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Wellington School Summer Options

Peggy Berger, Director
3650 Reed Rd.
Columbus, OH 43220

Have you ever wanted to learn how Egyptians made mummies? Or wished you could be in a play such as the Hobbit? Maybe you’ve wanted to develop Android apps or learn to create Robots or become a chef of global cuisine! It’s all in a Wellington summer.

From June 10 to August 16, 2013 students from Pre-K – 12 can choose from sports and field trip camps, fine and performing arts classes, and hands-on enrichment options such as SciGirls, Playing the Stock Market, or an immersion-style foreign language. Students will find a relaxed environment with passionate, caring instructors who inspire the pursuit of lifelong learning.

University of Dayton Minority Engineering and Technology Enrichment Camp for Young Men

June 23-29, 2013 – This week-long camp will introduce you to career opportunities in engineering and technology with college-level classes and exciting hands-on experiments.  Academic coaches will help build the skills that you will need to ace the ACT and SAT.  And you will learn about the college admission process, including how to select a college and apply for scholarships.  Open to minority high school men who will be seniors in the fall of 2013, are U.S. citizens and currently enrolled in a college-preparatory program with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Application.  Tuition Fee.  Go to for more information.

University of Dayton Summer Honors Engineering Camp

June 17-22, 2013 – If you are a gifted high school freshman, sophomore or junior, the University of Dayton Summer Honors Engineering Camp gives you the chance to dabble in engineering through hands-on activities you can’t get in high school.  Study challenging engineering topics.  Explore career options.  Interact with other motivated, bright students and supportive faculty.  Expand your horizons.  Application.  Tuition Fee.  Go to for more information.

Gedanken Institute of Problem Solving

The class is in its 11th year, a fun yet intense focus on problem-solving with an emphasis on develping both mental stamina and strength. There will be individual work and group work. Topics will include: Risk Management, Pattern Recognition, Operations Research, Logic, Probability, Physics, Geometry and a large variety of puzzles including Rubik’s Cube. Also included will be modules on data interpretation including aggregation bias and non-transitive rankings.

The program is a week-long course that willbe conducted from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm daily from July 9th through July 13th at Baldwin Wallace and August 6th through August 10th at Lakeside. It is a course that has been taught previously as part of the TAG summer camp program funded by the State of Ohio. It has been very successful in the past.

The focus of the course will be problem solving. It will develop not only mental strength, but mental stamina as well. There will be individual work and there will be group work. Topics will include: Risk Management, Pattern Recognition, Operations Research, Logic, Probability, Physics, Geometry and a large variety of puzzles including Rubik’s Cube. Also included will be modules on data interpretation including correlation vs cause and effect, aggregation bias and non-transitional rankings. The course will be designed for the intellectually inquisitive 12-17 year old.

The summer program contains parts of a semester-long course that I teach in the honors program at Baldwin-Wallace College. The problem solving course has been so successful that I was recruited to teach it in the graduate business program at B-W and, at the request of the director of the honors program I’m currently developing an advanced version problem solving course that is being taught in Spring 2012.

By collaborating with Professor Peter November of the University of Wellington, New Zealand and Professor Zbigniew Michalewicz of the University of Adelaide, Australia while on a 2006 sabbatical, I have refined and improved the course many times. I have developed many modules by myself and I have many drawers of puzzles, props and games — many of which are custom-made — that I use during the course.

For more information, contact Dr. Ed Meyer at or at 440-826-2495. Or visit our website to learn more and apply at

Summer Acceleration Camp

Haugland Learning Center’s Summer Acceleration Camp provides students with academic and social skills instruction to build upon skills learned during the school year and prevent the regression that normally occurs during summer break. All students will be assigned to small groups based on age and ability. All instruction is designed to meet the individual needs of each student. Morning activities will focus on academic needs based on the student’s IEP. Afternoon activities will focus on social and daily living skills with practice in the community once a week. Day camp runs for a 4 week block from Jun 19-July13, from 9 AM–3PM. Cost: $1150 plus a $100 non-refundable fee, due upon registration. Methods of payment: Level 1 Waiver, I/O Waiver, credit card, cash, and checks. Children not currently enrolled in HLC must be assessed to determine if our summer camp is a good fit for them. Early registration deadline is April 15th, but applications considered through June 1st. Please visit us online at

Hilltop YMCA Summer Day Camp

 Hilltop YMCA Summer Day Camp

sponsor: Hilltop YMCA                                                                                                                2879 Valleyview Dr. Columbus, OH 43204

Phone: (614) 276-8224  Fax: (614) 276-5579
contact person:Keri Bragdon
subject/content: making this information available to you
age/grade level: entering grades 1-6
type (day/overnight/other): Day camp
length of program: 11 weeks of camp, June 4-Aug 17                                                                You can sign up for any amount of weeks
cost: $110/week for members $145/week non members
financial aid?: Yes

University of Dayton Women in Engineering Summer Camp for High School Girls

A residential summer camp which will be held July 7-12, 2013.  This unique camp introduces high school girls to career opportunities in engineering through participation in classroom activities as well as observation and interaction with practicing engineers and engineering students.  Activities include three days of experiments in engineering taught by University faculty, dinner with an engineer, and a day with industry.  Participants reside in an air-conditioned dormitory located on the beautiful University of Dayton campus.   For more information or to register:

