Summerfuel Summer Programs: Study Abroad Programs for High School Students

UMass Amherst

This summer, enjoy a taste of university life in the top college town in the US.


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Dates:
June 28 - July 11, 2015 (Session 1)
July 12 - July 25, 2015 (Session 2)
June 28 - July 25, 2015 (4 weeks)
Program Fee:
$3,795 (2 weeks)
$6,795 (4 weeks)
Housing:
Dormitory
Grades:
Completing grades 9 - 12
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Voted a “Top 10 College Town” by The New York Times, Amherst is a beautiful and dynamic place to spend the summer and experience life on a college campus before even leaving high school. As the center of the Five College Consortium, Amherst is home to students from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Smith, Hampshire and Mount Holyoke colleges. The nearby Berkshire foothills are ideal for hiking and biking, and the proximity of Boston and greater New England make Amherst a great base for exciting weekend trips. At UMass-Amherst you will become part of a close-knit academic community, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Program Schedule


  • June 28 • Move-in day!
  • June 29 • Orientation / Classes Begin
  • July 04 • Six Flags, New England
  • July 04 • Fireworks At Umass
  • July 05 • Boston Day
  • July 08 • Talent Show
  • July 11 • Departure Day (2 wk) / Amherst area sights
  • July 12 • Beach Trip / Arrival Day (2)
  • July 15 • International Summerfest
  • July 17 • Haunted Woods Walk
  • July 18 • Boston Day
  • July 19 • Amherst Area Options
  • July 24 • Awards Banquet / Dance Party
  • July 26 • Goodbye Amherst

Learning in Amherst

Select two courses and a workshop during each two-week period for an opportunity to explore as varied a curriculum as you would like. Whenever possible, courses use the resources at UMass and in Amherst to provide applied, practical experiences for students.

Discover Amherst

Experience the town of Amherst, where coffee shops are littered with concert flyers and notices of poetry jams, and eateries offer the latest and greatest variety. Surrounded by lush greenery, Amherst sparkles in the summer and offers opportunities for outdoor adventures and cultural endeavors. An intellectual, entrepreneurial small community, Amherst is an ideal place with which to familiarize yourself.

Experience New England

New England is filled with rich history, cultural attractions and natural beauty. We will visit Boston, enjoy the beautiful Connecticut beaches and ride all of the coasters at Six Flags New England Theme Park.

This summer was one that I will never forget. While I was scared about meeting people and being away from home, Summerfuel made it so easy to have fun. I've made friends from all over the world and friendships that will last forever. I really think that I have become a more independent individual."

Laura F., New York

Life in a day

Every day is filled with opportunities to learn and discover. From formal exchanges with talented teachers to casual conversations with new friends.

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Enjoy a delicious meal in the UMass award-winning dining hall.

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Engage in rewarding classwork with knowledgeable faculty.

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Grab a sandwich, a salad or enjoy a hot meal in the award-winning dining hall at UMass.

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Extracurricular workshops will meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday and on off-days you will have time to relax or join an activity

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Build an advertising campaign or explore the arts during your Afternoon course - cooking, psychology, photography or film – so much to choose from

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Join your friends at the evening events, like Trivia Night or bowling, organized nightly by the Summerfuel team

Your Summer Home

Your home at UMass will be the modern, fully air-conditioned North Apartments.

Housing

Every suite has four single bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a shared living room and a kitchen equipped with a full sized refrigerator and microwave. Laundry, vending machines, meeting rooms and lounge space are all available in the residence for student use. Suitemates will be assigned using a housing questionnaire completed before program. Summerfuel residential staff live in residence with students on every floor.

Security

North Apartments have 24-hour security, with electronic key access required for entry to each building entrance, suite door and bedroom. UMass security is on 24-hour patrol and available to any student that may need assistance.

Dining

A short walk from North Apartments is the Worcester Dining hall where your provided meal card will give you access to three meals a day. The Campus Center is also nearby and is home to the Blue Wall Cafe, the Pita Pit and Smoothie Central and offers easy options for quick snacks between classes. When we are off campus for trips or activities, meals will be provided off-site.


