What would YOU like to do this summer?Here are some suggestions!

"The MSSM mission is advanced through our outreach programs including distance education, summer programs and workshops for students and teachers throughout the state.

Every summer the MSSM welcomes over 300 5th through 9th graders to participate in our Summer X program. The summer program offerings challenge the mind and develop interests in Math, Science, and Technology in a variety of ways, satisfying intellectual curiosity and an adventurous spirit. Academic classes offered include Robotics Challenge, Physics of Ballistics, and Real Life CSI. Through our summer outreach programs, students develop the skills to be life-long learners and leaders. When not in class, a variety of recreational activities are offered, enhancing the summer camp atmosphere." - description from the MSSM website
  • Epsilon Camp: "A summer camp for the exceptionally and profoundly gifted, age 8 to under 11 years, who love math"

"A residential camp combining a family vacation in the lap of nature, it is an intensive student camp & a parent workshop - running in parallel. Epsilon Camp 2012 will be held at Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO. The two-week camp will commence on July 29 (arrival date) and end on August 12 (departure date)."

"Difficulty Level: U N K N O W N

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Camp Euclid is a mind-tingling mathematics research program for middle school and high school students. Participants will encounter solution-defying math problems (which have never been solved before). Mull over and grapple with tantalizingly difficult math problems within a circle of fellow researchers . . . ."
  • The Telling Room - wonderful, creative, inspiring, exciting! Check out their summer programs!

" The Telling Room is a nonprofit writing center in Portland, Maine, dedicated to the idea that children and young adults are natural storytellers. Focused on young writers ages 6 to 18, we seek to build confidence, strengthen literacy skills, and provide real audiences for our students’ stories. We believe that the power of creative expression can change our communities and prepare our youth for future success."
  • Young Authors Camp, sponsored by the Southern Maine Writing project is a memorable experience for young writers to collaborate, imagine and create!


  • John's Hopkins Center for Talented Youth - summer programs

  • Summer Institute for the Giftedat Amherst College in Massachusetts

  • Davidson Institute's THINK Summer Institute at the University of Nevada:"In search of a one-of-a-kind summer camp experience?


    Gifted students interested in a challenging academic summer program should consider attending the Davidson THINK Summer Institute on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno. This intense three-week residential summer program offers exceptionally gifted 13- to 16-year-old students the opportunity to earn up to six transferable college credits. The 2012 Davidson THINK Summer Institute will be held July 14 through August 4."


  • A variety of opportunities in the field of science can be found through a link on this page of the Yarmouth science curriculum site

  • MIT offers three exciting opportunities this summer:

What is Summer HSSP?

Summer HSSP is a seven week program that allows students to get an in-depth look at topics that they find interesting. It will run on Sundays this summer (dates to come - check the website). The course catalog for Summer HSSP will be posted soon. all listed classes meet weekly for the duration of the program. The fee for the entire program is $30; the registration timeline is below. Additional information is also available at esp.mit.edu/learn/HSSP/index.html or by e-mailing summer-hssp@mit.edu.

What is Delve?

Want to explore an academic topic in depth? Delve is a program which takes students deeper into science, math, and social studies topics and prepares them to take Advanced Placement exams. Students attend classes from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM with a break for lunch on Sundays from September to May. Class offerings are not yet finalized, but will definitely include AP Calculus, AP Physics, AP Chemistry, and AP Biology. More information is available at esp.mit.edu/learn/Delve/index.html or by emailing delve@mit.edu. Student registration will begin in early July.

What would you like to do this school year?!

Challenge your thinking on a Destination Imagination team at HMS! Solve problems, create, act, think, and learn! Go to this page of the HMS site for details.