Government/History Summer Programs

Summer Programs Related to Government, Law, Politics, History and the Social Sciences

Below are links to summer opportunities that exist within our community and across the country.  Central York High School does not necessarily endorse any of these programs, as we often know only as much as appears on the program website.  We list them here simply to make students and families aware of the opportunities, so that you may investigate them further.

Please note that many of these programs require a significant cost to the student, so families are encouraged to research these programs thoroughly before deciding if the program is worth your expense.

Summer opportunities are listed on this page year-round for student planning purposes, so please be aware that deadlines may have passed for involvement in these programs for the upcoming summer.  

Check out programs at these schools:

Georgetown University

Washington University in St. Louis 

Smith College

York County History center

See details at


Learn about the structure of America's legal system and the political and legal foundations of current issues facing the country. Details at


Learn about this program of Leadership Initiatives at

Messiah College Psychology Camp


For more information, visit:

Camp Psych at Gettysburg College

Campers will get hands-on experiences that introduce them to research in psychology during this fun, challenging, and engaging introduction to the field. Details at

Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College

Learn more at

Pre-collegiate Summer program in Early American History:

A joint project of the College of William & Mary and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Visit their website to learn about this one-of-a-kind opportunity: