Summer Programs

Discover a list of various local and national enrichment programs for interested high school students wanting to attend a college-like experience during the summer.

Please visit the listed websites for additional information about applying, costs, dates, and deadlines. (Most programs offer some form of financial assistance but on a first come first serve basis—so apply early!) Do not hesitate to contact other colleges about their summer programs if they are not listed below. Also, this information changes often, it may be different from what you see listed here.

Project Discovery: Get Amp'd

Open for 6th 7th & 8th-grade students. Spend two days on the campus of Western Carolina Unversity, explore the Great Smoky Mountains Nation Park, participate in cool science activities, and experience other adventures.

Good food, good friends and good times all at no cost!

 

See your Project Discovery Counselor or call 828-227-7137

N.C. STATE UNIVERSITY’S RESOURCE CONSERVATION SUMMER WORKSHOP

a one-week summer camp; no cost to attend.

SUMMER VENTURES IN SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS

The North Carolina General Assembly enacted legislation in 1984, which created Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics. SVSM was conceived as a cost-free enrichment program for academically motivated high school students potentially interested in a career in science or mathematics. SVSM provides participants resident experiences on university campuses during the summer. Learn More

CANNON MUSIC CAMP

Since 1969, Cannon Music Camp has offered the most comprehensive course of vocal and instrumental music instruction in the Southeast. A 4-week, music-filled retreat in North Carolina’s magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains, the camp is open to serious music students who have completed grades 8, 9,10, 11, or 12. Learn More

ECU SUMMER GUITAR WORKSHOP

The East Carolina University Guitar Workshop is aimed at students and aspiring professionals of all ages who are interested in improving and acquiring skills in classical guitar performance. The workshop is open to guitarists of any skill level. Applicants for the workshop should submit a letter of recommendation from a guitar teacher and a short audition tape or CD to determine masterclass placement. All students will receive lessons each day. There will also be daily technique work for intermediate and beginning students. Learn More

UNC-WILMINGTON Leadership Development Program

For minority juniors with a 3.5 GPA who are passionate about a school or community issue and wish to make a change through leadership; nominated juniors will attend the leadership weekend at UNC-W and learn how to implement their project throughout the following school year; no cost involved except transportation to UNC-W. Learn More

NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

The programs of study offered include dance; design & production; drama; filmmaking; music; and visual arts. Applications may be downloaded from their website or completed online. Learn More

APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY’S MARTHA GUY SUMMER INSTITUTE

A summer residential program for juniors to explore the world of business at ASU; details on dates and costs plus applications are available on their website: marthaguy.appstate.edu or may call 877-277-6474.

NORTH CAROLINA A&T SUMMER RESEARCH APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM (RAP)


This is a summer residential program in NCA&T school of Agricultural and Environmental Science to conduct independent research projects; no cost to attend and students will receive a stipend; applications available and more information available by calling 336-256-2062 or visiting here.

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY’S ONE-WEEK SUMMER SEMINAR

Available for students to see what skills are necessary to become a cadet; details on dates, costs and applications are on the website www.academyadmissions.com; juniors interested in applying to the U.S. Air Force Academy may begin the pre-candidate questionnaires and the admissions cycle in mid-February; more information is available at www.usafa.edu

U.S NAVAL ACADEMY’S ONE-WEEK SUMMER SEMINAR

For students to see what skills are necessary to become a midshipman; details on dates, costs, and applications are on the website www.usna.edu/Admissions.

Juniors interested in applying to the U.S. Naval Academy  begin the admissions cycle in the spring of their junior year; more information can be found at www.usna.edu/Admissions

U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY’S ONE-WEEK SUMMER LEADERS SEMINAR

Students experience all aspects of West Point; details on date, costs, and applications are at http://forms.admissions.usma.edu/AL

BROYHILL LEADERSHIP SUMMER CONFERENCE

A one-week summer camp at Belmont Abbey College to develop student leadership skills; $165 cost to attend; applications available at www.broyhill-leadership.org

GENERAL HENRY HUGH SHELTON LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE CAMP

This one-week summer camp sponsored by N.C. State University for students interested in developing their leadership skills; $350 to attend; applications available at www.ncsu.edu/sheltonleadership

THE JESSE HELMS CENTER FOR FEE ENTERPRISE SUMMER LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE


A 1-week summer program for students interested in learning about free market economics, personal responsibility and the role of government in a constitutional republic held at either Wingate or Campbell Universities; no cost to attend except for a $25 application fee; applications available at www.jessehelmscenter.org

JUNIOR STATESMAN SUMMER SCHOOL

Students interested in experiencing the challenge and excitement of politics and debate may attend the 1-week summer workshop held at Georgetown, Princeton, Yale, Stanford or Northwestern Universities or attend the symposia on Leadership and Politics in TX, CA, OH, Washington or NJ; applications and details available at www.jsu.org

NRA Y.E.S (YOUTH EDUCATION SUMMIT)

 

The 1-week summer program with all expenses (except for travel to and from Washington, D.C.) paid by National Rifle Association; the summer program will include the study of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. Learn More

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