Here is a guide to the myriad of summer opportunities for UU high schoolers listed by date of program. I have heard great things about all of these and recommend them. Check out the links for more information. I'm happy to talk to anyone about them. ~Beth
Many of these opportunities are compiled on the UUA website.
(UUA) General Assembly - June 21-25 in New Orleans, LA. This is the UUA's continental annual gathering. There is a youth component as well as youth participating in the overall program. Deadline for early registration is April 30. You'll also need an adult sponsor who is staying in the same lodging as you.
(UU College of SJ) Activate GA -June 21 - A one-day social justice add-on to General Assembly in New Orleans, LA
(UUA) Goldmine is a UU Youth Leadership School July 2-8 at UU Fairfax, VA. Goldmine is an intense leadership school for youth focusing on self-reflection and leadership skills. Youth learn concrete skill, worship leading, and faith articulation. Deadline is March 15.
(EFC program) the Encampment July 1-25 in Amherst, MA. Living and learning in a racially diverse setting about social justice issues such as environmental racism, food justice, and peace building. For more info, contact RRUUC member and Encampment alum Jon Kerner. Deadline is March 4. Cost is $3500.
(UU College for SJ) New Orleans - July 16-23 Learn about race and class social justice issues. Deadline is May 30. Cost is $880.
(UUA) Summer Seminary July 25-31 at Harvard Divinity School in Boston, MA For those exploring becoming religious professionals. Cost is $475.
(UUA) Thrive East July 26-30 at UU Annapolis. For youth who identify as youth of color. Leadership skills and connect with other UU youth of color. Deadline is Feb 15. Requires recommendations. Cost is $325.
(UUA) Thrive West August 3-7, 2017 at East Shore Unitarian in Bellevue, WA. For youth who identify as youth of color. Leadership skills and connect with other UU youth of color. Deadline is Feb 15. Requires recommendations. Cost is $300.
(RRUUC trip) West Virginia Service Learning Trip - July 29-August 4. Our third RRUUC Multigen trip to work with Big Creek People in Action in War, WV. Info meeting Feb 12. Deadline is June 1. Cost is $425.
(UU College of SJ) Boston - Climate Change - Aug 6-13 UU history, climate change and other social justice issues. Deadline is May 9. Cost is $980.
There are also many regional UU family camp experiences. Check them out here!