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Summer Apprentice Training Program

The 2015 Apprentice Training Program is accepting applications. Visit the Powerhouse Website for more information.

Dedicated since 1985 to the development of exciting new work and the training of young talent, the Powerhouse works with both established and nascent artists to present vibrant, highly anticipated world premieres. Works produced in the summer season often appear on stages in New York and in regional theaters throughout the US and the world.


Summer Sport Camps

The Department of Athletics & Physical Education has announced the dates for its 2015 Summer Camps. The camps being offered are: boys and girls basketball, soccer and swimming. Descriptions of each camp are below. Registration for each camp is open. Questions can be directed to: Vassar College Summer Camps or call (845) 437-7946.


id Tech Camps

Visit: iD Tech Camps at Vassar College for information on programs.

For more information call (888) 709-8324.

iD Tech Camps offer week-long day and overnight summer technology programs for ages 7-17 at 60 prestigious colleges and universities including Vassar College. Students create 2D and 3D video games, experience game modding with Unreal Engine 3, design websites with Flash animations, film and edit digital movies, learn programming, and more. With one computer per student and an average of six students per staff, campers are given the attention they need to excel, and take home a project at the end of the week-long course.


Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG)

Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG) runs 3-week academic summer and 8 week year-long online programs for gifted and academically talented students ages 5-17. The programs combine academics with social, cultural, and recreational activities for a truly transformative experience. Through 31 years of experience, SIG has developed a unique opportunity that enriches and enhances students’ natural talents and abilities while encouraging them to engage in individual areas of intellectual passion.

For more information, visit GiftedStudy.org.


The Eleanor Roosevelt Center (ERC) Girls' Leadership Worldwide

Visit the Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill (ERVK) at www.ervk.org

For more information call (845) 229-5302

This international leadership development program is comprised of selected students who are entering their sophomore and junior year of high school next fall. During this nine-day, residential program, girls from diverse cultures and backgrounds come together to engage in workshops and activities designed to fully awaken the leader within them, using the leadership model of Eleanor Roosevelt.


Jay P. Rolison, Jr. Summer Scholars Program

Visit: www.dcboces.org/summerscholars

For more information call (845) 486-4840 ext. 4512

The Summer Scholars Program is a two-week residential program for students attending high schools in Dutchess County. The Summer Scholars Program provides challenging academic opportunities for a selected number of 10th and 11th graders. Students who have demonstrated high academic achievement, intellectual potential and creativity, as evidenced in their Summer Scholars Program applications will be invited to participate. The academic program is designed to challenge high school students in multidisciplinary projects.


Mill Street Loft Art Institute

Visit: millstreetloft.org/the-art-institute/summer-intensive/

For more information call (845) 471-7477

Each two-week session (9:00am-4:30pm) offers 3 areas of concentration: Advanced Drawing & Painting, Drawing & Painting, and Photography. This art immersion program is designed for motivated, artistically and career-minded teens ages 14 – 19 to help develop their ideas and build skills in the visual arts. We believe that every student should be given a firm foundation to build upon. Therefore, we explore the depth of shape, color, line, texture, space and movement as well as the importance of conceptualism to help students develop scholarship-level portfolios.


Exploring College (EC)

Visit: uei.vassar.edu/programs/index.html

For more information call (845) 437-7360

The Exploring College Program is funded by the Dyson Foundation. The program aims to better prepare Poughkeepsie High School students with combined high academic achievement and low-income backgrounds for admission and success in college.

The central feature of Exploring College is a two-week residential experience at Vassar scheduled the summer between EC Scholars' sophomore and junior years. This summer intensive is an important point in helping to prepare students and their parents for college.


Exploring Transfer

Visit: eter.vassar.edu/

For more information call (845) 437-7244

For over twenty-five years, the Exploring Transfer summer program has given community college students the chance to live and learn at Vassar College. In addition to rigorously preparing students for transfer to four-year institutions, the program provides students with a stimulating experience that enables them to decide if they would prefer to attend a challenging four-year liberal arts college. Correspondingly, students participating in the Exploring Transfer Program are immersed in an academically intensive five-week program, designed to foster the type of intellectual growth for which Vassar is known. Students live in one of the residence halls where they are encouraged by program counselors to form a learning cohort to promote intellectual sharing and to provide mutual academic and personal support.

Each student receives a scholarship that covers completely their tuition, room, board, books, and all other supplies.