Hollinsummer 2023: July 16–22

Pre-College program for rising 9th – 12th Grade girls

Looking for an adventure this summer? Join us for Hollinsummer, a pre-college summer program for young women with interests in everything from creative writing, STEM, and social justice to theatre and riding.

  • Writers Who Are Going Places: Creative Writing Intensive

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    Looking for a creative and supportive writing community? Interested in a sneak peek into one of the nations’ top creative writing programs? Our Creative Writing Intensive will help you develop a stronger writing voice in fiction, poetry, and personal narratives. This weeklong skill development program includes writers’ workshops and special events with visiting authors to help you hone your skills.

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  • Spirit of the Law: Social Justice Seminar

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    Are you a passionate champion for social justice? Want to change the world but don’t know how? Our Hollinsummer Social Justice Seminar will deepen your understanding of law, government, and policy, from your local school to nationally and globally, empowering you to listen, lead, and make an impact. Get inspired and confident as a community leader and advocate.

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  • Experiment and Explore: Science Seminar

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    Do you have a passion for the sciences? This weeklong research symposium challenges participants to experiment and explore high interest topics in chemistry, biology, and environmental studies. So whether your future interests lie in ecology, medicine, or engineering, you will gain invaluable experience in a college-level research environment both in the lab and in the field.

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  • Step Into the Spotlight: Hollins Theatre Program

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    At the home of the Hollins Theatre Institute, you can channel your passion for theatre by exploring improv, devised theatre, playwriting, and music for plays. You’ll expand your writing and performance skills as you work with Hollins faculty in a unique and creative atmosphere.

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  • Riders Who Are Going Places: Advanced Equestrian Program

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    Are you an advanced rider interested in learning from college instructors about hunter/jumper riding, barn management, and the care of horses?  In this weeklong riding intensive, you will receive college level coaching, top notch amenities, and the pleasure of our esteemed Hollins horses used by our nationally recognized riding team. As the week concludes, you’ll show off your skills with a Saturday morning showcase and picnic farewell for parents and family members.

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Madeline Aliff
Director of Admission and Recruitment Operations


Top 50 Summer Program

Hollins University’s Hollinsummer program is among the Top 50 Best Pre-College Summer Programs for 2021

According to the college ratings website "Value Colleges"