Summer Enrichment

Summer is a time to relax, regroup, and rejuvenate.  Students should absolutely spend some of their summer enjoying leisurely activities.  However, summer provides a concentrated time for meaningful and enrichment experiences as well.  These can include volunteer work, travel, college programs, additional coursework, or employment.  The best resource to utilize when considering how to spend your summer months is the college counseling staff.  You are welcome to make an appointment at any time during the course of the year to start planning.

Getting Started: Links of Interest

Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley has information on local organizations that actively seek teenagers.
Lehigh Valley Summerbridge offers students an opportunity to teach and mentor middle school students.
Pre-College Summer Program Opportunities for Students provides links to a variety of programs.

Summer Enrichment Programs

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  • Summer programs that cover different subject areas, including humanities, math and science:

    Barnard College
    Boston University 
    Brandeis University
    Brown University  
    Carleton College - Summer Writing Program; Environmental Science; Liberal Arts Experience  
    Carnegie Mellon University   
    College of William and Mary - Pre-Collegiate Program in Early American History
    Columbia University
    Cornell University 
    Davidson College
    Emory University Youth Theological Initiative Summer Academy 
    Georgetown University  
    Harvard University
    Johns Hopkins University
    Lead America
    Oxbridge Academic Programs in Oxford, Cambridge and Paris
    Oxford Advanced Studies Program 
    Phillips Academy - Andover Summer Session
    Phillips Exeter Academy Summer School
    School for Ethics and Global Leadership 
    Skidmore College
    Stanford University 
    Summer Discovery
    Summer Study Programs
    Syracuse University  
    Telluride Scholarships and Summer Programs
    University of California at San Diego
    University of California at Santa Barbara
    University of Chicago
    University of Miami - Summer Scholars
    University of Pennsylvania
    Vanderbilt University Programs for Talented Youth           
    Washington University in St. Louis
    Yale University - Yale Young Global Scholars Program
    Exploration Summer Programs at Wellesley College and Yale University
    The Junior Statesmen Summer School
    Presidential Classroom
    United States Military Academy at West Point, Summer Leaders Seminar
    Washington Workshops
  • Summer programs that focus on science, math, engineering, technology, business, or research

    Alfred University - Astronomy Summer Institute 
    American Mathematical Society - Camps specific to mathematics
    Babson College - Summer Study in Business and Entrepreneurship
    Boston University Research Internship Program
    Boston University PROMYS - Mathematics for Young Scientists
    Bryant University Leadership Institute – PriceWaterhouseCoopers Accounting Careers program for African American and Latino students
    Canada/USA Mathcamp   
    Carnegie Mellon University - Summer Academy for Math and Science (Diversity Program)
    Cornell University - Programs for High School Students at Shoals Marine Lab
    Earthwatch Institute - scientific field research and education
    Georgetown University - Entrepreneurship 
    Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics 
    Lebanon Valley College - Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp
    MIT’s Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science
    MIT Women's Technology Program
    Ohio State University – The Ross Program  
    Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week
    Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Sciences
    Pennsylvania School for Global Entrepreneurship at Lehigh University
    Research Science Institute at MIT
    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology  
    Rutgers University Young Scholars Program in Discrete Mathematics
    School for Field Studies - environmental field studies
    Science at Sea (Sea Education Association): marine research, maritime history and fundamentals of nautical science 
    Sea Semester at Woods Hole   
    Sea-mester Programs - marine science and oceanography
    Smith College - Summer Science and Engineering Program
    Stanford University Summer Mathematics Camp 
    Stevens Institute of Technology Engineering and Science Residential Camp – Exploring Career Options in Engineering and Science 
    Stony Brook University
    The Island School - experiential learning in the Bahamas
    The Summer Science Program – focus on research projects 
    Susquehanna University Leadership Institute for Entrepreneurship
    Tufts University - Adventures in Veterinary Medicine
    United States Military Academy Summer Leaders Seminar
    United States Naval Academy Summer STEM Program - rising sophomores and juniors, one week
    University of Delaware - Engineering Program for Under-represented Minorities
    University of Florida Center for Precollegiate Education and Training
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: Michigan Math and Science Scholars Summer Program
    University of Notre Dame:  Introduction to Engineering Program
    University of Pennsylvania - Applied Science & Technology
    University of Pennsylvania - Management & Technology Summer Institute 
    University of Pennsylvania – Biomedical Research Academy and Experimental Physics Academy   
    University of Pittsburgh - Health Career Scholars Academy
    Vanderbilt University - PAVE, for students interested in engineering, pre-medical, science, or technology program
    Whale Camps - Hands-on Marine Science
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics programs

