Summer and Enrichment Programs

Trinity is pleased to relay information that we receive regarding any summertime or enrichment programs that will benefit our students.

Locations range everywhere from Boston to California, and there are several here in our home state, as well!  The summer doesn’t have to be boring!

Below are some of the opportunities that are being offered.

Boston University

Boston University’s College of Communication offers creative high school students the opportunity to develop their cinematic or journalistic storytelling skills at the Academy of Media Production (AMP)
July 10th – August 4th, 2017.

Marymount University

Marymount University is offering a three credit college summer course specifically designed for high school students through their DC Summer Institute running July 9-21. The course, ‘Global Village(SOC 205)’ is a study of globalization and the impact of interconnectivity. This course will be relevant to students on how they will connect with clients, colleagues and friends. Priority registration runs through May 1, 2017. To register for this program, visit

Messiah College

Messiah College is excited to offer the sixth annual ‘Young Writers Workshop’, scheduled from July 16th through the 20th for students in grades 9-12. The second annual ‘Young Filmmakers Workshop’ scheduled from June 25th through the 29th is for students in grades 10-12. New this year is ‘Faith Works’ program scheduled the week of July 16th through the 22nd for incoming sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Register at the following websites: apply online by June 15, 2017
                       apply online by May 31, 2017
                       apply online by June 16, 2017

Norwich University

Future Leader Camp

Future Leader Camp (FLC) is a two-week summer program that develops leadership potential in high school students. FLC is a challenging, meaningful adventure camp that builds understanding of small-group leadership techniques, leadership ethics, teamwork, problem solving, and communication. Participants will encounter challenge, excitement and fun. 


Activities include:

  • rappelling
  • paintball
  • first-aid
  • classroom instruction
  • basic drill
  • challenge course


GenCyber: Cyber Security and Cyber Defense Camp


Do you have students with some computer background who might be interested in a degree or career in cybersecurity? If so, Norwich University, in Northfield, VT, is hosting a free residential cybersecurity camp for 21 high school juniors and seniors this summer, and there are still openings. However, the April 30thdeadline to apply is approaching fast.

Attendees get free tuition, room and board, and materials to the program. The camp introduces students to information security and cyber forensics through labs (including hands-on, outdoor, and competitive in-class exercises) and presentations from local experts and guest speakers. There are field trips planned to places like Ben & Jerry’s and the Vermont Emergency Operations Center. Students will even be provided with the hardware and software to build a mini computer, which they get to keep at the end of the program! 

Summer Discovery

Summer Discovery and Discovery Internships partners with 14 universities throughout the United States and England to allow current high school students the opportunity to further their academic studies and “try out” the college experience. Campuses include UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, University of Colorado Boulder, Yale, University of Michigan, Pace NYC, and more. Our students reside in university upper classmen dormitories, take classes that are solely taught by the university faculty, and participate in a full residential life program with activities under the care and supervision of Summer Discovery staff. We also offer high school internships in New York City, Boston, and London where students get the opportunity to see what a potential career will be like and they receive college credit for participating.


Have the time of your life in some of the best cities in the world and prepare for your future. With 51 years of experience and thousands of student alumni all over the country and the world, Summer Discovery will help you to get where you want to go. Pick from 300+ course options and special programs in Business & Entrepreneurship, Engineering, Research, Computer Technology, Law, Psychology, Sports, Marketing, and more.


Interested? Next steps:

  1. Visit our website at
  2. Pick your campus. Contact us at for help finding the best program and/or course options.
  3. Complete your application online at


DeSales University

The Summer Video Institute at DeSales University in Center Valley, PA is offering a program for students ages 13 and up.  Students can experience a week-long program learning to shoot using green screen technology manipulate images in Adobe After Effects and Photoshop, and edit in Adobe Premiere Pro CC. During their week stay students will complete two films using their techniques and knowledge obtained throughout the course of the program. SVI summer program begins June 19 and will finish with a public screening of all films on Saturday, June 24, 2017. Application deadline is June 12, 2017.  For more information and registration please visit the link below.

DeSales Summer Video Institute

Bucknell University

Bucknell University is offering the Bucknell Academy Summer Experience in which students will learn to consider ideas from different academic perspectives and build collaboration and presentation skills through exploring questions.  Learn more by clicking the button below.

Bucknell Academy Summer Experience

Boston University

Boston University is excited to introduce five pre-college summer programs for high school students.  Program dates and fees vary.  Please click on the button below for more information or to register.

Boston Summer Programs

Saint Francis University

The Science Outreach Center at Saint Francis University is now accepting applications for its 2017 STEM Summer Academies.  Click the button below for more details.

Saint Francis - STEM Summer Academies


Stevens Institute of Technology 

Stevens is offering a variety of summer programs for high school students, including topics such as coding, engineering, computer science, entrepreneurship, pre-med, game design, and more.  Visit the Stevens website to learn more.

