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Pasadena Playhouse Musical Theatre Boot Camp

Students focus on the audition process rather than a production, allowing them to enter the college application season with a repertoire of monologues and songs, and the skills needed to find material appropriate for their age and type. Each session culminates in a cabaret performance for family and friends. 

39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101

Contact: Arie Levine • 626-344-8979

Ages 14-18


Arts, Music Theatre  Pre-College


1500 E. Villa St., Pasadena, CA 91106

Contact: Ernesto Covarrubias • 626-744-4048

Ages 12-24


Community Service

Pasadena Public Library

We encourage you to volunteer at the Jefferson Branch Library or other local branches. Volunteer opportunities include: homework helper, book reviewer, teen advisory board, event help, Teen Zine graphic designer or writer, Summer Reading Program, and more. A monthly email of volunteer programs is sent out each month. Apply online!

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Pasadena Waldorf School Summer Camp

Join Pasadena Waldorf School for Summer Camp in beautiful Altadena! Grades 1-8 Camp offers hands-on activities, from art and design to cooking, practical arts, and nature skills. Early Childhood Camp, led by our Early Childhood teachers, provides a nurturing play-based program for children entering preschool - first grade. Registration is open to all!

536 E. Mendocino St., Altadena, CA 91001

Contact: Lauren Valencia • 626-765-9978 Ext. 100

Ages 3-14


Arts, Music Theatre  Cultural Enrichment  Outdoor Adventure


PolySummer offers K-12 students the chance to discover new learning experiences and explore Poly’s exceptional programs. With more than 200 three- and six-week courses, students can build a personalized schedule of classes ranging from coding, learning and playing chess, writing the college essay, storytelling through Disney and Pixar films, and much more. 

1030 E. California Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106

Contact: Lorena Santos • 626-396-6304

Ages 5-17


Academic Enrichment • Arts, Music Theatre  Tech/Coding/STEM

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The Office of Pre-College Programs upholds the mission and values of Stevens Institute of Technology while assisting participants in finding their inspiration in STEAM or business education. Our team provides high school students with academic and social enrichment programs for participants to experience a collegiate atmosphere first-hand and understand undergraduate degree programs and professional opportunities.

1 Castle Point Ter., Hoboken, NJ 07030

Contact: Brittany James • 201-216-3683

Ages 15-17


Pre-College  Tech/Coding/STEM


Pre-College Programs at the University of Rochester

The University of Rochester’s Pre-College Programs offer current high school students a wide range of academic programs and a true sense of college life. By exploring the flexible Rochester Curriculum, students learn what they love while trying something new, together with peers from all over the world. No matter which program you choose, you’ll learn new things, make lifelong friends, and have a summer you won’t forget!

University of Rochester Box 270034, Rochester, NY 14627-0034

Contact: Tom Paradise • 585-275-8632

Ages 13-17


Academic Enrichment  Pre-College

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Putney Student Travel

Putney Student Travel offers 7th-12th graders summer opportunities focused on service, language immersion, adventure travel, and pre-college enrichment. Putney also offers National Geographic Student Travel, Smithsonian Student Travel, the Harvard Chan C-CHANGE Youth Summits on Climate, Equity, & Health, The Columbia Climate School, and Oxford Academia. Program themes include photography, climate change, and A.I.

345 Hickory Ridge Rd., Putney, VT 05346

Contact: Kiki Baxter • 802-387-5000

Ages 12-18


Community Service  Foreign Study and Travel  Pre-College

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Rolling Robots STEM and Robotics Summer Camps

Onboarding your tech genius this summer! Having trained two 2022 VEX World Champion teams, we offer fun half-day and full-day camps on ROBOTICS and CODING - LEGO, VEX BattleBots, FLL, Scratch, Python, C++, Minecraft, Roblox, and Competition bootcamps! Camps start June 12. Find a camp site near you on our website.

