Summer Experience

This summer, be a part of the EHS Summer Experience! Episcopal High School offers students entering grades 7 through 10 the opportunity to explore campus and the D.C. area while learning from exceptional faculty alongside talented peers.

2016 Summer Offerings

Athletic Camps

Episcopal hosted several athletic camps in the summer of 2015, available to boys and girls in a wide range of age groups. Information and dates for camps in 2016 will be coming soon. Please follow links to camp website for additional information. 

Hank Harris Tennis Academy June 6 - July 29
Triple Threat Girls’ Lacrosse Camp June 14-17, June 19-22
Total Squash Camps June 19-23, July 10-14, July 24-28
UVA Wrestling June 26-30
One on One Boys’ Overnight Basketball Camp June 26-30
Game Breaker Boys Lacrosse Camp July 11-14
Fitzpatrick Basketball Co-ed Day Camp July 11-15, July 25-29
One on One Father/Son Basketball Weekend July 15-17
Virginia Girls Soccer Centers of Excellence July 16-19, Session I
July 20-23, Session II
Capital Soccer Camp for Boys July 24-26
 Revolution Field Hockey Camp  July 31 - August 3
Washington Nationals Baseball Camp August 8-12

Biotechnology Experience

Join us for a five-day immersion in the exciting world of Biotechnology! Students will learn about biotechnology the EHS way: through hands-on projects, team-building activities, and interactive lab work in Episcopal’s state-of-the-art Baker Science Center and at several of D.C.’s world-class research facilities and biotechnology companies. The camp will explore the three general processes for transferring genetic information: replication, translation, and transcription. These three processes, often referred to collectively as the “Central Dogma of Molecular Biology,” form the foundation of many of today’s most advanced biological research tools. By the end of the EHS Biotechnology Experience, students will be able to make connections between events occurring on the molecular level and their effect in the real world.

Dates: July 17 - 21, 2016

Instructor: Brad Kovach 

Rising grades 7-9
$750 boarding/$600 day (8 a.m. - 8 p.m.)

Download a sample camp schedule here.

Complete the summer programs health form

Engineering Experience

Have you ever wanted to build a bridge? Program a robot? Join us for a hands-on, weeklong introduction to the world of engineering! In Episcopal High School’s state-of-the-art laboratory space, students will use their engineering design skills along and the scientific method to solve real engineering problems. Working in teams, they will showcase their creativity by tackling a Rube Goldberg dilemma. Off campus, these young engineers will explore the Smithsonian, the world’s largest museum and research complex. At the end of the week, families and friends are invited to campus to examine student inventions and innovations.

Dates: June 26 - 30, 2016

Instructor: Scott Pohjola

Rising grades 7-9
$750 boarding/$600 day (8 a.m. - 8 p.m.)

Download a sample camp schedule here

Complete the summer programs health form

Leadership Experience - Application Required

The EHS Leadership Experience is an exciting opportunity for rising 8th and 9th graders who are looking to take on more leadership roles in their schools and communities. Students will consider their own leadership strengths through a variety of fun activities including a ropes course, volunteer projects, and trips into Washington, D.C., where they will visit Capitol Hill and the Pentagon. We encourage applications from any student who is seeking to further their leadership skills and who would like to consider boarding school as a high school option. Students selected for this unique experience will be granted a scholarship in the amount of EHS Leadership Experience’s tuition.

Dates: July 10 - 15, 2016

Instructors: Steve Castle and Frances deSaussure '06

Rising grades 8 and 9
Boarding only 

Tuition is waived for this unique EHS boarding only summer program and space is limited! Applications are required and available on this page. All current rising 8th and 9th graders are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: March 15, 2016
Decisions Communicated: April 15, 2016

Application Requirements:

Download a sample schedule here

Complete the summer programs health form

Outdoor Experience

Raft, hike, rock climb, and camp with us! Perfect for students who are interested in spending more time outdoors, this experience takes full advantage of the rivers and mountains just outside of D.C. Take part in trips to the spectacular Mather Gorge of the Potomac River and beautiful Shenandoah National Park. During the week the students will pack out for a two-day backpacking trip that will teach them basic first-aid, route planning, navigation, and basic survival skills, winding down in the evenings with fun activities and reflective time. With the guidance of an experienced staff, students will build leadership and wilderness skills, make friends, and immerse themselves in a complete change of scenery.

