There are a variety of summer programs in Oregon and across the country that engage students, build leadership skills, and explore careers. Many programs are no or low-cost and/or offer scholarships, but deadlines are fast approaching.

* = scholarships available

Opportunities in Oregon

4-H International Summer Camps
Salem • Grades 6-8 • July 31-August 4, August 7-11, 2018 • $100*
Helps Latino youth improve academic skills, develop leadership skills, and participate in healthy physical activities.
Application Deadline: July

Ashland • Grades 5-8 • June 24-30, 2018 • $850*
A broad range of classes, workshops, and recreational activities for talented and highly able students.
Application Deadline: April

Apprenticeships in Science and Engineering
Various locations • Grades 9-11 • June-August • $285*
Summer internships with professional engineers and scientists. Includes a $1,000 stipend.
Application Deadline: March 9

Art Adventures
Portland • Grades 6-8 • June-August • $360
Week-long, in-depth art workshops at the Oregon College of Art & Craft.

Business Education Compact Internships
Portland-area • Ages 16+ • Various dates • May be paid
Internships for high school and college students at businesses in Oregon.

Clatsop Community College Camps
Astoria • Ages 12-18 • June-July • Cost varies
Week-long camps connecting creativity and technology.
Registration Opens: May

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum Camps
McMinnville • Ages 9-16 • June-August • Cost varies
Aviation, space and water-themed camps.

Hatfield Marine Science Center Day Camps
Newport • Ages 8-18 • July 9-12, 16-19, 23-26, 30-August 2, 2018 • $185
Interact with researchers and learn about the marine environment through hands-on programs and field trips.

iD Tech Camps
Portland • Ages 7-17 • June-August • Cost varies*
Weeklong camps focus on programming, game design, apps, robotics and more.
Scholarship Application Deadline: March 15

Corvallis • Ages 15-18 • July 8-13, 2018 • $400 tuition, $350 housing*
Students work in art, design, music, and theater labs, attend evening presentations by guest lecturers and artists, and participate in multi-disciplined events.
Application Deadline: June 1

LEGO Camps
Klamath Falls • Ages 8-14 • July 9-13, 16-20, 23-27, 2018 • $150
Explore engineering and robotics through LEGOs.

Linn-Benton Community College Summer Programs
Albany • Grades 8-12 • June-August • Cost varies
Week-long camps connecting creativity and technology.

La Grande • Grades 9-12 • June 18-22, 2018 • $400*
A week-long exploration of health care careers.
Application Deadline: March 15

Music Camps
Eugene • Grades 8-12 • July 9-14, July 16-21, July 22-27, 2018 • $395-$595*
Orchestra, marching band, and jazz improvisation camps.

Next Generation Storytelling
Eugene • Grades 9-11 • June 24-29, 2018 • $850
A residential camp at University of Oregon focused on journalism and media.
Application Deadline: February 23 (priority), May 18 (final)

Northwest Youth Corps
Various locations • Ages 12-24 • June-August • Cost varies*, may include stipend
Offers outdoor camps and job-training programs at locations around the state.

Portland • Grades 10-12 • June 18-August 10, 2018 • Free
A research mentorship training program for underrepresented Portland-area youth.
Application Deadline: January 29

OMSI Camps & Classes
Various locations • Grades K-12 • Various dates • Cost varies*
Science, design, adventure and more at locations around the state.

Oregon Private College Week
Various locations • Grades 10-12 • July 23-27, 2018 • Free
Information sessions and tours for students, parents and educators at 12 private colleges across the state.

OSU Summer Veterinary Experience
Corvallis • Grades 11-12 • August 5-10, 2018 • $750*
A hands-on learning experience for academically talented, low-income and minority students interested in veterinary medicine.
Application Deadline: April 15

Rites of Passage Summer Academies
Eugene • Grades 7-12 • June-August • Cost varies*
Middle and high school students from Lane County representing four racial/ethnic groups are immersed in a multi-week summer program focusing on their cultural history, literature, folklore, and traditions.
Application Deadline: Varies

SEA Camp of Oregon
Coos Bay • Ages 10-13 • August 20-23 or 25-28, 2018 • $595*
Explore the wonders of the marine and estuarine environments by hiking, observing marine mammals, tide pooling, and taking classes in marine biology.
Registration Opens: March

STEM Academy
Corvallis • Grades 3-12 • June-August • Cost varies*
Week-long programs in science, technology, engineering and math subjects like LEGO Robotics, game design, and creative computing.
Registration Opens: March

Summer Experience in Science and Engineering for Youth (SESEY)
Corvallis • Grades 9-11 • July 15-20, 2018 • $250*
Female and underrepresented minoritiy students spend a week with a research group.
Application Deadline: May 15

Summer Transportation Institute
Portland • Grades 9-12 • July or August • Free
A two-week residence immersive introduction to the workings of the Portland transportation system for females.
Application Deadline: June

Tech Trek
Tillamook, Bend • Grade 7 • June 25-29, 2018 • No/low-cost
A week-long residential camp experience for girls going into the 8th grade with a love of science, technology, engineering or math. Students must be nominated by a science or math teacher.

The Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL)
Eugene • Grades 9-12 • July 16-20 and July 23-27, 2018 • Free
Academic and interactive summer programs on the University of Oregon campus for local, underrepresented students.
Registration Opens: March 1

Young Entrepreneurs Business Week
Portland, Eugene, Corvallis • Grades 9-12 • July 8-14, July 22-28, August 5-11, 2018 • $995*
Students work in teams to create and run a business during this week-long simulation.

See additional programs at OIT, SOU, and OSU. Have one to add? Contact us.

Opportunities Across the U.S.

Carleton Liberal Arts Experience Summer Program
Northfield, MN • Grade 10 • July 7-14, 2018 • Free
A one-week summer program for the country's best and brightest African-American students at Carleton College.
Application Deadline: April 1

Carnegie Mellon University Summer Programs for Diversity
Pittsburgh, PA • Grades 11-12 • June 30-August 11, 2018 • Free
Six weeks of intensive study of engineeering, science, architecture, music, art, or drama.
Application Deadline: March 1

Google Computer Science Summer Institute
Seattle, Boston, Pittsburgh • Grade 12 • July 9-27, 2018 • Free
An intensive, interactive, hands-on and fun program that seeks to inspire the tech leaders and innovators of tomorrow by supporting the study of computer science.
Application Deadline: March 2

INSPIRE Pre-College Program
Washington D.C.• Grades 10-11 • July 1-20, 2018 • Free
Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian high school students spend 3 weeks learning about intergovernmental relations between tribal governments and the federal government.
Application Deadline: March 1

Inspiring Girls Expeditions
Various locations • Ages 16-17 • Various dates • Free
Expedition teams of teenage girls and instructors spend 12 days exploring and learning about glaciers and the alpine or marine environment.
Application Deadline: January 19

National Youth Science Camp
Washington D.C. • Grade 12 • June 27-July 21, 2018 • Free
A month-long program for budding scientists.
Application Deadline: February 28

Princeton University Summer Journalism Program
Princeton, NJ • Grade 11 • August • Free
An intensive, 10-day summer seminar on journalism for low-income students.
Application Deadline: March 23

See additional national opportunities here, here and here.

* = scholarships available