Duke University Talent Identification Program

The Duke University Talent Identification Program offers a variety of summer academic experiences for gifted and talented students in grades seven through twelve. Duke TIP’s Summer Studies Programs are superb academic opportunities and dynamic residential and social experiences for seventh through tenth graders. TIP’s Field Studies and Institutes offer challenging educational adventures to motivated, dedicated, and talented high school students who possess a desire to learn in a unique setting. And TIP’s Distance Learning programs provide students in the eighth through eleventh grades with a dynamic, interactive online experience not typically available in their middle or high school curriculum. For more information, go to

Phone: (919) 668-9100
Fax: (919)-681-7921
Age/Grade level: Middle school and high school
Length of program: Varies by program
Cost: Varies by program
Financial aid? Limited, need-based financial aid is available.

Beloit College Summer Fields and Center for Language Studies

Sponsor: Beloit College, Office of Summer Programs, Box 218, 700 College St., Beloit, WI 53511
Phone: (608) 363-2393 Fax: (608) 363-7129
contact person: Dan Perusich, Director of Summer Programs
age/grade level: Rising Juniors and Seniors in High School
type (day/overnight/other): Residential Overnight
length of program: 3-8 weeks
cost: Summer Fields $3,200; Center for Language Studies  $3,797 (4 week)  $7,594 (8 week)
financial aid?: Yes

Notes: Summer Fields is a for-credit residential summer program for high-achieving rising high school juniors and seniors. It is a hands-on immersion into the liberal arts and sciences for students who seek to engage in their studies and apply their intellect and passion out in the world. For three weeks, students pursue rigorous academic study around one theme while living on campus with other high school students in the program. The 2013 program runs from July 8 – July 27. Students earn 4 semester hours of college credit.

Summer 2013 Courses:

  • All About Apes
  • Creative Writing Workshop:  Fish, Fowl, Flood, Water Lily, Mud: Water in the Literary Imagination
  • Introduction to Drawing and Design
  • Why Museums Matter

The Center for Language Studies (CLS) offers intensive language programs in Japanese, Arabic, Chinese and Russian.  High-achieving high school students are encouraged to apply.  Students earn 6-12 semester hours of college credit.  The 8 week program runs from June 15 to August 9.  Session 1 is from June 15 to July 12 and Session II is from July 14 to August 9.  Scholarships available.


Location: Camden, Ohio – 2 hours west of Columbus near Oxford, Ohio

Address: 1259 Swann Beatty Rd. 

                 Camden, Ohio 45311

Phone: 937-452-3347

Fax: 937-452-5566



Contact Persons: David Maynard – Director     Joyce Reke – Registrations

Subject/Content: Fun Science
Grade Level: 4-6

Type: Overnight/coed
Length of Program: One week sessions, Sunday – Friday
Cost: $390

Dates offered: Weekly starting June 12 – July 22

Financial aid: Partial scholarships according to financial needs

Discounts: Early registration discounts, sibling discounts, military discounts, new camper discounts, and bring a friend discounts available.

Notes: Is it fact or just another urban myth? Based on the popular Discover Channel TV show, Mythbusters, through trial and error you will take on myths and use modern-day science to challenge and demonstrate what is real and what is fiction.

Activities: 80-ft. high zipline, rock climbing tower, challenge course, swimming, canoeing, nature hikes, campfires, and more.  

Religious Affiliations: Christian, non-denominational

Columbus Academy Summer Experience

  • Sponsor: Columbus Academy
  • Address: 4300 Cherry Bottom Road, Gahanna, Ohio 43230
  • Phone: 614.509.2267 or 614.509.2529
  • Fax: 614.509.2519
  • Web:
  • Email:
  • Contact Person: Alyssa King, Director
  • Subject/Content: Academics, Arts & Sciences, and Athletics
  • Age/Grade level: Birth to 3 years, Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High School
  • Type: Day
  • Length of program: June 2 – August 8, 2014 (Monday – Friday: 9 am-4 pm, Beforecare and Aftercare available)
  • Cost: Average cost is $250 per week for full day program (half and part day programs available)
  • Financial aid?: No
  • Notes: The Columbus Academy’s Summer Experience is the smart way to have fun this summer. We offer weeklong day camp programs in Academics, Arts, and Athletics. We have programs for Pre-K through 12th grades, courses for high school credit, as well as our Explore With Me program for ages birth to 3 years and their caregiver. The CA Summer Experience has 10 weeks to choose from starting June 2rd and ending the week of August 8th. We offer both before and aftercare programs. Whatever your child’s interest, you will find it at The Columbus Academy Summer Experience.

ONU Summer Honors Institute

Ohio Northern will have three weeks of camps:  

Check out our website at for more information and application forms.

Camps held in 2010 were:

June 13-18 – CSI (beginning), Design. Think.Know.Do, Engineering, Pharmacy, Physics and Robotics

June 27 – July 2 – CSI (beginning), Chemistry, Mock Trial, Ohio’s Natural History, Philosophy

July 25 – 30 – Explore the Medicinal Herb Garden, CSI (advanced), Young Women in Leadership