Summer Enrichment Opportunities

On this page students will find information about summer enrichment opportunities which have been sent to Westwood. Most of these opportunities have a fee, but some may be free. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Browning in the D1127. 

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The Texas Internship Challenge is a program from the Texas Workforce Commission, Texas Education Agency, and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, as part of the Tri-Agency Initiative, challenging industry and employer partners to offer more paid internships for Texas high school, college, and graduate school students. The Texas Internship Challenge addresses a workforce need which we hear frequently from employers: students need to acquire workplace readiness skills to be more competitive for the full-time job search.

Internships provide students the opportunity to explore in-demand occupations, gain professional experience, and make connections with professionals which can lead to a reference or a job. Internships provide employers the opportunity to explore talent, benefit from different and developing skill sets, train candidates for full-time positions, and, by searching for candidates statewide, diversify their talent pool. Launched in 2017, is designed to meet accessibility guidelines, offers veterans’ preference hiring, and supports technical as well as non-technical positions.

Thinkery Austin needs CIT (counselors in training) to help run their summer camps. Click below:

University of Texas Textiles and Apparel Summer Classes- click here for more info

Deadline to sign up for the UT Project on Conflict Resolution’s 2018 Global Ethics and Conflict Resolution Summer Symposium is coming up quickly, and spots are rapidly filling! This unique program is a two week long residential immersive experience for high school students which gives them the skills to tackle ethical dilemmas and confront conflict at all levels, from the personal to the international. Students will develop critical and creative strategies needed for problem solving, conflict analysis, negotiation, and much more, all while gaining experience in leadership and social justice, and making them a competitive college applicant. They will have an authentic college experience at the University of Texas while learning about the greater world we live in. Some of the activities they will be involved in are producing videos, debating ethical issues, learning to manage conflict, and meeting with distinguished artists, leaders, and faculty.
Tuition ranges from $635 to $1400, with need-based scholarships available. For more information, please visit us at

University of Houston, Hilton College Hospitality Summer Camp for high school juniors, rising seniors.
We are changing things up this year to provide more opportunities for students to visit Hilton College and the University of Houston by including two “Day Camp” options as well as our traditional 3-day, 2-night stay on campus option. Students are encouraged to apply online here:
(Same application for all camps – students will inidacate which dates they are interested in on the application)
 For each camp, spots are limited  to 20 students and all students will be accepted based on high school academic merit.

If you have any further questions about the summer camp program, please contact Mandi Anderson – Recruitment Manager Houston Campu: 713-743-1380 or

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Nursing Summer Camp-Click here for more Information and to apply

Texas A&M is offering CAMP ARCH, and architecture camp for current 9th, 10th & 11th grade students. Click here for more information and application

Texas Tech University Financial Planning Academy-During the Financial Planning Academy, participants will gain exposure to an expertly developed personal finance curriculum, college life, and career options in the Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) industry. Engaging in teamwork and working alongside financial planning professionals, participating students will gain skills in money management, leadership, communication, team building, and more. The camp is designed to get participants interested in and excited about personal finance, while also providing insight into the profession of personal financial planning. Financial Planning Academy will provide participants with real life money skills and allow them to experience what college life is like. At the conclusion of Financial Planning Academy, participants, as part of team, will present their competition ready case studies to a panel of judges. The content in the presentations will be created using the most relevant financial planning software, be interactive in nature, and require participants to use the knowledge they have gained during Financial Planning Academy to answer client questions. The presentations will be evaluated by a panel of professional financial planners. The judges will ask questions and ultimately decide which teams they believe are most capable of integrating the curriculum learned over the course of the camp to develop well thought-out, practical solutions to money management related issues. The results from this competition and the results from other teamwork competitions during the week will determine who wins the Academy. There will be prizes for the winning team, as well as the opportunity to compete for other prize categories throughout the week. Click here for more info and to apply

BioFORCE summer camps at Texas A&M
See the flyer for details and registration regarding these residential camps.  Note:  there is a registration fee but some funding assistance is available.

Camp SOAR summer camp at Texas A&M
See the flyer for details and registration link for this residential camp.  There is a fee, but no information was given regarding financial assistance.  Please contact Texas A&M if interested.  

