Summer Opportunities

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Blueprint4 Summer- A web app providing easy mobile access to summer camps and events in the local area so you can plan your summer around fun activities.

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2018 Audrey Walton Youth Leadership Conference

July 19--21, 2018

 Audrey Walton Youth Leadership Conference is an important part of the Show-Me State Games and is geared towards incoming juniors and seniors in high school for the ’18-‘19 school year. The three day conference focuses on teaching youth about leadership, higher education, and a healthy lifestyle.   Students have the opportunity to make new friends, become familiar with the University of Missouri-Columbia (the conference site), and acquire valuable information for successful futures.  Thanks to the generous support of Ms. Audrey Walton, there is no charge for the conference. Applications can be picked up in the counseling office and are due May 25, 2018.  For additional information, please contact your grade level counselor.

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Lindenwood University-Belleville is hosting two summer overnight visits.
June 29-30
July 20-21
Summer overnights are designed to give prospective students a firsthand campus experience.  Students will have the opportunity to interact with staff, faculty and current students while spending the night in one of the residence halls and tour all facilities
Questions or to RSVP, contact 618-239-6047 or visit Lindenwood's website at

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Webster University School of Communications 2018 Summer Camps
Camps offered:
-3D Printing Camp June 4-June 8

-Game Design Camp June 4-June 8
-Film-making Camp June 11-June 15
-Music Recording Camp June 18-June 22
-Sports Media Camp Juen 25-June 29
All camps are held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the Webster Groves campus.
Enrollment in all camps is limited, and early registration is encouraged.
Visit to register.

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University of Central Missouri Summer Academy
July 9-August 2, 2018
The Central Summer Academy is designed for incoming UCM students who are first generation, eligible to receive Federal Pell Grant, or a historically underrepresented minority, and required to take developmental and general education courses.
At Central Academy participants will:
-Complete six hours in a supportive learning environment
-Live on campus in residence halls
-Develop study skills
-Participate in seminars, workshops and other on- and off- campus activities.
-Begin college with a great group of peers.
Deadline to Apply: May 1, 2018
Apply at and

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Missouri S&T Summer Camps
Ready to explore a future career?  No matter what your interest, Missouri S&T has a program for you.
For a complete listing of programs, visit:

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Rockhurst University Summer Nursing Experience
June 10-14, 2018
Rockhurst University is offering a unique experience for high school students interested in the nursing health care field. For four days you will work with other high school students on laboratory experiments and group projects, and engage in discussions on topics such as ethics in health care.  
Application deadline is May 12, 2018
Fee is $275 with scholarship available.
For more information and to register, visit:

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The University of Missouri St. Louis Bridge Program has begun it’s recruitment of area high school students for participation in the 2018 Summer Academy. The Summer Academy for currently enrolled 9th and 10th grade students will take place Monday, June 18, 2018 through Friday, July 13th, 2018 Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. The academy offers academic enrichment courses in mathematics, science, written and oral communication, career research, personal and professional development. I would like to schedule a time to come in and speak with interested students who possess the following criteria:

2.5 cumulative GPA or higher

Enrolled in or have taken Algebra

Maintain a strong desire to attend college

 The application deadline for the Summer Academy is Friday, May 4th, 2018.

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2018 Leadership in Practice
June 24-27, 2018
Westminster College
The best way to develop leadership skills is to practice. 
Leadership in practice engages 9th or 10th grade students in profound ways by putting them through hands-on simulations and activities with experienced facilitators and community leaders from around the state. 
Application deadline April 1, 2018
Cost $250 per student
Partial scholarships are available. 
Apply online at:

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Intern with Missouri Coalition for the Environment this summer.
-2 paid high school internships.
-$500 stipend
Intern is required to work 120 hours between June and August. 
Spend the summer with MCE and learn about the intersection for the environment, public health, and justice. Interns will learn about issues such as water quality, public lands, and climate change. They will see first-hand how decisions are made in government about our natural resources, how citizens can be part of the process, and the political and financial barriers that limit public engagement. 
To apply please send the following to : with "High School Internship" in the title.
1. Cover Letter that describes why you would like to intern at MCE, what you hope to learn, and how this internship fits in with other personal or professional goals you have.
2. Resume
3. Two references.
Applications are due by Friday, March 30th, 2018
Click here to see the attached flyer.

