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Lyle Engineering Summer Camp

SMU June-July, 2015
Registration opens Monday, March 2nd at 9am CST
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UNT Quail is hosting a summer camp for teens ages 13-17. At the end of the camp one boy and one girl will be chosen to win a semester scholarship to UNT! An amazing opportunity to students interested in science. Click the link to find out more!
STEM Training:  The Science and Engineering Education Center (SEEC) at The University of Texas at Dallas is again offering science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) enhancement camps and STEM teacher/coach training sessions this summer. Students from 9-18 years old can build and program robots, build a solar car, fly and design quad copters, and assemble rockets and weather balloons to explore the upper reaches of the atmosphere during these innovative camps. The Center also offers teacher/coach training in robotics, STEM activities and tools. We offer teacher training in robotics for FIRST LEGO League (middle school and elementary), FIRST Tech Challenge (high school), and STEM training in solar car, introduction to space, and quad copters. Teachers/coaches will learn about CAD, 3D printing, electronics, micro controllers, networking, and other educational technology tools. Please visit our website: http://www.utdallas.edu/seec/SummerCamps2014.html
Program: Washington University High School Summer Institute
Description: Experience Washington University in St. Louis the summer after your sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school. High School Summer Scholars Program or High School Summer Institutes are available.
Participants: 10th, 11th, and 12th graders
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Program: Kamp Kenner Health Sciences Summer Camp
Description: Health Science career training and basic health skills
Participants: High school 10th, 11th, and 12th
Website: unknown
Program: Texas A&M Spend the day with the Corps
Description: The Spend the Day with the Corps program is an official campus visit to Texas A&M University offered each summer for rising high school juniors and seniors and their parents.
Program website: http://corps.tamu.edu/spend-the-day-with-the-corps

ACU Summer Academy
Description: Fun and challenging classes that test your creative thinking and earn you college credit. Art, Bible, Entrepreneurship, Psychology, Debate and more, 
Participants: Academically gifted high school students
Program Website: acu.edu/summeracademy

Program: TCC Summer STEM
Description: Civil Engineering, Sustainable Energy, Solar Energy, Science and Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Green Energy. Orientation Thursday June 6th. 
Participants: 9th and 10th graders
Program website: http://www.nisdtx.org/cms/lib/TX21000351/Centricity/Domain/146/STEM%20FLYER.pdf
Program: TCU Summer Program--Reading Skills and Speed Reading programs for Children and Adults
Description: Reading skills and speed reading programs
Participants: All grade levels 
Program: Oxbridge Academic
Description: Programs have been announced for 2013 summer programs Oxford and Cambridge, France and Spain, and New York Programs are available. 
Contact: New York office at 800-828-8349 for other information.

Program: The Cook Honors College at Indiana University of Pennsylvania Summer Honors Program
Description: All students admitted will receive a $1,000 scholarship which will reduce the cost to $250 for the full two-week program from July 7-20, 2013. Applications are due April 15

Participants: For rising 10th 11th and 12th grade students.  
Program Website: www.iup.edu/honors/summer

Program: University of Dallas - Arete in Irving
Description: Provides an enriching educational experience through the introduction of UD’s nationally recognized Core Curriculum. Students will initiate their journey to freedom by exploring the essential texts of Western Civilization and reflect on works of fine art, film, and music.
Participants: High School Students.
Program website: http://www.udallas.edu/academics/summer/hs/arete

Program: SPI High School Study Abroad
Description: Founded in 1996, SPI High School Study Abroad Programs offers high quality French, Italian, Chinese, and Spanish language immersion summer programs exclusively for high school students. We believe traveling abroad develops independence and maturity by expanding students knowledge of the world and increasing their understanding of other cultures. All SPI high school study abroad programs are unique and personalized global experiences designed to build leadership qualities that help students succeed both in college and in their future endeavors. Our programs are guided by experienced educators with small group sizes that make traveling abroad exciting, educational, and truly inspiring.
Eligible Participants: High School Students.
Program website: http://www.spiabroad.com/

Program: Midwestern State University Young Engineer Summer Camp for High School Students: Wichita Falls, Texas
Description: The purpose of this Young Engineer Summer Camp program is to recruit prospective students from the state of Texas and surrounding states. This week-long summer camp is designed to enhance participants' interest in engineering as a potential career, and develop analytical skills needed for college-level courses.
Participants: High School Students.
Program website: http://scienceandmath.mwsu.edu/engineering/yescamp/?LL=229

Program: Texas A&M Summer Pre-College Math Camp for High School Students: College Station, Texas
Description: The Texas A&M Summer Math Camp will provide an intensive learning environment in mathematics, where high school students will learn not only useful mathematical facts, but also how to approach mathematical problems, prove mathematical statements, and write the results.
Participants: High School Students Ages 14-18
Program website: http://www.math.tamu.edu/outreach/Camp/

Program: Houston's STEP Forward Pre-College Summer Engineering Camps for High School Students: Houston, Texas
Description: The STEP Forward Camp is a one-week residential engineering introduction program for rising 12th graders. The program is limited to fifty students. Participants stay on the University of Houston campus in a dormitory. UH engineering students serve as camp mentors and counselors. The STEP Forward Camp curriculum includes: An introduction to the various disciplines of engineering ("What do engineers do?"), project-based learning (hands-on team project competitions involving engineering design), site visits to Houston-area engineering companies, field trips, panel discussions by working engineers and current engineering students, fun at the campus sports and recreation center.
Participants: Rising High School Seniors
Program website: http://www.egr.uh.edu/promes/camps/

Program: Texas at Austin Summer Pre-College Architecture Academy for High School Students: Austin, Texas
Description: The Summer Academy is geared toward people who have little to no background in architecture and who wish to test and refine their interests in the field. Applicants to the Summer Academy range from age 17 and older and are typically considering applying to undergraduate or graduate degree programs in architecture at the University of Texas at Austin or other comparable institutions of higher education.
Participants: High School Juniors and Seniors age 17 and older.
Program website: http://www.soa.utexas.edu/summeracademy

Program: University of Dallas - Shakespeare in Italy
Description: Come travel with us to Rome to share Shakespeare's passion for Italy and our passion for the Bard. Students will stay on our beautiful campus in Due Santi and travel to sites where Shakespeare set some of his most famous plays during the 18-day program. College Credit is available.
Participants: High School Students.
Program website: http://www.udallas.edu/academics/summer/hs/italy

Program: University of Dallas - Latin in Rome
Description: Latin in Rome seeks intermediate and advanced students of Latin who desire to refine and deepen their understanding of the language and the Romans who spoke it. Students combine daily visits to archaeological and historical sites in and around Rome and Naples with intensive small group tutorials on relevant passages in Latin. A minimum of three years of high school Latin is required.
Participants: High School Students.
Program website: http://www.udallas.edu/academics/summer/hs/latin

Program: Baylor's Summer Science Research Program for High School Students: Waco, Texas
Description: The purpose of the High School Summer Science Research Program (HSSSRP), an annual program established in 1991, is to give superior high school students hands-on research experience by working on research projects with Baylor University science professors in many disciplines. The research program occurs during the University's first session of summer school and is open to students the summer between their junior and senior year of high school. Students are selected each year from high schools throughout the United States to be involved in this summer research program, which allows them to earn one semester hour of college credit. It is hoped that this experience will have a positive effect on student interest in careers in science disciplines. Many former participants have successfully entered challenging undergraduate programs throughout the nation, including those at Baylor. The HSSSRP offers students an excellent opportunity to experience Baylor as they begin to consider which college they want to attend.
Participants: Rising High School Seniors
Program website: http://www.baylor.edu/summerscience/

Program: Texas State's Summer Math Pre-College Program for High School Students: San Marcos, Texas
Description: The Mathworks Summer Math Camp is an intensive multi-summer program for outstanding high school students who are excited about doing mathematics-- the goal of the program is to develop talented youth of all backgrounds by providing challenging courses in a unique learning environment.
Participants: High School Students.
Program website: http://www.txstate.edu/mathworks/camps/hsmc.html

Program: Texas's Pre-College Summer Business Program for High School Students: Austin, Texas
Description: The McCombs School of Business offers current high school students the opportunity to discover business through hands-on experiences, team projects and interactions with McCombs students, faculty, staff and corporate representatives.
Participants: High School Students.
Program website: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/BBA/Prospective/High-School-Summer-Programs.aspx

Program: 360° Student Travel
Description: 360° Student Travel allows you to step in a new direction. Travel, volunteer, improve your Spanish language skills or get a taste of the college life. Regardless of travel style, all of our programs are created with the understanding that no matter what you want to accomplish during the summer, it is still summer, and the challenges and experiences should be enjoyable as well as rewarding.
Program website: www.360studenttravel.com

Program: Westcoast Connection
Description: Westcoast Connection / 360° Student Travel is in our 29th summer of showing teenagers the summer of a lifetime. We offer Active Teen Tours as well as Community Service, Language, Pre-College Enrichment, and Global Adventure programs. Our itineraries travel throughout the United States including Alaska and Hawaii, Canada, Europe, Australia, Israel, Costa Rica, China, Africa, Peru, and Ecuador/Galapagos.
Program website: http://westcoastconnection.com

Program: Kidventure Summer Camps for Kids and Teenagers: Austin, Houston, and Dallas, Texas
Description: Kidventure has been providing the finest Summer Day Camps and Overnight Camps in Texas since 1994. Kidventure runs an active and purposeful curriculum with activities aimed at serving the whole child, including science, athletics, art, team building, and more. Our goal, however, remains to simply help grow happy, healthy kids: We just choose do this through camp activities.
Participants: Students Ages 3 - 15
Program website: http://kidventure.com/

Program: La Junta Summer Camp for Kids: Austin, Houston, and Dallas, Texas
Description: Camp La Junta for Boys exists to provide a camping environment which is moral, safe, entertaining and educational. We strive to provide every boy abundant personal attention to assure a unique personal experience which ensures his personal growth and leaves him knowing he’s a successful, important individual. The Camp La Junta Experience is a time tested, successful formula which blends years of old fashioned activities with the most current fun and games – modern facilities with a rustic atmosphere – eighty five year old traditions with today's most current programs – new era camper needs and desires with experienced plans for building self confidence. The Camp La Junta Experience is a formula for success.
Participants: Students Ages 7 - 14
Program website: http://www.lajunta.com/

Program: Rice's Pre-College Summer Enrichment Courses for High School Students: Houston, Texas
Description: Enrichment courses give students the opportunity to explore new fields and prepare for future studies. Courses are designed to highlight students’ strengths and to enrich their experiences. Participants in this program receive narrative evaluations but no grades or credits. Courses are offered in art, English, mathematics, physical education, science, social studies, and world languages.
Participants: High School Students
Program website: http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~edsumsch/enrichment_courses_2005.html

Program: North Texas Summer Mathematics Institute for High School Students: Denton, Texas
Description: The Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science is pleased to sponsor the Summer Mathematics Institute (SMI) again this summer. The dates for this residential program are July 8 – 28th, 2012. SMI is an intensive mathematics program designed for highly motivated students who wish to accelerate their mathematics education. Students attend daily classes taught by certified mathematics teachers in Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and Precalculus. Students live in a residence hall at the University of North Texas, and are supervised by experienced residence life personnel.
Participants: High School Students.
Program website: http://tams.unt.edu/academics/summer-math-institute

Program: Summer Discovery - The world's finest and most popular pre-college, middle school enrichment and internship programs.
Description: We are proud that every summer more teenagers choose SUMMER DISCOVERY than any other program of its kind.
Your safety, security and health are our primary concerns. SUMMER DISCOVERY's unparalleled, experienced leadership provides a well-supervised, supportive environment where teenagers are treated with the care and respect they deserve. Freedom with support and balance, that's SUMMER DISCOVERY.
For over 40 years, high school students from around the globe have enjoyed summers filled with fun, educational and innovative activities. While visiting our website, take time to learn about your program of interest - college credit, internships, research mentorship, sport management, leadership programs, SAT prep, Skills for Mind and Body, enrichment, writing, community service, college admissions prep, tennis, golf, cooking and many other activities. Summer Discovery offers programs at 11 different locations in 5 countries, and works with universities of the highest caliber, such as University of Pennsylvania, UCLA, Georgetown, and many more! We invite you to join a wonderful group of teenagers from all over the USA and around the world this summer and experience a great summer program for teens!
Participants: high school students in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12.
Program website: http://www.summerdiscovery.com/

Program: Jr. Discovery
Description: Welcome to Jr. Discovery, unique 3 week summer enrichment experiences for teenagers completing grades 6, 7 and 8. At Jr. Discovery, learning is everywhere - in the classroom, dorm room, dining hall, on-stage, the tennis court or ball field, on trips and excursions, and the daily interaction between peers, dynamic teachers and Resident Counselors.
Since 1966, the Musiker Family has been directing outstanding educational experiences for teenagers. As parents ourselves, we realize middle school students are at an important crossroads in their development. Life poses many new challenges, opportunities, emotions, and rewards. Jr. Discovery is designed to facilitate a positive transition from adolescence to young adulthood, and from middle school to high school. Our innovative Skills for Mind and Body curriculum inspires independent thinking, creativity, personal growth, self-confidence, time management and life skills.
Additionally, through cooperative living and positive mentoring by a superb group of Resident Counselors, our students experience the finest, caring supervision, group dynamics, and mutual respect.
Best of all, Jr. Discovery is a summer of new friendships with students from all over the USA and the world. In the Jr. Discovery community, everyone is welcome and everyone belongs. We look forward to welcoming you to our community this summer.
Participants: Middle School Students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade
Program website: http://www.summerdiscovery.com/

Program: Discovery Internships
Description: Discovery Internships, formerly Career Explorations, is dedicated to helping students stand out and take control of their futures. Our customized internship programs provide life changing experiences for students at a pivotal time in their life. Whether you are a high school student looking to gain clarity on college choices or fields of potential study or just looking for a meaningful summer in one of the greatest cities in the world, you’ve come to the right place. Whatever your needs, Discovery Internships' customized programs will help you explore your future. Discovery Internships is powered by the expertise and experience of two leading summer program providers, Musiker Summer Discovery and Dream Careers. Summer Discovery has directed award-winning programs for high school students for over 40 years. Dream Careers is the leading provider of college internship programs worldwide, and has placed more than 10,000 interns over the past decade.
The Discovery Internships program is an all-inclusive summer internship experience. In addition to gaining hands-on, career-focused learning opportunities, participants explore and live in an exciting city. Our programs feature a safe and fun living and learning environment based in a college residence hall. A meal plan, 24-hour staff supervision and mentoring, and a host of cultural, recreational, and other community events and excursions around the city are all included.
Our participants receive access to supplementary professional development workshops that enhance the internship learning experience and help students excel in both the college classroom and the workplace. Students receive academic credit for their internship and completion of coursework from New York University (NYU).
Today, the Discovery Internships program is provided in Boston, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and London. Discovery Internships receives applications from high school students in nearly every state in the U.S. and just as many countries.
Participants: High School Students in grades 10th, 11th, and 12th
Program website: http://www.summerdiscovery.com/

Program: iD Tech Camps & iD Teen Academies
Description: Love gaming, programming, or filming? Take hobbies further and gain a competitive edge! Create iPhone apps, programs with C++ and Java, video games, websites, movies, 3D models, robots, photos, and more. Over 130,000 students ages 7-17 have enrolled in fun and challenging, weeklong, day and overnight programs held at 60 prestigious universities nationwide including Stanford, Princeton, Columbia, and others in 27 states. Small classes (max 8:1) are guaranteed, and taught by adult-only instructors for personalized curriculum with a small group to optimize learning and social experiences. Additional 2-week Teen Academies where ages 13-18 immerse in specialized, pre-college, overnight summer programs at iD Gaming Academy, iD Programming Academy, and iD Visual Arts Academy (filmmaking and photography). Visit www.iDTeenAcademies.com for courses and university locations. Accredited Continuing Education Units available. Also, year-round learning opportunities. Visit the website or call
1-888-709-TECH to speak to a Program Advisor who can recommend a customized summer schedule to develop a student’s interest.
Participants: 7-17
Program Website: Summer Technology Camps

Program: Emagination Computer Camps: Multiple Locations
Description: Technology learning PLUS Summer Camp Fun! Emagination blends the latest in technology with fun non-tech activities that create a well-rounded summer camp experience for kids & teens ages 8 - 17. Two-week sessions allow time to make friends and become part of a community. Many campers stay longer and return for years. Beginners to experts choose three workshops from a selection including: iMovies,3D Animation, Flash®, Digital Music, Game Design, Robotics, RC Cars, iApps, Java. Recreation is an important part of the program. Campers get unplugged in outdoor games, swimming, Super Saturday and more. University locations in Fairfield, Connecticut and near Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia and Atlanta bring together “kids like me” from nearby towns, states across America and many foreign countries. It’s Worth the Trip!
Participants: Kids and Teens: Ages 8 - 17
Program website: www.ComputerCamps.com

Program: Emagination Game Design: Multiple Locations
Description: GET INSIDE THE GAME! Teens create a 3D video game. Learn creative and technical skills > Join a development team > Build a playable game > Present to a panel of experts > Tour a game design studio > Learn from guest speakers.
Teens 15 – 18 who are serious about learning game design will have fun while learning valuable real world skills in this immersive 14 day 13 night pre-college program.

Choose your role on the development team. Will you be a 3D Animator, Level Designer, Audio Artist, or Programmer? Learn valuable skills using industry standard software --- Maya and 3ds Max from Autodesk, Adobe Photoshop® and Unreal Engine 3 from Epic Games. Design and build your own 3D video game under the direction of Lead Designers (aka the Instructors). Present your game to a panel of industry experts, tour a game studio and learn from game studio guest speakers. Studios providing tours and speakers have included Electronic Arts, Blizzard Entertainment, Rock Star Games, Turbine Inc, Hi-Rez Studios.

Offered at Bentley University near Boston and Mercer University in Atlanta, Emagination Game Design attracts teens from all across America and many foreign countries. We help with transportation by picking up and dropping off at airport and train terminals.

Participants: High School Students: Ages 15 - 18
Program website: Emagination Game Design

Program: iD Gaming Academy for Teens
Are you a gamer? Imagine 250 hours living, dreaming & breathing gaming. Prove that gaming is more than a hobby and gain a competitive edge for college and future careers. Courses: 3D Modeling with Autodesk Maya, Level Design with UDK, Programming for Xbox 360, or Game Development for iPhone and Android. Small classes (guaranteed max 8:1) taught by top-tier instructors. Held at prestigious universities including Stanford, Harvard, Emory, Villanova, Vassar, the University of Denver, TCU, and Lake Forest College (in the Chicago area). Immerse in game creation, build a portfolio, interact with professionals, and play in gaming tournaments. Additional 2-week Teen academies include iD Programming Academy and iD Visual Arts Academy. Also weeklong, day and overnight video game and technology camps for ages 7-17 located at 60 universities in 27 states (www.internalDrive.com). Accredited Continuing Education Units available. Also, year-round learning opportunities. Visit the website or call 1-888-709-TECH to speak to a Program Advisor who can recommend a customized summer schedule to develop a student’s interest.
Participants: 13-18
Program Website: Summer Programs for Teens

Program: iD Programming Academy for Teens
Love programming or robotics? What can be better than spending time with other Teens who share your same interests. Courses: iPhone and iPad App Development, Android App Development with Java, Robotics Engineering, or Java for the AP Exam. 2-week, overnight program held at MIT, Yale, Stanford, Duke, UCLA, American, and Lake Forest College. Discover a potential career while interacting with industry professionals, building a portfolio for college, and engaging in STEM education. Learn in small classes (guaranteed max 8:1) taught by instructors with impressive backgrounds. Additional 2-week Teen academies include iD Gaming Academy and iD Visual Arts Academy. Also weeklong, day and overnight programming, robotics, and technology camps for ages 7-17 located at 60 universities in 27 states (www.internalDrive.com). Accredited Continuing Education Units available. Also, year-round learning opportunities. Visit the website or call 1-888-709-TECH to speak to a Program Advisor who can recommend a customized summer schedule to develop a student’s interest.
Participants: 13-18
Program Website: Summer Programs for Teens

Program: iD Visual Arts Academy for Teens
Spend 2 weeks engaging in creative expression taking photos and making movies! Teens beginner to advanced use Photoshop, After Effects, or Final Cut Pro to create portfolios. Courses: iD Film Studios 101 (pre to post-production), Visual FX (develop visual effects reel), or Professional Photography (learn advanced features of a DSLR camera and edit photos). Explore historic cities and college campuses for the perfect backdrop. Held at Stanford University and NYU. Additional 2-week Teen academies include iD Gaming Academy and iD Programming Academy. Also weeklong, day and overnight photography and film camps for ages 7-17 located at 60 universities in 27 states (www.internalDrive.com). Visit the website or call 1-888-709-TECH to speak to a Program Advisor who can recommend a customized summer schedule to develop a student’s interest.
Participants: 13-18
Program Website: Summer Programs for Teens