Note: Skyline High School does not endorse any of the summer opportunities listed here; this information is solely provided as a community service. Check camps and opportunities out carefully before enrolling or sending money. The location of camps does not always mean that the organization running the camp has anything to do with the university students are housed at. Be sure you ask specifics before sending a student. It is possible a local program might be just as subject intensive with multiple summer opportunities: www.cogito.org
Summer 2016 Opportunities
Here are alternate summer opportunities for K-12 students in the Puget Sound interested in computing:
Other sources for summer programs:
Summer Internship Program
The Issaquah School District Before & After School Care program is seeking out incoming 9th grade – 12th grade students (for the 2015 – 2016 year) that are interested in gaining work experience, earning community service hours, and having fun this summer. The Before & After School District have summer camp elementary locations at Creekside, Challenger, Cougar Ridge, Endeavor, Grand Ridge, Sunset, Newcastle and Middle School Locations at Beaver Lake, Pacific Cascade and Maywood. Internship hours are from 9:00AM – 5:00PM for a consecutive two week period during the summer. A two week intern can earn up to eighty hours of community service during the summer and at the end of a successful internship they will have the chance to earn a letter of recommendation. Interns will provide a positive role model for children, assist staff with activities, help clean up snack, and accompany students on field trips. To be considered for an interview, students must have a complete application and submit 1-2 letters of recommendation. Applications and reference forms are available online at http://beforeandafterschoolcare.weebly.com/summer--‐internship.html. If interested, any questions can be addressed to Derrick Capdeville at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer is a great time for students to get involved in programs that build leadership and self-esteem, acquire new skills, and have fun. Some programs have applications deadlines in early spring, so the now is a good time for your student to start exploring. When searching for programs with your student, keep in mind the following points:
Camps-Students can make lasting friendships while enjoying fresh air and sunshine. Camp is also a place to learn cooperation, leadership, and independence. For those who’d like to combine the great outdoors with inner growth, there are camps representing a wide range of religious affiliations.
Experiences range in price from $50.00 for a day workshop to $4,500 for a world trek with sessions varying in length from a couple of days to a couple of months. Your student’s satisfaction with a summer opportunity is directly proportionate with the amount of research you both do. Here are some good questions to ask:
Who is the director? Get to know that person to find out his or her credentials and philosophy about the program.