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Abbey Road Programs

Founded in 2000 by Stanford University alumni, Abbey Road embarked on a mission to provide high quality, life enriching, educational summer programs for teens. Since our humble beginnings of specializing in Language and Cultural immersion, we’ve expanded our experiential programs to include Art, History, Film, Fashion, Photography, SAT/ACT prep, College Prep, International Relations, and Community Service, and other subjects, all of which take place across eight different nations in some of Europe and North America’s most beautiful cities & regions.

 

Berklee College of Music SummerPrograms

Join musicians from more than 70 countries for the summer of a lifetime. The focus is on you and what you want to say with your music in an environment that is pure performance. Immerse yourself in your chosen style and study with world-class faculty and visiting artists in state-of-the-art facilities. Depending on which of our 20 Summer Programs you choose from, you’ll play in ensembles, develop improvisational and reading skills, learn about music business and production and improve your technique overall.

 

The Barat Foundation Summer Program

The Barat Foundation Summer Program in the South of France is a highly unique and specialized Art program coupled with French language and culture immersion. For over 20 years we have been bringing students from all over the world to study and work with renowned French artists and educators in the heart of the Luberon Valley in Provence, France.  The Summer Program has hundreds of alumni whose lives have been transformed as a result of their experience living and working together as an extended family with international students, professors, and artists.

The program includes individualized workshops in Photography, Digtital Filmmaking, Studio Arts including Painting and Drawing, Theater, Music, Dance, Creative Writing, Fashion Design, and of course, French Cuisine.  In addition, all levels of French language classes from true beginners to fluent speakers are offered. There are no language requirements to enter the program. Community service opportunities include teaching English to the French children of the village, working on an organic farm, or helping our local sheep farmer with his baby lambs.

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Boston Casting

is New England’s largest casting company with 6 casting directors, 3,000 square feet of space including 2 studios, and 30,000 actors on file. Founded by Angela Peri, C.S.A., Boston Casting specializes in casting principal roles as well as extras for feature films, commercials, industrials and reality television shows.

 

 

CAMP NASHOBA NORTH

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Beautiful Sebago Lake region, just 2 hours north of Boston. Nashoba offers something for everyone. 2 week Community Service program for 16 & 17 year olds.  Traditional, co-educational programs for 190 campers ages 7 to 17.  Spectacular lake for all Water Sports. Energetic staff in a supportive atmosphere.  Beautiful modern facilities.  Experience tennis, soccer, theatre, dance, archery, art, pottery, photography, woodworking, basketball, baseball, rock-climbing, hiking trips and more! Extensive horseback riding & golf.   Wonderful food. A.C.A. accredited.  Family owned & operated.  3 to 1 ratio.

 

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum | DesignPrep Summer Intensive

Cooper Hewitt offers week-long, fast-paced, highly interactive explorations of different fields of design. Each week, teens will tackle real-world design challenges, develop innovative solutions, and build life skills in empathy, problem-solving, and critical thinking. Teens will experience the design process through hands-on activities, studio visits, explorations of objects in the museum’s world-renowned collection and projects featuring guest designers, both at the museum and in locations around New York City.

DesignPrep Summer Intensive will be held from 2pm to 5pm on weekdays (Monday – Friday) from July 9th to July 27th (three weeks). DesignPrep Summer Intensive staff hours are 1:00pm to 5:30pm. Staff training will take place in the month of June.

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Cow House Studios

Art on the Farm at Cow House Studios presents a unique opportunity to study drawing, painting, photography and new media alongside practicing visual artists in a focused and intimate studio environment.  During this 25 day multidisciplinary course, you will experience Ireland’s stunning landscapes and bustling cities, engage with a new culture and work closely with experienced artists who are dedicated to fostering your creative growth. Students of all skill levels benefit from our personal attention and guidance; you will be challenged to experiment beyond your boundaries, consider new possibilities for art-making, and use your chosen medium to relate your ideas to content.   We offer concentrations in painting, new media or photography. Additionally, all of our students participate in daily drawing sessions. During Art on the Farm, you will complete excellent portfolio pieces for advanced placement and college applications. 

