Summer Programs

Pioneer a magical summer

We are proud to offer a wide array of enjoyable and enriching summer programs in a safe, supportive and beautiful environment. Our individualized camps provide a taste of the unique experience that is Western Reserve Academy.

Summer 2018 provided our campers with opportunities to pioneer in the arts, academics, technology, athletics and much more. This year, we are excited to extend our offerings with new camps and welcome back returning favorites! You will see offerings in five categories - traditional, art, STEM, education, sports and boarding! There's a camp for the tennis player, the LEGO architect, the rocket launcher, the horseback rider, the filmmaker and more.

Please know the following camps have their own separate registration pages:

  • Jumpstart in Music
  • Classroom Antics
  • Western Reserve Soccer Academy
  • NFA Cleveland Pre-Season Prep Quarterback Camp
  • Head Start Basketball Camp
  • Great Lakes Premier Football Camp
  • English Language & Innovation Institute.




Adventure Camp
An activity- and enrichment-based kids day camp - and it’s fun!

WRA’s longest-standing and best-recognized summer program, Adventure Camp, is popular with kids who want to broaden their horizons by trying new things, meeting new people and having fun while participating in developmentally appropriate group activities and enrichment programs on WRA’s historic campus and throughout the region. In addition to traditional games and sports, campers will enjoy arts and crafts, swimming, kayaking, “improv skits,” cooking, fishing, nature hikes, field trips and more. Campers enjoy lunch in our campus dining room. Before-care, with a continental breakfast, is available from 7:45 – 9 a.m. and after-care is available from 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Coed Day Camp | Ages 7-13
Cost: $450

June 10 – July 26 (weekly sessions)
Schedule: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Venue: WRA campus (each day begins in Ellsworth Hall)

REGISTER FOR ADVENTURE CAMP



Western Reserve Academy Cooking Camp
Western Reserve Academy Cooking Camp - led by members of WRA’s culinary team, a group recently featured in Edible Cleveland magazine

Western Reserve Academy Cooking Camp will introduce campers to the joy of cooking! The experience will include learning about planning, purchasing and preparing a meal. Campers will learn introductory cooking skills and the importance of basic nutrition. Young chefs will receive an apron with their name on it and a few basic kitchen tools. The week ends with a meal for you and your family prepared by the campers. Optional lunch is available before camp starting at 11:45 a.m. (lunch requires an additional sign-up upon registration).

Coed, Half Day, Day Camp | Ages 8-12
Dates: July 8 – 12
Cost: $350
Schedule: 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Venue: WRA’s Ellsworth Hall

REGISTER FOR COOKING CAMP


Act Out!
Led by Melanie Patterson, University of California, Irvine, a theater leader with 30 years of experience teaching and directing middle school and teen actors

This is a week filled with acting basics and theater fun. Campers will be immersed in acting through improvisation, mime and scene work. Performing tools and tips will be introduced as well as audition techniques and preparation. Participants will be able to hone their communication and presentation skills while learning to express themselves creatively and confidently. This is a must class for actors who want to light up the stage. Optional lunch available after camp with pick up at 12:45 p.m. in Ellsworth Hall.

Coed, Half Day, Day Camp | Ages 10 - 14
Dates: July 8 - 12
Cost: $225
Schedule: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Venue: Knight Fine & Performing Arts Center

REGISTER FOR ACT OUT


Western Reserve Academy Film Camp
Led by Audrea Topps- Harjo

Western Reserve Academy Film Camp will be led by Audrea Topps-Harjo. Ms. Topps-Harjo has worked in the film industry in almost every capacity, Writer, Director, Producer and Visual Effects. Her visual effects work is extensive covering films from Garfield and Stewart Little to Rise of the Planet Apes and Iron Man 3. During WRA’s Film Camp she will guide the students through the craft of storytelling and the creative process surrounding the transfer of a story from paper to pitch to film. Lunch will be provided.

