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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.





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:

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:

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.

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 


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


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.


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:


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:


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:  



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


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




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,

Duke University 2018 Summer College for High School Students:

George Perkins Marsh Conservation Internship:  Paid summer interns aid the many divisions of Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park (in Vermont and New Hampshire), while also engaging in professional development, visiting other conservation organizations, and taking leadership roles.  Open to graduating high school seniors (at least 18 years old) and rising college freshmen and sophomores, these AmeriCorps-eligible internships are great for those with an interest in environmental studies, art history, or American history.  $180 weekly stipend, $650 travel allowance, housing and transportation provided.  June 19 - August 11, 2018.  Create a profile on  Email when finished.  Applications are due April 1st.

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.

Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp at Lebanon Valley College:

New England High School Journalism Collaborative will mark its 31st summer workshop for high school students in 2018.

Students from throughout the Boston 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.

Who should apply?  Students 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 23 – June 29, 2018.  Where will I stay?  Students stay at Regis College and work from a newsroom in Boston.  How do I apply?  Fill out our online application and send a hard-copy transcript and teacher recommendation by mail to:

c/o New England Newspaper and Press Association
370 Common Street, Suite 319
Dedham, MA 02026

Online applications must be submitted by February 26, 2018, and all hard-copy transcripts and teacher recommendations must be postmarked by February 26, 2018.


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

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute hosts various summer academic programs:  Applications and information are available online from January 1 through March 31, 2018.

Rochester Institute of Technology - RIT's 28th annual College & Careers program is an exciting opportunity for students who will be entering their senior year in the fall.  Students will explore academic and career options working with RIT students and faculty using their state-of-the-art facilities and technology.  This is a two-day program which begins on Friday and concludes mid-afternoon the following day.  During the program, students will attend up to four academic workshops from a variety of majors including Biomedical Sciences, Engineering, Game Design & Development, Graphic Design, Marketing, Packaging Science, Photography, and many more.  There are over 70 academic sessions from which to choose.  Students are also invited to stay overnight on campus. The weekend also includes optional social and informational programs for parents/guardians.  This program is offered two weekends this summer - July 20-21 and August 3-4, 2018.  Interested students should contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for more information at (585) 475-6631.  Starting in June, students can register online at  2018 cost of attendance is $145 for students staying overnight.

Summer Discovery Internships:

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 

Tulane Summer Enrichment Institute:  Click here for more information.

Also - Career Explorations in Architecture at Tulane University offers high schoolers a short, intensive, and engaging introduction to the field of architecture.  Students spend three weeks in New Orleans exploring the ideas, methods, and issues of architecture through lectures, design studio, digital workshops, and field trips with Tulane professors and local architects. The program is designed to expose students interested in art and design to the unique blend of visual orientation, creative process, and academic investigation that forms an architectural education.
Career Explorations in Architecture runs July 8-28, 2018.
Learn more at or reach out to Maggie Williams at with any questions.

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. 

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




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