Summer Camps

Each summer, Baldwin Wallace offers a variety of programs for grade-school students through adults. Camps and programs with BW faculty and staff as well as select camp providers encompass the areas of academics, athletics, cheerleading and music. The schedule changes year to year with some recurring programs. Links to register for camps are posted here when registration opens in the spring.


Experience Honors Summer Program

Rising high school juniors and seniors get a leg up on the college admission process. The program demystifies college choices and the application process, shows the best of BW, smooths the transition to college life and provides an HONORS SUMMER EXPERIENCE to boost the student's college application. The program offers students an opportunity to:

  • Sample different academic areas with hands-on projects
  • Live on campus in the Honors Residence Hall
  • Get advice and help with writing college application essays
  • Get to know BW and a small group of peers
  • Take in cultural events and sites in and around Cleveland

Summer Gedanken Institute for Problem Solving

Directed by BW physics professor Dr. Edwin F. Meyer, the Institute welcomes 12-17 year olds who find a difficult problem to be an exciting challenge rather than an unpleasant duty. The Institute presents challenging problems requiring long, careful, focused thought. Students spend the majority of their time thinking, rather than doing. They perform the necessary pre-solving process of understanding the problem, gathering information, taking inventory, discussing possible approaches and trying to gain insights to the architecture of the solution space. The focus is on consensus building, developing mental stamina, contributing as a team member, developing social capital and becoming an independent, creative problem solver. Subjects include operations research, pattern recognition, risk management, probability, geometry, topology, game strategy and logic.

Health Care Exploration Week

High school students interested in health care spend a week exploring a variety of careers. The program brings together different areas of study and provides a diverse look at this exciting field. Students work with faculty from BW's School of Business, School of Health Sciences and School of Health, Physical Education and Sport Sciences as well as the departments of biology, speech disorders and music therapy. The program also exposes students to different aspects of health care and related career options and shows them what an educational path could look like if they pursue a career in health care.


BW Sports Camps & Clinics

Baldwin Wallace hosts a variety of sports camps, clinics, programs and youth activities for a variety of ages throughout the school year as well as in the summer. For current offerings, see our list of sports camps and clinics.

Sports camps and clinics include:


  • One-Day Camp
  • 7-on-7 Camp, Passing Tournament, Big Man Camp

Men's Basketball

  • BW JV & Varsity Team Shoot-Out Camp
  • BW Day Camp (Grades 4-9)

Women's Basketball

  • Grade School Skills Camp
  • JV & Varsity Team Shoot-Out Camp
  • High School Elite Camp

Other Athletic and Cheerleading Programs Hosted by BW

  • Cleveland Cavaliers Summer Basketball Camps
  • XCELERATE NIKE Girls Lacrosse Camp
  • XCELERATE NIKE Ohio Boys Lacrosse Camp
  • AmeriCheer


The Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music has a long history of offering school-age and adult learners focused music study through workshops, camps and training institutes. For additional details, visit see our list of summer music programs.

For students in grades 4-9:

  • String Camp
  • Piano Camp
  • Band Camp
  • Music Theatre Camp

For high school students:

  • International Guitar Festival
  • CSI: Conservatory Summer Intensive
  • Music Theatre Overtures

For adults:

  • International Guitar Festival
  • Summer Institute for Music Teaching and Learning

Music Theatre Camp

As a residential or day camp for 4th-9th graders, Music Theatre Camp gives students the opportunity to participate in a summer music program while building their vocal, movement and acting skills. First-come, first served – only the first 120 applicants are accepted.

International Guitar Festival

The Festival includes two days of concerts, master classes and workshops with world-renowned guitarists.

BW CSI: Conservatory Summer Intensive

The Intensive is a two week program for high school students considering studying music in college. It allows students to step into the shoes of a music major and work directly with Conservatory faculty and participate in workshops that explore careers in music. Participants choose between the CSI Track or a Specialized Track and also can elect to receive additional private lessons in their primary or other chosen instrument.

Music Theatre Overtures

The program is for high school juniors looking for the best college music theatre audition preparation. Fifteen hand-chosen high school juniors join Victoria Bussert, director of BW's nationally recognized music theatre program, for an intensive week of training including private voice lessons, daily workshops, and monologue and dance classes.

Summer Institute for Music Teaching and Learning

The Institute provides high-quality professional development for music educators in workshops coordinated with Ohio Standards and contextualized for the music educator.

Other Music Programs Hosted by BW

  • Art Song Festival
  • North American Music Festivals
  • CIPC Young Artists Competition