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Summer Opportunities


The University of Dayton hosts a variety of camps that emphasize hands-on, immersive experience, mentoring from faculty experts, and making connections with friends (and hopefully other Future Flyers). The following opportunities are open to rising high school juniors and seniors (classes of 2024 and 2025) — please note that while some camps are focused on a specific gender or ethnicity, all students are welcome to attend any camp.

Summer Engineering Experiences at UD (SEE-UD)
SEE-UD camps provide students with an opportunity to explore the diverse fields of engineering through collaborative and interactive faculty-led sessions. This four-day, three-night camp will introduce students to career opportunities in engineering and engineering technology, and offer a clear picture of what it’s like to be an engineer. Students will also experience living on a college campus and learn about the college admission process.

  • Multi-Ethnic Men in Engineering Camp - June 14-17

  • Women in Engineering Camp - June 14-17

  • Co-Ed Engineering Camp - June 21-24

Registration deadline is April 14. Camps have a limited capacity and will fill on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Female Aspiring Business Scholars (FABS) Summer Program
FABS is an overnight summer camp program offered by UD’s School of Business Administration that provides young women a weeklong (June 25-30) introduction to business and the opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge to research, design, and pitch a business plan. They’ll also have a chance to network with faculty, staff, and community business professionals while earning three hours of college credit.

The cost for the FABS Summer Program is $500, with an early bird rate of $450 through March 31. A nonrefundable $100 deposit is due at registration. The registration deadline is May 15. This camp has a limited capacity and will fill on a first-come, first-served basis.

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PC Summer Pharmacy Camp 

If you are interested in pharmacy, PC would love to have you on campus from June 25 to July 1 for their Pharmacy Summer Camp. You will work with PC faculty to create hands-on experiences, live on campus, and learn more about pharmacy. Each day will be a new topic with new and exciting experiments. 

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University of South Carolina's Summer Seniors 2023

USC's Summer Seniors 2023 application is now open. Summer Seniors is an event that USC hosts on campus each summer for high-achieving African American rising seniors.

Summer Seniors 2023
Session 1: Wednesday, June 21 - Saturday, June 24
Session 2: Wednesday, July 12 - Saturday, July 15

Each year, USC hosts up to 180 students over two sessions. To date, more than 1,000 students have participated in Summer Seniors, with the majority of them enrolling at the university. Students selected to attend the four-day residential program will learn about the admissions and application process, explore academic interests and discover what it is like to be a student at the University of South Carolina.

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Interested students should apply by Monday, May 1


Cornell University's Precollege Studies Program offers rigorous online courses taught by top Cornell faculty.

As one of the nation's longest running and most highly regarded precollege academic programs, it gives motivated students the chance to

  • Get a head start on their college journey while earning 3 to 8 credits
  • Build college study skills during engaging Ivy League classes
  • Prep for college applications with one-on-one admissions counseling
  • Enhance their college applications with an impressive Cornell transcript
  • Have fun connecting with diverse students from around the world

Students choose from dozens of three-week online undergraduate Cornell courses in the arts, business and hospitality, international relations, science and technology, veterinary medicine, and more. More courses will be added in the coming months.

Courses are offered between May 30 and August 1, 2023. Limited financial aid is available.

Application is open now and there are variable application deadlines in May or June depending on the chosen session.


Summer Leaders Experience at West Point 

The West Point Summer Leaders Experience (SLE) provides rising high school seniors with a week-long immersion into the academic, military, and social life of a cadet. At SLE, you will explore West Point from all angles, including their high-tech educational facilities, team building athletic activities, and realistic military training. You will get a taste of Cadet Life through the entire program, which is led by current West Point cadets. You will experience the thrill of victory when you overcome the challenges set forth by the summer program and you will form life-long connections and friendships with your future classmates.

WHO: Juniors (rising seniors - class of 2024)

APPLY: The SLE 2023 application window opens February 1st and closes April 1st, 2023

Applicants will be informed of their status by mid-April.

SLE Sessions Summer 2023

Session 1: June 3-9, 2023

Session 2: June 10-16, 2023

Click Here to Learn More & Apply


Summer Textile Exploration Program (STEP)


If you are interested in engineering, design, fashion, management, chemistry, or any other related field, this summer opportunity is for you!

STEP is a chance for rising high school seniors to experience the best of what the Wilson College of Textiles and NC State have to offer. During one of five weeks in the summer of 2023, students will have the opportunity to meet faculty, staff, current students and alumni while exploring textiles through projects, workshops, and other activities. Students will live in the residence halls, eat in the dining halls, and see what it’s like to be a college student. STEP will take place during the following weeks:

Week 1: June 11 – 16

Week 2: June 18 – 23

Week 3: June 25 – 30

Week 4: July 9 – 14

Textile Pioneer Week: July 16 – 21 (Students from Tier 1 and 2 counties only)

Each student has the opportunity to rank their level of interest in one of the subject areas below and will complete a project pertaining to that subject.

Apparel Design

Textile Engineering

Business Management

Textile Design

Polymer Color Chemistry

The STEP application opened on January 1 and will close on April 1. If you are interested, please apply here. Scholarship opportunities are available for those with financial need.


Naval Academy Summer Seminar 

The United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar is the first step in navigating your future to becoming one of our nation's next generation of leaders.  

If you are currently in your junior year of high school and considering the Naval Academy as your college of choice, we strongly recommend you consider applying to Summer Seminar. Summer Seminar will introduce you to life at the Academy, where you will experience first-class academic, athletic, and professional training at the #1 public college in the Country (released 2022 U.S. News & World Report College Ranking Report). Your Summer Seminar application will also serve as a preliminary application to the Academy that you will complete before or during your senior year.

During the six-day session, you will become a part of the Academy. You will live in Bancroft Hall (the dormitory all midshipmen live in), participate in academic and leadership workshops, and experience a variety of other activities on the campus. You will have an opportunity to see firsthand what the Academy has to offer through its exceptional academic, athletic, extracurricular activities and leadership training programs.

WHO: Juniors (rising seniors - class of 2024)

APPLY: The Application opens January 4th and closes on April 15th, 2023.

Click Here to Learn More & Apply


Naval Academy Summer STEM Camp

Thinking of a career as a coder, game developer, designer, or robotics engineer? Then start with the experience of a world-class program like the Naval Academy’s Summer STEM Program.

STEM is all about exploring, creating, building, and making things better, and at our Summer STEM Program, you’ll do just that. You’ll work with students from all over the country as you test your problem-solving, creativity, and collaboration skills.

WHO: Rising 9th - 11th Graders

WHEN: Rising 9th (June 5-10); Rising 10th (June 12-17); Rising 11th (June 19-23)

APPLY: The Application opens January 4th and closes on April 15th, 2023.

Click Here to Learn More & Apply


Academy Introduction Mission

The Academy Introduction Mission (AIM) is a one-week summer program where you’ll immerse yourself in Academy life. Exclusively for students entering their senior year of high school, AIM is regarded as the most realistic of the service academy summer orientation programs.

AIM will test and inspire you. It will push you to your limits. You’ll rise early. You’ll study. You’ll compete. For six non-stop days, you’ll test your mind, body, and spirit in every way.

Intense and rewarding, AIM will help you to discover whether the Academy experience is truly what you want from college, and whether you have what it takes to succeed.

WHO: Juniors (rising seniors - class of 2024)

APPLY: Opens in February and Closes in April

Click Here to Learn More & Apply