Episcopal Summer Institute
Academic overnight camps for middle schoolers located at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, VA

Welcome to the Episcopal Summer Institute, a series of weeklong academic overnight camps for rising seventh through ninth graders. Located on the historic Episcopal High School campus and taught by its renowned faculty, the Institute’s small class sizes, high-tech classrooms and state-of-the-art facilities offer an immersive experience for students looking to explore topics such as engineering, creative writing, biotechnology, leadership and more.

Taught by EHS faculty
Exploration throughout D.C.
World class facilities & labs
High school preparedness

Our proximity to Washington, DC is integral to how we teach and approach our programs. We take a global worldview and incorporate experiential learning and real-life examples of ethics, leadership and the arts at work in our capital, and weave them throughout all of our programs.


Through daily freewriting and structures exercises, students will work to develop, shape, draft, refine, and finish an original piece of writing.

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The camp not only explores the principles and fundamentals that make up the "Central Dogma of Molecular Biology," it also leverages hands-on experimentation and access to the cutting-edge technology and gadgets of many of today's most advanced biological research into an ongoing passion for the field.

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Students will use problem solving and engineering design skills to tackle a real-world challenge in Episcopal’s state-of-the-art laboratory space.

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Ideal for students looking to make a positive impact in their community, this program uses classroom and experiential learning to help each student develop their personal values of leadership. *Application required

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Students get a taste of boarding school life and learn from local entrepreneurs, technologists, scientists, government officials, and artists. We also visit the city's must-see sights, including the Washington Monument, the Martin Luther King, Jr. and Lincoln memorials.

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Discovery Weekend

For campers who wish to sign up for consecutive weeklong programs, we offer the DC Discovery Weekend option. It allows students to stay on campus between sessions and explore the DC area via field trips to museums, historical sites, sporting events and more, as well as enjoy the facilities on Episcopal’s world-class campus.

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