2015 Summer camps for teens at Washington, DC colleges





Summer opportunities


American’s School of Communication describes their program as “professional, hands-on workshops for high school students” and to illustrate, provides an archive of student work from past summers.
There are dozens of courses to choose from in the fields of Writing, Journalism, Broadcasting, Film, Video, Photography and Communication, such as Backpack Journalism, Interactive Web Design, Music Entertainment Production, Bad Movies, Animation, Nature Photography, Special Effects for Video, International Communication andmany more.
  • Choose 2, 3 or 4 weeks
  • June 15 – July 10, 2015
  • Application
“Community of Scholars will introduce you to the advancing field of global affairs through college-level coursework.”
This is a rigorous college credit program in international relations for academically outstanding students.
  • online AND on-campus components, July 6-24, 2015
  • commuter option
  • application
“Global Scholar is a life-changing global leadership program for students who are eager to build a more peaceful, just and sustainable world. Scholars think, lead and act! We’re the only program building youth leadership and social entrepreneurship skills, alongside understanding of global challenges. Participants develop a project or campaign to launch in their school or community.”
These are competitive programs for top students. (Must be nominated or apply for consideration.)
Students will focus on leadership skills, career exploration, and immersion in one of the following: Biotechnology; Education and the Classroom; Engineering; Forensic Science; Intelligence and National Security; International Diplomacy; Journalism, Film and Media Arts; Law and Advocacy; Mastering Leadership; Medicine and Healthcare; Political Action and Public Policy; Psychology and Neuroscience

Engineering New Frontiers – explore opportunities in engineering
Experiences in Architecture – exposure to both the academic and professional sides of architecture
High School Drama Institute – drama training to strengthen acting skills, July 6-17, 2015
  • For rising high school juniors and seniors
  • More dates TBA
“Campers will be exposed to ASL 24/7 while learning from qualified ASL instructors and practicing with camp counselors and peers who are deaf and hearing alike!”
Although three skill levels will be offered, a current intermediate proficiency in ASL is required.
  • Skype evaluation for proficiency
  • July 9 – 17, 2015
  • Application

Fundamentals (overviews) or Institutes (8-day immersions) in Medicine, Law, Politics, Science, Business, or Arts and Humanities. Immersion offerings include Forensic Science, Creative Writing, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and National Security and Counterintelligence.
For undergraduate credit, choose from a large list of summer courses or an Honors Intensive program. A College Prep program includes SAT preparation.
  • Selective, based on interest
  • For 10th and 11th grade girls
  • Application deadline Feb 12, 2015
  • June 29 – August 14, 2015
​Dozens of courses to select from on the Mount Vernon campus, with access to the continuous free shuttle to and from the Foggy Bottom campus downtown. Subjects include Animation, Filmmaking, Game Design, App Development, Programming, and Music Production.
  • June 29 – July 24, 2015
  • Registration discount prior to Feb 18
  • Application

“To encourage under-represented minority students to pursue careers in Pharmacy or other health professions.” Competitive selection based on high aptitude in science/math and technology; demonstrated leadership skills; and demonstrated interest in the sciences, a career in pharmacy or other health professions.

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