Opportunities for all Grades

UPDATED 4/24/2019

Youth Leadership 2.0

Dear High School Student,
     Are you interested in having a positive impact on your community while developing your leadership skills? If so, the newly designed Tioga County Youth Leadership Program is the right place for you!

     The Tioga County Youth Leadership Program is designed to develop your leadership skills, provide you with the tools to become an active member in your community, and have a positive impact on your county.

     Service Learning will be your guide to personal development and professional skill building. The facilitators of the program will encourage you to become more confident in your abilities and to take an active role in your learning.

     The Tioga County Youth Leadership Program requires participants to take an active hands-on role in the learning experience. Assisted by community experts, you will work with a team of like-minded individuals to identify a community need, develop a solution, and see the project through to completion. Throughout the 9 sessions you will have the opportunity to meet community leaders, organizational educators, and individuals who are positively impacting your county every day!

     All students in grades 10-12 are encouraged to apply. The application has two sections, 1) student information including responses to several open-ended questions, and 2) two letters of recommendation.

     Application submissions must include both fully completed sections and be received by the announced due date. The application may be typed or hand-written. You may include extra sheet(s) of paper, if needed, for responses to the questions in Section One.

     The program is provided at no cost to the student. Transportation to and from session is the responsibility of either the school or the student’s family.

Applications are due May 17th and students will be notified of acceptance in early June.

     On behalf of the Youth Leadership Program Planning Committee, we’d like to extend our appreciation in your interest in the program and are hopeful that you take the next steps to becoming a part of Youth Leadership 2.0!

Applications are available in the guidance office.

UPDATED 4/18/2019

Houghton College
Summer Scholars 2019

Calling all scientists, story tellers, philosophers, and more!

Houghton is looking for academically driven high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors (as of Fall 2019) to spend a week at Houghton digging deeper into one of our four amazing workshops.

Choose from workshops related to business, forensics, literature, and writing.  Dive into hands-on, project-oriented learning environments, taught by stellar faculty members.

It’s not all about work though, there are fun evening activities and daily devotions from members of the Houghton College community too!

Take this week to learn more, think critically, deepen your faith – and, of course, have an unforgettable summer experience.


Sunday, July 21 through Thursday, July 25, 2019

Registration: 3:00-5:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 21

Closing Showcase: 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 25


Early Bird Price: $475 – register by May 1, 2019

Regular Price: $500 – register by June 14, 2019

$75 non-refundable deposit must be paid to guarantee your spot

Objectives and Philosophy

Houghton College is a Christian college committed to providing a quality educational experience within a wholesome and safe environment. Summer Scholars offers a college preparatory experience where students will be challenged academically while having a fun and incredible experience with a group of likeminded peers. Our hope is that you walk away from this experience feeling excited to refine your passions and goals for the future.


If you have more questions about Summer Scholars, please email summerscholars@houghton.edu or contact AC Taylor at 585-567-9200.

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A.C. Taylor

Resident Director of Shenawana hall & Assistant Director of Student Programs

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UPDATED 3/29/2019

2018 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

Programs at over 20 Locations Throughout Pennsylvania

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered by Temple University, University College, a non-profit organization.

For program locations and schedules in your area, or to enroll online, select a program level below:

For more information, or to enroll by phone, please call

1 (800) 964-8888

Program coordinators are available Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm; Saturday from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm and Sunday, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Cities: Allentown, Ambler, Bensalem, Bethlehem, Doylestown, East Stroudsburg, Exton, Harrisburg, Jenkintown, Lancaster, Lansdale, Mechanicsburg, Media, Philadelphia, Scranton, Villanova, West Chester, Wilkes-Barre, Wyomissing, York

Contact Information

Website: http://temple.readingprograms.org/
Telephone Number: 1 (800) 964-8888

UPDATED 3/26/2019

Alfred University Summer Academic Camps

Alfred, New York, United States

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    Camp Category: Academics, Business, College Prep, Science, Space, Arts, Creative Writing, Drama, Theater, Visual Arts, Residential, Sports, Equestrian, Football, Horseback Riding, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Technology, and Computers

    Alfred University offers premier camps in astronomy, art portfolio prep, creative writing, chemistry, computers, engineering, polymers and metals, robotics, theater; basketball, football, horseback riding, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis and volleyball. High quality instruction is provided by distinguished AU faculty. Our beautiful campus, located in a peaceful village in western New York State, surrounded by rolling hills and scenic meadows and valleys, is the perfect place to spend time learning more about a favorite subject or sport. Outside class, students enjoy fun recreational activities on and off campus. Living, dining and learning together, they have ample opportunity to get to know each other well and develop lasting friendships.

