Summer Scholars Week

Calling all scientists, musicians, video producers, and more! Houghton is looking for academically driven high school sophomores, juniors and seniors (as of Fall 2018) to spend a week at Houghton digging deeper into a chosen field of study.

Choose from workshops related to business, forensics, literature, science, video production, and worship arts. Dive into hands-on, project-oriented learning environments, taught by stellar faculty members.

It’s not all about work, though, and we’ve added fun evening activities, including field games, movies, scavenger hunts, swimming, and more. Top it all off with daily devotions from members of the faculty, staff, and administration.

Take this week to learn more, think critically, deepen your faith – and, of course, have an unforgettable summer experience.

Are you ready?



Sunday, July 22 through Thursday, July 26, 2018


Houghton Summer Scholars Week takes place on the beautiful campus of Houghton College in the historic Genesee River valley of Western New York. The campus is just off Route 19, 65 miles southeast of Buffalo and 70 miles south of Rochester. The Southern Tier Expressway is just 15 miles to the south.


Houghton College provide high-quality learning facilities including access to our laboratories, classrooms and campus facilities. You will have the opportunity to experience how it really feels to be a student on campus and come to love it as much as our current students!

Objectives and Philosophy

Houghton College is a Christian college committed to providing a quality educational experience within a wholesome and safe environment. Houghton Summer Scholars Week offers a college preparatory experience where students will be challenged academically while having a fun and incredible experience with a group of likeminded peers. Our hope is that you walk away from this experience feeling excited to refine your passions and goals for the future.


Early Bird Price: $425 – register by April 1, 2018

Regular Pricing: $450 – register by June 1, 2018

$75 non-refundable deposit must be paid to hold your spot in Summer Scholars. $30 refundable room key deposit is required upon arrival at Houghton

  • 100% refunds, minus $75, will be honored until May 15th.
  • 50% refunds, minus $75, will be made for cancelations before June 1st.
  • No refunds will be given after June 30th.

Arrival and Departure  

Registration will be in the Campus Center at Houghton College between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 22. Dinner will be served at 5:00 p.m. Each academic workshop will meet at 6:00 p.m. to discuss the projects, curriculum, expectations, etc., with the respective head faculty member. Houghton Summer Scholars Week will wrap up on Thursday at 4:00 p.m. with showcases and a closing ceremony.

Required Health Forms

New York State Public Health Law requires that a parent/guardian of each residential camper complete, sign and return the Summer Scholars Week Medical Forms.


If you have more questions about Summer Scholars, please contact Christy Schmitt at 585-567-9315 or