Western Institute for Scholarly Education

Engaging and educational summer camps for advanced students entering 3rd grade through 10th grade.

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Who Are We?

WISE Camps provides engaging and educational chemistry, physics, biology, medicine, art, finance, culinary, engineering, math and SAT prep summer camps for advanced students entering grades 3-10.  Currently all camps are held on the Newport High School campus in Bellevue Washington.

What are the camp details?

NEW DATES ANNOUNCED for 2018! WISE camps take place July 16-20 and July 23-27. There are morning (8:30-11:30) and afternoon (12:30-3:30) camps available with the option to double up & enjoy a free lunch & fun activities from 11:30-12:30! For more information, email wisecamps@gmail.com or call 425-296-9767. (All Science, Culinary, Art, SAT and Money Club camps have a $25 lab/materials fee)

Chemistry Wizards

Chemistry Wizards!

Entering grades 3-5

Would your child be interested in learning about color changing reactions and performing chemical experiments? Chemistry Wizards is a fun-filled week-long summer camp for kids who enjoy exploring the world around them! The young scientists in this class will learn about the periodic table of elements, density and do some actual chemistry experiments! This camp is taught by experienced elementary school teachers who developed the curriculum with a high school chemistry teacher who has been passionately teaching for 10 years!  Fee: $249 (cost includes a camp t-shirt!)

The Marveloous World of Math

Real Genius: The Marvelous World of Math!

Entering grades 3-4

Math will come alive for you in this camp! There will be brain teasers, art projects with math, math games and math puzzles! Come find the fun in math as you get to solve exciting problems like the angular velocity of a bicycle, the use of triangles in bridge building and even the measurement of mountains! Campers will gain advanced mathematics skills through fun exploration and discovery. We’ll use hands-on activities to allow you to go further faster in your mathematics knowledge! Strong math skills are not necessary. Fee: $249 (cost includes a camp t-shirt!)

The Balancing Act

Real Genius: The Balancing Act!

Entering grades 4-6

In this exciting camp you will take a mathematical journey through puzzles and mysteries! Campers will gain self confidence in math skills through fun explorations and discovery. We’ll unlock the mysteries surrounding the elusive solution of “x” and other mathematical adventures! Prerequisites: A love for learning mixed with drops of silliness! Fee: $249 (cost includes a camp t-shirt!)

Math: The Freaky Parts!

Real Genius: The Freaky Parts!

Entering grades 4-6

Math can seem freaky at times with all of those fractions and decimals! In this camp, we’ll practice adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing those “freaky” numbers! Get ready to be “that kid” in math class who knows how to deal with the freaky parts in math! This camp is best for those who would like to build up their confidence in preparation for middle school math! Fee: $249 (cost includes a camp t-shirt!)

The Money Club

Money Club!

Entering grades 6-9

The Money Club is the most engaging, tactile way to learn about money at a young age. Play NumisMatters, Ortus Academy’s premier live-action money game, where you’ll find out just how well you make financial decisions. Then, we’ll go through interactive lessons on topics like earning, saving, investing, debt, credit, value and money attitude! Join us for Money Club, and start your future with the confidence needed to earn big and live a successful life with money! Fee: $249 (cost includes a camp t-shirt!)

Chemistry is a Blast: REACTIONS!

Chemistry is a Blast: REACTIONS!

Entering grades 6-9

Are you interested in being a mad scientist for a week this summer?! This camp is designed to give students with an interest in science a chance to get hands-on experience with lab equipment and perform tons of chemical reactions! Campers will learn the chemistry behind fire, tie-dye, color-changing reactions and so much more!!! This is our most popular camp–it might be because you get to have your hands lit on fire on the last day if you’re feeling brave!!!
Fee: $249 (cost includes a camp t-shirt!)

Chemistry is a Blast: COMBUSTION!

Chemistry is a Blast: COMBUSTION!

Entering grades 6-9

Hello Crazy Chemists! There is plenty of fire in this camp! We will explore topics including calorimetry, chemical bonding and more crazy reactions! Get ready for acids, bases and titrations, oh my! We’ll also have fun with dry ice, tie dye and celebrate the mole! Campers love taking home their souvenir golden penny they make on day 2! Fee: $249 (cost includes a camp t-shirt!)

