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News & Information About Summer Camps, Programs and Opportunities for Students

Heath Matters Summer Camp
for students interested in careers in the health care field!
From doctors to nurses to x-ray technician, this camp is for you!
Click here for the application and teacher recommendation form. 
See me if you are going to apply, and I'll help you!
Summer Opportunities Abound in Aggieland!
Camp Arch- Apply for the summer program at the school of Architecture!
Summer College at Syracuse!
Students have the opportunity to explore college majors, build resumes and portfolios, experience college life, make friends, have fun and earn college credit!
There are 6 week and 2 week programs in the following: architecture, engineering, forensic science, professional communications, law, media, popular culture, creative writing, portfolio prep, design, fashion design, recording studio techniques and practice, acting, social media, web design and more.
See Mrs. Canfield for a brochure or log on to find out more.
Click here for a long list of summer camps and institutes on the Texas A&M Campus.
McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas
High School Summer Programs
Spend a week, all expenses paid discovering a career in business. Conduct marketing research and create a business plan for a real Austin based business. Get a glimpse of life as a Longhorn!
Texas Brigades
The Texas Brigades’ mission is to empower high school youth with the necessary skills and knowledge in wildlife, fisheries, and habitat conservation, land stewardship, team-building, communication, and leadership to become ambassadors for conservation in order to ensure a sustained wildlife and fisheries legacy for future generations.
The Texas Brigades is a combination of four educational programs: Bobwhite Brigade (quail), Buckskin Brigade (deer) Feathered Forces (quail and turkey), and the Bass Brigade.  An understanding of the importance of this program is represented by its cooperating partners, including Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas Wildlife Association, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, and the Texas Chapters of Quail Coalition.
Health Matters Summer Camps
June 15-17 at
Tarelton in Stephenville
June 8-11 at 
McMurry in Abilene
Red Raider Pharmacy Camp
June 7-10 at
Abilene Christian University in Abilene
Summer opportunity that provides students with information, activities, tours and hands on learning opportunities about careers in the health care field. Cost for all programs is only $50 and includes housing and meals. 
Applications are due to Big Country Area Health Ed. Center by May 1st.
Carleton Summer Science Institute
July 18-August 6
Learn to think and write like scientists by engaging in hands on research activities related to your interests. Participants will 6 hours of college credit. Scholarships are available.
Cambridge College Programme
Academic & Leadership Programs
Cambridge England
65 courses available in addition to excursions to Paris, London, Stonehendge, Warick Castle, and more.
For additional information or to enroll, go to
Tyler Junior College
Surveying & Mapping Summer Camp
TJC Campus
Spend a Day with the Corps
at Texas A&M University
For entering juniors and seniors on dates in June and July. @$25 registration fee. Space is limited, so register ASAP. You will find out more about the Aggie Corps and learn all about how to apply through Apply Texas.
This is a great opportunity!
Sea Camp
Texas A&M Galveston
Marine Adventure Camps
Different Camps for Different Ages
Topics include Coastal Photography, Ocean Careers, Marine Science Research, Pre-MEd, Veterinary Medicine, Marine Biology, Marine Engineering, Forensic Investigating, etc.
Students reside in dorms; instructors are experienced faculty members. For more information and to register,
 go to the following website:
Baylor Summer Music Camps
Five day camps is $370 dollars and includes all tuition, fees, housing, meals and activities. Scholarships are available by contacting Michele Henry at (254) 710-6626. Clickon the "Registration" link at this website:
Texas A&M
Applications are being accepted for this summer’s Women Explore Engineering (WEE) summer camp, held July 12-15, 2009 on campus at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.  The WEE camp is a 4 day residential summer program designed to give female high school students with an interest in science and/or mathematics an opportunity to explore engineering as a career. Participants stay in modern residence halls, attend special classes, participate in group and panel discussions with female engineers and engineering college students, see engineering activities in progress in state of the art facilities and they get to do a bit of engineering themselves by completing a design project. 

Eligible students are currently enrolled in the 10th or 11th grade in high school, have As and Bs in their high school courses and have a strong interest in a technical career that could include engineering. This program is made possible by Texas A&M Engineering and corporate sponsors. There is, however, a non-refundable program fee of $325 required to cover costs of food, housing and program activities.  A limited number of partial scholarships will be available for students who qualify for free or reduced school lunch.

Applications must be postmarked on or before Friday, May 15, 2009. To download application forms or to review additional information, please visit the program web site:
The University of Mississipi
Summer College for HS Students
Session I: May 25-June 23
Session II: June 24-July 24
If you are accepted, you will receive a $1,000 scholarship, which means (depending on the program you want to attend) the cost is around $1500. You will receive six hours of college credit and an amazing experience! Click here for the application:
Criminal Justice Summer Camp at Sam Houston State University
This is a great opportunity to explore a career as a crime scene investigator or police officer.
Session 1: June 21-25
Session II: July 5-9
Application deadline is April 1st.
College Preparation Program in Art & Design - Otis College of Art & Design in Los Angeles
Animation, architecture, photography, fashion design, graphic design, illustration, life drawing, painting, product design, toy design
Stanford University's
High School Summer College
June 20-August 16, 2009
Online application is at
Current high school juniors and seniors are eligible to apply. (Mature high school sophomores will also be considered. Must be 16 years old by 6-23-09) Students explore the sciences, humanities, arts and languages and earn Stanford University credits.
Partial scholarships are available. Application deadline is April 26, 2009. See Mrs. Canfield for a brochure.
Summer Leaders Seminar
The United States Military Academy
West Point
This is for outstanding high school juniors who wish to gain a better understanding of the academic, physical, military and leadership development programs at a service academy. You must be in the top fifth of your class, have strong PSAT scores, and demonstrate leadership potential. See Mrs. Canfield for a brochure. Go to the website below to apply.
Summer at Stanford!
High School Summer College Program
Choose from over 125 courses in 25 different departments. Earn college credit and live on campus!

Texas Governor's School in Arts & Humanities at Texas A&M
Three week intensive program open to high achieving students who will be in 11th or 12th grades next school year. June 7-26apply on-line at 
The Surveying and Mapping Summer Camp at Tyler Junior College
A public service introducing young people to surveying and mapping activities and career opportunities in the surveying profession. The camp is conducted free of charge to the students who participate.
Clemson University Summer Enrichment Program for Middle School & High School Students
A balanced schedule of educational and recreational opportunities includes challenging courses, tours to historical sites, naure studies, discussions with Clemson professors, swimming, movies, games, etc. Programs include Architecture & Communication, Life Science, Physical Science, Engineering & Math, and Social Science.Applications are on-line at
Texas A&M Architecture Camp
     Application Due April 1st