 

Diablo Glass School

In collaboration with the MFA offers teen Vacation Camps. Located just blocks from the MFA, Diablo is easily accessible by foot, car or public transportation. Diablo's facilities offer glass blowing, flame working and kiln forming studios.

Four-Day Intensives: Monday-Thursday 9-4

Teens choose between Glass Blowing and Flame Working. Students meet in their studios at 9am and work until Noon in their specific technique making colorful objects. After lunch break,  the groups meet from 1 to 4pm in the kiln forming studio to work on their fusing projects.

All camps include a tour of the MFA's glass collection to discuss the history of glass, different techniques and artistic inspiration. 

Contact: info@diabloglassschool.com

 

EXPLO - EXPLORATIONS SUMMER PROGRAMS

Featuring more courses, activities, and trips than any other summer program, EXPLO is a unique, safe, and supportive learning environment. Our students make friends from around the world, discover new interests and abilities, and have fun at every turn.

 

French Woods Festival of Performing Arts

French Woods is one of the largest and most comprehensive performing and visual arts training centers for children in the world.  Located on a private lake in the western Catskills of New York State, French Woods attracts campers from throughout the U.S. and around the world.  We offer specialty programs in music, theatre, dance, circus, art, magic, rock, cooking, video, tech theatre (lighting, sound, set design, stagecraft), sports, tennis, cooking, waterfront, and horseback riding for three, six, nine or twelve week sessions.  Major and minor activities, are combined in a six-period day – the major, which is primarily instructional, being chosen at the beginning of each session and the minor, which can be recreational or instructional, being chosen on a day-to-day basis.  Perform in a Broadway show with full orchestra, play another camp in soccer, basketball or baseball, fly on the high trapeze, produce your own movie, record original music, make a stained glass window, ride a horse, dance in a ballet, play in the symphony, bake a soufflé, water ski, play tennis or jam with a rock band.  All these activities and more are available at French Woods Festival.

 

French Woods Sports and Arts Center

French Woods Sports and Arts Center is America’s Top Teen-Only Summer Camp . The Camp is located in New York State only 2.5 hours from New York City.

French Woods Sports and Arts Center is one of a dozen coed sleep-away camps in the USA that are specifically for teenagers.

Campers ages 12-17 have the option of an affordable 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10 week session. Our Campers come from all over the USA and abroad with a variety of interests.

Nestled comfortably on 200 pristine acres in the Catskill Mountains, French Woods Sports and Arts Center offers the perfect balance of Summer Camp in the mountains with clean living and modern facilities.

French Woods Sports and Arts Center has a fully elective program, which allows campers to choose from traditional and not-so traditional summer camp activities. Exceptional programs are offered in Sports, Arts, Technology, Extreme Sports, Circus, Rock

Music, Digital Music Production, Dance, Water Sports, DJ and Radio, Video, Theater, Horseback Riding, Communications, Computers, Magic, Cooking, Gymnastics, Fitness, and Role Playing Games. All this and more rolled up together into one incredible Summer Camp experience!

With outstanding modern facilities unequaled in camping, strong elective program options and a highly qualified experienced staff, French Woods Sports and Arts Center is an excellent choice when considering summer camps.

French Woods Sports and Arts Center provides the summer of a lifetime in a safe, supportive, supervised and age appropriate environment.

Contact: Nigel G. Watson

info@fwsportsarts.com

607-637-2267

 

Independent Lake Camp

Established as a non-traditional summer camp, ILC is dedicated to:

  • Celebrating diversity of people, activities, places, ideas, views & beliefs,

  • Promoting creativity within each camper and the community,

  • Empowering individual growth with our personalized scheduling - each camper chooses their own activities, and

  • Maintaining top-notch facilities & equipment and employing a talented staff so all activities offered are rich with integrity.

ILC is a fantastic Circus, Sports, Performing Arts, Magic, Extreme Sports, Digital Arts, RPG, LARPing, Fine Arts, Music, Climbing Wall, Aquatics, and Horseback Camp all rolled into one! Join us as we celebrate our 26th summer - make memories that will last forever.

