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 2015 Opportunities
Summer Youth Leadership Program
The Summer Youth Leadership Program is an all expenses-paid program designed for high school youths and college freshmen that aims to develop leadership and communication skills. Participants have a chance to meet Asian American role models and leaders, discover Asian community resources, and build friendships with youths from other parts of the Puget Sound area. In addition students also have the opportunity to earn $200 to $500 in scholarships. The deadline is May 30, 2015. Please see the College & Career Center for more information.
The Washington Student Science Association is partnering with Homolog.us, a bioinformatics knowledge base company, to develop a bioinformatics and computational biology summer course for motivated high school students!
Bioinformatics: Coding for Medicine will be the first of its kind in the Pacific Northwest! Here are some details about the program:
· The course will run from July 6 to July 17 at Bellevue College; classes will last from 10:00am to 2:00pm over the two weeks.
· The cost of the course is $590, and registration is rolling admissions so students should apply as early as possible!.
· Students will be taught by Dr. Manoj Samanta, a highly experienced and accomplished bioinformatics and computational genomics scientist. He has over 15 years of bioinformatics experience, working with research groups at NASA and authoring high-profile publications in Nature, Science, etc.
· Learn more and register at http://systemix.org/Summer-course/
In a century where biology is becoming increasingly dependent upon computers to handle large sets of data, this course will provide a fun and easy introduction to the human genome and the rapidly growing field of bioinformatics!
Birch Bay Sandsculpture Competition
(featured day for high school students seeking financial support to go to college!) Masters Categories / Cash Prizes - Sunday Beach Park
Registration on-line at www.birchbaychamber.com
Click on calendar and then click on Sandcastle Competition
Stop by the College and Career Center for more information on rules, judging, awards and more! Sculptures must celebrate school or community.
Cascade Culinary Summer 2015 Workshops
What are the Entremets? Join Chef Michelle Morris for two days of hands on learning as you explore the techniques and flavors from simple meringues and mousses to assembly and presentations, used to create this complex dessert. Global Flavor Profiles and the Hot Pocket: Join Chef David Trask for two days of exploring the world of hot pockets and flavors that make them unique to many parts of the world.
Visit www.cascadeculinary.com for registration and dates. Classes are from 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
RadioActive is now accepting applications for our Summer 2015 workshop. This is a chance for youth ages 16-18 to amplify their voices by telling true stories about the topics that are important to them. Students learn about journalism, audio recording, audio editing, interviewing, writing for broadcast, and speaking on the air. For completing the program students will receive a $1,200 stipend! The workshop takes place from July 6-August 14 at KUOW's studios in Seattle's University District. Applications will be accepted until May 19!
Seattle Aquarium has a program called Creativity Inspiring Conservation (CIC) which is an opportunity for teens to use art to explore the ideas of environmental conservation. Students who finish art pieces in our classes and workshop will have their work on display for the public and receive service hours for their efforts in helping use different mediums to explain conservation to the public. To apply: call 206-617-2589.
Summer STEM Program: iD Tech has partnered with Code.org to give 100 girls scholarships to attend summer iD Tech Camps for free!At this weeklong summer program, students create mobile apps, design video games, mod with Minecraft, build robots, code with C++ and Java, produce movies, and more. Programs are held in 30 states nationwide. Girls can apply for a scholarship and see locations at www.iDTech.com/girls.
WaNIC Summer Skills Academy: Free tuition, $50 lab fee. Registration Opens 3/16, classes fill FAST. Culinary Creations, Dynamic DNA, Health, Health Careers Exploration, Computer Science and Engineering, DigiPen Art and Animation, DigiPen Cyber Security, DigiPen Game Programming, DigiPen Robotics, DigiPen Video Game Development, Radio-TV Broadcasting, Rock Your Ride – Mobile Electronics, and STEM Guitar Building. Open to students entering grades 9-12. EARN .5 HS CREDIT!
Here are alternate summer opportunities for K-12 students in the Puget Sound interested in computing:
• Pacific Science Center camps: PacSci offers several computing-focused camps including some just for girls!
• Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program: Seven weeks of intensive instruction in robotics, web design, and mobile development with mentorship from female engineers in industry.
• Bots on the Sound: students gather on the campus of Mount Si High School to design, build, and program underwater robots made from LEGO and other components.
• UW Summer Courses: advanced K-12 students can take UW's introduction to computer science (CSE 142 and CSE 143).
• Seattle Central Community College: CSC 142 is a transfer course for UW's CSE 142. CSC 110 is an introduction to programming in Visual Basic.
• Lakeside summer programs: Computer Science I and Advanced Computer Science.
• DigiGirlz High Tech Camp: a Microsoft camp for middle and high school girls
Other sources for summer programs:
Girls Rock Math Camp Intern -Counselor: Apply at www.GirlsRockMathematics.com
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.