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Summer Programs

Summer Programs

Find ways to stay busy this summer- consider taking advantage of one of these programs over the summer. There are so many programs out there- this is just a taste of what is out there.

Auburn Youth Programs
Summer camp registration opens December 1st for the upcoming summer.  Some program fill up quickly, so don’t delay.

Augusta University VolunTeen Program

Wellstar MCG Health’s VolunTeen program is designed to provide students, ages 15 to 18, access to the operation of a world-class medical center. Wellstar MCG Health offers volunteer opportunities for high school students in a variety of settings to support the patient experience in clinical and non-clinical departments, clerical work and wayfinding.

This year’s summer program will run from June 3 to July 26. Applications and required forms are due by Thursday, Feb. 29. For more information and application forms, click here

Contact volunteer services with questions at 706-721-6838 or If your department at Wellstar MCG Health is interested in hosting a VolunTeen this summer, please email for more information.

Augusta University GenCyber Program
Sponsored by the National Security Agency and National Science Foundation, GenCyber is a 6-day, residential summer camp open to students with diverse cybersecurity experience. If accepted to the yearly camp cohort, campers will enjoy engaging, hands-on learning opportunities including classroom activities and field trips to NSA Georgia and the Fort Gordon Cyber Center of Excellence.

Carolina Masters Scholars (USC Summer program)

Christendom Best West Ever Summer Program
This highly acclaimed program, designed for rising high school seniors, offers participants a unique educational, cultural, spiritual, and fun-filled experience, all for the incredibly low cost of $600.Each year, more than 300 rising high school seniors take part in the program, and leave campus with a new appreciation for the liberal arts, Catholic culture, true friendship, and the beauty of God’s creation evidenced in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

Duke Pre-College Programs

Emory Youth Theological Initiative

Georgia Boys State
Georgia Boys State is a comprehensive one-week course in state and local government and is a program of the American Legion Department of Georgia. The date for the program is June 9-15, 2024 and will be held at Valdosta State University in Valdosta.​It is a “leadership action program” where qualified male high school rising seniors (current juniors) take part in a practical government course. It is designed to develop a working knowledge of the structure of government and to impress upon the citizen the fact that our government is just what we make it. Along the way delegates have the opportunity to learn the political process by organizing a mythical 51st state. Each level of government is run by those delegates who are elected to serve. Instruction is presented on the law and court system, parliamentary procedure and Georgia political history.

Global Citizen Program
The Global Citizen Program is a series of international and domestic student travel programs designed and curated for middle, high school and college students. Students will learn what it means to be a global citizen, not just by traveling abroad, but by stepping out of their comfort zone, engaging in meaningful conversations and being immersed in new cultures. 

Naval Academy Summer STEM Program
Thinking of a career as a coder, game developer, designer, or robotics engineer? Then start with the experience of a world-class program like the Naval Academy’s Summer STEM Program.

STEM is all about exploring, creating, building, and making things better, and at our Summer STEM Program, you’ll do just that. You’ll work with students from all over the country as you test your problem-solving, creativity, and collaboration skills.  The application will close on April 15, 2024.

NC School of the Arts Summer programs

NC State High School Summer Programs

Notre Dame- Pre-College Programs
High school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors can apply to take a college-level class on campus or online with Notre Dame in summer 2023!   Summer Scholars and Summer Scholars Online students have the unique opportunity to learn from Notre Dame faculty and meet other students from across the globe. Applications are due February 20, 2023. 

Piedmont Hospital Junior Volunteer Program
Teens aged 16-18 may participate in our Junior Volunteer program. Since the annual program begins in early summer, interviews are held in April, with an orientation in early June. Interested young people should contact the Volunteer Services Office at 706.774.8877 by February 28 to be put on a contact list. Students will be emailed the application that outlines the program requirements. Completed applications must be turned in by March.

Savannah College of Art and Design: Pre-College Summer Programs

Stanford Summer Humanities Institute
Stanford Summer Humanities Institute allows participants to dive deep into the humanities, exploring rich fields of inquiry that are rarely taught at the high school level.

UGA Summer Academy

June 2-8, 2024; Application Due Jan. 23.

US Naval Academy Sumer Program
Summer STEM is for current 8th, 9th and 10th graders and is a six-day residential camp here at the Academy. Attendees get to do hands-on math and science activities in our labs with our faculty and midshipmen. The program fee is $800. Summer Seminar is for current 11th graders and is a great opportunity for attendees to see what it would be like to be a student at the Academy. The program fee is $550. Need-based scholarships are available for both programs, including fees and/or travel. 

TeenLife’s 2023 Guide to Summer Programs

Vanderbilt Summer Academy
VSA is an intentionally designed, accelerated residential program for academically advanced 7th through 12th grade students offered through Vanderbilt University’s Programs for Talented Youth. VSA offers one-week and two-week summer courses that are grounded in academic rigor and scholarly exploration, while also focused on fostering community and friendship. Not interested in a residential experience? Programs for Talented Youth also offers online experiences for rising 11th and 12th grade students through our Mentor Immersion program. 

Virginia Tech’s Black College Institute
Applications for Virginia Tech’s 8th annual Black College Institute (BCI) are now live! We invite high-achieving and intellectually curious rising high school juniors and seniors to apply and participate in this summer academic leadership program! 

This year’s BCI will be offered fully in person at Virginia Tech’s main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. This residential program will offer one session for rising juniors and two sessions for rising seniors.
Current sophomores are encouraged to apply for the rising juniors session taking place June 30- July 3, 2024.

Current juniors are encouraged to apply for one of the rising seniors sessions taking place June 16- June 20, 2024, OR June 23- June 27, 2024. You can only participate in one of the two sessions. All programs are FREE of cost to students!
Rising Juniors apply here
Rising Seniors apply here

Application closes: March 22, 2024
Notification of acceptance: April 26, 2024

Virginia Tech’s Summer Science Program
Explore the world of science through action-packed, fun, thought-provoking summer camps in the College of Science at Virginia Tech. In the camps, you can DO science— carry out experiments, work with cutting-edge technology, and solve real-life problems. Talented professors and staff will inspire and prepare you for a great future in science!