Summer Opportunities outside of CRHS
Announcing the Rutgers School of Business-Camden BizEd Summer Program for High School Students: July 2014! Application is now open and available.

Good Afternoon: Welcome to the 14th Annual BizEd program at Rutgers School of Business–Camden.  We would like to invite your high school to notify students of this summer’s program.  All students will be required to complete an online application.  All materials and information about the program can be found on our BizEd webpage:


We invite you to nominate up to six students for the rising senior program and up to five students for the rising junior program.   We will be taking multiple students from the same high school if space permits.  The program dates are:


BizEd:  Building Business Leaders (for rising Seniors)

Session 1-Tuesday, July 8 through Thursday, July 17 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Graduation ceremony on Thursday, July 17 at 6 pm)


Introduction to BizEd:  Building the Best “You” for Business (for rising Juniors)

Session 2-Tuesday, July 22 through Wednesday, July 30 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm (Graduation ceremony on Wednesday, July 30 at 6 pm)


Our application guidelines are as follows:


1)    Student Application:  Please direct your students to the following website to complete our online application:


Students should have at least a “B” average with the potential to be an “A” student and able to represent your school and Rutgers University in a professional manner.   Students do not have to have taken any business courses or have a particular interest in business.  One of the goals of the program is to expose students to the exciting world of business.  Students must be able to commit to the full program (no absences) and attend the program every day. (Note:  The program is held weekdays only, no Saturday/Sunday classes.)


2)    The application deadline for the students is Friday, April 25, 2014.  All students that are accepted into the program will be notified by Monday, May 5, 2014.   The students who do not get accepted will be invited to place their name on our waiting list.  Often, due to last minute student emergency situations, we have been able to extend invitations to some wait listed students.


3)    This year we are requiring a short nomination paragraph from a school teacher/administrator.  You may submit your nomination through our online form at  Please complete the nomination by April 25, 2014.


4)    The cost for each program remains the same for this year.


BizEd:  Building Business Leaders (for rising Seniors): $250

Introduction to BizEd:  Building the Best “You” for Business (for rising Juniors): $200


5)    Here is a sample email announcement you can use for your school newsletter or email distribution:


Announcing the Rutgers School of Business-Camden BizEd Program:  A Summer Leadership Program for High School Juniors and Seniors, July 2014


-Learn from internationally recognized Rutgers faculty

-Get behind the scenes tours at companies in the Delaware Valley

-Build leadership skills

-Compete to win an iPad mini

-Experience college life at Rutgers-Camden


For more information visit


PREFACE Summer Program – 2014


The Rensselaer PREFACE Program is a two-week residential summer experience for talented high school sophomores and juniors, who will enter 11th or 12th grade in the fall of the coming year and who have expressed a strong, early interest in pursuing a career in the engineering and technological professions. It is for high school students from groups that have been historically and traditionally underrepresented or underserved in science, engineering, and technological fields.

In 2012, Rensselaer accepted 24 students to participate in the two, two-week sessions in July, from over 300 applicants from around the nation. They are exceptional young men and women from 12 states including California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Virginia.  Participation in the PREFACE Summer Program provides the student participants with extraordinary opportunities:

PREFACE provides experiences using an engineering process approach to resolve a problem (e.g., design, troubleshoot, innovate, model, revise, and assess outcomes);

Activities, classes and workshops create opportunities to develop leadership and team-building skills;
Students explore career opportunities available in the engineering professions as a means to develop a deeper understanding of the role and expectations of an engineering education;
The PREFACE Program presents a snapshot of college life and its academic, social, cultural, service learning and environmental experiences.
Rising high school juniors and seniors are invited to apply for an intensive summer Robotics Camp offered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), and sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

The intent of the camp is to motivate the most creative minds of a new generation of prospective Electrical and Computer Engineers to become global leaders in an increasingly technological world. The program aims to create a community of students who participate in and contribute to an intensive and powerful academic experience delivered by distinguished educators and professionals.

