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Summer Programs for High School Students 2019




Application Deadline


Sikeston M*A*S*H Camp

(held by the Southeastern Missouri Area Health Education Center)


To be announced (check the website)

Students interested in the medical field are invited to attend: all aspiring doctors, nurses, dentists, dental hygienists, physical therapists, EMT, and other healthcare professionals. Hands-on learning activities will include: vital signs, injections, suturing, CPR, dissections, and much more!

Date coming soon- see link for updates

Bear’s Athletic Training Camp

Missouri State University


June 19-22

This program is designed for high school students who are interested in gaining basic athletic training knowledge and skills. Camp participants will have the opportunity to work alongside nationally certified and Missouri licensed athletic trainers. The camp will include one-on-one instruction in taping and wrapping techniques, behind the scenes tour of athletic facilities on and off campus, and much more!

May 31, 2019


Stanford Summer Programs

Stanford University, Stanford CA


Dates vary by camp

Camps available include Stanford Summer Arts Institute, Stanford Summer Humanities Institute, Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institute, Stanford AI4ALL, Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC), and Stanford Pre-Collegiate University-Level Online Math & Physics.

Deadlines in February 2019


Southeast Missouri State University Summer Camps

Cape Girardeau


Please check the link for dates of the various camps.

Summer at Southeast offers a wide variety of academic and special interest opportunities to area youth ranging in age through one day, multi-day and overnight summer programs and camps. Each program or camp highlights a field of study, such as: Vocal Arts, Acting, etc. Athletic camps are also available.

Make sure you register at least 2-weeks in advance for the camp you are interested in. See link for a complete program list.



Application Deadline


iD Tech Camps

Washington University- St. Louis


Please check the link for dates of the various camps.


Students will build 21st century STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) skills, collaborate with new friends, and get a taste collegiate life. Camps encompass skills in programming, animation, coding, photography, web design, etc. This is a week long, day-only program. Overnight stays are not available at this location.

Programs are open until all spots are filled.

Missouri University of Science & Technology Summer Camps



Please check the link for dates of the various camps.

Missouri S&T offers several summer camps for high school students. Some camps offered are: Aerospace Camp, Nuclear Engineering, Robotics, and Space.  Please see the website for a complete list of camps available and eligibility requirements.

Camps fill quickly, see website for the application deadline of the camp you are interested in.

St. Louis University Summer Camps and Academies

St. Louis University


Please check the link for dates of the various camps

SLU offers a wide variety of summer camps and programs for a range of ages. Camps include, but are not limited to, culinary arts, aviation, anatomy, engineering, theater, sports, coding, sports medicine, math, leadership, minecraft, mobile app development, programming, robotics, summer scholars, and running YouTube channels.

Deadlines vary

Summer Youth Programs

Murray State University-Kentucky


Please check the link for dates of the various camps

Murray State University Summer Youth Programs provides a variety of camps for youth of all ages. Campers will learn exciting new skills, and make new friends. Some of our camps offer a residential, overnight option; however, commuter and day camp options are available too.

Our camp fees include all the camp materials and instructions as well as room and board (for overnight camps) and our camps are covered by group accident insurance.                         

Programs are open until all spots are filled. Register soon!



Application Deadline


Youth Summer Programs

University of Mississippi-Oxford


Please check the link for dates of the various camps

Topics for these summer programs include: Crime Scene Investigation, Central Intelligence Agency, Engineering, Piano, Young Writers, etc.

See website for the application deadline of the camp you are interested in.

Summer Camps & Programs

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale


Please check the link for dates of the various camps

Programs include topics such as: Aviation Camp, Pre-Veterinarian, Young Writers, Challenge to Excellence, Art, Engineering, etc.

See website for the application deadline of the camp you are interested in.

MoDOT’s Youth  Transportation Conference

Lincoln University, Jefferson City MO


July 14-19, 2019

The goal of YTC is to expose high school students to various modes of transportation careers and encourage them to pursue transportation-related courses in the future. The conference is packed with fun and exciting academic hands-on activities, field trips and social activities.  Students will apply math, science, and computer concepts learned in school to solve transportation-related problems and gain valuable insight into how our transportation infrastructure works. By engaging students in solving real-world problems YTC directly connects students to the working world of transportation.  

June 25, 2019

2019 Leadership In Practice (Missouri Chamber Foundation)

Westminster College, Fulton, MO


June 23-26

This program was developed by the Missouri Chamber Foundation to engage Missouri high school students in hands on, real world leadership training. The program is divided into five areas:  global, civic, economic, ethical and personal leadership. The students are mentored by experienced business, civic and education leaders from across the state, imparting real world knowledge to help guide their development during the forum.

March 1, 2019



Application Deadline


Duke Summer College

Duke University, Durham, North Carolina


July7- August 2, 2019

Earn college credit alongside academically-motivated students from around the world in Duke University’s Summer College for High School Students. If you are a student currently in grades 10 – 12, you are eligible to apply as early as December 3, 2018. This 4-week credit-bearing program offered by Duke University attracts students who represent the next generation of leaders from around the world. Immerse yourself in an international college experience by enrolling in this élite program designed to provide high school students with an academic and residential environment conducive to collegiate success.

