Summer Opportunity Links

SeaWorld Orlando Career Camp:  Grades 10-12
Have you always dreamed of working with animals at SeaWorld?  Now's your chance to gain firsthand experience with a diverse range of zoological professionals.  you'll have exclusive insight into the industry after hearing from their veterinary team and animal trainers about their conservation efforts and career development.  Spend a day in the life of our staff by walking through the snow with penguins, taking a mock swim test in the same pool as their prospective trainers and preparing educational presentations to share with park guest.  This will be a summer you'll never forget as you discover your calling for wildlife!

Here are just some of the experiences:

  • Learn about what it takes to care for and work with animals from our animal experts
  • Enrich animal habitats
  • Swim with dolphins, snorkel through stingrays and tropical fish and interact with exotic birds at nearby Discovery Cove®
  • Visit Aquatica, SeaWorld's Waterpark™ Orlando
  • Visit SeaWorld's state-of-the-art rescue and rehabilitation facilities
  • Enjoy all the great rides, shows and attractions of SeaWorld

Cost:  $1,200 based on availability
For more information, please visit

Health Care Summer Institute - UF College of Medicine

The Health Care Summer Institute is a 4-week session from June 18 to July 15, 2017.  Selected participants will live in University of Florida campus dormitories, shadow health care professionals, attend educational lectures and programs, and participate in social activities.  The students will also attend an intensive SAT Prep-course.  The students will be supervised full time by Health Care Summer Institute Staff.  
Selection is competitive.  Students will be selected based on:  grade point average, an expressed interest in a health profession, maturity level, desire for post high school education, completion of the application process, and letters of recommendation.  The only cost that the student will be responsible for is personal spending money, a $50 commitment fee, and transportation to and from the University of Florida.
The application must be returned no later than March 13, 2017 to:
University of Florida College of Medicine
Office for Diversity and Health Equity
Attn:  Health Care Summer Institute
P.O. Box 100202
Gainesville, FL  32610-0202

UF 2016 Student Summer Programs
The University of Florida Center for Precollegiate Education and Training offers a variety of programs for high school students, both local and statewide.  For more information or to contact UF about their programs, please click here.  Programs include:
Explorations in Biomedical Research (Current 10th and 11th Graders)
Florida Youth Institute (Current 10th and 11th Graders)
Humanities and the Sunshine State (Current 10th and 11th Graders)
Science Quest (Current 9th Graders)
STEM Quest (Current 10th and 11th Graders)
Student Science Training Program (Current 11th Graders)
Dates and cost vary by program.  Please click here to see their website for more details.

FSU Young Scholars Program
The Young Scholars Program (YSP) is a six-week residential science and mathematics summer program for Florida high school students with significant potential for careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The program was developed in 1983 and is currently administered by the Office of Science Teaching Activities in the College of Arts and Sciences at Florida State University. For more details, please visit the Program Information page.

Florida State University Summer Bridge Program
The CARE Summer Bridge Program (SBP) provides a comprehensive program of orientation and academic support designed to ease the transition from high school to college while building a strong academic foundation.  Applicants selected to participate in CARE will be first-generation college students from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds who have demonstrated a strong desire to succeed.
Students admitted to FSU through CARE will begin their studies during the summer term.  Throughout the remainder of their enrollment at FSU, they will participate in a variety of required and optional activities to ensure successful completion of their bachelor's degree.

University of Georgia VetCAMP
UGA's VetCAMP (Veterinary Career Aptitude and Mentoring Program) is an opportunity for rising juniors, rising seniors, or rising college freshmen interested in the veterinary profession.  VetCAMP will house up to 52 high school students on UGA's campus for seven days.  During the program, students will be involved in various activities aimed at evaluating their skills and competitiveness as future veterinarians, providing mentorship and helping them experience veterinary medicine as an exciting career path.

The application is dur January 27, 2017 and can be found online at

Wake Forest University
LENS@Wake Forest is a three week residential experience at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC.  It is open to Rising high school juniors and seniors.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  Apply at  Scholarships are available; visit for details.

Boston University Summer Term High School Programs
Six different programs that provide a preview of college life, combining academic challenge and a strong social community.

Clemson University Summer Scholars
Cornell University College of Engineering Diversity Programs in Engineering
The CURIE and CATALYST Academies are one week summer residential programs for high school students who excel in math and science, enjoy problem solving, and want to learn more about careers in engineering.  During these summer academies, Cornell University's world-renowned faculty and graduate students lead classes, lab sessions, and project research designed for the participants in each academy.  During the week, students work in teams conducting research and learning to solve problems that mirror real-life situations.  In addition, social events, panel discussions, and other out-of-classroom activities provide participants with opportunities to network informally with each other and Cornell faculty, staff and students.  For more information about the specific programs, click the links below:
CURIE Academy
Carnegie Mellon Summer Pre-College Programs
Are you going to be a junior or senior in high school?  If so, consider spending the summer in one of their distinct summer Pre-College programs!  Click here for more details.

Duke University Summer Session
Use your summer to prepare for college, learn from renowned professors, and experience a truly international program.  Last Summer over 500 lucky high school students spent the month of July at Duke University taking classes, going on excursions, enjoying great residential activities, and making friends from around the world!
Visit their website to review 2017 programs and details:
If you are currently in Grades 10 or 11, you can take classes with Duke Professors and earn college credit through Summer College
If you are currently in grades 9-12, you can enjoy personal enrichment classes with a global perspective through Summer Academy

Embry-Riddle Summer Camps
Various camp programs that run throughout the summer. For more information, call (386)226-7945 or visit their website at the link above.

NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies
The NYU High School Academy offers one-week, professionally oriented intensive programs of study that allow students to explore career options. Summer of Art Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, California is hosting a four-week college preparation program between July 5 and July 29, 2016.  Each day, students engage in hands-on studio classes and labs in both a chosen Specialization course and Foundation Studio course. Stanford Summer College Academy
Students ages 16-19 take courses that have three weeks in a live, real-time online class and three weeks on the beautiful Stanford campus.  Students can choose among 21 courses in a variety of subjects and earn Stanford Continuing Studies credit and a Stanford Continuing Studies transcript.  This hybrid program is ideal for students wanting college credit yet don't have a full eight weeks to be on campus.

Summer Humanities Institute
Students currently in grades 10 and 11 explore the big questions at the heart of the humanities in seminars led by distinguished Stanford professors.  Students spend the first two weeks intensively studying and researching a topic in history, literature, or philosophy, attending daily lectures by the faculty members, and participating in group discussions and activities in the afternoon.  During their third week, students work closely with their professors, graduate students, and writing mentors to produce original research projects.

Stanford Summer Arts Institute - NEW PROGRAM
Students in grades 9-11 engage in courses that stand at the intersection of the arts and science showing that the arts are at the heart of what we do and want to be.  Our courses take a multilayered, interdisciplinary approach to understanding our relationship to music, visual design, and performance.  Students can choose among six courses ranging from Music Perception to Architecture, Drawing, and Design.

Stetson University Reading Skills and Speed Reading Programs
Programs for Entering 9th-12th Graders.  In these effective and enjoyable programs, your student will improve comprehension in both fiction and non-fiction, and will learn to read twice as fast.  Students in these programs learn the best way to read textbooks, take notes and study for tests.  Your student will complete homework more quickly, get better grades and enjoy reading.  For more information or to register call 1-800-964-9974.

Putnam Community Medical Center Junior Volunteer Summer Program

Putnam Community Medical Center is pleased to announce the upcoming 2016 Junior Volunteer Summer Program.  We encourage interested students to complete the attached application; ensuring they read the instructions thoroughly and note all requirements .We ask that the application is completed in its entirety. The application may ask for the same information in several areas it is crucial that students fill in this information each time that it is requested. The applications will be scored on a variety of areas to include but not limited to completeness, neatness, timeliness, and content. Students who submit their applications before the deadline can achieve bonus points. We would also like to note that due to the scoring process, all students wishing to participate in the 2015 summer program will be required to fill out an application regardless of their current volunteer standing.  Below is a list of pertinent information students need to be aware of:

·         Please read page one and two of the application for program dates and details.

·         Please be advised space is limited.

·         Opportunities: Page four of the application contains a variety of assignment opportunities.  Please note the variety of assignment areas cover clinical and non-clinical areas. If you do not see your area of interest, please use the column for other and write it in (We value your feedback).

·         Must pay a $15.00 uniform fee.

·         New for 2017, all students must work a minimum of three days (max 4 no Fridays).  The program is four weeks long starting on 6/16/17 and ending on 7/21/17 with the week of 7/3/17.

We appreciate your interest in volunteering at Putnam Community Medical Center. Our volunteers are a vital part of the caring spirit that thrives in our community.  Please feel free to contact me If you have any questions about the program or would like to schedule a representative to come out and speak with the students I will be available between 3-23-2016 through 4-11-2016 to visit the schools.