Also called CTY, I attended this program run by Johns Hopkins University for two years. As an academic summer camp, accepted students are given a choice of classes ranging from "Crafting the Essay" to "Introduction to Biomedical Studies". To be accepted, applicants must take the SAT and get a score that is within the 99th percentile of their age group. Weekdays entail 5 hours of class and 2 hours of study hall as well as the normal campish activities. Weekends are freetime and more campish activities. The program is hosted at a variety of college sites which are mostly located on the East Coast. There is a ratio of about one counselor per 12 students and 2 teachers per 15 students. The program can be attended by anyone between the ages of 12 and 16 who meets the expectations. Worst feature: Mandatory fun.