Coed, Full Day Camp | Ages 13-17
June 24 – 28
Cost: $450
Schedule: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Venue – WRA’s MAC classroom

REGISTER FOR FILM CAMP


Jumpstart in Music
Led by Danny Mylott '17, who offers music lessons in guitar, piano, ukulele or voice

Jumpstart your musical journey with fun, engaging music lessons designed around your interest and needs! These lessons are available to people of all ages and any ability level. Danny Mylott is a sophomore at the University of Cincinnati: College-Conservatory of Music where he is studying Music Education and Vocal Arts. He has been teaching guitar, piano, ukulele and voice lessons for two years. Danny also directs after school music programs at Cincinnati city schools. Contact Danny Mylott directly at mylottdg@mail.us.edu to set lesson times.

Coed Day Lessons | All Ages
June 10 – July 12 & July 22 – August 23
Cost: $20/30 minutes individual or $10/30 minutes for group (Guitar or Ukulele)
Venue: WRA’s Hayden Hall (86 College Street)

Contact Danny Mylott to register.



Classroom Antics

Welcome to Ohio’s # 1 Tech Camp for kids ages 7 - 13 years old! This fun, innovative educational program combines your child’s passion with top instructors to achieve amazing things. Program opportunities include:

  • LEGO Bots
    • Ages 7 - 9 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | June 10 - 14| $249
  • LEGO Robotics
    • Ages 10 - 13 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. | June 10 - 14 | $249
  • Brick Flicks
    • Ages 9 - 13 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. | June 10 - 14 | $249
  • Minecraft Coding
    • Ages 10 - 13 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. | June 10 - 14 | $249
  • Game Builders
    • Ages 7 - 9 | 1 - 4 p.m. | June 10 - 14 | $249
  • Arcade Game Design
    • Ages 10 - 13 | 1 - 4 p.m. | June 10 - 14 | $249
  • Creative Coders
    • Ages 8 - 12 | 1 - 4 p.m. | June 10 - 14 | $249
  • TubeStars
    • Ages 10 - 13 | 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. | June 10 - 14 | $249

Coed Day Camp | Ages 6-14
Dates: June 10 – 14
Cost: $235
Venue: Wilson Hall

Register at
www.classroomantics.com
*separate registration page


DROBOTS Jr. Drone STEM Camp

Junior Drone Pilots. Junior Drone Pilots is specifically designed for campers with little to no experience flying drones. We use the safest and most reliable drone products on the market, including the Parrot™ drones for enhanced safety and most of all, fun. Campers will learn the basics of drone technology and safety before taking to the air. Through the use of iPad flight simulators and clear instructions on basic flying maneuvers, young Drobots’ pilots will experience a program filled with excitement, games, challenges, and learning. Campers work all week to prepare for game day! The Ultimate Drone Games that include events such as: Tic-Tac-Drone, Drone Darts, Duck-Duck-Drone, and more. All campers go home with interactive workbooks and plenty of Drobots Company keepsakes and trinkets so the memories last long beyond the summer. Drone safety and the social responsibilities of flying drones are included in this program. Lunch in WRA’s Ellsworth Hall is included. Minimum of six, maximum of 12 campers. For more information visit: www.drobotscompany.com

Coed, Day Program | Ages 6 - 7
Dates: June 10 – 14
Cost: $400
Schedule: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Venue: Seymour Hall

REGISTER FOR DROBOTS JR. DRONE STEM CAMP


DROBOTS Drone STEM Camp

Ultimate Drone Obstacle Challenge. Ultimate Drone Obstacle Challenge is specifically designed for both the novice and experienced drone enthusiasts. This week is filled with pure action as students enjoy one of the world’s fastest growing sports, Drone Obstacle Racing. Campers will first learn about the basic safety of drone flying and the history behind drone racing as a sport. From there, campers will progress through various skill challenges and learn how to perform various exercises and maneuvers to become familiar with the drone’s speed and agility. Campers will use iPads and remote controls to navigate the drone through short and long obstacle courses. Participants will also create the design and help build the the obstacle course in preparation for the final activity and competition. All campers go home with interactive workbooks and plenty of Drobots keepsakes and trinkets so the memories last well beyond the summer. Drone safety and the social responsibilities of flying drones are included in this program. Lunch in WRA’s Ellsworth Hall is included. Minimum of 6, maximum of 16 campers. For more information visit: www.drobotscompany.com

