Summer Scholars Institute & Leadership Program

Voted Best Summer Camp by Virginia Living Magazine

June 17-22, 2018: Apply Before May 20!

All-inclusive Tuition: $525

The goal of Summer Scholars Institute & Leadership Program is to provide each student with an opportunity to begin a new adventure in learning and growing here at Emory & Henry.  

The residential component is an important segment of the Summer Scholars experience. Counselors provide a comfortable and safe environment for learning and living while meeting the student’s unique social and emotional needs. Students are provided opportunities to build relationships with their peers from different backgrounds, and, most of all, the opportunity to have fun!

Summer Scholars: Rising 6th-9th Graders

The Emory & Henry Summer Scholars program is a one-week residential academic program for rising middle and high school students inclined toward academic adventure. For rising 6th - 9th graders, the traditional Summer Scholars program offers a unique mix of learning activities designed to broaden academic interests and expose students to a college-like setting.

Leadership Program: Rising 10th-12th Graders

The Leadership Program, for rising 10th-12th graders, provides the same academic adventure while building the student’s leadership skills.

  • Summer Scholars Application

    For rising 6th - 9th graders 

    Summer Scholars Application


    The Emory & Henry Summer Scholars program is a one-week residential academic program for rising middle and high school students inclined toward academic adventure. The traditional Summer Scholars program offers a unique mix of learning activities designed to broaden academic interests and expose students to a college-like setting.

    The Summer Scholars program offers a unique mix of learning activities designed to broaden students’ interests and provide early exposure to a college-like setting. Summer Scholars attend daily classes in E&H academic buildings, live in a campus residence hall, and are assigned an adult counselor who will be present at all times throughout the entire week.

    Scholars work with experienced instructors to complete interactive projects throughout the week. In addition, Summer Scholars also promotes leadership and peer interaction through activities outside the classroom. In the evenings, students enjoy a wide range of activities including a street dance, talent show, and field activities. Students also enjoy a group trip to the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia, one evening.

    Starting in mid-April we will begin selecting students for the Summer Scholars Institute and Leadership Program. We will base our decision on your responses in this application and the responses from the two references whose email addresses you provide. Please check with your school’s guidance counselors or Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG) program director for more information on Emory & Henry’s Summer Scholars Institute and Leadership program.

  • Summer Scholars Leadership Program Application

    The Leadership program is for rising 10th-12th graders.

    Leadership Program Application


    How do you become a leader? Find out during the Summer Scholars Leadership Program.The Leadership program is for rising 10th-12th graders. This program provides skills and tools to help you become better prepared for leadership roles in high school as well as in college. 

    During the program, your student will experience a unique mix of learning activities designed to broaden your child’s interests and expose him or her to a college-like setting.  If you choose to send your child to Summer Scholars camp, he or she will attend classes in E&H academic buildings, live in a campus residence hall, and be assigned an adult counselor who will be present at all times throughout the entire week. 

    During the week, leadership students attend a leadership class in the morning to learn about topics related to leadership. This accelerated program will provide skills and tools to help students become better prepared for leadership roles in high school as well as college. Students will have the opportunity to select from several different modules in the Leadership Program to include Servant Leadership, Leadership in Action, Faith Based Leadership, and the Outdoor Adventure Program. Topics may include: what is leadership, leadership assessments and challenge activities. Afternoon and evening class topics may include leadership tower, community service, exploring values and participation in outdoor adventures.

  • Summer Scholars Junior Counselor

    The role of the Junior Counselor is to assist counselors and instructors in all aspects of the Summer Scholars Program. Junior Counselors will work with students who are in the Summer Scholars Institute who are rising 6th-9th grades. During the morning, afternoon, and evening academic classes, Junior Counselors will also be assigned to classrooms to assist instructors. Junior counselors are to be a role-model for all students. Junior Counselors do not pay tuition in lieu of the services they provide during the week.

    Junior Counselor Application


    Dates: June 17-22, 2018 (Orientation Meeting June 16, 12 pm noon, Emory & Henry College)

    Salary: $300 (Room & Board Included)

    Counselors work directly with camp directors and have the following responsibilities:

    • Supervise 10-12 children (grades 6-9 or 10-12) 24 hours/day. 
    • Accompany students to meals, classes, scheduled activities, field trips, and special events.
    • Plan and lead afternoon and evening recreational /social activities for small groups of students.
    • Participate in all orientation and exit activities.
    • Follow and reinforce all non-negotiable rules and program policies.

    What does a typical day look like and what is the time commitment?

    Counselors are employed from Saturday, June 16, 2018, until Friday, June 22, 2018. A mandatory orientation session will be held on Saturday, June 16, beginning at 12 pm noon on the campus of Emory & Henry College. Following the departure of students on Friday, June 22, counselors will meet to conclude details of the program.

