Summer Programs and Other Opportunities

Opportunities (click each for details)

Check out the CCSD Career & Technology Education page for information and opportunities. Great for students interested in Work-based Learning during the Summer.


Roper St. Francis Healthcare 
2019 SCRUBS Health Career exploration day camp
June 17–21
14-15 years olds interested in a health career
Based at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital with 2 days at Roper Hospital.

Click here for application packet.
Young Leaders Summit (YLS)      

Applications now open to high school juniors from all backgrounds!          

The Young Leaders Summit, presented by the Youth Leadership Consortium (YLC), is a free, four-day, overnight, college empowerment conference at the University of Chicago for a diverse cohort of 200 low-income high school juniors from all ethnic backgrounds, selected through a competitive application process. It is designed to give these young leaders the practical tools they need to successfully apply to top universities, have full access to scholarship and financial aid opportunities, and set a course for academic and career success.

The Youth Leadership Consortium is a partnership, led by HSF, of organizations brought together by the mission to provide students and families of all backgrounds and ethnicities with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education.

Location and Date:

  • August 8–11, 2019 – University of Chicago


  • Current high school junior (Class of 2020)
  • Students from all ethnic backgrounds are welcome to apply
  • Low income, as defined by Pell eligibility (more details are included in the application)
  • 3.0 GPA or above, on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent based on your school scale
  • Currently attend high school in the United States or a US territory
  • Plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university after high school graduation       

Is there a cost to attend YLS?

  • No, it is FREE to apply and participate (room and dining covered by YLS)
  • Round-trip transportation to Chicago will be provided for students that request financial assistance within the application

Apply online:

Military Academy Day 2019
United States Senator Lindsey O. Graham is pleased to invite interested students from across South Carolina to participate in Military Academy Day 2019.
This annual event, hosted by his office, allows students to learn more about applying to and attending one of our Nation's prestigious Service Academies.
Representatives from the United States Air Force Academy, United States Coast Guard Academy, United States Merchant Marine Academy, United States Military Academy, United States Naval Academy and United States Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board will take part in the program.

Saturday, March 30, 2019
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
National Advocacy Center
1620 Pendleton Street
Columbia, South Carolina
Please RSVP by Friday, March 22nd via

Juniors and Seniors

Check out the attached flyer for a special summer internship program Bank of America sponsors.

Summer interns apply and are selected to work with a local non-profit organization, and their compensation comes from Bank of America.

Also, students in this program are invited for an all expense paid trip to Washington DC with other students from throughout the country.


It looks like a terrific opportunity! They have slots for 2 local students for this internship. Apply early.

Students can earn a high school credit as well by following the steps on the bottom of the Student WBL web page:



6th Annual Dream Girls Conference

Saturday, March 30, 9am-4pm

The mission of the Dream Girls Conference is to empower middle and high school girls by equipping them with strategies and resources to help them make wise decisions; thus, enhancing their mental, social, spiritual, physical and emotional well-being. The Dream Girls Conference is hosted annually by Youth Empowerment Services, Inc. (Y.E.S.).


Furman University

Riley Institute's Emerging Public Leaders (EPL) Service oriented leadership program for current high school juniors. June 16-21, 2019 Students learn to lead in diverse settings, engage in the community, analyze critical issues, lead ethically, communicate effectively, and plan a community service project.

FREE to all students selected to participate Application deadline - April 5, 2019


IT site for girls in computing
IT-oLogy supports women in IT through their WISE program and also as the South Carolina affiliate for NCWIT Aspirations in Computing awards
Aspirations is a program of NCWIT and I would encourage you to check out their website as there is a lot of research and information available.


Junior Counselor Leadership Program

Charleston County Parks and Recreation Ages 13-16 Provides teens with unique opportunities for service and learning in a fun atmosphere. Online application, interview, and commitment of minimum of 2 consecutive weeks of scheduled camp sessions. Mandatory orientation is scheduled for 4:00-6:30pm, May 15 on James Island County Park or May 16 at Palmetto Islands County Park. Apply online:

April 12, 2019


Pre-University Program Final Deadline: June 14, 2019 Junior Art Intensive July 15-26, 2019


Shannon’s Hope Camp Shannon’s Hope Camp continues to be a transformative & fun overnight camp for children and youth, ages 6-15, who have experienced the death of a loved one.



Summer Dance Intensive

Desales University
July 22-August 2, 2019
Professional Dance Training for Ages 14 and Up
More info


Scholarships are available for CyberMath Academy's summer camps. Interested students can sign up for consideration here. Scholarship amount varies depending on the student’s achievements and/or need and availability of funds. Camps are open to students in grades 4-12.

Application Deadline for scholarships is 
March 24, 2019 2 Locations

  • Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall, 1585 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138.
  • Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

Harvard and Stanford campus experience!

  • Learn from the graduates and students of Harvard, MIT, Stanford and similar universities and experienced coaches.
  • Attend guest lectures by researchers at these top institutions.
  • Join campus tours and admission sessions.
  • Get a taste of most recent cutting edge scientific research.
  • Programs for students ranging from 11-18.


Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design Photography: Storytelling Strategies Earn 3 College Credits! Photographers work in a variety of ways to bring storytelling strategies into image making. Instruction includes both traditional and experimental techniques for implementing narrative into singular, as well as sequential, photographic experiences. Further attention is dedicated to how the book form can be utilized in conjunction with photographic imagery and text to relay a story. Prerequisites: Must bring your own DSLR camera, and understand its basic operating functions. Summer Program Dates: Core (2-week, non-credit) July 8 - July 19 Advanced (3-week, 3 College Credits) July 8 - July 26


Experience Summer at Duke
June 16-June 29
Grades 6-8: Drone Camp, Forensic Camp, Biosciences & Engineering Camp, Game Design Camp
Grades 6-11: Young Writers' Camp

June 30-July 12

Grades 9-11: BioSciences & Engineering Camp for High School I, Leadership in Action Institute, Duke Neurosciences Camp
Grades 10-11: Creative Writers' Workshop
Grades 6-11: Young Writers' Camp

July 14-July 26
Grades 9-11: BioSciences & Engineering Camp for High School II, Video Production Camp, Cryptology Camp, Drone Camp
Grades 10-11: Summer BOOST
Grades 6-11: Young Writers' Camp

Registration open now!


The Cornerstone Summer Institute is a week-long summer camp at the University of Virginia where high school students learn about slavery and its legacies by exploring the University, Charlottesville, and area landmarks. The camp provides rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors with the opportunity to engage in historical investigation, archaeological excavation, and community engagement in order to learn and develop thinking skills that will prepare them for success in college and beyond. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis until April 22, 2019. Some financial aid is available for students with demonstrated need. To find the application and learn more, click below.


APEX Leadership Summit at Ole Miss

Leadership Development, team building, & sessions covering ethics, personal responsibility, problem-solving, developing a leadership resume and community outreach.

3 sessions offered: June 9-12 June 23-26 July 7-10 Online application deadline: March 29 $100 participation fee if accepted or ACT/SAT waiver, if qualified.


Summer Scholars Program

Offers exciting experiences for academically talented middle and high students from across the globe. Scholars will join other academically minded learners for an intense, weeklong program.

Educational, recreational, and cultural activities allow participants to experience some of the amazing opportunities Clemson University has to offer. Students will engage in hands-on, immersive courses in their field of choice taught by Clemson instructors during the day.

Looking Toward College
A residential seminar for high school women
Meredith College- Raleigh, NC
June 17-20

* Making Decisions & Setting Goals
* Values Clarification
* Career Planning
* College Selection
* Study Skills
* Communication Skills
* and more...