After School and Summer Camps

Girls Who Code

���� Last chance for the summer of a lifetime! Apply now to Girls Who Code’s free summer programs, with options running June 17 - August 12! They've got two great opportunities, so you can choose the one that fits your needs: 

Their 2-week Summer Immersion Program (SIP) hosts current 9th-11th graders in live virtual classrooms led by industry-leading companies like EA, Pfizer, and ViacomCBS. Students learn HTML, CSS, and JavaScript while getting an inside look into the tech industry. Plus, all SIP students can apply for grants up to $500 for financial support over the summer.

Their Self-Paced Program gives current 9th-12th graders the flexibility to earn beginner-level badges in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for web development or an intermediate-level badge in Python for cybersecurity through independent study and real-world projects.

Both programs are 100% free and empower high school students who identify as girls or non-binary to make a difference in the world with technology. Plus, both offer incredible alumni benefits to launch your career! Learn more by visiting the FAQ page or by joining a webinar.

���� ���� Applications are due on March 18, 2022. Head to and submit yours now!

Case Western Reserve University

Are you the student who goes beyond the homework assignment because you can’t stop wondering? Do you find that answers often lead to more questions? And are you full of questions and excitement about the intellectual atmosphere of a college campus?  For additional information visit their web site.

Constitutional Academy, Washington DC

  • The summer program brings together high school students from across the country to Washington, D.C. for a week of deep discussions on critical issues and interaction with scholars, policy-makers, and national thought leaders.
  • Participants also make new friends, tour the monuments and museums, and connect with professionals throughout the D.C. area. 

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

  • Cornell PreCollege Studies

Duke University - Durham NC 

We invite you to imagine yourself at Duke this summer if you are:

  • seeking to gain academic credit from renowned Duke faculty or interested in engaging deeply with a particular subject.
  • hoping to spend your summer enjoying residential activities on Duke’s historic West Campus.
  • seeking to prepare for college and to create an international network of peers.
  • seeking to gain academic credit from renowned Duke faculty or interested in engaging deeply with a particular subject.
  • hoping to spend your summer enjoying residential activities on Duke’s historic West Campus.
  • seeking to prepare for college and to create an international network of peers.

Embody @ St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN

  • This week long residential theology institute at Saint Mary's College is exclusively for girls entering their sophomore, junior, or senior years in high school.
  • Application deadline is in April each year

George Washington University, Washington DC 

  • High school students in the Pre-College Program spend a summer in Washington, D.C., taking advantage of GW's expertise in global development, international relations, public policy and administration, politics, diplomacy, history, biomedical engineering, museum studies and the arts.
  • Top-tier faculty guide, inspire and empower students through immersive programs that connect academic experience with real-world practice.
  • Our summer programs are intensive and exciting, allowing students to experience the academic rigors of learning in a college environment. They are academically-challenging courses that integrate lectures and seminars with exploration of area organizations.
  • Pre-College also offers a transformative introduction to college life. Students develop confidence in their ability to become part of a new community, participating in recreational and social activities while making friends with peers from around the world. 

Google Computer Science Summer Institute

Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI)'s mission is to provide a space for young, aspiring computer scientists to succeed by connecting incoming freshmen with like-minded peers and Google engineers in this three-week program.  At CSSI, students will learn programming fundamentals directly from Google engineers, get an inside look at some of Google's most exciting technologies, and even design and develop their own application with fellow participants that will be showcased to Googlers.  Students attend the program at one of our Google offices and experience firsthand Google's unique and innovative office culture. 

Los Angeles, California

Project Fashion , summer camps that give creative-minded students an opportunity to explore a career through classes taught by industry professionals, hands-on projects, and company tours. Both camps create an environment where students can discover what role suits them best and whether they truly want to explore their chosen field as a career before committing time and money to the pursuit after high school.

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

There are lots of summer programs through the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) -- both residential/in-person programs and virtual programs.  NEH offers tuition-free opportunities for K-12 educators and higher education faculty to study a variety of humanities topics.  Stipends of $1,300-$3,450 help cover expenses for the residential one- to four-week programs.  Stipends of $650-$1,750 help cover expenses for the virtual programs.  Applications for all programs close March 1.

National Geographic Expeditions

Our unique student travel program, National Geographic Student Expeditions, offers high school and middle school students ages 13 and older opportunities to get out into the field and follow in the footsteps of National Geographic’s photographers, writers, and scientists. We invite the next generation of explorers to snorkel with marine biologists in Belize, go on photo shoots in Yellowstone National Park with a National Geographic photographer, help out with a community project in Nepal, and more. It only takes a little digging to find that there is wonder—big and small—all around the world. Come discover it with us.

National Youth Leadership Forum: Medicine

Future doctors and health care practitioners will enjoy an extraordinary opportunity to discover their passions through hands-on medical experience at NYLF Medicine.  Over nine amazing days on the campus location of your choice, you will experience the collegiate lifestyle firsthand, learn from doctors, participate in an interactive curriculum led by advisors, visit a top medical school, test your medical knowledge during clinical skills rotations, and explore professional opportunities in the ever-expanding fields of medicine and health care among fellow high school students. Click here to learn more about our program.

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

  • The Rutgers University-New Brunswick Summer Scholars Program offers students who have not yet graduated high school the opportunity to take university courses for academic credit. Scholars may choose from over 150 introductory courses conducted late June to mid-August to challenge themselves, experience campus life, study a topic of interest, and gain a competitive advantage in university admission. 

Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA

  • SummerFAB High School Architecture Program - In this four-week summer design-build program, high school participants experience phases of an architectural project, from initial design concepts to building a full-scale construction on a site on campus.
  • Earn college credit for successfully completing the program!


Michigan-Shiga High School Exchange