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The University of Dayton Summer Program
Leadership 101-June 17-29, 2018
Open to rising high school juniors, seniors and first-year college students, this two-week experience will help students gain an understanding of the foundations of leadership, assess their leadership behaviors and preferred leadership style, discover the five practices of exemplary leadership and create a personal leadership development plan.  
Application deadline is March 9, 2018
For more information, visit:

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Mizzou-The Trulaske Business Academy
June 24-30, 2018
The goal of this week-long residential program is to introduce students to the various disciplines and careers opportunities within the business world, while also experiencing life on a college campus. 
Rising 10, 11 and 12 grade underrepresented minority students with at least a 3.0 GPA are eligible to apply for the program.  
Applications are due by Friday, April 6, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
Click here to apply
For more information, visit:

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Bradley University Summer Visit Programs
June 15, 2018-Foster College of Business
June 22, 2018--College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
June 29, 2018-Caterpillar College of Engineering and Technology
July 13, 2018-College of Education and Health Sciences
July 20, 2018-Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts
Make your visit reservations at
or call 309-677-1000.

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College of Engineering-Engineering Summer Camp
July 8-13, 2018
July 15-20, 2018
Rising 10th-12th graders
Hands-on lab experiments, industry tours, team design projects and competitions. Opportunities to earn Mizzou Engineering Scholarships. Learn about campus life and make new friends. 
Application can be found at:
All form are due by April 13, 2018
Diversity Scholarships are available.

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The University of Missouri School of Medicine Mizzou MedPrep Medical Explorations Workshop
-Open to high school juniors and seniors 
-2 week online course and 1 day campus visit to either the MU's School of Medicine Columbia, MO or the Springfield Clinical Campus, Springfield, MO. 
The students will explore careers in healthcare , enhance self-awareness through personality assessment, and connect with peers, students, staff and faculty in healthcare. 
 Online workshop: June 10-June 25, 2018
Columbia Campus visit: June 22, 2018
MU Springfield Clinical Campus: June 25, 2018
To register and for more information visit:

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Southeast Missouri State University Summer Camps
-Academic Camps
-Athletic Camps
-Cheer & Dance
-Workshops & Programs
For a complete list of camps, visit SEMO.EDU/CAMPS

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Travel for Teens
The most variety in teen travel. Over 100 programs in 40+ countries. Smaller and more diverse groups. 14-21 students from around the world, and 75% solo travelers. Authentic travel with hands-on experiences to inspire and teach teens to be savvy travelers.
For more information visit,

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2018 Leadership in Action at Lindenwood University
Ages 14-17
July 13-July 16, 2018
Explore thinking like economists and solving problems like entrepreneurs.  
Scholarships are available. 
Register online at
Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway Street
St. Charles, MO 63301

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The 2018 STARS Program is now accepting applications for their summer program. 
June 11-July 20, 2018
For six weeks participants will join a community of investigators working under the supervision of practicing research scientists. More than 50 scientists who work in fields such as allied health, biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental science, medicine, and psychology will share their experiences as they and their research team direct students in research projects.
$80 non-refundable application fee must be paid when application is submitted. 
Accepted students must pay a Program Participation fee of $2,995 as well as a one credit hour UMSL Dual Enrollment/STARS Student Program Tuition fee of approximately $342.50 on or before June 1, 2018.
Financial assistance is available.
Applications must be postmarked March 1 through March 24, 2018. 
For more information, visit:

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Western Illinois University Summer Programs
The Office of Study Abroad and Outreach provides youth with unique hands-on learning opportunities that will transform the way they think about their future.  
For a full list of programs, please visit:
WIU Athletics will also offer a variety of summer sports camps.  