Dates: June 26 - 30, 2016 

Instructors: Patrick Thompson and Matt Fitzgerald 

Rising grades 7-9
$750 boarding/$600 day (8 a.m. - 8 p.m.)

Download a sample camp schedule here.

Complete the summer programs health form

Photography Experience

Begin a lifelong love of photography, learn the fundamentals of contemporary digital photography, and explore the documentary photographic tradition. On-campus instruction will take place in the Ainslie Arts Center, where students will have access to Episcopal's state of the Art digital lab. With easy access to Washington, D.C., EHS is a great base camp for photographing some of the nation’s most famous battlefields, monuments, landmarks, and landscapes. The workshop will culminate in an exhibition of student work in the Angie Newman Johnson Gallery. This camp is suitable for those new to photography as well as students looking to expand their skills. All equipment will be provided, but students are welcome to bring their own.

Dates: July 18 - 23, 2016

Instructors: David Douglas and Will Mebane.

Rising grades 8-10
$850 boarding/$700 day (8 a.m. - 8 p.m.)

Registration for the EHS Photography Experience is FULL. If you would like to be put on the wait-list, please email summer@episcopalhighschool.org.  

Download a sample camp schedule here.

Complete the summer programs health form

Summer Washington Program Experience

Episcopal High School is the only all boarding school in the greater Washington, D.C. area. Located eight miles from the heart of the nation’s capital, join Episcopal faculty for the Summer Washington Program Experience as you explore the thriving historic city through the perspective of four concentrations: Entrepreneurship, Public Policy, Sustainability, Cultural Awareness. This innovative place based learning program will allow students to interact with global startup incubators, the waterways of the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers, and go beyond renowned landmarks of the District. Evening highlights include a Nationals baseball game, portfolio building, and design thinking challenges. Sign up now for an authentic Washington Experience with Episcopal High School.

Dates: June 26 - 30, 2016

Rising grades 7-9
Director: Brad Kovach
Assistant Director: Louis Smith

View a tentative camp schedule. 

$750 boarding/ $600 day (8 a.m. - 8 p.m.)  

Complete the summer programs health form

Writing Experience

Explore Washington, D.C. and the surrounding area to find inspiration for new creative, persuasive, and analytical writing in this five-day immersive experience. Students gather as a community of writers and readers to develop advanced writing and reading skills, in addition to discovering new ideas and new techniques. Students examine a variety of modes of writing and learn how to work together in a collaborative and cooperative environment that provides constructive feedback. The instructor gives detailed daily feedback to encourage and model the methods required to polish their work. The week culminates in a formal reading in which students showcase their favorite pieces to family, friends, and the larger community. 

Dates: June 26 - 30, 2016

Instructor:

Joel Sohn


Rising grades 7-9
$750 boarding/$600 day (8 a.m. - 8 p.m.)

Download a sample camp schedule here.

Complete the summer programs health form

Arts Camps

Find out more about the 2016 Vocal Camp offered by two adjunct EHS faculty members here.

Dorms & Facilities

Episcopal High School's 130-acre campus provides a beautiful setting for academic and athletic achievement where students, teachers, and coaches utilize cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art resources. 

You will live, learn, and play on the Hill. . .

Episcopal's athletic facilities rival those of small colleges, ranking among the finest of any high school in the mid-Atlantic region. After a day of learning and exploring, you will have the opportunity to have fun with your friends at the outdoor pool on campus.

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