Contact: 

info@independentlake.com

1-800-399-2267

 

JULIAN KRINSKY CAMPS &PROGRAMS

Summer should be about doing something you love, meeting people from all over the world, preparing for college or your future career or experiencing something brand new. Julian Krinsky Camps & Programs redefines summer with our programs in business, cooking, fashion, art, science and more!   

Join students from over 35 states and 40 countries. With amazing university campuses, museums, food, history and culture…Philly is the place to be this summer. You can join one of our 20 programs at the University of Pennsylvania, Villanova University or Haverford College.

 From the moment you arrive, we make every detail of your summer not only fun, but a unique experience customized just for you! Cutting edge classes and programs, high-caliber academic curricula, trips on the East Coast, dorm life, on and off campus activities – the Krinsky Experience has mastered it all.

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Kidstock! Creative Theater

Come join us for our 26th summer of onstage fun! Our summer program will offer 4 specific age groups this summer. Each one will explore the week's theme in a unique and developmentally appropriate style combining drama with art, movement and music to create an original staged presentation. Each week has a different theme! To see our summer schedule and find out more about each age group, please visit www.kidstocktheater.com 

 

Maine Arts Camp

A small, inclusive camp community, led by a staff of experienced, professional instructors and mature dorm counselors. 3:1 camper/staff ratio. Located on Colby College's campus, a great fit for our artistic campers. Colby College has several art studios, an on campus theater, two dance studios, a full commercial kitchen for our cooking programs, tennis courts, a photography studio and much more!

We offer extensive programs in the visual arts, theater, culinary arts, music, dance, film making, film photography, robotics/science, creative writing,  and individual sports.

*2 or 4 week sessions in July

*Dorm living and food service at Colby College

*Overnight camp for ages 9-16 – non-competitive and nurturing.

*Limited enrollment of 100 campers – lots of personal attention.

*Experienced teachers and professionals leading most activities.

 

Maine Teen Camp

A fully elective; 2, 3, 4 or 7 week sleep away camp for teenagers only (13 – 17 years).  MTC takes the best aspects of an American Summer Camp - a true community of peers, space and opportunity for growth, introduction to new skills and people, lack of electronic screens and lots of exposure to nature and the chance to simply be yourself - that are most important for teens; while making the whole experience more approachable for a teenage camper - programming designed with teenage needs and interests in mind, an open and welcoming clique-free social environment, and a diverse and international population. 

MTC is the best choice for a teen looking to change camps, or try camp for the first time. Your camper can feel confident coming to MTC and knowing that they are not the only "new kid", that the activities and schedule are designed JUST for teenagers, and that they will be meeting new friends from across the country and around the world.   Most of our campers come to MTC without knowing anyone else. For a teen looking for a summer of self-growth and independence, this is vital.  All our age groups will have significant numbers of first time campers.  By focusing only on teens, MTC is not diluting its activity offerings, attempting to cater to 9 year olds and 15 year olds as if they were developmental the same. We recognize that adolescence is a unique stage, and account for this in all we do at camp. We offer a strong activity list featuring rock music, a professional level tennis program, waterskiing and wakeboarding,  cooking, and community service (and so much more!)

 


New York Times Student Journeys

Offers opportunities for high school students to travel to fascinating places and explore themes associated with Times coverage of local issues—from social justice in the south, to the effects of climate change on a remote atoll in Fiji, to food security in Italy. Students benefit from the organization’s special understanding and insider’s view as they uncover and bring back stories from the field.

Contact: info.students@nytimes.com

 
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Plugged In Band Program

For kids ages 11-19 and includes band class, songwriting, recording a song for a CD, music video, workshops, offsite events, and performance opportunities. Each session ends with a benefit concert that raises money for a charitable organization chosen by the students themselves. Plugged In provides a nurturing and supportive community to which young musicians feel a sense of belonging, an opportunity to express and be acknowledged for their musical interests and a chance to use their music to help others around the world.  In addition to summer camp, Plugged In offers weekly ensemble band classes during the fall and spring, private lessons and songwriting workshops. 