    Additional Resources     

    Summer Science Camps (directory )
    Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
  • Summer programs that focus on the fine and performing arts, including writing workshops, film and theater programs

    Berklee College of Music
    Boston University – Academy of Media Production   
    Boston University - Visual Arts Summer Institute
    Brandeis University - BIMA Summer Arts Institute; 3D Game Design 
    California College of the Arts - Pre-College Program (fine arts and creative writing)  
    CAP21 - Summer Pre-College Musical Theatre Training Program
    Carnegie Mellon University - programs in art, design, drama, and music
    Denison University - The Jonathan R. Reynolds Young Writers Workshop
    DeSales University - Summer Theatre Institute
    DeSales University - Summer Video Institute
    Interlochen Center for the Arts 
    Maryland Institute College of Art – Pre-college programs in Baltimore and Tuscany
    Muhlenberg College - Summer Music Theatre
    New York Film Academy 
    New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development –
    New York University - Tisch School of the Arts; Drama & Dramatic Writing, Musical Theatre Performance & Writing, Film, Photography, Animation  
    Northwestern University - National High School Institute
    Rhode Island School of Design - Pre-College Program in the Arts
    Sarah Lawrence College - Fine and Performing Arts Programs
    Savannah College of Art and Design
    Sewanee Young Writers' Conference
    Simon's Rock of Bard College Summer Young Writers Workshop
    Snow Farm - the New England Craft Program
    Spoleto Study Abroad
    University of Virginia - Young Writers Workshop
    Walnut Hill - intensive summer programs in the arts
    Wesleyan University - Center for Creative Youth
  • Summer programs that focus on exploration of the field of architecture

    Carnegie Mellon University
    Cornell University      
    embARC - Summer Design Academy at UC Berkeley 
    Syracuse University
    University of Southern California 
  • Travel and study abroad programs with a focus on language learning

    To learn about study abroad programs available for Moravian Academy students, CLICK HERE.
    Concordia Language Villages 
    Experiment in International Living
    Middlebury - Monterey Language Academy
    Oxbridge Academic Programs
    Rotary International Exchange Programs
    School Year Abroad - Summer Programs in China, France, Italy and Spain
    Tufts University - Programs in France
    Where There Be Dragons
    Windsor Mountain
    Youth for Understanding
  • Travel programs that have a community service component

    Adventures Cross Country
    Amigos de las Americas - service focused trips to Latin America
    Camp Dream Catcher in PA
    Cross-Cultural Solutions
    Global Routes - construction work in Africa, South America and Asia
    Global Volunteers (in USA and abroad)
    Global Works – summer service adventures
    Habitat for Humanity - all-work trips
    Putney Student Travel
    Rustic Pathways
    The Road Less Traveled
    Vision Service Adventures
    World Horizons International - group and individual projects
  • Outdoor adventure programs

    Outward Bound
    National Outdoor Leadership School 
    Action Quest
    Broad Reach
    Sail Caribbean  
    Student Expeditions - with National Geographic
    Wilderness Ventures
  • Summer academic support programs

    Salisbury Summer School of Reading and English
    Landmark College High School Program

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