Youth Programs

March 30, 2020 – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Duke Youth Programs, Duke Summer College, Duke Summer Academy, and Duke Accelerated STEM Academy on-campus programs have been cancelled for the 2020 summer season to ensure the health and safety of our participants and staff. Application and program fees paid to Duke... read more »

Duke Youth Programs offers a summer experience like no other: academic enrichment, a taste of life on a college campus, and friendships to last a lifetime. For 35 years, academically motivated youth from around the nation and the world have gathered on Duke’s campus to deepen understanding and hone skills in topics like Creative Writing, Cryptology, Journalism, Bioengineering, Neuroscience, and more.

Our richly diverse participants — representing some 46 states and 34 countries — spend their days crafting screenplays and short stories, cracking codes, debating ethical dilemmas, and visiting local treasures like the Nasher Museum of Art or the Duke Lemur Center. Evenings are spent exploring campus, connecting with friends, and attending special events planned by the residential staff of Duke Youth Programs.

Our programs promote innovation, engagement, and a love for learning. Join us this summer and be transformed!