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Summer Experiences

 
Summer can be a time to relax, have fun and also can be a time to explore and try new things. Below are some ideas for summer experiences you can have. 
 
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Students that are over the age of 14 have the opportunity to work. See below for this step process. All students 14-17 that are working must have a work permit on file with the school.
 
Important: It is best to try and find a job before the end of the school year as in July, you will have to go to our District Office to have your work permit paperwork completed. Our district office is at 325 Marion Ave. Ben Lomond, CA 95005
 
Step One: Find / Be Offered a Job
  • Click Here for a list of businesses that have hired our students in the past
  • Ask around with the businesses near you too as they might be hiring!
 
Step Two: Pick Up a Work Permit Application
  • These can be picked in the Counseling Office.
  • In July these can be picked up at our District Office (325 Marion Ave. Ben Lomond, CA 95005)
Step Three: Fill out the Work Permit Application
  • Don’t forget to put your social security number!
  • The “For authorized work permit issuer use only” section at the bottom of the application, this can be left blank.
 
Step Four: Have your Employer & Parent Sign the Application
 
Step Five: Have your Counselor Sign the Verification of Grades 
  • If it is summer already, don't worry about this step

Step Six: Turn in the completed Work Permit App. to the Counseling Office
  • Note: If you come in July, you will need to go to our District Office (325 Marion Ave. Ben Lomond, CA 95005)

Step Seven: Receive a Work Permit and bring this to your Employer
  • After turning in your application, a work permit will be created that you will sign and then bring back to your employer.
The following are some internship opportunities, we encourage you to do your own research though as we are not endorsing any of these programs and individual experiences can vary!
 

Camp Sea Lab Sailing Camp

Application: https://csumb.edu/campsealab/summer-camp-overview

Due:  applications open in December

Note: This is a five day long ocean going adventure sailing down the California coast aboard the Seaward, a classic 82' schoone for students ages 13-17.

 

Headwaters Outdoor School Apprenticeship

Application: https://hwos.com/apprenticeship-program/

Due:  check website

Note:  This is a Northern California camp that teaches primitive skills that humans have used throughout time to survive in kinship with the Earth. Skills include Wilderness Survival, Tracking, Edible and Medicinal Plants, Nature Awareness, Earth Philosophy and many others. 

 

Hooked on Theater

Application: https://tcm679.wixsite.com/hookedontheater

Due:  see website

Note:  It provides a professional, positive, and educational environment for students to learn all aspects of live theater. It takes place at SLVHS PAC for ages 7-17. 

 

Kaiser Permanente Launch Paid Internship Program

Application: https://about.kaiserpermanente.org/

Due:   starting Feb. 21

Note: This is a summer-long (10 week) research internship program for high-school juniors and seniors.

 

Little People’s Repertory Theater Teen Mentorship

Application: https://lprt.org/teen-mentorship-program/

Due:  see website

Note:  The mentorship serves approximately 15 to 25 teens each summer. We offer paid internships to teens and young adults. Teens are trained to work with younger children as rehearsal-assistants, in a camp-counselor style capacity.

 

NASA Internship Program

Application: https://intern.nasa.gov

Due:  Spring 2020: November 5, Summer 2020: March 8, Fall 2020: July 6

Note: This is a spring, summer or fall internship for students with at least a 3.0 gpa who are at least 16 year old. It takes place in California and across the country.

 

Police Department of Scotts Valley Explorer Program

Application: https://www.scottsvalleypd.com/police-explorer

Due:  check website

Note:  This a fun and safe way for young people in our community, 14 to 20 years of age, to learn about the field of law enforcement. They participate in ride-alongs, traffic control, crowd control, give tours of the Police Department, and help with many other tasks and events.

 

SEAP Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program

Application: https://seap.asee.org/

Due:  Nov. 1

Note: This is an an opportunity for high school students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer. Locations are nationwide, and the closest lab is in Monterey There may be a paid stipend.

 

State Park Volunteer at Henry Cowell

Application: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=29718

Due:  check website

Note: This is an opportunity to join a team of dedicated volunteers who rove the trails, interact with visitors, host at the visitor center and in general contribute to the inspiration, education and enjoyment of park visitors.  

 

State Park Volunteer at Big Basin

Application: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=28979

Due:  check website

Note: This is an opportunity to join a team of dedicated volunteers who rove the trails, interact with visitors, host at the visitor center and in general contribute to the inspiration, education and enjoyment of park visitors.  

 

You Stem

Website: http://youstem.org/main/discover/?#subjects

Note: This is a search site for local opportunities for K-12 students in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

 

Youth Conservation Corps in Yosemite

Application: https://www.nps.gov/yose/getinvolved/ycc.htm

Due:  March 29

Note:  This is a non-residential program. In Yosemite, YCC members work, learn, and grow in public lands restoring, rehabilitating, and repairing the natural, cultural, and historical resources protected as federally preserved places. Bus transportation may be available from Mariposa, CA. Youth will be paid within California’s minimum wage. 


Youth Conservation Corps

Application: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/youthprograms/ycc.htm

Due:  March 29

Note:  This is  is a summer youth employment program that takes place in many park locations. It engages young people in meaningful work experiences on national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and fish hatcheries while developing an ethic of environmental stewardship and civic responsibility. YCC programs are generally 8 to 10 weeks and members are paid the minimum wage for a 40-hour work week. 

The following are some university / college summer experience & program opportunities, we encourage you to do your own research though as we are not endorsing any of these programs and individual experiences can vary!
 

Cabrillo College Extension

Application: https://www.cabrillo.edu/services/extension/kidslanding_info.html

Due: Varies, check website

Note: Various summer activities and experiences for all grade levels.

