Mills High School

Summer Opportunities

After a school year of academics and dedication to school, summer is a great time to be involved in activities that intrigue your mind, enrich your life, at the same time be FUN! 


Please refer to the lists provided below for opportunities that are offered in the summer. Some of these are travel/study programs or camps abroad. Many programs are offered on U.S. high school or college campuses. Many of these programs offer financial aid/scholarships.


*The inclusion of a program in this listing is not an endorsement or recommendation by Mills. Students and their parents should look closely into any programs they are considering.


Local & Out of State/Country Opportunities

2017 Summer Opportunities


Volunteer Opportunities


Across the U.S./World

Summer Opportunities - Deadlines and programs may change or no longer exist. Please check their website for additional information. 

2017 National Youth Science Camp

The California Department of Education (CDE) is pleased to announce it is accepting applications for the 2017 National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) for high-achieving, science-oriented students.


Operated by the National Youth Science Foundation, the NYSC is a residential science education honors program for two graduating high school students from each state. The NYSC is offered at no cost to participants. All educational and recreational programming as well as meals, lodging, and round-trip air passage on scheduled airlines are provided free of charge to the delegates. 


The NYSC will be held at a facility located in the Monongahela National Forest n ear Bartow in the easter mountains of West Virginia. Delegates arrive in Charleston, West Virginia, on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, and depart on Saturday, July 8, 2017. More information is available on the NYSC website at htpp://


The completed application and supporting materials must be submitted online at by Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 6pm EST. 


To be eligible for consideration, an applicant:

  • Must be a candidate for high school graduation between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017.
  • Must demonstrate superior academic proficiency, including recognition in mathematics and/or the sciences.
  • Must demonstrate an application of leadership abilities and social maturity through involvement in school and community activities. 
  • Must demonstrate skills and achievements outside the realm of science and outside the realm of academic pursuits.
  • Must demonstrate a curiosity and an eagerness to explore many and varied topics.

Selection criteria include demonstrated achievement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and participation in school and community activities, with leadership potential. If you have any questions about the NYSC program, please contact Dina Fong, Communications Dvision, by phone at 916-319-0551 or by email at