford faculty, such as Nobel Laureate in Physics, Douglas Osheroff.
Study with other students from throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Experience college life and forge new friendships.
It’s simple for students to apply online at: http://summer.stanford.edu/
GraGradZombie Scholars Academy - Truman State University - rising 9th - 12th graders
The Zombie Scholars Academy is a summer learning experience like you’ve never seen before! And if you think the title tells you everything you need to know – think again! ZSA is a unique academic program that takes the unprecedented interest young people have in the thrilling – and often humorous – fiction of a zombie apocalypse and turns that energy into a fantastic vehicle for learning about some of society’s most pressing needs. ZSA emplys a dynamic curriculum that places students in the heart of a hypothetical disaster and is designed to achieve these goals:
Camp dates are July 7-14, 2013 and applications are due April 1. Cost is $800. For more information and to apply, go to: http://zombie.truman.edu/
Grady Summer Volunteer Program - Ages 14-17
Grady’s Teen Volunteer Program is for to students ages 14-17. Teen Volunteers work in areas around the health system. They perform customer service and basic office tasks. Grady staff supervises Teen Volunteers at all times. Teens cannot participate in any direct patient care. Volunteers are selected based on their qualifications and a personal interview.
The 2013 program begins on Monday, June 3, 2013 and ends on Friday, July 26, 2013.
Applications for the 2013 summer program will be accepted until Friday, March 22, 2013 at NOON. Please review the application process carefully. You must be at least 14 years old to apply for this program. For information and to apply, visit: http://www.gradyhealth.org/volunteer/volunteering_teen.html
U.S. Naval Academy - Summer STEM Program - rising 8th-11th graders
Offered to rising 8th-11th Graders. Students must demonstrate superior academic performance to include GPA, class standing, and/or strong PSAT, SAT or ACT results. Selection is based in large part on ensuring geographic representation along with overall accomplishments in and out of the classroom. All applicants will be notified of their status by May 1st. Students must provide their own transportation to the camp, and cost to attend is $200, which includes your room and board, meals, as well as a variety of materials. Application deadline: April 15.
NCSSSMST Youth Policy Summit: A Wetter, Better World - ages 14-18
June 10-15, 2013 at NCSSSMST headquarters in Keystone, CO. Cost: $900
The Keystone Center is proud to offer this unique opportunity to motivated teens who want to make a difference in the world. Youth Policy Summit (YPS) blends science, adventure and fun into one exciting program that invites teens to experience just how real-life public policy problems are solved. Designed for youth ages 14-18, the program encourages participants to solve problems creatively and collaboratively, explore new challenges, and experience new adventures. This year’s summit will focus on freshwater sustainability and natural resource management. Once at KSS they’ll conduct field research and talk to real-life experts before working together to develop action-oriented solutions to the problems they’re exploring. An adventure day will bring us closer to the concepts we’re studying as we explore the rivers and waterways that support life. For more information, visit: www.youthpolicysummit.org. For FFor
Emory’s Pre-College Program for High School Students - rising 11th and 12th
Emory’s summer Pre-College Program for high school students is now accepting applications. The Pre-College Program allows talented rising high school juniors and seniors to experience Emory’s distinctive academic and residential community. The Pre-College experience can be transformational: both fun and academically focused. Students may enhance their academic portfolioand earn college credit in six-week undergraduate courses or enroll in two-week, non-credit courses for personal enrichment without the pressures of a grade. All classes are taught by committed Emory faculty who enjoy teaching and guiding prospective college students.
For a full course listing, admission requirements and an online application to this exciting summer program visit www.precollege.emory.edu. Email the Pre-College Program at email@example.com call 404-727-0671 to request a brochure. Financial aid is available.
Emory University Summer Reading Skills Program – rising 9th-11th graders
The Institute of Reading Development has partnered with Emory University to offer this program designed to help students become stronger readers and better students. They read twice as fast, make substantial gains in comprehension, and study more effectively. Students who take this program:
- Increase reading speed
- Improve comprehension
- Learn study skills
- Enjoy reading more
The program includes five weeks of classroom instruction and stimulating activities led by an experienced teacher, engaging materials that provide instruction at home between the weekly lessons, and reading in some of the most enjoyable books ever written. Program locations throughout Gwinnett County. For more information, visit: http://emory.readingprograms.org/level/6/
iD Tech Camp and iD Gaming Academy – hosted by Emory University
Day and overnight camps for video game design, graphic design, robotics, programming and more. Ages 7-17.
Georgia Gwinnett College Tech Camp - current 8th, 9th, and 10th graders
During June 2013, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) School of Science and Technology (SST) sponsors summer enrichment camps for students entering 7th through 10th grades.
Session I: High School students (current 8th, 9th, and 10th graders): June 3 - June 6, 2013 (high school coed, Monday - Thursday)
- Have fun creating apps for your mobile devices with no coding experience needed, you are only limited by the boundaries of your imagination.
- Learn about college life and careers in computing, make new friends, and much more!
