Summer programs, generally taken one or two summers prior to enrollment, enable parents and students to get a taste of the boarding school experience.
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Boarding schools represent a significant step forward for young people—and their families. For most, it is the first opportunity a student has had to live independently, with all of the associated responsibilities, both academic and social. Summer programs, generally taken one or two summers prior to enrollment, enable parents and students to decide whether the student is ready for the transition by giving students a taste of the boarding school experience.Boarding school summer programs vary. At many, students will face a challenging academic curriculum modeled after typical school year curricula. They'll also receive the sort of personalized instruction they would receive during the regular school year. Other summer programs have a specialized focus. Beyond the classroom, students will be introduced to a sample of extracurricular activities a school regularly offers—from equestrian clubs to soccer teams and beyond—and experience firsthand the unique campus residential environment.Given the significance of the transition from home to campus life, many families take advantage of summer programs to gauge both their own—and their child's—interest in the boarding school experience.If you don't see a program below, feel free to contact schools directly to find out if they offer summer programs and to request related information.
Over the summer, boarding schools host various types of programs.
Below are the upcoming summer programs our member schools have shared with us.
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Date: May 31 to June 28
Both Day & Boarding
4 week-long Summer Camp sessions during the month of June for children ages 7-14. Weeks 1 and 2 are for ages 7-11, while Weeks 3 and 4 are for older campers ages 10-14.
Sibling discounts are ava....SEE MORE
Date: May 31 to July 11
Academic Program: Both Day & Boarding
Brandon Hall School Summer Programs are great for middle school students interested in building a strong foundation for academic achievement for the upcoming year and high school students seeking....SEE MORE
Date: June 28 to July 21
High School Enrichment Programs (For students entering grades 9-12);
Middle School Preparatory
Programs (For students entering grades 7-8);
English Language Institute
(For non-native English sp....SEE MORE
Date: June 29 to August 2
Admission to our summer programs is on a rolling basis. The earlier that you apply, the more likely it is that you will be able to take the courses you want, once you are admitted. Students can....SEE MORE
Date: June 23 to July 18
Summer@Rectory’s 4-week program offers boys and girls from around the country and the world a recreational, educational, and exciting summer. Learn more about your adventure by exploring our webs....SEE MORE
Date: June 28 to August 7
Academic Program: Boarding
International families who want their children (ages 10-14) to be educated in the United States have a unique opportunity at Fay School during the summer: our English Immersion Program, which run....SEE MORE
Rhode Island, USA
Date: June 28 to July 25
Whether in seminars, exploring marine environments, sailing a boat in Newport, walking the historic Freedom Trail in Boston, or feasting on a real New England clam bake in Martha's Vineyard, part....SEE MORE
New Hampshire, USA
Date: June 27 to August 8
New Hampton School's Accelerated English Language Program is an American Culture experience offered to motivated international high school students. Choose a 2-6 week education package balancing....SEE MORE
Date: June 21 to July 25
Date: June 28 to August 1
Students share a desire to spend five weeks improving their academic skills, broadening their knowledge, and having fun.
They depart from our summer session proud of what they have accomplished, ....SEE MORE
Date: June 28 to August 22
SIP students benefit from an intensive engagement with leadership skill development and/or English language skills in the classroom and in real-world situations. SIP students also have the opport....SEE MORE
Date: June 22 to August 21
Day Program Only
RUNNING BROOK DAY CAMP provides boys & girls, ages 3-12, a safe & caring camp experience that encourages them to do what they do best: play! We welcome you to contact us for a visit & to learn mo....SEE MORE
Date: June 28 to August 8
The exact courses we offer will depend on student interest and need. If you request it, we will do our best to provide appropriate instruction within these standard disciplines: English, ESL, For....SEE MORE
Date: June 28 to July 11
Date: June 27 to August 6
The Cardigan Mountain School Summer Session is co-ed, available to boys and girls in grades 3-9, and provides a combination of academic, artistic, and athletic programs.
Date: June 18 to July 11
Date: June 27 to July 25
Athletics Program: Contact School for boarding info
A young man soon discovers that the MMA summer camp routine is anything but ordinary with all the activities campers participate in daily. He will be challenged to exceed his perceived limitation....SEE MORE
Contact School for boarding info
This program is a 4-week intensive total immersion experience. Students attend classes taught by MMA teachers who teach the boys to speak, read, and write contemporary American English. After sch....SEE MORE
ASPEN ADVENTURES is a co-ed program combining on & off-campus adventure opportunities for campers ages 10-18. Aspen provides young people with an exciting camp experience while offering opportuni....SEE MORE
Date: June 22 to July 31
These one-week camps include Young Writers Workshop, Outdoor Skills & Adventures, Leadership Institute, Introduction to Engineering, and Documentary Photography. All programs instructed by EHS’ t....SEE MORE
Date: June 29 to August 7
Come join us for a Vermont summer of personal, social, and academic growth! Come for 3 weeks or 6 weeks. Earn English and other credits; learn effective reading, writing, and researching strategi....SEE MORE
Date: June 28 to July 16
Arabic: Second Language for heritage speakers; Second Language for non-heritage speakers; A-Level review.
