During their second week at WRA, the students in the Young Scholars Program spent time studying World War II through the lens of different subjects.
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 2017 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 returning favorites. Check out all our 2018 Summer Programs offerings, and be sure to read our blog below for more details about each program.
*** Early bird discounts are available! Register for a WRA-run camp by April 13 and receive a $25 discount per camp. 10 percent discounts are also available for multi-camper and multi-session sign-ups!
2018 Summer Programs
Adventure Camp: 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, “improv skits,” cooking, fishing, computer coding, nature hikes, field trips and more. 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.
Camp runs from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and campers enjoy lunch in our campus dining room.
June 11 – July 27 (Weekly Sessions) | Coed, Day Camp | Ages 7-13 | Cost $450, per session
Digital Fabrication: 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.
Camp runs from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Lunch is included. Before and after care is available.
June 25–29 & July 9–13| Coed Day Camp | Ages 10-13 |Cost $475
Classroom Antics: Ohio’s #1 Tech Camp for kids ages 7-14 years old is back! This fun, innovative educational program combines your child’s passion with top instructors to achieve amazing things. Program opportunities include Jr. Lego Robotics, Minecraft Coding: Rule the World and Computer Programming: Creative Coders.
June 4–8 | Coed Day Camp | Ages 7-14 | Cost $235
Register at classroomantics.com
Western Reserve Academy Cooking Camp: Led by members of WRA’s culinary team, Cooking Camp will introduce campers to the pleasure involved with preparing and enjoying real food! The experience will include learning about planning, purchasing and preparation of food for a meal. Campers will learn introductory cooking skills and the importance of basic nutrition. Your young chef 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 your camper.
Camp runs from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. After care is available.
July 8–13 | Coed, Half-Day Camp | Ages 8-12 | Cost $450
Playmakers, Pirates and Princesses: Campers will delight in acting out their favorite stories with realistic props and costumes. The week will be fully scheduled with theater games, creative play, movement to music and making innovative crafts. Familiar fairy tales are the building block for each day’s theme. Catch the gingerbread boy, trip – trop over the troll’s bridge and run lickety-split down the stairs from the three bears during a fun-filled week.
Camp runs from 9 a.m. – noon. Before care is available.
July 16–20 | Coed, Half-Day Camp | Ages 5-8 | Cost $250
Young Launchers: Let your entrepreneurial spirit soar as you and your team learn how to develop and launch your own new product and create targeted marketing and design sales materials. You'll refine your presentation, then celebrate your successful launch for our "Shark Tank" competition on the last day of camp. On field trips to start-up ventures and business incubators in NE Ohio, you'll see how entrepreneurs are getting to do what they love while working for themselves. There's no ceiling on this entrepreneurial journey! For additional information, please visit younglaunchers.com.
Camp runs from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Before and after care is available.
June 11–15 | Coed, Day Camp | Ages 10-14 | Cost $375
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. This camp is coached by former professional player and College of Wooster Coach Audi Glass, along with Prep-School All-American and highly decorated Denison University player Amanda Glass and their impressive staff, many of whom are former Western Reserve Academy and college players.
Sessions run from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Lunch is provided. Before and after care is available.
June 18–22 | Coed, Day Program| Ages 8-16 | Cost $300
NFA Cleveland Pre-Season Prep Quarterback Camp: This Pre-Season Prep Camp, founded by Darin Slack in 1988, utilizes a proven system of building better football players by building better men! 25,000 athletes 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.
Day 1 | 4 – 8 p.m.
Day 2 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Lunch is provided.
