Enrichment Opportunities



Enrichment Opportunities

Broyhill Leadership Conference




The Carolinas premier leadership conference for high school students! BLC is a life-changing experience for rising 10th-12th graders and current year high school graduates interested in gaining practical leadership and personal development skills.


Camp Cardiac



Camp Cardiac and Camp Neuro, run by local medical students in over 30 cities nationwide, serve as an ideal introduction for any high school student interested in exploring a career in medicine.

With a focus on both education and real world experience, Camp Cardiac provides students with a unique opportunity to learn directly from experts in the medical field.  In addition, this 1-week summer day camp provides a foundation for heart healthy living with an emphasis on both diet and exercise.  Although Camp Cardiac's primary focus is on care and maintenance of the heart, it provides an excellent starting point for careers in all fields of medicine.

Cannon Music Camp

Appalachian State University




A three-week music-filled retreat in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Cannon Music Camp offers the most comprehensive course of musical instruction in the Southeast, with intensive college preparatory work in performance and music theory. Campers participate in daily ensemble rehearsals and music theory classes in an atmosphere that elevates everyone’s musicianship. Equally important is the one-on-one instruction each camper receives in weekly private lessons.  Open to serious student musicians who are rising high school freshmen to rising college freshmen. Applications open December 3rd and close the day prior to camp.

Davidson County Community College

Summer Enrichment Camps






Governor’s Page Program




Established in 1973, the Governor’s Page Program gives high school students from all over North Carolina the opportunity to come to Raleigh for a week of hands-on participation in their state government. We want the Page Program to represent North Carolina’s diverse communities and help inspire a new generation of leaders.


How to Apply

Complete your application online in one sitting. Be prepared to provide a first, second, and third choice for the week you wish to serve. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the program is full. Two online recommendations are required. One recommendation must be from staff or faculty at your school unless you are homeschooled then it can be from a teaching adult including family. The other recommendation can be from any non-relative adult. Incomplete applications or applications without two recommendations will not be processed.

Governor’s School of North Carolina




Please visit OGHS Student Services for More Information.


The Governor's School of North Carolina is a 5½-week summer residential program for gifted and talented high school students, integrating academic disciplines, the arts, and unique courses on each of two campuses. The curriculum focuses on the exploration of the most recent ideas and concepts in each discipline, and it does not involve credit, tests, or grades. Students are selected to attend through a competitive process after being nominated by their public-school unit or non-public school.

Martha Guy Summer Institute

Appalachian State University Walker College of Business




The Martha Guy Summer Institute for future business leaders was created to give high achieving high school students, interested in pursuing a college degree in business, a premier summer experience exploring the different disciplines within business, exposing them to regional business leaders and developing leadership and professional behavior skills needed to be successful in the business realm.

Former participants call the Martha Guy Summer Institute for Future Business Leaders (MGSI) the best summer opportunity available to high school juniors. Since 2004, the institute has provided a select group of students an unparalleled opportunity to learn about business and develop leadership skills in a fun and friendly environment.

National Environmental Summit for High School Students

The Center for the Environment at Catawba College




Open to students 14-17 years old by the time of the summit.

Three leading organizations - the Center for the Environment at Catawba College, Rocky Mountain Institute, and the Environmental Working Group - are partnering to provide an opportunity for young environmental leaders to learn, create, share, interact, grow, connect, and build relationships. You know you have unique talents and particular interests; at Redesigning Our Future, you will learn the skills needed to use your passions to create a sustainable world. Small group workshops will focus on creating a toolbox of leadership skills that can be used now and in your future.

Naval Academy Summer Programs




The Naval Academy is one of the finest undergraduate institutions in the nation, ranking high on both the Forbes and US News listings.  Each year the Naval Academy hosts several Summer Seminars to give prospective attendees a taste of life at the Academy and kick-start their application journey for an appointment to the Academy.  The Academy also conducts several STEM camps aimed at rising 9th - 11th graders interested in a future in Science, Engineering, Technology and Math



North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics

Summer Enrichment Programs




“NCSSM offers summer programs for students who are rising 5th-graders through high school seniors. With specialized coursework in areas such as artificial intelligence, biomedical sciences, and engineering, students have the opportunity to engage in real-world, hands-on experiences. Find out which summer program is right for you!”

Tarheel Boys State



Catawba College in Salisbury, NC


Rising seniors from across the state spend a week creating city government, political parties, and a state government. They elect officials, write and debate bills, create working governments and attend various workshops to prepare them for their senior year and college.


Only applicants who have completed their junior year or senior year in high school will be considered. Applicants must be of good character, demonstrate qualities of Americanism and Leadership, and present a neat appearance. Any American Legion Post can sponsor one or more students. For more information and applications, complete the information section below and send to: The American Legion Dept of NC, Attn: Debbie Rose, PO Box 26657, Raleigh, NC 27611. Applications are now available.

Tarheel Girls State



Catawba College in Salisbury, NC


Rising seniors from across the state spend a week creating city government, political parties, and a state government. They elect officials, write and debate bills, create working governments and attend various workshops to prepare them for their senior year and college.


  • Must be a junior in high school at the time of her selection.
  • Must be between the ages of 16 and 18 years.
  • Must be ranked in the top 1/3 of her class academically or have at least an unweighted GPA of 3.0. 
  • Must be residents of North Carolina for a minimum of 1 year prior to their selection for the program and be attending high school in North Carolina.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or a legal resident of the United States.
  • Must be mature individuals capable of setting priorities and be in good physical condition to withstand the week's intense activities and demanding schedule. If there are concerns, please contact 
  • Preference will be given to children of veterans of the U.S. Military. 
  • If selected, citizen must attend an orientation session. 

Wake Forest University

Summer Immersion Program




The Wake Forest Summer Immersion Program is a hands-on learning experience. Students dive deep into a field of study with access to world-class faculty, researchers, and industry professionals. Institutes: Law, Sports Marketing, Medicine, Business, Leadership, Technology, Bioscience & Engineering, Sports Medicine, Finance and Investing, Psychology, Debate, and Public Advocacy, Health and Exercise Science, Animation, Documentary Film, Neuroscience, Health & Wellbeing, Entrepreneurship, Policies and Politics, Virtual Reality.