july 29-aug 2

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

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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
Hours
AM Only 9:00am – 12:00pm
Full Day 9:00am – 4:00pm (includes lunch)
Fees
AM Only $400/week
Full Day $600/week (includes lunch)

Woodworking (Grades 4-10)

Woodworking (Grades 4-10)

  1 week sessions       9:00am - 3:00pm       $575

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Can you build it? Of course you can! Learn classic woodworking skills in a hands-on environment. Handwork Studio instructors will guide campers patiently and safely to create a variety of projects while learning to accurately design, measure, saw, drill and finish their projects properly.   Additionally, campers build on their confidence and love for working with their hands. No experience necessary and projects change week to week so campers can continuously expand on their skills.


Dates, Hours, and Fees

2019 Dates
Week 1 6/17 – 6/21
Week 2 6/24 – 6/28
Week 3 7/8 – 7/12
Week 4 7/15 – 7/19
Week 5 7/22 – 7/26
Week 6 7/29 – 8/2
Week 7 8/5 – 8/9
Week 8 8/12 – 8/16
Hours
Full Day 9:00am – 3:00pm
Extended Day Visit our Extended Day page for information about before and after care.
Fees
$575/session

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)
Hours
Full Day 9:00am – 3:00pm
Extended Day Visit our Extended Day page for information about before and after care.
Fees
Full Day $595 ($375 for July 1 – 3 week)

Junior Explorers (Age 3–Grade 1)

Junior Explorers  (Age 3–Grade 1)

The Junior Explorers Program caters to our youngest campers on the DC Campus. The dynamic environment in the Junior Explorers Program is intentionally designed to promote rich learning experiences that encourage children to be creative, curious, and independent.

Handwork Day Camp (Grades K-6)

Handwork Day Camp  (Grades K-6)

Picture your child in the care of energetic and imaginative counselors knitting, sewing, and weaving the day away!

Counselor Assistant Program (CAP) (Grades 9-10)

Counselor Assistant Program (CAP) (Grades 9-10)

The Counselor Assistant Program (CAP) is a hands-on leadership program designed for high school students looking to gain professional experiences through working with young children and adults.

Machine Sewing Camp (Grades 4-10)

Machine Sewing Camp (Grades 4-10)

Whether you are a budding fashionista interested in apparel, or a creative camper who loves crafts; Machine Sewing has something for everyone!

Soccer (Grades K-8)

Soccer (Grades K-8)

At Sidwell Summer, our Soccer camps focus both on cultivating a love of the game and enhancing technical skills.

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.

Tennis and Golf (Grades 1-9)

Tennis and Golf (Grades 1-9)

Tennis campers on our DC Campus will learn new skills as they rotate through a variety of drills as they progress towards playing single and double matches.

Voyagers (Grades 2-8)

Voyagers (Grades 2-8)

Voyagers is Sidwell Summer’s excursion-based camp! Each day campers travel to various sites throughout the DC Metropolitan area to experience the many thrills and adventures the city and surrounding areas have to offer.