Summer Programs

Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling (IACAC) SUMMER PROGRAMS for High School Students. Over 160 student summer programs for students.


Programs are categorized as follows:
RED: Pre-College programs with a range of course options
BLUE: Pre-College or similar programs with specific content
ORANGE: Foreign travel/language/cultural immersion
GREEN: Athletics
PURPLE: Leadership and/or Service

Summer Program Name and Summary Website
Abbey Road summer Programs
Academy of Art University- Take classes online or in San Francisco
Action Quest- Global summer adventures for teens
Adelphi University - Pre-College Programs
AFS Exchange Programs- Leading International high school student exchange
AIMS- Adventures in medicine and science: Saint Louis University AIMS
Alfred University- Many courses offered in New York Summer Programs
Allegheny College Creek Camp
The ACLU National Advocacy Institute’s High School Program ACLU National Advocacy Institute
American Collegiate Adventures- Summer program for high school students. 3-week programs in several states!
American University of Paris- Summer in Paris
Architecture at Chicago- "Hi Arc" is UIC's summer architecture workshop for current high school students
Augustana Summer Academy- Courses/workshops from 1-5 days
Aurora University -  Michael J. Birck Innovation Engineering Program
Aurora University, George Williams College STEM Residential Summer Camp
Barnard summer in New York City- Co-ed and all-female programs for rising high school juniors and seniors. In partnership with Columbia University
Banson NYC Fashion Summer Camp
Beacon College Summer For Sucess
Belin-Blank Center- College of Education at the University of Iowa
Beliot College- Center for language studies Summer Language Program
Berklee College of Music - Contemporary Music College has summer opportunities to improve your musicianship
Boston Children's Theatre - Pre-professional training for ages 14 - 19 years
Boston Conservatory-High school students who have some foundation in music composition
Boston Leadership Institute STEM Programs
Boston University- Summer term high school programs

BU College of Communication - Investigative Journalism Workshop

Media Production

Bowling Green State University Pre-College Programs and Summer Academic and Youth Programs
Bradley University- Summer Forensics Institute (speaking/communication)
Brehm Preparatory - Summer Program
Brigham Young University - French Camp BYU French Camp
Broadreach- Global education & skill-building summer adventures for middle school, high school & college students
California College of the Arts Pre-College Portfolio Development
Calvin College Young Women's Business Institute
Immerse Education at Cambridge University Summer School Immerse Education Programs
Carleton College- Summer academic programs
Carnegie Mellon- Pre-College Programs

Summer Academy for Math and Science

National High School Game Academy

Computational Biology

Fine Arts- Architecture, Art, Design, Drama or Music

Writing & Culture

Central Michigan University Leadership Camp

Christopher Newport University 

Summer Humanities Institute
Cleveland Institute of Art - Pre-College Program
CIEE - Council of International Educational Exchange summer abroad programs
Coe College Summer Academy TAG Summer Science Academy
College for Creative Studies- Studio concentrations for 2 or 3 weeks
College of DuPage- Youth Education options
College of William and Mary- Summer program in early American history
College Internship Program - CIP - Students with learning differences experience transition to college life
Colorado College- Summer pre-college programs
Columbia College -Summer Programs

Summer Art Intensive Camp

Entrepreneurship Summer Camp

Forensic Science Camp

Nursing Summer Camp

STEAM Summer Camp

Girls who came Summer Camp

Columbia College - Pre-College Program - 

Semester at Columbia - Saturday 8-week High School Program -

Film making 

Business of Music

Columbia University - Summer Programs
Commonwealth Honors Academy- 3 week enrichment experience for juniors with 3.5 GPA and 25 ACT
Compass College of Cinematic Arts - Film & Acting
Concordia Language Villages- Summer language immersion program

Cornell College Summer Programs
Enrichment, Sports, Dance
Cornell Engineering Diversity Program - Catalyst Academy
Cornell Engineering Diversity Program - Curie Academy
Cornell University- Summer college programs for high school students
Denison University - Young writers summer workshop

DePauw University:


Athletic Camps




Music Programs

DeVry University- STEM ready summer camp, Naperville center

Discovery Internships (Hosted by colleges) AND

Summer Discovery (Pre-College enrichment & Business Institutes)

Dominican University - Summer Workshop Series for HS Students


Summer Programs for gifted Students

Dordt College - Summer Programs
Drexel University Summer Institutes Summer classes
Duke University - Summer sessions for high school students