Camp participants will be introduced through a residential College academic experience to the exciting field of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and will learn topics not traditionally taught in High Schools such as Microcontroller Programming, Sensing Systems, Digital Electronics, and more. (click on image to see a photo album from the camp)

The participant will work with Electrical and Computer Engineering students and professors, and interact with professional engineers from the Industry.

TCNJ offers a superior learning environment, and these experiences take place in specialized laboratories.

Robotics is the science and technology of robots, their design, manufacture, and application. It requires a working knowledge of electronics, software, and mechanics. Before the coining of the term robotics, there was interest in ideas similar to robotics (namely automata and androids) dating as far back as 400 BC. Robotics are used in industrial, military, exploration, home making, and academic and research applications. Although the appearance and capabilities of robots vary vastly, all robots share the features of electronic sensors, and a movable structure under some form of autonomous electronics, computer, and software control.

Students will build, program, and use their own robot. Each participant will receive a robotics kit, and at the end of the camp they get to take home their own robot. The Kit provides everything necessary to build an expandable robotics platform. During the process of building their robot, students get to perform a series of activities, which culminate with a robotics competition.
The activities introduce motor control and interfacing your robot to the human world to avoid objects, following light, provide sound and light feedback, and the Roborealm computer vision and robotics development platform and environment in the advanced session.(click on image to see a photo album from the camp – higher resolution images may take longer to load)

·         Interesting electrical and computer engineering sessions each morning and afternoon, and their application to your robot. Hands-on robot building, programming, and utilization facilitated by TCNJ faculty and students.
·         Hands-on utilization of wireless technologies and computer vision and robotics development platform.
·         Site visits to facilities where state of the art electronic and computer technology is being developed, and meeting with practicing engineers.
·         Fun evening activities.
·         (For students attending both sessions only) Fun weekend trip to Six Flags Hurricane Harbor and Great Adventure & Wild Safari .

At the end of the week, a prominent guest speaker from the Electronics/Computer Industry will give a special presentation about their organization and the industry.


Eligible camp participants are students who will be high school juniors or seniors during the 2013-2014 school year, and rank at the top 30% of their class, have an interest in robotics or engineering, and have successfully completed one year of college prep mathematics (preference will be given to those who have completed algebra).


The camp will be held at the beautiful campus of The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ. Participants stay in a TCNJ air-conditioned residence dorm and are chaperoned by electrical/computer engineering students.
Dates to be determined. 
(Cost of the camp: $1,696 for a single session and $3,674 for both sessions. All students accepted to the camp will receive a $400 scholarship for a single session or a $800 scholarship for both sessions.)
FINAL TOTAL Cost of Camp*: $1,325 for one session or $2,903 for both sessions. This cost covers the following:
·         non-refundable $29 application fee
·         robot kit
·         tuition
·         educational materials
·         room and board
·         entertainment expenses
*Camp participants must provide their own transportation to and from Ewing, New Jersey.
Limited number of seats are available for this program. Interested students should submit the online application below as early as possible.
Dr. Orlando Hernandez
Electrical and Computer Engineering
The College of New Jersey
P.O. Box 7718, Ewing, NJ 08628-0718
TELEPHONE: (609) 771-2470
The College of New Jersey’s Summer Pre-Engineering Teacher Academy is offered to high school rising seniors interested in teaching science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) principles in an exciting, relevant, and real-world engineering design environment. This program is designed to attract students to the field of pre-engineering education through exposure to curriculum and practicum experiences that focus on teaching.

A national shortage of technology/pre-engineering teachers exists in New Jersey and nationally. The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and other professional engineering societies have identified as a national imperative the need for students to gain technological literacy, strengthen their interest and skills in STEM principles, and in increasing numbers enter engineering and other design fields. Studies have shown that if students, especially female students, are not provided design and engineering experiences in school, they are very unlikely to consider a technological field of study.

TCNJ’S Pre-Engineering Teacher Academy aims to capture the interests of high school students as an effective recruitment strategy toward resolving this shortfall.
The Pre-Engineering Teacher Academy serves as an excellent long-term recruitment strategy to increase the pool of candidates interested in becoming pre-engineering teachers. Benefits of the Academy include:
• Introduction to pre-engineering teaching and the profession.
• Opportunities to meet with distinguished TCNJ faculty, educational leaders, and teachers to discuss issues pertinent to pre-engineering education.
• Participation in creative hands-on pre-engineering activities.
• Experience making a difference in a student’s life.
• Joining other students in an fun and creative atmosphere learning team building exercises, principles of Science, Technology Engineering, and Math.
While on the TCNJ campus, high school students will experience learning as individuals and as productive citizens as they explore new concepts and ideas. Students will experience the profession as they are guided through issues pertinent to pre-engineering education. Students will experience the classroom as they become acquainted with teachers and teaching on a personal and professional level. Working in small groups, students will plan and teach a pre-engineering lesson to groups of middle school students. Each participant will be required to complete all assignments, keep a portfolio, and write a summary report about his/her experiences in the Pre-Engineering Teacher Academy.
Registration will be limited to twenty rising high school seniors. Students are required to attend every daily session. Letters of invitation will be sent directly to participants.
Any student who is taking a college preparatory program with a strong interest in STEM principles, who has completed his/her junior year, and is currently maintaining a GPA of 3.0. Students enrolled in TSA or a PLTW program or NJ High-Tech program or who attends one of our partner schools are strongly encouraged to apply, but it is not a requirement. Applicants must have a desire to learn and grow as a person and in the field of pre-engineering teaching.
Selection Criteria
Students who are selected for this program must meet
the following criteria:
1. Applicants must currently be a rising high school senior
2. Enrolled in a college preparatory program
2. GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale
3. Recommended by a STEM teacher
4. Prepare an essay
5. Complete an interview (if requested)
• Fill out the application (PDF) in the back of our Academy Brochure
• Attach an essay (200-250 words typed) explaining why you are interested in pursuing a career as a Pre-Engineering teacher.
• Attach a letter of recommendation from a STEM teacher.
• Attach a transcript of your high school grades including the first two marking periods of your junior year.
• Attach a list of extracurricular school and community activities including offices held, leadership positions, and the amount of time devoted each week. Include paid work experience as well as volunteer positions.
Mail all completed applications to:
Alison Goeke
Pre-Engineering Teacher Academy
The College of New Jersey
103 Armstrong Hall
PO Box 7718
Ewing, NJ 08629-0718

NJIT Summer STEM Programs
The Center for Pre-College Programs at NJIT gives pre-college students the chance to explore careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and to experience the relationship between these subjects and their applications to everyday life.
Students become "engineers", "mathematicians", "architects", "managers" or "scientists" and learn how to design solutions to problems that affect everyone.The Center for Pre College Programs also offers students the opportunity to learn about college life.
Students experience a genuine college classroom environment, with tough courses to challenge their young minds. This could reinforce the curriculum from high school as well as improve one's skills.
These programs offer students a chance to look ahead from high school and begin to think of their futures. Student programs include the following :
·         TRiO Programs
·         Academy College Courses

Discover Busine$$ Teen Camp
Is your teenager ready for college? Does he or she have basic business skills? 
Then enroll him or her in Fairleigh Dickinson University’s innovative Discover Business Teen Camp at FDU's College at Florham campus, located in Madison, NJ (July 8-12, 2013) or the Metropolitan campus located in Teaneck, NJ (July 15-July 19, 2013).
See My9 Real Talk feature talking about this year's teen camp
See ABC TV news feature that highlighted last year's teen business camp
The Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship, the University’s Top 20-ranked entrepreneurship center, is offering two one-week summer sessions from 9 am to 4 pm daily. The skills learned at this camp can be applied to all areas of life – in school, business, and the world. Students will gain knowledge in the following areas: 
Team work and Leadership
·         Being a team player in a global business environment
·         Group dynamics—how to work in a team and resolve conflicts.
·         Group projects—collaboration and new technology methods
·         Effective management and leadership skills
·         How to speak and write in professional environments
·         Making a positive first impression, the value of business etiquette
·         Building relationships of trust within and outside of business
·         Benefits of networking online and in person
·         Personal finance—saving, budgeting and investing
·         Cash management tools
 Marketing and Market Research
·         Using library resources and the internet to find business information
·         Selecting target market and designing a market strategy
·         Tactics to deliver an effective advertising campaign
 Entrepreneurship/Business Planning
·         Learn from the real life experiences of entrepreneurs
·         Explore entrepreneurship and business planning
·         At the end of the week, students present a team business plan
Lunch and snacks will be provided daily but you may bring your own.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the faculty/counselor to student ratio?  1 to 10
Will a certificate of completion be given? Yes
Is there a scholarship program for students?  Yes. Interested applicants should submit their medical/registration form first. Scholarships are on a case by case basis. Please inquire after submitting registration.
Is a pretest necessary? No, but participants may be asked to write a short one-page essay for screening purposes after they register.
Is this a sleep away camp? No, the camp is from 9 am to 4 pm daily, ending at 3 pm on the last day.
Is transportation provided? No. Parents/Guardians are responsible to make sure their child is provided with transportation to and from the camp at the times given. FDU is not responsible for early arrivals or late departures.
Tuition: $490. All registration must be completed and received by TBA. A $150 nonrefundable deposit, plus a one-time $20 registration fee, is required at the time of registration to hold a space for each camper. The total is $510.00 (including the deposit and registration fees.) All fees must be paid no later than TBA. Seating is limited.
To register, mail check with completed medical form to:
Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship- Teen Camp
Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Ave., M-MS2-05
Madison, NJ 07940
Make checks payable to: Rothman Institute
To pay via credit card, please mail completed medical form first and then call 973-443-8842.
For more information please call 973-443-8842.
Please note, filling out the medical form counts as the registration form. There is no separate registration form. 

A 3-week summer program for students entering grades 10-12 on the campus of Yale University
2013 Program Dates
Residential Program
Session One: 
June 30 - July 20
Session Two: 
Jul 21 - Aug 10
Day Program
Session One: 
July 1 - July 19
Session Two: 
July 22 - Aug 9

Wellesley College Summer Camps for Kids
1.       TV And Movie Industry Focus Program
o    Students who are interested in a variety of jobs in either the TV or movie industry will get a lot of useful career advice out of the TV and Movie Industry Focus Program. They get lessons from real Hollywood producers about things like script writing, interviews, reviewing television pilots, production budgets and storyboarding. They even get hands-on camera and editing lessons. From the initial writing and pitching of ideas to finishing the final cut of a movie or television episode, students get real world guidance to help them in their future career in entertainment.
July 22 – 26, 2013
Ramapo College
This interactive workshop is packed with fun and learning from real life experts in business and economics.
In our 5-day summer workshop you will…
§ Interact with real entrepreneurs.
§ Experience first-hand the fun of building a business.
§ Learn how to leverage free market economic principles.
§ Unlock your own entrepreneurial creativity.

§ Inspire peers to help build your business vision.

2013 Summer Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Program


The online application for the USNA Summer STEM program is open TODAY -$.startup

 Summer STEM is designed to encourage rising 8th-11th graders from across the country to pursue a course of study in engineering and technology throughout high school and college. 

Click on this link to see highlights from the fun and informative sessions from this past summer.
2013 Sessions:
June 3-8 (rising 8th and 9th graders)
June 10-15 (rising 10th graders) 
June 17-21 (rising 11th graders)
 The application closes April 15, 2013.



Temple University Summer Program: Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering for HS students
Five week summer program to learn how to build programmable mobile robots.  Students will compete with other HS students in the Delaware Valley.  This is a great introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering.  Class meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:30 – Noon. 
Cost is $550.  Deadline is May 11, 2013. 
For more information contact:
Mrs. Carol Dahlberg
Dr. John J. Helferty