Coed Day Program | Ages 8 - 11
Dates: June 10 – 14
Cost: $400
Schedule: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Venue: Seymour Hall

REGISTER FOR DROBOTS DRONE STEM CAMP (ages 8-11)


STEMQuest: Clash Royale

StemQuest unplugs campers from the computer screen in this narrative-based program. We have intentionally extracted the wide-array of exhilarating challenges and mysteries from gaming and esports and generated a live adventure. Campers will use rovers, bots, drones, and other autonomous creative technology to jump over obstacles, push down walls, lift up boulders, toss energy balls, and navigate through mazes. Teams of campers work together indoors, outdoors and in open-spaced “arenas” throughout the week, utilizing life skills such as: design and systems thinking, collaborative problem solving, curiosity, mindfulness, and imagination to outwit, out-build, and out-smart one another as well as the program instructor - The Wizard. Use your resources wisely to defend the kingdom and lead your clan to victory! Lunch in WRA’s Ellsworth Hall is included. Minimum of 6, maximum of 16 campers. For more information visit: www.drobotscompany.com

Coed Day Program | Ages 8 - 11
Dates: June 17 – 21
Cost: $400
Schedule: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Venue: Seymour Hall

REGISTER FOR STEMQUEST


Ninjaneering with LEGO®

Enter the world of Ninjago and become an apprentice Ninjaneer! Engineering and Ninjanuity are the focus of this new full-day camp for LEGO fanatics. Learn to build Trains, Helicopters, Treehouses, and Beam Bridges before moving on to Skull Trucks, Dragons, and Spijitzu Spinners from Ninjago City! Lunch in WRA’s Ellsworth Hall is included. Minimum of 6, maximum of 12 campers. For more information visit: www.drobotscompany.com

Coed Day Program | Ages 5 - 7
Dates: June 17 – 21
Cost: $400
Schedule: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Venue: Seymour Hall

REGISTER FOR NINJANEERING


DROBOTS Drone STEM Camp

Drone Racing & Obstacle Course Challenge. Drone Racing is filled with pure action as students enjoy one of the world’s fastest growing sports - Drone Racing. Campers will first learn about the basic safety of drone flying and the history behind drone racing as a sport. From there, they will progress through various skill challenges and learn how to perform exercises and maneuvers to become familiar with the drone’s speed and agility. Flight squads post up against one another in friendly competition when they race themselves and the clock. Students first maneuver the drone through creative obstacle courses before taking on the challenge of flying for speed. Participants contribute fully in this program as they create the design and help build the obstacle course in preparation for the final activities and competition. All campers go home with interactive workbooks and plenty of Drobots Company keepsakes and trinkets so the memories last long beyond the summer. Drone safety and social responsibilities of flying are included in this program. Lunch in WRA’s Ellsworth Hall is included. Minimum of six, maximum of 16 campers. For more information visit: www.drobotscompany.com

Coed Day Program | Ages 11 - 13
Dates: June 24 – 28
Cost: $400
Schedule: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Venue: Seymour Hall

REGISTER FOR DROBOTS DRONE STEM CAMP (ages 11 - 13)


Jedi Engineering with LEGO®

Prepare for a full-day LEGO camp packed with hands-on and minds-on STEM fun! Build projects inspired by cool machines close to home such as Cities, Garbage Trucks, and Catamarans. Then build X-Wings, Energy Catapults, and Defense Turrets from a galaxy far, far away! Learn about BOTH kinds of The Force in this new full-day themed engineering camp for LEGO fanatics! Lunch in WRA’s Ellsworth Hall is included. Minimum of 6, maximum of 12 campers. For more information visit: www.drobotscompany.com

Coed Day Program | Ages 5 - 7
Dates: June 24 – 28
Cost: $400
Schedule: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Venue: Seymour Hall

REGISTER FOR JEDI ENGINEERING


Digital Fabrication - “Maker Space” Camp

Learn to make, create and innovate as a part of our cutting edge Digital Fabrication Camp in WRA’s remarkable Wang Innovation Center. Students will explore design, 3D scanning, garment and UV printing, vinyl cutting, poster and decal creation, laser and plasma cutting, electronics and more. Led by gifted Program Director Matt Gerber and his team, campers will receive advanced training and instruction, and create several products each day.

