Summer Opportunities For Learning

Summer Programs in Kentucky 2018

If you’re looking for something to do this summer, there are a variety of summer educational opportunities in Kentucky and out of state.  Below are some examples of summer programs you may find interesting. 


The Commonwealth Honors Academy at Murray State University

The Commonwealth Honors Academy (CHA) is an exciting, challenging three-week academic, social and personal growth program for outstanding high school students who have completed their junior year. Students will be selected from the Commonwealth and surrounding region. Upon completion of the Academy, students will:

  • receive six hours of university credit
  • have the opportunity to take three hours of tuition-free university courses at Murray State University during the subsequent fall and spring semesters
  • be awarded a four-year, $2,000-per-year housing scholarship to attend Murray State University
  • For more information, go to:                     
  • Applications for the 2018 program are due March 1

Inter-County Energy Washington Youth Tour

Inter-County Energy is offering six juniors from our area a one-day trip to Frankfort and a once in a lifetime opportunity to tour Washington DC.  Applicants must submit a Washington Youth Tour Application, Transcript and an Essay of 500 words or less. The deadline to Apply is March 8.  Application is here-


University of Kentucky Area Health Education Center

3 week Summer Enrichment Program – this is a unique opportunity for the serious student to explore health careers in a university setting.

3 week Health Researchers Youth Academy –this is a great opportunity for students who are interested in the research segment of health careers.

For more information, go to

                Applications are due by March 5, 2018.


Centre Summer Scholars Program

This two-week program is for rising juniors and seniors who seek an enriching academic and leadership experience. The three-track program will be taught by Centre professors.  Information on the 2018 program has not yet been released so check the website for updates


Murray State University – Cyber Cave Academy

The mission of CyberCave is to expose high school students to computer and networking technologies through hands-on, interactive activities.

For more information go to and click on “Academy”.



Sullivan University Culinary Camp

Are you a high school junior or senior with a passion for food? Then you need to come to Sullivan University’s annual Culinary Camp. You will learn culinary tricks, tips and enjoy many exciting events during the evenings. For more information, pictures, video and to register online go to,



Transylvania University Academic Summer Camps for high school students

Come learn, come explore, come play.

Programs offered in College Preparation, Introductory Java Programming, Advance Programming and Robotics

For more information visit


University of Kentucky Summer Teen Volunteer Program

Teens are able to choose an assignment from many different departments

Ex: Nursing, Children’s Hospital, Markey Cancer Center, Mail & Flower, Gift Shop

Interested students must be 14 years old by summer

More information call 323-6023 or email


InnerSpace Camp, EKU

Inner Space Camp is a residential camp for high school students interested in the exciting field of psychology.


Western Kentucky University ASSET Conference – ASSET(Agriculture students striving for Effective Tomorrows) is a youth leadership conference designed for students who have just completed their junior year of high school. The ASSET conference is provided absolutely FREE to selected participants. Applications are available on-line at


Kentucky State University (REAP) Research and Extension Apprenticeship Program

This program is for students entering grades 9 – 12. REAP is a tremendous experience that will allow participants to discover their interest for a career in science as well as get an encouraging taste of residential life in college. This opportunity is of no cost to the students except for transportation to and from Kentucky State and personal items.

For more information on REAP 2018 call 502-597-6172 or email


Out of State Programs

Boston University High School Programs:

Choose from one of the four programs – High School Honors, Research Internship, Summer Challenge, Summer Preview. For more information go to


Bradley University: Summer Forensics Institute

This is a two-week camp for high school students.  Campers work on specific events with top high school and college coaches and members of the Bradley Speech Team. 

Students who have completed at least one, but no more than three and one-half years of high school are eligible to attend SFI

For more information go to


Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Cornell’s Summer College provides high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to work with faculty members and Cornell graduate and undergraduate students in several programs.

For more information visit our website at


Duke TIP Summer Programs

All Duke TIP programs are designed specifically for gifted students. Our talent searches help students and their families evaluate and grow their academic abilities while our educational programs provide them with motivation, challenge, inspiration, advanced interactive learning opportunities, peer interaction, and more. Please click on any program below to learn more about it or use the provided search terms to identify the program right for your student.

To search available programs and apply, visit

Gettysburg College Summer Programs

Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, PA offers several opportunities for high school juniors and sophomores to attend academic camps over the summer months. Subjects include psychology, American government, creative writing, or information technology.

George Washington University Pre-College Program:

Sessions available in Biomedical Engineering, Election Politics, Crime & Justice, Photojournalism, Writing the City U.S. Foreign Policy, Going Green, Theatre, Robotics, Women’s Leadership

This program is for high school students grades 9 – 11.

For more information go online at

OxBridge Academic summer programs in Europe:
The Oxford Tradition and The Cambridge Tradition (grades 10-12)
L’Academie de Paris and L’Academie de France in Montpellier (grades 9-12)
La Academia de Espana in Barcelona (grades 10-12) and La Escuela Preparatoria de Barcelona (grades 8-9)
The Oxford Prep Experience and The Cambridge Prep Experience (grades 8-9)
For more information, visit

United States Military Academy Summer Leaders Seminar at West Point, New York
The Summer Leaders Seminar provides outstanding high school juniors the exciting opportunity to gain a better understanding of the academic, physical, military, and leadership-development programs at a service academy. To apply go to


The University of Chicago Summer Programs

This program is designed for rising 10th, 11th & 12th graders. During Summer Session, students my take undergraduate courses for college credit while sitting alongside other high school and college students from around the globe. For more information go to