Enrichment Camps

Summer Enrichment Day Camps

Although we love summers for vacations and days at the beach, it's also a great time to catch up, keep up, and leap ahead academically.  EdBoost enrichment day camps are intense, fun, and productive.  Students learn new skills, practice old skills, and do a lot of academic work.   

At EdBoost we believe that learning should be fun, but also that a lot of learning --  especially math -- must be explicit.  So, we teach and practice academic materials explicitly (rather than trying to have students "absorb" math through science or other curriculum).  Although there are active and hands-on parts of all of our camps, all of our camps have a strong academic slant and prioritize learning.  In past years, students have finished their camps feeling like they have worked hard and learned a lot -- but also like they've had a good time doing it (and have enjoyed making friends from other schools, too!). And we love that summer allows us to give students the hands-on experiences that they don't always get in school (last year students in grades K-8 experienced all kinds of dissection adventures, and even the squeemish ones ended up loving it!).

All camps run from 9am-3pm, Monday-Friday (except for the CollegeBoost! Workshop which is just two crazy days of essay writing!).

We offer after-care (from 3pm-5:30 pm) for an additional \$100/week (or \$25/day). You can now sign up for aftercare online when you enroll.  If you are signing up by day, just add the number of days you need to your cart.  You can specify particular days as we get closer to summer.

There are scholarships available for all camps and workshops (submit a scholarship form for your family's rate).  

We require full payment at the time of enrollment.  Enrollment is on-going, but we ask you to sign up by June 1st so that we have time to cancel under-enrolled camps.  Camps that are full or have been cancelled will be removed from the list below.  If you can click a link and enroll in a camp, that camp is still accepting students. Camps must have at least 6 students enrolled or they will be canceled. Any enrolled students will receive a full refund for any camps cancelled due to low-enrollment.  Camps that are cancelled due to a COVID related shut-down will also be fully refunded.  Except in cases of EdBoost cancellations, all camps are non-refundable. 

The maximum enrollment in each camp is 10-15 students (cap varies by camp). 

Camps accept students within specified age ranges.  Some camps also have pre-requisites.  If your child is outside the age range but meets pre-requisites, please send us a note (edboost@edboost.org).  We are happy to admit students to camps that are the right fit, even if the grade level is not a perfect fit.  

See list of 2022 Summer Enrichment Day Camps below

Title Cost Grades Sessions Description Preview (click title for more)
MathFactBoost! + Hands on Science $350 (Scholarships available) 1st, 2nd, 3rd Monday June 13, 2022 to Friday June 17, 2022

Studying our brine shrimp.For many first, second, and third graders, the hardest part of school is memorizing math facts.  But, adding and subtracting (even with regrouping!!) is so much easier once students can leave their fingers behind and just use their addition and subtraction facts.  And times tables make everything so much easier! So, how can you help kids learn these important facts?

Let's take a week to do it.

We spend every morning, all week... More

Advanced Math + BuildBoost: Astronomy Edition $350 (Scholarships available) 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th Monday June 13, 2022 to Friday June 17, 2022

In this post home-school era, almost every student we see has some math gaps.  Our math program is completely individualized.  Every student takes a pre-test and we focus on the skills that that student needs.  From long-division, to fractions, to negative numbers, we will fill in those gaps as needed and then launch into pre-algebra and algebra if the kids are ready for it!

Our guest Astronomy teacher, Julien, is back for a limited engagement and teaming up with... More

WritingBoost! $350 (Scholarships available) 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th Monday June 20, 2022 to Friday June 24, 2022

Students take a moment to learn how writing was done in the old days.Writing is an essential life skill -- and in order to write well, we need instruction, practice, and feedback.

WritingBoost! is a week-long day camp that focuses on various types of essay writing as well as vocabulary, grammar, usage, and style.

The first four days of camp will focus on four different types of essays: a show-not-tell descriptive essay, an... More

Trig/PreCalc/CalcBoost! Intro to Trig/Pre-Calculus and Calculus $350 (Scholarships available) 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Monday June 20, 2022 to Friday June 24, 2022

Trig+CalcBoost! is designed to help students prepare for Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus and Calculus classes. We'll cover a range of topics in Trigonometry: Sin, Cos, Tan and their inverses, graphing trigonometric functions, memorizing the unit circle, solving trigonometric proofs, and more. In our Pre-Calculus portion, we'll go over limits, summations, graphing rational equations, and converting parametric equations. Then we will move towards preparing students for Calculus and AP Calculus. Topics include limits, definitions of derivatives, derivatives, and... More

Algebra Boost! Semester 1 $350 (Scholarships available) 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th Monday June 27, 2022 to Friday July 1, 2022

Algebra is the foundation of most high school math, a core part of the ISEE, PSAT, and SAT, and a critical part of the high school exit exam.  In other words: students need to master algebra.

And yet, many students struggle with this critical subject!  Whether you want to prepare a student who will take algebra next year, review for a student who finished algebra but doesn't remember everything, or help a student who is repeating algebra get a step ahead,... More

CollegeBoost! College Application/Essay Prep Workshop $200 (Scholarships available) 12th Wednesday July 6, 2022 to Thursday July 7, 2022, Monday August 8, 2022 to Tuesday August 9, 2022

Did you promise yourself that you’d finish your college applications and essays this summer, before the madness of senior year begins? Let us help you stay ahead of the curve.

