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.


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Creative Writing Intensive

writers who are going places: creative writing INTENSIVE

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.

Reflect and Create

Classroom with students


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.

Advocate and Inspire

Experiment and Explore

Experiment and Explore: Science Seminar

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.

Experiment and Explore

Hollinsummer theatre

step into the spotlight: Hollins theatre Program

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.

Step into the Spotlight

Riding students

Riders Who Are Going Places: Advanced Equestrian program

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.

Ride On