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June Opportunities

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late June University of Pittsburgh’s School of Pharmacy PIER Program PittPharmacy PIER (Pharmacy, Innovations, Experience, and Research) is a program offered by the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy to high school and undergraduate students to help navigate and learn about the various paths of pharmacy through an innovative curriculum, lifelong mentorship, and unique experiential sites. FREE 9-12
mid June

Howard University High School Multicultural Media Academy

Spend two weeks with us virtually, and we will teach you how to use the power of multimedia journalism to cover health and wellness in underserved communities. You will learn how to write news stories, capture audio, shoot and edit video, take photos and incorporate social media. You will also develop an understanding of interrelated social issues — such as housing and hunger — that contribute to making communities unhealthy. FREE  current 9th-12th grades
rolling until full The Jefferson College of Rehabilitation Sciences (JCRS) High School STEP-UP 

The Jefferson College of Rehabilitation Sciences (JCRS) High School STEP-UP serves rising juniors and seniors who wish to explore careers in exercise science, physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT), athletic training (AT), and speech-language pathology (SLP) and who are traditionally underrepresented in these disciplines. 


STEP-UP is a two-day program that increases students’ knowledge of the important role rehabilitation professionals play on the health care team and helps students understand what they can do to become competitive applicants for undergraduate and graduate programs in these fields.


current grades 10 and 11


  • students from underrepresented racial/ethnic minorities,
  • first-generation college students,
  • students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds,
  • students who identify within the LGBTQ+ communities.


late June
Advance College Experience (ACE) at CCP
Get a jump on college and earn college credits, explore career interests or use your creative talents.  Courses change each year but often include these and many more: Psychology, Public Speaking, Music Technology, Video Game Development, Ethical Problems, Japanese, etc.
mid June or until full Feast of Justice Summer Leadership Development Program Students will participate in regular Feast of Justice food distribution activities, as well as some new, related activities, such as social media development, urban gardening, elementary summer camp support. YOU GET PAID current grades 9-12
no deadline High School Summer Pass to Planet Fitness High school students can work out for free at all Planet Fitness locations this summer.   Students ages 14 to 18 are eligible from May 16 to Aug. 31. And, students signed up are automatically entered into a sweepstakes that will award one $500 scholarship per state and a grand prize of a $5,000 scholarship.  Students under age 18 must register with a parent/guardian but can work out on their own. FREE ages 14-18
mid June

Project HOME K-8 Summer Camp


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Our six-week Summer Camp runs from July 5 - August 12, Mondays - Fridays, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.  Students will develop literacy and math skills, create engineering and coding projects in our SMARTLab, engage in fun activities such as yoga, dance, and water play, and will go on weekly trips. 

Students will receive breakfast, lunch, and daily snacks.

- $25 per week


- $150 for 6 weeks

late June

The UNIQUELY YOU SUMMIT Academy's Love & Learning Labs- Summer Session

TheUNIQUELY YOU SUMMIT Academy’s Love & Learning Labs are a safe, virtual space for Black girls to be nourished in an environment that fosters love of self, and emanates love of, for, and toward Black girls. And this Summer, UYSA is offering weekly Love & Learning Labs for Black girls in high school. FREE



-Black girls

early June For The Love of Black Girls Virtual Summer Camp The FOR THE LOVE OF BLACK GIRLS™ Summer Camp is a two-week virtual experience rooted in the joys of Black Girlhood. While the work that we do will always center our commitments to Black girls, this experience in particular is strictly focused on the unique joys that come with being a Black girl when Black girls get to be young girls. Our intention is to educe joy and multiply it. FREE ages 11-14

early June


*registration deadline varies- closes one week before course starts

Harrisburg University Enrichment Summer Courses - at the Philadelphia Campus

Each of the Harrisburg University Summer Enrichment programs in Philadelphia takes a unique look at a field of science or technology, or the business of science and technology. While learning is the primary goal for these day camps, students will be surprised how much fun they can have letting their imaginations run wild by exploring scientific adventures, discovering potential inventions, and harnessing innovation and creativity through technology. 


Courses include 3D Printing for Medicine, Aquaponics, Cybersecurity Minecraft, Forensics, Video Game Design, and many more.

- varies per course


- about $150- $420 per course

early June Temple University 

College of Engineering Philadelphia Youth for STEM

College of Engineering's Philadelphia Youth STEM camp is an inclusive, two-week long experiential learning program for middle schoolers interested in exploring science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Our goal is to spark a curiosity in understanding how things around us work and to demonstrate that no matter our age, we are never done learning. 



- some scholarships available

mid June John Heinz Urban Conservation Crew Summer Program

Crew Members will work together in teams to complete conservation projects around the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, including improvements to hiking trails, wildlife habitat and visitor infrastructure.  Program recruitment is targeted to attract youth from diverse backgrounds from the greater Philadelphia area.

YOU GET PAID ages 15-18
late June Asian Arts Initiative Youth Summer Camp

1. The first summer program is the Youth Arts Workshop taking place from July 19 to August 13 daily from 9 am - 3 pm. The program will focus on various arts and movement activities, exploring how we can take care of ourselves and each other to heal as a community as we readjust from this pandemic. The program is free of charge with donations encouraged. Parents who are interested can register their child by filling out the application packet attached as PDF document below and email it back to me (jiawen@asianartsinitiative.org) or drop them off at 1219 Vine Street, Philadelphia PA 19107. 


