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: June 1 to July 10
Day Program Only
SAS Summer includes various outdoor and sports camps for students in grades 1-12.
Date: June 12 to September 1
Academic Program: Both Day & Boarding
Intensive morning classes; afternoon tutorials, sports, travels around campus region
Contact School for boarding info
Classes to improve English speaking and listening skills.Ten to twelve students are in each class for personalized attention.
Date: June 19 to August 11
Date: June 19 to July 29
Arts Program: Boarding
Bossov Ballet Theatre's summer program provides comprehensive Russian training (Vaganova method) with a strong emphasis on technique, pointe, partnering, variation and character.
The School wil....SEE MORE
Date: June 18 to July 22
Both Day & Boarding
Date: June 25 to August 18
4 Weeks all Inclusive consists of:
25 hours/week English instruction,
TOEFL Junior Test,
Three meals per day and daily snacks,
Health i....SEE MORE
New Hampshire, USA
Date: June 30 to July 29
Intensive enrichment courses in English and ESL, with electives in science, math, theater, computer graphics, moviemaking, and Instructional Support. Students also participate in a wide range of ....SEE MORE
Date: June 16 to July 28
Woodcraft Camp is a 6-week, all-activity camp designed for boys and girls, ages 9 to 14. Over 65 electives provide an unparalleled opportunity to participate in unique activities and compete in a....SEE MORE
Upper Camp is a 6-week all-activity camp for teens, ages 14 to 17. Boys choose among Aviation, Horsemanship and Naval. Girls participate in the areas of their choice. Campers participate in daily....SEE MORE
Date: June 7 to June 10
Boys and girls, ages 7 to 9, are invited to experience Woodcraft Camp - junior style! This five-day camp will run as close to the real experience as possible, revealing the fun and excitement of ....SEE MORE
Date: June 26 to July 7
Date: June 26 to August 11
Open to kids 8-15 is Camp Stonewall, a residential summer camp at Marianapolis.
Date: June 25 to July 21
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
Date: June 24 to August 4
Arts Program: Both Day & Boarding
Two 3-week sessions will be offered to teach Summer ESL.It will be a fun filled American academic and cultural experience. Students improve their English in a short immersion program, preparing t....SEE MORE
Date: June 28 to August 2
Academic Program: Boarding
Date: June 26 to August 25
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
Date: June 23 to July 30
Date: June 24 to August 12
For ages 11-13; Intensive courses in languages, Academic Writing, and Performing Arts; awide variety of sports, outdoor activities, and elective academic offerings;
cultural excursions to some of....SEE MORE
For ages 4–10; Language and Performing Arts courses; an exciting array of clubs, sports, and outdoor activities; fun trips to a number of nearby destinations
For ages 14–18; Intensive courses in languages, Visual and Performing Arts, Academic Writing, and International Baccalaureate prep; a wide variety of sports and outdoor adventures; cultural excur....SEE MORE
Date: June 18 to July 1
Cate’s teaching philosophy and core mission come together in its innovative residential summer institute for rising 7th and 8th graders (11-13 years old). A week devoted to academics, leadership,....SEE MORE
Date: June 19 to August 4
Athletics Program: Both Day & Boarding
CSA offers day, extended day and overnight camp options for current 6th through 11th grade students, placing an emphasis on both athletic advancement and personal development. Our family is compr....SEE MORE
Date: June 19 to July 9
Date: June 26 to August 4
Summer at Delphi is one of the only academic summer camps to give students instruction in and personal reference books about the subject of how to study. This vital instruction – missing in many ....SEE MORE
Date: June 25 to July 29
SAILING, FISHING, MARINE EXPLORATION, TEEN ADVENTURE, LEADERSHIP
Campers take full advantage of our 125+ acre riverfront campus, including air-conditioned dorms, dining hall, field house, soccer....SEE MORE
Date: July 2 to July 29
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 English and French – not just in th....SEE MORE
Date: July 19 to July 23
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: July 2 to August 4
Date: July 8 to August 12
New Hampton School's Accelerated English Language Program is an American Culture experience offered to motivated international high school students. This 4 - week package balances academic rigor....SEE MORE
Date: July 1 to August 4
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: July 1 to August 5
*Stem Summer Camp (2 sessions 2 weeks each)
*Colonel's Camp: A Middle School Leadership Program
Summer School is a great way to try out....SEE MORE
-Learn2Learn (ideal for students entering 7th 8th or 9th)
-Academic Camp/Accelerate or Recover (ideal for students entering grades 10, 11 or 12)
-English Language Institute (ELI)(ideal for grad....SEE MORE
Date: July 15 to August 22
Study English as a Second Language under two separate tracks- ESL/STEM or ESL Language and Culture. Students will engage in a Whole Language Curriculum but they will also choose from electives ....SEE MORE
Date: July 17 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 3 to July 30
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
Date: July 2 to August 5
Date: July 9 to August 6
The 2017 BCS Summer Language Camp will be our 55th summer camp session. Students 11 to 16 years of age choose to study either English or French as a second language while having fun.
