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. Applications will be available by early January 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.

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

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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

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.

A Music Camp for Talented High School Singers and Pianists

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Florence J. Gillmor Foundation, 25 high school-age singers and 10 pianists will receive a full scholarship for a week-long immersion in the art of singing and piano performance. The scholarship covers all tuition, fees, food (lunch and snacks provided every day), water bottles, and the camp t-shirt. Activities include private lessons and coachings, master classes, workshops, daily yoga and acting classes, rehearsals, optional evening activities, and a final showcase recital.

Students will have the option to stay overnight on campus during the camp for a fee of $275, which covers room and board. Residential students will have a camp counselor assigned to them 24/7 during the camp. If you are interested in the residential camp option, please make note of that on your application.

Also, rising high school juniors and seniors who participate in all lessons, classes, and activities of SummerSong will receive a Westminster College transcript for 2 college elective music credits, transferable to any college or university.


In order to be eligible to apply for Westminster SummerSong, you must

  • Be a singer or pianist 15–18 years old
  • Be interested in music study in college
  • Demonstrate talent, musicianship, and creativity
  • Be willing to work hard, learn and collaborate with colleagues
  • Love to sing, play and perform
Camp Faculty
  • Prof. Michael Chipman, Camp Director and Voice (baritone)
  • Dr. Kimi Kawashima, Associate Camp Director, and Piano Faculty
  • Dr. Chris Quinn, SummerSong Chorus, Director of Music at Westminster
  • Dr. Karlyn Bond, Piano Faculty
  • Jared Larkin, Acting
  • Aubrey Adams-McMillan, Voice (mezzo-soprano)
  • Isaac Hurtado, Voice (tenor)
  • Cheryl Hart, Voice (soprano)
  • Shana Osterloh, Voice (soprano)
  • Emily Willams, Vocal Coach
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to be a Salt Lake City resident to apply?

No, but if you do the residential option, you will pay a $275 fee, which covers room and board, and you will be responsible for airfare and transportation to Westminster College before and after the camp.

On my MP3 or YouTube video, do I need to submit whole songs or just a few bars?

We would like to hear the song in its entirety.

If I am accepted, will I need to learn any music before the camp?

Yes, once accepted you will be sent a few selections of music to memorize before you arrive at camp.

Do I get to choose my voice teacher?

No, everyone at the camp will have a chance to work with all of Westminster's voice, choral and acting faculty. If you have a specific teacher request, please email Prof. Michael Chipman with that request.

What do I need to bring with me to the camp every day?

Just a water bottle, a good attitude and be ready to work hard and have fun.

Do I need to bring extra money with me to the camp?

No, all expenses are covered by the camp scholarship.

For more information, call Dr. Kimi Kawashima at 801.832.2379 or contact Professor Michael Chipman at