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.

2017 Summer Offerings

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  • Athletic Camps

    Episcopal will host several athletic camps in the summer of 2017, available to boys and girls in a wide range of age groups. Information on those camps is listed below. Please follow links to camp website for additional information.
    Hank Harris Tennis Academycheck website for dates
    Triple Threat Girls’ Lacrosse CampJune 13-16, June 18-21
    Total Squash Camps
    June 18-22, July 9-13,
    July 16-20
    Million Lacrosse CampJune 27-30
    Fitzpatrick Hoops CampJuly 10-15, July 17-21
    One on One Basketball WeekendJune 23-25 17-19
    Revolution Field HockeyJuly 30-August 2
    Warren BaseballJuly 10-14, July 23
    Peak Performance SoccerJuly 23-26
    Virginia Soccer Centers of ExcellenceJuly 15-18, July 19-22
    Game Breaker Boys Lacrosse CampJuly 10-13
    Headfirst Baseball CampJune 26-30
  • Biotechnology Experience

    Join us for a four-day immersion in the exciting world of Biotechnology!

    Dates: July 11-14
    Rising grades 7-9
    Instructor: Brad Kovach
    $750 boarding/$600 day (8:00 am to 8:00 pm)

    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.
  • Engineering Experience

    Have you ever wanted to build a bridge? Program a robot? Join us for a hands-on, four day, three night introduction to the world of engineering!

    Dates: July 14-17
    Rising grades 7-9
    Instructor: Scott Pohjola
    $750 boarding/$600 day (8:00 am to 8:00 pm)

    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.
  • Leadership & Ethics Experience - Application Required

    The EHS Leadership & Ethics 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.

    Dates: July 10-15
    Rising grades 8 and 9
    Instructor: Steve Castle
    Boarding Only

    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.

    Applications are required. All current rising 8th and 9th graders are encouraged to apply.

    Application Requirements:
    • Two Recommendations
    • Teacher Recommendation
    • Personal Recommendation
    • Current School Transcript
    Application materials can be sent to Steve Castle at src@episcopalhighschool.org or mailed to: 
     
    Steve Castle
    Leadership & Ethics Experience
    1200 North Quaker Lane
    Alexandria, VA 22302
     
    Important Dates:
    • Application deadline March 15
    • Decisions Communicated April 15
  • 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.

    Dates: Session 1: July 8-11; Session 2: July 14-17
    Rising grades 7-9
    Instructor: Patrick Thompson
    $750 boarding/$600 day (8:00 am to 8:00 pm)

    Take part in a adventure to the 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.
  • Washington Program Experience

    You might spend your morning with a D.C. entrepreneur who builds drones; in the afternoon, you could be collecting pollution-level data from the waterways of D.C.; over dinner, you may be speaking with a former U.S. State Department employee. At the EHS Washington Program Experience, urban adventures will define your days, since we agree with Oscar Wilde, who said that “experience is the best teacher, because it gives you the test first and the lesson afterward.” Surrounded by a group of energetic and Washington-savvy Episcopal faculty members, students have the opportunity to experience a taste of the boarding school life. Engaging our metropolitan area, campers will interact with business owners, artists, and urban planners in the district; they’ll also explore the nation’s monuments, including the Washington Monument, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. and Lincoln memorials; and, they’ll cheer on D.C.'s own Nationals baseball team.

    Dates: July 8-11
    Rising grades 7-9
    Executive Director: Millie McKeachie
    $750 boarding/$600 day (8:00 am to 8:00 pm)
  • Writing Experience

    Three different camps available! Writing About (1) Self, (2) Place, and (3) Others
    WRITING ABOUT SELF
    Using the rich history of Washington, D.C. and the surrounding areas, students will explore their personal identity and consider what their beliefs of self and truth. Listening to podcasts, reading memoirs, and visiting locations of famous writers, students will formulate their own voice by studying the voices of others. This workshop is designed to represent a community of thinkers and writers who work together to advance their reading and writing skills, in addition to discovering new ideas and techniques. Students work collaboratively and cooperatively in a supportive environment that provides constructive feedback. The instructor gives detailed daily feedback to encourage and model the methods required to polish written work. The session culminates in a formal reading in which students showcase their favorite pieces to family, friends, and the larger community.

    Dates: July 8-11: EHS Writing Experience Session 1: Writing About Self
    Rising grades 7-9
    Instructor: Joel Sohn
    $750 boarding/$600 day (8:00 am to 8:00 pm)

    WRITING ABOUT PLACE
    Students delve into the different concepts of "place" in the varying terrain of the Washington, D.C. area. With natural resources, historical monuments, and a bustling city, the DC metro area offers students a unique opportunity to learn, not only about the history of the nation's capital, but about the way writers have communicated their passion and appreciation for the city and the surrounding areas. Students will work together to investigate ways to express their relationship with different concepts of "place" through varying modes of writing. This workshop is designed to represent a community of thinkers and writers who work together to advance their reading and writing skills, in addition to discovering new ideas and techniques. Students work collaboratively and cooperatively in a supportive environment that provides constructive feedback. The instructor gives detailed daily feedback to encourage and model the methods required to polish written work. The session culminates in a formal reading in which students showcase their favorite pieces to family, friends, and the larger community.

    Dates: July 11-14: EHS Writing Experience Session 2: Writing About Place
    Rising grades 7-9
    Instructor: Joel Sohn
    $750 boarding/$600 day (8:00 am to 8:00 pm)

    WRITING ABOUT OTHERS
    The Washington, D.C. metro area affords students the unique opportunity to seek out a vast diversity of voices and perspectives that are unfamiliar and challenging. The shrinking global community requires the future generation of leaders to be able to empathize with a myriad of cultural viewpoints and political persuasions. This writing workshop builds on the foundations established in the previous workshops, while facilitating new writing and reading skills. Students will have the opportunity to interview people in order to enrich the writing experience. Showcasing the voice of others will build skills of empathy and understanding that are essential 21st century skills. In addition, this workshop is designed to represent a community of thinkers and writers who work together to advance their reading and writing skills. Students work collaboratively and cooperatively in a supportive environment that provides constructive feedback. The instructor gives detailed daily feedback to encourage and model the methods required to polish written work. The session culminates in a formal reading in which students showcase their favorite pieces to family, friends, and the larger community.

    Dates: July 14-17: EHS Writing Experience Session 3: Writing About Other
    Rising grades 7-9
    Instructor: Joel Sohn
    $750 boarding/$600 day (8:00 am to 8:00 pm)

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.

Live, Learn, and Play on the Hill. . .

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  • Athletic Facilities

    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.
  • Classrooms

    Classrooms and studios are equipped with the latest technology. Baker Science Center is a LEED-certified building that features a greenhouse, eight laboratories, and an organic garden.
  • Dorms

    During your stay at EHS, you will live on one of eight air-conditioned dormitories with comfortable rooms and bathrooms, each with their own lounge areas to enjoy spending time with other campers and faculty.
  • Dining Hall

    Laird Dining Hall, renovated in the summer of 2013, is a beautiful, light-filled space where you will enjoy three home-cooked meals each day with your fellow campers.


Meet Our Summer Staff!

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