Academic Enrichment and Summer Camp Programs

Academic Enrichment & Summer Camps


Architecture Camp, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale


Summer architecture for middle school and high school students at SIU-C. Please see website for details.

Bank of America Student Leadership Program


These summer programs help students gain a greater understanding of how non-profits create impact in the community.

Center for Talent Development Summer Program

Northwestern University offers rigorous academic adventures with life-changing impact for students age 4 - Grade 12

Cook County State's Attorney's Office Internship Contest


Summer internships at a Cook County State's Attorney's Office with a $1,000 scholarship from State Farm Insurance for college students and graduating high school seniors. Contestants must be of Asian Pacific, African American, or Hispanic Heritage. Please see you school counselor for an application if you are interested.

Cornell University Summer College Programs for High School Students


How would you like to spend six weeks this summer on a breathtakingly beautiful college campus in one of New York State's premier vacation spots, taking fascinating classes with world-renowned faculty while meeting students from around the world?

IACAC Camp College


A free opportunity for rising seniors to learn about aspects of college search and the application process from high school and college counselors. Students will be provided food and lodging free of cost.

IIT Boeing Scholars Academy


Current Sophomores and Juniors should apply to this FREE, year-round academic enrichment program which offers hands-on summer experiences in STEM fields. (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)

Illinois Institute of Technology Summer Camps

If you're interested in technology, business, architecture, science, engineering, or computers, you'll find plenty to keep you both busy and excited at the IIT summer camp programs for high school students.

Indiana University Northwest Reading Skills and Speed Reading Programs


Phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, study skills, speed reading, and love of reading. Tuition and materials fees vary by program level. Ask about their family discount. For more information or to register call 1-800-979-9151.

Lewis University Aviation Summer Camp


Flights in Cessna 172's each day, behind the scenes tour of O'Hare AIrport, participate in multiple aviation courses, interact with current aviation students, and have access to aviation simulators.

Loyola Summer Scholars

Loyola University offers a variety of programs for high school students. Please visit the website for more information and applications.

Marist College Summer Pre-College Programs


Get a taste of campus life and earn three college credits while in high school. You'll learn from experienced professionals and talented faculty, while spending 14 days on the banks of the Hudson River or in Florence, Italy.

Murray State University Commonwealth Honors Academy


Participants must have completed Junior year of high school, have composite ACT of 25, and a 3.5 GPA. Upon completion of the Academy students will receive six (6) hours of university credit, have the opportunity to take six additional hours of tuition-free courses during senior year, and be awarded a four-year $2,000 per year housing scholarship to Murray State.

Northern Illinois University College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Summer Camps

A variety of camps for grades 9-12. Please visit webpage for additional details.

Northern Illinois University Summer in the Arts Camps

Join fellow jazz artists, visual artist, and thespians for the arts experience of your life.

Notre Dame Summer Programs


The Office of Pre-College Programs at the University of Notre Dame offers exceptional students the unique opportunity to experience the life of Notre Dame students.

Purdue-Calumet Summer Engineering Program


Please visit website for application and details.

Saint Xavier Summer Media Camps

Are you a high school student who is interested in the world of radio broadcasting, print journalism, or multimedia communication? If so, please visit the website for more info.

Samsung Mobile App Academy

Samsung Mobile hosts App Academies in six cities for select high school students interested in STEM. Please visit website for application and requirements.

South Suburban College High School Tuition Waiver

TF North students can take a class at South Suburban College "tuition Free" during their senior year or the summer before or after. A second tuition waiver may be available to students earning an "A" or "B" in the first class. Please see your counselor for the tuition waiver and eligibility requirements.

 SSC College and Career Readiness Program

This free program offered by South Suburban College (SSC) will help junior students prepare for college and career. Below are some of the program highlights:

1.  Writer's workshops to improve writing skills - Weekends in February

2.  Parent information night on college readiness - March

3.  Math diagnostic testing - Spring

4.  Math Interventions - Spring & Summer

For additional information, please contact Jazaer Farrar (SSC Counselor) at 708-596-2000, Extension 2511, jfarrar@ssc.edu or Beth Beno (CCR Program Coordinator) at 708-596-2000, Extension 2333, mbeno@ssc.edu

SIU-E Summer Engineering Camps

The goal of the Engineering summer camps is to introduce various engineering disciplines, computer science and construction management to young, aspiring high-school students through a set of activities that are fun, challenging, and thought-provoking.

Stanford University Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes

Stanford offers two programs, Summer Institutes and Summer College, for highly motivated and intellectually curious students to explore and discover topics not typically taught in secondary schools. Please visit webpage for additional information.

Sullivan University Culinary Camp


Expose your Junior or Senior to the dynamic, rewarding and growing field of Hospitality. Sullivan University is one of the top four culinary schools in the country.

Target H.O.P.E. College Preparatory Academy


A non-profit organization with a mission to enhance educational opportunities for minority students attending school in the Chicago metropolitan area. Academy members take college-style courses at a Saturday Academy.

Teen Life

TeenLife provides the web's most comprehensive directory of STEM, gap year, pre-college, overnight summer and community service programs for students in grades 7-12. The print and online content helps teens, parents, and educators make strong enrichment-program decisions. This website includes links to over 15,000 teen enrichment programs.

University of Illinois Summer STEM Programs


College of Agricultural Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) provide research apprentice programs for ethnic minorities and students from low socio-economic backgrounds. Programs are for grades 9-12.

University of Missouri Business Academy

The Trulaske Business Academy is a pre-college summer program for minority students interested in business.

Wheaton College B.R.I.D.G.E. Summer Program


A free, four-week residential, academic and leadership summer program for Chicago area high school students who are currently sophomores. Please visit the website for an application and more details.

YFU - Intercultural Exchange Program

Expand your world and discover intercultural opportunities through studying abroad program during high school.

YMCA Black & Latino Achievers

This program fosters the academic, personal and career development of African-American and Latino youth enrolled in the 7th - 12th grades. Please visit website for additional information.

Young Ambassadors Program


The Young Ambassadors Program (YAP) is a national program for graduating high school seniors aimed at fostering the next generation of Latino leaders in the arts, sciences, and humanities via the Smithsonian Institution and its resources.