Student Opportunities

VSAC College & Career Pathways field trip is now virtual! 

Student Opportunities

NOTICE: Deadlines are very similar from year to year -- Please look over the opportunities below and plan accordingly. 
***Many programs in Summer 2020 have gone online/virtual.  Please check the specific organization's website for more information on how COVID-19 may have affected their programming. ***

The American Legion Law and Order Cadet Training Program: Deadline April 15
Program Dates: June 16-21
Location: Police Academy, Pittsford VT
Students have the opportunity to learn all about working as a law enforcement
officer during a one week camp during the summer. Must be at least 14 years old.  Check out the brochure:
Camp Knock Knock:  Weekend Family Bereavement Camp in early June every year for families with children who have experienced the loss of a loved one.  This weekend of open support and guidance provides an opportunity for growth and healing.  Cost is $50/family and scholarships are available.
Contact Ally Parker, Clinical Director at 860-4499 x3405
Focus on Health Careers Conference: Deadline: Early October
Event: Late October
Located at UVM's College of Medicine in Burlington, registered students will have the opportunity to learn more about healthcare professions from
professionals. Students can explore various exhibits. The conference is open
to all aged high school students.
Franklin County Internship Program: (Rolling Admissions) This program is unique to Franklin County 12th grade students. It is geared at students who are not planning on attending college and want to pursue a quality job in the area. The program is run by Kathy LaVoie, contact your school counselor.
Governor's Institutes of Vermont:  Vermont's flagship summer program for talented teens, the Governor's Institutes offers 8 summer Institutes that gather teenagers from every high school in Vermont to study in-depth on the topics of their choice, such as Arts, Engineering, Mathematics, Information Technology, Entrepreneurship, Current Issues and more. All Institutes are residential, take place on college campuses, and offer sliding scale tuition to meet all family budgets. Applications online at 
Governor’s Institutes of Winter Weekend is a 48-hour immersion Institute packed with extreme learning and fun for all motivated 9-12th grade students. Students attending Winter Weekend will try out the intellectual exhilaration of a GIV summer Institute in which they explore, laugh, perform, build, improvise, and more. In just one weekend, students take away more skills and inspiration than they could have ever imagined possible! More info here: org:Winter Weekend
HOBY, Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Program: Deadline: Mid-November
Event Days:4 days in late May
10th grade Students can inquire in guidance about this leadership camp held at
VTC annually. Each high school is allowed to send up to two ambassadors to the
the leadership camp. Interested sophomores should inquire in guidance.
MedQuest Program: Applications Due Early March
It is a co-ed, five day residential program over the summer at VTC and NVU-Johnson providing students the opportunity to explore a variety of healthcare related careers while gaining comfort in a college environment.  Find out more info:
Apply here:
NACAC College Fair: September every year
Juniors and Seniors are can register to attend the annual college fair.
EFHS sends a few buses to the fair where hundreds of colleges and 
universities have representatives there to answer questions.
National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI): Application Deadline: Early May
Event Date: Late July to Early August
This is a FREE camp offered at UVM for students interested
in pursuing or learning more about transportation careers. 
This program is for students going into 10th, 11th, 12th grade.
Online application:
Northwoods Conservation Corps:  Crew Leader & Assistant Crew Leader Deadline is April 1
                                                       Crew Member Deadline is April 15
Summer work season is 4-6 weeks from mid-June to early August.  Crew members (age 15-20) are selected through a competitive application process, hired to work at the crew location closest to them, and supervised by a trained leadership team. Successful candidates receive a weekly wage plus hands-on education and employment experience. Members must be willing to meet the mental and physical challenges of working in the outdoors by demonstrating maturity, enthusiasm, and a strong work ethic. A commitment to the environment and to their local communities is essential. 
Assistant Crew Leaders (ages 18+) help facilitate learning and conservation projects and work closely with Crew Leaders to supervise crew members. Individuals are highly motivated, environmental stewards who want to influence and lead high school students towards environmental awareness.
For questions call If you have any questions call 802-723-6551 x304  Online applications and more info:
Partners in Adventure Winter Vacation Camp:  
Offers a full week of adaptive seasonal activities for young people with disabilities ages 7 and up.  They also host a summer camp with fully adaptive, accessible, and inclusive recreational opportunities for youth with disabilities.

Paying for College Night: October or November every year
Location: EFHS Library
Time: 6pm
The VSAC outreach counselor provides an explanation to parents and students
about how to get post-secondary schooling paid for. A must for seniors
planning on attending school after high school.

Shadow Day at Northwestern Medical Center: Late September Deadline! Event Date: Mid November

Located at the hospital in St. Albans, students in grades 10, 11 and 12 are invited to apply for participation in the annual shadow day. The cost is $25 which includes lunch. Students will experience firsthand what it is like to have a career as a healthcare professional

Upward Bound/TRIO
Application Deadline: March
Johnson State College
Event Dates: Summer
Students can apply to attend a month long camp of classes and preparation for college at JSC as apart of the national TRIO program. Students must show interest and ability in going to college and have financial need and parents who have NOT completed a four-year college degree. See Senorita O'Leary, Ms. Ullrich, or your guidance counselor to apply.
VSAC’s College Pathways is a free event on a college camp to help students and parents plan for college.  The event is targeted to juniors and sophomores and their parents, but all are welcome.  Students are encouraged to talk to their school counselor to attend!  For more information and to register, visit


Vermont Summer Academy: Green Mountain College: July and August Dates 
Students grades 8-11th are invited to week-long summer camp sessions in psychology, writing, forensic science, veterinary science, studio arts, and culinary arts.

Vermont Works for Women
Women Can Do -- event in October at VTC Randolph for young women to learn more about careers in STEM fields and trade industries
Career Challenge Day -- event in November in Randolph for female and non-binary identifying high school students in grades 8-10. Meet people shaping the technology landscape of Vermont at your local tech center and participate in hands-on activities. Explore career pathways and learn about courses and extended learning activities for your Personalized Learning Plan. 
Vermont Young Writers Conference
Vermont Young Writers Conference
VT Tech Jam: Late October
This annual event invites employers and students from around the area to an exhibition highlight the technology jobs available in Vermont.