Camp L.E.A.D., Texas Tech University's leadership education and development program, which takes place July 24-27, 2018. During this program, students will participate in activities ranging from individualized leadership sessions to group challenges and team-building activities. Your students will also have an opportunity to explore Texas Tech through an official campus tour and in-depth sessions with their intended field of study.
Transportation, housing and curriculum materials are provided at no cost to students admitted into the program.
Admission to Camp L.E.A.D. is highly selective. Students should apply and submit documentation regarding their leadership abilities no later than the given deadline. To be considered, students must meet the following requirements:
  • Grade Level: must be an incoming high school senior in the Fall of 2018.
  • Academic Performance: student's high school counselor must submit a form regarding their academic performance. Students are also asked to self-report their ACT/SAT scores.
  • Community Involvement: must be an active member of your community and involved in extracurricular activities.
  • Leadership: must have a proven desire to be a leader.
  • Interest in Texas Tech: Applicants must be interested in enrolling at Texas Tech University.
  • Cost: Transportation, housing and event materials provided at no cost if admitted.
Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 30, 2018. Please direct any questions about Camp L.E.A.D. to 806.742.1299 or

Texas A&M Galveston Sea Camp-

Summer programs in the following areas: Business & Communication, Computer Science & Programming, Engineering, Fashion, Law & Criminal Justice, Medicine, Sports Medicine, Psychology, and Sports & are available(516-621-3939)

UT Summer Camps:First Bytes is a free week-long camp geared toward rising junior and senior girls;  Code Longhorn is a free week-long camp geared toward rising underrepresented junior and senior boys and girls;  UTCS Robotics Camp is a week-long, fee-based camp geared toward boys and girls entering 9th-12th grades.

The deadline for applying to First Bytes and Code Longhorn is Wednesday, March 23.

Stephen F. Austin State University invites you to apply to the only pre-law academy in Texas designed for high school juniors and seniors. Scholarships available to cover costs (due March 1st). Click here for more information

SFA Pre-Med Summer Camp for current Juniors:Earning high grades and performing well on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is only a part of what will allow a student to become a successful applicant for Medical School. In the competitive environment of the medical school application process, becoming that exceptional applicant also requires professional experience, effective leadership and demonstrated service. Thus, the summer Pre Med camp cosponsored by SFA and JAMP 2018, is meant to be a week of total immersion in and an introduction to what we refer to as the Pre Med "Lifestyle". This "head-start" will give camp attendees the opportunity to preview the course requirements, the time constraints and the journey toward excellence that Pre Med students encounter on the very first day of their freshman year.

Camp Highlights:
FREE Pre Med camp. Housing, meals, books and supplies are provided to the student.
  • academic reviews in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics
  • insights into medical school and the medical profession from talks with current medical students and medical school administrators
  • exposure to the medical profession by spending time in local clinics/hospitals and interacting with the doctors and staff in these facilities
  • sharing in the joy of helping others by cooperative service within the community experience a week of "college life" and enjoy the facilities at Stephen F. Austin State University.
While this camp is open to all outstanding rising seniors (students beginning their senior year of high school in the Fall of 2018) in the state of Texas, preference will be given to those whose family has a financial need and would be excellent future candidates for the Joint Admissions Medical Program (JAMP) during their college years.

Sam Houston State University Criminal Justice Summer Camp: 4 sessions to choose from, complete an application at

Prairie View A&M University College of Business pre-college camp for 9th -11th graders June 10-15, 2018.

The Young Business Leaders Summer Program is a week-long summer program designed to introduce talented high school students to the field of business and career options. Students will choose a business track:

Management, Information Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Finance

Students are to solve problems using business principles taught by PVAMU business faculty and through interaction with current business students. Enriching presentations, experiential learning exercises and trips to local businesses are all intended to inspire and motivate students towards a career in business.

Please see the application (attached & below) for more information and details. 

Emma Bowen Foundation is a media-focused diversity initiative that recruits promising students and places them in paid summer internships at some of the nation's leading media and technology companies. We are looking for applicants who are high school seniors and is interested in the Content of Media (Broadcast Journalism).

