Camps


Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah offers a variety of summer academic and athletic youth camps for elementary, middle school, and high school students.

The 14th annual AWE+SUM Camp (Attend Westminster—Explore Science—Use Math) at Westminster College is June 17–20, 2019.

AWE+SUM girl campers learning to code

This camp is a unique opportunity for current 7th and 8th grade girls to spend 4 days on the Westminster campus, enjoying hands-on math and science workshops and other activities on campus. The camp supports girls’ interests in the sciences and shows them the amazing variety of careers in science fields. Girls stay in a residence hall at Westminster and are supervised by adult chaperones during daytime activities and during their overnight stays.

To attend, submit an application and ask your math or science teacher to submit a teacher recommendation form. In the first round of acceptances, by March 15, generally no more than 2 girls per school will be admitted, with some exceptions. If there are still openings in the camp beyond that date, the limit of 2 girls per school will be waived. In the application form, girls and their parents must indicate what they can afford to pay for the camp, from $0 to $300. The actual cost per girl for the camp is close to $400, but generous donors to the program make it possible to offer partial and full scholarships for AWE+SUM.

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Sample Workshops

  • Design an App: Learn how to program your very own phone app.
  • To Wash or Not to Wash: Extract penicillin from mold and use it to kill nasty bacteria.
  • Stream Team Critters: Find out about the creatures living in our streams and how to keep the streams healthy.
  • Wind Chimes: Choose your own musical chord and build wind chimes for that chord.
  • Code Masters: Encode secret messages to send your friends: Learn about coding and breaking codes.
  • Kaleidoscope: Build your own kaleidoscope and learn some geometry in the process.
  • Wonder Women and Medicine: Using robotics for surgery.

AWE+SUM girl campers learning chemistry

AWE+SUM Sponsors

  • Westminster College
  • American Association of University Women (AAUW): Wasatch Branch and State

AWE+SUM Donors

  • Utah NASA Space Grant Consortium
  • Utah STEM Action Center
  • Biofire Diagnostics
  • IM Flash Technologies
  • Rocky Mountain Power Foundation
  • Tensor Foundation—Mathematical Association of America
  • The Science House Foundation
  • L3 Communications
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We are grateful to our generous donors who make it possible to offer this program at an affordable price to so many girls. If you or your employer would like to become a donor of AWE+SUM or if you have any questions about the camp, please email the camp director, Dr. Carolyn Connell, at cconnell@westminstercollege.edu.

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Girls attending the Sports & Recreation camp will have the opportunity to participate in a multitude of sports and recreational activities. The goal of the camp is to introduce girls to as many sports and recreational opportunities as possible. Girls will have an opportunity to try new sports and recreational activities and learn new skills or practice skills in sports that they may be familiar with. Girls ages 6 - 14 are invited to attend this camp.

Possible sports and recreational activities that potentially will be offered are volleyball, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, golf, rock climbing, aquatic activities, fitness fun, hip hop, yoga, pickleball, track & field, and Shotokan karate.

The optional afternoon session will not be programmed as much as the morning session and will include movie time, arts and crafts, as well as some additional pool time, rock climbing, yoga, etc. Lunch is NOT included in the full day camp so campers staying the full day MUST bring their lunch.

Details and Registration Info

Questions: Email or Call Traci at 801.832.2862

Money 101 is for youth ages 13–17. Come learn the basics of money management, how credit is established and maintained, and the basics of investing. Camp will be held in the Westminster Center for Financial Analysis that simulates a trading floor for securities. Participants will create a stock portfolio that can be tracked all summer long. Also the camp will cover many of the requirements for the scouting Personal Management merit badge.

The camp is run by Jon McKenzie the Director for the Westminster Center for Financial Analysis and a licensed practicing financial advisor. His real world examples and hands-on experiences will leave the youth excited to properly and effectively manage their money now and in the future.

Money 101 will be held June 25-June 29, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. There are no housing options available for this camp.

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The cost of the camp is $195 and includes all fees, a shirt, snacks, and prizes at the end of the camp.

For further information, contact Jon McKenzie (camp director) at 801.832.2878 or by email at jmckenzie@westminstercollege.edu.

Each summer, Westminster College's Athletics Department offers a variety of challenging and fun sports camps for youth.

Visit the Summer Sports Camps page for more information.

Each year, the Florence J. Gillmor School of Music at Westminster College hosts the SummerSong Music Festival, a music camp for talented high school singers and pianists. Thanks to generous funding by the Florence J. Gillmor Foundation, 25 singers and 10 pianists are invited to stay on campus and receive a week-long immersion in the art of singing and piano performance.

High school juniors and seniors who participate in all lessons, classes, and activities of SummerSong will receive a Westminster College transcript for two college elective music credits, transferable to any college or university.

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