English: 5 hours daily on English reading, writing and speaking ability.
Mathematics: Al....SEE MORE
King’s Academy is the only school in the Middle East to host the prestigious i2 Camp. This US-based program offers students who will be entering 7th, 8th and 9th grades a series of innovative one....SEE MORE
Date: June 21 to July 16
Local boys and girls aged six to 12 are invited to participate in the daily sports program, which offers a fun, active and safe environment in which to improve their sports skills, make friends a....SEE MORE
Date: June 29 to August 14
Camp Stonewall is a co-ed sleepaway camp nestled on the Marianapolis Prep School campus serving ages 8-15. We offer daily activities in athletics as well as performing and visual arts. The Camp S....SEE MORE
Date: June 21 to July 17
A for credit camp allowing students to earn credit while simultaneously honing their subject. Camp credit is designed for students taking a make-up or enrichment course. Afternoons and weekends o....SEE MORE
This two-week camp is all about adventure, leadership and activity. Campers will learn basic leadership skills as they challenge themselves physically (and have fun) doing a variety of activities....SEE MORE
Students will reside at the University of Maryland campus and the 4-H Leadership Youth Center. The residential experience includes close supervision, a strong and supportive social network, numer....SEE MORE
Academic Program: Contact School for boarding info
As an integral part of our summer experience, SIP students engage in a comprehensive academic program that covers global leadership training, college preparation, and the improvement of English l....SEE MORE
Self-Reliance is an epic, open-ended, multi-player experiential learning adventure where participants become self sufficient exploring basic survival skills, learn to survive as a tribe as they e....SEE MORE
Athletics Program: Both Day & Boarding
Summit Hockey School Summer Camp is a week-long, off-season hockey camp intended for boys from 10 to 17 years. It is a unique opportunity for North American players to gain new experiences by liv....SEE MORE
Date: June 27 to August 1
Fishburne Military School has been perfecting the art of educating young men since 1879. As a result, Summer Cadets grow academically while enjoying a full slate of athletics, adventure training ....SEE MORE
Date: June 22 to July 24
Oxford’s 5-week summer term can be geared toward many different needs. Students may use this time to get a head start to the regular year or for remedial work. We offer all standard academic clas....SEE MORE
Intermediate to Advanced ESL students may choose one or two English classes, with an additional conversation class depending on enrollment. Math, science and social studies courses are offered, g....SEE MORE
Students gain the skills to be active learners, to improve reading comprehension, and to organize and retain information for tests or written work. Upon completion, one-half credit is awarded.
Date: June 24 to August 5
Date: June 15 to June 19
Arts Program: Day Program Only
Includes supplies, snacks and 20 hours of instruction.
End of week showcase of student artwork.
Date: June 27 to August 2
Arts Program: Boarding
The Walden School Young Musicians Program provides an unparalleled creative summer experience for musically inclined students ages 9 to 18. Part school, part camp, and part festival, the program ....SEE MORE
Date: June 13 to June 21
Arts Program: Both Day & Boarding
A week-long festival in New England, the Creative Musicians Retreat is offered for composers, improvisers, performers, electronic musicians, choristers, and music teachers who want to delve more ....SEE MORE
Fay Day Camp is a traditional day camp for ages 3-15 that features busy days full of fun activities & many opportunities to explore, discover, create, & connect. Campers are grouped by age, & dai....SEE MORE
This program is for rising 8th graders who are eager to embrace the challenge of academic enrichment along with the global experience of spending the summer with students from around the world.
Date: June 15 to August 22
Branksome Hall Day Camps offer summer fun in downtown Toronto. Girls and boys will enjoy exploring our leafy 13-acre campus, featuring tennis courts, a soccer field, a baseball diamond and great ....SEE MORE
Date: July 5 to August 1
For over 20 years, the Stanstead College Summer Language Adventure has brought together boys and girls from across Quebec, Canada and around the world to learn French and English – not just in th....SEE MORE
Date: July 12 to August 7
Now’s your chance to try something new: build a robot, write a poem, create your own business, learn Chinese....the choice is yours! Academic Adventures is a two-week boarding and enrichment expe....SEE MORE
Date: July 20 to July 24
Athletics Program: Day Program Only
Nothing But NET Basketball-Coed
Boys and Girls
Co-Ed day program is for Elementary and Middle School students looking to improve their basketball skills. This week of i....SEE MORE
Date: July 6 to August 21
Summer is an exciting time for the students at Glenholme. During July and August, the school offers its Summer Program, giving summer and year-round students a unique enrichment opportunity with ....SEE MORE
Date: July 14 to August 15
Our program has been created for secondary school students ages 13-19. First established in 1979, the program celebrated its 35th year in 2014.
