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About Us
About Us

Nearly six decades of delivering your best summer ever

Our Mission

To provide the best experiential and academic summer programs that positively impact the lives of students from around the world.

We are summer fanatics, travel enthusiasts, and lovers of learning.

At Summer Discovery, we all have something special in common – we are obsessed with summer. Our days of sleep-away camp and day camp may be behind us but we never aged out of the popular camp-life sentiment, "Live 10 for 2." We work our hearts out from September through May for what summer brings – students and staff in June, July & August.


Summer Discovery is the largest provider of pre-college, enrichment, and gifted summer programs and experiences for students from grades one through twelve. We offer students across the globe an unrivaled summer experience with access to world-class academics, interactive enrichment courses, immersive travel adventures, and residential life experiences at over 15 prestigious college campuses.

We are summer fanatics, travel enthusiasts, and lovers of learning.
Milestones

Milestones

Over 50 years of experience

For nearly six decades, Summer Discovery has welcomed students from around the world into our transformational summer enrichment programs.

Summer Discovery was founded by the Musiker Family in 1966 with a mission to become a leading summer travel and teen tour provider for kids and teens.

Summer Discovery partners with UCLA, its largest and longest running program, inventing a new category of summer options for high school students focused on pre-college preparedness.

Summer Discovery partners with the University of Cambridge for its first international program.

Summer Discovery celebrates its 40th year and brings on its sixth university partner, University of Pennsylvania.

Summer Discovery expands its offering to include programs for the gifted and talented community and welcomes Summer Institute for the Gifted into the Summer Discovery family.

Summer Discovery serves over 100,000 from across the globe with over 20 university partners.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

We continuously strive 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.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Positively Impacting Student Lives
Positively Impacting Student Lives

Our success, personal attention, experience, and safety standards have been emulated, but never duplicated. We’re committed to giving our students unparalleled access to world-class academics, high-school enrichment courses, sports, and residential life.


We believe everyone’s summer should include great memories, incredible adventures, new friends…and countless smiling faces.

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