Top 10 Summer Camps

Publication: Worth magazine

The camps on this list provide opportunities for your children to develop their passions, whether they’re travel or sports, computers or the outdoors. But if you’re interested in signing your child up, don’t delay—slots in these camps don’t stay open long.

01 THE EXPERIMENT IN INTERNATIONAL LIVING

The Experiment in International Living offers a monthlong adventure in the country known as the Land of the Blue Sky. Orientation takes place amid Ulaanbaatar’s humming outdoor food and crafts markets and solemn monasteries, and participants will see Mongolia’s famed wrestlers, archers and jockeys during Naadam, the country’s Olympics. Then it’s off to the steppes, where students join in the life of the Mongolian frontier, bunking with Mongol families in gers (round tents).

Contact: Chris Frantz, 800.345.2929, chris.frantz@worldlearning.org, experimentinternational.org

SITE Mongolia AGES Completed grades 9 to 12 DURATION One monthCOST $6,600 (includes airfare)


02 LEADERSHIP IN THE BUSINESS WORLD

From September through May, Wharton is populated by future masters of the universe, but in July one of the country’s top business schools turns its Philadelphia and San Francisco campuses and faculty over to a handful of elite high school kids. “Leadership in the Business World” makes good on its title—courses focus on leadership and management, and the group business plan competition, judged by a panel of venture capitalists, has fostered viable ideas like low-cost prefabricated housing and Medsafe prescription safety cards. Although the requirements for getting in are steep—top-notch SATs, a personal essay and two letters of recommendation—those accepted are treated to guest lectures by various luminaries (past speakers have included the CEOs of Overstock.com and Tower Investments and top execs at Google and Deloitte) and site visits to Wall Street firms and Google.

Contact: Dr. Anne Greenhalgh, 215.746.8765, greenhaa@wharton.upenn.edu, wharton.upenn.edu/academics/lbw

SITE San Francisco, Philadelphia AGES Completed grade 11 DURATION One month COST $5,500 ($75 application fee)

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Top 10 Summer Camps