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Friday, June 02, 2023



Summer Opportunities/Employment

Please note that while some of the opportunities listed below only show up under a particular year, they typically run every year and should be considered.  Opportunities are added as they are received.

Summer 2018

Hartford Area Career & Technical Center - Summer Tech Camp open to students entering 7, 8, and 9th grades. June 18-22, 2018. Camp Schedule Monday 8 - 12:30 PM, Tues, Wed, Thurs 8:45 - 12:30 PM, and Friday 8:45 - 1:00 PM. Past program activities have included: basic welding, forces of flight; potography, basic engine operation, basic direct current circuits; community serice, electric drag cars, animations. Enrollment is limited and fee is $30.00. See office for applications.

 UPPER VALLEY TEEN WELLNESS RETREAT - Teens 13 - 17, join us Saturday, June 30th 8 - 5 PM and Sunday, July 1st 8 - 5pm. Retreat held at Milldale Farm Center for Wellness, 1461 Bloodbrook Rd, Fairlee, VT 05045. Teens delve into emotional health, support and well-being thrrough the practice of self awareness, anxiety education and coping strategies through empowerment activities for self regulation and self esteem utilizing yoga, meditation, physicl activity, are or equine therapy, etc. For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 802-440-1428.

DARTMOUTH COLLEGE'S LEARNING STRATEGIES COURSE - Dartmouth is hosting the twenty-fourth annual course this summer. The course is designed to provide high school students with skills for success in higher education. The program will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays,a nd Fridays, July 6, 9, 11, 16, and 18th from 10 AM - 11:30 AM on the Dartmouth campus. For more information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

VERMONT TECH SUMMER PROGRAMS - Entrepreneurship Institute - Randolph Center Campus - July 6 - 12th for students entering 10th - 12th grade. Innovative, fun filled hand on program where students lwarn tod evelop an entrepreneurial mindset and what it take s to create a business or be more successful in their career pathway. Sliding scale tuition (some pay as little as $10 for the entire week) http://www.giv.org/specialtopics/entrepreneurship Contact: Laurel Butler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rosie's Girls STEM Leadership Camp & Mentorship Program - Randolph Center Campus - July 8 - 12th for girls entering 9th and 10th grade. Fun filled hand on exploration of STEM (science, technology, engineering, math plus some arts). Skilled trades to help young women become strong, powerful and more confident. All-inclusive $225 and scholarships available. http://www.vtc.edu/rosies-girls-stem-leadership-camp Contact: Zoe McDonald at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Coder Camp for Girls - Williston Campus - Day Camp July 16 - 20th for girls ages 11 - 17. An experiential hands on day camp offering girls the chance to translate their creativity into a computer program using SCRATCH and other software programs plus visit innovative software development companies. $150 (includes field trip, 2 lunches, snacks) Many scholarships available. https://www.vtc.edu/academics/majors/stem-programming/rosies-girls-stem-leadership-camp Contact Zoe MacDonald at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Summer 2017

National Summer Transportation Institute - Interested in transportation? Free camp at Vermont Technical College for students entering 10th, 11th and 12th grades (July 16 - 21). Learn about mass transit systems: ferries, planes, buses, trains and more. 

NH or VT Police Cadet Training Academy - Interested in police work? Spend a week this summer at either the NH or VT Police Cadet Training Academy. The cost is covered by scholarship and the week usually runs at the end of July. Open to ages 14 - 20.

Ogontz Camp and Event Center, Lyman, NH - Become part of a culinary team working in the kitchen and the bakery at an upscale summer camp.  Deadline to apply is March 31st.  For more information contact Emma Haney at (401) 742-6521 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Positions available:

  • Interns:  Ages 15+  Receive a stipend and room and board
  • Core Crew:  Ages 16+  Paid a weekly salary and room and board
  • Managers:  Ages 18+  Paid a weekly salary and room and board
  • Volunteer:  Ages 14 +  Provided room and board.


Vermont Youth Conservation Corps - Like the outdoors? Are you a Vermont resident between the ages of 15 - 18 looking for a job this summer? Check out the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps at www.vycc.org. Work on a crew spending time in the woods or working on a farm. Call 800-639-8922 for more information and to apply.


Summer 2016

Girls State for junior girls - interested in citizenship, and local and state government?  Spend five days on the Vermont Technical College campus from June 18tth - June 23rd.  Deadline to apply is March 26th at www.alagmgs.com.

Governor's Institutes of Vermont Summer Opportunities isopen to NH and VT students entering sophomore, junior or senior year.  There are nine summer Institutes offered gathering teenagers from every high school in Vermont to study in-depth the topics of their choice including:  Arts, Astronomy, Current Issues & Youth Activism, Engineering, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Enviromental Science & Technology, Information Technology & Digital Media, Mathetical Sciences, Young Writers. All Institutes are residential, take place on college campuses, and offer sliding scale tuition to meet all family budgets.  Please visit http://www.giv.org/ or www.giv.org for more information.  Deadine to apply is April 1st.

NH Cadet Academy will be held at the end of June at NHTI (New Hampshire Technical Institute) and the Police Academy in Concord, NH.  The program is open to students ages 14 - 20.  An application can be downloaded at www.nhchiefsofpolice.com/calevents/cadetacademy.  Scholarships available to cover the cost of $200 fee.

Rosie’s Girls STEM Leadership Overnight Camp for girls entering 9th and 10th grades on the Vermont Tech –Randolph Center Campus.  Summer residential camp presented by Vermont Tech that helps build strong, powerful, confident young women through hands-on exploration of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities and the skilled trades; followed by a six month/year-long mentorship program.  June 20th – 24th   or   July 11th - 15th 2016 (Mondays – Fridays).  For more information click here



Boston University Summer Term introduces six programs: High School Honors, RISE Internship/Practicum, Academic Immersion: Intro to Medicine, Summer Challenge, Pre-College Online Learning. For more information call 617-353-1378 .
Gettysburg College is offering several summer programs for high school juniors and sophomores covering subjects in psychology, American government, creative writing, or information technology. For more information visit: http://www.gettysburg.edu/academics/psychology/student/camp-psych/index.dot

Harvard Summer School

Pre-College Program runs three summer sessions. For more information call (617) 495-4024 or visit www.summer.harvard.edu/pre-college.

Secondary School Program runs one program for seven weeks to earn college credit with an online option. For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (617) 495-4024 or visit www.summer.harvard.edu/secondaryschool.

Marist College on the NY campus - Pre-College Summer program in business, creative writing, criminal justice, digital movie making, entrepreneurship, environmental science, fashion design/portfolio/merchandising/retailing, game design, history, pre-law, psychology, theatre OR on the Italy campus, fashion, interior design, italian language, studio art.

Smith College Summer Precollege Programs for high school girls in science and engineering, writing, history, sustainability, and college admissions. Visit http://www.smith.edu/summer for more information.

University of New England Early College Summer Residential program open to juniors and seniors. Available programs include: Coastal Marine Ecology, Creative Poetry Writing, Neuroscience, Outdoor Environmental Studies, Discrete Math and Gaming, Pre-Law. Earn three college credits. For more information: (207) 602-2050, www.une.edu/earlycollege.


Summer 2014

Adelphi University is running a summer pre-college program for Juniors and Sophomores.  Earn 3 college credits in one of the following programs:  nursing, business, creative writing, gaming, musical theatre or physics.  The program runs from July 20th - August 2nd.  For more information visit www.precollege.adelphi.edu or contact Alison Tempestilli at 845-471-3348 x8116.

Brown University is offering a pre-college summer program.  For more information visit www.brown.edu/summer.

CollegeQuest is a 6-week residential program running from June 22 - August 1st for juniors living in VT whose parents have not earned a 4-year degree OR who qualify for Free/Reduced lunch.  Food and housing are free.  Students will stay on the campus of the College of St. Joseph in Rutland, VT and learn about health care jobs, visit other college campuses, get practical experience, and earn money toward college.  Deadline to apply is March 27th. 

Emory Pre-College An academic program for high school students with options to choose from including three sessions or a three-week institute.  For more information visit www.precollege.emory.edu.

Governor's Institutes (GIV)  programs for this summer include:  arts, engineering, current issues, Asian Cultures, entrepreneurship, math, science technology, leadership, or food systems. Freshmen, sophomores and juniors in VT and NH are eligible to apply. Deadline is April 1st. For more information visit www.giv.org or contact Valerie Russell at 802-865-4448.

Green Mountain Boys' State is being held at Lyndon State College from June 15th - June 20th for junior boys living in Vermont.  Students will participate in a working model of town and state government including electing a state government and a Boys' State Governor with a cabinet who will be sworn in.  There will be a Boys' State Band who will treat parents and Legion members to a concert.  Students will go to Montpelier on Thursday to debate issues identified by delegates. Deadline is May 1st. 

Green Mountain College - Vermont Summer Academy.  This is a two-week session for students who will be entering the 8th grade - 12th grade in the fall.  For more information visit www.vermontsummeracademy.org.

Green Mountain Conservation Camp (GMCC), located in Castleton & Woodbury-for boys and girls ages 12-14. At GMCC youth participate in activities that enhance their knowledge and skills in the outdoors.  Activities include hunter’s education, camping, hiking, canoeing, fishing, forestry, orienteering and much more. Campers who have completed the basic camp can attend an advanced week for ages 12-16. For more information visit http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com/learn_more

Law & Order Cadet Training Program - sponsored by The American Legion Department.  Cadet Training is held June 22 - June 27th for a junior or senior, boy or girl, who is sixteen (16) years of age or older.  Stop in the Guidance Office for more information. Deadline to apply is May 9th.

Marist College on the NY campus - Pre-College Summer program in business, creative writing, criminal justice, digital movie-making, environmental science, fashion design, fashion merchandising, game design, sports communication, theater performance or in Italy in fashion, interior design or studio art.

Medquest is a one week residential program running from July 13th - July 18th for freshmen and sophomores living in VT.  The cost is $500 and there are some scholarships available.  Student will stay on the campus of Lyndon State College and will job-shadow with health professionals, get certified in CPR and First Aid, and get some practical experience.  Deadline to apply is March 12th.  

National Summer Transportation Institute is a two week intensive program sponsored by the Vermont Agency of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration.  The Institute seeks to develop a diverse and robust workforce for the transportation industry by providing tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade high students with exposure to transportation careers.  Students stay in residence at dormitories on a University campus.  For more information, click here

NYU High School Academy is offering one-week professionally oriented intensive programs of study to allow students to explore career options while experiencing university life living in a New York University dorm.  Application deadline is June 1st.  For more information visit www.scps.nyu.edu/hsacademy.

Phillips Exeter Academy is running a summer school for five weeks from July 6th - August 14th for academic study, athletics, exploration, leadership, SAT/ACT test prep, performing arts and more.  The Upper School is open to students entering grade 10 and above.  For more information visit www.exeter.edu/summer.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is running a two-week summer experience(called Preface) for rising sophomores and juniors who have been historically and traditionally underrepresented or underserved in the fields of science, engineering and technology.  For more information click here.  The deadline to apply is March 31st.

Security, Technology & Society High School Summer Program at Dartmouth College,
July 7-11, 2014, 9 am to 3 pm.  This program for high school students will focus on issues of security such as: cryptography, digital forensics, privacy, and security awareness. Lessons will mix in lectures with hands-on and interactive activities, augmented with field trips and guest speakers. There is no charge for this program. Applications, including a teacher recommendation, are due April 22nd.For more information on the program and how to apply, visit http://www.ists.dartmouth.edu/events/summercamp.html

University of New England - Early College Summer programs in Coastal Marine Ecology, Neuroscience, Creative Writing or Pre-Law/Trial Advocacy.

Vermont Girls State is taking applications from junior girls interested in citizenship and Vermont's local and state government.  Spend five days on the Vermont Technical College campus from June 15th - June 19th.  Applications can be found at www.vtalauxiliary.org.  Deadline to apply is March 26th.

YWCA of Vermont Camp Hochelaga - for girls ages 6-17 as a camper, Counselor in Training, or Assistant Counselor.  Located in South Hero on the shores of Lake Champlain a wide range of activities are available along with full and partial scholarships.  Deadline to apply is March 15.

Youth Leadership Conferences - Congressional Youth Leadership Conference, Global Young Leaders Conference, and the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine - open to students grades 9-12.  Visit  www.cylc.org,  www.cylc.org/gylc, and www.nylf.org respectively.