 
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PROJECT ENDEAVOR

Project Endeavor offers unforgettable summer programs for high school students designed to help students explore their passion, fine tune their talents and prepare for their future. Students participate in classes, daily activities and weekend excursions. Just imagine the benefits and excitement of learning from and working with leading industry professionals while earning college credits on select programs.

  • Project Endeavor Hollywood/Filmmaking @ UCLA
  • Project Endeavor Fashion @ UCLA
  • Project Endeavor Internships @UCLA 
  • Project Endeavor Silicon Valley/Tech @ Stanford & @ UC Berkeley
  • Project Endeavor Sports & Fitness @ UCLA
  • Project Endeavor Culinary @ UCLA
  • Project Endeavor Dance @ UCLA

Contact: info@projectendeavorprograms.com 

 

The Putney School Summer Arts

Offer students age 14-17 the opportunity for in-depth exploration in the visual arts, performing arts, and creative writing, as well as sustainability through our Farm Program. Our ESOL- Program for International Education for non-native English speakers offers English language classes and accelerated learning through language immersion. We enroll 135 students in each 3-week session.

Additionally we offer a one week workshop in Engineering and Design for students age 11-15 who are interested in programming and electro-mechanical construction.

 

School of the art institute of chicago (SAIC)

Offers an intensive 2- or 4-week program for high school students, called the Early College Program Summer Institute (ECPSI). 

 

Smith College Summer Pre-College Programs

Summer Precollege Programs at Smith College offer intellectually stimulating and unique opportunities for high school girls who wish to pursue their academic interests in the classroom and beyond. Academic areas of interest include Science and Engineering, Environmental Field Studies, Fiction and Creative Writing, Women's History and a College Admission Workshop. Participants get a taste of college life on Smith's beautiful 147-acre campus, with its traditional ivy-covered buildings, magnificent gardens and Paradise Pond. Smith faculty members offer personal attention in the classroom while encouraging students' interests and helping them develop academically. Students live together in college houses and Smith undergraduates serve as resident supervisors and teaching assistants. Students take courses and workshops throughout each day and can choose from a variety of organized cultural, social, athletic, and artistic activities at night and on the weekends. Smith welcomes to these programs young women from many nationalities and diverse racial and socioeconomic backgrounds who together form an extraordinary intellectual community. Programs are all residential and range from one to four weeks.  

Contact: summerprecollege@smith.edu

 
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Snow Farm Summer:  The New England Craft Program

At Snow Farm, you're not a student, you're an artist!   As part of the New England Craft Program, the summer program for high school students offers small-group workshops led by professional artists.  Studios include glassblowing, ceramics, drawing & painting, printmaking, fibers, woodworking, welded sculpture & fabrication, metalsmithing & jewelry, and flameworking.  Students choose two studios and receive 6 hours of instructional time per day – more than you will find at any other art program for high school students.  Late afternoons and evenings offer supervised open studio time as well as optional activities such as swimming, playing sports or music, and trips to nearby Northampton.  With one-on-one instruction in a supportive and engaging environment, Snow Farm Summer is a transformative experience;  no matter what they come with, our students leave with an unforgettable experience, lasting friendships, and real world skills.

Contact:  Lisa@snowfarm-art.org

413-268-3101 

 

SOCAPA, the School of Creative and Performing Arts 

Join the next generation of visual and performing artists at SOCAPA, the School of Creative and Performing Arts. With summer intensives ranging in length from one to six weeks, and campuses in New York, California and Vermont there's no excuse for not taking action! 

Since its inception, SOCAPA has quickly become one of the premier visual and performing arts programs for young people in the world. Our students travel from across the United States and all corners of the globe to participate in our Summer Intensives. Whether a novice or an advanced student, each is dedicated to working hard and gaining the most that they can for the length of the program. Our teachers are leaders in their field and love teaching at SOCAPA. Many of our founding faculty are with us today! They are dedicated to their craft and to passing on their knowledge to the next generation of artists. Our residential staff care deeply about the safety, education, and social experience of the students. They work tirelessly to ensure that each student has a rewarding experience at SOCAPA. This combined effort allows for our students to have one of the most fulfilling experiences of their lives.

