Walled Lake Northern - Summer Programs and Job / Volunteer Opportunities

Summer Opportunities

Summer School  

Many students consider taking a course in the summer in order to advance to the next course level, make-up credits for classes they have failed (credit recovery), or to make room for other electives in their schedule during the school year. There are also options of online and correspondence classes available.

All students considering summer school or another alternative to earn credit should make an appointment to discuss their plans with their counselor. **Note: all courses taken beyond the school day will be the student's expense.

Summer School Options:

  1. Online classes at Walled Lake Northern via E2020


Pre-College Programs


The Detroit Writing Room’s 2020 Summer Journalism Camp 

This two-week virtual camp is taught by Detroit Writing Room coaches. The coaches are all award-winning journalists who have worked at publications from The New York Times and Wall Street Journal to The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press.

For more information, go to: https://www.detroitwritingroom.com/journalism-camp

Duke University Summer Session’s 2020 Programs NOW LIVE!

Heads up, students! The 2020 Duke University Summer Session info is ready for you! Check it out: https://summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students

Ask yourself: Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Are you conducting ground-breaking research? Maybe you’re already a leader crafting policies that have a global impact. Or, are you tackling the world’s most complex challenges? At Duke University Summer Session you will take a thrilling first step toward your future success!

Gettysburg College is excited to offer several opportunities for high school juniors and sophomores to attend academic camps over the summer months. Subjects include psychology, history, creative writing, or information technology.

For more information, go to: https://www.gettysburg.edu/offices/conference-event-services/summer-programs?utm_source=listrak&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=counselor-summer-camps-w&utm_source=Listrak&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=https%3a%2f%2fwww.gettysburg.edu%2foffices%2fconference-event-services%2fsummer-programs%3futm_source%3dlistrak%26utm_medium%3demail%26utm_campaign%3dcounselor-summer-camps-w&utm_campaign=Academic+Summer+Programs

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies advances the education of academically talented, intellectually curious, pre-college students. We offer a variety of programs designed to meet the needs of students everywhere and we invite you to explore our offerings.


Discover Columbia University’s 2020 Programs for High School Students

For academically exceptional students, our Programs for High School Students offer a chance to experience an Ivy League education while preparing for college.


Lehigh University Summer Academy

Premiering Summer 2020, we’re pleased to offer Lehigh University Summer Academy, a three-week pre-college residential program for rising 6th-11th grade students. We’re eager to share this information with you since it provides an exciting summer enrichment opportunity for your high school students.


Penn Summer High School Programs welcome bright and ambitious high school students who want to experience campus life, pursue challenging academic studies with leading faculty, and stand out on college applications. With residential and commuter options available for 2-, 3-, or 6-week programs, high school students from around the world can experience summer at Penn.


Boston University's Academy of Media Production

Creative high school students develop their cinematic and journalistic storytelling skills producing films, videos, multi-camera productions and more at Boston University's Academy of Media Production. This four-week summer workshop presents the opportunity to explore the many aspects of media production while developing the skills needed to be a successful storyteller.


MSU Tollgate Farm Stewards Sustainability Leadership Institute 2020

Join us this summer for a week-long leadership institute from June 15th to the 20th, 2020 to explore answers to these questions and expand your ability to make a positive difference in the world around you. This fun and challenging leadership summit is for teens ages 15-19 who love adventure. The experience incorporates a mentorship model, a leadership role at stewards trainings and at camp, a multi-day outdoor wilderness team-building experience, and a capstone action project during summer camp.  


At Project Fashion, we provide summer programs that give creative-minded students an opportunity to explore a career in fashion through classes taught by industry professionals, hands-on projects, and company tours.​ We strive to create an environment where students can discover what role suits them best and whether they truly want to explore this as a career before committing time and money to the pursuit after high school.


Stevens Institute of Technology

Stevens Pre-College allows students to participate in hands-on, project-based learning; experience campus life; visit leading companies; and make their college applications stand out. Stevens offers opportunities to discover collegiate life both in and out of the classroom. Programs in engineering, science, business, computer science, music and the arts are still open for students to apply. 


Kettering University provides multiple pre-college programs for interested high school students.

These include: Academically Interested Minds (AIM), Computer Engineering Summer Camps, Doctor for a Day, FIRST Robotics Summer Camps, Ford Summer Camps, Lives Improve Through Engineering (LITE), Math Olympiad, Personal Finance Camps, and VEX.

For more information, go to https://www.kettering.edu/precollege

Alma College is excited to share that this summer we are hosting an array of academic and service camps led by faculty and staff for high school students! These include: Business Scholars Camp, Environmental Science Camp, Global Challenge, and Plaid Serves.

With completion of either the Business Scholars Camp or the Environmental Science Camp, each participant will receive three transferable college credits. Students referred by a counselor to the Business Scholars Camp or the Environmental Camp are eligible to receive a $100 Referral Scholarship. Please have them put “referred by” and their counselor’s name on their registration form.

Prospective students who attend either Global Challenge or Plaid Serves and ultimately enroll at Alma College in the fall of 2018 will receive a tuition credit in the amount of the camp registration in the fall semester.

For more information, go to: www.alma.edu/summer or contact the Admissions Office at (989) 463-7139 or admissions@alma.edu.

Abby Road offers students the sophisticated experience of a savvy traveler, rather than that of a tourist shuffling among the masses.

Founded by Stanford alumni in 2000, Abbey Road’s study abroad summer programs continue to deliver excellence. Our mission is to provide quality academic summer programs that facilitate cross-cultural understanding, personal growth and academic enrichment. Abbey Road was created through a collaboration of the best young professionals and educators from top schools and esteemed institutions. Our curriculum developers and staff come from places such as Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Duke, Cambridge, La Sorbonne, the United Nations, the World Bank, the European Parliament and the State Department  …..  just to name a few.



United States Senate Youth Program

 The 57th United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) provides an opportunity for qualified high school juniors and seniors to deepen their understanding of America’s political processes.

 Qualifications for this program are located at https://ussenateyouth.org/ in the 2019 brochure. Two students are selected from each state, and each will receive an all-expense paid trip to attend Washington, D.C. Week, from March 2-9. 2019, and a $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship award.


More Summer Camps / Programs:

Game Experience Summer Camp: https://game.experienceamerica.com/game-experience-2019-counselor/

University of Michigan Electrify Tech Camp:  https://electrify.engin.umich.edu/

Miami University Summer Scholars Program: http://miamioh.edu/admission/high-school/summer-scholars/

Air Force Association CyberCamp:  https://events.oakland.k12.mi.us/coe/coe_p2_details.aspx?eventid=181569&cc=COEE&oc=10


The New England Center for Investigative Reporting summer program:  https://combeyond.bu.edu/workshop/bu-summer-journalism-institute/

Boston University’s Academy of Media Production summer workshop:  https://combeyond.bu.edu/workshop/academy-of-media-production/

Project Fashion Summer Camp: http://fashion.experienceamerica.com/project-fashion-2019-counselor/

Lake Superior State University High School Summer Camps: https://www.lssu.edu/summer-camps/high-school-camps/

Stevens Institute of Technology's Pre-College  summer programs:   https://www.stevens.edu/admissions/pre-college-programs

Michigan Technological University Summer Youth Program: https://www.mtu.edu/syp/




Duke Summer Session


Boston University Summer Journalism Institute



Job Opportunities

Please note that these are not endorsed by Walled Lake Consolidated School District. As parents, you may wish to pursue these opportunities with your student.

*As we receive job opportunities for the 2019-2020 school year, we will post them. 


Position Titles: Manufacturing Team Member and Shipping & Receiving Team Member

Pay: $14/hr ($15/hr after 30 days of employment)

Location:  48230 West Road, Wixom, MI

If you are interested please contact Marty Jeppesen at 734-323-3121 or mjeppesen@glassandmirrorcraft.com.


The City of Novi is hiring lifeguards, camp counselors, DPW laborers, and park laborers. For more information, go to: https://cityofnovi.org/Home.aspx


Caddies Wanted! Up to $15/hour to start

Apply at www.oaklandhillscc.com


United States Census Bureau is looking for census takers. Must be 18 years old. Apply online at 2020census.gov/jobs


Walled Lake Schools Community Education is currently staffing  for the Mid-Winter Break Camp on February, 17-21.  This camp will be Monday thru Friday from 7AM-6PM.  Each counselor will be scheduled for 6 hours each day.  I am in need of at least 5 more counselors, ages 16 or older.  This is a paid position.  I believe the starting pay is $10 an hour. Call Patti Parrett for more information at 248.956.5000.


Fox Run is looking for part-time servers in their dining room. You must be able to work a weekend day, get to work by 3:45, and have a 2.0 GPA. Please visit jobs.ericksonliving.com and apply for the Server-”Fine Dining” position in Novi, MI.


Zeeland Lumber and Supply is looking for full-time team members to build their career as Truss Builders, Material Handlers, and Panel Builders. Apply online at www.zeelandlumber.com/join-our-team or call Laura at 248.257.8473


Fred's Landscaping is looking for spring/summer help. 18 and older, $14/hour, flexible schedule. Call (248) 669-1350 for more information.


Villa at Green Lake Estates is looking for a couple good people in the Food Dept. We may have the Job for You! Part time hours, work around your school, 3pm to 8pm, training, etc.

For more information, please contact: Scott Young, BBA, CDM, Director Nutrition Services

Villa at Green Lake Estates | 6470 Alden Dr | Orchard Lake, MI 48324

p  248-387-4714 |    text 248-920-4577

syoung@villahc.com       http://www.villahc.com/


Volunteer Opportunities

*As we receive volunteer opportunities for the 2019-2020 school year, we will post them.


Detroit Public Television has two great volunteer opportunities coming up and we would love for you to be a part of it! These opportunities can accommodate individuals or group and are a great way to get hours during the summer months.

June Pledge: Our next pledge drive is scheduled to take place from Monday, June 4 to Friday, June 15 at the Riley Broadcast Center in Wixom. Volunteers are need to assist with answering pledge phone calls weeknights from 6pm to 11pm. Dinner will be provided by Buddy’s Pizza. Volunteers receive on-site training and guidance from our Staff Studio Supervisor and Senior Volunteers.

Kids Club Live: Our annual Kids Club Live event returns to the Royal Oak Farmers market on Tuesday, June 19 and Wednesday, June 20! Volunteers are needed to assist with activity booths, line-control, character handling, event clean up, and more. Shifts take place from 8:30a to 2pm AND 2pm to 8:30am with lunch/dinner provided. In addition, we will need volunteers to assist with set up on Monday, June 18 from 12pm to 6pm.

To sign-up for either opportunity visit www.dptv.org/volunteer.  If you have any questions please feel free to reach out!