Amherst Area Highlights

Amherst is located in the Pioneer Valley, one of New England’s most coveted destinations. The Valley, as it is known locally, is famous for its scenic landscape, complete with rivers, valleys, mountains and forests, and is a major hub for outdoor activity and recreation. Spend the summer exploring the Valley and discover why so many students choose to attend college in this unique region.

Amherst College

A top-tier liberal arts college with a beautiful, quaint campus, located in the heart of town.

Hampshire College

One of the nation's most alternative liberal arts colleges, where students design their own majors.

Summer Theater Festival

The Hampshire Shakespeare Company has hosted an outdoor summer theater festival since 1991. In addition to the works of William Shakespeare, the company has presented the works of Pioneer Valley playwrights, including three world premieres.

Mead Art Museum

Home to Amherst College’s extensive art collection, featuring more than 16,000 artifacts and works of art.

Beneski Museum of Natural History

Showcases fossils and minerals collected locally and abroad, with stunning displays of dinosaur fossils and the largest collection of dinosaur footprints in the world.

The Norwottuck Rail Trail

This scenic ten-mile paved trail is great for biking, jogging, roller blading, or just taking a leisurely stroll.

Mt. Holyoke Range State Park

With over 30 miles of marked trails, this park is a great destination for hikes in the summer and cross-country skiing in the winter.

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

Lauded as the mecca and hub of dance, Jacob's Pillow is America's longest running international dance festival and features hundreds of free performances and events from more than fifty acclaimed dance companies.

Mass MoCA

Discover one of the most innovative and daring museums in the world. It features both well-known and up and-coming artists focusing on large-scale and complex installations that would be impossible to realize at a traditional museum.

Deerfield River

A popular destination for rafting, kayaking, tubing and other recreational water sports, the river is just a hop, skip and jump from Amherst.

Amherst Eats

Amherst restaurants offer an incredible variety of culinary options at prices that a college student on a budget can afford. Visit Antonio's Pizza for the greatest variety of pizza toppings you have ever had. Try Pasta e Basta where pasta is plentiful, hot and fresh. In the mood for Mexican fare? Bueno y Sano is delicious and fast. Other student favorites include Amherst Coffee, Bart's ice cream and the Black Sheep for sandwiches and baked goods.

Academics 01

Classes are designed to be hands-on and engaging

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Curricula are structured to foster critical thinking

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Creativity, collaboration and fun are all part of the Summerfuel learning process

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We will give you opportunities to learn by doing

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And classes go far beyond the traditional classroom setting

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Faculty guide students and inspire them rather than lecturing

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Photography, cooking, psychology, entrepreneurship are just a few

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All students finish their courses with a much clearer idea of their future interests

At Summerfuel, we believe learning should be inspiring and fun. We have worked hard to design courses, field trips, and guest lectures that reflect the strengths of the university and the greater Amherst area. Whenever possible, classes are held outdoors, on-site or in a lab-type setting to allow students as many 'hands on' opportunities as possible.

Choose a morning course (five times/week), an afternoon course (three times/week) and a workshop (twice/week) for each two-week period. Explore new interests in active, engaging classes with creative, dynamic teachers. Our faculty comprises adjunct faculty, experienced professionals and graduate students all carefully chosen because of their expertise, quality and passion.


Morning Courses

Applying to College

SAT Prep the Princeton Review (1)

With 18 hours of small-group instruction and individual consultation plus 3 full-length SAT diagnostics, your Princeton Review program will provide you with the most comprehensive preparation for the SAT. All students have an online Princeton Review account to review their performance and continue practice. Princeton Review's guarantee applies to this course. Supplemental Fee

SAT Prep - the Princeton Review (2)

With 18 hours of small-group instruction and individual consultation plus 3 full-length SAT tests, your Princeton Review program will prepare you to perform at your highest level in SAT math, critical reading, and writing. All students have an online Princeton Review account to review their performance and continue practice. Princeton Review's satisfaction guarantee applies to this course.

Business

Entrepreneurship (1)

Are you a self-starter who is always looking for the next big idea? Do you want to develop your leadership skills and learn how to run your own company? This practically-based course will teach you how to create your own business from start to finish. Learn how to identify a market, attract investors and manage growth and expansion. Work with a team of your peers to develop your own original business plan and to promote your innovative idea.