2. The second program is Camp Bruce Lee from August 16 to August 20, daily from 9 am - 3 pm. Asian Arts Initiative’s Camp Bruce Lee Pilot Program is a week-long program for middle schoolers that teaches confidence and self-knowledge in a mind, body, spirit curriculum based on Bruce Lee’s philosophies and life. The rate for our camp is $250 with limited scholarship opportunity available for low-income households. Families could register their children by filling out this Google Form


FREE 6-8
mid June or until full

IUP GenCyber Summer Program

Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) will offer a FREE cybersecurity virtual camp for students currently in grades 6-12. FREE current grades 6-12
early June STEM programs at Temple University Designed for students interested in coding, science, technology, engineering, math, and research/robotics projects. FREE currently in grades 6-11
early June Diller Teen Fellows The program aims to build the next generation of committed Jewish leaders: to inspire and empower a global network of teens and equip them with the skills, confidence, knowledge and Jewish values they need to help create a better world.



- includes program and travel to Israel


- scholarships are available

none Internships at the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD)

PWD hires students for positions in engineering, science, data management, administration, and trades. Students must be currently enrolled in an accredited high school, trade school, college, or other accredited institution to be eligible for a job with PWD.


These job opportunities are advertised throughout the year. Join our Student employment email list and we’ll send job announcements directly to your inbox:

FREE 9-12
none Planet Fitness Students age 15-18 can work out for free all summer and have a chance to win scholarships! FREE (for the summer) ages 15-18
Mid June

Moore College of Art- Youth Programs

Take various art classes- portfolio preparation, drawing, digital photography, painting, graphic design, fashion design, etc.  Classes are available during the spring, summer, and fall sessions.
Approximately $650- varies according to course.  Grants for a FREE class are available from Moore in exchange for volunteer time.  See your counselor for a $250 merit scholarship.
Dates vary
Serve Philadelphia
Find volunteer opportunities in Philadelphia in areas such as Arts and Culture, Leadership, Hunger and Homelessness, Sustainability, etc.
Age varies
Early June

Drexel University's Summer Institutes

Drexel's summer academic programs are summer camps open to highly motivated high school students who wish to explore what a university-level program is all about. Workshops are led by Drexel faculty and utilize Drexel's labs, facilities, and the city of Philadelphia's many resources.

Choose an academic area to see the summer camps that are offered:

FREE- $2,300

(cost varies per program)

Dates Vary

Tyler School of Art Pre College Summer Workshop


Experience making ART on a college campus; Expand your portfolio and extend technical know-how.


Programs include (but not limited to): portfolio preparation, figure drawing, portraits, painting, digital design & illustration, digital photography & image making, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking

Costs vary depending on workshop and duration


*See counselor for scholarship information

Early June 

Global Works-Travel With Purpose


Global Works Community service-based adventure travel programs for high school students.

$3000-$8000  9-12 
Early June 

Visions Service Adventures


Visions Service Adventures summer community service program (4 weeks in July or August) blend ambitious volunteer work, cultural immersion and adventure. $4050-$5050 9-12
Early June

Summer Discovery Enrichment Programs for High School Students


Our summer enrichment programs for high school students feature classes and workshops at locations such as Penn State University, the University of Colorado at Boulder, the University of Vermont, and The Sorbonne (Paris, France)


Cost Varies
Rolling Admissions

Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG)

SIG summer programs combine academics with social, cultural and recreational opportunities for a truly engaging summer. Programs are available for gifted students ages 4-17. Cost Varies (see website) Ages 4-17




TeenLife is a resource for parents, teen, and educators who are looking for meaningful learning experiences. Opportunities include academic and adventure summer programs.  Cost Varies
Rolling Admission Until Full Engineering Camp at Widener University Week-long engineering camp in a hands-on environment at Widener University. 

$400 for day camp

$800 for residential camp

Rolling admission until full Summer Camps at Penn State- Kids and Teens Penn State, Abington Campus- Various camps available- Meteorology, Robotics, Chemistry, Engineering, Multimedia Design, Art, Writing Workshop,  Basketball Clinic, Public Speaking, etc. about $300- cost varies slightly depending on camp grades 3-12
Rolling Admission until full Abington Art Center- Summer Camps Summer camps in art, clay, illustration, acting, and more cost varies per camp ages 4-16
Mid June
954 Dance Movement Collective

One-week dance camps with classes in: Hip Hop, Ballet, Tap, Modern Dance, Cultural Dances, Yoga, and FunDance.


Week 1- ages 6-9

Week 2- ages 12-16

Week 3- ages 9-12



*register before May 1 and save $50

 ages 6-16
Mid June Asian Arts Initiative- Youth Arts Workshop (YAW) Take workshops on topics such as clothing design, art & energy, making music, or open studio where you develop your own project.



*full scholarships available- contact Ellen Hwang at (215)557-0455 ext. 232

grades 6-8 
late June Curio Theatre School- Summer Camp This camp is for rising first graders through high school seniors who want to learn more about theatre: 
Acting, playwritting, improvisation, dance, design and prop creation.

$425 per 2 week session


*Financial assistance may be available.  Call Liz Carlson at (215)525-1350.

grades 1-12
apply any time Volunteer at The National Constitution Center

Volunteering at the National Constitution Center is a great way to get involved in your community while learning more about America’s constitutional history. Plus, you can build your résumé and enhance your public-speaking skills.

Volunteers play an essential role at the museum. By contributing your time and knowledge, you can learn something new, share what you already know, meet new people, and have fun!

None age 15 or older
rolling volunteer with The North Broad Reanissance In partnership with community stakeholders, the North Broad Renaissance is looking to revitalize the community, create opportunities, and improve the economic power and overall quality of life along one of Philadelphia’s most prominent corridors – North Broad Street. FREE grades 9-12

early June


(by June 1 for scholarship consideration

Legacy Youth Tennis and Education Summer Camps Classes for students at all skill levels

cost varies by program


*scholarships are available

ages 4-18




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