Summer Programs2021-05-12T18:05:00+00:00

Project Description

Summer Programs

Providence & Seekonk Campuses

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Summer Programs are uniquely designed for students and families looking for a specific program. We are working with local organizations and faculty to provide many different programs and offerings. Summer Programs may be designed to accommodate different ages than the core of Wheeler Summer and may require to register through our partner.

COUNSELOR-IN-TRAINING (C.I.T.) PROGRAM2021-12-10T17:09:05+00:00



Designed for rising Juniors and rising Seniors in high school. Wheeler Summer’s Counselor in Training program is specifically designed for teens who want to develop their leadership skills, work in a camp setting, and upon completion, be eligible for working with children.


  • Participants must have minimally completed their sophomore year of high school.
  • 4-week program: starting the 2nd week of Session 1 (June 27-July 22) 
  • Week 1: Classroom-style learning
  • Week 2: Combination of hands-on and classroom learning
  • Weeks 3 & 4: Two-week Jr. Counselor role and observation.
  • Officially Graduate CIT Program – eligible employment for the remainder of summer and/or following summers.  
  • Please note: Wheeler Summer takes pride in our staffing model.  All staff and counselors are minimally high school graduates.  Successful completion of the CIT program is the only way for high school students to become eligible for employment to work at our camp.
  • Cost: $500.00


Our C.I.T. program is designed for our older campers and teens interested in working with children and becoming summer camp counselors. Participants will learn about behavior management, team-building, communication, and activity leadership by helping counselors work with younger campers and through classroom learning. Directed and led by our Counselor-in-Training staff team, your teen will have the hands-on opportunity to assist group counselors, teach activities and plan special events. Participants will complete a camp-specific First Aid and CPR certification training and will have an opportunity to practice for future job interviews. Each C.I.T. will be evaluated throughout the session and will receive constant feedback to help them improve their skills and overall experience. All registered C.I.T.s will receive an additional information packet from the C.I.T. Staff prior to camp.


Upon successful completion of the program and an invitation from camp management, CITs may be hired as a summer staff (paid position) for the remainder of the summer. In addition, they will be eligible to work the following summer.  


We only take a small group of applicants, so if you’re seriously interested in taking part, please follow the steps below. Space is limited.

  1. Register for the C.I.T. program ($100 deposit required)
  2. After registering, the participant should email the Camp Director at [email protected] to set up an interview. 
  3. 2 written letters of recommendation will need to be submitted at the time of the interview.  

Debate Camp2021-12-14T19:50:54+00:00
Jazz Camp2021-12-20T16:58:23+00:00


Grades 7-12

UPDATED 2022 information will be available soon.

  • Jazz Camp will take place on our Providence Campus for summer 2022
  • June 13th – 17th
  • Fee: $550/Jazz Camp Week

Jazz camp is open to players of all abilities, musicians from 7th to 12th grade. Students will be grouped by skill and interest. 

Jazz campers will be required to follow and adhere to all of Wheeler Summer’s covid policies and procedures.  This information will be presented to families within the upcoming weeks. 

We look forward to an amazing summer Jazz Camp experience! Please do not hesitate to contact Jazz Camp Director, Francisco Cardoso, [email protected]

RITES Summer Programs at Wheeler2022-03-11T19:30:41+00:00


RITES (Rhode Island Tutorial & Educational Services) Academic Summer Programs at Wheeler Summer


Get the best of both worlds this summer so your child can recover from pandemic learning loss and avoid the “summer slide” – RITES multisensory, high-quality, academic workshops in the morning, and the add-on option of Wheeler’s anything-but-ordinary camp activities in the afternoon!

Code Breakers: Unlocking Reading, Writing and Spelling
5-week program
Grades 2 – 6, grouped accordingly, no more than 8 students per section
July 11 – August 12, 2022
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
(Afternoon Wheeler Camp add-on option for additional $225/week, transportation included)

Rocking Reading and Megahit Math
3-week program
Grades 1 – 5, grouped accordingly, no more than 8 students per section
July 11 – July 29, 2022
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
(Afternoon Wheeler Camp add-on option for additional $225/week, transportation included)

These programs are APPLICATION-BASED. You must apply separately through RITES and be accepted into the program by RITES. For more information and to apply, visit



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Middle Camp

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