• Opportunities (click each for details)


    Check out the CCSD Career & Technology Education page for information and opportunities. Great for students interested in Work-based Learning during the Summer.


    Applications for Boeing Student Development Program now open

    Boeing South Carolina is partnering with local school districts to offer employment opportunities for high school Seniors interested in learning about careers in STEM.

    Boeing South Carolina (BSC) is partnering with local school districts to offer employment opportunities for high school Seniors interested in learning about careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), specifically in the aerospace industry.

    Students chosen for this opportunity will support BSC Engineering, Quality and Operations departments through the summer. This is a paid opportunity, and the students will also receive high school credit.

    Rising Seniors applying must have independent transportation and be available during the day Monday through Friday without interruption. 

    Students interested in applying for this work-based learning opportunity should speak with their teacher, school counselor, and parents before applying. 

    The application deadline is May 18, and students can apply by contacting one of the below representatives assigned to the students' school district:


    Camp Wanza

    Camp Wanza was started in 2019. It was inspired by our Tywanza Sanders, and his entrepreneurial spirit and his dedication to education. Camp Wanza is a 2 week camp, where hands-on instructional activity takes participants from having a business idea, right up to starting the business. They learn the fundamentals of starting a business, being competitive in their industry, creating a profit/loss statement, creating marketing materials, giving back, etc. The culmination day of camp, each participant presents their business idea in a shark tank type panel, where they will receive feedback, advice, and even have a chance to earn seed money towards starting their business.

    For more info and to apply https://www.tywanzasanderslegacyfoundation.com/our-programs



    Presbyterian College - Clinton, SC

    The Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy Summer Camp is a great opportunity for high school students who may be thinking about a career in pharmacy, medicine, dentistry, or any field involving the biomedical sciences. The camp lasts from June 19 to June 25 and includes options for students to stay on campus and to commute. Students can find more information on the Pharmacy Camp page

    WHO: Rising Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors in high school

    WHAT: Pharmacy Summer Camp (we don’t believe there is another camp like this in the state)

    WHEN: June 19-25, 2022

    WHERE: PC School of Pharmacy and Undergraduate Campus (students will live on campus in the dorms for the week)

    WHY: The goal of this week-long camp is to provide students with an overview of the different fields of pharmacy and their relationship to patient health, disease, and society.  Students will learn primarily through hands-on experiences and experiments. Students will keep a notebook and will express their results by graphs and calculations.  The course is designed for students with an interest in pharmacy and other biomedical sciences (including careers in pharmacy, medicine, dentistry, laboratory research, etc.).  The course is taught by pharmacists, biomedical scientists, and medicinal chemists.

    COST: $800 for the week (scholarship information available upon request) / Commuter Option: $400


    TeenLife Guide of Summer Programs



    MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (May 10, 2022) – The Town of Mount Pleasant is now accepting applications for its Youth Council. Applications can be found on the Town’s website here 

    The Mount Pleasant Youth Council’s mission is to empower youth by providing them with the opportunity to serve, develop leadership skills, and grow to become engaged and responsible citizens. Their focus areas include the economy, social awareness, the environment, cultural arts, policy and health and wellness. Over the past two and a half years, the Youth Council tackled issues ranging from teen mental health to wellness and sports, social awareness and homelessness. They have held successful fundraisers to benefit the community and advocated for funding to construct outdoor basketball courts in Carolina Park.

    To be eligible for consideration, applicants must be a Mount Pleasant resident and currently enrolled in high school (home school included). Prospective applicants must fill out the online application in its entirety no later than June 24. Candidates selected from the application will be contacted for an interview to be conducted in July.

    Those selected to serve on the Youth Council will serve one-year terms and will be expected to attend monthly meetings and quarterly community service projects. Monthly meetings will occur on the first Thursday of each month.

    Community & Government Affairs Chief Lauren Sims will serve as the staff coordinator for the Youth Council. “I look forward to working with our new Youth Council members and continuing to build upon the success of their predecessors," said Sims.

    More information about the Town’s Youth Council can be found on the Town website at https://www.tompsc.com/1160/Youth-Council-Program.