Join us for a 2-day college application intensive workshop. Part of our mission for the workshop is to help you choose which colleges to apply to (including dream schools, realistic schools, and back-up schools), and fill out “brag sheets” and other pre-application materials.  A huge portion of the workshop will be dedicated to writing (and rewriting! and rewriting again!) college application essays... More

StoryBoost! $350 (Scholarships available) 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th Monday July 11, 2022 to Friday July 15, 2022

Writing is an essential life skill -- and in order to write well, we need instruction, practice, and feedback.  And, there's more to writing than just essays.  Fiction and creative essays are critical parts of our culture.  And producing those works of writing can be a wonderful way for children and teens to express themselves.

StoryBoost! is a week-long day camp that focuses on writing stories.  In the process we learn vocabulary and the writing and usage skills that are most critical for creative writing.

The first four days of camp will focus on four different aspects of... More

GeometryBoost! $350 (Scholarships available) 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th Monday July 11, 2022 to Friday July 15, 2022

We've designed GeometryBoost! as an intro to high school geometry, with a strong emphasis on the logical and definitional foundations that all geometry is based on.  We start with logic exercises, including inductive reasoning, conditional statements and their converses; definitions (e.g., lines, points, planes, segments, angles); properties (e.g., identity property, transitive property, reflexive property); and geometry notation.  We will tie these concepts to ideas in life (e.g., examples, counterexamples) as well a mathematical concepts that the students know from algebra (e.g., lines... More

EscapeBoost! (Build and run an Escape Room!) $350 (Scholarships available) 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th Monday July 18, 2022 to Friday July 22, 2022

Have you ever done an escape room and left thinking "I could make one of those?"  That's exactly what some of our students did -- and then they came to us to ask for a camp to teach them how. 

We have done our best to rise to the challenge. 

The students will write the narrative backbone of the room (based in mythology), figure out the final and intermediary objectives of the room, assemble the clues, build the puzzles, and then install the puzzles in a room to build their escape room. 

Throughout the week, students will solve other puzzles and rooms (and virtual rooms... More

Times Table Boost! + Hands-on Science $350 (Scholarships available) 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Monday July 18, 2022 to Friday July 22, 2022

How many students and parents suffer over times tables?  School year after school year, summer after summer.... you just need to learn them!

Let's take a few days to do it.  Students will leave class with a start on times tables,  and with computer programs, flashcards, and worksheets to use for the rest of the summer.

We spend every morning, all week, working on times tables. We do timed worksheets, times table relays, multiplication fact battles, and even... More

Advanced Math + Hands-on Health Sciences $350 (Scholarships available) 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th Monday July 25, 2022 to Friday July 29, 2022

In this post online-school era, almost every student we see has some math gaps.  Our math program is completely individualized.  Every student takes a pre-test and we focus on the skills that that student needs.  From long-division, to fractions, to negative numbers, we will fill in those gaps as needed and then launch into pre-algebra and algebra if the kids are ready for it!

Hands-on health sciences will to focus on anatomy and health sciences.  Students... More

Mythology & Hands-on History $350 (Scholarships available) 1st, 2nd, 3rd Monday July 25, 2022 to Friday July 29, 2022

The best part about learning to read is gaining the ability to explore a wide range of stories -- but when you're a beginning reader, the most interesting books are still too difficult and the books that you can read (and get through) tend to be too silly or babyish.  Focusing on mythology from around the world, our campers will get to experience a range of great stories, with a full cast of interesting characters and exciting (sometime wild!) plots.  In the process, we'll explore the cultures that the stories come from and why different locations,... More

Around the World & Letter Writing! $350 (Scholarships available) 1st, 2nd, 3rd Monday August 1, 2022 to Friday August 5, 2022

Summer is the perfect time for traveling, even virtual traveling! And "traveling" is the perfect way to keep kids reading and writing over the summer.

In this camp, kids will get to explore geography (including using maps and compasses), folktales, local foods and games, art, history, as we "travel" from North American to the six other continents.  

Not only will children become deeply familiar with a world map (What are the directions?  What is a compass rose? What is a map legend and how do you read it?), but they will read stories, do hands-on art and culture activities,... More

MythologyBoost! (Focus on Egyptian Mythology) $350 (Scholarships available) 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th Monday August 1, 2022 to Friday August 5, 2022

The past three years' Mythology and History classes evolved into a deep study of and fantastic performances of The Illiad, The Odyssey, and The Aeneid.  The students built and sprang from their own Trojan horse and acted out the entirety of these epics, learning myths, history, and language in the process. 

This year, the class will take on the mythology and history of Egypt. We'll learn about the many similarities and differences from Greek and... More

CollegeBoost! College Application/Essay Prep Workshop $200 (Scholarships available) 12th Wednesday July 6, 2022 to Thursday July 7, 2022, Monday August 8, 2022 to Tuesday August 9, 2022

Did you promise yourself that you’d finish your college applications and essays this summer, before the madness of senior year begins? Let us help you stay ahead of the curve.

Join us for a 2-day college application intensive workshop. Part of our mission for the workshop is to help you choose which colleges to apply to (including dream schools, realistic schools, and back-up schools), and fill out “brag sheets” and other pre-application materials.  A huge portion of the workshop will be dedicated to writing (and rewriting! and rewriting again!) college application essays... More

AlgebraIIBoost! Intro to Algebra II $350 (Scholarships available) 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th Monday August 8, 2022 to Friday August 12, 2022

AlgebraBoost! II  is designed for students entering Algebra II in the fall. Like AlgebraBoost! and GeometryBoost! students will review/learn the major skills from the first semester of the course (Algebra II). This is a great camp to get a leg up on this difficult math course. Algebra II is the math course where even students who really get math really start to struggle.

We will start with an overall review of Algebra I since most students will have taken Geometry last year and forgotten some critical pieces of algebra . Then, we'll cover computation with polynomials, systems of... More