Stevens Pre-College Programs

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg College is excited to offer several opportunities for high school juniors and sophomores to attend academic camps over the summer months. Subjects include psychology, American government, creative writing, or information technology. Please find information to share with your students about our academic camps below:

  • Camp Psych– Campers will get hands-on experiences that introduce them to research in psychology during this fun, challenging, and engaging introduction to the field.
  • Campaigns and Elections Academy– This program is designed for highly-motivated students who have a strong interest in American campaigns and elections. Participants learn about the origins and evolution of democracy in America and gain hands-on experiences related to modern political campaigns. *Application will go live in early February.
  • Writing Camp– Students gain an in-depth introduction to all four genres of creative writing: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and writing for stage and screen.
  • 3D Object Modeling and Printing Camp Students will study 3D object modeling and printing starting with the basics of a 3D printer. After learning the fundamentals, they will practice designing objects.
  • Adruino Camp– Students will use their creativity and the easy-to-learn Arduino to create projects with its sensors, motors, speakers and displays, to create projects that interact with them and their world.
  • Civil War Institute Summer Conference– The High School Student Scholarship component of Gettysburg College’s annual Civil War Institute summer conference provides high school students an opportunity to explore the history of the Civil War era on the site of the war’s most decisive battle.

Harrisburg University – Summer STEM Exploration Camps

These are for students entering high school through 12thgrade graduates.   These are all “day camps.”  Click the button below for details about the camps.

Summer STEM Exploration Camps

Temple University – SOLE

Temple’s Summer Owl Leadership Experience (SOLE) is a 3 week academic summer program that helps rising juniors and seniors get a head start on college with credit courses and an inside look at being a leader in different fields of study. Students that complete the college course successfully and later enroll at Temple as a first-time, full-time freshman, will receive a $4,000 tuition grant ($1,000 per year for four years), as long as a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 is maintained, as well as continuous full-time status.  Click the button below for more information.

Temple University - SOLE


Green Mountain College – Vermont Summer Academy

Our co-ed, residential, academic summer program is perfect for any student who is looking for a genuine college experience while exploring beautiful Vermont. Our majors are designed to help any student figure out what they want to study in College. Join us this summer, and get your future on track!

Vermont Summer Academy


Christendom Summer Program Scholarship

From the Admissions Department at Christendom College:

I am pleased and excited to be sending you these 5 full scholarship codes for our 2017 Experience Christendom Summer Program.  Students who will be entering their senior year of high school in the fall of 2017 (current high school juniors) are welcome to register for the Summer 2017 programs. Summer 2017 will mark the 19th year of this wildly popular program, which boasts over 2,000 alumni since 1999. Each year, hundreds of high school students spend a week on campus and describe the week as one of the best weeks of their lives, ranking it on average 4.75 out of 5 on a survey.  Students spend their mornings taking a variety of liberal arts classes and spend their afternoons and evenings enjoying a number of recreational and social events. They will leave campus with a new appreciation for the liberal arts, Catholic culture, true friendship, and the beauty of God’s creation evidenced in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

I will be mailing hard copies of these scholarships to you in late January, but your students need not wait for the actual certificate but can go ahead and sign up for one of our six sessions using the following code:


(each additional student will just insert 02, 03, 04, and 05 after each unique code).  Your certificate recipients may register online at, where they may enter their Scholarship Code, found either at the bottom right hand corner of the physical scholarship or above.

The physical certificates will aid you in promoting the program, but please encourage your students to register sooner rather than later using the above scholarship codes due to limited spaces. I will also be including several Summer Experience brochures to offer more information on the program and to aid in promoting it to your students!

2017 ECSP Session Dates

Session 1: June 11-17
Session 2: June 18-24
Session 3: June 25-July 1
Session 4: July 9-15
Session 5: July 16-22
Session 6: July 23-29

I wanted to extend this offer specifically to your school because we truly believe that your students would be a great fit for Christendom and would benefit greatly from our time-tested liberal arts education.  These scholarships are on a first come, first serve basis and will not be guaranteed after April 1st or whenever spaces fill up, whichever comes first.

Please get the word out to all your current juniors who would be good candidates for our program!  I am currently only extending five scholarships, but if you foresee that more of your students would be interested in taking advantage of this incredible opportunity I may be able to offer more depending on the limited slots available.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2017 Yale Young Global Scholars Program. We have added two new offerings and will continue to run six unique YYGS sessions next summer. Given your role as an educator, we hope you’ll share the information about our program with your network of students, teachers, and counselorsBelow, I am providing a link to the most recent YYGS article, a link to download flyers, and some short talking points. As a reminder, YYGS is an academic enrichment and leadership training program for talented high school students from around the world, who live and study on the Yale campus during the summer. This is a wonderful opportunity for high school student leaders to experience what Yale has to offer.

