Vassar | Infosite Welcome to the Office of Summer Programs and Special Events at Vassar College! Every summer Vassar hosts several summer programs and corporate conferences – everything from chamber music to the Summer Institute for the Gifted, to great theater, and children's sports camps.
In addition to the programs listed below, which are open to the general public, Vassar hosts corporate and professional conferences and meetings. If you are interested in exploring the Vassar campus as the site for your next meeting or conference, email our professional planners for information about facilities, housing options, meeting spaces, amenities, and recreational activities.
June 15 - July 29, 2012
For information email Powerhouse.
The 2012 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.
For more information email Candice Brown
or call (845) 437-7450.
The Department of Athletics & Physical Education has announced the dates for its 2012 Summer Camps. The camps being offered are: boys and girls basketball, soccer and swimming. Registration for each camp is open as of April 1, 2012. For descriptions of each camp and questions please visit Vassar College Summer Camps.
Click to see Summer 2012 schedule.
For additional information, call the Office of Summer Programs and Special Events at (845) 437-5900.
Faculty and guests of the Vassar College Department of Music will present the summer series in the Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall, Skinner Hall of Music on the Vassar Campus. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Cathy Jennings, Office of Campus Activities, (845) 437-5370, aas far in advance as possible to request appropriate and reasonable accommodations. Without sufficient notice, appropriate space and/or assistance may not be available.
June 24 – August 3, 2012
Visit: iD Tech Camps at Vassar College for information on programs.
For more information call (888) 709-8324.
iD Tech Camps offers 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.
June 24 – August 3, 2012
Visit: iD Teen Gaming Academy at Vassar College for information on programs.
For more information call (888) 709-8324.
At the iD Teen Gaming Academy, students participate in intensive, two-week, pre-college programs designed for teens 13-18 in some aspect of game design. Courses include iD Gaming Labs 101, Programming for the Xbox 360, Level Design with Unreal® Engine 3 and more! iDGA students can receive Continuing Education Credit and an official transcript from Stanford Continuing Studies. Students received professional instruction and use industry-standard software and hardware.
July 7 - July 27, 2013
For more information call (866) 303-4744
SIG offers 3-week academic summer camps for gifted and talented students ages 4-18. The program combines academics with social, cultural and recreational opportunities for a truly engaging summer. Choose from 22 campuses including Yale, Princeton and the University of Chicago. Residential, Commuter and Day programs available, plus a Residential SAT Prep program for students ages 15-18.
Session 1: July 7 - July 15, 2012
Session 2: July 21 - July 29, 2012
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.
July 1 - July 13, 2012
For more information call (845) 486-4840 ext. 4614
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.
Session 1: June 25-July 6, 2012
Session 2: July 9 - July 20, 2012 (Residential is available July 8 – July 22, 2012)
Session 3: July 23 - August 3, 2012
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.
July 16 - July 29, 2012
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.
June 16 – July 20, 2012
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.