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 squeamish 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!).

If we have sufficient demand, we offer after-care (from 3pm-5:30 pm) for an additional \$100/week (or \$25/day). You can 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.  However, if you do wish to use aftercare please either sign up or let us know that you do want aftercare.  We will refund your payment if we do not have enough students to run the aftercare program (we need at least 3 students a day).

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 2024 Summer Enrichment Day Camps below

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Times Table Boost! + Hands-on Science $400 (Scholarships available) 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th to

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,… More

GeometryBoost! $400 (Scholarships available) 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th to

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… More

WritingBoost! $400 (Scholarships available) 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th to

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-… More

Algebra Boost! Semester 1 $400 (Scholarships available) 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th to

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… More

CollegeBoost! College Application/Essay Prep Workshop $250 (Scholarships available) 12th to

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… More

Mythology & Hands-on History $400 (Scholarships available) 1st, 2nd, 3rd to

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… More

MythologyBoost! (Focus on South Asian Mythology) $400 (Scholarships available) 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th to

MythologyBoost!The past three years' Mythology and History classes evolved into a deep study of and fantastic performances of The Iliad, 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 final… More

StoryBoost! $400 (Scholarships available) 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th to

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… More

AlgebraIIBoost! Intro to Algebra II $400 (Scholarships available) 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th to

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… More

Fraction/DecimalBoost + Forensic Science $400 (Scholarships available) 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th to

Most elementary school students master computation with whole numbers -- but many struggle with fractions and decimals.  The processes are similar; the basic skills are the same.  And yet, almost every middle school student we see at EdBoost needs to go back to 4th and 5th grade math material and relearn how to compute with fractions and decimals.

So, do two years worth of review in a week!

This camp spends its mornings focusing… More

Trig/PreCalc/CalcBoost! Intro to Trig/Pre-Calculus and Calculus $400 (Scholarships available) 10th, 11th, 12th to

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… More

ComputerBoost!: Coding & Web Design $400 (Scholarships available) 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th to

Last year's coding students try to stump Sunny with their game.We all know that computing is the future. And, we know that our kids love games and screens.  So, how do we teach our kids to be the folks behind those wonderful games and screens?

ComputerBoost! is a great place to start.

Computer programming requires three main skills:

1) The ability to think through a problem and break it down… More

Advanced Math + Hands-on Physics $400 (Scholarships available) 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th to


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… More

MythologyBoost! and Hands-on History (Focus on Greek Mythology) $400/week 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th to

MythologyBoost!Five years ago, EdBoost summer camp students embarked on a journey to read, learn, and enact the Iliad (including producing a giant cardboard Trojan Horse -- see the photos!).  The followed up the next year with the Odyssey and the next year with the Aeneid. Many of those same students have stuck with mythology camp and have now… More