Please visit our website for additional program information as well as how to apply.

Oberlin College & Conservatory Summer Music Programs-click here

Cambridge Immerse is a unique two week residential educational experience with a diverse and enriching curriculum. Participants are taught by highly regarded tutors who are current or previous members of Oxford University or Cambridge University, and have tutored undergraduate students.

Cambridge Immerse fosters an optimal learning environment that stimulates academic enquiry and instils a passion for learning. Participants learn in small classes, with supplementary workshops and outstanding tutorials in the subject of their choice. Click here for more information and the application.

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies produces an array of programs for academically talented young students everywhere. Our programs are available online and in-person, during the summer and year-round, and feature broad exploration or intense study in a single subject.

University of Southern California Summer Programs- visit for more information. Programs available in Architecture, Business, Engineering & Informational Technology, Global Studies, journalism, Pre-Health & Science, Pre-Law, Performing Arts, Summer Theater Conservatory, and Creative Writing

NYU 's TISCH School of the Arts Summer Programs- Dance, Drama, Dramatic Writing, Filmmaking, Game Design, Photography & Imaging, Production & Design, and Recorded Music. Click here for more Information

MARIST Summer Pre-College Program. Classes in Business, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, Cyber Security, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Science, Film & TV Production, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Game Design, History, Pre-Health, Pre-Law, Psychology, Sports Communication and Theater. Click here for more Information and application

UPENN Summer Engineering Academy. Classes in Biotechnology, Computer Graphics, Computer Science, Computer Networks, Nanotechnology and Robotics. Click here for more info.

NASA Summer Program:
The High School Aerospace Scholars application is now open at:
High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS) is a NASA unique opportunity for juniors who are interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at no cost to participants.
Selected students will participate in an interactive, online course during the school year that culminates in an all-expense-paid trip to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in the summer. During the online course, students will investigate space exploration challenges by creating technical drawings, solving math problems, and participating in discussion forums with NASA engineers and scientists. Texas certified teachers guide students through the online curriculum and grade their work. After a competitive review of online material completed and submitted, selected students are invited to Johnson Space Center. Throughout this six day trip, participants will work with NASA mentors to complete engineering design challenges and plan a mission to Mars. Students will be briefed on the past, present, and future of space exploration by NASA engineers, scientists, and special guests while touring NASA’s facilities.
For more information and application deadlines, please visit the HAS website at:

Duke Summer Session Programs
  • Summer College at Duke (four-week academic credit program for US students currently in grades 10 or 11 and international students currently in grades 10 – 12)
  • Summer Academy – Traditional (three-week academic enrichment program for students currently in grades 9 – 12)
  • Intensive STEM Academy (one-week academic enrichment program for students currently in grades 9 – 12)

The Yale Young Global Scholars Program (YYGS) is a summer academic enrichment and leadership program that brings together outstanding high school students from around the world for intensive two-week sessions on Yale’s campus in New Haven and the Yale Center Beijing in China. YYGS offers six unique sessions in New Haven and one session in Beijing, China.
Participants attending a YYGS session in New Haven can expect an amazing summer experience studying in beautiful campus lecture halls and classrooms, living in Yale’s historic residential colleges, eating in award-winning dining halls, meeting a talented community of fellow students, engaging with world-renowned professors, and interacting with extraordinary visiting practitioners.
Participants attending a YYGS session in Beijing, China will have the opportunity to experience Yale’s world-renowned education while exploring one of the most culturally-vibrant and influential cities in the world. In addition to bringing some of Yale’s most renowned professors to China, this session will take advantage of its location by inviting distinguished professionals with real-life experience to lecture on relevant, important issues. Students will also have the opportunity to visit significant cultural sites, such as the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. YYGS-Beijing is limited to 90 students, making an intimate atmosphere for students to learn and make connections with their instructors and peers. This is the third year YYGS is offering a session in China, but the first time it is doing so during the summer. Read more about this new offering >
Yale Young Global Scholars is an official Yale University program. Click here for more information

Columbia University, Get Ivy League experience during your summer. Click here for more information.

