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Summer Programs

Are you looking for something to do during the Summer?  Explore one of the many programs listed below to gain knowledge in certain subject areas, attain valuable leadership skills, or just have fun.

FREE Summer Programs

Camp CHLA (Children's Hospital Los Angeles) - Applications will close when 400 applications have been received or on Friday, February 5, 2016 at 5 p.m
  • This FREE Summer program explores nursing and health care professions, and covers areas such as: Bone Marrow Transplant, Cardiothoracic Intensive Care, Emergency Services, Medical/Surgical Care, Newborn & Infant Critical Care, Oncology, Operating Room, Pediatric Intensive Care, Transport Teams, and more.
Center for Excellence in Education - Research Science Institute - Deadline for domestic applications is January 22, 2016
  • This FREE summer science and engineering program will be held combines on-campus coursework in scientific theory with off-campus work in science and technology research. 
Los Angeles Pediatric Society - Eve and Gene Black Summer Medical Career Program
  • This FREE summer program is available to current 11th and 12th grade students interested in the medical field.  Under the supervision of a Health Care Educator / Medical Facility Coordinator, participants shadow various medical professionals (Nurse, Nutritionist, Pharmacist, Lab Technician, Physician, Medical Specialist, etc.) who together provide a range of patient care and services.
Telluride Association - These FREE six-week Summer programs are held at Indiana University and/or University of Michigan
  • Telluride Association Sophomore Seminar (TASS)
  • Telluride Association Summer Program for Juniors (TASP)  
Study Abroad, International, or Travel Summer Programs 

Abbey Road Programs
 - Educational study abroad programs in the following countries: France, Italy, Spain, multi-country destinations, as well as some opportunities in the United States
American Field Service (AFS) - Foreign exchange program that offers short programs (2 weeks - 3 months) for high school students in over 75 countries 
Experiment International - International Summer programs available in: Africa, Asia & the Pacific, Europe, and the Americas
Learning Programs International (LPI) - High school study abroad programs available in: China, Costa Rica, France, Italy, Peru, Spain, Global Impact (Costa Rica & Peru)
National Geographic Student Expeditions - Expeditions, field workshops, photography workshops, and community service programs in over 20 countries and locations
  • England - Oxford University, Cambridge University
  • France - L'Academie de France, L'Academie de Paris
  • Spain - La Academia de Espana, La Preparatoria de Barcelona
  • USA - Barnard College (New York)
Oxford University (UK) - Advanced Studies Program 
Putney Student Travel -  International Summer programs available in over 25 countries
Rustic Pathways - International Summer programs available in over 15 countries
Seoul National University - International Summer Institute (Seniors only) in:
  • Business & Economics
  • East Asian Studies
  • Korean Culture
  • Korean Studies
  • Natural Science
  • Social Science
Sol Abroad - High school study abroad, Spanish immersion, and travel programs to locations such as: Argentina, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Spain.
SPI High School Study Abroad - International Summer programs related to Language Immersion, Global Leadership, and Community Service in China, Costa Rica, France, Italy, and Spain.
Summer Discovery - International Programs available in: China - Shanghai; England - London & Cambridge University; Spain - Barcelona & Madrid; Italy - Florence
Summer Study - International Programs available in: Buenos Aires, Argentina; Paris, France
The Bronfman Fellowships - An academic experience for high school Juniors who identify as Jewish.  The merit-based Fellowship includes an all-expense paid Summer trip to Israel where high level discussions and learning take place in a community of inspiring peers. 
Where There Be Dragons - Summer travel programs to Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
All Other Summer Programs
Academy of Business Leadership - Summer Business & Leadership Institute (SBLI)
Armory Center for the Arts (Pasadena, CA) - Summer Studio art courses for youth, teens, adults, and families
  • Dance in the City
  • Entrepreneurs in Training
  • Liberal Arts Intensive
  • Summer in the City
  • Summer Science Seminars
  • Young Women's Leadership Institute 
  • Brown Environmental Leadership Lab (BELL)      
  • Brown Leadership Institute
  • Global Programs
  • Intensive English Language at Brown
  • TheatreBridge & Playwrights Workshop 
California College of the Arts (CCA) - Pre-College Program 
  • Art
  • Architecture
  • Creative Writing
  • Design 
California Institute of Technology (Caltech) - Summer Research Connection
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly SLO) 
  • Programs available at: UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Santa Cruz, UC San Diego 

