Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah offers a variety of summer academic and athletic youth camps for elementary, middle school and high school students.

Aviation summer camp is open to students entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year in high school.

What To Expect

Attending camp is a great way to get a feel for college and find out if an aviation career might be right for you. Campers stay in the Westminster Residence Halls, enjoy meals on campus, and participate in a wide variety of aviation and outdoor-themed activities, including:

  • Two flight lessons conducted by Westminster Certified Fight Instructors in Westminster-owned airplanes.
  • Simulation lessons in our Frasca 142 flight training device.
  • Career evaluation and exploration exercises to help students determine a more focused area of interest.
  • Tours, activities, and additional interactions with current Westminster Aviation students.

College Credit!

  • Students who have completed their sophomore year of high school (minimum) earn two (2) college credits. These lower-division, elective credits are transferable to other colleges. Value: $2662


$799—covers housing, meals, flights, and activity fees.

Students may want to bring spending money for incidentals throughout the week (vending machines, after hours snacks, etc).

The AWE+SUM Camp is a 4 day residential camp for girls who are entering the 8th grade the following fall. Girls stay in a residence hall at Westminster with numerous chaperones at night, and they are well-chaperoned during the day as well. The camp gives girls a chance to experience a college campus, with lots of fun activities: science + math hands-on workshops (see the following samples of past workshops below), mixed up with swimming and other on-campus activities, plus a chance to hike in the nearby canyons. Not only do girls see that college is exciting and fun, but also we hope they will learn about many interesting career options in science-related fields.

Pictures from 2016 AWE+SUM Camp

A Sampling of Workshops

  • Design an App: Learn how to program your very own phone app.
  • To Wash or Not to Wash: Extract penicillin from yucky mold and use it to kill nasty bacteria.
  • Stream Team Critters: Find out about the creatures living in our streams and how to keep the streams healthy.
  • Wind Chimes: Choose your own musical chord and build wind chimes for that chord.
  • Code Masters: Encode secret messages to send your friends: coding and breaking codes.
  • Kaleidoscope: Build your own kaleidoscope and learn some geometry in the process.

Lodging & Facilities

All AWE+SUM camp participants will be housed on campus in Behnken Residence Hall. After acceptance, girls will have an opportunity to express roommate preferences.

During the camper's stay, her hall is staffed 24 hours with female Westminster College student camp counselors for safety.

Behnken Hall is located on the South side of Westminster's campus. All students will have access to Westminster's Dolores Doré Eccles Health, Wellness and Athletic Center with pool, gym, rock wall and other exciting activities. Students also will have access to the outdoor volleyball court, soccer field and plenty of green grass for frisbee!


Additional Donors

Additional Private Donors

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  • STEM Action Center Utah
  • Utah NASA Space Grant Consortium
  • AAUW

We are grateful to our generous donors who make it possible to offer this program at such an affordable price. Thank you!

Come be a scientist with us for a week! Camp Great Salt Lake is an exciting learning adventure for High School Students. You will receive 2 college credits for free for coming to camp and participating (rising juniors and seniors)! Cost: $25-300 depending on your situation

Details for Teachers

We also believe that teachers should come and learn how to use GSL in their classrooms. Learn with the students and get some great ideas for activities and subsequent support from GSLI.

  • Same times and places as the students
  • We pay you!
  • for interest and questions call or e-mail Jaimi Butler (jbutler@westminstercollege.edu, 801-832-2308)

Girls attending the Sports & Recreation camp will have the opportunity to participate in a multitude of sports and recreational activities. The goal of the camp is to introduce girls to as many sports and recreational opportunities as possible. Girls will have an opportunity to try new sports and recreational activities and learn new skills or practice skills in sports that they may be familiar with.

Possible sports and recreational activities that potentially will be offered are volleyball, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, golf, rock climbing, aquatic activities, fitness fun, hip hop, yoga, pickle ball, track & field, and Shotokan karate.