  • Monday – CAD and 3D Scanning
  • Tuesday – Garment, Vinyl, UV and Poster Printing
  • Wednesday – Laser Cutting and Engraving
  • Thursday – Electronics
  • Friday – Plasma Cutting

Coed, Full Day, Day Program | Ages 10 - 13
Dates: June 3 - 7 & July 8 - 12
Cost: $475
Schedule: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
*Lunch is included
Venue: WRA’s Wang Innovation Center

REGISTER FOR DIGITAL FABRICATION


Advanced Digital Fabrication - “Maker Space” Camp

Advanced Digital Fabrication camp is designed for those campers who have already attended the Digital Fabrication Program. The advanced camp allows participants to explore more advanced fabrication techniques and applications. It will be an interactive week building upon the skills and techniques already acquired. Campers will spend the week taking their skills to the next level of design and creation learning about electronics, microprocessors, embroidery, sewing, CNC milling, molding and casting, CNC routing, robotics and more.

Coed, Full Day, Day Program | Ages 10 - 13
Dates: July 15 – 19
Cost: $475
Schedule: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
*Lunch is included
Venue: WRA’s Wang Innovation Center

REGISTER FOR ADVANCED DIGITAL FABRICATION




Mastering Middle School

This course is designed for middle school students and has it all – Hot tips for readiness, organizational and study skill strategies, note and test taking skills, hints for creating dynamite projects and polished presentations along with ways to meet new friends and impress teachers. Get a head start and a helping hand in successfully navigating middle school.

Coed, Half Day Camp | Ages 11 - 13
Dates: July 29 – August 2
Cost: $225
Schedule: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Venue: WRA Academic Buildings

REGISTER FOR MASTERING MIDDLE SCHOOL


ACT Preparation

Led by experienced test preparation instructor, Paula Purves, over 13 hours of ACT test preparation will have your student ready for the July 13th seating of the ACT and/or any other ACT seating they will attend. Sessions begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 11:45 a.m. Optional lunch is available.

Coed Day Program
Dates: July 8 – 12
Cost: $400
Schedule: 9 – 11:45 a.m.
Venue: WRA’s John D. Ong Library

REGISTER FOR ACT PREPARATION


College Application Primer

Members of the Class of 2020 -- here is a chance to “jump start” your college search and application process! This workshop includes an overview of the college admission and search process, introduces participants to print and electronic resources to support their efforts, and engages students in exercises and discussion about gaining admission to your college of choice. Students will learn about completing applications, essays, personal statements, campus visits and interviews. Each participant will have an opportunity to have an individual meeting with WRA’s Director of College Counseling Gunnar Olson to discuss his/her individualized college process. Optional lunch available in the campus dining room at 11:45 a.m.

Coed Day Program
Dates: July 8 – 12
Cost: $400
Schedule: 12:45 – 3:45 p.m.
Venue: WRA’s John D. Ong Library

REGISTER FOR COLLEGE APPLICATION PRIMER



Western Reserve Soccer Academy

Led by decorated WRA Soccer Coach Herb Haller and his top notch staff, this fun soccer program is designed to improve skills through a combination of instruction, drills and scrimmaging. This is an instructional, player development camp in a fun atmosphere. Sessions begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. Lunch is provided in the campus dining room.

