Chess trains the mind and stimulates the intellect. It’s a game we can play all our lives, almost anywhere. Come learn from a chess master, our own Alexander Gustafsson.
Our Approach to Academic Camps
Our academic camps and enrichment programs are designed to help students energize their minds, expand their understanding, hone their skills and prepare for the future. Our well-planned courses are taught by experts in their fields, allowing students to continue to grow throughout the summer months!
Enrichment & Academic Camps for Grades K-12
College Essay Writing Workshop
When applying to selective colleges, how can you stand out among many qualified applicants? One way is with a compelling essay. Get a competitive advantage, jumping in for five mornings of intensive, helpful and enjoyable essay writing help.
Middle School Shakespeare Workshop
Spend a week this summer with us learning about the genius of Shakespeare, through reading, acting out, and viewing A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Timon of Athens. In this one-week theater intensive, students will workshop for the first four days at our Black Box Theater (9:00-12:00) and then finish the week with an overnight trip (Thursday and Friday) to the world-renowned Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City.
Let’s Make a Musical!
Spend a week helping to write, produce, and perform a mini-musical with a group of other creative and fun campers and the help of music, dance, and acting specialists. Campers will participate in every stage of this production.
Healthy Living (for upper school credit)
This for-credit class fills a graduation requirement and can free up a future spot to take a one term class during the academic year.
MS Creative Writing Workshop
Calling all writers! Come join us for a week of extreme literary shenanigans! Students will experiment with several creative genres over the course of this five-day camp.
Success in Middle School
In this fun camp we will be focusing on the essential skills of middle school: organization, note-taking, planning, mindfulness, friendship, self advocacy and school resources. We’ll be learning all this through wild interactive activities, designed to help you build friendships and confidence.
The Worlds of Harry Potter
This summer class will explore the many adaptations of the Harry Potter series, ranging from video and tabletop games to theatrical performances and theme parks.
Lyrics & Songwriting
From poetry to parody to original song writing, we will look at some of our favorite lyrics through fresh eyes, learn some new styles and strategies, and work to write our own songs!
Visual Arts (for credit): Printmaking
This for-credit visual arts class fills a graduation requirement and can free up a future spot to take a one term class during the academic year. Students will learn monotype printmaking techniques, using the intaglio press, and will also be introduced to relief printmaking through linoleum cuts, woodcuts, etc.
Join our Building Supervisor and outdoor enthusiast Camilo Castillo to master the basics of rod and reel fishing. Spend the first two days on campus, learning about angling safety, how to use the equipment, basic anatomy and the habits of fish. We will then try our new skills first at a local pond, then at a lake, and finally in a mountain stream.
MS Community Service Camp
Service benefits those that are being helped and changes those that are performing the service. Their world and their lives are enlarged and enriched as they see how others live. Service creates a canopy of relationships that can overarch all communities. This weeklong camp will instill these values while encouraging your student to become a service-minded member of the community, which is a lifelong process.
Introduction to Business Camp
Learn about the basics of business in this two-week course, everything from marketing to finance to operations, culminating in a business plan competition. During week one learning practical business concepts. In week two, teams will apply those concepts in researching and crafting viable business plans and then presenting them to a panel of successful entrepreneurs.
Girls in STEM
Camp goals/Description: This camp aims to teach young girls about all the opportunities and variety of STEM topics. Through hands-on experiments and lesson plans we want to show girls the unlimited potential of science, technology, engineering, and math.
More Summer Camp Options
Designed by a team of experienced Waterford School Educators, Day Camp is an all-day multi-sensory program, where kids experience the outdoors daily, learn through STEM, music, dance, art, sports, swimming, field trips, and carefully conceived self-directed play.
Specialty camps give children opportunities to discover something new or to delve more deeply into something they already find interesting. They are perfect activities for making summer special.
Strengthen your skills, learn better technique, forge new friendships, and have a great time pushing yourself to the limit. Sports camps help you be more confident and prepared, on and off the field.