6 websites to help you find high school summer programs

sunflowerIf you’re in high school and looking for a summer program, you’ve come to the right place. These are some of the best resources to help you find the program that’s right for you.


Petersons’ Summer Program and Camp Search
http://www.petersons.com/summerop/code/ssector.asp If you already have an idea of what you’d like to do for the summer but just need to find the right program, this might be the place to start. Just plug in a keyword to search their database.

TeenInk.com: Links to the Best Summer Programs

If you’d rather see what types of programs are available, start with this list. This list gives a short description of all kinds of summer programs. Teen Ink is a magazine, website, and books written by teens, so the programs listed should be pretty fun.

Enrichment Alley
This site is a database of educational programs during the school year, summer and after graduation. You can narrow your search by location and program type. They even have a comment and rating system to help you decide which program to choose.

Sloan Career Cornerstone Center Summer Programs and Camps

This site has a great list of science, technology, and healthcare summer programs, internships, and camps in all 50 states. If you’re looking to explore a career in those areas, this might be the place to start.

Ventures Scholars Program
You don’t have to be a Ventures Scholar to take advantage of these pre-college summer enrichment programs. All of these programs take place on college campuses. Some are residential, which means you’d get a full college experience by living on campus.

Transitions Abroad


If you’re itching to go abroad this summer, Transitions Abroad is a great place to start. They have summaries, costs, and contact information laid out for just about every program. They have special lists for high school students wanting to volunteer, attend a summer camp, or do a language or educational program abroad during the summer.


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