breaking through

The Summer Search journey begins with the breakthrough experiences our students take part in during the summers of their sophomore and junior years of high school.

Thanks to the support of those who have devoted their lives to the development of young people, thousands of Summer Searchers have had life-changing experiences. We pay tribute to the organizations whose scholarships and equipment donations make this possible.

2022 & Beyond

Summer Search is in the process of solidifying summer experience partnerships for 2022/2023. Listed below are our 2019 partners, most of whom have hosted our students for many years.

2020/21 presented a variety of challenges, and our partner organizations were impacted directly and acutely by pandemic-related obstacles, including travel and permit restrictions, decreased funding, and tighter scholarship budgets. We are humbled and inspired by their ability to prioritize safety, pivot to new business models through tough times, and remain in partnership with us wherever possible for the long term.

These past few years we have unfortunately had to say goodbye or pause some valued partners, as we reduced some of our own program budgets, and some partners closed their doors or shifted their offerings during the pandemic.

Through creativity and adaptability, other partners continue to offer robust programming to help our students meet their goals and the long-term goals of the Summer Search program. We are proud and honored to work alongside our summer experience partners, and we are saddened to discontinue relationships with partners that have poured energy and care into our students over the years.

Our 2019 Partners

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Adventure Risk Challenge

Boston University Summer Term

Center for Creative Youth


College Orientation Workshop

Concordia Language Villages

Courageous Sailing

Deer Hill Expeditions

Deva Healing Center

Environmental Traveling Companions

Experiment in International Living

Fuller Center for Housing

Futures and Options

Gateway Mountain Center

Global Exchange

Global Glimpse

Global Leadership Adventures

Global Routes

Global Works

Global Youth Village

Go Adventure

Hampton University Pre-College Summer Program

Hurricane Island Outward Bound Schools (HIOBS)

Idyllwild Arts

Ithaca College Summer College

Maine Teen Camp

National Outdoor Leadership School

Northwest Outward Bound School (NWOBS)

Outward Bound California (OBCA)

Philadelphia Outward Bound School (POBS)

Putney School Summer Programs

Road Less Traveled

Sierra Nevada Journeys

Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program

Student Conservation Association

Summer Academy at Suffield

Summer Springboard


Super Camp

Teton Science Schools

University of Delaware Summer Edge


Voyageur Outward Bound School (VOBS)

Wasatch Academy

YMCA Camping & Outdoor Leadership

Interested in becoming a Summer Experience Partner? We’d love to hear from you.