English As A Secondary Language Camp (ESL)

English as a Second Language (ESL) Full six-week participation is recommended. A minimum 3-week registration is requested. Special application form is required.

The WMA Summer ESL Session programs strive to improve the students’ English skills as defined by the American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages for the Acquisition of a Superior level of Academic English Language Proficiency. Students will be tested and placed in competency appropriate classes for their ESL Lab period. Workshops will be offered in the morning and afternoon, which will allow the students to work with other summer program participants from the United States.


June 24 – Aug. 2

WMA Summer Session follows a traditional school year schedule:

8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Workshops each week - (Descriptions above; not all workshops run every week)

  • Artbotics – A hybrid program of Robotics, Art, and Computer Science
  • CIT Leadership & Adventure Program
  • Darkroom to Lightroom – Photography
  • Fashion: Design Studio - A focus on the global understanding of fashion and its cultural and aesthetic implications.
  • F.B.I. Finance, Business, Investments
  • Ceramics

12:30 - 4:30 p.m.

  • ESL Lab: Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening

Day students leave campus after Outdoor Activities concludes at 4:30 p.m.

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Study Hall/Homework for ESL

7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Evening Activity or field trip. Some of these field trips take place on the weekends.

Evening and weekend activities 2019

  • Basketball/soccer and open gym; includes indoor swimming pool
  • Firepot campfire, s’mores, songs and friendship
  • Shaker night of Bowling
  • Outdoor Concerts at Fountain Park
  • Weekly Yoga instruction
  • Dinner in area restaurants – Formosa Amherst (Taiwanese), Crepes Tea Room (Russian), Leone’s (Italian)
  • Ice cream at Westview Farm, Rice’s, Mountainview, Jake’s, Cindy’s
  • Pizza nights at Gio’s, Pafumi’s or Leone’s
  • Quabbin Reservoir – Picnic, history and games
  • Monson Summerfest – Small town street fair celebrating America’s Independence Day
  • East Longmeadow July 4th Fireworks
  • All-American Independence day barbecue at a private home
  • Puffer’s Pond, Amherst – Swimming, fishing, barbecue
  • Sonny’s Place – Amusement Park
  • Lusitano Park – Western Mass Pioneers soccer game
  • Look Park – Full day. Barbecue picnic, pedal boats, mini-golf, train/zoo, walking, field for games
  • Museums – Dr. Suess, Springfield History, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Mass MoCA
  • Majestic Theater – Youth Theatre
  • Boston Trip includes stops at MIT and Harvard, New England Aquarium and Faneuil Hall Marketplace
  • 5-College area walking tour of art museums and campuses of Smith, Amherst, UMass, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke
  • Fenway Mini-Golf
  • Eastfield Movie Theatre (rainy day activity)
  • Pot luck dinner – trips to 5 Star Asian Grocery, Victory Market and the Big Y featuring ‘foods from home’
  • Hikes – Rice Preserve, Ludlow Reservoir, Peaked Mountain,
  • Boating and Tubing on the Connecticut River

Cancelation of certain evening/weekend field trips and activities and substitution of an alternate activity might occur due to weather conditions as determined by the Summer Programs Director for the safety and well being of the campers.

Fee: Six-week program is one, all-inclusive fee of $9,300. Includes $300 for health insurance (required).

Register here!