Please do your research and check out each program thoroughly before you sign up. On this page (it's long!), we include:
- Local Summer Programs
- Summer Program Search Tools & Lists (on the right)
- University Programs displayed in a spreadsheet below
- Nationwide & International Programs
We will update this page as we receive information for Summer 2023. We usually list about 30 local programs each summer.
Please note that deadlines and application procedures vary greatly.
Local Guides: Parent Map Camps & Activities for Summer 2023 and Parent Map Camps + Classes Finder
Summer 2023 Local Camps
Seattle University Pre-College Programs Priority application date 4/15
Three programs: Urban Sustainability (Environmental Studies & Justice); AI4Equity (Criminal Justice & AI); Business Institute/ Social Entrepreneurship.
Skills for Work Summer Camps @ Bellevue College
Two week camps to help students with an IEP, 504, or documented disability identify their strengths and explore vocational & educational options in a safe, friendly environment.
KUOW Summer Radio Journalism Workshop 3/28 application deadline
This is a four week intensive workshop, and participants will be PAID! Priority deadline 3/28; final deadline 5/9.
UW Seattle Summer Youth Programs
These courses fill up VERY quickly; sign up for updates and put the 3/14 registration opening on your calendar!
UW Foster School of Business Young Women Leadership Summit
For Rising Seniors in the Shorewood Class of 2024 interested in business and leadership.
Girls Who Code--sign up by 3/24 for Summer Programs!
Sign up now to save your spot! Two programs to choose from.
GeoGirls with the Mt. St. Helens Institute apply by 4/1
There are only a couple of spots reserved for high school students finishing grades 10-12, but it could be you!!!
Seattle Children's Summer Research Institute apply by 4/2
Children's Hospital is reviving its excellent summer programs! Review the details and apply.
Nurse Camp @ Seattle Children's apply by 4/7
For current 10th or 11th graders from underrepresented populations. Apply now!
Lakeside Summer School
Courses offered in many subject areas.
Washington Business Week various programs & dates
Virtual and in-person options available.
Be a Junior Naturalist for Seattle Nature Camp --apply early!
Volunteer and (a few) paid positions available. If you love being outside and are interested in nature, apply!
Please note that:
- Many colleges offer online programs; this is not a comprehensive list.
- These programs are listed as a courtesy to the community; listing does not equal endorsement. Please check out the programs thoroughly before signing up.
- Attending one of these programs will not increase your chance of admissions to that--or any other--college. If you wish to do a program for enrichment, go ahead. Do not regard it as a big plus on your resume. Colleges value work and volunteer experience as much or more than paid enrichment programs.
Summer Program Search Tools and Lists
Lists by outside organizations. Info may not be current. Please verify each program directly.
Summer Music Programs
Search by state for summer music programs.
TeenLife Summer Search
Extensive database with filters
137 Pre-College Programs
State-by-state listing of colleges that offer programs for high school students to take classes and stay on campus.
Summer Program List
Crowdsourced list. Primarily midwest listings.
Pathways to Science
Excellent search tool. Select level then STEM area of interest.