Venture Capitalism (2)

Indulge your interest in finance and entrepreneurship with a foray into the world of venture capitalism. Explore how entrepreneurs attract investors to finance their start-ups, and examine the particulars of how these complex business deals are structured. learn to think like a venture capitalist yourself, and decide which industries you think will produce the best return on investment and the most benefit to society.

ESL

English for Non-Native Speakers (1)

Designed for non-native speakers of English, this course will expose you to a variety of texts and writing styles. You will be taken through the entire writing process-from crafting your work to the final editing process. This course will complement your immersion in a US college setting while providing a supportive environment to boost confidence with spoken English.

English for Non-Native Speakers (2)

Improve your reading, writing and speaking skills in order to succeed in college and beyond. Designed for non-native speakers of English, this course will expose you to a variety of texts and writing styles. You will be taken through the entire writing process - from crafting your work to the final editing process. This course compliments your immersion in a US college setting, while providing a supportive environment to boost confidence and achievement.

Journalism

Journalism and Social Media (2)

This course is designed to teach students the principles of Social Media in order to give them a more clear understanding of how it is shaping the field of journalism. Together we will look at companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google to understand how they have spurred a rise in citizen journalism and forever changed the media landscape. Students will use social media tools to create a personal brand and focused content. They will be expected to post regularly and tweet to establish themselves as journalists in their chosen specialty area.

Law

Law and Society - Debating the Issues (1)

Should public funding be used for stem cell research? Is the death penalty a fair consequence for a crime? Consider arguments for both sides of such types of debates and find out where you stand. You will learn about the major controversies in the law today, such as privacy and civil rights, affirmative action, euthanasia and the protection of our environment. Become an informed and critical thinker of ethics and the legal system by researching your opinions and debating with your peers.

Criminal Law (2)

How can we be sure that a punishment fits a given crime? This course considers the creation of laws to prevent and address crime and the administration of criminal justice. Students will examine the nature of social control mechanisms and the role of law in a civilized society. They will also study the role of the prosecutor and defense lawyer, and will learn about the process through which criminal cases are brought to trial.

Photography

Digital Photography (1)

Explore your passion for photography and apply your own artistic touch in the digital darkroom. Master the basics of composition including motion, lighting and depth of field. Regardless of your ability, there is always more to learn about exposure controls, shutter speed and other features of your digital camera. Showcase your best work in an end of program art show. (SLR Digital Camera Required - Supplemental Fee)

Digital Photography (2)

Explore your passion for photography and apply your own artistic touch in the digital darkroom. Master the basics of composition including motion, lighting and depth of field. Regardless of your ability, there is always more to learn about exposure controls, shutter speed and other features of your digital camera. showcase your best work in an end of program art show. Digital camera required.

Psychology

Developmental Psychology (1)

Examine the behavior of yourself and others through the psychological theories of Freud, Skinner, Maslow, Erikson and Piaget. Critically evaluate the validity of these theories in light of your own experiences of physical maturation, intellectual and moral development, sensuality and sexuality, family and peer relationships, and coping with stress and problems in everyday life. View films and read relevant articles that provide an applied understanding of developmental psychology.

Developmental Psychology (2)

Examine the behavior of yourself and others through the psychological theories of Freud, Skinner, Maslow, Erikson and Piaget. Critically evaluate the validity of these theories in light of your own experiences of physical maturation, intellectual and moral development, sensuality and sexuality, family and peer relationships, and coping with stress and problems in everyday life. View films and read relevant articles that provide an applied understanding of developmental psychology.

The Arts

Culinary Arts: The Main Course (1)

This active, engaging class is designed to help students master essential cooking techniques. The course curriculum is focused on fundamental skills rather than recipes and students learn techniques that can be applied to a variety of foods. Students will finish this course knowing key cooking concepts, equipment and go-to ingredients for success in the kitchen. Each student will create and prepare his or her own main dish entrees. [Supplemental Fee]

Cooking (2)

This course will provide an exciting and comprehensive introduction to the culinary arts. Instruction will cover basic principles of food preparation and cooking; tools and equipment; kitchen safety and sanitation; service and presentation. Students will use equipment which includes stoves, ovens, broiler, mixer, and other commercial kitchen equipment and tools. (Supplemental Fee)

Writing

Creative Writing (1)

Whether you've dreamed of publishing a best selling novel or simply want to take a stab at writing short stories, this is the class for you. Explore essential elements of creative writing, including voice, character development, dialogue, setting and narrative arc, using a variety of fictional forms. Workshop your stories, poems and plays with your peers to put together a polished portfolio of creative fiction.

