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Summer Enrichment Programs


Many parents and students are looking for summer enrichment opportunities. Below are camps, jobs, and volunteer opportunities that we receive information on in our office. This is provided for informational purposes only; GSMST does not endorse any of these programs and each family is responsible for any fees associated with these programs. If you are specifically looking for summer internship opportunities that satisfy the Junior Fellowship Experience curricular requirements, please also visit the GSMST Internship "Summer Internship Opportunities" page: .

Foreign Language Immersion Programs

Want to do something unique and fun this summer? How about an immersion and service learning summer program!

SPI programs incorporate true language immersion and service learning with the potential to earn college credit, and students can enroll independently in the program of their choice.

​​​Early Enrollment Deadline: Monday, December 15


For information, go to:



University of Notre Dame Summer Opportunities

Notre Dame offers several programs in the summer, and 2016 Registration is now open! Leadership Groups, Scholars, Study Abroad, many more programs!

2016 Summer Scholars  Program Date: June 25 – July 9, 2016

The Summer Scholars program is a two-week program for talented rising high school juniors and seniors who are interested in experiencing a taste of college life. Summer Scholars introduces students to college-level academics in fields ranging from the liberal arts to the sciences and business. Summer Scholars courses are rigorous and small in size, and the campus experience serves as an excellent introduction to the life of a college student.  

For rising high school juniors and seniors. Application deadline: January 29, 2016

2016 Leadership Seminars  Program Date: July 16 – July 27, 2016

Leadership Seminars is a 10-day, all expenses paid program for advanced students who wish to hone their critical thinking and expressive skills in the company of dynamic peers. Students engage in lively discussions on issues of global concern under the tutelage of Notre Dame faculty. The three seminars offered are American Arts, Popular Culture, and Social Change; Global Issues: Towards a Just Peace; and Science, Ethics, and Responsibility. 

For rising high school seniors only. Application deadline: January 22, 2016

2016 Study Abroad: Rome Program Date: June 4 – June 18, 2016

This two-week program immerses students in the history and culture of the Eternal City, with a focus on the built environment. Scholars representing a range of fields, from art history to anthropology, are on hand to guide students in their exploration of this fascinating city. The new Notre Dame Center in Rome serves as the home for lectures and discussions, while the city itself, with its monuments, museums, and historic neighborhoods, serves as the program's true classroom. 

For rising high school seniors only. Application deadline: January 15, 2016.

For more details about the programs offered for Summer 2016 visit Applications are available online October 1

Duke University Summer Programs
Your student can earn college credit while studying on Duke University's campus! Two exciting programs to choose from.

**NEW** 21st Century Leaders Summer Programs 

Applications for our Youth LeadershipInstitutes are now being accepted!

3 Featured Institutes! 



Stanford University Summer Session 

Stanford Summer Session is the fourth academic quarter at Stanford University. One of our programs, High School Summer College, is an academically selective program that provides mature, advanced high school students access to undergraduate coursework at Stanford. Summer College is an eight-week college experience that provides academic, social, and intellectual opportunities not found in a high school classroom.

Students who are a high school sophomore, junior, or senior at the time of application should be 16 or 17 years old on the first day of instruction.

Why High School Summer College?

Choose from more than 125 courses offered in more than 30 Stanford departments.

Earn Stanford college credit for courses taken and receive a Stanford transcript.

Attend speaking events with Stanford faculty, such as Nobel Laureate in Physics, Douglas Osheroff.

Study with other students from throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Experience college life and forge new friendships.

It’s simple for students to apply online at: 



U.S. Naval Academy - Summer STEM Program - rising 8th-11th graders

Offered to rising 8th-11th Graders. Students must demonstrate superior academic performance to include GPA, class standing, and/or strong PSAT, SAT or ACT results.  Selection is based in large part on ensuring geographic representation along with overall accomplishments in and out of the classroom.  All applicants will be notified of their status by May 1st. Students must provide their own transportation to the camp, and cost to attend is $200, which includes your room and board, meals, as well as a variety of materials.  Application deadline: April 15.

