Summer Programs in Kentucky
If you’re looking for something to do this summer, there are a variety of summer educational opportunities in Kentucky and out of state. Below are some examples of summer programs you may find interesting. This is not an exhaustive list and we encourage you to see opportunities through your church, community organizations, etc. to enrich your summer experience.
The Commonwealth Honors Academy at Murray State University
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. Students will be selected from the Commonwealth and surrounding region.
For more information, go to: https://www.murraystate.edu/cha/
Applications for the 2019 program are due March 1
Inter-County Energy Washington Youth Tour
Inter-County Energy is offering six juniors from our area a one-day trip to Frankfort and a once in a lifetime opportunity to tour Washington DC. Applicants must submit a Washington Youth Tour Application, Transcript and an Essay of 500 words or less. The deadline to Apply is Feb. 6. Applications are in the Guidance Office.
University of Kentucky Area Health Education Center:
3 week Summer Enrichment Program – this is a unique opportunity for the serious student to explore health careers in a university setting.
3 week Health Researchers Youth Academy –this is a great opportunity for students who are interested in the research segment of health careers.
For more information, go to https://medicine.mc.uky.edu/ukaheccamp/
Applications are due by March 4, 2019
Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine:
The KYCOM PEPP Scholars Program accepts Kentucky high school students. Given that applications exceed program capacity, students about to enter the 12th grade who meet program requirements are accepted first followed in order of consideration by students entering the 1th grade, 10th grade, and 9th grade. The KYCOM PEPP program annually enrolls approximately 25-30 high school students in a one-week summer residential program that offers participants a variety of educational experiences targeted to enhance their personal interest in a medical career, add to their understanding of the elements of a medical education, and expand their awareness of how medicine is practiced in a rural setting. Typically, PEPP Program activities include lectures, anatomical laboratory sessions, volunteer work in the local hospital, and participation in relevant social and cultural events. Applications can be found at: https://www.upike.edu/KYCOM/prospective/premed
Application Deadline is March 15, 2019
Sullivan University Summer Camp
With so many disciplines to choose from, Sullivan University has a camp that’s perfect for you! With housing and food included in the cost of the camp, you’ll have everything taken care of. We look forward to seeing you there! https://sullivan.edu/summercamp/#about
Registration Deadline April 15 for all except Pharmacy which is June
Transylvania University Academic Summer Camps (Has not been updated
Come learn, come explore, come play.
Programs offered in Foundations of Computer Science and Functions (prereq for Calculus for students who have an ACT score below 26)
For more information visit http://www.transy.edu/admission/summer-academic-program
University of Kentucky Summer Teen Volunteer Program
Teens are able to choose an assignment from many different departments
Ex: Nursing, Children’s Hospital, Markey Cancer Center, Mail & Flower, Gift Shop
Interested students must be 14 years old by summer
More information call 323-6023 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
InnerSpace Camp, EKU
Inner Space Camp is a residential camp for high school students interested in the exciting field of psychology. Hosted by the Department of Psychology at Eastern Kentucky University, Inner Space Camp offers you the chance to spend a week immersed in learning about the human mind and behavior. http://www.psychology.eku.edu/live-think-existpsychology
Application Deadline is May 20, 2019
Western Kentucky University ASSET Conference (Has not been updated)
ASSET(Agriculture students striving for Effective Tomorrows) is a youth leadership conference designed for students who have just completed their junior year of high school. The ASSET conference is provided absolutely FREE to selected participants. Applications are available on-line at www.wku.edu/agriculture/assetconference.php
Kentucky State University (REAP) Research and Extension Apprenticeship Program
(Has not been updated)
This program is for students entering grades 11 – 12. REAP is a tremendous experience that will allow participants to discover their interest for a career in science as well as get an encouraging taste of residential life in college. For more information, visit: https://kysu.edu/academics/cafsss/cooperative-extension/4-h-youth-development/summer-apprenticeship-program/
Out of State Programs
Below are a few examples of programs for high school students at colleges around the country and abroad:
Boston University High School Programs:
Choose from one of the four programs – High School Honors, RISE Internship, Summer Challenge, Summer Preview. For more information go to www.bu.edu/summer/highschool
Bradley University: Summer Forensics Institute
This is a two-week camp for high school students. Campers work on specific events with top high school and college coaches and members of the Bradley Speech Team.
Students who have completed at least one, but no more than three and one-half years of high school are eligible to attend SFI
For more information go to http://www.bradley.edu/continue/sfi
Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions
Cornell’s Summer College provides high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to work with faculty members and Cornell graduate and undergraduate students in several programs.
For more information visit our website at www.summercollege.cornell.edu
Duke TIP Summer Programs
All Duke TIP programs are designed specifically for gifted students. Our talent searches help students and their families evaluate and grow their academic abilities while our educational programs provide them with motivation, challenge, inspiration, advanced interactive learning opportunities, peer interaction, and more. Please click on any program below to learn more about it or use the provided search terms to identify the program right for your student.
To search available programs and apply, visit https://tip.duke.edu/programs
Gettysburg College Summer Programs Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, PA offers several opportunities for high school juniors and sophomores to attend academic camps over the summer months. Subjects include psychology, American government, creative writing, or information technology.
- Camp Psych - Campers will get hands-on experiences that introduce them to research in psychology during this fun, challenging, and engaging introduction to the field.
- Writing Camp - Students gain an in-depth introduction to all four genres of creative writing: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and writing for stage and screen.
- 3D Object Modeling and Printing Camp - Students will study 3D object modeling and printing starting with the basics of a 3D printer. After learning the fundamentals, they will practice designing objects.
- Civil War Institute Summer Conference - The High School Student Scholarship component of Gettysburg College's annual Civil War Institute summer conference provides high school students an opportunity to explore the history of the Civil War era on the site of the war's most decisive battle.
George Washington University Pre-College Program:
A variety of options are available. This program is for high school students grades 9 – 11.
For more information go online at https://summer.gwu.edu/precollege
OxBridge Academic summer programs in Europe:
The Oxford Tradition and The Cambridge Tradition (grades 10-12)
L’Academie de Paris and L’Academie de France in Montpellier (grades 9-12)
La Academia de Espana in Barcelona (grades 10-12) and La Escuela Preparatoria de Barcelona (grades 8-9)
The Oxford Prep Experience and The Cambridge Prep Experience (grades 8-9)
For more information, visit www.oxbridgeprograms.com
United States Military Academy Summer Leaders Seminar at West Point, New York
The Summer Leaders Seminar provides outstanding high school juniors the exciting opportunity to gain a better understanding of the academic, physical, military, and leadership-development programs at a service academy. To apply go to
The University of Chicago Summer Programs
This program is designed for rising 10th, 11th & 12th graders. During Summer Session, students my take undergraduate courses for college credit while sitting alongside other high school and college students from around the globe. For more information go to
NYU Pre-College Curriculum
With NYU Precollege, rising juniors and seniors can apply to take college-level courses for credit and experience life as an NYU student. Credit-bearing courses are available in more than 30 subjects to fit every interest and academic need.