Western High School will be hosting a two-week camp this summer for over 300 gifted and intellectually talented children. Gifted students who are entering grades 3 through 6 for the 2022 - 2023 school year are eligible to apply. The cost of the camp will be $325.00 for the two weeks. Scholarships will be available for those that qualify based upon Free and Reduced Lunch criteria. Payment will be due at time of selection.
Western High School’s Summer Camp for the Gifted
June 20-23 and June 27-30
Monday - Thursday (No Camp on Fridays)
8:30a.m. - 3:30p.m.
We will also be offering a sports enrichment program each camp day from 3:30p.m. – 5:30p.m. for an additional fee of $50.00 per week.
Our Current Offerings
Courses (Each student will attend these over the two weeks of camp)
Brain Games, Strategy and Logic
Individual and team brain games and puzzles culminate in exciting tournaments.
Learn who’s in charge: The computer or the coder?
A multi-genre introduction to the craft of creative writing. Let your imagination take you away!
Just like you have to challenge your mind – you also have to challenge your body. Each day there will be fun physical activities such as Basketball, Capture the Flag, Dodge Ball, and much more.
Every day students are exposed to a different fun activity that opens their eyes to new and exciting ways to make the world a better place through community service projects and recycling, to name a few.
STEM Exploration (Science and Math)
Guaranteed to pique our campers’ curiosity. Delightful discoveries await you!
Humanity Course Electives
(Students will be immersed in one throughout the camp experience)
Two weeks to learn, have fun, and be immersed in something we like to call “process made visual” in the creation of performing and visual arts masterpieces. Each camper will participate in one Humanities course from the list below. Please indicate your top 3 preferences on the application.
Do you have a Picasso in you? Come join us for two weeks as we create masterpieces and learn to explore art through many different canvases.
Learn strategy and critical thinking skills as you master yours skills in Chess.
Learn the art of formal discussion on a particular topic that makes Western High School one of the top Debate schools in the nation.
Ever wanted to learn how to prepare a special dish? Or perhaps you would like to fine-tune what you already know. Spend two weeks working on fine culinary techniques and recipes to become famous in the kitchen.
Students will recognize the important aspects of robotics – trial and error, testing, observation, theorizing, programming and building.
If you can see it than you can build it using the computer. Your goal will be to create items, either from real life or from your imagination. Watch your vision become reality.
Are you the center of attention? Do you like to perform on and off the stage? If you answer yes to any of these question then Theater is for you.
Become a director as you will create and direct a video. You learn everything from creating a storyboard to editing the final scenes.