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The College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources at the University of Missouri is excited to present a variety of summer offerings for high school students to explore Mizzou and different career fields. 
The 2018 Summer Academies include:
-Animal Sciences Youth Leadership Academy
-Life Sciences Quest
-Mizzou Teach AG Academy
-Natural Resources Career Acadmey
-Mizzou Trap Academy
For more information or to apply, visit:
Questions: Julie Scoggs 573-882-8301 or

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Saint Louis University's Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology 
Parks Pre-College Programs
Parks College's summer programs introduce high school students to the latest technology and career paths in engineering, robotics and aviation.
Programs offered:
-Aviation Summer Academy
-Engineering Summer Academy
-Introduction to Engineering Summer Camp
-Robotics Summer Academy
-St. Louis Summer Transportation Institute
-Summer Structural Engineering Experience
For more information, visit:

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Columbia College offers six summer camps. Campers will lean from Columbia College faculty, meet current students and get hands-on experience doing what they love!
Camp Programs Available:
-Summer Art Intensive
-Entrepreneurship Summer Camp
-Forensic Science Summer Camp
-Nursing Summer Camp
-STEAM Student Summer Camp
-Girls Who Game Summer Camp 
Click here to register and for more information.

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Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
FIDM Summer Program for High School Students
Experience fashion through the eyes of a college student. 
For 3 Non-stop days:
-Learn from FIDM instructors 
-Collaborate on creative projects
-Meet industry professionals
-Express your style
-Be inspired by successful FIDM Grads
Program Dates:
San Diego-June 25-27
San Francisco-June 25-27
Orange County June 27-29
Los Angeles- June 20-22
Register at FIDM.EDU/GO/3DF
Text FIDMSummer to 57682

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NYU Summer Programs for High School Students
Every summer, students from around the country and all over the world participate in various high school programs, becoming a part of the campus community and making New York City their classroom.
Program subject areas:
Arts and media, business, college prep, humanities and social sciences, health and education studies, and STEM.
To learn more about the programs offered, visit:

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Experience America
Out of This World Tech Camps-Game Experience
University of Washington-Seattle-July 22-August 5, 2018
University of Southern California-Los Angeles-July 1-July 15, 2018
Game Development-Robotics-Coding
For more information, visit:
800-410-6088 or email:

Make Your Fashion Statement-Project Fashion
University of California-Los Angeles
July -July 14, 2018
Product Development-Visual Communication-Fashion Design
For more information, visit: or call 800-410-6088 or email
*Financial Aid is available/non-competitive and need-based

BESt Pharmacy Summer Institute 
June11-July 20, 2018
BESt Pharmacy Institute is a collaboration between Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Express Scripts, Inc. and St. Louis College of Pharmacy.  This program will expose and prepare local multicultural students for a future career in healthcare, with an emphasis in pharmacy.  The summer institute combines academics, exposure, and professional development.  Academics focus on improving mathematics, science, professional development, and ACT/SAT skills during a six week intensive summer program hosted on the campus of St. Louis College of Pharmacy. 
Full-time, underrepresented minority freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior* students are eligible to participate and who reside in the St. Louis region, St. Louis City, St. Louis and St. Charles, MO counties and Madison, St. Claire, IL counties.  
*High school seniors planning to attend St. Louis College of Pharmacy in Fall of 2018
Apply online at

**Application deadline Monday, April 2, 2018**

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Cornell Engineering-Curie Academy
Curie Academy is a one-week residential program for high school girls who excel in math and science.  The focus is on rising juniors and seniors who may not have had prior opportunities to explore engineering, but want to learn more.  
July 15-21, 2018
Visit for more information.

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University of Dayton-Summer Programs
Entrepreneurship 101-June 17-29, 2018
Rising high school juniors and seniors will learn more about entrepreneurship, the idea-generation process, elevator pitches and more.
Visit for more information.

Leadership 101-June 17-29
Open to rising high school juniors and seniors.  This two-week experience will help students gain an understanding of the foundations of leadership, assess their leadership behaviors and preferred leadership style, discover the five practices of exemplary leadership, and create a personal leadership development plan.
Learn more at:

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Cornell Engineering-Catalyst Academy
Catalyst Academy is a one-week residential program for rising high school juniors and seniors from underrepresented backgrounds who desire to lean about engineering and careers within an interactive milieu.

July 15-21, 2018
Visit for more information.

