• Opportunities will be added throughout the year. Check back often.  Many colleges have summer opportunities,  but may not send literature.  If there is a specific college you are interested in, check their website for possible summer events. Check out college websites, as well, for various summer opportunities for high school students.

    Cycle- This is a three-day leadership program held in Jefferson City for sophomores only.  All expenses are paid and transportation is provided.  Teachers are invited to nominate students to serve as CYCLE delegates, or students may apply independently.  Students are asked to submit a narrative about their school activities and community service to be considered.  The application deadline is typically in April. Find the application here.

    Youth Tour- The annual Youth Tour consists of an essay contest open only to high school juniors who live and attend school in Cuivre River Electric’s general service area, or who have Cuivre River electric service in their homes. Entry forms are available at local high schools or cuivre.com. The deadline to enter is typically in early March.  The top six finalists will be selected as Youth Tour delegates. The other six finalists will receive $500 scholarships. Cuivre River Electric fully funds the Youth Tour program.  There is no cost for students or families. Find the application here.

    BESt Healthcare Institute is a collaboration between Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Express Scripts, Inc. and University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis (formerly St. Louis College of Pharmacy). The mission of the BESt Healthcare Institute is to expose and prepare local underrepresented minority students for a future career in healthcare.  The mission is executed with a model that combines academics, exposure, and professional development. Academics focus on improving mathematics, science, professional development, and ACT/SAT skills during a four-week intensive summer program.

    Program Highlights:

    • 100% of BESt graduates attend 4-year universities, 87% choose a career in healthcare.
    • Student stipends (earned based on merit, behavior, attitude, and adherence to program rules)
    • Up to 4 weeks of exposure to college life and health care providers
    • Program is free of charge

    The BESt IV program is open to all rising college freshman, even those planning to attend colleges or universities outside of University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis.  The application is online at www.bestpharmacyinstitute.org.

    Washington University | sponsors a variety of summer programs in the area of writing, pre-med, business and pre-engineering, as well as a summer scholars program. Find more information here.

    Missouri S&T Future Students Summer Camps l Missouri S&T sponsors a variety of in-person and virtual summer camps for elementary, middle school, and high school students.  Find more information here.

    Mizzou Mini Medical School -This five-day overnight camp is for Missouri high school rising seniors who are interested in a career in medicine. Students will attend lectures and do the same Patient Based Learning (PBL) curriculum that our medical students do. We will have a lot of hands-on experiences and social events in the evenings. This is a great experience for anyone who is considering medical school after college. The cost for this camp is $650, which includes all the camp fees, lodging, and food for five days. There are some scholarships available, and the application is free to complete. The application typically opens in February, along with a transcript and science teacher recommendation from the school and the teachers respectively. For more information about the camp and the application visit: https://medicine.missouri.edu/offices-programs/education/pre-med-outreach-programs/mini-medical-school

    Kansas State University Health Professions Summer Camp-  Through hands-on activities and interactions with K-State faculty, students, alumni and local health care professionals, this program aims to provide a more in depth look at a variety of areas in health care and how each area impacts the lives of others. Registration will open in March of 2022.

    Missouri State College of Education Summer Program- The Missouri State University College of Education invites rising freshman, sophomores and juniors who are interested in a teaching career to participate in #BearsTeach on the Springfield campus.  This immersive experience will allow attendees to live on campus and prepare for college life by participating in ACT Boot Camp, attending workshops on different aspects of campus life, stay in a residence hall, delve into a variety of education careers and explore Springfield by attending local attactions.  This opportunity is totally FREE!  Learn more and apply at education.Missouri.State.edu/bears-teach.htm

    Summer Scholars Program- Miami (OH) University- Two-week programs at Miami University in Ohio.   Miami.OH.edu/summerscholars

    UMSL Summer Programming- Apply at umsl.edu/precollegiate.  UMSL offers Summer Academy for grades 10-11; Bridge to the ACT for rising seniors; Spend the Summer Write for rising seniors to work on Common Application essay prompts; Commit to Success College Prep Talks for all grades; Middle School Summer Academy for grades 7-9; Eyes on Diversity rising 11th and 12th grades; Future Teacher Leadership Academy rising 11th and 12th grade; and Advocacy Leadership Program rising 10th and 11th.  Various application deadlines.  Check the website for more information.

    NYU Precollege- NYU Precollege gives rising juniors and seniors the opportunity to spend their summer on NYU's campus in the heart of Manhattan.  For six exciting weeks, high schoolers can take college-level courses for credit, develop their essay writing skills, and learn how to manage their time in college, all while experiencing what it's like to be an NYU student.  Application is available in February.  March 1 priority deadline.

    NYU High School Programs- Students can choose from a variety of high school programs offered at NYU.  Students can explore subjects like music technology, STEM research, plus many more.

    The George Washington University PreCollege- College intensive credit-earning programs and summer immersion noncredit programs in Arts, Business, Communications, Government and Politics, Health Sciences, History and Humanities, Leadership, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math).

    Mizzou Summer Engineering Camps - open to a variety of ages.

    Columbia College Summer Camps Columbia College offers six summer camps with experiences designed for third graders through 2019 high school graduates. Campers will learn from Columbia College faculty, meet current students and get hands-on experience doing what they love!

    Duke University Summer College At Duke Summer Session, we are committed to providing high school students with the opportunity to be a college student over the summer at one of the world’s premier universities.  By attending our Summer College program, you will not only have the authentic college experience of living in Duke University’s dorms and taking credit-bearing classes alongside undergraduate students, but also the opportunity to accompany your college application with a letter of recommendation from a Duke instructor and transcript from Duke University – two substantive indicators that you have what it takes to thrive in an elite academic setting. 

    The University of Tulsa Summer Camps  Summer opportunities for high school students include:  Academy for Pianists, Jazz Camp, Screenwriting Camp, Filmmaking Camp, and Vocal and Choral Camp.

    Boston University Pre-College Programs- Boston University offers a variety of summer programs, including Honors; AIM- academic immersion in psychology, medicine or creative writing; RISE-Research in Science and Engineering; Summer Preview to delve into one subject and preview the college experience; or Summer Challenge to explore two subjects and experience college life.

    Experience America Game experience, Entrepreneurship, Fashion Design, Travel opportunities

    Foundry Art Centre Summer Camps Various week-long art summer camps are offered throughout the summer for grades k-12.

    Scholars Academy at Monmouth College  Are you intellectually curious?  Have you shown leadership potential through participation in clubs in your community?  If so, come challenge yourself further at the Scholars Academy at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois.

    US Naval Academy- Summer STEM Camp (current 8th, 9th, and 10th graders) and Summer Seminar (current 11th graders).  

    iD Tech Camps held at Washington University We can’t wait to welcome your students back to hands-on STEM magic, campus exploration, face-to-face fun, and courses led by rockstars from top universities. Code a mobile app. Explore engineering with virtual rockets. Develop a video game. Design levels for VR. Or, experiment with AI. Each weeklong session blends world-class instruction with fun camp activities, so kids and teens can have an unforgettable summer. iD Tech is the very best experience built around your child—their interests, their skill level, their goals for the future. Our on-campus programs include an exclusive package designed for maximum inspiration and long-term success.
    United States Naval Academy Summer STEM - Are you thinking of a career as a coder, game developer, designer, or robotics engineer? Then start with the experience of a world-class program like the Naval Academy's Summer STEM Program! The Summer STEM program involves a vibrant week of problem-solving, exploratory learning, critical thinking, and team building for rising 9th-11th graders interested in a future in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. You'll work with students from all over the country as you test your problem-solving, creativity, and collaboration skills.