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Office of Professional Studies

Summer Programs for High School Students

Try something new this summer! Join our summer programs for high school students here at Merrimack!

If you will be a high school sophomore, junior or senior, don’t miss these exciting summer opportunities.

Leading with Purpose: A leadership summit hosted by HYPE (Hosting Young Philosophy Enthusiasts)

“Be a leader in your own circles, in your own way.”

HYPEJoin other high school students at a four-day leadership program that explores the topics of ethics, leadership and citizenship. Learn to lead with purpose no matter what your interests or pursuits— academic, athletic, artistic, within your family, at your job, or even with your friends. Student-led games and activities will have you discussing perspectives and ways to think about leadership with peers. At this summit, you will:

  • explore and identify your own personality type
  • tap into individual strengths
  • connect with other students
  • debate how to communicate responsibly in the digital world
  • consider how to critically examine digital content
  • discuss what it means to participate within our democracy as a citizen

Want to learn more about HYPE?

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Dates: Monday, July 16 - Thursday, July 19, 2018
Times: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Cost: $295, Breakfast and lunch will be provided daily.
Location:  Merrimack College
This is a non-credit program. You will receive a certificate of completion from Merrimack College.

Digital Photography Workshop

Take your photos from ordinary to extraordinary.

Digital Photography WorkshopIf you have a passion for photography, this full immersion experience will push your photography skills to the next level. With camera in hand, you’ll take lots of pictures, both indoors and outdoors, as you explore Merrimack’s campus on foot. Learn the secrets of professional Photoshop retouching and compositing while in the lab to make the most stunning images possible. It is a creative opportunity to help you learn how to take and make better photos. DSLR camera required. 

Dates: Monday, July 23 – Thursday, July 26, 2018
Times: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Cost: $495, Breakfast and lunch will be provided daily.
Instructor: Kevin Salemme, Director of Media Instructional Services, Merrimack College
Location: Merrimack College, Cushing 220


To register for one of the summer programs please use the registration links below:

Leadership Summit: Leading with Purpose
Photography Boot Camp

  1. Click on your chosen program above
  2. Click Register
  3. Enter your email and password (be sure the password checks all three green boxes)
  4. Enter in your billing information and student information
  5. Done!

If you have any questions please e-mail or call 978-837-3576.


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