Summer Program for Hillsdale College: A unique opportunity for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to earn three college credits while traveling to cultural and historic destinations domestic and abroad. Trip details, costs, and applications available online: HILLSDALE.EDU/HS-PROGRAMS. For questions

The Pennsylvania School for Global Entrepreneurship (PSGE) at Lehigh University and the University of Pittsburgh Health Career Scholars Academy (UPHCSA), former Governor’s School programs, are accepting applications for the 2017 summer programs. Current high school sophomores and juniors are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is February 15, 2017it is highly recommended that students apply early.
Interested students can also pick up program information and applications in the guidance office.
Further information may be found  at   and


The George Washington University is hosting Caminos al Futuro pre-college summer program. Admission to this program is selective, candidate’s applications are expected to present outstanding academic ability and a commitment to leadership and service within the Hispanic/Latino communities. Interested students can obtain further information at http:/

Summer programs being offered at Duke University are currently accepting applications for the Summer College for High School Students program, which is an academic credit program for students currently in grades 10 or 11. The Summer Academy for High School Students is an academic enrichment program for students currently in grades 9, 10, 11, or 12. Applications will be accepted until each program reaches capacity.

Christopher Newport University’s Summer Humanities Institute Program is June 18, 2017 to July 1, 2017. This program offers select rising high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to explore the revolutionary ideas in science, religion, and politics that changed the course of human history. Only forty students will be selected for this program.

The Summer Owl Leadership Experience (SOLE) at Temple University is offering a three week summer program, July 10 to July 28, 2017 for students to explore and engage in the college experience while developing their leadership skills. Students can apply at The application fee will be waived for students that apply before March 18, 2017. Application fee of $55.00 will be collected for applications submitted March 19, 2017 to May 1, 2017.

Experience three days of fun at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. (FIDM) Summer Program is offered in four different cities in California Starting June 21, 2017. Express your style and collaborate on creative projects in hands-on workshops.

Jump-start your future at Carnegie Mellon Summer Pre-College Programs July 1 to August 11, 2017. Students must be in high school and will complete this school year as a junior or sophomore. Programs include Architecture, Art, Design, Drama, Music, National High School Game Academy, and Advanced Placement/Early Admission. http://admission/

Lebanon Valley College:

Summer Scholars Health & Biomedical Sciences

Actuarial Science

Gettysburg College

Writing Camp

Government and Leadership

Penn State

Weather Camp


Indiana University of PA

Honors Programs

St. Francis University 

Summer STEM Program

PA American Legion

State Police Youth Week

Boys & Girls State

Messiah College School of Business, Education, and Social Sciences summer programs are hosting three camps this summer. High School students entering 9th through 12th grade interested in the business world, teacher education, or branches of psychology are encouraged to attend this summer camp. The camps will begin on July 10th, Sunday afternoon and will run through July 14th, Thursday. Both summer camps are offered with residential or commuter options held on Messiah College scenic suburban campus. More information can be found at , , or .

Engineering Innovation

Engineering Innovation (EI) is an exciting college-level summer program for motivated high school students with math and science aptitudes and an interest in or curiosity about engineering.  During the 4 or 5 week program, students learn to think and problem-solve like an engineer.  Of our EI alumni, 85% have gone on to major in engineering.

Through EI, students apply their knowledge of math and science to labs and hands-on projects, and concepts they’ve learned in high school are linked to real-world practice. Students’ confidence grows as they attend college-level lectures, tackle problems, test theories, and ultimately learn to think like engineers.

EI will be offered at 13 sites in California, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC.  Here are some basic features of the program:

Recommended for highly motivated 10th, 11th or 12th graders who have:

  • Completed Algebra II
  • Completed Trigonometry
  • Completed a Lab Science
  • Experience with spreadsheets
  • A’s or B’s in math and science courses

Some key benefits to students:

  • Learn skills common to all engineering disciplines
  • Complete lab activities and hands-on projects in many different types of engineering (chemical, electrical, computer, mechanical engineering and material science)
  • Gain insight while attending college-level lectures
  • Solve problems; generate solutions; test theories
  • Develop team building skills and make new friends through team projects
  • Earn Johns Hopkins University credit  if grade of A or B achieved
  • Experience a college campus

For more information or to apply, please visit our website:

George Mason University

is offering a 6 day interactive curriculum conference for Washington Youth Summit on the Environment (WTSE) and the Washington Journalism and Media Conference (WJMC). Nominations for up to six current 9th,10th,11th grade students online using website at

Rochester University

is offering a 1-6 week summer residential programs in study areas in engineering, medicine, history, and English. For more information visit

Susquehanna University

is offering high school students an opportunity this summer to live on its picturesque campus while developing their skills in college-level workshops.  A number of workshops are available on a variety of dates throughout the summer, including a Leadership Institute, Stream Ecology Institute, Writers Workshop, High School Wind Ensemble Institute, and Choral Institute.  Please click here for Institute dates and additional information.

Furman University

in Greenville, SC is offering rising high school seniors and juniors with a 3.0 GPA or higher to be a part of the Summer Scholars program, July 9-15 and/or July 16-22, 2017. Choose courses from leadership to pre-health, participate in lectures, discussions, debates, laboratory research, field trips, and much more!  For course information and to register, apply online at: