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Summer Camps/ Contests/ College Prep Programs


Special Programming/Opportunities


American Legion Buckeye Boys State-is a hands-on workshop in the principles and organization of Ohio government where young men will learn about Ohio government.   It is a proven leadership and management training program. Interested students are invited to the official Buckeye Boys State website

The University of Alabama Early College Summer on Campus 2018-This is a great opportunity if you are considering attending The University of Alabama. You will have a chance to live in a residence hall, take two classes with other college students and participate in fun, engaging social activities.

Duke University Summer Sessions-Duke University is offering a session this summer called Summer College Online as well as Summer Academy. See Mrs. Havlin for more details about this opportunity!

Pre-Pharmacy Preview Day- is an opportunity on Monday, February 19th from 10-1PM for prospective students to learn more about the profession of pharmacy and the PharmD program at the University of Cincinnati. Students will participate in a skills lab activity, hear from a panel of current UC pharmacy students and pharmacists and receive a tour of the college. To register, please visit

Wright State University Exploring STEMM 2018-Students who are selected will participate in a variety of STEMM disciplines over a two day period. Students will spend one night on campus under the supervision of Residential Assistants. Session dates are: June 25-26 (females only), June 28-29 (males only), July 2-3 (co-ed). See Mrs. Havlin for more details!

Great Oaks Campuses-The Great Oaks campuses are offering numerous camps this summer in a variety of areas of interests/careers such as Mission Medical, Start your Engine and Communicate with Art! Stop by and see Mrs. Havlin for the complete list if interested!

Sheet Metal Workers Job Apprenticeship and Training-Interested in applying for the Sheet Metal workers Apprenticeship Program? If so, you will need a copy of your birth certificate, valid driver’s license, high school transcript, letter verifying you are on track to graduate, resume and letters of recommendations. See Mrs. Havlin for details. Deadline: March 2018.

Explorer Program- Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office invites all students between the ages of 15-20 years of age, with an interest in Law Enforcement to attend any upcoming Explorer meetings. This program allows students to develop an insight into the field of Law Enforcement. The program offers law enforcement training, a ride-along program, as well as other areas of interest. All meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, 6:30 pm, at the Hamilton County Sherriff’s Patrol Headquarters on Hamilton Ave. Call 513 825-1500 for further questions.

Martin W. Essex School for the Gifted and Talented-at Otterbein University offers rising high school juniors and seniors opportunities for career exploration through a unique program comprised of classes, seminars and workshops on the arts, sciences and humanities. Dates: June 17-23, 2018. Cost-$650.00 (Needs-based financial assistance may be available). For more information, call 614-823-1570.

Veterinary Exploration Conference-This program exposes numerous students to available careers in veterinary medicine that might otherwise have been a mystery. Topics include: Careers in Public Health, Careers as a Vet Tech, Student Panel hosted by current Ohio State University Vet students. Registration is $10.00 and is open to high school juniors and seniors. The conference takes place on February 24th from 10AM-12PM located at the Hyatt Regency Columbus. Deadline to register is February 18, 2018. Register at

Raj Soin College of Business Professional Business Institute-exposes students to real business experiences at a five-day, four-night camp. You will work with local business executives like Jonah Sandler, found and CEO of Scene75, to explore how business majors can fit your interests and goals. This program is FREE with a $50.00 refundable deposit. The institute begins June 10-14, 2018 at Wright State University. Please apply by March 24, 2018. Apply at

University of Louisville Public Health Preview Day-is a chance for you to learn about undergraduate programs in public health. You will meet staff and faculty, discuss research options, receive a t-shirt and meals, connect with current students, tour campus facility and discover community involvement activities. This event is taking place on Saturday, February 24th from 8:30AM-4PM at the University of Louisville. RSVP by February 19th to