Chemistry is a Blast: NUCLEAR!

Chemistry is a Blast: NUCLEAR!

Entering grades 6-9

Ready for your learning to go nuclear? Let’s do this! YES, there will be explosions (don’t worry, no nuclear explosions!)! In this camp we’ll dive into organic chemistry, nuclear chemistry and nanotechnology to name a few topics! The last day will involve a contest between instructors called “So you think you can DEMO!” where YOU (the campers!) get to vote for your favorite! Fee: $249 (cost includes a camp t-shirt!)

Rapid Math!

Entering grades 6-9

What’s the big deal with high school math anyway? Are you a strong math student looking to gain an edge over your peers? Take Rapid Math and you get the chance to preview every high school math class up through basic calculus (AP Calculus will have to wait!). We will start the journey in geometry, move through trigonometry, algebra 2, pre-calculus, AP statistics basics and conclude with a touch of calculus concepts! Invest your time now and see how exciting math can be! Fee: $249(cost includes a camp t-shirt!)

Competition Math

Competition Math!

Entering grades 6-9

Compete to win! That’s what it takes to be a Math Counts champion! Come learn from the brightest minds how to succeed in relays, team tests & individuals. You may soon find yourself on your way to the stage for a trophy! Fee: $249(cost includes a camp t-shirt!)

Sailing Through the SAT: Math

Sailing Through the SAT: Math!

Entering grades 8-10

Who knew standardized tests could be fun?! In this camp we will conquer the toughest high school challenge: the SAT! The SAT covers a finite set of math topics which can be learned or relearned in just one week! Get the practice you need for every section. Practice test (scored essay included) & prep book are part of the camp fee. Fee: $249(cost includes a camp t-shirt!)

Sailing Through the SAT: English!

Sailing Through the SAT: English!

Entering grades 8-10

Who knew standardized tests could be fun?! In this camp we will conquer the toughest high school challenge: the SAT! Ready to dominate that essay portion? This camp will give you the tips, tricks and experience you need to enter that essay with confidence! You will even have the opportunity to have a practice essay scored by an experienced English teacher! Fee: $249(cost includes a camp t-shirt!)

Crime Scene Sleuths!

Entering grades 7-10

Ever wondered how crime scene investigators use their science skills to solve mysteries? Come learn about some of their best crime solving tricks including how they collect and analyze fingerprints, carpet fibers, and DNA, and much, much more. Then, use your new found skills to crack a case of your own. Just like C.S.I.!!This course introduces campers to a mix of the biology, physics, chemistry, and math used by real forensic scientists. Fee: $249(cost includes a camp t-shirt!)

Marvelous Medicine

Marvelous Medicine

Entering grades 3-5

If you’re interested in medicine and how your body works, then this camp is for you! You will learn how to use the language and tools of real doctors as we explore the major organ systems of the body! You’ll even get the chance to dissect a cow eyeball.  Get ready to ask lots of questions about your own body: no question is too gross for medicine! Fee: $249(cost includes a camp t-shirt!)

Pre-Med Biology!

Pre-Med Biology!

Entering grades 6-9

Dreaming of becoming a doctor? Or are you a big fan of biology? In this camp you will learn how to use the language and tools of real doctors as we explore diseases of the major organ systems of the body. After learning how cells work, you will learn the causes of diseases, as well as how to treat them. All campers will have the option of dissecting a fresh cow heart and lung. Fee: $249(cost includes a camp t-shirt!)

Fun with Physics

Fun with Physics!

Entering grades 6-9

What do the words bounce, shove, explode, attract, and illuminate have in common? Physics, of course! In this camp, students will take a tour of common themes present in the study of physics. No background in physics needed to have a ton of fun in this new camp! Fee:$249(cost includes a camp t-shirt!)

Exuberant Engineering

Exuberant Engineering!

