While there is no question that summer camp can be a fun experience as well as an educational boost, many teenagers are less than enthused about spending a month in a cabin. Thankfully, there are dozens of fascinating summer camp ideas for teens that can spark creativity and ignite passions for new hobbies.
Digital Media Academy
If your teen is more likely to be hunched over a laptop than swimming in a river, the Digital Media Academy could be right up their alley. Designed for those between the ages of 12 and 18, the camp takes place in American college dormitories that are empty for the summer. Camp attendees will get the chance to utilize new forms of technology to do everything from making a music video to working on the animation for a video game.
Hollywood Stunt Camp
Teenagers who love getting active but who want to branch out beyond everyday sports will get a serious kick out of Hollywood Stunt Camp. Film executives, stuntmen and professional martial artists make up the staff, and teens will learn how to duel with swords without getting injured, how to tumble as if off a moving vehicle and even how to jump from a three-story building. Don’t worry, parents; mats are everywhere and safety is a top priority!
The University of Washington in Seattle is one of the most prestigious medical institutes in the country, and it is a great place for aspiring medical professionals to learn more about the industry. During the volunteer program that takes place each summer, participants can interact with patients, spend time learning about different careers in the hospital and even deliver medical records and specimens to doctors and labs. This can be an enlightening summer camp experience as well as a big boost to college applications.
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