SOCAPA offers programs in New York City, Los Angeles, and Burlington, VT with intensives in filmmaking, photography, dance, music, screenwriting, acting, and musical theater.  In addition, we take advantage of our beautiful locations, planning trips and time to enjoy new friendships in some of the most artistic cities in the USA!

 
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Stephanie Rae Private Art Lessons, LLC 

Find your artistic voice in an individualized art study with local Boston artist, Stephanie Rae Davis. Stephanie brings the studio to your home, and guides in depth lessons that explore your personal interests in art while expanding your knowledge, capabilities, and confidence. Stephanie works with students ages K-12 on learning art history, practicing techniques, developing concepts for projects, and experimenting with processes and mediums.  

Lessons include, but are not limited to observational and abstract painting, figure and still life drawing, multimedia collage, bookmaking, printing, stamp carving, clay sculpture, fiber, embroidery, metals, lost wax casting, resin encasing, miniatures, sustainable/recycled art, weaving, stenciling, flower pressing and casting, candle making and art history. Lesson plans are personalized and will grow and change with each student.

Students will produce a body of work that they are proud of and will have opportunities to show and present work, create artist statements and more. They will develop a true understanding of the creative process and will continue to be inspired and inspire others with their artwork.

Contact Stephanie at stephraeart@gmail.com to schedule your lesson today for after-school, weekends, or summer time creativity! 

Find her work and more information at stephanieraedavis.weebly.com

 

Summer at Sem Creative Arts  

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Endless possibilities for creativity and learning!

If you are an artist, or aspire to be, Sem is the place to spend your summer. Here you may choose from a dedicated session of study in vocal performance, symphony orchestra, dance or theater, along with several visual art courses. Students are immersed in our community of talented professionals and experience a one-of-a-kind mentorship in which their talents and strengths are discovered and developed. 

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Summer at Sem English Language Institute

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The English Language Institute or ELI is a 4 week summer camp for international boarding students ages 13-18 who want to learn English in the US.  ELI offers two different concentrations during the 4-week session: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) or Language and Culture. Students studying English as a second language will find Wyoming Seminary’s English Language Institute the perfect place to further their mastery of the English language. 

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UConn Pre-College Summer

Offers high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to explore an academic major or career and learn more about college life. Be part of a Top 25 public university by engaging with passionate faculty in this non-credit academic program. Especially designed for students to explore college in an intimate way. Summer offers four challenging and intensive one-week and two-week sessions to choose from.   Academic areas include:

Art: Photography | Art: Animation | Biomedical Engineering | Chemistry | Creative Writing | Digital Media: Game Design | Dramatic Arts | Forensic Science | Human Biology: Intro to Human Anatomy & Physiology | Human Biology: Intro to Kinesiology | Human Biology: Intro to Human Pathology | Medical Anthropology | Medicinal Chemistry & Drug Discovery | Philosophy | Pre-Med | Pre-Law | Sociology: Human Behavior | Sociology: Social Justice | Sports Medicine | Statistics

Contact: 1-860-486-0149

 

Walnut Hill School for the Arts

The summer programs at Walnut Hill School for the Arts, located in Natick, MA, offer motivated young artists a singular opportunity to refine their craft, to work with dedicated world-class educators, and to experiences rewarding performance opportunities.  Summer programs include, Opera, Theater, Dance, Visual Arts and Writing.  The majority of our programs are boarding programs, allowing participants to fully immerse in a community of talented individuals who share their passion for art and creativity. 

 

Young Judaea: Israel Brushstrokes

Spend your summer in Israel while participating in professional art workshops, interacting with Israeli artists and creating art with Israeli art students. You will travel off the beaten track to explore sites around Israel while immersing yourself in the amazing art scenes in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Come discover Israel through a different lens! Work and interact with Israeli artists and let your creativity flow at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. This trip is 4 weeks and open to 9th-12th graders. All levels of artistic background are welcome! 

Contact: info@westcoastconnection.com