Summer Activities

There are many productive ways for students to fill their summer. These include but are limited to:

  • Employment
  • Volunteering
  • Learning a new hobby
  • Relaxing!
  • Watching siblings
  • Summer school (new work or make-up and strengthening)
  • Summer Enrichment Programs

Remember, colleges don’t expect students to do everything. A few activities that the student is passionate about, and stick with, goes along way!

Here is a non-comprehensive list of summer enrichment opportunities. Please note that many of these programs are associated with large fees. Some offer scholarships and some do not. If a program is a financial burden there are many other productive things to fill up summertime (see list above!).


The following were active during summer 2021. Check back in early 2022 as programs begin to get updated for summer 2022.

University of Delaware: Summer Edge

The Edge summer college program is a five-week, credit-bearing college experience held July 11 – Aug. 14, 2021. Edge is designed for high school students moving into their junior and senior years. Students in Edge will have the opportunity to attend college courses taught by University of Delaware faculty, participate in on- and off-campus curricular and co-curricular activities, and live in a UD residence hall.

Scholars Live

Through our AI Scholars Live Online programs, we teach high school students fundamental AI concepts and guide them to build a socially impactful AI project in a domain of their interest such as healthcare, robotics, finance, and sustainability to showcase the skills they learned. This year, over 1000 students completed projects including tracing the origins of COVID-19 and predicting algorithmic bias in legal decision-making. Students attend live online classes in small groups with a student-teacher ratio of 4:1.

Students of all levels may apply here for our summer and spring 2021 programs

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UChicago Summer Session is excited to offer new virtual courses for students in Summer 2021! Please find the latest course information on our website:

Landmark College offers summer programs to assist a wide range of students with learning differences, including middle school studentshigh school studentsgraduating high school seniors, and students enrolled at colleges around the country. There is also an online option for rising high school juniors and seniors.All of the programs are designed to enable students to identify their learning strengths and differences. Students learn specific strategies to be successful in formal academic settings and grow personally and academically in an intentional and supportive academic community. The instructors consist of current Landmark College faculty as well as teachers from the surrounding area who are experienced in working with students who learn differently. 

Steven’s Institute of Technology Summer Pre-College Programs

Programs available from Business to cyber-security to pre-med.

Priority deadline: March 1st

Columbia University Summer Immersion Online

Columbia University’s Program for High School Students is dedicated to bringing an Ivy League education into the homes of bright, high-achieving students.Through Columbia’s online interactive learning platform, students across the globe can engage with one another through rigorous curricular instruction, inclusive student life activities, and informative college success events.

NYU Precollege gives rising juniors and seniors the unparalleled opportunity to spend their summer experiencing academics at NYU. For six dynamic weeks, high schoolers can take online college-level courses for credit, develop their essay-writing skills, and learn how to manage their time, all while connecting with NYU Precollege and undergraduate students from around the world.

Click here for more info

Lebanon Valley College Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Program

Held via Zoom July 26-28, 2021

William & Mary Summer Enrichment Program

William & Mary’s SEP is an academically challenging program with an emphasis on inquiry-based learning for students.  The program is not meant to replace the regular school curriculum; rather, it recognizes the importance of allowing able children to explore additional specialized areas of science, mathematics, humanities, and the arts.  Click for More Information.  

Summer 2021 SEP registration is now open for high ability students in grades 2-12. William & Mary’s Center for Gifted Education is excited to offer 2 weeks of virtual opportunities with courses available in the morning and afternoon each week.   We have virtual courses available in the areas of robotics, civics, STEM, coding, writing, social science, and many more.  Please see our Summer 2021 brochure for more information. 

Gettysburg College

  • Virtual Camp PsychCampers will get hands-on experiences that introduce them to research in psychology during this fun, challenging, and engaging introduction to the field.
  • Civil War Era Studies Virtual CampCampers will get to enjoy historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania while studying American Civil War History through unique learning experiences. Students will explore the circumstances leading to the war, investigate significant battles during the war, and explore the condition of the United States after the war.
  • Young Writers Virtual WorkshopStudents gain an in-depth introduction to all four genres of creative writing: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and writing for stage and screen.

For current 10th and 11th grade. Your students can learn more and register on our summer camp website.