Creative Writing (2)

Imagine. Compose. Inspire. Develop your unique voice as you focus on the main elements of writing short fiction. With works by well known writers as your model, learn to develop narrative point of view, effective description, characterization and dialogue. Make use of the rich resources of Amherst to turn your own experiences and impressions into finished works to share with others.


Afternoon Courses

Business

Marketing (1)

Marketing can make or break the success of any product. With your classmates, dive into the complexities of consumer behavior and develop a winning marketing strategy to promote and sell a new product of your choosing.

Advertising (2)

Explore the essential role of advertising in the marketing and communications landscape. Examine the many manifestations of advertising that have emerged in the past century, from print advertisements to television commercials to targeted internet ad campaigns, and consider how they reflect our culture as a whole. Study the process through which a product is advertised to consumers, and channel your inner Don Draper to create your own advertising campaign for a product of your choosing.

Film

Film Studies: Hollywood Hits (1)

Take your love of film to the next level with this introduction to some of Hollywood's biggest hits of all time. Study the history of movies that changed the industry forever, and look behind-the-scenes at classic films to develop your critical eye. Examine the factors that helped these films to succeed at the box office, and consider how they reflect American culture from their respective eras.

Film Studies: Cult Classics (2)

What do Labyrinth, the Rocky Horror Picture Show and The Big Lebowski have in common? All three fizzled at the box office, and yet have enjoyed a devoted cult following since their initial debut. Learn about the peculiar phenomenon of cult classics and examine why certain films appeal to America's counter culture while they fail to achieve commercial success. Consider the common elements to some of your favorite cult classics, and identify new films that might be the next to achieve a cult following.

Photography

Digital Photography (1)

Explore your passion for photography and apply your own artistic touch in the digital darkroom. Master the basics of composition including motion, lighting and depth of field. Regardless of your ability, there is always more to learn about exposure controls, shutter speed and other features of your digital camera. Showcase your best work in an end of program art show. Supplemental Fee - $35

Digital Photography (2)

Explore your passion for photography and apply your own artistic touch in the digital darkroom. master the basics of composition including motion, lighting and depth of field. Regardless of your ability, there is always more to learn about exposure controls, shutter speed and other features of your digital camera. Showcase your best work in an end of program art show. Supplemental Fee - $35

Psychology

Psychology of Personality (1)

This course will introduce you to the study of personality psychology, which seeks to understand the development of personality and the expression of character traits. Consider a range of theoretical traditions in the field, including trait theories, psychoanalytic theories and behaviorist theories, to develop your own system of beliefs about how our personalities are shaped.

Abnormal Psychology (2)

Investigate the ways psychologists differentiate healthy human development from abnormal behavior. You will examine the causes and definitions of mental illness, from obsessive compulsive behavior to schizophrenia to eating disorders. in addition, learn about the symptoms and effective treatments for these behaviors, such as different types of therapy and medication.

Public Speaking

Public Speaking (1)

Does your stomach sink when you hear the words, 'Oral Presentation'? would you prefer to stay home sick rather than participate in a class debate? From speaking in front of a class to tackling the college interview, public speaking is a skill everyone should master. Develop your ability to express yourself confidently and clearly through speech writing and performance. Sharpen your skills with the aid of videos and text of famous speeches to deliver a performance for any occasion.

Public Speaking (2)

Does your stomach sink when you hear the words, 'Oral Presentation'? would you prefer to stay home sick rather than participate in a class debate? From speaking in front of a class to tackling the college interview, public speaking is a skill everyone should master. Develop your ability to express yourself confidently and clearly through speech writing and performance. Sharpen your skills with the aid of videos and text of famous speeches to deliver a performance for any occasion.

The Arts

Studio Art (1)

Designed for students of every level, this course focuses on the essential techniques of sketching and painting and takes advantage of the beauty of the Pioneer Valley. With careful guidance, students strive to master the art of figure drawing, still life, portraits and abstractions.

