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Summer Enrichment & Volunteer Opportunities

Summer Enrichment Opportunities

Peterson's Summer Program Guide This database contains 1,600 organizations - from traditional camps and tour groups to private schools and colleges. Students can search by name, location, activity, or for special needs or summer jobs.

SummerDiscovery Visit this site for Pre-college and Middle School Enrichment programs and teen tours. The 3-6 week Musiker Discovery Programs, are for students in grades 7-12 and run the gamut from camping in Alaska to European adventures. The enrichment programs include programs at UCLA, UCSB, UCSD, Michigan, Georgetown, UVA or Cambridge.

Summer Institute for the Gifted
The summer institute for the gifted (SIG) is a unique and prestigious three week residential, co-educational, summer program for academically talented students in grades four through eleven. SIG blends a strong and challenging academic program of introductory through college-level courses, an opportunity for cultural exposure and social growth, and traditional recreational summer camp activities to create a well-balanced, rewarding and enjoyable experience. For more information call 866-303-4744 or visit

4 Star Camps
4 Star Camps brings young people together from literally the world over. People from fascinating and diverse ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds spend their summer abroad at our summer camp. Diversity and international flavor are important elements of the camp. Located on the beautiful and historic grounds of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville since 1975, 4 Star has diligently been striving to provide students the high quality instruction and programming that is expected as part of the 4 Star Experience. An enthusiastic, dedicated and well-qualified staff will be on hand to provide an exciting and safe learning environment. For more infoirmatiuon call 800-334-STAR (7827) or go to

Experience Notre Dame This Summer
Summer Experience
Stimulate your spirit. Exercise your mind. Participate in Notre Dame's Summer Experience.Summer Experience is a unique opportunity for academically outstanding high school students to explore one of nine academic fields of study. For two weeks, participants become part of the Notre Dame student body, through their academic studies, social interactions, and spiritual encounters. For more information go to:

University of Delaware Summer College
For current 10th and 11th Graders
For more information go to :

The following is a list of college/universities offering summer marine bio programs...from NACAC list
University of Miami (FL)
Roger Williams University (RI)
Occidental College (CA)
Nature Center at Woods Hole, (Cape Cod, MA)
Coastal Carolina University (SC)
Long Island University (NY)
University of New England (ME)
UC San Diego (CA)
UC Santa Barbara
COSMOS at UC Santa Cruz (CA)
College of the Atlantic (ME)
University of Maine (ME)
Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MA)
Texas A&M Galveston (TX)
University of Oregon (OR)
Oregon Institute of Marine Sciences
Cornell University, which is run cooperatively by Cornell and the University of New Hampshire
Southwestern College (KS).
Porter Sargent Publishers Inc. (14 programs listed)
Boston University High School Honors and Summer Challenge Programs
High School Honors is a six week residential program that allows students to register for two summer college courses. Students must be a junior and 16 -17 years of age.
Summer Challenge Program is a non credit residential program for students 14-17 year of age. They choose seminars such as creative writing, law, persuasive speaking and more. For more information call 617-353-1378.

Rutgers Summer Reading Skills Program
Classes offered for high school students in Egg Harbor Township. Call 1-800-978-9596 for more information.

Additional Colleges With Summer Programs
Columbia College of Chicago

Phillips Academy Summer Session
Deadline: First come, first served (apply in Spring)

Washington University Summer Programs
Deadline: Varies by program
Deadline:Varies by program


Volunteer Opportunities

Bureau of Land Management Volunteers


U.S. Fish and Wildlife


National Park Service


National 4-H Council


Landmark Volunteers


Corporation for National and Community Service



Habitat for Humanity



American Red Cross


American Cancer Society


Salvation Army




Contact other organizations for volunteering opportunities:

- Political campaigns

- Senior citizen centers

- Community centers

- Libraries

- Hospitals

- State parks

- Environmental organizations

- Animal shelters