Eckerd College Pre-College Summer - Experience residential and academic life
Edward-Elmhurst Health - Medical Leadership Academy
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical: Academic Summer programs
Emory University - Academic Pre-College Programs
Experience America Summer Programs

Fashion Design Camp

Technology Camp 

FIDM Summer Programs Immersive Summer Program
Florida State University International Programs Study Abroad Programs
George Washington University- 1, 3, or 6 week pre-college sessions

Gettysburg College Summer Camps

Camp Psych

Campaigns & Elections Academy

Writing Camp

Modeling and Printing Camp

Coding and Electronics Camp

Civil War Institute Summer Conference


Psych Camp

Campaign & Elections Academy

Writing Camp

3D Modeling and Printing Camp


Civil War Summer Conference

Girls Who Code - Computer Science Summer Immersion
Global Works- Travel with purpose
Grab the Tourch Summer Institute - An educational experience of leadership, ethics, empathy and philanthropy
Grammy Camp - Summer Music Camp GRAMMYINTHESCHOOLS.COM
Grand River Academy- 5 week summer academy
Hampshire College - Summer programs
Harvard Summer School - College Prep
Hillsdale College Summer Study and Travel Programs
Idyllwild Arts Academy - Art Education
Illinois Institute of Technology Summer Camps

Residential Programs

Illinois State University

Summer HS Programs

Summer Actuarial Program for Minority Students

Summer Risk Management/Business Program

Illinois Wesleyan University- Summer Music Camp

Illinois Wesleyan University-DTE Summer Camp

Design, Technology & Entrepreneurship Camp
Immerse Education - Pre-College Summer Programs
Indiana State University- Summer Honors programs

Indiana University


Journalism Institute


Business Pre-College for women & underrepresented students

Business is Global -Summer Language Program


Business is Global

John Hopkins University- Engineering Innovation
Junior State of America- Academic and Leadership
Kendall College- Weekend culinary camps for teens

Lake Forest College -

Emagination Tech Camps

Summer technology camps
Landmark College Summer Camps and Transition to College
Lawrence Technological University summer programs
Lehigh University Summer Academy Summer Academy Pre-College Program
Lifeworks International- Global service adventures
Lincoln College - Camp Reel Stories

Loyola Marymount University - Summer Programs
Loyola University Chicago - Digital Storytelling Workshop
Loyola University Chicago - Summer Scholars
Maine Media- Young artists program
MarineQuest - University of North Carolina @Wilmington -Programs in Marine Biology/Marine Science

Marist College -  Pre-College Summer Programs

Marist College - Freshman Year Abroad

Marist Year Abroad

Massachusetts College of Art and Design - Pre-college Studio Art Program
Midwestern University - Careers in Pharmacy Program
MIT -  Entrepreneurship Launch Program
Miami University- Summer Scholars
MICA- Studio residency programs in Baltimore or Tuscany
Michigan State University- Gifted and talented education

Michigan Tech- Engineering scholars program
Michigan Tech- Women in Engineering  Women in Engineering Summer Youth Program
Middlebury Summer Language Academy
Millikin University- Summer Immersion courses
Murray State- Commonwealth honors academy
New Worlds Emerge- Travel opportunities
New York Film Academy Summer Camps
NYIT - Summer programs
North Central College- Community education
North Park University - Summer Science Academy Summer Sciences
Northern Illinois University- Residential and day camps
Northern Illinois University- Summer in the Arts
Northern Illinois University - Community Leadership and Civic Engagement
Northern Michigan University- Environmental Science Camp, Skilled Trades Camp, Cyber Camp
Northfield Mount Hermon- Exceptional summer education

Northwestern University-

Summer college prep,enrichment courses & Gifted  LearningLinks

Norwich University - Summer camps

Esports Summer Camp                                                                                                          

Future Leader Camp

Summer Design Academy

GenCyber Camp

NYU- Precollege programs for high school students
Ohio State University - Buckeye Vet Prep Camp
Oxbridge Academic- Summer study abroad, grades 8-12
Oxford- Advanced studies program
Penn engineering- Summer academy in applied science & technology
Phillips Exeter Academy- 5 weeks of academic exploration and discovery
Pratt Institute- precollege summers elective programs
Purdue- college of education, summer residential programs
Q-ZERO - Summer Program for young entrepreneurs
Quantum Learning- SuperCamp programs on prestigious university campuses
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute- Students interested in careers in engineering & technical professions

