Summer programs are a great way to fill the 10-week opening that colleges usually inquire about. (Do you have to attend a summer enrichment program? Not at all. However, you need to do something over the summer.) Summer programs come in many types- offered through organizations, sponsored by colleges, designed for a specific talent. It's a good idea to research a summer program on the web, through the sponsor and talk with your counselor before making a commitment. There are a few programs out there that appear wonderful, but offer little or no benefit to the student. It can be money and time wasted - for not much reward. On the other hand, students can attend successful and enjoyable summer enrichment programs on college campuses. These provide a great taste of college life by staying in the dorms for the program duration, engaging in academic work, potentially earning college credit by taking college-level courses, and making new friendships. These programs can be found all over the web, usually on a college's official website.
Click HERE for a listed of Summer Enrichment Programs published by the New Jersey School Counselor Association.
See below for a list of other summer academic and recreational opportunities not listed by the NJSCA:
Summer Discovery Internships https://www.summerdiscovery.com/
Rutgers University: http://summerscholars.rutgers.edu/ or http://summersession.rutgers.edu/
West Point (Juniors Only): http://www.westpoint.edu/admissions/sitepages/summer.aspx
Stevens Institute: http://www.stevens.edu/sit/admissions/stevens-summer?camp=UG_StevensSummer_CounselorInvitation
Adventures CrossCountry: Community Service, Language Immersion, MultiSport
trips in Colorado, Utah & overseas: www.adventurescrosscountry.com
Caldwell College: http://www.caldwell.edu/scac
Centenary College: http://www.centenarysummerscholars.org/
TCNJ 2016 Annual Summer Robotics Camp: http://www.tcnj.edu/~eceng/robotics