Jim Martinho

Jim Martinho

Jim worked as an Editor at Porter Sargent Handbooks from 2005 until 2012, following his graduation from Northwestern University with a degree in journalism. Jim’s first task at Porter Sargent was to research summer programs for the Guide to Summer Camps and Summer Schools, published since 1924 to describe recreational and educational summer opportunities for kids and teens. Jim helped to make the Guide’s 1600+ program listings fully searchable online at SummerProgramSearch.com. In his free time Jim enjoys reading, playing guitar, and seeing live music. He spent his own high school summers in suburban Boston working at a supermarket and freelancing for local newspapers.

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Get Ahead with Summer Internships in High School

More and more companies are offering internships specifically to high school students, so why wait?read more

Read All About It: Journalism and Media Summer Programs

Here's a rundown of excellent summer opportunities for aspiring journalists.read more

Get Your Game on at Summer Sports Camps

At sports summer camps, coaches evaluate premier players in one place without traveling to high schools all over the country, and previously unknown athletes can put themselves on the recruiting radar.read more

Trending Topics: Culinary Arts & Lacrosse Summer Camps

Culinary arts and lacrosse--an unlikely pair that are actually hot topics in summer program circles. That's why we scoured our database to find the best culinary arts and lacrosse camps in the United States and abroad.read more

Other Options for Sweet Summers

In our last post, we recommended a few summer programs that are still accepting applications. But if your plans don't include attending a formal program, that's no excuse for wasting your summer.read more

Summer Camps and Programs for SAT and ACT Prep

Whether you're entering senior year planning to take a fall exam, or a younger student getting a head start, summer is the perfect time to work on improving your score. read more

Tips on Scoring High School Internships

More and more teens are looking to internships for a taste of real-world experience in their potential career, but one option students may overlook is working locally.read more

Business Summer Programs for Students

Admission to the premier business schools in the country can be as cutthroat as the business world itself, so help set yourself apart from the crowd by attending a pre-college summer business program.read more

What Your Summer Program Says About You

When college admission officers want to know how you spend your school days, they just look at your academic transcript. But to paint a complete portrait of you as an applicant, they need to know how you use your free time, including during your summer vacation. read more

This One Time at Band Camp

We've devoted plenty of space in this blog to the practical reasons to attend a summer camp or academic program. But what about just meeting other cool people who share your creative interests? read more