Wake Forest Summer Programs – online

The Summer Immersion Program – High School Students

  • Who Can Apply: 9th – 12th grade students
  • What: Students can learn about a field-of-study or career pathway that interests them from anywhere in the world with one of our 21 incredible online institutes.
  • Where: The Summer Immersion Program will be hosting online programming only for Summer 2021.
  • Why: Students will have the unique opportunity to build relationships with Wake Forest University students who will serve as mentors throughout the week, hear from industry leading experts, be led by Wake’s world class faculty, and experience hands-on labs.

UPenn delivers the challenge of an Ivy League curriculum to academically talented high school students seeking a pre-collegiate experience. Students engage with leading faculty and build intellectual connections within accelerated two-, three-, or six-week Penn Summer High School Programs.Applications for Penn Summer High School Programs are now open. Program is completely online.

Apply to Girls Who Code’s free 2-week Virtual Summer Immersion Program for an unforgettable experience! Current 9th -11th grade girls and non-binary students are eligible to apply.  We strongly encourage students from underrepresented groups in tech to apply early, including Black, Latinx, and students from low-income backgrounds.

Why should you join Girls Who Code this summer?

    • Learn how to use HTML, CSS, and Javascript coding skills to make an impact on what matters to you. Not a coder yet? No problem!
    • Join a sisterhood of supportive peers and make lifelong friendships!
    • Meet women in tech from top corporations like Disney, AT&T, Twitter & more. 
    • You can join for free! Plus, Girls Who Code will provide need-based tech support for those who qualify.

Greetings from The Center for Legal & Court Technology (CLCT) at William & Mary Law School! As we approach the middle of the spring semester, we wanted to share the news that this summer we will be offering online law-related summer courses for high school and college students. We’ve seen peaked interest in the legal system and self-confidence from those who take these classes. This is a great way to introduce students to transformative courses that can help shape their future careers in law, business, and/or technology.Our unique program consists of interactive and dynamic online courses designed to stimulate students’ conceptual learning and problem-solving skills. It also offers an exceptional opportunity for students to learn and interact, using an informal videoconferencing platform, setting them up for future success.  This summer, we will offer the following courses:   College Students Only 

  • Introduction to Law & the U.S. Legal System for University Students (June 22-25, 2021)

High School and College Students 

  • Introduction to Law & the U.S. Legal System (2 Options: June 28 – July 1, 2021, or July 12 – July 15, 2021)
  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence & the Law (July 12 – July 14, 2021)
  • Introduction to Negotiations (July 19 – July 21, 2021)
  • Introduction to Interrogation and Self-incrimination (July 21, 2021)
  • Introduction to Evidence (July 22 – 23, 2021)
  • Introduction to Search & Seizure (July 26 – 27, 2021)
  • Introduction to Torts (July 28 – 29, 2021)

Registration is now open on our website.

Students: Do you intend to pursue art, design, architecture, or writing as a college major? If so, your portfolio will be an important part of the college application process.

Pratt’s summer 2021 PreCollege Intensive Program provides students with an opportunity to build their art and design skills, create a portfolio of their work, and explore possibilities for study and employment in creative fields. Classes are modeled after Pratt’s undergraduate curriculum, taught by experienced faculty and alumni in order to provide students with a rich and immersive educational experience. The application-only program equips students with elective college credits accepted at Pratt and most other colleges and universities.

NOTE: PreCollege programs will continue online through the summer 2021 term, allowing us to maintain Pratt’s high-quality instruction while caring for student and faculty safety. Learn more about Pratt Institute’s COVID-19 response here.

You may review our updated course offerings at

Brandeis Precollege Online Program

If you have a passion for a certain subject and would like to explore it before college, here is your chance. The Brandeis Precollege Online Program offers courses, designed for high school students ages 13 and up. Each course features engaging videos by Brandeis faculty and live sessions with University mentors. The program is available year-round, and the online format lets you study anywhere, anytime at your own pace.

The Future Latino Leaders Summer Law Institute is a unique program designed to inspire students to pursue careers in law, supporting the HNBF’s mission to increase diversity in the legal profession.Our 2020 virtual program provided an incredible experience for 60 high school students from across the country to connect with Latinx lawyers at major law firms, corporations and government offices.

July 13-15, 2021

Applications due May 31, 2021

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