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.


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.


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.


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. 


Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

PAFA, a premier college of art, offers programs for teens on its campus in Center City, Philadelphia. The most popular option is our five-week Summer Academy for High School Students, featuring rigorous instruction, field trips to New York and Washington DC, and a final student exhibition in the nation’s oldest art museum. For students seeking a shorter class, PAFA offers One-Week Studio Intensives throughout the summer, each focused on one discipline. All programs grant college credit and provide the opportunity to build a portfolio for applying to art school, or to simply be creative. With topics ranging from illustration to photography, there are many ways to cultivate your inner artist at PAFA this summer.


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.


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.


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.



SOCAPA, the School of Creative and Performing Arts 

Join the next generation of visual and performing artists at SOCAPA. 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 support 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 and acting.  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!


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.



  Snow Farm

Snow Farm


Walnut Hill School for the Arts

Each summer, Walnut Hill School for the Arts welcomes hundreds of talented students from across the country and around the world to our Natick, Massachusetts, campus for immersive programs in dance, theater, and visual art. Our programs are specially designed to provide students ages 10–17 with a rich, satisfying summer arts experience that allows them to develop their skills and work with expert faculty and peers who share their exceptional abilities and love for the arts. The perfect blend of serious study and summer fun, Walnut Hill’s programs offer intensive training within a supportive, creative environment.



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.




French Woods Sports and Arts Center

One of only 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. Campers come from all over the USA and abroad with a variety of  interests.  Nestled comfortably on 200 pristine acres in the Catskill Mountains, 2.5 hours from New York City, French Woods Sports and Arts Center offers the perfect balance of Summer Camp in the mountains with clean living and modern facilities.  

Offers a fully elective program, which allows campers to choose from traditional and not-­‐so-­‐ traditional summer camp activities. Exceptional programs are offered inSports,  Arts,  Technology,  ExtremeSports,  Circus,  RockMusic, Digital Music Production, Dance, Water Sports, DJ and Radio, Theater, Horseback Riding, Communications, Computers, Magic, Cooking, Gymnastics, Fitness-­‐Toning-­‐Weights, and Role Playing Games.  With ahighly qualifiedexperienced staff, French Woods Sports and Arts provides the summer of a lifetime in a safe, supportive, supervised and age appropriate environment.  




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.  



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.


Bryn Mawr Film Institute

Be one of 12 high school students to collaborate on writing, producing, directing, and editing a short film during this fun and intensive six-week program. Work with fellow aspiring filmmakers to learn the art and craft of filmmaking while creating a movie that expresses your ideas in your voice. Get hands-on experience with professional equipment, use current techniques, and learn life and job skills through the inspiring and collaborative process of creating media art.  Once completed, your film won't gather dust. We'll put it on the big screen at Bryn Mawr Film Institute.  The workshop meets Mondays-Thursdays, 10am to 3pm, June 26-August 3 at Bryn Mawr Film Institute. The film will premiere at Bryn Mawr Film Institute during a special Saturday matinee event in December.  Includes training, the use of equipment, and materials. Limited, need-based scholarships are available. This program is open to rising high school students. 

Contact: 610-527-4008 x108


ESF Camps at the Haverford School

Choose a major and begin a journey! Major Camps at ESF are designed to allow campers to choose from a variety of one to two week specialty camps for hands-on experiences.  Program offerings include business, design, creative and performing arts, along with science and technology camps. Major Camp features professional experts, amazing guest speakers and incredible field trips. Campers collaborate on real-life projects in innovative and creative ways.  Also offered is an extended day program, after camp specialty clinics and optional lunch program.




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


Brandeis Precollege Programs

In the spirit of Brandeis University's tradition of excellence, Brandeis Precollege Programs offers outstanding residential experiences for exceptional high school students (9th-11th grades) from around the world. We provide students, with the opportunity to explore academic and artistic pursuits in connection with a diverse body of individuals who share their commitment to building a global community.

App Design Boot Camp - Design, code and launch a mobile app.

BIMA - The world's premiere Jewish arts intensive for high school students. 

Genesis - College level coursework and community building through a uniquely Jewish lens. 

Young Leaders Conference on Israel Studies - An intensive six-day academic conference exploring the modern State of Israel. 

Service Corps - A hands-on volunteer experience offers a deeper understanding of the social challenges facing Greater Boston and the world. 


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! 



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). 


The New York Film Academy Summer Camps

Has built a reputation as one of the premier summer film, acting, visual and preforming arts camps in the world. Offering a wide variety of programs for high school teens and kids between the ages of 10 and 17, students gather from all over the world for a fun-filled summer where they can pursue their passion in visual and performing arts.   Students will work with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities while receiving hands-on instruction from award-winning faculty. Students collaborate across programs, to enhance their learning experience and gain extensive exposure to all forms of film, acting, visual and preforming arts.  Voted a Top 20 Summer Camp in the U.S., the New York Film Academy attracts an extraordinarily diverse student body and is proud to have educated the sons and daughters of Hollywood icons such as Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Al Pacino, Robert Downey Jr., Jamie Foxx, Jodie Foster, Kevin Kline, Susan Sarandon, and others.  Blending an exciting hands-on approach to teaching with a challenging project-based curriculum, the New York Film Academy creates a captivating learning environment suitable for everyone.  Offers Filmmaking, Documentary, Music Video, Acting for Film, Musical Theatre, Screenwriting, Broadcast Journalism, Photography, 3D Animation, Game Design, Graphic Design.


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!)


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. 


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. 





Also known as PAI, we are a summer program in Kingston, PA for students ages 12-18 who wish to study music, theater or dance. Students select PAI for our state-of-the-art facilities in two dedicated arts buildings and for the high caliber of conductors, faculty and guest artists. Students also appreciate the number of daily contact hours with faculty, the high-quality standards of our programs and the excellent preparation for All-State and college auditions.


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.