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.


Summer Wellness Camp

Trident Technical College
will be hosting a Student-Athlete Training Camp
(Grades 6-12) at the Thornley Campus
July 15-19, 2019
8:30 AM- 12:00 PM in the Wellness Center,
Building 950 room 117. The cost for this program will
be $199.
Student Athletes will learn more about:
Physical Conditioning
Mental Conditioning
Leadership Qualities



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:


YEP! Teen Summer Camp

Slots available for the second and third weeks of  YEP! Teen Summer Camp. If you know anyone who would like to attend this fun-filled life skills summer camp, please send them our way. The deadline to register for camp will be June 7. Below you will find the registration forms and descriptions of the Teen U classes the teens can choose from. 
Culinary Boot Camp and Beyond: Build on your basic kitchen skills to try new recipes. Learn special techniques for smoking, braising and stewing. Explore the food groups and cook tasty, balanced meals with vegetables, grains and proteins. Impress your family with recipes for secret soups and sauces.
Website Coding: Beyond the basic elements of web design, uncover the nitty gritty of the important coding languages that keep websites functioning. Learn how to create your own website using HTML and JavaScript. Try your hand at the tools and software that web developers use every day to power your favorite websites!

Design Engineering: 3-D Printing: Experience an introduction to high-tech careers in engineering by using industry-leading design software and 3-D printing technology. Hone your research and scientific skills while solving daily design challenges. Bring an object from the virtual world into existence using a real 3-D printer!
Manufacturing, Maintenance, Mechanics and more!: This will be a class run by LOR. Field trips will be incorporated in this camp. 
Culinary Wars: Have the secret recipe? Ready to try the mystery ingredient? Get your competition groove on and enter the kitchen battlefield. Participate in cooking challenges and be judged on creativity, presentation and taste as you plan and execute your best dishes.
Safe Sitter: Do you want to start a babysitting  business? Learn injury prevention, first aid, choking rescue and basic CPR, and manage problem behaviors to become a confident babysitter. Also learn how to keep yourself safe, set babysitting rates, find employers and promote your business.
Registration Form

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:



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.


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


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...