Coed Day Program | Ages 7 - 17
Dates: June 24 – 28
Cost: $295
Schedule: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
*Lunch is provided
Venue: WRA’s “Front Fields” Along College Street

Register to attend Western Reserve Soccer Academy
*Separate registration page


Riflery Camp

The Head Coach of the WRA Rifle Team for the past twenty years, Diccon Ong, and his son, Henry Ong, will lead this week-long morning program. Campers will use .177 air rifles in the school's indoor range, using blank ammunition – the same used by the school's own Riflery team. Campers will learn gun safety, the basic mechanics of air rifles, and the essential elements of 3-position (prone, standing, kneeling) competitive shooting. In addition, athletes will gain valuable experience in enhancing concentration, self-reflection and patience – essential elements for success in any endeavor! Learn more about the sport that boasts 15 different summer Olympic events. All equipment and materials are provided by WRA.

Coed Day Camp | Ages 7 - 13
Dates: June 17 – 21
Cost: $225
Schedule: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Venue: Murdough Athletic Center (MAC) riflery room

REGISTER FOR RIFLERY CAMP


Foil Fencing Camp

WRA’s fencing coach, Tom Nagy will lead this week long program. Mr. Nagy is a 4 year fencing letter winner at Cleveland State University and a member of the Viking team that took 4th place in the NCAA Championship. This program is geared for beginners, but we welcome experienced fencers as well. Mr. Nagy will cover fencing basics like the salute, advance, retreat and lunge. Campers can expect to learn how to hold the foil correctly, move with confidence, proper footwork, balance skills and mental focus. Equipment will be provided. Minimum of six students needed to run camp.

Coed Day Camp | Ages 8 - 17
Dates: July 29 – August 2
Cost: $225
Schedule:
  • 9 – 11 a.m. for ages 8 – 12
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. for ages 13 – 17

Venue: Murdough Athletic Center (MAC) Field House

REGISTER FOR FOIL FENCING CAMP


NFA Cleveland Pre-Season Prep Quarterback Camp

The Pre-Season Prep Camp founded by Darin Slack in 1988 utilizes a proven system of building better football players by building better men! 50,000 athletes over 31 years attest to the success in life, work and football achieved through training and developing with NFA Camps, books, and DVDs. Coaches and parents have returned year after year to benefit from our progressive, sequential, dynamic development curriculum. Recognizing the immense value of systematic, precision training, we have invested heavily in coach certification so you can have confidence that this camp meets industry-leading standards. For more information and to register go to: www.quarterbackacademy.com

Boys Football Quarterback Day Camp
Dates: July 19 - 20
Cost: $ 269 for Quarterbacks
Schedule:

  • Day 1 | 4 – 8 p.m.
  • Day 2 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
*Lunch is Provided

Register at www.quarterbackacademy.com
*Separate registration page


All Star Lacrosse Camp

Get a fast start on one of America’s most popular sports. Campers will learn about the game, develop as players and build skills. Coached by former professional player and College of Wooster coach, Audi Glass along with Prep-School All-American,highly decorated Denison University player and Kent State University (D1) Assistant Coach, Amanda Glass and their impressive staff, many of whom are former Western Reserve Academy and college players. Monday – Thursday, sessions begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. Friday, June 21, session ends at 1 p.m. Lunch is provided.

Coed Day Program | Ages 8-16
Dates: June 17 – June 21
Cost: $300
Schedule:

  • Monday-Thursday | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Friday | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

*Lunch is provided
Venue: WRA’s Stadium and surrounding fields beside the Murdough Athletic Center

REGISTER FOR ALL STAR LACROSSE CAMP


Head Start Basketball Camp

Come join the Head Start basketball team and WRA varsity basketball coach, Thomas Adams-Wall. Head Start is a part of the Positive Coaching Alliance and recognized as the first Jr. NBA Program of the Month by Under Armour. They emphasize teamwork, respect, sportsmanship, healthy living and focus on the fundamentals of basketball. Registration details to come.

