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March 5, 2019 Become a Virginia Stat Parks Youth Conservation Corps Crewmember! 

DCR's Virginia State Park Youth Conservation Corps Program was honored with the United States Department of the Interior's Outstanding State Volunteer program award in 2010. The Take Pride in America award cited the YCC's "... outstanding commitment to the stewardship of America's public lands and natural and cultural resources."

Overview: The mission of DCR’s Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is to engage young people in a structured program of important conservation and park projects on public lands while providing learning that fosters teamwork, self-esteem, social responsibility and respect for the environment.

The program includes three elements united by the types of project, environmental education and adventure programming, and the age of the participants. These are environmental stewardship programs, not summer camps. Participants work hard, sometimes in difficult conditions including deep mud, heat and mosquitoes and flies.


July 7 -12, 2019 2019 Oliver Hill/Samuel Tucker Pre-Law Institute

We are now accepting applications for the 2019 Oliver Hill/Samuel Tucker Pre-Law Institute (“Institute”). The Institute is designed to provide students with a comprehensive and positive introduction to the judicial system, and was birthed from a recognized need for diversity in the legal profession. The Institute targets future lawyers at an early age and provides them with exposure and opportunity to explore the legal profession, all at no cost to the participants. The Institute is open to rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders.

The Institute is held annually in Richmond, Virginia. This year, it will be held from Sunday, July 7, 2019, to Friday, July 12, 2019, at the University of Richmond. Applications are available in the Counseling Office. Any questions regarding the Program or application may be sent to hilltuckerinstitute@gmail.com. The deadline for the application is April 12, 2019.



Gettysburg College is excited to offer several opportunities for high school juniors and sophomores to attend academic camps over the summer months. Subjects include psychology, history, creative writing, piano, or information technology. Please find information to share with your students about our academic camps below: 

  • Camp Psych - Campers will get hands-on experiences that introduce them to research in psychology during this fun, challenging, and engaging introduction to the field.
  • Sunderman Piano Institute - Pianists 12-17 years old who desire to improve their performance skills, collaborate with other pianists, and dive deeply into related music subjects of their choice. Pianists will have opportunities to perform in daily studio class, and the final Friday concert will showcase pianists in both solo and ensemble works.
  • Writing Camp - Students gain an in-depth introduction to all four genres of creative writing: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and writing for stage and screen.
  • 3D Object Modeling and Printing Camp - Students will study 3D object modeling and printing starting with the basics of a 3D printer. After learning the fundamentals, they will practice designing objects.
  • Coding for Robotics & Electronics Camp - Students will gain hands-on experiences in coding, wiring, hardware, and building robots through the open source software known as Arduino. Throughout this camp, campers will learn basic electrical engineering, the physics behind electricity, and how to think like a scientist.
  • Civil War Institute Summer Conference - The High School Student Scholarship component of Gettysburg College's annual Civil War Institute summer conference provides high school students an opportunity to explore the history of the Civil War era on the site of the war's most decisive battle. 
In conjunction with the Curry School of Education and Human Development, the University of Virginia announces the 40th year of its residential summer program for gifted and/or high ability students. Students enrolled in grades 4-10 during the 2018/2019 school year were able to apply to attend three twelve day, overnight sessions. SEP has three summer sessions:

Session I: June 16-27, 2019
Session II: June 30- July 11, 2019
Session III: July 14-25, 2019
Applications for the Summer program are available on this website every December 15th and are due on February 15th for that summer's program.

Capital District Kiwanis Foundation Teenager of the Year - 2019
  • Reside in Middlesex County, VA,
  • high school senior 
  • complete ALL part of the application process 
  • insure it is received on or before February 15, 2019
Applications are available in the school  counseling office.

June 16 - 28, 2019 Christopher Newport University's Summer Humanities Institute is a two-week residential program where students who take or plan to enroll in college-level coursework while in high school (AP, IB or DE) can learn in and outside the classroom from dynamic college faculty in the disciplines of philosophy, history, literature and cultural studies.

The 2019 Summer Humanities Institute theme “Heroes and Epics” is evocative and timeless. Students will find heroes in literature, drama, history, philosophy, religion and the classics, while the epic narrative shapes their understanding of who a hero is and how their improbable achievements become possible. Through seminar-styled courses, students will explore and creatively interpret the idea of the hero, as represented in historical and contemporary western thought and artistic expression. Students will also examine various cultural understandings of the hero and the anti-hero, considering your own potential self-discovery in the process.

The multidisciplinary immersion course supports the advanced courses students are taking in high school. Participants live in our residence halls, eat in the dining halls, learn in college classrooms and earn three college credits. 

Check out the program website for additional information, and encourage interested students to apply!  

Virginia Masonry Association This 3.5 year Apprenticeship allows apprentices to learn from seasoned masons with on-the-job training during the day, while taking courses one night per week. Courses run a total of 30 weeks and include textbook work as well as hans-on training. Upon completion of the Apprenticeship, graduates become Journeyman Bricklayers and will receive certification from the State of Virginia Department of Labor and Industry. This certification is recognized nationally. This program is designed for employees of our Masonry Contractor Members. It is completely free of charge to the Apprentice (including textbook!) who will also be paid for their on-the-job training. Visit the website at www.VirginiaMasonry.org for more information.

Find Yourself at Stanford Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies offer highly motivated, intellectually curious students the opportunity to investigate topics not typically taught in secondary schools. Students engage in small classes taught by instructors who are experts in their fields and passionate about teaching. In this setting, students hone their academic skills and form new friendships with intellectual peers.

Summer at Duke 
Good news from Duke Summer Session! We are happy to announce that we are now accepting applications for our life-changing summer programs at Duke University. Whichever program you choose, over the course of the summer, you will find that Duke Summer Session is committed not only to building lifelong memories and friendships from around the world, but to laying the foundation for a future of collegiate success. It is for this reason that students regularly report that our programs strengthened their college application and paved the way for academic excellence at top universities. Follow the links below to apply to one of our transformative summer programs:

Summer College Application – A four-week, credit-bearing program for US students currently in 10th or 11th grade and international students currently in 10th – 12th grade in which they take undergraduate-level courses.

Summer Academy Application – A three-week program for students currently in 9th – 12th grade in which they take a certificate course.

Intensive STEM Academy Application – A one-week, STEM-based program for students currently in 9th – 12th grade that consists of a variety of laboratory tours, faculty lectures, and workshops.

We strongly encourage you to apply online today, as spaces fill quickly!

Rustic Pathways Not only is Rustic Pathways a pioneer in providing quality travel and service programs for students and educators, but we’re also redefining how to integrate education, travel, and philanthropy in a world where all people are connected by a shared humanity. At Rustic, our mission, vision, and values drive the way we run our programs, partner with local communities, and live our lives.
Our mission is to empower students through innovative and responsible travel experiences to positively impact lives and communities around the world.

United States Air Force Academy
Summer Seminar: Summer Seminar offers a unique opportunity to experience the Air Force Academy first-hand. It is specially designed for high school juniors heading into their senior year to get a realistic perspective of cadet life. Students will live in the dormitories, eat at the Academy’s dining facility, explore the various academic/military programs and courses that the Academy has to offer, and participate in a variety of different physical fitness activities (to include a practice CFA). The application is open from 1 December 2015 to 15 January 2016, and it is free to apply. There are two sessions: 12-17 June 2016 and 19-24 June 2016. Student may apply here.

Summer Sports Camps: We offer Summer Falcon Sports Camps for student 8 to 18 who want to participate in numerous sports and are led by our very own head coaches! Click here for additional information.

CIEE High School Summer Abroad and Global Navigator Scholarships with 30 summer programs in Language & Culture, Service & Leadership, and Content Studies, it's easy for student to follow their passions and chart a course to one of 16 amazing destinations around the world.
Global Navigator Scholarship make this opportunity possible for deserving students. Only available through CIEE, these scholarships help families cover 10 to 100 percent of the cost of our summer study abroad programs. Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of merit, financial need, and student interest in our program themes.
There's more online! Visit our website at ciee.org/high-school-summer abroad for more information.

ASSE International Student Exchange Program is pleased to provide your students an opportunity to study abroad in the 2018-19 school year. Exchange students develop leadership skills, self-confidence and a greater understanding of the complexities of the world around them. This is why the best universities, as well as corporations and other professionals, look favorably on student who have spent a school year abroad. For more information, visit ASSE.com.

Middle and High School Summer Experiences continue on your path of academic success with high school and middle school summer programs at Washington University in St. Louis. To learn more or to apply, visit summerexperiences.

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