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775 Bay Road
S. Hamilton, MA  01982   
Phone: 978-468-0400
Fax:  978-468-0241
Safe Arrival Line: 978-468-0420


Summer Opportunities

The Guidance Office receives literature on various summer opportunities.  

Students are welcome to stop in and browse through the information.





Babson College's Summer Study for High School Students July 6-August 2, 2020.  A transformative, four-week, residential summer program where you will live like a college student, learn like an entrepreneur, and be inspired to tackle some of the most significant issues impacting your community.  For high-achieving rising juniors and seniors, the program allows students to earn four college credits toward their undergraduate experience.  To learn more, please visit their website at:  Application deadline is March 9, 2020.


The Boston Leadership Institute (BLI) runs one and three-week summer programs for high-achieving students in a variety of STEM disciplines, which are taught by distinguished teachers from leading colleges or high schools. You can see all the programs offered and read more about BLI at General questions can be directed to

Boston University's Summer Journalism Workshop for students aged 15 to 18.  Tuition + Fees Residential $3,500; Commuter: $2,600.  2020 dates:  Session 1: June 22 - July 3; Session 2: July 6 -17; Session 3: July 20-31.  For information call Ermolande Jean-Simon at 617-353-5391  For more information or to apply:

Bucknell University's "BASE: Bucknell Academy Summer Experience" - Is a collaborative residential experience where students are invited to explore the value of a liberal arts perspective in making challenging decisions to improve today's world.  "How have humans permanently changed the planet and what do we do about it?" For rising juniors or seniors, June 28 - July 2, 2020, $1,500.  Deadline to apply is April 18, 2020.  Questions: or 570-577-3000.

Care Dimensions - Camp Stepping Stones - A one-day summer event open to children, teens, and their families who have experienced the death of someone in their lives.  Online registration will open in April.  Email: to join their children's grief programming mailing list and be notified when registration opens. Staffed by a team of professional bereavement counselors and trained volunteers, the camp features kid-friendly activities, special programming for teens, and adult workshops.  Location - Glen Urquhart School - Beverly Farms, MA - Saturday, July 18, 2020 This event is free aside from a small registration fee.  Space is limited, so advanced registration is required.  For more information call 855-774-5100 or visit  Volunteers are also needed from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. that day and must attend a training before the event. To apply to become a volunteer, email

The Coastal Ocean Science Academy (COSA) is a marine science summer day program for middle and high school students.  For over a decade, COSA has provided a hands-on research-based STEM education experience at the Nahant campus, connecting youth to local coastal habitats and the factors that shape them. Below is some information about logistics of the program, and how to apply. Application deadline is June 19, 2020.  Space is limited. Scholarships and limited transportation available.

  • Dates:
    • Middle School – rising 7th & 8th graders: July 27-31 (5-day program - $600)
    • High School – rising 9th-12th graders: August 10-21 (10-day program - $1200)
    • Both programs run M-F 8:30am-3:30pm
  • Scholarships available!
  • Transportation available for an additional $50/week fee from Boston, Revere, and Lynn MBTA stations
  • Application materials available on our website:

Columbia University Offers a variety of intensive programs for academically exceptional students including Spring Term Saturday Immersion, Summer Immersion, College Edge, and Gap Year.  Apply at  Use this code when you apply to waive the $80 application fee:  GC20

Duke University 2020 Summer College for High School Students:

Emerson College - Offers a variety of Pre-College Summer Programs for High School Students:

The Experiment in International Living:  Accepting applications for summer 2020 on rolling basis. Priority enrollment deadline is on February 12, 2020.

Fairfield University:  Various programs for rising juniors and seniors with many choices of subjects to explore and even earn college credits.

The Food Project:  The Food Project’s mission is to create a thoughtful and productive community of youth and adults from diverse backgrounds who work together to build a sustainable food system. To fulfill this mission, we blend youth development, community food access, and sustainable agriculture into a model to achieve multiple, intertwining goals. Every summer, The Food Project hires 72 new youth, ages 14-17 for the North Shore's summer Seed Crew.  This six and one-half week (July - mid-August) paid internship selects youth on both urban and suburban farms, engages them in workshops about food systems and social justice and gives them the opportunity to make a difference in their own communities.  Youth in Seed Crew are held to high standards of performance and behavior and earn a stipend of $275 each week, paid bi-weekly.  Applications will open up online on January 1st and can be accessed on our website The deadline for 2020 is March 9th.  For more information about Seed Crew, please contact  or 781-259-8621 x23 


Georgetown University  Summer High School Programs offer a variety of ways for students to pursue their interests and get a head start on college. We offer both credit and non-credit programs covering everything from SAT prep, entrepreneurship, and medicine to sports industry management and digital programming and design.


Gloucester Biotechnology Academy: 55 Blackburn Center, Gloucester MA 01930   Contact:  Elizabeth Wing, Lead Teacher  978.491.5968          SummerSTEM:  Fish Fraud Forensics - a one-week course to introduce high school and middle school students to biotechnology held at the state-of-the-art teaching lab at Gloucester Biotechnology Academy.  Working through CSI type investigation to identify a mystery fish specimen by analyzing its DNA, students will work in a real lab, using modern equipment and methods. Curriculum designed for all levels.  No science prerequisites. Supplies and lab manual included.  $400/week - financial aid is available, sibling discount.  High School Session Date:  June 22-26 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to Noon Friday  Additional weeks will be offered based on interest and availability.   For more information or to register please visit GMGI.ORG/SUMMERSTEM


Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp at Lebanon Valley College:  July 26-31, 2020  $1,000 (all inclusive) For rising sophomore, juniors, and seniors.  The goal for this camp is not only to provide students with a window into the scientific basis of human health and medicine but also to offer them a glimpse of college life through an engaging and challenging academic experience. 


Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership  12 miles off the coast of Rockland, Maine, the Hurricane Island Center provides hands-on education programs and research opportunities in marine sciences, STEM education, human ecology, sustainable living technology, citizen science, and environmental stewardship.  Check their website for various summer programs.  207-867-6050


Miami University:  The Miami University Summer Scholars Program is an opportunity for academically talented rising high school juniors and seniors to spend two weeks on Miami's campus in Oxford, Ohio, exploring a topic of their choice.  The program offers students an insider's look at the college application process, with structured workshops focused on application essay writing, an introduction to financial aid and scholarships, and sessions on developing leadership skills.  A limited number of full scholarships are available for students with financial need who apply and are accepted to the summer program.  There is no application fee.  Two sessions are available: July 5-17 or July 19-31, 2020.  For complete details and to apply, visit   For questions, please email or call 513-529-2531.


The New England High School Journalism Collaborative will mark its 33rd summer workshop for high school students in 2020.  Students from throughout the New England area come together for one week in an all-expense paid summer program. They learn to report, write, and edit for a newspaper, and produce multimedia projects for a website. Participants have the opportunity to work with professional reporters, editors, photographers, and designers from news organizations, including The Boston Globe.  Questions?
Contact Leah Lamson, managing director,  Who should apply?  Students who have had limited opportunities and who want to learn to report, write, and edit for a newspaper and produce multimedia packages for a website.  When does the workshop take place?  June 20 – June 27, 2020  Where will I stay?  Students stay at Regis College in Weston and work from a newsroom at Simmons University in Boston.  How do I apply?  
Fill out our online application and send a hard-copy transcript and teacher recommendation by mail to:
NEHSJCc/o New England Newspaper and Press Association, 1 Arrow Drive - Suite 6, Woburn, MA 01801   The deadline for this year’s application is March 16, 2020.


New York University:  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.  Precollege hosts social events and activities to create a sense of community and help students get to know one another while exploring the city around them.  Programs take place July 5 - August 14, 2020.  For details and the most up-to-date information, please visit


Northeast Arc:  You can make a difference in the lives of children and adults with disabilities by sharing your time and talents to volunteer at Northeast Arc in a number of different ways. We have lots of opportunities—from one-time projects to ongoing commitments—and we know we couldn’t do it without you and the other caring folks we’re proud to call our volunteers and friends. Visit our website for volunteer information:


Northeastern University -  2020 Northeastern University Young Scholars Program.  Upon entrance into the program there will be a $150 commitment fee.

Dates:  Application available online through March 15, 2020Program Dates: June 22, 2020 – July 30, 2020,

The Young Scholars Program offers future scientists and engineers a unique opportunity for hands-on experience while still in high school. The program is open to Massachusetts residents who have completed their junior year in high school.  For more information and/or to apply, visit:


UPenn Engineering - 3-Week Summer Academy - July 5 - 25, 2020 - priority deadline: 2/28/20, final deadline: 3/27/20  - Intensive three-week courses in cutting-edge technology for talented high school students (rising 10th - 12th graders).  Visit their website at:


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute hosts various summer academic programs:  Applications and information are available online through March 31, 2020.


Rochester Institute of Technology - RIT's 30th annual College & Careers program is an exciting opportunity for students who will be entering their junior or senior year in the fall.  College & Careers is a weekend-long career exploration program offered July 17-18 and July 31-August 1, 2020 designed to help students, who will be entering their junior or senior year in the fall, gain the experience and knowledge necessary to start making career decisions. Regardless of your background or academic interest you will find College & Careers to be a rewarding and fun way to explore your future. College & Careers sessions include personal hands-on experiences, demonstrations and discussions. Working with our renowned faculty and students you will discover and utilize the state-of-the-art facilities and technology available at RIT. Included is a separate, but optional, program for parents, which will provide parents with information about the college search process, financial aid and more. We invite parents to join us for a program that is both social and informational. All events are optional, so join us for any or all that interest you! For more information or to apply, visit:


Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation:  A partnership between the Smithsonian Institution and George Mason University offers summer courses for rising high school juniors and seniors interested in conservation, environmental science, biology, and related topics. Live and learn about the world of conservation from some leading experts in the field.  Each Summer 2020 course is worth 2 college credits.  Students may take one or both. Courses are June 21-28 $2,300 and July 19-25 $2,100 which includes all lodging and meals, course fees, entrance fees, field trip costs, and round-trip transportation between Front Royal, VA and Dulles International Airport on arrival/departure dates.  Priority deadline is May 15, 2020.  More information and application available at:


The Student Conservation Association  A variety of conservation related paid internship opportunities in various states.


Summer Discovery Internships:


Tulane Summer Enrichment Institute:  Click here for more information.

Vermont Young Writers Conference:  For 20 years, VYWC's doors have been open to high school students who wish to share their passion for story, drama, and song with their writerly brothers and sisters - and with celebrated New England authors. Three sessions are available - May 28-31, June 25-28, and July 23-26, 2020.  Each session is limited to forty-eight participants.  Students may apply via the Submittable platform on their website.  Deadline is March 26.  See complete details and apply at:  


Wellesley College  Summer Experience:  Rising high school juniors and seniors can take full-credit classes drawn from a sampling of courses taught at Wellesley.  Visit for program information and course offerings. 


Windrush Farm is a nonprofit horse farm specializing in teaching physically, emotionally, and learning disabled children and adults to ride and work with horses.  Windrush offers lessons for those with and without special needs, summer programs, volunteer opportunities and hippotherapy. 



Anna Maria College Paxton/Worcester, MA is offering a FREE two day overnight program for students interested in Criminal Justice, Emergency Management and Fire Sciences.  To apply, visit or call 508-849-3360

Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics and Massage - Summer 2019 Art of Makeup Program for juniors and seniors exploring a career in the beauty industry and desire to gain more education and professional skill in makeup artistry!  Program begins Tuesday, July 9 and completes August 13, 2019.  Student will attend Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and are awarded a certificate of completion at the end of the 80 hours of makeup artistry training.  Email or phone her at 781-960-0120



Asbury Camp Meeting Corporation: Asbury Grove pool - part-time lifeguard position available, Saturdays 12:45 – 5:15, Sundays 12:15 – 3:45; substitute weekdays as needed. Pool opening June 23rd; Pool closes Sept. 3rd. Requirements: lifeguarding/first aid/cpr/aed certificates. Pay: $11.50 per hour. Contact Susan Moniz 978-468-3729

Barnard College offers a variety of summer programs at their NYC campus:

Community Giving Tree is pleased to offer various summer volunteer programs for July and August 2018 for Grade 8 and up.  Programs will be running for 7 weeks from July 10-August 23, and the hours are 9-12.  Teens are required to sign up for a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of any given week, NOT just for one day of a given week.  To sign up, teens can go to    For questions please contact Juanita Kang,

Princeton University Summer Journalism Program - PUSJP is one of the country's most innovative and successful programs working to provide opportunities to outstanding high school students from low-income backgrounds. We welcome 35-40 high school students from low-income backgrounds every summer to Princeton’s campus for an all-expenses-paid, intensive 10-day seminar on journalism. After the program ends, counselors stay in touch with students to help guide them through the college admissions process. The program’s goal is to diversify college and professional newsrooms by encouraging outstanding students from low-income backgrounds to pursue careers in journalism. All expenses, including students’ travel costs to and from Princeton, are paid for by the program. Students who attend come from across the country. The program will enter its 17th summer in 2018. It will take place from August 3 to August 13.  For complete information and application instructions, visit:   Application deadline is 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, March 23, 2018

Town of Wenham:  Summer Job Opportunities - The Wenham Police Dept. is looking for Pleasant Pond Lifeguards & Gatekeepers.  Submit resume and letter of interest by May 4th to: or hand deliver to Officer Chris Sanborn, Wenham Police Station, 1 Friend Court, Wenham, MA 01984.          The Wenham Highway Dept. is looking for Summer Laborers - submit resume and letter of interest to: or hand deliver to Sheila Bouvier, Wenham Town Hall, 138 Main Street, Wenham, MA 01984.        More information at - job opportunities tab 

Yale Young Global Scholars:   The deadline to apply is February 6, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST.




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