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    Summer Opportunities

    Contact your counselor for more information.



    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.  Contact Carlie Pudney at 336-286-3432/cpudney@brookdale.com

    Broyhill Leadership Conference: Held at Queens College in Charlotte, NC.

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

    Camp Cardiac at Wake Forest University School of MedicineRun 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.

    Camp Neuro at UNC Chapel Hill: Run 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.

    Clemson C-CATS

    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 (July 10-Aug. 3), and 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). 

    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

    Forensic Anthropology Camp at Appalachian State University

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

    Greensboro Children’s Museum Volunteer:  Are 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 

    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 through High Point Medical Center's teen volunteer program.  Must be 14 years of age by June 1, 2019, commit to volunteering for the full 6 weeks of the summer program (either one full day or two 1/2 days each week), and attend an orientation. For more information, to obtain the application, and the application checklist, go to https://www.highpointregional.com/volunteer/teen_volunteers.aspx.

    Investigative Journalism Program at Boston University: In two short weeks, students strengthen their reporting, research and critical thinking skills by exploring the world of journalism in greater depth. 

    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, visit click 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;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

    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 Science Camp: For rising 10th graders-college freshmen; scholarships available

    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 Camp: 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: 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. 

    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

    Wake Forest University Academic Discovery Institute: For rising 11thand 12th graders

    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

    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.