Career Explorations in Architecture at Tulane University offers high schoolers a short, intensive, and engaging introduction to the field of architecture. 
Students spend three weeks in New Orleans exploring the ideas, methods, and issues of architecture through lectures, design studio, digital workshops, and field trips with Tulane professors and local architects. 
The program is designed to expose students interested in art and design to the unique blend of visual orientation, creative process, and academic investigation that forms an architectural education.
Career Explorations in Architecture runs July 8-28, 2018.
Learn more at or reach out to Maggie Williams at with any questions.

WPI’s summer academic programs challenge students to explore their interests and try something new. Focused on the science, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines, K-12 students can make new discoveries!
These preeminent programs highlight areas such as robotics, physics, video game design, music, computer science, the humanities and arts, and women’s leadership. No matter a student’s age or experience level, WPI’s summer academic programs has something to offer.
Depending on students’ interests and desired schedule for summer months, WPI offers academic programs during the day as well as overnight programs for older students. All programs are designed to engage students in exciting STEM applications while developing leadership and collaboration skills.
Explore our offerings in the day programs or residential programs

Smith College- Experience precollege programs that offer limitless ways to explore the world. You will join more than 200 other high school girls who want to pursue their academic interests in and out of the classroom, strengthen their college applications and meet other motivated and ambitious college-bound young women. Explore their summer programs here

Discover Carnegie Mellon:  June 30 – August 11, 2018
Are you going to be a junior or senior in high school? If so, consider spending the summer in one of our Summer Pre-College Programs:

Our Summer Pre-College Programs will show you what life at Carnegie Mellon is all about - from the classroom to what's happening on weekends. You'll meet people from all over the world, be inspired by our world-renowned faculty, take part in the excitement of campus and have the opportunity to explore the city of Pittsburgh.Apply Now!

Rutgers University–New Brunswick is excited to announce an opportunity for students interested in engineering. The Rutgers School of Engineering is offering the chance for students to participate in a new Pre-Engineering Summer Academy to develop their knowledge and skills through real-world field experiences.

This intensive one-week certificate program will introduce students to a variety of engineering areas including:







Eligible students must: 

Be between the ages of 16-18

Have completed courses in precalculus and physics

Submit an online application
Interested in learning more? Attend an online information session or visit Pre-Engineering Summer Academy
Rochester Institute of Technology-Magic Spell Studios, summer 2018
Do you know a high school student who dreams of entering
the film or gaming industry; either as an artist or scientist?
Magic Spell Studios will be the place where higher education and
these industries collaborate in a unique vision.
For student animators it will be a studio where game designers, programmers and animators partner to produce commercially viable games.
For student filmmakers it will be a studio where outside producers will bring their production needs to a qualified New York State Tax Incentive sound stage (one of very few in upstate NY) and use film students on their crew, give them appropriate screen credit and pay them.
For motion picture student scientists it will be a facility that will allow research and practice on state of the art industry equipment.
Magic Spell Studios establishes a large-scale partnership between the School of Film & Animation and the School of Interactive Games & Media that offers students matriculating in all our degrees opportunities in project development, research and marketable deliverables.
 RIT has been supplying the Motion Picture Industry with qualified graduates for over 35 years.  Alumni have established careers at Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks,  Blue Sky Studios, Industrial Light and Magic, Paramount, HBO, Fox Searchlight, Lucas Films, MTV, Nickelodeon, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Dolby, Imax, etc.

For more information contact Mary Barnard at or 585-475-6175

University of Notre Dame Pre-College programs offer high school students a taste of college life, academics, and the Notre Dame community. Check out our new website for more information, and please encourage promising students to apply to one of our stellar on-campus programs or our summer study abroad opportunities! 

You could win a full scholarship to Notre Dame Pre-College programs by competing in this fun contest

Boston College Pre-College Programs. Click here for more information

 Summer Discovery and Discovery Internships  we're ready for another year of creating exceptional educational experiences for middle and high school students. We're pleased to announce our 2018 application is open

Putney Student Travel. 
Since 1951, Putney Student Travel has offered high school students powerful travel and experiential education programs that help them prepare for college, shape their futures, engage with people from different cultures, and form lasting friendships. Our summer programs range from two to five weeks in length and include pre-college enrichment, community service, language immersion, outdoor adventure, and cultural immersion. These life-changing programs are offered in Latin America, Europe, Asia, the South Pacific, Africa, and the United States. Visit us at or call 1-802-387-5000 to learn more. 

