Duke is accepting applications starting TODAY for your unforgettable summer at Duke University!  We invite you to the Duke Summer College for High School Students (grades 10 &11) to earn academic credit, or Duke Summer Academy for High School Students (grades 9-12) to enroll in personal enrichment classes with a global perspective.  Make friends from all over the globe as you learn in a classroom environment that is intimate enough to gain the individual attention you need to thrive.

U.S. Air Force Academy offers Summer Falco Sports Camps for students 8 to 18 who want to participate in numerous sports and are led by our very own head coaches.  Click here for additional information.


Central Lakes College, Brainerd, invites you to join them for C3, an introduction to mobile application development for anyone age 12 and up.  This camp will be held June 12, 2017 through June 15, 2017. Cost of the camp is $50 and that includes a book, t-shirt and lunch on the day of the hackathon. (Scholarships are available).  Participants will use a variety of programming languages and tools to create simple programs, starting with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.  Afternoon camp participants will explore additional programming languages such as JQuery and Java.  

Sign up for one of two 4-day camps:
Morning Camp:  9:00-11:00 AM (for beginners, no coding experience necessary)
Afternoon Camp:  1:00-3:00 PM (for students with at least some experience with coding)

Three 2-hour sessions, June 12-14 (Attend at Central Lakes College, or from home or school via videoconference) Plus...

Mini Hackathon (combined groups, in-person only) June 15, 9:00-2:00 at CLC, breakfast & lunch included, parents welcome.

Save the dates!  Look for registration later this winter.  Feel free to contact with any questions.

From sports to economics and race to gender, Duke Summer College is offering a host of captivating courses that study society's most pressing issues.  See the list below for just a few examples of Duke classes we are offering this summer:
  • Advertising and Society:  A Global Perspective
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Gender, Work and Organization
  • Race, Power and Identity:  From (Muhammad) Ali to (Colin) Kaepernick
  • Language and Social Identity
  • Contagion in Culture and Society
  • Drugs, Theory & Culture
  • Finance Fictions
  • Language and the Media: The New York Times to Twitter
  • Classics of American Literature, 1915-1960
  • Social Psychology
  • Adolescence
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Game Theory
  • Logic
  • Existentialism
  • Public Speaking
For a full list of the classes we are offering this summer, click here.
For more information:

Minnesota Business Venture 2017
Minnesota Business Venture (MBV), powered by BestPrep, is a week-long summer camp for high school students interested in enhancing communication skills and finding career direction.  BestPrep's offers six educational program across Minnesota utilizing business volunteers who invest time into students and teachers.  At MBV, 9th-12th grade students attend sessions led by industry experts and motivational speakers, participate in hands-on activities, and live on a college campus.  Students can attend MBV at St. Cloud State University (July 9-14, 2017) or St. John's University (July 23-28, 2017).  MBV gives students a taste of new skills, careers, and opportunities before they graduate in order to prepare them for whatever their future holds.  If you are dreaming of starting your own business, searching for career direction, heading to college, or just eager to enter the workforce, MBV will give you a big head start!  At MBV, past students enhanced their knowledge of:
  • Teamwork
  • Public Speaking
  • Communication
  • Interviewing
  • Budgeting & Investing
  • Available Careers
  • College Life
  • Networking
Cost of the program:  Students pay $150 for the week which includes room and board ($200 after April 21, 2017).  Applications are accepted on a "first come/first serve" basis.  Financial aid is available.  Online applications are available at  More information can be found at

MN Office of Higher Education - Summer Nudging
Summer Nudging helps students stay on track for college through text message reminders.  Now in its fifth year, Summer Nudging send helpful reminders and recommendations via text messages to help students stay on track for enrollment in the fall.  In 2016, we served 1,800 students at 300 high schools in Minnesota.  We partnered with St. Cloud State University, Bemidji State University and Central Lakes College.  Encourage students to sign up by texting COLLEGE to 651-243-9980.  They will receive a text message from our office about once a week February through December 2017.  School seniors, counselors and parents are encouraged to participate.

Scrubs Camp offers an opportunity to explore health science professions through engaging, hands-on activities.  As students begin considering their future, Scrubs Camp offers a unique way for middle and high school students to explore a variety of health science careers.  Why should you attend:
  • Field trips at the CentraCare Health Plaza and Rejuv Medical
  • Hands-on simulation activities exploring careers in Nursing, Audiology, Radiology, Surgery, Regenerative Medicine, Sport Medicine, Obstetrics, Public Health, Optometry, CPR Training, Phlebotomy, Chiropractic Medicine and more...
  • Light Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks provided
  • Your very own set of scrubs
  • Fun and challenging team building activities including a healthcare themed "Escape Room"
Register online at
Scrubs Camp runs June 19 - 21, 2017 from 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM.  $200 Registration Fee - Financial Assistance Available

The National Youth Leadership Council, a national nonprofit organization based in St. Paul, MN, would like to share with you a summer leadership opportunity for high school students.  This summer, July 23-29, NYLC will host its annual National Youth Leadership Training in Sandstone, MN.  This seven-day, immersive leadership camp activates young people to create impactful change in their schools and communities by increasing their ability to work across racial, religious, and cultural boundaries.  NYLT is a different kind of summer camp, powering a new generation of leaders.  NYLT alum have gone on to attend several reputable schools across the United States, including Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, and Stanford University.  This is a perfect college application addition for Juniors and Seniors, as well as a career skill-building opportunity for all grades.  You can learn more about NYLT on our website at  This training fills up fast, so you are encouraged to contact them to reserve space for your students today by emailing Jason Stewart, NYLC Youth Engagement & Events Manager at or by calling 651-631-3672.  Limited scholarships are available on a needs-basis, to help ensure no one is excluded from this opportunity. 


Minnesota Aviation Career Education Camp (ACE) 
The Minnesota Aviation Career Education (ACE) Camp is a week long, residential, camp for high school students going into 10th through 12th grades.  The camp allows these students to explore many different careers in the aviation field, including piloting, air traffic control, engineering, military, etc.  Throughout the week students will get classroom instruction, go on lots of tours, and even get to fly different types of aircraft (including single-engine planes, helicopters and gliders.)  During the week the camp is based at the 934th Air Force Reserve Base at MSP International Airport.  The camp is June 11-17.  Apply online at If you have questions, please email Adam Nienaber at .  You can also call or text him at 320.412.0573.