Coed Day Program | Ages 6 - 11
Dates: June 10 – 14
Cost: $325
Schedule: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Venue: WRA’s MAC Gym

REGISTER FOR BASKETBALL CAMP


Western Reserve Academy Tennis Camp

The Western Reserve Academy Tennis Camp combines fun activities and individualized tennis skill instruction for the beginner through experienced player. Each morning session will include stroke of the day instruction, singles and doubles strategies, effective serve technique and a fitness component. The afternoon program will focus on match play and play based drills. Instruction will be led by talented WRA tennis coach David Soldevilla on the ten court, state of the art tennis facility at Western Reserve Academy.

Coed Day Program, Half and Full Day Sessions | Ages 8 – 15
Dates: July 22 - 26
Cost: Half Day $225 | Full Day $400
Schedule: Half Day - 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Full Day – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
*Lunch provided for Full Day
Venue: WRA’s Tennis Courts neighboring the Murdough Athletic Center

REGISTER FOR TENNIS CAMP


Western Reserve Academy Wrestling Camp

Western Reserve Academy Wrestling Camp serves beginner, intermediate and experienced levels through the WRA wrestling system. Rather than an extensive training camp, the program emphasizes developing strong technique for offensive and defense, including set ups, shots and finishes – techniques to give wrestlers a competitive edge from both the top and bottom positions. Instructions is led by the WRA and Club 216 coaching staff along with guest technicians.

Boys Day Program | Ages 8 - 13
Dates: June 24 – 28
Cost: $250
Schedule: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Venue: WRA’s MAC gym

REGISTER FOR WRESTLING CAMP


Great Lakes Premier Football Camp

This showcase camp creates an opportunity for high school football players to learn skills and drills and showcase their talent in front of the region’s top college football coaches. In 2017 more than thirty colleges had representatives in attendance. For more information, e-mail Jeff Hildebrand at hildebrj@hudson.k12.oh.us or go to www.greatlakespremierfootballcamp.net

Boys Day Camp | Grades 9 – 12 and PG
Date: June 6
Cost: $98
Schedule 12 – 6 p.m.
Venue – WRA’s field located behind the Murdough Athletic Center

Register at greatlakespremierfootballcamp.net
*Separate registration page


Ultimate Frisbee Camp

This action oriented camp offers an introduction to the exciting game of Ultimate Frisbee, one of the fastest growing team sports in the United States. Campers will learn and play the game of Ultimate and other disc sports, build throwing and catching skills and learn fundamentals of offense and defense while getting a lot of exercise! Instructors are experienced Ultimate Frisbee players who have completed the USAUltimate Coaching Development Program.

For more information about Ultimate Frisbee or the camp, log onto www.clevelandultimate.com.

Coed Day Camp | Ages 8 - 14
Dates: July 8th – 12th
Cost: $125
Schedule: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Venue: WRA front fields (drop off and pick up at Ellsworth Hall)

REGISTER FOR ULTIMATE FRISBEE CAMP



English Language & Innovation Institute

This month long program is designed for students who intend to pursue enrollment at an American independent school and for whom English is not their native language. “ELII’s” curriculum emphasizes advanced vocabulary building, reading comprehension, effective study techniques, writing skills and test preparation. The program also enhances American social skill development with off campus field trips, extra-curricular and sporting activities. During the afternoon sessions, students will engage in advanced enrichment opportunities such as coding and instruction time in the award winning Wang Innovation Center (Makerspace lab).

Coed, Full Day, Boarding Program for Non-Native Speakers | Ages 13 - 17
Dates: July 13 – August 9
Cost: $7,800
Schedule: Full academic and enrichment day schedule, with afternoon and weekend activities and an evening study hall
Venue: WRA’s campus, including academic, residential and recreational buildings


CANCELLATION POLICY

Please submit notification of camp withdrawal two (2) weeks or more before the start of camp. Doing so will ensure you are refunded at 7 percent of the cost of camp.

One (1) week before the start of camp will be refunded at 50 percent of the cost of camp.

Less than one (1) week before the start of camp will be refunded at 25 percent of the cost of camp.

No partial weeks will be refunded.


Contact Us!

Email summerprograms@wra.net or call 330-342-9661.