New York, USA
Date: July 9 to August 5
The choice for the non-native speaker looking to hone fundamental English communication skills. Focus will be paid to speaking, listening, and writing in English both in the Morning Immersion and....SEE MORE
The five-week Summer Experience provides middle-school girls with a unique blend of innovative and engaging courses in history, sciences and the arts. They learn to play a variety of team and ind....SEE MORE
Date: July 9 to July 29
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. /
Session I (July 9-15) ....SEE MORE
Date: July 2 to July 28
Our planet supports a wide diversity of life and an exquisite natural beauty. Since the mid-20th century our relationship with planet Earth had dramatically changed. As we view our impact on the ....SEE MORE
Date: July 3 to July 28
Appleby College provides fantastic summer learning opportunities. Our exceptional facilities including leading-edge technology formats, and experienced, highly dedicated teachers combine to ensur....SEE MORE
Date: July 3 to August 25
Appleby College’s Summer ESL Program is designed for students that are planning to attend, or apply to attend a secondary school in Canada/US in the near future.
This is the place for the girl eager to work on an existing piece or turn an idea to print. We welcome writers interested in deepening their practice and craft through free-writing, workshopping,....SEE MORE
Date: July 9 to July 22
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
The Experimentory’s unique interdisciplinary approach to learning teaches rising 7th and 8th grade students the design and communication skills necessary to create across the disciplines. Jump in....SEE MORE
The many ways to practice spoken English include role-playing, social networks, and conversation about current events. This intensive course will enhance your English grammar – verb forms, pronou....SEE MORE
Date: July 2 to July 22
Designed for English speaking individuals. Students select three different day camp experiences. On weekends, students practice their speaking and listening skills by participating in Ridley’s co....SEE MORE
For students aged 9 to 17 who are beginner to intermediate level English speakers.Will help students with their reading, writing, listening and speaking comprehension, while engaging in fun and i....SEE MORE
Date: July 23 to July 26
Athletics Program: Contact School for boarding info
ASA Hoop's Brendan Smith, and his team of experienced coaches and collegiate players, leads this intensive program to develop the young player's mind, body and spirit. Day or overnight program fo....SEE MORE
Date: July 27 to August 4
Former professional player and Boston University Coach, Francis Okaroh offers top-notch instruction from experienced coaches and players. Technical and tactical aspects of the game will be devel....SEE MORE
New Mexico, USA
Date: July 20 to August 11
Each student has a native English speaking language partner!
Students live with an American host family!
Hands-on, experiential learning situations to use English- inside and outside the classroo....SEE MORE
Date: July 10 to July 21
If you’re looking to become a standout on the tennis court, spend your summer learning singles and doubles strategy. Girls in GirlSummer (Upper) Tennis Immersion will learn about correct grips, s....SEE MORE
Summer Program students attend in-depth classes and engaging workshops, where they discover their learning styles, develop self-advocacy skills, and generate a personal action plan for the upcomi....SEE MORE
Date: July 2 to July 30
Teens gain confidence, courage and build their character through adventures such as camping, canoeing, hiking, performing on stage, competitive athletics, completing the Zip Line Challenge, going....SEE MORE
Date: July 8 to July 28
Our boarding program for Junior Scholars (7, 8, 9th graders) is offered in paleontology, leadership, digital arts or science & engineering. Students have access to state-of-the-art science facili....SEE MORE
Date: August 1 to August 27
Please visit albertcollege.ca for up to date information including dates and tuition.
Date: August 14 to August 25
Academic Program: Day Program Only
Date: August 1 to August 26
Focus is on the four strands of English language acquisition:reading,writing,listening and speaking comprehension. To further develop language skills students participate in afternoon and weekend....SEE MORE
Date: August 6 to August 28
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