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Leadership in Practice-Missouri Chamber Foundation
Westminster College, Fulton MO
June 24-27, 2018
Designed for freshmen and sophomore students to gain hands-on experience in leadership.  The Leadership in Practice summer forum uses real-life activities and challenges to prepare students for success in high school, college and beyond.
Application period: January 1-April 1, 2018
To find out more visit:

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NCADA- 39th Annual Teen Institute for Prevention Leaders
 June 5-8, 2018
Teen Institute is a four-day three-night retreat designed to train high school students to prevent substance misuse among peers. 
Teen Institute is held at Sojourn Retreat Center in Dittmer, MO 
For more information, visit:

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The Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars Program
The Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars Program provides scholarships for talented, high-achieving young women from the Midwest to participate in academic summer programs at some the country's top colleges:
Barnard, brown, Cornell, Emory, Harvard, John Hopkins, MIT, Smith, Stanford, Washington University, and Yale.
Scholarships are awarded based on merit and financial need.

To apply or for more information, visit:
Cornell College for High School Juniors and Seniors
June 13-29, 2018
A 17 day intensive program designed for high school students who want to get a jump-start on earning college credits. Apply for one of five hands-on courses:
-Theatre and Dance
-English and Creative Writing
-Computer Science

To apply, visit:

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Marines Semper Fidelis All-American Program
The Semper Fidelis All-American Program is a new honorary high school program that recognizes high school juniors from across the country who excel academically, athletically, and within their communities. Selected students will receive an all-expense paid rip to Washington D.C. to attend the Battles Won Academy with a mentor of their choice. 
To apply and for more information, visit

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Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies Programs for Grades 7-12

Summer Institutes: At the Summer Institutes, high school students engage in intensive, single-subject courses with instructors and peers who share their talents, passions, and interests.  Over 50 courses from which to choose.

Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC): An elite group of talented rising high school juniors and seniors from around the world come to Stanford for intensive study in advanced mathematics through lectures, guided research, and group problem solving.

University-Level Online Math and Physics Courses: For students who have surpassed their high school's math and physics curriculum, University-level Online Math & Physics courses are offered throughout the year and are largely self-paced, giving students the opportunity to take a broad array of math and physics courses. 

Stanford Summer Session: Stanford also provides the opportunity for qualified high school students to enroll as a visiting undergraduate.  Students ages 16-19 choose from more than 145 college courses in 30 academic departments earning Stanford undergraduate course credit and an official Stanford University transcript.  

To learn more about all the programs , visit:

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The University of Missouri-School of Medicine 
offers an exciting and informative summer experience for high school students interested in a career in medicine. MU's High School Mini Medical School is a one-week program that gives students a preview of life as an MU medical student.  
The program includes:
-Hands on experience in anatomy, suturing, and clinical skills.
-Introductory to MU's innovative patient-based learning (PBL) curriculum.
-Seminars on college and medical school entrance and medical school life.
Session 1: June 17-21, 2018
Session 2: June 24-28, 2018
Application deadline is March 1, 2018
Click here for more information

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Barnard College-Pre-College Programs
Five summer programs available for current 10th and 11th grade girls:
-Summer in the City
-Liberal Arts Intensive
-Young Women's Leadership Institute
-Dance in the City
-Athena Summer Innovation Institute 
For more information, including fees, please visit:

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The University of Tulsa Summer Camps
The Department of Film Studies at The University of Tulsa offers residential screenwriting and film-making camps for high school students. 
Screenwriting Camp
July 8-14, 2018
Film-making camp
July 14-21, 2018

For more information, please visit:

Academy for Pianists-June 4-8, 2018
Summer Jazz Camp-July 8-14, 2018
Vocal and Choral Camp-July 30-August 3, 2018
For more information, visit:

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Summer 2018 Pratt Pre-College Program
Brooklyn Campus July 2-27, 2018
PreCollege Courses for High School Students
Arhitecture, Art, Design, Fashion, Creative Writing, and More!
For more information, visit:


Allex Foundation partnered with Washington University offers the nation's premier intensive language program for students who are serious about Chinese and Japanese language proficiency.  The WUSTL-ALLEX Intensive Chinese and Japanese Institute will offer intensive beginning level classes in Japanese and Mandarin Chinese for 7 weeks this summer.
Scholarships are available.
For more information and to apply visit:

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Duke University Summer Session 
Summer college Application- A four-week, credit-bearing program for US students currently in 10th or 11th grade and international students currently in 10th-12th grade in which they take undergraduate-level courses. 

Summer Academy Application-A three-week program for students currently in 9th-12th grade in which they take a certificate course.

Intensive STEM Academy Application-A one-week, STEM-based program for students currently in 9th-12th grade that consists of a variety of laboratory tours, faculty lectures, and workshops.
Apply online today, as spaces fill quickly.

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Washington University High School Summer Experiences
High School Summer Scholars Program: Living on campus, enroll in undergraduate courses and earn college credit.
High School College Access: Enroll in online, evening, or day courses while commuting to campus.
High School Summer Institutes: Explore careers and majors in medicine, engin
eering, leadership writing, and more. 
Application deadline is April 1, 2018
For information on programs, fees, scholarships, and application requirements visit:

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Yale -Young Global Scholars Program
YYGS will offer seven unique interdisciplinary sessions over the course of the summer. Bringing together extraordinary students from around the world, each session is designed to hone students' abilities to understand and think critically about contemporary global issues. Students will have the opportunity to learn from Yale faculty members, participate in seminars designed and led by current Yale students, and engage with practitioners who are renowned leaders in their field.  
Admission to the program is very selective. Yale offers need-based financial aid.  Current high school sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply.
Application deadline is February 6, 2018
Summer 2018 Sessions:
June 17-June 30-Applied Science and Engineering (ASE)
June 17-June 30- International affairs and Security (IAS)
July 8-July 21-Frontiers or Science & Technology (FST)
   Sustainable Development & Social Entrepreneurship (SDSE)
July 27-Aug 9-Biological & Biomedical Science (BBS)
July 27-Aug 9-Politics, Law, & Economics (PLE)
July 26-Aug 8-Asia in the 21st Century (ATC)-Being held in Beijing, China

Click here to apply or more information.

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Commonwealth Honors Academy at Murray State University
June 9-June 30, 2018
The Commonwealth Honors Academy is a challenging three-week academic, social and personal growth program for outstanding high school students who have completed their junior year and will return for high school as a senior in the fall following the Academy.  
Upon successful completion of the Academy, students will: 
-receive six hours of university credit.
-have the opportunity to take six hours of university coursed at Murray State University during the subsequent academic year.
-be awarded a four-year, renewable $2,000 on-campus housing scholarship to attend Murray State University.
Application Deadline: March 1, 2018
Download the application at:
or call Lori Rogers at 270-803-3166

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Young Scientist Program Summer Focus at Washington University
Summer Focus (SF) is an 8 week summer internship for rising seniors that places the students in a laboratory at Washington University.  Only 11th grade students are eligible to apply.
Applications for the Summer 2018 program are due February 12, 2017.
Click here for more information.

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Colorado College Summer Session
Academic Offerings include: Environmental Science, Feminist and Gender Studies, Political Science, Music Theory and Cross-Genre Writing.
Block A: May 30-June 22
Block B: June 26-July 20
Pre-College Block: July 9-July 25
Participation is the Colorade College Summer -PreCollege program provides students with the opportunity to earn college credit.
For more information and to apply, visit:

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University of Notre Dame Pre-College Programs
Summer Scholars-
June 23-July 7, 2018
Program for rising juniors and seniors that introduces students to college-level academics in fileds ranging from the liberal and fine arts to the sciences and business.

Leadership Seminars-
July 14-July 25, 2018
An all-expense paid program, Leadership Seminars is for advancef rising high school seniors who wish to hone their critical thinking and expressive skills.  Seminars include the ethics of science, political science and peace studies, and arts and culture.

Study Abroad-Rome-June 2-June 16, 2018
Ireland-July 14- July 28, 2018
Experience the rich history and culture of iconic European locales through partnership with Notre Dame Global Gateways, guided by ND Faculty.
Application Deadlines: 
Study Abroad-Monday, January 29, 2018
Leadership Seminars- Monday, January 29, 2018
Summer Scholars-Monday, February 5, 2018
For more information visit,




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