About Us

About Summer Discovery

Summer Discovery has more than 55 years in the summer experience industry and has provided superior pre-college programs for 40+ years. Today, we’re the leading pre-college experience provider for middle and high school students. In partnership with prestigious universities across the US and the UK, we deliver on-campus experiences and online learning opportunities.

In addition, Summer Discovery offers gifted academic summer programs through its sister organization, Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG). As a leader in gifted education since 1984, SIG provides residential and online summer programs for academically talented students ages 5-17. Through academic and social opportunities, students strengthen their creative problem-solving skills, pursue their passions, and prepare for college and professional careers. Learn more giftedstudy.org.


Summer Discovery was founded by the Musiker Family as Musiker Student Tours in 1966. Our first pre-college program began at UCLA in the mid-1980’s, and now consists of collaborative partnerships with  prestigious universities in the US and England to provide the finest pre-college, and middle school experiences. Our programs feature the most experienced, visionary, and talented leadership team in the pre-college field.

Our success, personal attention, experience, and safety standards have been emulated, but never duplicated. 

Our students have unparalleled access to world-class academics, high-school enrichment courses, sports, and residential life.

Pictured: Mike, Judy, Jimmy & Bob Musiker 1966

Mission Statement

To provide the best experiential, university-based summer academic programs that positively change the lives of students from around the world.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Statement

We commit to continuously striving for diversity, equity, and inclusion through ongoing education and self-awareness. At Summer Discovery, each person brings unique and varied experiences which inform our thoughts, actions, and decision-making processes. Our mission is to create an inclusive, safe environment for our staff and our students, where everyone’s differences are celebrated, every perspective is valued, and everyone feels safe to bring forth their authentic selves.


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