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    Summer Opportunities
    (Contact your school counselor for more information)



    To view camp/volunteer websites, click the titles in blue:ASULead Summer Camp at Appalachian State University: Deadline to apply is June 3, 2019. A four-day residential experience that equips select rising seniors from historically underrepresented backgrounds.

    Click here to watch video.

    Click here to start applying.  


    Bank of America Student Leaders Program: High school juniors and seniors are awarded paid summer internships with local nonprofits such as Habitat for Humanity and Boys and Girls Clubs of America and participate in a national leadership summit in Washington, D.C.


    Brookdale Lawndale Park Volunteer For students who are compassionate and enjoy working with senior residents, this meaningful and rewarding volunteer opportunity includes one-to-one activities, groups activities, socials, community outings and much more. 

    To volunteer contact: Carlie Pudney 336-286-3432 OR cpudney@brookdale.com 


    Broyhill Leadership Conference: Deadlines and dates, click here. The Carolinas premier leadership conference for high school students. 

    Click here to apply.


    Camp Carefree: Serve as a Counselor in Training (CIT) and help make memories for a lifetime for kids who are diagnosed with chronic illnesses.

    Click here to apply. 


     Camp Neuro and Camp Cardiac at Wake Forest University School of Medicine: Deadline to apply and pay tuition is May 10, 2019Run by medical students, this is a one-week summer day camp for students 15 years and older who are interested in exploring careers in medicine.  Scholarships available. 

    Click here to apply.


    Camp Neuro and Camp Cardiac at UNC Chapel Hill: Deadline to apply & pay tuition is May 31, 2019Run by medical students, this is a one-week summer day camp for students 15 years and older who are interested in exploring careers in medicine.  Scholarships available.

    Click here to apply.


    Clemson C-CATS: Spend the weekend exploring Clemson University and building friendships with other top-performing students.  Open to students in the top 10% of their class. 


    Clemson University Summer Scholars Program:  Deadlines to register, click hereWeeklong, on-campus, residential experience that allows academically minded learners: to participate in challenging academic courses on a specific topic or area of interest; to learn alongside university faculty and professional experts in university laboratories; to preview college life by living in a dorm, eating in university dining halls and enjoying campus facilities; to learn about college admissions and financial assistance; and to make lifelong friends.

    Click here to apply.


    Cone Health Teen Volunteer Program: Get hands-on experience in a hospital setting while experiencing the personal satisfaction of helping others. Opportunities available at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Wesley Long Hospital, and MedCenter High Point.  

    Must be at least 15 years of age by June 1.

    Must actively participate one day each week for all 4 weeks of the program. 

    Must have a B average in high school (GPA=3.0+).

    Must attend a mandatory information session and orientation session, complete an application including a 100 word essay, provide a copy of immunizations, a current report card, and a picture (snapshot or driver's license). 

    Click here to apply.


    Design Camp at NC State University College of Design 


    Duke University Summer Academy for High School Students: A 3-week non-credit summer program for students currently in grades 9-12.


    Duke University Summer College for High School Students: A 4-week credit bearing summer program for current 10th/11th graders.


    Duke Youth Programs: Duke Youth Programs provides summer enrichment opportunities for academically motivated middle and high school students specific areas.

    Click here to view website.


    Furman Summer Scholars: A 6-day summer programs for rising high school juniors and seniors on the campus of Furman University in South Carolina.


    Greensboro Children’s Museum VolunteerAre you ready to play?  Greensboro Children’s Museum seeks high school volunteers who are enthusiastic about community involvement, have a passion for working with children and their families in a non-traditional environment, enjoy engaging and hands-on experiences, and are responsible, punctual, flexible individuals who follow through with their commitments; must attend a mandatory volunteer orientation prior to starting volunteer shifts. 

    Click here to volunteer.


    Greensboro Parks and Recreation Counselor in Training Program: For high school students who are 15 and older as of June 1st and are high energy and enjoy work with children.  This service learning program allows students to serve as junior counselors at one of 10 Community Recreation Centers or 2 specialty summer camps. 


    Greensboro Science Center Summer Teen Volunteer Program 


    High Point Medical Center P.A.T.H. (Promoting the Advancement of Teens in Healthcare):  Interested in a healthcare profession? Learn what it takes and get real world experience.  

    Must be 14 years of age by June 1.

    Must commit to volunteering for the full 6 weeks.

    Must attend an orientation. 

    Click here for more information about volunteering.



    Investigative Journalism Program at Boston University: A once-in-a-lifetime experience for high school students interested in journalism, communications or writing.

    Click here to apply.


    July Experience at Davidson College: A powerful pre-college summer academic program for rising high school juniors and seniors who are highly motivated, academically oriented, and self-disciplined.


    Learning Factory Summer Maker Camp at UNC-G: Serve as a Maker Mentor to elementary and middle school students while engaging in activities in robotics, circuitry, engineering, digital storytelling, and computer science.  

    To apply, click title above or send an email to maker.camp@uncg.edu.


