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Our Mission

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.

Who We Are

Summer Discovery has more than 55 years in the summer experience industry and has provided superior pre-college programs for 40 of those years. We deliver transformative summer experiences for high school and middle school students through active partnerships with world-leading universities

Who We Are

What We Do

We craft purposeful and engaging pre-college experiences for students ages 12 to 18 and 5 to 18 (with SIG). We partner with universities to provide over 300 pre-college and college-level courses taught by university instructors. We pair the academic experience with fun, supervised activities to help students connect with their peers from around the globe, explore college campuses, and tour amazing cities.

What We Do

Our History

Summer Discovery is rooted in family. In 1966, Mike and Judy Musiker sold Camp Keewanee in Parksville, NY, and ran their first of many Musiker Student Tours programs. Fast forward to the 1980s when Bob and Jimmy Musiker joined the family business, and the first Summer Discovery pre-college program began at UCLA in 1986. Two years later, Summer Discovery at Cambridge University in England was introduced, and the rest is history!

Under the leadership of Bob and Jimmy Musiker, we’ve forged unique university partnerships with some of the most prestigious universities across the globe. In 2021, Adriane Thorpe took the helm at CEO of Summer Discovery and Summer Institute for the Gifted. We have unparalleled experience in the pre-college industry. Safety and security is always our top priority. With our experienced team’s support, we are committed to students’ academic and personal development.

Our History

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