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Emory’s Pre-College Program for High School Students - rising 11th and 12th

Emory’s summer Pre-College Program for high school students is now accepting applications. The Pre-College Program allows talented rising high school juniors and seniors to experience Emory’s distinctive academic and residential community. The Pre-College experience can be transformational: both fun and academically focused. Students may enhance their academic portfolioand earn college credit in six-week undergraduate courses or enroll in two-week, non-credit courses for personal enrichment without the pressures of a grade.  All classes are taught by committed Emory faculty who enjoy teaching and guiding prospective college students.

For a full course listing, admission requirements and an online application to this exciting summer program visit  Email the Pre-College Program at precollege@emory.eduor call 404-727-0671 to request a brochure.  Financial aid is available.

Emory University Summer Reading Skills Program – rising 9th-11th graders

The Institute of Reading Development has partnered with Emory University to offer this program designed to help students become stronger readers and better students. They read twice as fast, make substantial gains in comprehension, and study more effectively. Students who take this program:

  • Increase reading speed
  • Improve comprehension
  • Learn study skills
  • Enjoy reading more

The program includes five weeks of classroom instruction and stimulating activities led by an experienced teacher, engaging materials that provide instruction at home between the weekly lessons, and reading in some of the most enjoyable books ever written. Program locations throughout Gwinnett County. For more information, visit:


iD Tech Camp and iD Gaming Academy – hosted by Emory University

Day and overnight camps for video game design, graphic design, robotics, programming and more.  Ages 7-17.

LeanGap - a summer entrepreneurship program for high school students

Entrepreneur Workshop - 6 Week Intensive Session with Harvard and Yale professionals.

Georgia Gwinnett College Tech Camp - current 8th, 9th, and 10th graders

Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) School of Science and Technology (SST) sponsors summer enrichment camps for students entering 7th through 10th grades. For more information and online application, please visit the web site:

Aerospace Engineering Summer Camp - Southern Polytechnic State University

The Division of Engineering at Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU) is holding its fifth series of Aerospace Engineering Summer Camps for 12-18 year old middle and high school students. The camps will be held on SPSU campus.

Students will get a chance to learn the basics of flight, types of aircraft, introduction to helicopters, spaceships, balloons, blimps, sail planes etc. The camp also includes RC flights, fixed and rotary wing flight simulators, introduction to computer aided design, and paper and balsa aircraft flight competitions. Visit the website for more information and to register.


Georgia Tech CEISMC Summer P.E.A.K.S.

Georgia Tech CEISMC annually offers its Summer Programs for Enrichment and Accelerated Knowledge in STEM.  These weeklong, non-residential programs run from 9 AM - 3 PM (Monday through Friday) on Georgia Tech's campus. For students entering the 4th-12th grade, programs cover a wide variety of topics in which students experience a schedule filled with demonstrations, laboratory exercises, discussion groups, presentations and hands-on learning.  Not only will students interact with Georgia Tech faculty and staff, they will utilize various facilities on campus. For more information:


UGA College of Pharmacy Summer Science Institute

  The Dean Stuart Feldman Summer Science Institute is designed to provide an introduction and overview of the many career opportunities which are available in the pharmacy profession. The six-day summer program exposes high school students to classroom and laboratory experiences, and provides components of what students should expect from the college experience.

Participants are expected to arrive on campus by 8:00 AM daily and must participate actively in all facets of the program. Rising juniors or seniors in high school who are interested in sciences and pharmacy are encouraged to apply.


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The Humanities, Entrepreneurship, And Technology (HEAT) Institute

HEAT is an academic and professional development institute based in Silicon Valley. The HEAT student summer camp combines three educational tracks to exercise critical thinking skills and impart hands-on business, data science, and career development experience to students of all backgrounds. Students will have the opportunity to study directly with Stanford faculty and industry professionals, learn about key relationships between the humanities and technology, and build creative real world solutions using the latest software and hardware tools, including Big Data, Google Glass, and Oculus Rift.

Our student summer camp courses are taught in collaboration with the QSci Lab at the Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI) at Stanford University and with technology companies located throughout Silicon Valley.

To learn more and register, please visit


  Summer Camps with a STEM Focus

These programs have been attended by GSMST students in the past: