Summer programming at Linden Hall is offered over a four week period in July and August. Campers can choose to attend as many weeks as they would like. If you are interested in 2017 summer camps, please submit a pre-registration form below and we will be sure to contact you when full-registration becomes available in January 2016.
The Traditional Summer Camp offers mix-and-match options for elementary and middle school campers based on their individual interests. In the morning, campers can choose from a multitude of three-hour specialty camps, including Creative Writing, Robotics, Spanish, and Mythology. In the afternoon, campers can choose from a selection of one-hour electives in each of the following areas: academic, athletic, and creative. Attend one week or all four!
For a full camp experience, middle school age campers may stay in our dorms. Overnight campers will attend the day camp, extended day afternoon session, and evening session. Additionally, overnight campers have the option to stay on campus for the weekends. Weekend day trips to nearby destinations may be added for an additional fee.
Linden Hall’s Equestrian Camp encompasses an array of riding and horsemanship learning opportunities. Whether hoping to compete internationally or to saddle up for the first time, girls find this camp a comprehensive study that enlightens their equestrian knowledge. Possible activities include demonstrations by a horse dentist and farrier, as well as field trips to a race track, a breeding farm, and tack shops. This camp is a fun and educational way for campers to become acclimated to the Stables at Linden Hall.
The Equestrian Camp is open to girls entering grades 6-12 wishing to stay overnight. Campers may stay for any combination of weeks, including the option to stay on campus over the weekends. Equestrian campers may join other campers for weekend day trips to nearby destinations for an additional fee.
Campers arrive Sunday evening and depart Saturday morning each week unless staying for the weekend.
COLLEGE ESSAY WRITING
The College Essay Writing program aims to help campers develop a well-crafted essay for college admissions. Campers will explore sample essays and learn what colleges are looking for from prospective students. With plenty of one-on-one aid from the instructor, campers will draft and finalize an essay which they can then submit to the colleges of their choice.
Campers are welcome to stay for lunch. Arrangements for campers needing to stay overnight may be made on a case by case basis (girls only).
Space is limited, so please register early.
AMERICAN CULTURE CAMP
Over the course of four weeks, campers attending the American Culture Camp will improve their listening, speaking, reading, and writing through an approach that combines classroom study with real-world experiences and engagement.
As students acquire new vocabulary, prepare for the TOEFL test, or plan for a trip to New York, they will also reflect on their experiences through active journaling and public speaking.
Curriculum and Programming
Both in and out of the classroom, campers will interact with native English speakers of all ages. Such experiences provide students with the tools to effectively build proficiency and prepare them for further study in the United States. Campers also have the opportunity to visit nearby destinations to experience American culture first-hand.
Campers will engage in camp courses that will aid in their study of the English language, as well as prepare them for future study in the United States with an emphasis on college prep. Sample courses include:
U.S. History & Geography
The College Application Process
While on campus, American Culture campers will have the opportunity to interact with students from other Linden Hall camps, and participate with them in extracurricular activities such as art, crafts, and games. Local field trips to visit colleges or explore cultural venues may be included as an extension of course-work during the week. Day trips to nearby East Coast destinations will be offered on weekends. Sample trips include:
Baltimore Inner Harbor
New York City
Franklin & Marshall College
University of Pennsylvania
George Washington University