Skip To Main Content
four male student outside near Brown Field laughing
three female students sitting under a tree near Glen Dye
Student group cheering with welcome to Wayland sign

Registration is now open for the 2024 Summer Experience at Wayland!

Sunday, July 7–Saturday, July 20

Register now to reserve your spot for a summer adventure. Limited spots are available.

Summer Experience at Wayland Academy Logo

Looking for a fun learning adventure in the heartland this summer? Look no further than the Summer Experience at Wayland Academy—July 7 through July 20, 2024!

The Summer Experience at Wayland is the perfect summer program for middle and high school students! It is a well-rounded two-week program that includes academic enrichment, outdoor activities, leadership skill-building, character development, and much more. 

During the program, students entering grades 8-11 will have the opportunity to

  • Meet and connect with other students from Wisconsin, the U.S., and around the world
  • Visit nearby cities and universities—including a trip to Milwaukee, the Kohler Museum, and the University of Wisconsin
  • Get outside and explore—including geocaching, visiting places like the Horicon Marsh, or rowing on Beaver Dam Lake
  • Expand their academic knowledge in writing, ethics, and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics)
  • Enhance their leadership skills and character development
  • Spark new interests, passions, and discover their potential
  • Enjoy evening activities—including outdoor movies, scavenger hunts, game night, bonfires, and a dance
  • Live away from home (in our brand new dormitory) and experience independence in a safe community
  • Earn .25 elective credit (for current or future Wayland students)

Students will also have the privilege of spending their days (and living) on the beautiful 55-acre campus of Wayland Academy in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, perfect for summer activities. Students will have complete access to campus, including classrooms, the library, and sports facilities.

At Wayland, we believe that education should be fun and engaging. That’s why the Summer Experience includes a wide range of activities for students to enjoy. From outdoor adventures to team-building exercises, our program is designed to keep students engaged and entertained throughout their stay.

Make plans to attend the 2024 Summer Experience at Wayland Academy!

English is the working language of the Summer Experience. As such, international students may need to interview with a staff member via Zoom or Microsoft Teams. We will contact you if an interview is necessary.

Sample Schedule

8:30-9:00 am Breakfast
9:05-10:05 am Writing and Leadership
10:10-11:10 am Science in the Cinema
11:15 am-12:15 pm Mathematics
12:30-1:00 pm Lunch
1:05-2:05 pm STEAM
2:30-4:00 pm Ceramics
4:00-5:30 pm Dance or Soccer
5:45-6:15 pm Dinner
7:00-9:00 pm Cooking Class or Basketball Clinic
9:00 pm Return to Dorm
9:30 pm Day Participants Depart
10:30 pm Lights Out for Boarding Students

 

Course Descriptions

Wisconsin Resident Boarding Students

Price = $1,500

Includes:

  • Tuition for two-week program (.25 Wayland elective credit)
  • All on-campus and off-campus activities
  • Room and board, including three meals per day 
  • 24/7 supervision and staff support

Day Students
(Non-Boarding)

Price = $1,000

Includes:

  • Tuition for two-week program
    (.25 Wayland elective credit)
  • All on-campus and off-campus activities
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily (breakfast and dinner on campus is optional)

Non-Wisconsin Resident Boarding Students

Price = $3,000

Includes:

  • Tuition for two-week program (.25 Wayland elective credit)
  • All on-campus and off-campus activities
  • Room and board, including three meals per day 
  • 24/7 supervision and staff support

Summer Experience Staff

Tara Stewart

Carl Michaletz

Seth Ahlborn

Camille Cain

Andrea Chesley

James Cleary H`20

Daniel Donovan

Landyn Heimerl `13

Triscia Ladron

Leah Steuer