Welcome to Wheeler Summer!
For twenty years, the Wheeler School has been providing an extraordinary summer time experience for children ages 4 through 15 at the Wheeler Summer Camp. "Wheeler Summer", as we call it, is designed to mirror the school’s curriculum in quality and spirit and provides a dynamic, lab-school-like focus on program innovation and creativity.
Wheeler Summer is a place where children are supported and inspired in an environment that both honors the individual and nurtures the community.
Most Wheeler Summer programs, with the exception our music camps, take place on the School’s second campus only 15 minutes away, in Seekonk, Massachusetts, a pastoral counterpoint to our city home in Providence. The Farm, as we affectionately call it is home to our day camp. This gorgeous 120-acre property features beautiful woodlands, classrooms, a community garden, a high and low ropes challenge course, open fields, trails, wetlands, and an ecological preserve. Our athletic facilities include eight multi-use fields, eight tennis courts, a heated 25 –meter outdoor swimming pool, and a field house with three full size multi-sport courts. Campers benefit from the beauty and infinite opportunities of the natural environment. They experience age appropriate programming that encourages them to engage in experimentation through play. Campers have many opportunities to become the best version of themselves, making friends, and experiencing the freedom to be curious and explore!
Our Performing Arts Camps, that include Wheeler Jazz Camp and a brand new Summer Performing Arts Workshop take advantage of our main campus in Providence for their week long programs. Wheeler School Performing Arts Department Faculty members lead both programs and will give passionate and talented students the opportunity to hone their craft in the comfort of the Wheeler School’s top-tier performing arts facilities.
Although it is still months away, we can’t wait to open the 2016 version of our Wheeler Summer! Immediately after the 2015 wheeler summer season ended we began planning for 2016. We learned a great deal from our season-ending survey of parents, and we’ve responded by building on what you liked and by adding more choices to the 2016 Camp program menu to include a variety of enrichment based workshop programs . We’ve also expanded our recruiting efforts and invested in additional staff to build a team of qualified teaching instructors who are committed to our philosophy and a place-based, hands-on curriculum.