California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA) - 4 Week Summer Programs in:

  • Animation
  • Creative Writing
  • dance
  • Film & Video
  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts
Camp Cardiac - One-week Summer programs related to healthcare and medicine are held in conjunction with prestigious in the following major cities: Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Orange County (CA), Philadelphia, Saint Louis, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.  Scholarships are available for tuition.
College of William and Mary
  • Programs available in New York City, Barcelona, and the Middle East
Cooking Camp - Culinary workshops at 3 locations: La Canada, North Hollywood, and Woodland Hills 
  • Animal Science
  • Biological Research and the Health Professions
  • Body, Mind, and Health
  • The Business World
  • Cornell Engineering Experience
  • Democracy and Its Discontents
  • Design Immersion
  • The Fashion Studio
  • Focus on the Humanities
  • Focus on the Sciences
  • Focus on Writing
  • Freedom and Justice
  • Genius and Madness in Literature
  • Hotel Operations Management
  • The Individual in the Social World
  • Introduction to Architecture
  • Nature and Culture
  • Research Apprenticeship in Biological Sciences (RABS)
  • Veterinary Medicine 
Dartmouth College Summer Enrichment at Dartmouth (SEAD) empowers promising high school students from under-resourced backgrounds to thrive in high school and college. Founded at Dartmouth in 2001, SEAD provides Dartmouth students with transformative opportunities for service and leadership.
Education Unlimited - Summer camps and programs at: CalTech, MIT, Stanford University, Tufts University, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC San Diego, and Yale University
  • A+ Summer
  • California Actors Workshop
  • College Tours (California or East Coast)
  • Computer Camp 
  • Emerging Writers Institute
  • Public Speaking Institute
  • Sally Ride Science Camp
  • Summer Focus at Berkeley
  • Video Production Camp
  • And much more
Exploration Summer School - Programs available at: Wellesley College and Yale University
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) - Fashion programs that are 3-days long that include hands-on workshops, networking with industry professionals, sketching the nine-head fashion figure, and career exploration.  Locations in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, and San Francisco.
  • 3D Animation, Games, and Visual Effects
  • Character Sculpture
  • Digital Painting
  • Digital Sculpture
  • Drawing for the Entertainment Industry
Hoby - Advanced Leadership Academy at George Mason University - Be immersed in college-level curricula that enhances self-knowledge and leadership development while facilitating positive social change. Students can also earn up to 3 units of college credit!