Writing

Essay Writing (1)

Reach higher levels of achievement by studying the elements common to all successful writing-defining an audience, developing a thesis statement, supporting your argument, and revising for grammar and style. Through peer workshops and teacher-student conferences, you will sharpen both your expository and persuasive writing abilities. Come away with polished essays for your writing portfolio.

Essay Writing (2)

Master one of the most important skills for success in high school, college and beyond. Reach higher levels of achievement by studying the elements common to all successful writing-defining an audience, developing a thesis statement, supporting your argument, and revising for grammar and style. Through peer workshops and teacher-student conferences, you will sharpen both your expository and persuasive writing abilities. Come away with polished essays for your writing portfolio.


Workshop offerings

Fitness

Workshop: Fitness and Nutrition (1)

Develop a lifelong, positive attitude toward physical fitness through participation in a variety of athletic activities and guided discussions of nutrition and wellness. focus on cardiovascular fitness, muscular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility, and body composition. Using UMass' state of the art fitness center you will have specialized instruction on weights, cardio, nutrition and more.

Workshop: Zumba (1)

Switch up your workout routine by trying Zumba, the latest fitness craze. The combination of amazing Latin music and dance moves will definitely get you into shape!

Workshop: Fitness and Nutrition (2)

In this workshop, students learn to develop a lifelong, positive attitude toward physical fitness through participation in a variety of athletic activities and guided discussions of nutrition and wellness. The course focuses on cardiovascular fitness, muscular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility, and body composition. Using UMass' state of the art fitness center students have specialized instruction on weights, cardio and nutrition.

Workshop: Zumba (2)

Switch up your workout routine by trying Zumba, the latest fitness craze. The combination of amazing Latin music and dance moves will definitely get you into shape!

Service Learning

Workshop: Community Service (1)

Learn more about the greater Amherst community by participating in area service projects. Hours spent will be recorded and all students will receive a certificate of service completed.

Workshop: Leadership and Team Building (1)

Participate in ropes courses and other adventure activities to promote increased self-awareness, enhanced self-confidence, trust, cooperation, team building and group problem solving skills.

Workshop: Community Service (2)

Learn more about the greater Amherst community by participating in area service projects. Hours spent will be recorded and all students will receive a certificate of service completed.

Workshop: Leadership and Team Building (2)

Participate in ropes courses and other adventure activities to promote increased self-awareness, enhanced self-confidence, trust, cooperation, team building and group problem solving skills.

Sports

Workshop: Basketball (1)

Develop your basketball skills through drills, contests and games. All levels are welcome - the only requirement is a desire to have fun on the court!

Workshop: Soccer (1)

Train using drills and scrimmages, and enhance your skills on the soccer field. All levels are welcome - the only requirement is a desire to work hard and have fun on the field.

Workshop: Tennis (1)

Organized and run by the Head Varsity Tennis coach at UMass, these tennis workshops will help you improve all facets of your game. From technique work to competitive skill building, lessons will be customized to fit the needs of the player. All level of players are welcome. Supplemental Fee $220

Workshop: Basketball (2)

Develop your basketball skills through drills, contests and games. All levels are welcome - the only requirement is a desire to have fun on the court!

Workshop: Soccer (2)

Train using drills and scrimmages, and enhance your skills on the soccer field. All levels are welcome - the only requirement is a desire to work hard and have fun on the field.

Workshop: Tennis Lessons (2)

Organized and run by UMass Head Varsity Tennis coach Judy Dixon, these tennis workshops will help you improve all facets of your game. From technique work to competitive skill building, lessons will be customized to fit the needs of the player. All level of player are welcome. Supplemental Fee $220

Workshop: Volleyball (2)

Develop the fundamental skills of organized volleyball: forearm pass, set, spike, block, dig, and serve. Enhance these skills not only through drills, but actual play of the game.

The Arts

Workshop: Cooking (1)

From chocolate chip cookies to tarte tatin or scallion pancakes to shrimp dumplings, you will experiment with written recipes and then create dishes of your own in this exciting introduction to culinary arts.

Workshop: Guitar (1)

Study the essentials of tuning, open chords, strum patterns and reading tablature in this introduction to guitar. Develop a repertoire of songs, and learn the basics of music theory to write your own tunes!

