Cool Summer Programs for Middle and High School Students Offered by Central New York’s Independent Colleges and Universities

News Date: 8/10/2011

Contact:

Jennifer Miller, 518-436-4781, jennifer@CICU.org

Michael Mineconzo, 518-436-4781, michaelm@CICU.org

 

Central New York Institutions Offer a Wide Variety of Programs for Area Students

 

Albany, NY – New York’s independent colleges and universities provide summer enrichment programs for middle and high school students. These programs offer students the chance to learn about new topics, while also providing them an opportunity to experience the college environment first-hand.  

The 2011 edition of “New York\'s Private Colleges and Universities Outreach and Enrichment Programs for Junior High and/or High School Age Students” is now available from the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU). Complete with program descriptions, dates, age range for participants, and college contacts, the booklet catalogs hundreds of summer learning opportunities. 

“Summer programs in a college setting offer a unique window of opportunity for middle and high school students to learn new subjects, advance their knowledge and personal growth, and develop new friendships,” said Laura L. Anglin, President of CICU, “New York’s independent colleges and universities are offering something for everyone this year, while giving students a taste of the college experience and top-notch teaching and facilities.” 

Several Central New York colleges and universities will be offering exciting summer programs for area middle and high school students this year. Below are just a few examples of the fascinating summer programs available from Central New York’s independent colleges and universities. 

  • Cazenovia College will offer its Summer Stage program. The two-week program will allow area students to learn about the many facets of theater, including song, dance, acting, and scenery. (www.cazenovia.edu
  • Colgate University will offer its Science and Sports Camp, which targets students from inner city, ethnically diverse, and rural school districts, and aims to excite these students about science, scientific research, and careers in science-related fields. (www.colgate.edu
  • Cornell University’s 4-H Youth Programs through Cornell Cooperative Extension will look to develop the next generation of inventors, entrepreneurs, and problem solvers. The CAU Summer Youth Program will offer students recreational and social activities, along with access to the university’s academic resources. Also, Cornell’s Summer College Programs for High School Students will allow students to take courses for college credit, and its Science Outreach and Enrichment Programs will allow students to learn about a number of different science disciplines. (www.cornell.edu
  • Hamilton College will offer its Leaders for Life program. This leadership camp will teach area students to be positive influences in their schools and communities, while also enhancing their leadership skills. (www.hamilton.edu
  • Ithaca College’s Health Quest program will allow high school students to explore health related careers. The Ithaca College Summer Music Academy will offer students a pre-college, music-focused experience and the Ithaca Summer Piano Institute will provide talented young pianists a comprehensive music program. Also, Ithaca’s Summer College for High School Students program will provide high school students in-depth exposure to the college environment. (www.ithaca.edu
  • Le Moyne College’s Institute for Reading Development will teach students the skills to read faster, tackle difficult material, and earn better grades. The college’s Loyola Institute will provide area Catholic school students a 4-year summer program to further their academic knowledge. Le Moyne also will conduct its Summer Scholar Program, which will provide area students an introduction to college coursework. (www.lemoyne.edu
  • Syracuse University will offer its Summer College for High School Students program, which will provide area students exposure to college-level learning and allow them to earn up to 7 college credits. Available programs include business management, musical theater, architecture, engineering, computer science, forensic science, law, and communications. (www.syr.edu

For program descriptions, dates, age range for participants, college contact, and other information on these and other summer programs offered by New York’s independent colleges and universities, visit http://www.nycolleges.org/resources.php to download “New York\'s Private Colleges and Universities Outreach and Enrichment Programs for Junior High and/or High School Age Students - 2011.” For a schedule of open houses, admissions, and financial aid information, visit http://www.nycolleges.org/.