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.
Ready to invent the next big thing? Learn from leading university experts in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fields at some of the top universities in the country. As a partner of the host university, Summer Discovery is on-site to ensure that you are having as much fun outside of the classroom as you are inside. Opportunities at the University of Colorado at Boulder, UC Santa Barbara, University of Texas at Austin, UCLA, Penn State, and the University of Pennsylvania.
KTByte Computer Science Academy
KTByte is dedicated to computer science education for preteens and teens. We offer week-long programs at our campus in Lexington, Massachusetts, in winter, spring and summer breaks. Daily schedule is from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with an optional extension to 6:00 p.m.
Students below 13 will be recommended to start with Computing Fundamentals. They will learn how to do amazing things with computer, from modifying a website, making audio/video, to programming their own game. They will also learn Scratch, other computer applications, graphical & web programming, etc.
Students of 13 and above can take the Intro to Computer Science, a project oriented learning experience with Java programming. They will create their own projects and present them to the class and parents. View Student project showcases
Advanced programs such as AP and USA Computing Olympiad preps are also available.
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.
iD Tech Camps
Flagship program for students ages 7-17. Offering courses in programming, video game design, robotics, virtual reality, 3D modeling/printing, filmmaking, photography, and more. These weeklong day and overnight summer camps include hands-on, personalized technology instruction and a variety of fun summer camp activities. iD Tech courses are led by tech-savvy staff in a dynamic, pressure-free learning environment. Our goal is to help our kids gain a love of learning through building critical 21st-century STEM skills, and have fun while doing it.
iD Tech Teen Academies
Take your coding and design skills to the next level and experience the thrill of startup culture—all within a prestigious university setting. After two weeks of elite instruction, Industry Insights, and peer networking, you’ll leave with a polished portfolio and the skills needed to succeed in school, college, and the ever-evolving field of computer science or game design.
Our intensive, pre-college teen programming camps for ages 13–18 are held at top university campuses nationwide. Get immersed in the open-ended world of computer science, increase your understanding of application development, and gain a competitive advantage for college and beyond.
Innovate like a pro with industry-standard tools from Apple, Arduino, Microsoft, Google, and more
Learn from experienced faculty recruited from top universities like Caltech, RIT, and Stanford
Show off your skills during LAN gaming tournaments
Graduate with experience using software repository systems
Two week programs with the opportunity to travel across the country.
Campuses include: Stanford, Dartmouth, MIT, Yale, UCLA, UNC, Princeton
Emagination Computer Camps
Emagination blends technology learning with fun summer camp activities to create a well-rounded summer camp experience. Sessions are two-weeks long so campers have time to become part of a community while learning new skills at tech camp.
3 Program Options:
Tech Camp: Campers ages 8 – 17 choose three technology workshops and one recreation workshop. Our STEM-based tech workshops allow campers to explore their interests in coding, science, and technology. Campers round out their day in a fun, physically active way, with one of our recreation workshops which include Retro Games, Improv, and Free Swim.
Game Design: Teens ages 15 – 18 experience what it’s like to work at today’s top game design studios. Choose a role on a development team then design and build a 3D video game. Teens learn the key technical and creative components of video game design including level design and function, the creation of 3D characters, lighting, sound effects and programming. Learn to use industry standard software including 3ds Max © and Maya © from Autodesk; Adobe Photoshop ©; and Unreal Engine 4 from Epic Games.
Programming Camp: Teens ages 13 – 17 learn to program using Java, one of the most popular programming language for creating windows applications. Campers will learn the basics of programming in Java and how it is used by today’s developers to bring seamless integration into desktop and web applications. Progressive curriculum allows campers with prior coding experience to expand Java coding skills. Less experienced campers learn Java fundamentals then move on to more complex concepts.
University locations in Fairfield, CT and near Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia and Atlanta bring together "kids like me" from nearby towns, states across America and many foreign countries.
The Emagination Difference:
- Three different technology workshops each day. Learn multiple topics.
- Two-week sessions. Time to make friends and be part of a summer camp community.
- Campers learn tech skills AND life skills.
- Senior Camp for Teens with more independence, free time and special activities.
Provides extraordinary opportunities to discover what it takes to make a difference in the world - as students, scientists, citizens, and leaders! Sitting 12 miles off the coast of Rockland, ME, this beautiful off-the-grid community is an ideal setting for middle and high school programs in science, sustainability, and leadership. Our hands-on 1-2 week summer programs invite students to immerse themselves in the natural world, challenging them to explore and ask questions like trained naturalists in marine and terrestrial ecosystems. Programs are small (with a maximum of 12 students) and are led by trained field scientists and educators, providing a level of instructor expertise and maturity you won’t find in other summer experiences. No day is complete without hiking, swimming, sailing, or rock climbing. Our goal is to excite people about doing science and about being leaders in the next wave of scientific discovery and environmental conservation. Come participate in our field science and leadership programs and make memories and friendships that last a lifetime! *Academic credit may be available and Financial Aid is Available.
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.
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
Explore Israel as a living laboratory where science and technology meet the Jewish past, present and future. You’ll engage in an interactive learning environment that seamlessly incorporates Jewish values and history, while exploring Israel’s role as a global innovator in science and technology. Discover the history of how our people came to Israel as merchants craftspeople and traders, and become entrepreneurs, researchers and inventors. Sci-Tech Israel is a 3 week Union for Reform Judaism program, and open to all teens currently in 9th-12th grade.
NuVu is an award-winning innovation school for young students (ages 11-18) based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. While at NuVu, young students grow their spirit of innovation. They use their curiosity and creativity to explore new ideas, and make their concepts come to life through our design process. Our program is based on the studio model, and every Summer we use imaginative themes to frame two-week long Studios in which students dive into hands-on design, engineering, math, science, technology, art and more!
In Summer 2017, we’re traveling into the future and investigating a world in which humans and machines are combining forces to solve humanity’s largest problems! We’ll look at exciting new interfaces between humans and machines in every aspect of our life, i.e. graffiti drones, brain-controlled toys, bio-fashion, even VR therapy devices for patients in hospitals. This Summer 2017, our theme is “Human++” and we’ll explore how to harness the combined intelligence of humans and machines to solve big challenges!
During the Summer, students will dive into a multitude of topics that explore the full realm of possibilities of human+machine intelligence. With Studio topics that include Hacking Drones, BioFashion, Augmented Health and more, students will stretch their imaginations, gaining valuable knowledge, skills, and technical prowess along the way. By working on real-world and interdisciplinary projects, students will learn about Science, Engineering, Programming, Electronics, Industrial Design, Fashion, Gaming, Art, Technology, Filmmaking and more!
SUMMER 2017 RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM: