Providence & Seekonk Campuses
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.
WHEELER JAZZ CAMP> Grades 6-12
About Wheeler Jazz Camp
For one week each June, The Wheeler School is alive with the sounds of saxophone, flute, guitar, piano, bass, drums, trumpet and voice. Students are invited to join internationally recognized visiting faculty, for instrumental improvisation and rhythm instruction. For five days, students are immersed in jazz and learn from instructors who are passionate about music and teaching. Each day concludes with combos, jam sessions and performances.
The camp is open to players of all abilities, musicians of all ages, where students are grouped by skill and interest. Tuition is $550. The Wheeler School’s campus provides well-equipped instructional, practice and performance spaces that include pianos, drums and amplifiers. The Jazz Camp provides all other teaching materials, the faculty is comprised of well-known musicians who teach and perform at the highest professional level and includes faculty from Berklee College, New York University, University of Connecticut, and The Manhattan School of Music. All instructors are active performers and recording artists.
Drop off and Pick Up at Wheeler Providence campus.
Jazz Camp will be offered: Pre-Camp: June 15th – June 19th
Cost of Jazz Camp is $550
COUNSELOR-IN-TRAINING (C.I.T.) PROGRAM
Designed for rising Junior and Seniors in high school. Wheeler Summer’s Counselor in Training program is specifically designed for teens who want to develop their leadership skills in working with children.
Participants must have minimally completed their sophomore year of high school.
3-week program. June 29 – July 17
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. Director 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.
- Register for the C.I.T. program ($100 deposit required)
- After registering, the participant should email the Camp Director, Bob Rojee at [email protected] to set up an interview.
- 2 written letters of recommendation will need to be submitted at the time of the interview.
RITES Academic Summer Programs at Wheeler
Fight Brain Drain This Summer in a Fun and Friendly Environment!
Let your child discover the joy of successful learning with multi-sensory, interactive, supportive, academic summer programs. For well over a decade, Wheeler has partnered with local education experts Rhode Island Tutorial & Educational Services (RITES) to provide quality academic experiences. Whether you are looking for an intensive program for a struggling student, or a course to keep skills sharp or want an enrichment experience, RITES and Wheeler have a program for your child.
Summer 2020: Conveniently scheduled from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, July 13th – August 14th, these morning academic programs can be paired with Wheeler Summer afternoons for a full day of programming, combining academics with camp activities for a complete day of fun, learning and growing. For more information, a complete schedule of offerings, and to apply, go to:
Afternoon Camp at Wheeler Summer
For those in the Hamilton morning Educational Programs, this afternoon option provides a full day of programming. Wheeler campers are offered a variety of experiences to choose from each day, such as arts, sports, swimming, environmental science, archery, ropes course, and more, which are tailored to the interests of the individuals. There is a purchased lunch option available at camp. The half-day afternoon add-on is $200/week and includes transportation from and back to the Providence campus. If you are interested in Afternoon Camp, you can select it during the online application process or call us at (401) 723-4459 or e-mail us to add it to your package. For more information about this portion of the day, click here.