Workshop: Cooking (2)

From chocolate chip cookies to tarte tatin or scallion pancakes to shrimp dumplings, you will experiment with written recipes and then create dishes of your own in this exciting introduction to culinary arts. (Supplemental Fee)

Workshop: Guitar (2)

Study the essentials of tuning, open chords, strum patterns and reading tablature in this introduction to guitar. Develop a repertoire of songs, and learn the basics of music theory to write your own tunes. (Must bring or rent guitar on site. Supplemental Fee)

Activities 01

Each day is filled with organized activities and opportunities to have fun

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The UMass dorm and broader campus resources provide an excellent setting for programs

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Trivia Night is always a favorite on program

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A little friendly competition is never a bad thing

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The brand new, state of the art, UMass Rec Center is a fabulous place to stay fit

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Weekend trips into Boston and surrounding New England are an exciting end to each week

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And casual get togethers strengthen close friendships

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Every weekend offers organized staff led trips to area highlights

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Boston, Six Flags and of course, relaxing at the beach!

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Venture into town to get a snack or just hang out with friends

Included Trips

Every weekend, we will take full advantage of all that greater New England has to offer and visit some of its most exciting destinations and attractions. All weekend excursions are included in the program fee.

Best of Boston: Part 1

Sightsee, people watch, shop and eat. Great museums, fabulous restaurants and small cafés, beautiful parks and memorable architecture - Boston has it all.

Best of Boston: Part 2

There is so much to see and do in Boston that we will visit twice. Whether it is a special gift for someone at home or an opportunity to walk the famous Freedom Trail, Summerfuel staff will help you get there.

Six Flags New England

Spend a full day making new memories, laughing and overcoming your fear of rollercoasters, always in search of the perfect ride. Bring your swimsuit because we will hit the water park as well.

Beach Trip

We will spend a day at beautiful Misquamicut beach (RI), soaking up the sun and enjoying the water.

Basketball Hall of Fame

Built to honor the game's long history and its most impressive players, this interactive museum features hundreds of exhibits including skills challenges, live clinics and shooting contests.

Northampton

Just fifteen minutes from Amherst, this town is a great place to spend a Sunday afternoon. Shop, eat, or challenge friends to a bowling competition.

College Visits

Each week we will have the opportunity to visit neighboring institutions, including:

  • Amherst College
  • Smith College
  • Hampshire College
  • Mount Holyoke College

Daily Activities

The Summerfuel staff team at UMass will work closely with students to determine their interests and fill the afternoons and evenings with varied options for summer fun and discovery.

Past favorites include:

  • International Food Festival
  • Paintball
  • Summerfeud
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Late Night Breakfast
  • Summerfuel Dance Club
  • Tie dye
  • Belly Dancing
  • Casino Night
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Capture the Flag
  • Jewelry Making
  • Hypnotist Show
  • Summerfuel's Got Talent!
  • Whodunit Murder Mystery
  • Water Balloon Fight

The experience was fantastic! It was a great way to get away from home and learn about different cultures and different languages. I hope to keep in touch with all of the people I met here and see them in the future. Also, I feel like I have grown as a person and will be prepared for whatever the future holds!"

Abigail R. Minnesota

Senior Staff

The Senior Staff comprises a Program Director, a Residence Life Director, an Academic Director, an Activities Director and a Student Services Coordinator. At Summerfuel Amherst, all senior staff members are experienced educators with collegiate or boarding school residential experience and great familiarity with our programs. All members of the senior staff live in residence with students and are available to assist with any issue that arises.

RESIDENT ADVISORS (RAs)

RAs are an essential part of the Summerfuel experience and are hired solely to support and act as role models to our students. RAs are college upperclassmen or recent graduates with experience in residential life. They live on each floor, with one RA for every ten students. RAs will always be available to organize activities, provide tours around Amherst, answer questions and make sure our students get the most out of their summer.

Safety & Supervision

The safety, security, and overall well-being of our students is our utmost priority. We implement the following measures to ensure our students are well cared for and safe at all times.

  • 1 to 8 full residential staff to student ratio
  • 24-hour security in the dormitory
  • Electronic key pass required for entry into North Apartments
  • Designated zone in which students can travel
  • Buddy system to ensure students never travel alone
  • 11pm daily curfew
  • Zero tolerance for drug or alcohol use