Rhode Island Summer Programs and Camps for High School Students

This page of the directory focuses on Rhode Island summer education programs. Summer programs in Rhode Island enable students to explore a variety of different subjects and topics. The summer programs allow students to engage in structured learning beyond the traditional school year. The pre-college programs in Rhode Island provide the opportunity for students to stay on campus and get a better understand of life on a college campus. There are a variety of educationally-oriented programs in Rhode Island for students. For more information on Rhode Island summer programs and camps, please view the postings on this page.

Rhode Island Summer Program Spotlights


Brown Pre-College Summer Programs

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Rhode Island Summer Music Intensive


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Rhode Island Summer Education Programs


Brown Pre-College Summer Programs – Providence, Rhode Island
Brown provides a variety of different pre-college options for students to engage in during the summer. The pre-college programs include different opportunities such as Summer at Brown which enables students to take college-level coursework, a Leadership Institute, a STEM Program for rising ninth and tenth graders, a Creative Entrepreneurship Program, and many more options. Students, who participate in pre-college, have a chance to delve deeper into subjects of interest, gain a better understanding of the academic expectation at a university, meet new friends, gain experience being on a college campus, and continue their learning beyond the school year.
Participants: High school students (grade levels vary depending on the specific program).

Johnson & Wales

Johnson and Wales Career Exploration Summer Program – Providence, Rhode Island
The Career Exploration Program is designed for students to learn more about careers of interest and consider potential college majors. During the program, students can stay on the campus and gain insight into career opportunities in different fields.
Participants: High school students in the summer prior to junior and senior year.

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University of Rhode Island Summer Computer Camp – Kingston, Rhode Island
The summer computer camp is designed to help students learn more about the different facets of computer science and programming. Each week, the camp focuses on different topics that are intended to be high-interest areas for students (i.e. game design). The computer camp takes place during the day and it is open to students of different ages and skill levels.
Participants: Students ages 8-15.

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University of Rhode Island Summer Chamber Intensive – Kingston, Rhode Island
The chamber intensive provides the opportunity for students to enhance their experiences with chamber music. The program gives students the opportunity to engage in active learning and collaborative work with peers. During the program, students have the opportunity to learn faculty members as well as professional musicians. The program is intended for woodwind, brass, and piano players. Students participate in group chamber and solo performances.
Participants: High school and middle school students in grades 7-12.


RISD Summer Pre-College Program – Providence, Rhode Island
This pre-college program offers a unique opportunity for students to experience life at a well known school of art and design. Students participate in college-level coursework, gain practical studio experiences, interact with faculty, enhance their artistic skills, and complete projects. Through the program, participants get a taste of college life, utilize the resources at the college, and meet peers who also have an interest in art and design.
Participants: Rising high school juniors and seniors.

Roger Williams

Roger Williams High School Summer Academy – Bristol, Rhode Island
This program enables students to explore the area of architecture and have an experience on a college campus. The program provides students with the opportunity to learn about the different facets of architecture and consider this field for a potential college major and career. Through the program, students get an idea of college-level academics while they are still in high school. Participating students have a chance to engage in seminars, studio experiences, extracurricular activities, and field trips.
Participants: High school students who have completed sophomore and junior year.

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