Academic Camps

Tracks and Fields: Career Exploration (Grades 10-12)

Tracks and Fields: Career Exploration (Grades 10-12)

  1 week sessions       9:00am - 12:00pm; 9:00am - 4:00pm       $400-$600


Tracks and Fields is an exploration of how talents, interests, and motivations can translate into a career.  Participants will have the unique opportunity to hear from inspiring leaders effecting positive change in a variety of fields, with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.  These speakers will share their stories, their successes, their challenges, and their reflections, with regard to their professional paths.

The participants (high school students in rising grades 10-12) will get to ask questions of the speakers, give thought to their own dreams and ambitions, and gain a broader understanding of what a career can look like.  Each week will be themed around a given field; speakers will be professionals with a variety of paths within that field. Each day will include hands-on activities and exercises; each week will include a visit to a thematically relevant workplace (for touring, observation, and service work).  Through discussion and collaboration, reflection and inspiration, participants will leave the Tracks and Fields program with an expanded sense of their “action plan for the future.”

The morning workshops offer participants an intimate opportunity to meet with the guest professionals from the specific fields, hear about their career tracks, ask questions, and discover new facets and depths to these opportunities.  Through the presentations, reflection time, and small group discussions, participants will develop a deeper understanding of the career field, brainstorm potential futures therein, and gain exposure to new ideas and networks.

The afternoon component of the day, for those who elect to stay, provides a format to deep dive into the weekly career field theme via workplace visits, hands-on activities, and projects.  The Tracks and Fields Coordinator will lead participants through on and off campus experiences and exercises, expanding upon the morning’s presentations through real-world exploration.

Dates, Hours, and Fees

2019 Dates
Week 1: July 8 – 12 Medicine/Health
Week 2: July 15 – 19 Arts, Media & Entertainment
Week 3: July 22 – 26
Full Day Only
Women in Business*
*Includes Wednesday night reception & Thursday discovery day (into the evening) with GenHERation
*Open to female participants only
Week 4: July 29 – August 2 STEM/Tech
AM Only 9:00am – 12:00pm
Full Day 9:00am – 4:00pm (includes lunch)
AM Only $400/week
Full Day $600/week (includes lunch)

STEM (Grades 1-8)

STEM (Grades 1-8)

  1 week sessions       9:00am - 3:00pm       $595

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Sidwell Summer partners with Fleming Tech Camps, a 21st century S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) summer camp program that focuses on giving kids the tools they need to lead successful lives in the digital age. Fleming Tech Camps are designed to provide kids with hands-on experiences with computers, robots, and other cool tech that encourages an interest in science, technology, computing, and engineering.

Each week of camp features a unique and specialized, technology topic, led by an instructor with expertise in technology and teaching. During camp, the instructor guides campers through a week-long journey where campers are learning, discovering, creating, and playing with cutting edge tech!

Fleming Tech Camps engages your child’s creativity and problem solving skills and builds technology skills that will last a lifetime. Check out the full schedule, including weekly themes, below. Click here for additional information.

Dates, Hours, and Fees

2019 Dates
Week 1 June 10 – 14 Science of Roller Coasters with Minecraft (Grades 4-8) Sports Car Racing and Robot Challenge (Grades 1-3)
Week 2 June 17 – 21 Robotics 101 (Grades 4-8) Master Builders: Lego Engineering featuring Star Wars (Grades 1-3)
Week 3 June 24 – 28 Game Design 101 and Roller Coaster Science (Grades 2-5)
Week 4 July 1 – 3 (3-day week, No camp July 4 + 5) Minecraft 4 Kids Club (Grades 2-5)
Week 5 July 8 – 12 Sports Car Racing and Robot Challenge (Grades 2-5)
Week 6 July 15 – 19 Introduction to Scratch - Programming 4 Kids (Grades 2-5)
Week 7 July 22 – 26 Digital Photography and Intro to Engineering (Grades 2-5)
Week 8 July 29 – August 2 Web Design 4 Kids: Intro and Intermediate (Grades 2-5)
Week 9 August 5 – 9 Minecraft Missions: Intro and Intermediate (Grades 4-8) Junior Robotics: Levels 1 + 2 (Grades 1-3)
Week 10 August 12 – 16 Virtual Reality (Grades 4-8) Junior Minecraft (Grades 1-3)
Full Day 9:00am – 3:00pm
Extended Day Visit our Extended Day page for information about before and after care.
Full Day $595 ($375 for July 1 – 3 week)

Summer Studies Non-Credit Courses

Summer Studies  Non-Credit Courses

A variety of non-credit and review courses are offered to allow students to brush up on academic skills, further develop writing or math foundations, and explore new interests.