131 N. Artsakh Ave., Glendale, CA 91206

Contact: Lindsey (Glendale) • 424-445-6689

Ages 5-14


Academic Enrichment  Tech/Coding/STEM

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Rosetta Institute of Biomedical Research

We offer workshops on molecular medicine for high-achieving high school/middle school students interested in pursuing careers in medicine or related fields, such as pharmacy or medical research. Camps are offered year-round and there are online and in-person options available, including residential camps held at some of the world's best universities.

2177 Harbor Bay Pkwy., Alameda, CA 94502

Contact: Ryan Holzer • 858-205-7479

Ages 11-18


Academic Enrichment  Overnight Camps  Tech/Coding/STEM

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Summerhouse offers a summer day program designed to nurture curiosity and independence. A haven for student discovery, the Summerhouse experience provides myriad opportunities for learning and exploration through play, creative activities, and goal-oriented projects. Open to the entire community.

535 S. Pasadena Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105

Contact: Beatriz Rodriquez-Lagunas • 626-795-4351 Ext. 211

Ages 5-10, 12-17


Arts, Music Theater  Sports  Tech/Coding/STEM

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Sewing Arts Lab

Offering basic, intermediate and advanced sewing/fashion/textile arts education. Projects centered in sewing, dyeing, illustrating, patterning and more for ages 10 and up. We empower individuals with new skills and open doors to their imagination in a supportive, fun environment where the possibilities are endless.

1733 N. New Hampshire Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027

Contact: Carmen Grammer • 818-269-1361

Ages 10-18


Arts, Music Theater


1100 Oxley St., South Pasadena, CA 91030

Contact: Judy Neeb • 626-403-7358

Ages 12-18


Community Service

South Pasadena Public Library

Teens who have completed 6th grade are invited to apply to become a volunteer during the 2023 Summer Reading Program. Come visit our website and email or call if you have any questions!

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South Pasadena Summer School

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SPEF Summer in South Pasadena is back! SPEF’s K-12 Summer School offers in-person classes in Art, History, Math, Robotics, Science, Sport, Theater & Writing. High School students can take classes for Credit, Grade Recovery & choose online options. Add Week-long Art, Coding, Science & Sport camps, from June 5 to complete your Summer.

1100 El Centro St., South Pasadena, CA 91030

Contact: Brionne Cox • 626-441-5810 Ext. 1163

Ages 5-17


Academic Enrichment  Arts, Music Theatre  Tech/Coding/STEM

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Spartan Allstars

Spartan Allstars introduces campers to a broad range of sports and activities, teaches children the value of cooperative team sports and sportsmanship, and encourages individual excellence in an atmosphere of healthy competition. Expert staff modify activities to enhance the individual skill level of both the novice and experienced campers.

4463 Oak Grove Dr., La Canada, CA 91011

Contact: Tamar Hill • 818-473-0005 

Ages 5-14




712 E. Villa St., Pasadena, CA 91101

Contact: Miriam Tellez • 626-449-4960

Ages 14+


Community Service

Our volunteer opportunities focus on equipping, affirming, and emboldening young people through creative, consistent, and evolving relationships.  Our five programs have various volunteer opportunities: After School Programming for K-HS, Mentoring, College, Wellness, and Summer Programs. Learn more on our website.

2233 Huntington Dr. Suite 1, San Marino, CA 91108

Contact: Anna Hasbun • 626-449-5986

Ages 5+


Academic Enrichment  Special Needs

Stepping Stones to Learning

For over 50 years, our tutors, academic life coaches, and educational therapists are strategic academic mentors who not only focus on helping a student master school now, but on providing the skills and tools necessary for them to be able to navigate school and life independently in the future.


Summer Acting Camp, Summer Arts Conservatory, & Summer Film Camp

Spend the summer at one of our incredible camps! At the Summer Acting Camp, explore exciting classes in acting, singing, tap, swordplay, and more! For filmmakers, check out our Summer Film Camp with amazing hands-on classes! Or take your performing to the next level at the Summer Arts Conservatory at LACHSA!

4463 Oak Grove Dr., La Canada, CA 91011

5151 State University Dr., Bldg. 20,  Los Angeles, CA 90032

Contact: Madison Eick • 818-957-1619

Ages 5-15


Arts, Music Theatre 


Summer at Santa Catalina

Summer at Santa Catalina is dedicated to the mental, emotional, and spiritual growth of girls through experiential education. We offer day and resident camp options for girls entering grades 3-9 including a 5-week option to join our musical theater program. Join us for some serious fun this summer!

1500 Mark Thomas Dr., Monterey, CA 93940

Contact: Ange Atkinson • 831-655-9386

Ages 8-14


Arts, Music Theater  Overnight Camps  Tech/Coding/STEM

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Summer at Wasatch

Summer at Wasatch Academy offers students an opportunity to connect with Utah's amazing outdoors and learn alongside peers from different backgrounds and nationalities. Classes are available in key academic subjects, in the arts, and for English Language Learners (ELL). Our Learning Services coaches are available for one-on-one learning. Students will also have outdoor recreation, ride horses, hike national parks, and more. 

120 South 100 West, Mt. Pleasant, UT 84647

Contact: Kerry Bedell • 206-227-9041

Ages 12-18


Academic Enrichment  Cultural Enrichment

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Summer Discovery and Summer Institute for the Gifted

Summer Discovery delivers transformative academic and extra-curricular pre-college summer experiences for high school and middle school students through active partnerships with top universities in the US and UK. Through Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG), Summer Discovery offers innovative academic summer programs for gifted, academically talented, and creative students in grades 1-11.

1326 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn, NY 11576

Contact: Stefanie Vishab • 516-414-5576

Ages 6-18


Academic Enrichment  Overnight Camps  Pre-College

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Summer Springboard & Global Leadership Adventures

Summer Springboard offers Pre-College enrichment programs for middle school and high school students. On the campuses of UCLA, Cal Poly SLO, UCSD, UC Berkeley, Yale, Georgetown, Georgia Tech,Oxford, and more! GLA offers  Service-Learning and Experiential Travel programs for teens between 14 and 18. GLA programs operate all over the world.

10509 San Diego Mission Rd. Suite S, San Diego, CA 92108

Contact: Kevin Khy • 760-429-5222

Ages 12-18


Academic Enrichment  Foreign Study and Travel  Pre-College

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Our interactive Summer With Shakespeare program provides campers ages 3-18 with hands-on theatre experience and good old-fashioned fun! We have swords, acting, improv, set and costume design, and campers have the opportunity to work with professional artists and technicians to gain an appreciation of all aspects of theatre. 

3352 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107

Contact: Alicia Green • 626-356-3104

Ages 3-18


Academic Enrichment  Arts, Music Theatre


219 South Ave. #45, Los Angeles, CA 91105

Contact: Gigi Bizar • 323-251-7754

Ages 11-14


Academic Enrichment

Summer Writing Workshops with Gigi Bizar

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Veteran teacher Gigi Bizar's 13th annual summer writing workshop will help students hone their skills as clear and concise analytical writers. Students will analyze and evaluate fiction and non-fiction while learning to prove an effective thesis statement with appropriate evidence. Creative writing workshops also available. Lots of fun and learning to be had!



The Summer@Chandler program inspires minds and empowers bodies with various programs that keep students curious, challenged, and, most importantly, connected. Each full-day program will offer various enrichment and recreational activities led by Chandler faculty and additional teaching professionals. Summer programming is organized by grade level, with two to three classes offered in each 90-minute activity block.

1005 Armada Dr., Pasadena, CA 91103

Contact: Alycia Brown • 626-795-9310

Ages 5-12


Academic Enrichment  Arts, Music Theatre  Tech/Coding/STEM

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Summer@Mayfield Junior School

Greetings from the Summer@Mayfield Junior School program! We are a rising Kindergarten through 5th Grade program that offers academic and fun courses for students to enroll in during the summer. Our staff is dedicated to providing a quality summer program with something to offer for everyone and we think you will love our course selection for Summer 2023!

405 S. Euclid Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101

Contact: Dianne Ryan


Ages 5-10


Academic Enrichment  Arts, Music Theatre  Tech/Coding/STEM

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