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Summer Programs

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Gettysburg College is excited to offer several opportunities for high school juniors and sophomores to attend academic camps over the summer months. Subjects include psychology, history, creative writing, piano, or information technology. Please find information to share with your students about our academic camps below: 

  • Camp Psych - Campers will get hands-on experiences that introduce them to research in psychology during this fun, challenging, and engaging introduction to the field.
  • Sunderman Piano Institute - Pianists 12-17 years old who desire to improve their performance skills, collaborate with other pianists, and dive deeply into related music subjects of their choice. Pianists will have opportunities to perform in daily studio class, and the final Friday concert will showcase pianists in both solo and ensemble works.
  • Writing Camp - Students gain an in-depth introduction to all four genres of creative writing: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and writing for stage and screen.
  • 3D Object Modeling and Printing Camp - Students will study 3D object modeling and printing starting with the basics of a 3D printer. After learning the fundamentals, they will practice designing objects.
  • Coding for Robotics & Electronics Camp - Students will gain hands-on experiences in coding, wiring, hardware, and building robots through the open source software known as Arduino. Throughout this camp, campers will learn basic electrical engineering, the physics behind electricity, and how to think like a scientist.
  • Civil War Institute Summer Conference - The High School Student Scholarship component of Gettysburg College's annual Civil War Institute summer conference provides high school students an opportunity to explore the history of the Civil War era on the site of the war's most decisive battle. 

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 Duke Summer Session applications are now open. Through participating in one of our three transformative summer programs at Duke University, you will experience our commitment to academic excellence and personal growth as you challenge yourself, connect with new people, and create lasting memories over the course of the summer. All the while, you will be enhancing your college application and laying the foundation for future success at elite universities. 

Duke University Summer Session
Apply online today to secure your spot in one (or more) of our incredible programs.


There are numerous programs during the summer available to Hart County High School students. Please visit the following websites or ask your counselor for more information.


UK PEPP Scholars Summer Program

Students who apply for PEPP at the University of Kentucky must currently be high school seniors who wish to consider Medicine or Dentistry as a career and who have academic potential for future Medical or Dental school. PEPP applications are typically due in early spring (February). The UK PEPP Scholars Program is a 4-1/2 week program. If students or parents have questions, they may contact the UK PEPP office by phone at 859-257-8692. You can also visit the website for additional information.  


Hugh O’Bryan Youth Scholarship

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Applications for the Hugh O’Brian Youth Foundation (HOBY) Leadership Seminar are available during the fall semester at the Hart County High School Guidance Office. All tenth graders currently enrolled at HCHS are eligible and encouraged to apply; however, only two applicants from each school will be chosen to attend. There are registration fees associated with participation in this program. 

Governor’s School for the Arts

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GSA provides hands-on-arts opportunity for the states talented high school students who are dancers, actors, instrumental and vocal musicians, creative writers, future architects or visual artists. GSA’s primary component includes a three-week summer residential program for Kentucky sophomores or juniors, regional arts workshops and master classes, college and career day and an artistic roster of performing and visual artists made up of GSA Alumni. Those selected attend the program free of charge. 


Governor’s Scholars Program

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The Governor’s Scholars Program is a stimulating, five-week, residential summer program for outstanding Kentucky students completing their junior year in high school. Established in 1983, the program provides academic and personal growth through the balance of a strong liberal arts program with a full co-curricular and residential life experience. Students must complete an application and compete with others from across the state. Those selected attend the program free of charge. Students that are in their junior year of high school are encouraged to apply through their guidance counselor's office.


Governor's School for Entrepreneurs

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GSE is a unique entrepreneurship program which places a strong emphasis on innovation and design as elements of creating a sustainable business model. GSE teaches you critical life and work skills of problem-solving, teamwork and iteration in an environment where it is safe to take risks with your ideas. Students learn about such things as: company-start-up and growth, product development and design, customer validation, business models, marketing and sales, production, investment capital and long-range strategy.  At the end of the summer program, some teams may be ready to launch an actual company and/or product or service. Interested students in grades 9, 10, and 11 should visit the website for additional information. 


People to People

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President Dwight D. Eisenhower believed that ordinary citizens of different nations, if able to communicate directly, would solve their differences and find a way to live in peace. In 1956, he put those beliefs into action and created People to People Ambassador Programs. In 1956, our 34th president called a special White House conference of American leaders, who joined him in creating the People to People initiative. As a result, the People to People mission developed around personal exchanges and firsthand experiences with other cultures.  Since 1963, Student Ambassador Programs has taken thousands of young Americans across international borders. Venturing abroad or on our own continent, Student Ambassadors return home with a greater sense of what it means to be a good neighbor and a global citizen.


University of Kentucky AHEC Camps

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The Summer Enrichment Program for rising high school juniors (current 10th grade students) typically takes place in June and runs for 4 weeks, and the Health Researcher’s Youth Academy for rising high school seniors (current 11th grade students) typically takes place in July and runs for two weeks.  Both provide an excellent opportunity for any student interested in a potential health care career, either in clinical practice or in the area of health care research. These residential camps are offered free of charge to any student invited to attend. More detailed information about each camp can be found here.