Leadership and Summer Opportunities

Leadership and Summer Opportunities

There are many summer opportunities available to our students. I will continually post the opportunities as I receive them in my office. Some of the program dates have not been updated.

Girls Who Code Campus program is a two-week immersion program for high school girls to learn 
computer science fundamentals, gain exposure to tech jobs and join a supportive sisterhood of tens of thousands of girls who code across the US!  Please go to the following address for more information: https://girlswhocode.com/summer-immersion-programs/

Prepare your daughter for the future!

Girls Who Code Campus programs offer: 
● Condensed Learning for Busy Summer Schedules: Campus programs are immersion courses that use project-based learning to equip and inspire your daughter with the confidence and skills necessary to pursue computer science; condensed into a two-week time frame to accommodate your summer plans. 
● Research-based Curriculum: The introductory coding curriculum is centered on Girls Who Code's Core4 computer science skills, career exposure and community building.
● Trained Educators: Girls Who Code hires and trains Technology Instructors and Teaching Assistants to facilitate the program on campus at a 8:1 student to teacher ratio.
● Results: Girls Who Code is a nationally respected brand with tens of thousands of alumni across all 50 states! Our alumni are attending the top Computer Science universities in the U.S. and are getting jobs from our 80+ corporate partners.
● Fun and Friendships: Your daughter will learn to code alongside 25 other girls and will join an alumni network of tens of thousands of girls across the country who are using computer science to solve problems they care about.

Beginners welcome; no experience required!

Cost $2,000 |Scholarships available to those who qualify!

We hope to see you this summer!

Gina Rozier | External Relations Manager
UNC Chapel Hill - Department of Computer Science
131 Sitterson Hall | CB 3175 | Chapel Hill, NC 27599 | 919.590.6151

Cornell Summer College Program: Cornell University offers a variety of classes to provide students the opportunity to learn in a rigorous academic environment and experience life on a college campus.  


Meredith College: Looking Toward College Summer Seminar

The seminar will include career exploration, goal-setting, the college application process.  Please visit https://www.meredith.edu/summer-programs/looking-toward-college for information and registration.

A+ Test Prep has a listing of various summer opportunities locally and nationally. Click here to go to the A+ Test Prep website for more information and listing.

NCSU Summer Opportunity:
Wonderful opportunity for rising high school juniors and seniors:

Experience America:

Our Summer programs were developed with the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle, Washington, as well as The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles, California.

  • Entrepreneurship (UW): Instructed by world-renowned professors from University of Washington’s Foster School of Business, this program helps students learn how to start a successful business and visit with local startups.

  • Game Experience (UW): This program introduces students to the video game development industry in Seattle, teaching them elements of design, animation, and how to start their own video game companies.

  • Fashion (FIDM): This program is for students who want to dive into LA’s vibrant fashion and design industry and learn how to take their design ideas from concept to consumer.

  • For more information click here.

RYLA: Rotary Youth Leadership Award:  High School Juniors residing in Vance County. Applications are due in the Fall.
Please see Mrs. Rogers for applications and due dates.

Boy's State:  Tar Heel Boys' State is a workshop focused on North Carolina State government and politics.  The local American Legion Post 60 will be sponsoring 3 juniors (class of 2020) from Vance County to attend Boy's State at Catawba College from June 16-June 22, 2019. Please see Mrs. Rogers for an application which is has to be received by American Legion Post 60 by March 6, 2019.   

HOBY Advanced Leadership Academy: HOBY’s Advanced Leadership Academy (ALA) is a program initially launched in 2013 for any high school junior or senior (ages 16-18 at the time of the program) from the U.S, Canada, and Mexico. Students are not required to have participated in other HOBY programming to be eligible to participate in the ALA. Click here for more information and application process.

Global Scholar: American University leadership program. www.globalscholar.org for more information. The program is for rising juniors and seniors.

iDTech: Summer camps for ages 7-18 held at various locations. Please visit iDTech.com for information and pricing

FELC - Free Enterprise Leadership Challenge Students interested in pursuing a business career should check out this opportunity. There are several different locations and times for this camp, so check it out. www.FELCEXPERIENCE.ORG.

Visions Service Adventures: There are programs and camps all over the United States. For more information on each program please visit. https://visionsserviceadventures.com/.

Summer Institute for the Gifted:


This is a 3-week residential program for academically talented students from the age of 4-18.

Oxford Advanced studies Program: Brasenose College in Oxford, England July 8th-August www.oasp.ac.uk for information and application.

Lens at Wake Forest University
Lens is a three-week summer program. The academic these is Confronting the Challenges of Global Sustainability. The program includes classroom, living labs, and small group sessions where students can explore all the components of sustainability. To find out more and apply visit,http://lens.wfu.edu/.

Summer Ventures:
This program is administered by the School of Science and Math. It is a four-week rigorous academic summer program. Applications are available and must be completed online. This is a competitive state-supported program, so there are NO program costs for participants. See link for application deadlines. Click here for more information and application.

VGCC Science Camp
VGCC is hosting a new science camp for students in 6-8th grades. This is a great opportunity to explore the world of science.  If interested, please see website for dates.    http://www.vgcc.edu/camps/science_camp

North Carolina Scholastic Media Association
Students interested in communications need to check out this camp. NCSMA is hosting an opportunity to teach students how to work in and with various aspects of media/communications. Please contact the ncsma@unc.edu if you are interested.

American Red Cross
Babysitters’ Training Class is geared for 11-14 year olds and covers infant and child care as it relates to babysitting, safety, choking, basic first aid, and CPR. For information visit:  http://www.redcross.org/? 

The Shelton Challenge
This is a week-long summer camp designed to help motivate your child to lead others to make a difference in their family and or community. It’s for rising 9th-12th grade students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. There are multiple opportunities to attend, so please, if you are interested, visit their website: www.ncsu.edu/sheltonleadership or contact The Shelton Leadership Center, 919-513-0148.


Appalachian State 

The Martha Guy Summer Institute for Future Business Leaders offers a unique opportunity for current high school juniors to gain business knowledge and experience.  Please see website for Application deadline  Click here for more information and application process.

Redesigning Our Future, National Youth Environmental Summit
This is a National Youth Environmental Summit at Catawba College for rising juniors and seniors from across the country. This summit is designed for the students to learn how they can use their talents to create a sustainable world. If you are interested in this opportunity, go to the website for more detailed information. 


This is a college Prep Scholarship program, which provides more than 1,000 awards to outstanding low-income high school juniors. The program goal is to assist applicants in becoming more competitive with the selective colleges. If interested, check out their website, https://www.questbridge.org/.

JSA Summer School
The Junior Statesmen Summer School is an exciting and valuable opportunity for student leaders. This opportunity is designed for rising 9th-11th-grade students. It’s a rigorous curriculum and classes include History, Government, and some Law. If interested, go to http://jsa.org/summer/apply for more information.

Free Enterprise Leadership Challenge
This year’s conference will be held at Wingate University. This is a opportunity to spend 5 days learning about free market economics. Students receive hands-on instruction to create business and marketing plans. Please go to http://felcexperience.org/.

Broyhill Leadership Conference
This opportunity is open to rising 10th-grade students who are interested in personal development and leadership training. The conference will be held at Queens University in Charlotte NC. For more information go to http://www.broyhill-leadership.org/conferences/broyhill-leadership-conference/

Pre-Collegiate Summer Programs:

Duke University’s Summer College and Summer Academy has been more popular than ever, and classes fill quickly! Although the application deadline is April 14, you should act NOW to increase your chances of getting into the class of your choice. Apply today and spend your summer with elite students from around the world on Duke’s majestic campus taking enriching courses and getting an authentic college experience.

You can find our online applications here:

Summer Academy Application
Summer College Application for US Students
Summer College Application for International Students

We’re looking forward to seeing you at Duke this summer