April 15, 2019

Duke Summer Academy

Duke University, Durham, North Carolina


Term 1- June 16- July 5, 2019

Term 2- July 14- August 2, 2019

Have fun and enjoy personal enrichment classes with academically-motivated students from around the world in Duke University’s Summer Academy for High School Students. Students currently in grades 9 - 12 are eligible to apply. This three-week, non-credit-bearing program attracts students who represent the next generation of innovators and global citizens from around the world. Enroll in this élite program and immerse yourself in an international experience designed to expose you to leading-edge fields and equip you to be a leader in an ever-changing tomorrow

April 15, 2019

Duke Accelerated STEM Academy

Duke University, Durham, North Carolina


Term 1- June 16- June 21, 2019

Term 2- June 23-June 28, 2019

Term 3- July 7- July 12, 2019

Term 4- July 22-July 26, 2019

Spend your summer alongside the next generation of innovators at Duke University’s Accelerated STEM Academy and engage with some of the world’s top researchers.  During this one-week program, you will explore Duke’s state-of-the-art laboratories, learn about trailblazing research, and experience the life of an élite researcher. Students currently in grades 9 – 12 are eligible to apply to this prestigious program.  Enroll in this program and take what may be a powerful first step in a lifelong pursuit of innovation.

April 15, 2019


Summer Scholars Program (The Joyce Ivy Foundation)

Several different college campuses including Washington University, St. Louis


Varies depending on the program


The Summer Scholars program provides scholarships for talented female high school students to participate in a summer academic program at one of our partner programs – some of the most rigorous and selective colleges and universities in the country.  The benefits include: Exposure to a diverse array of peers, exposure to a broader range of college options, development of leadership skills, academic and intellectual growth, greater self-confidence, scholars describe the experience as transformative.


March 1, 2019

Commonwealth Honors Academy

Murray State University, Kentucky


June 8- June 29, 2019

The Commonwealth Honors Academy (CHA) is an exciting, challenging three-week academic, social and personal growth program for outstanding high school students who have completed their junior year. The Academy differs from the traditional high school in its approach to learning and in the creation of a living-learning community.

March 1, 2019

Columbia University Program for High School Students

Columbia University, New York


Session 1: June 24–July 12, 2019

Session 2: July 16–August 2, 2019

Columbia’s Summer Immersion Program gives high school students a taste of academic life at an Ivy League institution, a vibrant New York City experience, and the chance to meet students from all over the world.  The can choose from over 50 curricular options, ranging from business and the sciences to creative writing and psychology.

Priority Application Deadline- January 15, 2019


Early Action Application Deadline- March 1, 2019


Final Application Deadline- March 20, 2019

Missouri Legislative Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. - Emerging Leaders Conference

University of Missouri, Columbia


June 22- June 25, 2019

The Emerging Leaders Conference seeks to encourage Missouri youth to become engaged in the legislative process. Divided into two parts (i.e., civic engagement and college access), this conference gives students an opportunity to participate in a range of activities focused on exploring and debating community issues, diverse political perspective and the legislative decision-making process. Students will also gain access to the college-planning process and experience postsecondary socialization on the University of Missouri campus. Emerging Leaders is open to all 10th, 11th, and 12th grade Missouri high school students. Transportation will be provided to students in the Bootheel.

March 15, 2019

Tulane University Summer Program

New Orleans, LA


If you’re eager to understand the science that’s changing the world, then spend a part of your summer learning about robotics, chemical engineering, and environmental science at the Tulane Summer Enrichment Institute. Other program options include women’s leadership, architecture, and humanities.

Varies depending on program

Missouri Leadership Seminar, INC.

University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg


June 7-9, 2019

This year will mark the 34th year of providing exceptional high school sophomores from across Missouri the opportunity to discover and expand their leadership potential. Our mission is to empower young adults to expand their minds and be truer to themselves so they can develop into leaders who change lives and make a positive difference in their local communities and the world.

April 9, 2019

NYU PreCollege Summer Program

New York University, New York


July 7- August 16, 2019

NYU Precollege gives rising juniors and seniors the amazing opportunity to spend their summer on NYU’s campus in the heart of Manhattan. High schoolers will take college-level courses for credit, develop their essay-writing skills, and learn how to manage their time in college, all while experiencing what it’s like to be an NYU student.

April 1, 2019

Mizzou MedPrep: Medical Explorations

Columbia Campus & Springfield Clinical Campus


Dates Vary

The University of Missouri School of Medicine would like to extend an invitation to Mizzou MedPrep workshop. It is a 2-week online course and one-day campus visit to either the MU’s School of Medicine (Columbia, MO) or the Springfield Clinical Campus (Springfield, MO). The students will explore careers in healthcare, enhance self-awareness through personality assessment, and connect with peers, students, staff and faculty in healthcare.

May 15, 2019

Cherng Global Leadership Academy

University of Missouri, Columbia MO


June 16- 25, 2019

Participants in this 10-day residential program will explore what it means for them personally to be a leader and will be led through a series of activities, programs, workshops, and projects that will enhance their leadership traits and build their skills, while connecting them into a broad leadership network across numerous fields—from business to government, agriculture to education. Cost for attendance is $400 and includes room, all meals, leadership activities, and materials.

May 15, 2019

UMKC Pharmacy Camp

University of Missouri-Various Campuses


Dates Vary by Location

The UMKC School of Pharmacy is hosting a summer Pharmacy Camp! This one-day, action-packed camp will show you what it’s like to study at any UMKC pharmacy campus. Students will interact with faculty & practicing pharmacists, get hands-on experience in labs, learn about different types of careers in pharmacy, and get to know current UMKC students.

Dates Vary


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