Rochester Institute of Technology - Programs for the deaf and hard-of-hearing

Rochester Institute of Technology - Health Care Careers Exploration Program

Roosevelt University Summer Programs Performing Arts Summer Programs
Rutgers - Pre-Engineering Summer Academy
Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame Embody: Beauty, Justice, Faith in Action
Saint Mary of the Woods College Summer Camps

St. Norbert College:
Summer Academy of Medicine
Sam Fox School of design and visual arts- architecture discovery & portfolio programs
Saper Law Immersion Program - Week long summer camp which gives uniquie exposure to the legal profession
SCAD- University for creative careers
SAME Engineering and Construction Camps
School of the art Institute of Chicago- Early college program
Sea World- career camps
SIG- summer institute for the gifted
SIUC- Aviation, week long summer wings camp
Smith College - Precollege Prorams for High School Girls
Smithsonian Latino Center- Young ambassadors program

SOAR -Summer Camp for students with ADHD and other disabilities
South Dakota State University Electrical Engineering Summer Camp
St. John's College Summer Academy
SPI Study Abroad Program (Deadline April 15th) Language Immersion/Global Leadership
Stanford University- Summer institutes (3-4 weeks) or summer college
Summer Springboard - Pre-College Programs
Summer Study - Summer Enrichment on various College Campuses
Summer Golf School for Teens in Scotland
Syracuse University Summer College
Tribeca Flashpoint Academy - The Next Level
Tufts Summer Sessions
University of Alabama - Early College
University of British Columbia Summer Scholars
UC Berkeley- Embarc summer design academy
UCLA Summer Discovery Programs/Internships
University of Chicago- Summer sessions
University of Cincinnati- Design, architecture, art & planning camps
University College Dublin - Summer Program
University of Connecticut Pre-College Summer Program for juniors and seniors
University of Dallas - High school Summer Programs
University of Dayton - Summer Entrepreneurship Program
University of Dayton - Summer Leadership 101 Leadership 101
University of Dayton - Summer Sustainability - Food Systems
University of Dayton - Summer Engineering Camps

Muli-Ethnic Men in Engineering Camp

Co-Ed Engineering Camp

Women in Engineering Camp

Co-Ed Engineering Camp Express

University of Delaware - Pre-College Summer Program Summer Programs
University of Illinois at Chicago- tuition free summer college
University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign- School of architecture and Media University

University of Illinois -Urbana-Champaign College of Business
University of Illinois -Urbana-Champaign College of Engineering - Girls in Math, Engineering and Science (GAMES)

Girls' Adventures in Mathematics, Engineering and Science (GAMES)


University of Illinois -Urbana-Champaign College of Engineering - Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE)
University of Illinois -Urbana-Champaign College of Fine & Applied Arts Summer Program Illinois Summer Youth Music, Discover Architecture, iSTEAM, FAA Summer Intensive
University of Illinois -Urbana-Champaign College of Media 360 Sports and Entertainment Summer Camp
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Social Work Day of Service for students interested in in exploring the field of social work. Interested students should contact Laura Gravin at, Undergraduate Affairs Coordinator, for more information.
University of Kentucky Women in Engineering (WiE) Explore
University of Maryland- women in engineering dream conference
University of Miami - Summer Scholars Program
University of Nebraska - Lincoln - Career Explorations in Architecture, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture
University of Nebraska - Lincoln - Discover Landscape Architecture Camp
University of Notre Dame - Study Abroad
University of Pennsylvania Summer Programs Penn Summer
University of Pittsburgh- College prep and leadership academy
University of St. Andrews- Scottish studies and creative writing
University of Vermont - Pre-College Programs

Summer Academy

Pre-College Courses

University of Virginia  Cornerstone Summer Camp
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Architecture Summer Camp Academy
University of Wisconsin-Platteville- Nike and Pioneers volleyball camps
University Prep- Residential and commuter programs at 5 different universities. Specifically designed to help you gain acceptance into the U.S. university or college of your choice.
US Performing Arts camps
USC- freshman year previews, 2 or 4 week courses
Wabash Academy Summer Program
Wake Forest University Pre-College programs

Washington University St. Louis     

Summer Programs for High School Students

Summer Programs for High School Students
Wentworth Institute of Tech - SummerFAB - Design and Fabrication  Wentworth Summer FAB
Western Michigan University- Summer music camp
Wheaton College-BRIDGE

For first-generation college-bound, low-income or African-American or Latino students from the Chicagoland area who are interested in preparing for admission to college

Where there be Dragons- Learning adventures in the developing world
Windermere Internatioinal Summer School - International Summer School
WorldStrides Summer - travel opportunities
Yale- Young global scholars program