July 20 & 21 |Boys, Day Camp |Cost $259
Register at quarterbackacademy.com
Game On! Sports Camp 4 Girls Powered by Force Sports: After over 10 years in business, Game On! Sports Camp 4 Girls is pleased to partner with Force Sports to introduce our programming to the Hudson area. At Game On!, girls ages 4-14 of all skill levels will learn and play multiple sports daily in a warm, safe and FUN environment. Game On! may offer campers daily/weekly exposure to a wide range of sports including: lacrosse, field hockey, soccer, volleyball, basketball, softball, tennis, yoga, fitness, karate, touch rugby, swimming, horseback riding and more. While sports and active play happen all day long, we also work to impact each camper’s growth as an athlete and a person. Through our Healthier4Me program, we integrate discussion and lessons that focus on self esteem, respect, nutrition, teamwork, leadership, goal setting, making smart choices, sportsmanship, developing solid bodies, and other core values and life skills.
Staffed by highly qualified coaches, teachers and athletes, Game On! is more than your average summer camp.
July 30 - August 3 & August 6–10 | Girls, Day Camp | Ages: 4–14 | Cost $350 per week
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.
Camp runs from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Lunch is provided.
June 25–29 |Coed, Day Program | Ages 7-17 |Cost $295
Register at www.everestsoccer.com
Western Reserve Academy Basketball Camp: Led by WRA varsity basketball Coach Thomas Adams-Wall and his staff of WRA varsity and college players, this basketball program will improve player skill and enjoyment of the game. Each day will provide skill development, conditioning, teamwork and lots of scrimmaging. This is an instructional, player development camp in a fun atmosphere.
Sessions run from 9 a.m. – noon. Before care is available.
June 18–22 | Boys, Half-Day Program | Ages 10-14 |Cost $325
Register for Basketball Camp.
Western Reserve Academy Tennis Camp: 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 Sebastian Glinzler on the ten court, state-of-the-art tennis facility at Western Reserve Academy.
Half Day | 9 a.m. – noon
Full Day | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
*Lunch provided for Full Day participants. Before and after care is available for Full Day participants. Before care is available for Half Day participants.
July 23-27 | Coed, Half & Full Day Sessions | Ages 8 – 15 | Cost: Half Day: $225, Full Day: $400
Complete Field Hockey: Training will begin with an introduction to the basics and progress to more complex three-dimensional skills. By the end of camp, we will be working on tactical game skills such as penalty corners and strokes, overtime 1 vs. 1 and scrimmage play. Camp staff include: Assistant Field Hockey Coach at Ohio Wesleyan University, Lauren Thomas, who has eight years of collegiate coaching and playing experience and Head Field Hockey Coach at Ohio Wesleyan University, Brenda Semit, who brings more than seven years of collegiate coaching and playing experience, as well as other collegiate players from Ohio Wesleyan.
Camp runs from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
June 12–14 | Girls, Half-Day Camp | Ages 11 – 18 | Cost $250
*Early registration and team discounts available
Register at completefieldhockey.org
Western Reserve Academy Wrestling Camp: Western Reserve Academy Wrestling Camp is designed with multiple group stations. The camp serves beginner, intermediate and experienced levels. Program emphasis is on developing technique rather than serving as an intensive training camp. Areas of teaching emphasis will include leg attack offense and defense from the neutral position highlighting set ups, shots and finishes. Top position instruction will teach riding and pinning techniques and the bottom game will teach tactics that will prepare our campers to get out on anyone. Instruction will be led by the WRA and Club 216 coaching staff and partner with guest technicians. The WRA wrestling system presented consists of effective, high percentage attacks used at all levels of the sport. The perfect camp for young athletes who want to learn and grow as wrestlers while making new friends and having fun.
Camp runs from 9 a.m. – noon. Before care is available.
June 25 – 29 | Boys, Half-Day Camp | Ages 8-13 | Cost $250
Great Lakes Premier Football Camp – Skills and Football Drills Showcase Day 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 30 colleges had representatives in attendance. Competition segments of camp will be recorded and available to share with coaches. For more information, email Jeff Hildebrand at email@example.com or go to greatlakespremierfootballcamp.net
Camp runs from noon to 6 p.m.