National Geographic Student Expeditions offers high school and middle school students from around the globe the opportunity to embark on small group summer programs over the world - focusing on Photography, Wildlife & Conservation, Archaeology & Ancient Culture, Film making, Creative Writing, Community Service, Climate & Geology, Marine Biology, and more.  Our unique University Workshops allow students to work alongside National Geographic Explorers on themes such as Technology and Innovation, Engineering and Robotics, and Science and Storytelling, while experiencing life on a college campus. More information can be found at

New York Times Student Journeys offers opportunities for high school students to travel to fascinating places and explore themes prominent in Times coverage—from immigration in California and public health and development in Peru, to fashion in New York City and Milan and arts criticism in London. Each journey is joined by a New York Times journalist or Times-selected expert and students benefit from the organization’s special understanding and insider’s view as they dive into topics and destinations that capture their interest. 

SPI Study Abroad's summer language immersion programs for college credit, Learn more about SPI

Each summer Pratt Institute’s PreCollege program welcomes over 400 high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to our Brooklyn campus for nearly a month, where they encounter life as an art and design college student.
Students choose a major focus modeled after Pratt's undergraduate offerings. To complement this chosen major, students are automatically enrolled in foundation, art history, and portfolio development classes. Upon completion of the program, students earn four elective college credits.
PreCollege students get a head start on college by living and studying with peers from across the country and around the world. The program welcomes both domestic and international students with diverse backgrounds and experiences to share a common interest in exploring creative fields in a vibrant urban setting.
The program culminates in an exhibition of students’ work curated in gallery spaces throughout campus. Family members, friends, and members of the creative community are invited to our final exhibition to share in the joy of students’ accomplishments. PreCollege students leave enriched, empowered, and ready to be our future artists, designers, and creative thinkers.
·         Explore the possibility of studying art, design, architecture, creative writing, or cultural studies. 
·         Confirm that this is the subject you want to study in college. 
·         Develop your skills through college-level coursework, and earn 4 college credits. 
·         Develop a body of work for your portfolio to support admission into college. 
·         Meet other students who share your interests. 
·         Get a preview of the college experience.
By email:
By phone: 718.636.3453

Oxford Royale Academy's 2018 Summer Schools: Oxford, Cambridge, London, Ascot, St. Andrews. Courses in medicine, law, engineering, business, english language, computer science, leadership, architecture, STEM and more. Click here for more information

Banson NYC Fashion Week Adventure
Please let your students know!

We are excited to offer a NYC Fashion Week Adventure for your students in February 2018.  The program is designed for high school and college students to either come on their own, with a friend or with a relative (parents, aunts and grandmothers are welcome!).  The five-day experience will allow participants to see what NYC Fashion week is all about by assisting with fashion shows during this exciting time.  The students will stay at a deluxe hotel in midtown Manhattan.  Each morning the group will be picked up at the hotel by a Banson NYC representative. From there we will depart for our activities of the day.  The adventure will be busy with visits, food tours, seminars and shopping trips but will leave a bit of free time for participants to explore on their own.  We accept applications on a first come, first served basis with a maximum of 20 participants.  Click here to be directed to our website.

Banson NYC Fashion Week Adventure
Please let your students know!

We are excited to offer a NYC Fashion Week Adventure for your students in September 2018.  The program is designed for high school and college students to either come on their own, with a friend or with a relative (parents, aunts and grandmothers are welcome!).  The five-day experience will allow participants to see what NYC Fashion week is all about by assisting with fashion shows during this exciting time.  The students will stay at a deluxe hotel in midtown Manhattan.  Each morning the group will be picked up at the hotel by a Banson NYC representative. From there we will depart for our activities of the day.  The adventure will be busy with visits, food tours, seminars and shopping trips but will leave a bit of free time for participants to explore on their own.  We accept applications on a first come, first served basis with a maximum of 20 participants.  Click here to be directed to our website.