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 2016 camps are posted when registration opens.


Experience Honors Summer Program (July 18-22)

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 (July 11-15)

Directed by BW physics professor Dr. Edwin F. Meyer and Meridith Witt, 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. APPLY >>

Health Careers Exploration Week (June 19-24)

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. View Details >>

Summer Reading Intervention (June 15-July 13)

This month-long program combines reading diagnosis and individualized instruction. The program is designed for readers who need remedial reading tutoring and who will enter grades 1–10 in the fall of 2016. For registration information, contact Dr. Naomi Feldman at (440) 826-5914.


Classroom Antics Summer Tech Day Camps (July 11-15)

Technology summer day camp is for kids 7-13 years old. Camps run as either a morning or afternoon session for 3 hours/day. Children attending full-day (both a morning and afternoon session) may stay and eat lunch with instructors and other full-day campers (just pack a lunch). Register early, as there are only 12 spaces available in each camp. View Details >>

National Computer Camp (July 3-8 & 10-15)

Where can a youngster design a video game, learn to code, create a phone app, take apart a computer, write a web page, play tennis, and make new friends? At the National Computer Camps! NCC is America's original computer camp since 1977 and is unique; campers may attend one or multiweek sessions with a continuous curriculum that covers all aspects of computer literacy and includes an optional sports program. The camps are ideal for both experienced and first time campers. View Details >>

High School Coding Camp (July 25-29)

This week long experience is designed to engage high school students in hands-on, interactive coding activities. Coding Camp will allow students to learn the concepts of computer programming and encourage them to think about complex ideas and concepts rationally and logically. The program curriculum was developed in partnership with Hyland Software. View Details >>

High School Coding Camp




Sports Camps & Clinics

Baldwin Wallace has 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.

Athletic and Cheerleading Programs Hosted by BW


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, see our list of summer music programs.

For students in grades 4 – 9

For high school students

For adults

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. View Details >>

International Guitar Festival

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

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. View Details >>

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. View Details >>

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. View Details >>

Other Music Programs Hosted by BW