    Camp Artism Charleston
    Camp Artism Charleston, SC, April 11-16, 2022! 8am-4pm, ages 12+adults. Year 5 of Camp Artism! Please feel free to share the wonderful news about Camp Artism with anyone who'd benefit from participating! Registration | Camp Artism
    Camp Artism by House of Artists Foundation is a unique specialty creative arts and vocational training camp for artists with autism. Here is a video recap from Camp Artism: Atlanta, GA: https://youtu.be/ZKofHPXmn-0
    Hot Lunch and daily t-shirts are included with the registration fee!
    Slated workshops: 
    • Video Editing
    • CPR & First Aid
    • Voice Over
    • VR & Gaming
    • Driver Training w/ police interactions
    • Fire Safety training
    • Underwater Filming
    • Underwater Photography
    • Vision Boards
    • Bowling
    • Arcade
    • Creative Writing
    • Comic Book Illustrations
    • and more!
    Snacks are provided at Camp Artism throughout the day and they are free to walk over to the craft services table at any time or ask a volunteer for a snack however an "official" snack break is around 2pm)
    Register for Camp Artism here: Registration | Camp Artism
    Cost: $2,000 per artist for the full week of camp. A payment invoice will be emailed once registration is complete.
    This is not an overnight camp however they are partnering with Home2 Suites Mt. Pleasant for our basecamp as well as Charleston Southern University. 


    St. Albans School of Public Service

    Washington, DC

    June 26-July 23, 2022

    A government, policy, and public service summer program which offers a select group of 40-45 rising high school seniors an extraordinary opportunity to learn about public service, public policy and international affairs for 4 weeks.




    4-H Pinckney Leadership Program
    The 4-H Pinckney Leadership Program is a week-long program for rising 7th and 8th graders and rising 10th and 11th graders to develop their leadership abilities and awareness in civic engagement. The Leadership Camp for rising 7th and 8th graders will take place July 24th-29th in Aiken. The Leadership Conference for rising 10th and 11th grade students will take place June 19th-25th and July 10th-16th at Clemson University.
    The application deadlines:
    Middle school students is March 24th
    High school students is March 17th.
    Coastal Expeditions
    Summer Internships - High school and college students
    Current high school juniors and seniors are invited to apply for the Shem Creek Internship. The focus of this internship is Environmental Education and the intern will assist with Young Naturalist Camp, learn how to lead a kayak ecotour and help with seabird stewardship on Crab Bank. This 10-week internship requires a commitment of 20-30 hours/week. Includes $1500 stipend.
    Check the  website for more details.
    Deadline: April 10
    SCAD Pre-college Programs
    SCAD Summer Sessions (Atlanta or Savannah) - current high school 9th, 10th, & 11th graders-  scad.edu/sss
    SCAD Rising Star (Atlanta or Savannah) - Current high school juniors - scad.edu/rs
    AMDA High School Conservatory
    2 week Summer Sessions
    Session 1: July 3 - July 16 (NYC & LA)
    Session 2: July 17-July 30 (NYC & LA)
    Session 3: July 31- August 13 (NYC & LA)
    Apply now - amda.edu/hscamp

    2022 Summer Health Careers Academy

    In collaboration with MUSC! The Summer Careers Academy is a one- week summer program designed to help students, especially from rural/underserved areas and minorities underrepresented in healthcare, prepare for entry in health professions programs in South Carolina. This year’s Summer Careers Academy will be a blended format, with the first part of the week taking place online and the second part of the week taking place on MUSC’s campus in Charleston.* Attendance at both portions are required for students to complete the Summer Careers Academy.

    - June 13-14 will take place online
    - June 15-17 will take place on MUSC’s campus in Charleston*

    The Summer Careers Academy supports students’ career goals by helping them learn more about:
    • Health professions
    • Admissions requirements for graduate health professions programs
    • Financial assistance resources
    • Academic success skills
    • Professional techniques
    • Educational & professional opportunities



    Rising Seniors (message from CCSD CTE)

    The summer before your senior year is an excellent time for internships, career camps, and other career exploration experiences!
    I am thankful to share this curated list of local summer experiences for your review: 
    4 specific PAID summer internships seeking student applications NOW:
    Connect with Mrs. Melissa Leopper, our Career Specialist, for more information.