Summer programs are a great way to gain an edge on the competition. Whether it’s an overnight pre-college program, a local day camp, or sleep away camp, attending a summer program is a fantastic way to pursue new interests, improve existing skills, and make new friends. TeenLife has researched and curated the best summer activities and the best camps for teens in middle and high school. Here are some of our favorites!
St. John’s College Summer Academy, Annapolis Pre-College
The Summer Academy offers participants a rich experience reading and discussing original texts in lively conversations led by St. John’s professors. Through collaborative inquiry, students learn to listen actively and articulate their ideas. Learn More!
Duke University Youth Programs
Duke Youth Programs, a part of Duke University Continuing Studies, has provided summer academic enrichment for academically motivated youth for over 35 years. Each summer approximately 650 youth from around the nation and world, representing some 22 states and 5 different countries, attend one of our summer programs. Learn More!
iD Tech Camps for Kids and Teens
This summer, teens can explore a top campus, make friends as they master tech skills, and join a community of 400,000 alumni. Build in-demand skills in coding, game development, robotics, and design. Top universities on the planet—Stanford, NYU, Caltech—have hosted our programs for over 20 years. Held at 130+ locations. Learn More!
Pre-Med & Science | Summer Pre-College Program for High School Students at Wagner College
This Medicine and Science Program track is designed to introduce students to the practice of medicine in our society while providing them with both lecture and hands-on clinical skills and practicing real life medical scenarios. Learn More!