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Teen Ink Pre-College Summer Program Guide
Our list of pre-college summer programs and camps has something for every teenager — especially for those looking for Creative Writing Programs. Explore, comment, or write a review on the great opportunities available on college campuses, nationwide, and overseas.
If you have attended one of our listed programs, please take a second to add a comment about your experience below. You can also write a longer review of any summer program, trip, or activity.
To view a copy of our 2023 Summer Program Guide, click here!
Featured Summer Programs
Adelphi University’s Pre-College courses provide a hands-on opportunity to engage in college learning while still in high school. Developing academic, personal and professional skill sets, these courses will provide opportunities for students to gain three transferable college cr...
Entering its second decade, Boston University’s Summer Journalism Academy offers a unique, hands-on experience for high school students interested in learning journalism, writing or photography from working reporters – either on campus or online – and applying those skills immedi...
BYU Musicians’ Institute and BYU Choral and Vocal Institute are for elite musicians ages 14–18 who want to improve their musicianship through a highly focused and rewarding chamber music, masterclass, and private instruction experience with members of BYU’s acclaimed School of Mu...
At California College of the Arts’ Pre-College Program, you’ll join a diverse group of creative thinkers and makers who share your passion for art and design. You’ll take studio-focused, college-level courses to help make concepts and ideas into portfolio-ready pieces while earni...
Our Center for Global Youth Leadership offers two sessions of collaborative work and attracts innovative youth minds worldwide. Student cohorts bring their ideas, spirit, and energy to turn their unique perspectives into meaningful solutions for the challenges that face our commu...
Join us for our 2nd-8th grade online arts camp in July, taught by Chicago’s best professional working artists! Younger children get a sampling of Theater, Visual Arts, and Dance, while middle schoolers dedicate all day to one specific program. Check it out!
Rated a Top 50 “Best Pre-College Summer Program” by Value Colleges (2021). The Summer Pre-College Program at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey offers motivated students in grades 9 to 12 the opportunity to get a jump-start on earning college credits through engaging,...
As an individual with unique talents, dreams and passions, you deserve the opportunity to develop and refine what makes you you. Georgetown University now offers pre-college online courses for high school students ages 13 and older.
Providing an artistic and educational experience like nowhere else, Interlochen Arts Academy offers students the chance to work, study and live in an international community of artists. Students receive supportive attention and dozens of performance, gallery and presentation oppo...
Make progress on your creative writing projects this summer with Juniper Young Writers Online! Produce new writing, explore different genres, and learn revision strategies in craft sessions, workshops, and one-on-one meetings with creative writing instructors.
Join us this summer to build your writing skills and unleash your creativity in a fun and unique environment of like-minded peers with a passion for writing. Our Young Writers Camp also offers traditional camp experiences like rock climbing, open mic night, campfires, and more!
Summer at the University of Pennsylvania delivers the challenge of an Ivy League curriculum to talented high school students seeking a pre-collegiate academic experience. Students explore dynamic subjects, engage with leading faculty, and build intellectual connections during acc...
Rice is a community of curious thinkers, passionate dreamers and energetic doers who believe that improving the world demands more than bold thought and brave action. It takes unconventional wisdom. Our goal in creating Rice University's Precollege Online Program is to provide an...
APPLICATIONS OPEN — Are you a creative writer looking for a summer opportunity? Consider participating in our two-week Creative Writing Program on campus at Smith College. Students in this program learn a powerful approach to eliminate writer’s block and gain access to full cr...
Working in teams with Sweet Briar engineering faculty and undergraduate engineering students, high schoolers work on creative and fun design projects that are perfect for students of all skill levels. Experience problem-solving as an engineer and make your design a reality!
Syracuse University Office of Pre-College Programs has been providing high school students with the opportunity to explore college majors and careers in its renowned pre-college programs. Students not only learn what it’s like to be a college student, they make new like-minded fr...
The Common Young Writers Program welcomes students to join us virtually for two weeks dedicated to the craft of writing fiction. Students will learn the building blocks of fiction (scene, character, plot, image) and be guided through the process of writing their own short stories...
For over 40 years, WPI’s pre-college summer programs have prepared high school students of all ages for the rigor, discipline, and knowledge necessary for a highly selective STEM-based undergraduate education.
Open to teens ages 13-19, Write the World's poetry programs and virtual summer camps invite writers to explore new genres, connect with peers across the globe, and learn from celebrated authors, editors, and educators as they work to share their writing with the world.