Upcoming Special Programs and Events


VetCAMP (Veterinary Career Aptitude and Mentoring Program) will house up to 52 high school students on UGA’s campus for seven days. At VetCAMP, students will be involved in various activities aimed at evaluating their skills and competitiveness as future veterinarians, providing mentorship and helping them experience veterinary medicine as an exciting career path.  The seven-day-long on-site summer program will provide opportunities for observation of and participation in various services in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, the Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center and the Diagnostic Laboratories, as well as a field trip to the Georgia Aquarium for a behind-the-scenes view of the facilities. Other activities include information sessions on admission requirements, research opportunities, the curriculum, study abroad opportunities, and other underserved specializations in the field of veterinary medicine.
To be eligible for VetCAMP, students must be current 10th, 11th or 12th grade high school students (at the time of application) who are interested in the veterinary profession. Completed application packets must have been received at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine Office for Academic Affairs by Friday, January 27, 2017, for a student to be considered for VetCAMP. The cost of attending the program is $900 and covers lodging, meals, instruction and social activities. Scholarships or financial assistance are available to those students with demonstrated need.

Click here for more information or to apply.

The Riley Institute at Furman’s Emerging Public Leaders program

Furman’s Emerging Public Leaders is a leadership and civic engagement program for high school students sponsored by the Richard W. Riley Institute of Government, Politics and Public Leadership. This week-long summer program (June 18 – 23, 2017) offers a series of experiences that enable students to develop into civic-minded and engaged leaders in their communities. During the week, participants attend workshops at Furman that prepare them to plan and implement a service project addressing a specific need within their own communities. Students will then return to campus in the spring to present the results of their projects to their peers and a panel of judges. Additional project funds are awarded to the winner. EPL, which includes a residential week on the Furman campus (June 18 – 23) and a school-year long service component, is free of charge to all current juniors who are selected to participate.

The EPL website contains a short video about the program, a link to the application, and additional information. Click here to see it. Applications are due Friday, April 7, 2017. Please contact Ms. Miller in the College Counseling Office for additional information.

Christendom Summer Programs

St. Joseph’s is excited to announce that Christendom College will be offering five full scholarships for their 2017 Experience Christendom Summer Program. Students who will be entering their senior year of high school in the fall of 2017 (current high school juniors) are welcome to register for the Summer 2017 programs. Each year, hundreds of high school students spend a week on campus and describe the week as one of the best weeks of their lives, ranking it on average 4.75 out of 5 on a survey. Students spend their mornings taking a variety of liberal arts classes and spend their afternoons and evenings enjoying a number of recreational and social events. They will leave campus with a new appreciation for the liberal arts, Catholic culture, true friendship, and the beauty of God’s creation evidenced in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

For more information on the programs, please click here. If you are interested in registering for one of these programs and receiving a full scholarship, please see Ms. Miller in the College Counseling Office.

2017 ECSP Session Dates

Session 1: June 11-17
Session 2: June 18-24
Session 3: June 25-July 1
Session 4: July 9-15
Session 5: July 16-22
Session 6: July 23-29