Entering grades 3-5

Are you ready to put your knowledge and creativity to use? How can you pick up a cup without touching it? Who can make a boat which holds the most weight? Finding unique solutions to problems and putting them to the test is the exciting and fun focus of Exuberant Engineering! Don’t miss out on your unique chance to showcase your individual talents and problem-solving skills to the world! Fee: $249(cost includes a camp t-shirt!)

Model UN!

Model UN!

Entering grades 6-10

Looking to debate pressing and current international topics this summer? Model United Nations will give you a chance to take on some of the world’s most important issues, while also improving your debate and leadership skills! Fee: $249(cost includes a camp t-shirt!)

Oceans of Fun: Sharks, Squid, Fish!

Oceans of Fun: The Kelp Forest!

Entering grades 3-5

The Kelp Forest will come to life as you explore the animals that inhabit our amazing seas! Each day we will focus on a different group of animals including sharks, seals, sealions, cephalopods (squid and octopus), fish, and crustaceans (Crabs, Lobster, and Shrimp). Every camper will get the option to do a squid dissection! Fee: $249 (cost includes a camp t-shirt!)

Oceans of Fun: Whales, Turtles, Dolphin!

Oceans of Fun: Coral Reef!

Entering grades 3-5

The Coral Reef will come to life as we explore the tropical seas! Each day we will focus on a different group of animals including sponges, corals, rays, eels, turtles, sea stars, urchins, whales, and dolphins. Every student will have the option to do an echinoderm dissection! Fee: $249 (cost includes a camp t-shirt!)

Art with Heart!

Art with Heart!

Entering grades 3-5

Learn to express the world around you. If you love to paint, draw, craft, or create, then this is the camp for you! We will explore artists and techniques and make a handful of cool projects for you to take home and share with your friends and family. We will play with different kinds of paint, drawing techniques, collage, and portraits. No prior experience is necessary for you to enjoy yourself in this class! Fee: $249 (cost includes a camp t-shirt!)

Critical Creations

Critical Creations!

Entering grades 6-9

Learn to express the world around you. If you love to paint, draw, craft, or create, then this is the camp for you! We will explore artists and techniques and make a handful of cool projects for you to take home and share with your friends and family. We will play with different kinds of paint, drawing techniques, collage, and portraits. No prior experience is necessary for you to enjoy yourself in this class! Fee: $249 (cost includes a camp t-shirt!)

Top Chef

Top Chef: Baking & Pastry!

Entering grades 6-9

In this fun camp, young chefs will explore the world of baking and pastry. The instructor will introduce campers to the fundamentals of baking—from reading and following recipes to the importance of kitchen safety. Young chefs will enjoy working alongside classmates as we practice making from-scratch versions of favorites such scones, muffins, pies, tarts, pizza, cinnamon rolls, ice cream and cake. We’ll build on skills throughout the week and finish with a two-day celebration! Fee: $249 (cost includes a camp t-shirt!)

Culinary Academy

Cooking 101!

Entering grades 6-9

In this exciting camp, young chefs will practice essential kitchen skills and the fundamentals of cooking! Great cooking isn’t about recipes—it’s about techniques. In our classes, you’ll work together with other students in a fun, collaborative, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors in a commercial kitchen. Mastering the techniques of everything from sautéing to making pizza and pasta from scratch. We’ll get hands-on and cover all the basics such as rules for handling knives, knife skills, how to read and follow recipes, measuring, mixing, and the importance of kitchen safety. Yes, of COURSE you get to eat your masterpieces! Fee: $249 (cost includes a camp t-shirt!)

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Testimonials

We were extremely satisfied with science camp! It was so exciting for my son to share with us each and every night what he had learned during the day. This camp not only was the best value compared to other camps we did this summer it was his favorite, the most enjoyable and he has become excited about science! He is already looking forward to next year!

My son really enjoyed the camp-every day after camp we talked about what he did and he seemed very enthusiastic about the demonstrations and the items that were taught. I’m glad you presented the information in a way that was fun and exciting!

Thank you so much for a great week at camp! My daughter enjoyed it very much and was actually excited for school to start! Having a grandpa as a scientist, it’s not like she hasn’t had an opportunity to foster a love of science and exploring, but it wasn’t until camp that she showed any interest. Thank you!