    Martha Guy Summer Institute: Held on the campus of Appalachian State University, this program is for current juniors who aspire to be for future business leaders.


    MITES at MIT (Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science): For high school juniors with an outstanding academic record and a passion for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The following students are strongly encouraged to apply:

    Those underrepresented in science and engineering, defined as being African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native American;

    Underserved, defined as coming from low socioeconomic means, which may be indicated by qualification for free/reduced lunch;

    Potentially the first family member to attend college;

    Absence of science and engineering degrees in family;

    Coming from a high school with low admittance rates to top-tier colleges, especially rural or predominantly minority high schools.


    National Youth Leadership Forum: Medicine: Held in nine cities across the country, this extraordinary program is reserved for motivated 9th-12th grade students with demonstrated leadership skills and an interest in medicine; students take part in an intensive examination of state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and future medical specialties; limited number of partial scholarships available based upon financial need, scholastic merit, leadership achievement, and other factors.  School nomination required.


    NC American Legion Student Trooper Program: A week-long program conducted at the NC Highway Patrol training Center in Raleigh, cadets learn the use of police skills, drug detection, firearms safety, and precision driving, to name a few; includes rigorous physical training.

    Click here to apply.


    NC Governor's Page Program: A one week experience that offers students an in-depth view of state government. Pages are assigned to assist staff in the Governor’s Office. Pages tour multiple government buildings and historic sites during their stay including the Legislative Building, the State Capitol, the Executive Mansion, and the North Carolina Museum of History. Pages have the opportunity to meet with government officials, discuss how state government works, and how it impacts the lives of North Carolinians.


    NC House Page Program


    NC Senate Page Program 


    NC State Ag-Discovery Camp: A 2-week residential program offering hands-on laboratory experiences, workshops, and field trips for students ages 15-17 years old interested in careers in plant science.


    NC State University Summer Engineering Camps


    NC State University VetCAMP


    NC Zoo Veterinary and Wild Animal Science Camps: So you want to work with animals. These action packed camps offers training in basic veterinarian procedures and engages campers win working with wild life. 


    Pre-Engineering Summer Academy at Rutgers University: Intensive one week program for students interested in all forms of engineering.


    Princeton University Summer Journalism Program: All-expense paid (including travel costs) summer program for rising high school seniors from low income backgrounds, which focuses on journalism and the college admissions process.


    Rotary Youth Leadership CampDoes your student have what it takes to become a dynamic leader and change not only themselves, but the world? Teaches world-class leadership skills for rising high school juniors and seniors in a residential college setting (Guilford College).


    Shelton Challenge at NC State University


    Smith College Summer Programs for Young Women: A variety of summer programs in science and engineering, writing, women’s history, sustainability, and college admissions.


    Summer High School Transportation Institute (STI) at NC A & T State University:  Extended Deadline: May 3, 2019

    Introduces rising juniors and seniors to the many career opportunities available in the transportation industry and in supply chain management; features 5.5 non-residential weeks of field trips, hands-on projects, and networking opportunities with industry professionals. Minimum GPA of 2.5 required.

    Click here to apply.


    Summer Ventures in Science & Mathematics


    Tarheel Boys State: Allows outstanding young men who are rising seniors to learn today how to lead tomorrow.  


    Tarheel Girls State: Allows outstanding young women who are rising seniors to learn today how to lead tomorrow by creating their own government from the ground up; the non-partisan program attempts to teach and inculcate a love of country and to foster an understanding of the responsibilities of living in a free society; must rank in the top third of the junior class to be considered for selection.


    Teens Westward Bound: What takes 23 days, passes through 22 states and covers more than 8500 miles? A Teens Westward Bound adventure! Teens Westward Bound is a cross-country road trip/venture for high school students that originates on the East Coast and heads due West.


    UNC-Chapel Hill Project Uplift: High achieving African American, Native American, Latino/Hispanic, Asian American, low income, rural, and other rising seniors from historically underserved populations are invited to spend two days on campus to experience the academic rigor and social climate of UNC.


    UNC-Chapel Hill Summer Tech Camps: An expansive lineup of courses in coding, game design, app development, web design, film, photography, and more; build valuable STEM skills in an inspiring, collegiate setting. Students experience personalized learning with a maximum of 8 students per instructor and use the best brand name products from industry leaders like Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Google, and Microsoft. Kick-start your dream job and gain a competitive edge for college.


    The University of North Carolina School of the Arts: Summer programs in visual art, filmmaking, animation, drama, dance and music.  


    UNC-Wilmington Summer Jazz Workshop: UNC Wilmington offers both jazz workshops and band workshops. 


    Wake Forest Summer Programs (Pre-College Students: Non-Credit): View various camps offered at Wake Forest University for pre-college students for non-credit.


    Wake Forest University Summer Immersion Programs: For rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders, programs available in business, entrepreneurship, leadership, law, medicine, sports marketing, technology and more.


    Young Writer’s Camp at UNC

    Youth Academic and Athletic Camps at Appalachian State: