The following is a list of summer programs that have shared information with La Salle. This list is for your convenience and not an endorsement of the programs. It is the students' and parents’ responsibility to verify the quality, cost, and other factors about these programs. More summer opportunities can be found in the Colleges' tab under 'Enrichment Programs' in Naviance.
Oregon-based summer opportunities list from Saturday Academy; a variety of activities
PSU List of Summer Opportunities (Oregon)
Oregon-based summer opportunities list from Portland State University; a variety of activities
UPSON Summer Nurse Camp (Portland, OR)
University of Portland School of Nursing (UPSON) offers a 4-day summer program that seeks to foster, affirm, and encourage high school students interested in a career in nursing at no cost to the camper.
Portland State University Summer Business Institute (SBI) (Portland, OR)
Historically underserved high school sophomores and juniors can apply to explore the field of business with PSU faculty and local business leaders
Fir Acres Writing Summer Workshop(Portland, OR)
Rising 10th through 12th grades student can apply to join sixty high school students from across the country to come together for two weeks to write and join a community of writers on the beautiful, wooded campus of Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.
iD Tech Camps held at Lewis & Clark in Portland (Portland, OR)
At iD Tech, students learn to code, design video games, mod Minecraft, create with Roblox, engineer robots, print 3D characters, work with AI and machine learning, build laptops, learn about cybersecurity, and more! Held at Lewis & Clark College.
Summer jobs, Paid Internships and More (Portland, OR)
Many employers at this year’s NW Youth Careers Expo are seeking high school students for a variety of summer jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities in fields ranging from construction to software technology.
Eastern Oregon University Summer Institute (La Grande, OR)
EOU’s Student Leadership Institute is a one week program to develop new leadership skills.
Summer Leadership Camp at Western Oregon University (Monmouth, OR)
Camp offering leadership skills, group and personal goal setting, project planning and more
MedQuest Camp (Eastern Oregon University Campus, LaGrande, Oregon)
Join our health careers odyssey as we explore the lives and work of medical professionals.
Oregon State University programs for High School Students (Corvallis, OR)
A variety of engineering, STEM, Biotechnology, sports and college credit courses during the summer.
OSU Summer Veterinary Experience (Corvallis, OR)
A hands-on learning experience for academically talented students interested in veterinary medicine.
Lewis & Clark College Summer Classes for High School Students (Portland, OR)
Qualified high school students looking for a challenging academic experience may enroll in courses
Show:Tell, The Workshop for Teen Writers & Artists (Portland, OR)
A program designed for middle and high school (ages 13-18) writers and artists
NW Film Center: Film and Media Arts Classes for High School (Portland, OR)
Film and Media arts opportunities for students during the summer
Oregon Shakespeare Festival for Juniors (Ashland, OR)
Visit OSF for two exciting weeks of acting, tech, playgoing, forums, and workshops; housing at SOU
Portland Actors Conservatory Summer Youth Conservatory (Portland, OR)
Hands-on training from accomplished professionals culminating in a final audience presentation
Young Entrepreneur’s Business Week (Portland, OR)
Immersive, week-long summer program, students learn about business and gain college credit
Mercy Corps: International Development 101 (Portland, OR)
Join us this summer in our global headquarters building to get a behind-the-scenes look at how Mercy Corps helps build strong communities from within - now and in the future.
University of Oregon Summer Architecture Program (Eugene, OR)
Experience for prospective architecture, landscape architecture, & interior architecture students
University of Oregon Design Camp (Portland, OR)
Camp for high school students interested in learning about architecture, art, or product design
Skills For Work Summer Camp For Teens With Disabilities (Bellvue, WA)
A two-week camp for teens with disabilities to introduce workplace readiness skills and career options to students planning to pursue college or vocational pathways.
ACLU Summer Advocacy Program (Washington DC)
High school students from across the United States to participate in a firsthand learning experience for the next generation of social justice advocates during this week-long program in Washington, DC
Gettysburg College Summer Programs (Gettysburg, PA)
Camp Psych, Writing Institute, Piano Institute, 3D Modeling, Robotics, and more summer camp opportunities are available.
Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation Summer (EI) Program (Multiple US Locations)
A summer version of a freshman course offered to engineering students at JHU who have not decided which field of engineering will be their major; students complete lab activities in computer, chemical, electrical, computer, civil, mechanical engineering, and materials science
USC University of Southern California Summer Programs (CA)
USC Summer Programs extends a tradition of excellence to outstanding high school students through unique 4 and 2 week summer courses.
Programs including environmental science, screenwriting, entrepreneurship, leadership & acting; see your counselor for financial aid application
Summer Discovery (Many cities throughout the US)
Pre-College, enrichment, college prep and intensive institutes for high school students. Programs available at UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, CU-Boulder, U Texas Austin, U Michigan, U Michigan & UCLA, Penn State, Georgetown U, Johns Hopkins, UPenn, UPenn Law, Pace NYC and Emerson Boston.
Boston University: Summer Programs for High School Students
We invite you to choose from five exciting and challenging summer high school programs.
A four-week “design and build” program for high school students called summerFAB
Carnegie Mellon Summer Pre-College Programs (Pittsburg, PA)
Are you going to be a junior or senior in high school? If so, consider spending the summer in one of our distinct summer Pre-College programs including Advanced Placement/Early Admission (AP/EA), Architecture, Art, Design, Drama, Music or National High School Game Academy.
Pratt Pre-College Summer Program (Brooklyn, NY)
Visit the Brooklyn campus for nearly a month to study as an art and design college student
Barnard College/Columbia University: Summer New York City
Five distinct programs to choose from, ranging from entrepreneurship to dance
Center for Talent Development’s (CTD) Equinox program (Evanston, IL)
Northwestern Univ. provides rigorous acceleration opportunities for academically gifted students
St. John’s College Summer Academy (Annapolis, MD, and Santa Fe, NM)
Our summer program for high school students is modeled after St. John’s discussion-based, interdisciplinary method of teaching the great books.
This is a list of enrichment programs that are free or may provide scholarship opportunities. The programs listed vary greatly in structure, focus, selection process, and location. Please check each program’s website carefully as dates are likely to change for each year. A web address is provided for all programs, but if the address is incorrect, try searching online by program name. If you are viewing this guide digitally and a link is broken, try copying and pasting it into a web browser. These programs are NOT endorsed by SCA nor by Scripps College. Further, the information provided, such as dates or cost, may have changed since this list was compiled. Before pursuing any program, interested students should talk with their family, teachers, and counselors, and contact program staff to obtain updated information.
Oxbridge Academic Programs
For intellectually adventurous high school and junior high school students to attend Summer Study Programs in Europe and the US for over 30 years. Students from over 80 countries are housed and educated in great and historic centers of learning that are Oxford and Cambridge in England, St. Andrews in Scotland, Barcelona and Salamanca in Spain, Paris and Montpellier in France, and New York City and Los Angeles in the United States while exploring new cultural surroundings.
Vigorous academic programs with exciting experiential learning, during summer sessions
National Geographic Student Expeditions
Get into the field on an Expedition, Community Service trip, Photography Workshop, or University Workshop, in a destination that captures your imagination. National Geographic offers student travel programs around the world each summer that aim to inspire and educate middle school and high school students.
Putney Student Travel
For 65 years, Putney Student Travel has offered high school and middle school students the opportunity and insight to shape their world through travel, unique cultural engagement, friendship, and fun. Our summer programs for high school and middle school students include community service, language immersion, adventure travel, and pre-college enrichment. We believe that an essential component of every young person’s education is passionate engagement with the world in the company of carefully selected peers — an experience that goes far beyond looking out the window of a teen tour bus. We offer summer programs in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Oceania.
Summer SAT/ACT Test Preparation
Learn strategies for taking the ACT and new SAT tests to maximize your score, developing skills
applicable to any standardized test. Covers general strategies for the Reading, Writing and
Language, Math and Science Tests as well as the Essay. For ages 15-17