    • 7:45-8:30 am: Breakfast; Van Dyke
    • 9-11 am: Project; Assigned Classrooms
    • 11:30 am-12 pm: Lunch; Van Dyke
    • 12:15-2:15 pm: Project; Assigned Classrooms
    • 2:15-3:15 pm: Supervised Free Time- campers must check in with counselor        
    • 3:15-4:45 pm: Recreation; Assigned locations
    • 5-6 pm: Dinner; Van Dyke
    • 6:30- 7:30 pm: Night Classes; assigned classrooms
    • 7:45-9:15 pm: Evening Activity         
    • 9:45 pm: Hall Meetings; Assigned Halls
    • 10:45 pm: Lights out

    Counselor Application Process:

    Applications can be submitted online at the online form below.

    • January 25-April 21, 2018: Counselor Applications Accepted
    • April 21, 2018: Acceptance Letters and Contracts Sent by Email
    • May 1, 2018: Contracts Due
  • Summer Scholars Counselor Application

    Dates: June 17-22, 2018 (Orientation Meeting June 16, 12 pm noon, Emory & Henry College)

    Salary: $300 (Room & Board Included)

    Counselor Application


    Counselors work directly with camp directors and have the following responsibilities:

    • Supervise 10-12 children (grades 6-9 or 10-12) 24 hours/day. 
    • Accompany students to meals, classes, scheduled activities, field trips, and special events.
    • Plan and lead afternoon and evening recreational /social activities for small groups of students.
    • Participate in all orientation and exit activities.
    • Follow and reinforce all non-negotiable rules and program policies.

    What does a typical day look like and what is the time commitment?

    Counselors are employed from Saturday, June 16, 2018, until Friday, June 22, 2018. A mandatory orientation session will be held on Saturday, June 16, beginning at 12 pm noon on the campus of Emory & Henry College. Following the departure of students on Friday, June 22, counselors will meet to conclude details of the program. 

    7:45-8:30 am: Breakfast; Van Dyke

    9-11 am: Project; Assigned Classrooms

    11:30 am-12 pm: Lunch; Van Dyke

    12:15-2:15 pm: Project; Assigned Classrooms

    2:15-3:15 pm: Supervised Free Time- campers must check in with counselor          

    3:15-4:45 pm: Recreation; Assigned locations

    5-6 pm: Dinner; Van Dyke

    6:30- 7:30 pm: Night Classes; assigned classrooms

    7:45-9:15 pm: Evening Activity         

    9:45 pm: Hall Meetings; Assigned Halls

    10:45 pm: Lights out

    Counselor Application Process:

    Applications can be submitted online at the online form below.

    • January 25-April 21, 2018: Counselor Applications Accepted
    • April 21, 2018: Acceptance Letters and Contracts Sent by Email
    • May 1, 2018: Contracts Due

    Individuals interested in serving as a counselor should submit this application no later than April 21. If you have any questions, please contact Jordan Graham, Director of the Summer Scholars Program. 

  • Summer Scholarship Instructor Application

    In conjunction with the Emory & Henry College Neff Education Department, the Summer Scholars Institute and Leadership Program is seeking instructors to fill Morning Instructor, Afternoon Instructor, and/or Evening Instructor Positions. An instructor may choose to work either morning, afternoon, both morning and afternoon, and/or evenings. Pay is commensurate according to the schedule.

    Instructor Application


    Dates:       June 17-22, 2018   

    Salary:      Morning Class   $250

                      Afternoon Class  $250

                      Evening Class     $50 per evening

    In conjunction with the Emory & Henry College Neff Education Department, the Summer Scholars Institute and Leadership Program is seeking instructors to fill Morning Instructor, Afternoon Instructor, and/or Evening Instructor Positions. An instructor may choose to work either morning, afternoon, both morning and afternoon, and/or evenings. Pay is commensurate according to the schedule. 

    Morning classes are held from 9-11 am, Monday-Thursday.

    Afternoon classes are held from 12:15-2:15 pm, Monday -Thursday

    Evening classes are held from 6:30-7:30 pm on 3 evenings.

    Parent Presentation is held on Friday, June 23, from 12:30-2 pm.

    Classes follow an abbreviated schedule on Friday, June 22.

    Instructors have the responsibility for planning and implementing the curriculum as well as sharing their experiences, techniques, and strategies used by them as a teacher of the gifted or academically curious student.

    Responsibilities of Instructors include the following:

    1. Have a passion for connecting with young learners and growing in your own expertise.
    2. Develop a curriculum which is appropriately designed to challenge various levels of gifted learners. Submit course summary and requested instructional materials to Director.
    3. Teach classes as scheduled for the morning, afternoon, morning and afternoon, and/or evening as contracted. Instructors report to their classrooms no later than 30 minutes before class is scheduled to begin.
    4. Attend Instructor Orientation on either June 6 or June 7, 2018. Time and place TBD.
    5. Collaborate professionally with Summer Scholars students, staff, and counselors.
    6. Assist students in preparing for Parent Presentation scheduled for Friday afternoon.
    7. Complete a survey at the conclusion of the program.

     Instructor Application Process:

    Applications can be submitted online.

    • January 25-April 21, 2018: Instructor Applications Accepted
    • April 21, 2018: Acceptance Letters and Contracts Sent by Email
    • May 1, 2018: Contracts Due 

Questions and comments?

Submit the contact form below to contact Jordan Graham, Summer Scholars Program Director, jkgraham@ehc.edu.

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