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9th and 10th Grade Summer Programs

Summer Camps for Students in Ninth and Tenth Grades

For those students who are interested in advanced opportunities during the summer months, please reference the list below.  This list has been curated over time by The Gatton Academy.  

To be clear, attending one of these camps is not a pre-requisite for applying to/enrolling at The Gatton Academy.  The goal of this list is to let students and their families know what's available around the country that may be of interest to them as they pursue advanced opportunities.


List of Summer Camps

SCATS - Summer Camp for Academically Talented Middle School Students

Two week camp for gifted 6th, 7th, and 8th graders held at Western Kentucky University.

VAMPY - The Summer Program for Verbally and Mathematically Precocious Youth

Three week camp for gifted 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10 graders held at Western Kentucky University.

EarthWatch Institute Student Challenge Awards Program

You must be at least 16 by June 15 to participate in these research programs across the Americas.


Student Conservation Association-National Conservation Crews

30 day volunteerism expeditions, working in national parks, on shores, fisheries, and volcanoes.

Harvard's Secondary School Program

(for 10th graders to apply) Spend part of the summer at the great American university.

University of Pennsylvania Summer Program for High School Students

Spend summer at this Ivy League school. Research opportunities available.

University of Notre Dame Pre-College Program

A taste of college at Notre Dame. Specialty programs are available in Engineering and Architecture.

Cornell University Summer College

Open to high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to apply at this great New York state university.

Worchester Polytechnic Institute Summer Programs

STEM programs are offered for high school students throughout the summer at this Massachusetts location.

Missouri University of Science and Technology Summer Programs

This school offers summer programs for various STEM interests for grades K – 12.

Frazier International History Museum, Louisville, KY

Summer Camp Aide-Teen Volunteers program

NOAA-National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association

Various high school internships

GOOGLE Challenges and Competitions

Is computer science your thing? Take on these competitions from your home.

Office of Naval Research-Science and Engineering Apprentice Program

(typically must be 16 years old by the start of the summer program)

Global Citizen Corps

Interested in leadership and community involvement? This could be the program for you.

Math Zoom Academy

Is math your thing? This California camp could be for you.

Florida Institute of Technology Engineering Camp

This week long camp in Melbourne, Florida is for rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders who aspire to be engineers.

J.B. Speed School of Engineering, University of Louisville, INSPIRE Engineering Camp

Are you a girl or a student from a minority background who is interested in Engineering? If you live in metro Louisville, this is probably the camp for you.

The Summer Academy at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL

Aviation and aeronautical tracks for students ages 12 – 18 years.

Sewanee: University of the South's Pre-College Field Studies Experience

A match for current high school sophomores who love biodiversity and the environment.

Vanderbilt Summer Academy

Rising 8th-12th graders can apply to this summer camp at Vanderbilt University.

Canada/USA Math Camp

This selective camp for 13-18 year olds promises to immerse you in the fascinating, deep, difficult, fun, mysterious, abstract, and interconnected world of mathematics.

Smith College's Summer Science and Engineering Program for High School Girls

Selected young women (rising into grades 9 – 12) come to Smith College to do hands-on research with Smith faculty in the life and physical sciences and in engineering.

Michigan Tech Youth Programs

Options abound in this comprehensive STEM summer research exploration program for students currently in grades 6 – 11. Programs as short as one week are offered.

High School Summer Scholars at Washington University in St. Louis

High school sophomores are eligible to apply for this five-week college experience program.

Summer Writers Institute at Washington University in St. Louis

Sophomore young writers can choose poetry, fiction, or creative non-fiction tracks to pursue in this two-week camp.

Exeter Summer at Phillips Exeter Academy

5-week academic summer program in Exeter, New Hampshire for rising 8th– 12- graders.

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 Last Modified 7/3/18