Academic OUS Summer Institute
June 25–August 1
Colgate's Summer Institute makes it possible for Colgate to welcome a number of students — who have triumphed over educational, socioeconomic, or cultural challenges — and enhance their campus experience.
The Summer Institute is an intensive five-week gateway experience designed for 30–45 incoming students who, besides their academic potential, show much promise in the areas of leadership and community/civic engagement. Hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Studies (OUS), the program provides an academic and social orientation to life at Colgate, and promotes personal growth and educational achievement.
During the summer session, students normally complete two credit-bearing courses that meet requirements needed for graduation. In addition, they receive regular support in writing and quantitative literacy, along with academic advising. The institute also prepares students for leadership and community engagement, while helping them access Colgate’s many resources.
Website: Summer Institute KAA Socratic Summer Academy*
June 29–July 19
Open to boys and girls entering grades 9–12.
At KAA, high school students of all ages live together in dormitories at Colgate University. All of our students select elective courses like creative writing and environmental science, courses that expose them to diverse topics they rarely find at their high schools. During their free time, students hike Colgate's hills and mountains, swim in the pool, work out in the fitness center, play basketball, tennis, volleyball, soccer, ping pong, racquetball, or squash, attend outdoor concerts, go to movie theaters, or sit around campfires, staring at the stars. Our teachers--role models who themselves attend or attended some of the best schools in the United States--serve as friends and mentors, guides through difficult decisions, chaperones on trips to the ice cream parlor, leaders of activities like quiz bowl or a cappella
Still, we are at heart an academic institution, and at KAA, there are two core programs: the upperclassmen and underclassmen academies. Click on one of the links below to see a full description of either academy.
Website: KAA Socratic Summer Academy
Dance The College Preparatory D.A.N.C.E Camp
As a college preparatory D.A.N.C.E camp, we prepare rising sophomore, junior, and senior high school students for college. We build writing, public speaking, research, and critical-thinking skills in relation to five principles: D
reativity, and E
mpowerment. These five tenets at the college prep camp are designed to introduce participants to collegiate skills through a process that encourages participants to academically excel as creative, health conscious, and socially insightful college students. The five camp principles, which assemble the acronym D.A.N.C.E, are mutually reinforced by courses that make up a one-week residential summer program at Colgate University.
The camp is available to rising sophomore, junior, and senior high school students who have an interest in developing skills for college success through content that promotes dance as a point of entry for learning. Although prior experience in dance and other expressive arts such as theater, singing, or instrument playing will be helpful, it is not required.
Website: The College Preparatory D.A.N.C.E Camp
Music Eastern U.S. Music Camp*
June 29–July 26
Open to boys and girls ages 10–18.
The Eastern U.S. Music Camp is conducted on the Colgate University campus in beautiful Central New York State. This popular program, beginning its 38th year, is designed to provide opportunities and enrichment in all areas of music. Social and recreational activities also are an integral part of the curriculum. The total experience is rewarding — musically and socially.
This well-balanced program offers young people between the ages of 10 and 18 the opportunity to pursue musical studies through individual, class, and group instruction; to perform a wide range of instrumental and choral works in ensemble and concert; and to participate in supervised sports and other informal "fun" activities. The program builds confidence, teaches concentration, offers social opportunities and helps develop sensitivity to, and pride in, the beautiful things in life.
Careers in music are not necessarily the goal of students attending the Eastern U.S. Music Camp. The experience is one that will be remembered and valued throughout life in any career. Highly individualized instruction in a friendly atmosphere is stressed by the professional, nationally known staff. Students attend from throughout the U.S. During the 2012 Season, students attended from: Spain, Italy, Germany, Great Britain, France, Brazil, Venezuela, Guetemala, Singapore, Japan, China, Canada, Korea, the Netherlands, and Colombia.
E-mail: Tom and Grace Brown
Website: Eastern U.S. Music Camp
Writing Young Writers' Workshop
Open to boys and girls entering grades 6–11, sponsored by Colgate University and directed by Colgate employees.
The Young Writers’ Workshop is an intensive, non-residential workshop for middle and high school students who have a passion for writing. The workshop provides, for five full days, a stimulating and supportive environment in which young writers think, imagine, and discover new ideas through the act of writing, and share those ideas with other talented writers with similar interests.
Young writers work closely with certified teachers and college mentors in classrooms set by grade level. Three visiting writers set the tone with readings and activities based on different genres; this year, the workshop will focus on poetry, fiction, and radio writing.
During the five days of the workshop, Young Writers participate in writing workshops and readings, as well as a variety of sports and recreational activities, including access to Colgate’s swimming pool and hiking trails.
Phone: (315) 228-6474
E-mail: Ashley Stagner
Website: Young Writers' Workshop