We offer a special short and intensive ESL progra....SEE MORE
Date: July 13 to July 26
Hockey Camp takes place on Lake Forest Academy's safe and secluded 160 acre campus. Camp is open to boys and girls between the ages of 6 - 15.
Players will be divided into one of three groups: ....SEE MORE
Date: July 5 to July 31
Small classes, an experienced faculty, and a dedication to each student’s individual success distinguish the Academic & Leadership Program and provide a solid foundation for academic and personal....SEE MORE
The Eaglebrook School Summer Semester for both boys and girls ages 11, 12, and 13 is a four week session held in July of each year. It is designed to build confidence through achievement and to f....SEE MORE
Date: July 3 to August 1
The 2015 BCS Summer Language Camp will be our 54rd summer camp session. Students 11 to 16 years of age choose to study either English or French as a second language while having fun.
Date: July 12 to July 24
Make use of the School's state of the art facilities while integrating the areas of Science, Mathematics, and Computer Technology into a real-life experience where students assume the role of for....SEE MORE
Date: July 12 to July 31
The Chatham Hall Riding Camp is an excellent riding and residential experience packed with fun-filled activities to help you learn to ride and improve your riding skills. /
Sessions I & II for gi....SEE MORE
Date: July 5 to July 18
Orme's Traditional Camp is designed for campers seeking a variety of experiences available in the majestic region surrounding our campus. Enjoy swimming, horseback riding, arts & crafts and eveni....SEE MORE
Challenge yourself in one of our Accelerated Academic classes in the morning, like SAT Prep, math, science, or ELL. Then, test your creativity and problem-solving skills in the afternoon Project-....SEE MORE
Date: July 20 to August 7
The study of the English language for non-native speakers of English. This includes culture, travel, prep for standardized testing, and an optional week at Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama, the....SEE MORE
Date: July 19 to August 1
Carson Long Summer Leadership Experience campers will learn about leadership, character development, ethics, and experiential history education from the US Civil War during their stay at the 2015....SEE MORE
Date: July 11 to August 22
A summer boarding program for teens entering grades 8-12 which includes attending academic and elective courses complemented by fun activities and trips. Student will earn one credit in Algebra I....SEE MORE
Date: July 27 to August 24
The Summer English Language program offers students from around the globe the opportunity to be a part of a residential community while attending an intensive English language program. Our four w....SEE MORE
Date: July 7 to August 14
Intensive ESL program ideal for students entering their 1st year of study in the US or for a short-term study abroad.
Trips and activities during the week and on the weekend for students to bot....SEE MORE
In this two-part camp, student athletes will engage in challenging academics in the morning, choosing from courses like SAT Prep, ELL/TOEFL Prep, math, science and more. In the afternoon, they mo....SEE MORE
New York, USA
Date: July 19 to August 16
North Country Summer School offers one, four-week session from July 19-August 16. Students ages 9-13 may apply. Our teachers have high expectations for their students and employ a variety of tea....SEE MORE
Date: July 6 to July 18
For boys ages 12-17. This two week camp is about teaching young men to follow as well as lead. Physical training helps participants unlock their potential and involves; paintball, wall climbing,....SEE MORE
North Carolina, USA
Date: July 7 to July 10
Date: July 6 to July 10
The great Arizona outdoors beckons. Enjoy a myriad of challenges and new outdoor experiences, from basic hiking to an adventurous 'Survival Night.' Visit the Grand Canyon, White Mountains, Rainbo....SEE MORE
Led by professionals in the field, Horsemanship Camp is geared toward intermediate and advanced riders who are seeking a camp designed to sharpen their riding and horsemanship skills. Campers may....SEE MORE
Date: July 5 to July 10
Morning: Workshops in Women in Science & Engineering, Invest in Girls and Finance, or Model UN.
Afternoon: Art Courses including photography, drawing, or computer programming.
Evening: Leaders....SEE MORE
Date: July 12 to July 17
Morning: Workshops in Women in Science & Engineering, Invest in Girls and Finance, or Model UN. Afternoon: Art Courses including photography, drawing, or computer programming. Evening: Leadership....SEE MORE
The Experimentory’s unique interdisciplinary approach to learning teaches rising 7th and 8th grade students the design, music, and communication skills necessary to create across the disciplines.....SEE MORE
Date: August 2 to August 9
Girls 18 and under have the opportunity to perfect their game in a week-long bilingual camp focusing on hockey skills, preparation and competition. Instructors include top college and prep school....SEE MORE
Date: August 5 to August 28
Please visit www.albertcollege.ca for up to date information including dates and tuition.
Date: August 5 to August 26
Contact us today to learn more about the Worcester Academy International Summer Program by calling James Proctor, Summer Program Director, at +1-508-754-5302, x-111 or e-mailing james.proctor@wor....SEE MORE
Date: August 3 to August 29
The Ridley College summer credit program is for students aged 12 to 17. It is designed to provide English language learners with the ability to communicate effectively in a variety of academic an....SEE MORE
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