June 7th | Boys, Day Camp | Grades 9 – 12 and PG |Cost $98
Register at greatlakespremierfootballcamp.net
Mastering Middle School: This course is designed for middle school students and has it all — great 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.
Camp runs from 9 a.m. – noon. Before care is available.
July 30 – August 3 | Coed Day, Half Day, Day Camp | Ages 10-14 |Cost- $ 225
ACT Preparation: Led by experienced test preparation instructor Paula Purves, this ACT test preparation session will have your student ready for the July 14 seating of the ACT and/or any other ACT seating they will attend. Optional lunch available in the campus dining room.
Camp runs from 9 – 11:45 a.m.
July 9 – 13 | Coed, Half-Day Program | Cost $400
SAT Preparation: Led by experienced test preparation instructor, Paula Purves, this SAT test preparation session will have your student ready for the August 25 seating of the SAT and/or any other SAT seating they will attend.
Sessions begin at 9 a.m. and concludes at 11:45 a.m.
July 30 & 31 | Coed, Half-Day Program |Cost $175
College Application Primer: Members of the Class of 2019, 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 the college admission process. Students will learn about the roles of 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.
Camp runs from 12:45 – 3:45 p.m. Optional lunch available in the campus dining room at 11:45 a.m.
July 9 – 13 |Coed, Half-Day Program |Cost $400
High School Science Teacher Methods and Equipment: This one-week course seeks to expose high school teachers and junior college professors to some of the latest biomedical research techniques. These techniques range from the most basic to the more complex methods. Some of the primary techniques that will be covered are cancer cell culture, bacterial cell culture, DNA and RNA purification, PCR, electrophoresis, bacterial transformation, transfection, primer design, and protein analysis. Ideas on how to implement some or all of these techniques into your curriculum will also be discussed along with recipes that will save you money. This course will be taught by Dr. Robert Aguilar who runs a research program at WRA’s state-of-the-art laboratory and has had formal training in cellular and molecular medicine at Cleveland Clinic. Letters confirming continuing education hours will be awarded.
Camp runs from 9 a.m. – noon.
August 13 – August 17 | Coed, Half-Day Program |Cost $300
English Language and 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, extracurricular 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.
Schedule: Full Academic & Enrichment Day Schedule, Afternoon and Weekend Activities, Evening Study Hall
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 330-342-9661.
During their second weekend at WRA, the ELI students enjoyed a busy weekend of local activities and field trips.
Friday, July 21, marked the end of this summer's Adventure Camp sessions.
From July 10-14, Director of Information & Education Technology Matt Gerber led the Digital Fabrication Camp through a “tremendous week” in the Center for Technology, Innovation & Creativity.
As the English Language Institute students enter their second week of classes, take a look at some of the action outside of the classroom from last week.
The 2017 Young Scholars Program has completed its first week on WRA's campus.
Today is the last day of our fifth week of Adventure Camp.
After their trip to the West Side Market on June 26, the campers in the Pioneer Cooking Camp spent the rest of the week cooking with Executive Chef Ben Baragry in Ellsworth Dining Hall.
On Saturday, June 24, around 50 girls, including some from the WRA girls basketball team, participated in the SheHoop Midwest Super Showcase.
From June 26 to June 30, 150 soccer players of all ages took part in the Western Reserve Soccer Academy.
It was another exciting week of Adventure Camp!
Last week, the third session of Adventure Camp took place at WRA!
On Monday, June 26, the Pioneer Cooking Camp, led by WRA’s Executive Chef Ben Baragry traveled to the West Side Market in Cleveland.
The second week of Adventure Camp flew by!
From June 19 to June 23, over fifty local athletes joined decorated lacrosse coaches Audi and Amanda Glass to hone their skills on WRA's fields.
The first week of Adventure Camp for summer 2017 ended today.
On Thursday, June 8, around 240 student athletes from Ohio, and even several surrounding states, spent the day participating in the Great Lakes Premier Football Camp.
This week, the Classroom Antics Tech Camp has returned to Wilson Hall.