    UPDATED 3/15/2019

    17th Annual Forensic Science Symposium

    Cedar Crest College
    100 College Drive
    Allentown, PA  18104

    Students will have the opportunity to learn about FEPAC (Forensic Science Educational Programs Accreditation Commission)  Accredited Undergraduate and Graduate Forensic Science programs at Cedar Crest College.  They will also receive a personalized tour of the college's science labs provided by our Forensic Science professors and current students in the Forensic Science program. 

    For high school students and their guest(s), admission is free and lunch will be provided. 

    Registration deadline:  Monday, March 19, 2019.

    To register visit:  http://www.cedarcrest.edu/academics/forensic_science/symposium.shtm

    Saturday, March 23, 2019
    8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.

    March 23, 2019

    On March 23rd, 2019 the Forensic Science Student Organization (FSSO) at Cedar Crest College will hold the 17th Annual Forensic Science Symposium.

    UPDATED 2/27/2019

    Camp Frog

    Remember going to camp? The camaraderie among kids in your cabin. The sense of pride and self-esteem in completing challenges you never thought you’d undertake, let alone finish. Kids with epilepsy/seizure disorder make those memories every summer at Camp Frog!

    Children with epilepsy — like all children — need to experience and enjoy outdoor recreation. The EAWCP sponsors two weeklong, overnight summer camping programs called Camp Frog. This nationally recognized activity allows kids with epilepsy/seizure disorders to be integrated into a typical camping experience with hundreds of other children. The overnight program is available to boys and girls with epilepsy/seizure disorders from ages 8–17 who have completed 3rd grade but not yet graduated high school. Campers enjoy a host of activities, such as arts and crafts, campfire sing-alongs, swimming, team games, sailing, archery, and horseback riding.

    Camp staffs include EAWCP counselors, with additional support from medical staff. All camp staff members receive specialized training in seizure recognition and first aid. Medical staff includes a licensed pediatric neurologist and a registered nurse practitioner. Scholarships and financial assistance are available to eligible campers.

    “We’re really fortunate to have the support of pediatric neurologists and nurses for each week of camp,” said the EAWCP Children and Family Services Coordinator and contact person for Camp Frog. “These medical professionals attend camp along with the EAWCP so we never have to worry about medical supervision for the children. And, the kids don’t have to worry about being sent home if they have a seizure at camp. The physician is right there to provide whatever treatment might be necessary.”

    Camp Frog is a nationally recognized program for children who have epilepsy or a seizure disorder. In addition to having medical supervision around the clock for the entire week of camp at both Camp Frog locations, the EAWCP provides additional counselors for each of the camper groups that include children who experience seizures. These counselors, along with the entire camp staff, receive special seizure recognition and first aid training to ensure the safety of all campers.

    Activities available at camp include archery, horse back riding, a four-story climbing tower, sand volleyball, basketball, soccer, hiking, fishing, camp fires, late night talks with friends, and much, much more. So kids, pack your camping gear and join us at Camp Frog! We promise a great week of new friendships, games and fun. Don’t take our word for it. Click here to see what parents are saying about Camp Frog.

    For more information, contact the Children & Family Services Coordinator at 1-800-361-5885 or pdevlin@eawcp.org.

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    UPDATED 2/21/2019

    Welcome to Ithaca Summer College!

    In Ithaca College's residential pre-college summer program, high school students experience college life and college-level courses while living in a safe environment.

    The Summer College for High School Students has two program offerings, each with courses designed and reserved expressly for pre-college students.

    ONE WEEK SESSION: June 23 - 28, 2019

    THREE WEEK SESSION: June 30 - July 19, 2019

    Students love their classes, stay up late, and enjoy trips, picnics, movies, concerts, talent shows, and other events both planned and spontaneous. Most importantly, our summer college alumni report they were better prepared for a successful transition to college. And many students appreciate the opportunity to earn college credit in their academic courses.

    Credits earned during the three-week summer college program are accepted at Ithaca College and normally transferable to other colleges. Students who attend the one-week session earn a certificate of completion.

    We hope you'll be able to join us for a one-week or three-week session (or both!) this summer and become part of our summer college community.

    Applications now open. Apply now.

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    Afternoon Workshops

    In addition to a primary subject, students select from a variety of Afternoon Workshops - from scuba diving to personal defense - that meet M-TH 3-5pm.

