Summer Opportunities

Need something to do this summer? Below are some opportunities for study, research or travel experiences. Click on the links to be directed to the website for information and applications.

Advanced Studies Program at St. Paul’s School

Share in a summer of discovery at the ASP. In just five and a half weeks, selected 11th grade students are immersed in a college-level curriculum and challenged to discover new ways of learning. This quest extends beyond the classroom into the dormitories, onto the playing fields, and into the dining hall, encouraging students to make every moment of their ASP experience one to remember.

Adventurelore Summer Camp

Adventurelore’s summer camp is a historically safe high adventure coed outdoor living experience designed to offer challenging and successful experiences for children and adolescents. Adventurers vary in academic, athletic, and musical abilities. Under the professional supervision and guidance, adventurers will gain self-esteem and personal confidence through adventurous, exciting and FUN filled activities, while acquiring worthwhile outdoor living skills. These skills have proven to be physically and mentally beneficial to individuals of all ages. We strive to help youth unfold positive attitudes about themselves and their peers in outdoor surroundings through exposure to both individual and group challenges.

Camp Birch Hill Teen Adventure

Spend two weeks traveling New England with a group of young adults, 16 and 17 years olds, like yourself! Every day is jam-packed with new adventures to change your life. Whether you are an experienced mountaineer from the back country or more used to city living you will have a hard time not having fun on the Adventure Trip!

Coastal Studies for Girls

**NOT a summer program ***Coastal Studies for Girls is a semester-long science and leadership school for tenth grade girls. Through community living and experiential learning on the coast of Maine, CSG nurtures girls’ intellect, curiosity, confidence, and strength.

Cornell Summer Program

We offer precollege programs for talented high school students. Experience the excitement of college life, take college courses with renowned faculty, and enjoy an “unforgettable, life-changing summer.”

Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics (HCSSIM)

Now in its 42nd year, HCSSiM is an intensive six-week encounter with college-level mathematics for talented and highly motivated high school students. It is demanding and expanding. Participants spend a major portion of each day actively engaged in doing mathematics (not simply learning the results of mathematics).

Harris Center for Conservation Education – Summer T.R.E.K.

Geared for students entering 9th and 10th grade with an interest in natural history and outdoor exploration, each day will offer a different adventure as we travel through the Monadnock Region to learn about conservation. We’ll join professionals in the field for following activities:

  • Conducting Bat Colony Counts
  • Bird Banding
  • Mapping Beaver Waterways
  • Learning Local Agricultural Practices
  • Monitoring Conservation Easements

Along the way we’ll take time to hike, swim, canoe, and enjoy a cookout at the Harris Center one evening. Registration is required and space is limited.

Health Careers Institute at Dartmouth College

A unique opportunity for rising sophomores, juniors and seniors, HCID is a week-long residential program on Dartmouth College campus that exposes students to a wide variety of health care professions and issues, while at the same time exposing students to life on a college campus.

iD Tech Camps at Southern New Hampshire University

Today, we’re the number #1 tech camp on the planet. Our summer technology programs for kids and teens are held at over 80 prestigious universities throughout the U.S., including Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, NH. For teens ages 13-18, we also offer intensive 2-week, pre-college iD Tech Academies at select universities. We guarantee a maximum of 8 students per instructor for personalized learning, and use the best brand name products from industry leaders like Adobe®, Apple®, Autodesk®, Google, and Microsoft®. Innovative courses. Your pace. Your internalDrive.

Marlboro College Pre-College Summer

During the Pre-College Program at Marlboro, you will explore interdisciplinary interests, gain new perspective, and meet passionate people. Aimed at rising juniors and seniors (ages 15–18), this experience allows you to get a taste of liberal arts education and to discover what college learning is all about. College credit available.

National Writing Project in New Hampshire at PSU

This summer we are also offering a one week residential program for high school students. Students who attend will write in journals, write poetry, work with professional authors and illustrators, write on  computers, conference with peers and teachers, revise and publish their writing. The camps afford an opportunity to enjoy being part of a community of writers. Summer Camps for Young Writers and the Summer Institute for Young Writers are planned and staffed by National Writing Project in New Hampshire teacher consultants.

Norwich University Architecture & Art Summer Design Academy

The Summer Design Academy is an intensive week of design education that is open to motivated students entering their Junior and Senior years of high-school in Fall of 2017. It will be based in Chaplin Hall, the home for the School of Architecture and Art on the campus of Norwich University. Over the course of the week, students will be exposed to design thinking and explore the communication of their ideas through various media and hands-on projects. Each day, students will have the opportunity to create their own work then collaborate with small groups addressing larger issues for the final project. The final, large group project will be a full scale structure (approximately 8″x8″x8″) that functions as the space in which the students will present their work to parents at the end of the week.

Phillips Exeter Academy Summer School

If you are a serious student, intellectually curious, creative, eager to embrace new challenges and opportunities, then Phillips Exeter Academy Summer School may be a program for you.

Project SMART

Project SMART is a Summer Institute at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) that challenges, educates, and motivates talented high school students in science and mathematics while acquainting them with the environment and resources of the University as a place for higher education and research. (For students enrolled in 10th or 11th Grade)

The Presidency and The Press at Franklin Pierce University

This conference reaches out to our nation’s high school media. In one short five day span, we will introduce some of the country’s most engaged youth to the dynamics of presidential election politics, the role of the media who cover it, and the relationship between the two. Every speaker, every tour, every interview is designed to give these young people the skills and information they need for full participation in the Presidential Election.

UNH- Future Leaders Institute:  Money, Greed and Corruption

This week-long residential summer camp will study the relationship between money, greed, and corruption in ancient and modern life. Facilitated by award-winning UNH professors Scott Smith (Classics) and Nick Smith (Philosophy), participants will spend their days discussing and debating classic and contemporary views of wealth, power, and corruption. We will mix highly interactive in-class work with evening films and discussions, as well as excellent food and outdoor activities on the beautiful UNH campus. Costs include all room, board, and materials.

UNH-IOL High School Summer Internship Program

Each year, the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab recruits bright, ambitious high school students entering their senior year for paid internships at our 32,000 square foot networking facility. It is a seven-week program presenting an overview of computer technology and offering hands-on experiences in a real-world networking facility. Summer Interns are exposed to the Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Engineering disciplines programs offered by the University of New Hampshire.