 

Camp Sea Lab Overnight Camps

Application: https://csumb.edu/campsealab/summer-camp-overview

Due:  applications open in December

Note: The overnight camp is for students ages 10-16 and students sleep at the CSUMB campus.

 

Carnegie Mellon Summer Pre-College Programs

Application: https://apply-precollege.studentaffairs.cmu.edu/apply/

 

COSMOS California State Summer School for Math and Science 

Application: https://cosmos-ucop.ucdavis.edu/app/main

Due:  Feb. 1

Note: This is a four-week summer residential program for students who have demonstrated an aptitude for academic careers in STEM subjects in grades 8-12. 


EPIC Cal. Poly San Luis Opispo

Application: https://epic.calpoly.edu/

Due:  check website 

Note:  EPIC is Engineering Possibilities in College. This is for students entering 6th through 11th grade. It is a residential camp and there is a fee.

 

National Student Leadership Summer Conferences

Website: https://www.nslcleaders.org/

 

Note: These are pre-college summer programs aimed for high schoolers. Students must be nominated. Any interested should see their high school counselor.


Neuroscape at UCSF 

Application: https://neuroscape.ucsf.edu/get-involved/volunteer/#high-school

Due:  March 1

Note: The Neuroscape volunteer internship program offers a rich environment with hands-on experience in transnational neuroscience research through UC San Francisco. There is also a paid opportunity for 12-16 year olds to participate in a study.


Stanford Envision Experiences

Application: https://www.envisionexperience.com/

Due:  check website

Note: This is an opportunity to pay to have career experiences in Advanced Emergency Medicine or Intensive Law and Trial. It is a 10 day residential program.


Santa Clara University Summer Engineering Seminar Program

Application: https://www.scu.edu/engineering/beyond-the-classroom/outreach/summer-engineering-seminar-ses/

Due:  Opens in Dec. every year

Note:  The School of Engineering at Santa Clara University hosts a Summer Engineering Seminar (SES) program. This special summer experience is for current high school sophomores and juniors who are interested in exploring the field of engineering.


Stanford Summer Enrichment Programs

Application: http://sumac.stanford.edu/node/3

Due:  check each program for the due date

Note: There are a variety of programs: Medical Youth Science Program, Mathematics Camp (SUMaC), AI4ALL (Artificial Intelligence Outreach), Summer Arts Institute, and Summer Institutes.


Additional Stanford Programs:

  • Stanford Summer Humanities Institute brings students in grades 10 and 11 together to explore the big questions at the heart of the humanities. Seminars are led by distinguished Stanford professors during this three-week residential program.
     
  • Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes allows students currently in grades 8–11 to apply to a single-subject intensive course selected from a wide range of disciplines, and benefit from small class size and academically themed residences. 
     
  • Stanford AI4ALL invites students in 9th grade to apply to this three-week residential summer program. Participants learn about topics in AI, partake in ongoing research at Stanford, and receive mentorship from professors, graduate students, and industry professionals. Young women and students from underrepresented and/or low-income backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply. 
     
  • Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC) students participate in a highly-selective program centered around lectures, guided research, and group problem-solving in advanced math topics. This four-week program is intended for an elite group of talented students in grades 10 and 11.
     
  • Stanford Pre-Collegiate University-Level Online Math and Physics offers 13 courses throughout the year, including a summer term for high school students, grades 9–12. Students earn Stanford University Continuing Studies credit.
 

STEM database of many programs

Application: https://cosmos.ucsc.edu/app_resources/similarprograms.html

Due:  check each resource for due date

Note: This is a resource for additional selected California Summer Programs in Math and Science.


UCSC Science Internship Program

Application: http://ucsc-sip.org

Due:  March 20

Note: This is a summer-long (10 week) research internship program for high-school students in STEM fields.


UCSC Summer Session

Application: https://summer.ucsc.edu/high-school/index.html

Due:  registration opens April 1

Note: This is for high school students (age 14-18) who completed their sophomore or junior year with a GPA of 3.0. Students take UCSC courses on campus.


You Stem

Website: http://youstem.org/main/discover/?#subjects

Note: This is a search site for local opportunities for K-12 students in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math



Volunteering can be a great way to spend your summer, below are some opportunities to give back to our community and be sure that when you come back in the Fall, to turn in your Volunteer Hours!

 

Community Service Sheets can be found here.

 

Camp Krem
 
Dominican Hospital Volunteer
Note: Must be 16+, commit 100 hours of service and Complete the application process, including an interview, orientation, background check, Tuberculosis testing, T-Dap vaccination, and Flu vaccination during the months of September - April.
 
Mountain Community Resource Center
 
Santa Cruz Volunteer Center (Huge Listing of Local Opportunities)

 

State Park Volunteer at Henry Cowell

Application: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=29718

Due:  check website

Note: This is an opportunity to join a team of dedicated volunteers who rove the trails, interact with visitors, host at the visitor center and in general contribute to the inspiration, education and enjoyment of park visitors.  

 

State Park Volunteer at Big Basin

Application: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=28979

Due:  check website

Note: This is an opportunity to join a team of dedicated volunteers who rove the trails, interact with visitors, host at the visitor center and in general contribute to the inspiration, education and enjoyment of park visitors.  

 

Valley Churches United
Contact: Call (831) 336-8258 to see about current opportunities to volunteer
 
Walnut Avenue Family & Women's Center (13+) - Early Childhood Education Program
Notes: You need to stop into their office to pick up a parental consent form and instructions on the application process for minors. The volunteer positions open to minors are in our Early Childhood Education (ECE) program. Minors do not attend the general volunteer orientation.