- Campers will need to bring a lunch Monday through Wednesday. We will eat in GGC dining hall on Thursday.
For more information and online application, please visit the web site: https://hercules.ggc.edu/ggctechcamp/
Aerospace Engineering Summer Camp - Southern Polytechnic State University
The Division of Engineering at Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU) is holding its fourth series of Aerospace Engineering Summer Camps for 12-18 year old middle and high school students. The camps will be held on SPSU campus.
Total fee for the camp is $225 per student per camp. Students will get a chance to learn the basics of flight, types of aircraft, introduction to helicopters, spaceships, balloons, blimps, sail planes etc. The camp also includes RC flights, fixed and rotary wing flight simulators, introduction to computer aided design, and paper and balsa aircraft flight competitions. Visit the website for more information and to register.
Georgia Tech CEISMC Summer P.E.A.K.S.
Georgia Tech CEISMC annually offers its Summer Programs for Enrichment and Accelerated Knowledge in STEM. These weeklong, non-residential programs run from 9 AM - 3 PM (Monday through Friday) on Georgia Tech's campus. For students entering the 4th-12th grade, programs cover a wide variety of topics in which students experience a schedule filled with demonstrations, laboratory exercises, discussion groups, presentations and hands-on learning. Not only will students interact with Georgia Tech faculty and staff, they will utilize various facilities on campus. For more information: https://www.ceismc.gatech.edu/studentprograms/high
CDC Disease Detective Camp - rising 11th and 12th Graders
CDC's Disease Detective Camp is an academic public health day camp held at CDC headquarters in Atlanta. The camp is open to rising high school juniors and seniors. You must be 16 by the start of camp.
Students interested in working in a team environment with other motivated students are encouraged to apply! Over the course of five days, campers will take on the role of disease detectives and learn first-hand how the CDC safeguards the nation’s health. Teams will probe a disease outbreak using epidemiologic and laboratory skills and report their findings to a group of CDC scientists. Activities may include short lectures by CDC experts, a mock press conference in the CDC press room, and a look behind the scenes of CDC.
Admission is competitive. It is important that essays are thoughtfully written and all required application components are included. The deadline is April 5, 2012. Applications are now available at: http://www.cdc.gov/museum/camp/about.htm
USF Summer Research for Scholars Program - summer opportunity for rising 11th and 12th Grade
The STEM Education Center at the University of South Florida (USF) offers a challenging educational summer program for gifted high school students entering grades 11 and 12. Its aim is to promote creativity and provide the participants with an in depth understanding of the STEM fields. Through exploration and research, the methods and applications of mathematics, the physical and biological sciences, as well as technological innovations and inventions are presented. The cost of the program is $3,800. This includes room and board, meals, a variety of materials, and outings. A $50 non-refundable application fee is required. Some financial aid based on family need may be available.
There are two application deadlines for USF Pre-College: May 15, 2013 for June programs OR June 15, 2013 for July programs
For more information or to apply, visit: http://uc.usf.edu/precollege/overview/
Yale Young Scholars - summer opportunity for rising 11th and 12th Grade
The Yale Young Global Scholars Program for Outstanding High School Students is now in its twelfth year and offers a challenging, two-week summer experience for rising juniors and seniors interested in politics and global affairs. The program draws together a diverse group of participants from all over the world to live on Yale’s campus, learn from Yale faculty, and analyze and debate key ideas about law, government, economics, history, and international relations. Admission is selective, and the early application deadline is rapidly approaching on March 1, 2013. Go to http://globalscholars.yale.edu to apply.
GA Tech H.O.T. Days Summer Enrichment Program - Current 9th and 10th graders
This is for current 9th and 10th grade students (classes of 2015 and 2016): The H.O.T. Days @ Georgia Tech camp is a week-long summer program designed to introduce students to electrical and computer engineering (ECE) concepts. The goal of the program is to instill an interest in ECE and increase the number of high school graduates majoring in this field. Students who like and excel in math and science courses and who want to explore electrical or computer engineering to determine whether these fields might be their choice of major in college are encouraged to apply. Applications are due April 1, 2013.
For additional information, please click on the following link: http://www.ece.gatech.edu/academics/outreach/hot-days/index.html
21st Century Leaders Summer Opportunities
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Youth Leadership Institute - Goizueta Business School at Emory University
EarthCare - Sponsored by Georgia Power, Berry College - Rome, Georgia
Leadership Unplugged: A CNN Experience - Georgia Institute of Technology
Summer Camps with a STEM Focus
These programs have been attended by GSMST students in the past:
- RSI - Research Science Institute: http://www.cee.org/programs/rsi
- MIT's MITES Program: http://web.mit.edu/mites/
- Emory Winship Cancer Institute's Summer Scholars Research Program: http://winshipcancer.emory.edu/newsroom/WinshipContentPage.aspx?nd=758&news=301
- CDC Disease Detective Camp: http://www.cdc.gov/museum/camp/