• February 28, 2020: The NYSCamp is a residential STEM program designed to honor and challenge some of the nation’s rising STEM leaders. The 2019 NYSCamp will be held from June 22 to July 15, 2020. At the NYSCamp, STEM professionals present lectures and lead small-group directed studies on a broad array of STEM topics; some delegates are able to conduct research at the nearby Green Bank Observatory. The NYSCamp experience also features excursions into the Monongahela National Forest including backpacking, rock-climbing, caving, mountain biking, and kayaking. Delegates are required to participate in the NYSCamp program for its entirety; the fast-paced activities and remote location simply make travel to and from the NYSCamp very difficult. The NYSCamp is offered to selected participants at no cost so that talented students may attend regardless of their financial ability – transportation included. Click here for the registration link.

    March 13, 2020: Do you know a high school student leader looking for summer leadership opportunities? Then have them join us at the 2020 4-H Pinckney Leadership Conference sponsored by South Carolina 4-H. We have two sessions available, June 21-27 and July 12-18, both held on Clemson University’s campus! The 4-H Pinckney Leadership Program is a week-long program designed for students who are looking to develop their leadership abilities and awareness in civic engagement. Founded after the late Senator, Clementa Pinckney, the program is aimed to empower students to serve with compassion, lead with humility, and inspire others through integrity. Click here for more information.

    April 13, 2020: Clemson Career Workshop (CCW) is a week-long summer residential program that allows high-achieving rising high school seniors to get an inside look into Clemson University, while also learning college preparation tools. The application closes on April 13th. There is no application fee, however if accepted in the program, students will have to pay a $100 program fee (financial aid is available). They are also responsible for transportation to and from Clemson. Click here for more information.

    Summer 2020: Carnegie Mellon's Pre-College Programs in the fine arts are six-week residential experiences that provide high school students with the opportunity to develop their skills in a conservatory or studio setting. For years, Carnegie Mellon has been recognized for the quality of education that is provided within our College of Fine Arts. To apply, click here.

    Summer 2020: The Summer Immersion Program at Wake Forest University is an immersive, week-long experience for rising high school sophomores, juniors, seniors and incoming college freshmen designed to provide an introduction to college life and the opportunity to explore a potential career pathway or field of study. To apply, click here and complete the free, online application. The application requires a recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor or principal, and the completion of two short essays. Applications are open and reviewed on a rolling admissions basis.

    Summer 2020: Please see the attached application and instructions for an opportunity to participate in a 6 day summer camp for 15-18 year old students interested in the Law Cadet Academy Program.

    Summer 2020: Get a taste of college life at the University of South Carolina's flagship campus through these educational adventures designed for academically talented students in grades 5 through 12.  Jumpstart a future career, refine skills in the performing arts and discover student life at USC. Dive deeply into subjects you thought you'd have to wait until college to explore. For more information, click here.

    Summer 2020: Whether you plan to enroll in college, graduate school, law school, or business school, USC's Summer Institutes can help you realize your academic and educational goals. As the state's leading research institution, USC recognizes the importance of higher education and wants to help you achieve your goals. With preparation courses for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, Praxis, SAT, and ACT, we are South Carolina’s leading test prep solution. For ACT/SAT Summer Institute information, click here.

    Summer 2020: Limestone College will hold its first women’s only conference July 10-12, 2020. The weekend conference is open to all high school aged females. Participants can expect to grow in not only leadership skills but gain confidence and take away a new outlook on being a strong, educated woman! For more information, click here.

    Summer 2020: Congaree National Park needs help from the Youth of our community. The park is recruiting individuals to participate in the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) this summer. Participants will be working on boundary clearing and marking projects. Work will involve physical challenges in the outdoors and youth must commit to working 40 hours per week for the duration of the program. It’s a great way to experience the great outdoors of Congaree National Park while working as part of our park team. For more information and an application, click here.