    2019 DEADLINES

    Application deadline: May 15th (April 1 for international students)

    Payment deadline: May 15 to reserve specific course seat; June 1 to reserve space in program

    Medical and Liability Forms deadline: June 1

    UPDATED 2/18/2019

    Penn Summer High School Programs

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    Penn delivers the challenge of an Ivy League curriculum to academically talented high school students seeking a pre-collegiate experience. Explore Penn's historic campus, engage with leading faculty and build intellectual connections within accelerated two, three or six week Penn Summer High School Programs.

    Penn Summer Prep Program

    Penn Summer Prep Program

    Session A: July 7 - July 19, 2019
    Session B: July 21 - August 2, 2019

    Penn Summer Prep

    The Penn Summer Prep Program offers the challenge of college-level academics within an exploratory, non-credit environment. Students enroll in two immersive modules from across disciplines while benefiting from the rich educational resources of the university, experiencing college life on Penn’s historic campus and exploring the vibrant city of Philadelphia.

    Applications for summer 2019 programs are now open!

    Learn more >

    Summer Academies

    Summer Academies

    July 7 - July 27, 2019

    Summer Academies

    Academies are subject-intensive three-week programs that fuse sophisticated scientific or social theory with relevant application. The science academies draw upon Penn's cutting-edge technology and resources to provide innovative lab experiences while the humanities academies draw upon the rich history and diversity of Philadelphia to provide a sociologically comprehensive summer experience.

    Applications for summer 2019 programs are now open!

    Learn more >

    Pre-College Program

    Pre-College Program

    July 2 - August 10, 2019

    Pre-College Program

    A true Penn experience! Pre-College students enroll in undergraduate courses for college credit and have the unique opportunity to explore the University as a residential student, including access to dorms and dining halls, recreational facilities, college admissions workshops and full undergraduate academic resources.

    Applications for summer 2019 programs are now open!

    Learn more >

    Young Scholars Program

    Young Scholars Program

    Session I: May 28 – July 3, 2019
    Session II: July 5 - August 9, 2019

    Young Scholars Program

    An Ivy League experience for local students! Young Scholars enroll in one or two undergraduate courses for college credit alongside Penn students and have access to full undergraduate academic resources, including libraries, academic advising, college admissions workshops and learning resources.

    Applications for summer 2019 programs are now open!

    Learn more >

    UPDATED 2/14/2019

    Penn College Summer Programs
    Save the Date!  June 16-21, 2019
    Registration will open February 20, 2019

    2019 Overnight Programs

    Dates and grade levels vary based on program. Please see details below.
    • Architecture Odyssey: June 16-20, Grades 9-12, $450
    • Autism Spectrum Post-Secondary Interest Experience (ASPIE): June 17-18 or June 20-21, Grades 10-12, $75
    • Automotive Restoration: June 16-19, Grades 10-12, $375
    • Aviation: June 16-19, Grades 10-12, $350
    • Building Construction: June 16-19, Grades 9-12, $450
    • Engineering: June 19-20, Grades 10-12, $200
    • Future Restaurateurs: June 16-20, Grades 9-12, $475
    • Graphic Design Summer Studio: June 16-19, Grades 10-12, $425
    • Grow & Design Horticulture: June 16-19, Grades 10-12, $300
    • Health Careers: June 16-18, Grades 9-12, $200
    • Information Technology: June 16-18, Grades 10-12, $200
    • SMART Girls: June 16-21, Grades 9-11, $250

    2019 Day Programs

    • Creative Art: June 17-18, Grades 4-7, $110
    visit:  www.pct.edu/pre-college-programs

    Susquehanna University Summer Programs

    Spend a week living on a college campus with other high school students who share your passion.

    We offer exceptional summer educational institutes, ranked in the top 20 in the nation by Value Colleges. Our programs will allow you to get a taste of college life and challenge, inspire, and prepare you for the future.

    Actor's Institute - July 21–27, 2019

    Immerse yourself in artistic collaboration and cutting-edge performance. Take the spotlight for bare-bones monologues and compelling small-cast scenes under the guidance of experienced professional actors and directors. Learn what it takes to keep a theatre company alive and successful. Be authentic, engaged and evocative. More info & registration

    Choral Institute - July 7–13, 2019

    A unique summer performance experience for high school students that focuses on improving musicianship, vocal technique and choral performance skills. More info & registration

    Exploring Legal Careers - June 23–29, 2019

    Explore your interest in public law and a legal career! Learn about current issues related to constitutional law and civil liberties. Engage in mock trial simulations with feedback from experienced faculty mentors. Interact with local judges and attorneys. More info & registration

    #GoMedia - July 7–13, 2019

    Immerse yourself in the fast-paced world of communications during a week-long experience featuring hands-on experiences and networking with leading professionals. More info & registration

    i-Engineer: Calling All Future Engineers - July 21–27, 2019

    Think analytically and look beyond the obvious while deepening your understanding of astronomy, physics, math and team-building psychology. More info & registration

    Leadership Institute for Entrepreneurship - choose June 23–29, 2019 or July 7–13, 2019

    A team-based approach to the ins and outs of starting and running a company. Hosted by Susquehanna's Sigmund Weis School of Business. More info & registration

    Publishing & Editing Institute - June 23–29, 2019

    Do you dream of working at a publishing house? Learn what it takes to produce and market a book in this hands-on, team-centered program that features workshops, strategy sessions and guest lectures by professionals in the industry. More info & registration

    Stream Ecology Institute - July 7–13, 2019

    This weeklong, residential program will have you searching under rocks for crawdads and salamanders and testing stream waters for phosphate, nitrogen and dissolved oxygen. More info & registration

    Strings & Keyboard Institute - July 7–13, 2019

    Take private lessons with expert faculty, rehearse and be coached in small ensembles, building valuable connections with professional musicians while developing audition repertoire. Study music theory and history and prep for performances during the closing concert. More info & registration

    Sustainability 101: Building a Resilient World - July 21–27, 2019

    How can we design more resilient communities? You'll explore this and hike in an old growth forest, visit the largest university-owned solar array in the state, get your hands dirty growing food and much more! More info & registration

    Wall Street Susquehanna - choose June 23–29, 2019 or July 7–13, 2019

    Experience a fast-paced week in the life of a Wall Street analyst during Wall Street Susquehanna. If you have a passion for business and investing, or are considering a career on Wall Street, this is for you! More info & registration

    Wind Ensemble Institute - June 23–29, 2019

    Chamber music and symphonic wind ensemble performance for high school students talented in woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. More info & registration

    Writers Workshop - July 21–27, 2019

    Intensive, small-group workshops in fiction, poetry, essay & memoir, performance writing and screenwriting, taught by nationally recognized authors. More info & registration

    Summer Camps

    Summer Camps at Millersville!

    The Millersville University Campus thrives during the summer offering a wide variety of camps for a fun and positive experience.  Camps are available for younger children, tweens, and teens and provide wonderful opportunities to learn about a specific area of interest and experience what it’s like to be on a college campus. From Technology Camp, to Music Camp, to Field Hockey Camp – a wide variety of offerings for a fun and positive experience.

    We are pleased to promote some new and returning favorite camps.  Visit www.milersville.edu/summercamps/   Links and contact information are available for each camp opportunity.

    UPDATED 11/12/2018

    Pennsylvania American Legion
    2019 High School Oratorical Scholarship Program (Grades 9-12)

    Any student entering the competition must be under the age of 20 years on the date of the National Contest.   The student must be presently enrolled in a high school or junior high school (public, parochial, military, private or home school), commencing with grade nine and terminating with grade twelve, during the time of participation at any level of the contest.

    The student must submit an application to a local Post for sponsorship by December 7, 2018.   A local post can be found at

    The contest consists of two parts; and 8-10 minute memorized oration on some phase of the United States Constitution and a 3-5 minute oration on of of four "assigned topics" selected by the National Organization.   The four topics can be found at: www.legion.org/oratorical/topics

    The contestant may not use any notes, props, amplification or prompts during the oration. To pick up application form, stop in the guidance office. 

    2019 PA American Legion 84th Annual Essay Contest For Grades 9-12

    This year's essay Contest title is:  How Would Our founding Fathers Respect the American Flag Today?

    This essay contest is open to any student enrolled in grades 9-12 in a public, private or parochial school in Pennsylvania.  Students must prepare essays without assistance and provide a statement to that effect on the last page.  All essays must be no less than 500 words and no more than 1,000 words.   Typewritten essays are preferred but not required.

    For complete contest criteria stop in the guidance office.  Deadline: January 16, 2019

    UPDATED 10/22/2018

    The Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Sciences

    The Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Sciences (PGSS) is a rigorous, highly selective, free summer enrichment opportunity focused on science. The program provides instruction in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science, and more. For more details, visit our website.


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