CONFIDENCE. FUN. FRIENDSHIP.
Wheeler Summer’s philosophy is about giving campers an opportunity to be active in an outdoor environment, explore new things, have fun, build confidence, and make long-lasting friendships!
For summer 2021, we have continued to enhance our programs and offerings and truly believe that you, and most importantly, your children, will be happy campers.
Our Summer Camp programs, for children ages 3 to 15, feature a busy day full of fun camp activities for campers grouped by age. Campers who are curious to explore have a choice of our two-week-long Specialty Camps in athletics, arts, and enrichment directed by highly qualified organizations and our wonderful Wheeler faculty. Our Specialty Camps are full-day programs that include a half-day of Specialty Camp and a half-day of Traditional Camp. Swim lessons take place each day for campers in both programs. Wheeler summer will also offer a few specialized programs this summer that are full-day programs. Due to potential COVID restrictions and guidelines, we will be limiting our Specialty & Summer program offering for 2021.
COME EXPERIENCE THE “WHEELER WAY”
The success of the summer is all about our caring, dedicated, and energetic staff. The Wheeler summer team includes a mix of Wheeler faculty, young adults, and local students that all have an interest in working with children this summer. Our summer team will spend a week training for the summer and all staff will become CPR and first aid certified.
Wheeler Summer programs take place on the School’s two campuses, the “Farm” acquired by the School’s founder Mary C. Wheeler in 1912. It is home to the Wheeler Summer Camp, adventure programs, and other Specialty Camps. Located in Seekonk, Massachusetts, 15 minutes from Providence, this is the quintessential summer camp experience where kids can find all kinds of outdoor fun. This gorgeous 120-acre property features beautiful woodlands, classrooms, a community garden, 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.
Wheeler Summer has exceptional facilities on both our Providence campus and Farm campus in Seekonk. From athletics to the arts, Wheeler provides state-of-the-art gymnasiums, theaters, studios, athletic fields, swimming pool, ropes course, and much more.
At Wheeler Summer, safety is our number one priority! We partner with PODS Swimming to provide the highest quality and safety to our aquatics program. In addition, our camp staff are trained in first aid and CPR. Wheeler Summer is directed by a nurse (RN) team for the summer. Each day, a Health Supervisor is on staff. Check the main page for 2021 COVID guidelines and updated information.
Founded in 1889, The Wheeler School is an independent day school for girls and boys from Nursery through Grade Twelve in Providence, Rhode Island. Central to the School’s philosophy is the assumption that all of us, students and teachers alike, can and should contribute to and draw from the extraordinary energy and vitality which is characteristic of this community. Although preparation for college is a primary goal of the Upper School, our program in all divisions is intended to be both academically rigorous and developmentally appropriate.