iD Tech Camps
 - Programs available at 60 universities nationwide
  • 3D Animation
  • Computer Programming
  • Film Making / Photography
  • Robotics Engineering
  • Video Game Design
  • Web Design
Institute for Educational Advancement - Apprenticeship Program
Johns Hopkins University - Center for Talented Youth
  • CTY: Academic Explorations
  • CTY: Intensive Studies
  • Civic Leadership
  • Global Issues in the 21st Century
  • CTY: Hong Kong (International Program)
Lead America - Career & Leadership Conferences available at: Babson College, Columbia University, DePaul University/Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science, Fordham University, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Loras College, Stanford University & Law School, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UT-Dallas
  • Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Business Innovation
  • Digital Media, Broadcast, & Journalism
  • Enginerring & Technology
  • Explore Business Fundamentals
  • Law & Trial
  • Leadership, Ethics, & College Success Forum
  • Medicine & Healthcare
Leadership, Education, And Development (LEAD) - Programs available at various universities in: Business, Computer Science, Engineering, and Health Science
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute - Summer Fellowship Program for high school seniors in areas such as: 
  • Biochemistry, Cancer, Cardiovascular, Dermatology, Diabetes, Endocrinology/Hormones, HIV Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Kidney & Liver Diseases, Genetic Disorders, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Nutrition, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatric Diseases, Perinatology/Neonatology, Psychology/Psychiatry, Repsiratory Diseases
Loyola University Chicago - Summer Scholars Program
  • Institutes in New York: Business, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, Digital Movie Making, Environmental Science, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Game Design, Spanish, Sports Communication, & Theatre
  • International Programs in Florence, Italy: Fashion, Interior Design, Studio Art 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) - Female high school juniors 
National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC) - Programs available at: American University, Fordham University, George Washington University, Georgia Tech, Harvard Medical School, Northwestern University, UC Berkeley
  • Center for Talent Development  
  • IN FOCUS Seminars: Bioethics, Bioscience Research, Humanitarianusm and Global Justice, Insight into Medicine, Law School and the Legal Profession, and Sustainability: Economy, Society, and Environment
Princeton University
Regis College - Summer Scholars Program 
School of Creative And Performing Arts (SOCAPA) - Held at Occidental College with Summer Intensives in: 
  • Acting
  • Dance
  • Film
  • Music
  • Photography  
Spartan All-Stars - Sports Day Camp held on the LCHS campus
St. John's College (Santa Fe, NM) - Summer Academy
  • Beginnings
  • Friendship & Love
  • Sight & Insight
  • Courage & the Soul
  • Justice & Law
Stanford University
  • Programs available at: Emerson College (Boston), Georgetown University, Loyola University (Chicago), NYU, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania
Summer Fuel - Programs available at: Columbia, Harvard, Stanford, Tufts, UC Berkeley, UMass Amherst, Yale 
Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG) - Programs available at: Amherst College, Bryn Mawr College, Emory University, Princeton University, UC Berkeley, UCLA, University of Chicago, UT-Austin, Vassar College, Yale University
Summer Science Program - Programs available at: New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology, Westmont College
  • Programs available at: Penn State, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Pre-College Music Education
  • Young Artists Academy 
  • Summer camps, seminars, lectures, and more
The Theatrical Education Group (Located at LCHS, Led by Mr. Justin Eick) 
  • 10 different classes including: Acting, Circus Movement, Improv, Magic, On-Camera Technique, Singing, Swordplay, Tap Dance, Tech Design, and Theatre Games
Tulane University
UC Berkeley - Pre-Collegiate Program
  • Summer Institutes in: Art, Creative Writing, Dance - Theater Intensive, Design Media Arts, Global Green Business Week for Young Leaders, Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs: Model United Nations, Mock Trial, Nanoscience Lab, Sci | Art NanoLab, Stem Cell Science, Teen ArchStudio, Writing Workshop 
UC San Diego - Academic Connections
University of British Columbia (Canada) - Summer Scholars Program 
University of Maryland - Exploring Engineering program (Women in Engineering) 
  • Notre Dame Leadership Seminars:                                                                               
  • Programs include: Global Issues - Toward a Just Peace; Science, Ethics and Responsibility; The Social Politics of Identity
  • Summer Scholars Program:
  • Potential Programs include: Acting; Ancient and Classical Rome; Debate and Public Speaking; Film; The Self and Psychology; Issues in Gender Studies; Law: Life Sciences; Literature; Global Health; Performance - Voice; Photography; Seeing Creatively; Research Computing; The Brothers Karamazov; Theology and the Church's Evolving Mission
University of Southern California (USC) - 4-Week Programs related to: Architecture, Business, Engineering & Information Technology, Global Studies, Journalism, Pre-Law, Science & Pre-Health, Visual & Performing Arts, Writing & Critical Thinking
Washington D.C & Surrounding Areas (Maryland, Virginia) - Programs available at: American University, Coppin State University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Hampton University, Howard University, James Madison University, Johns Hopkins University, Lynchburg College, Maryland Institute College of Art, McDaniel College, Morgan State, Mount St. Mary's University, Sweet Briar College, The College of William & Mary, Towson University, University of Maryland, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech
Washington University in St. Louis 
Yale University