The optional afternoon session will not be programmed as much as the morning session and will include movie time, arts and crafts, as well as some additional pool time, rock climbing, yoga, etc. Lunch is NOT included in the full day camp so campers staying the full day MUST bring their lunch.

Questions: Email or Call Traci at 801.832.2862

Money 101 is for youth ages 13-17. Come learn the basics of money management, how credit is established and maintained, and the basics of investing. Camp will be held in the Westminster Center for Financial Analysis that simulates a trading floor for securities. Participants will create a stock portfolio that can be tracked all summer long. Also the camp will cover many of the requirements for the scouting Personal Management merit badge.

The camp is run by Jon McKenzie the Director for the Westminster Center for Financial Analysis and a licensed practicing financial advisor. His real world examples and hands on experiences will leave the youth excited to properly and effectively manage their money now and in the future.

For further information, contact Jon McKenzie (camp director) at 801.832.2878 or by email at jmckenzie@westminstercollege.edu.

Each summer, Westminster College's Athletics Department offers a variety of challenging and fun sports camps for youth.

Visit the Summer Sports Camps page for more information.

A Music Camp for Talented High School Singers and Pianists

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Florence J. Gillmor Foundation, 25 high school-age singers and 10 pianists will receive a full scholarship for a week-long immersion in the art of singing and piano performance. The scholarship covers all tuition, fees, food (lunch and snacks provided every day), water bottles, and the camp t-shirt. Activities include private lessons and coachings, master classes, workshops, daily yoga and acting classes, rehearsals, optional evening activities, and a final showcase recital.

Students will have the option to stay overnight on campus during the camp for a fee of $275, which covers room and board. Residential students will have a camp counselor assigned to them 24/7 during the camp. If you are interested in the residential camp option, please make note of that on your application.

Also, rising high school juniors and seniors who participate in all lessons, classes and activities of SummerSong will receive a Westminster College transcript for 2 college elective music credits, transferable to any college or university.


In order to be eligible to apply for Westminster SummerSong, you must

  • Be a singer or pianist 15–18 years old
  • Be interested in music study in college
  • Demonstrate talent, musicianship and creativity
  • Be willing to work hard, learn and collaborate with colleagues
  • Love to sing, play and perform
Camp Faculty
  • Prof. Michael Chipman, Camp Director and Voice (baritone)
  • Dr. Kimi Kawashima, Associate Camp Director and Piano Faculty
  • Dr. Chris Quinn, SummerSong Chorus, Director of Music at Westminster
  • Dr. Karlyn Bond, Piano Faculty
  • Jared Larkin, Acting
  • Aubrey Adams-McMillan, Voice (mezzo-soprano)
  • Isaac Hurtado, Voice (tenor)
  • Cheryl Hart, Voice (soprano)
  • Shana Osterloh, Voice (soprano)
  • Emily Willams, Vocal Coach
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to be a Salt Lake City resident to apply?

No, but if you do the residential option, you will pay a $275 fee, which covers room and board, and you will be responsible for airfare and transportation to Westminster College before and after the camp.

On my MP3 or YouTube video, do I need to submit whole songs or just a few bars?

We would like to hear the song in its entirety.

If I am accepted, will I need to learn any music before the camp?

Yes, once accepted you will be sent a few selections of music to memorize before you arrive at camp.

Do I get to choose my voice teacher?

No, everyone at the camp will have a chance to work with all of Westminster's voice, choral and acting faculty. If you have a specific teacher request, please email Prof. Michael Chipman with that request.

What do I need to bring with me to the camp every day?

Just a water bottle, a good attitude and be ready to work hard and have fun.

Do I need to bring extra money with me to the camp?

No, all expenses are covered by the camp scholarship.

For more information, call Dr. Kimi Kawashima at 801.832.2379 or contact Professor Michael Chipman at mchipman@westminstercollege.edu.