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Summer Programs

Summer at Walker's

Each summer, The Ethel Walker School offers a wide range of fun summer programs on campus for girls and boys of all ages and levels of interest.

Watch this page as we build our 2022 offerings. Please note that due to developments related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), summer events may be canceled. Our camps are under consistent review based on the COVID-19 situation and all state, federal, and CDC recommendations. We will attempt to contact all registered participants prior to the event should plans change.

For more information about summer programs at Walker’s, contact Beth McWilliams at bmcwilliams@ethelwalker.org or 860-408-4241.

Athletics

Walker’s Field Hockey Clinic

June 20-24, 2022 | 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

For girls entering 4th-9th grades

Come join us as we learn and build on the game of field hockey. Over the course of the five-day session, participants will learn game fundamentals, stick handling, ball control and passing and shooting skills. Whether this is your first time picking up a stick or you’re a return player, you will come away with many valuable new skills to bring back to your team. Our staff have played field hockey at the Intercollegiate Division I, II, and III levels as well as the international level. They are skilled, fun, and energetic to work with.

Field Hockey Clinic 2021

Arts

August 15-19, 2022 | 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Ages 8-12

Open the curtain, hit the lights – it’s showtime! In the morning session, Walker’s Director of Theater and two advanced senior acting students will guide participants through a series of improvisational exercises, beginning acting techniques, scene-writing, prop-making, and more! Learn to listen and respond instinctively to your scene partners, step out of your comfort zone during energizing theater games, and learn to problem-solve and take risks.

Required Forms

The below forms must be completed and returned to The Ethel Walker School c/o Shannen Hofheimer (shofheimer@ethelwalker.org), 230 Bushy Hill Road, Simsbury CT 06070. The Health Exam Form must be completed within 12 months of the clinic.

August 15-19, 2022 | 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Ages 13-18

Take your place at center stage! In the afternoon session, Walker’s Director of Theater and two advanced senior acting students will guide participants through a series of improvisational exercises, acting techniques rooted in the Meisner and Stanislavski methods, 10-minute playwriting, prop-making to inform character, and more! Learn to listen and respond instinctively to your scene partners, step out of your comfort zone during energizing theater games, make deliberate and interesting choices through monologues, and learn to problem-solve and take risks.

Required Forms

The below forms must be completed and returned to The Ethel Walker School c/o Shannen Hofheimer (shofheimer@ethelwalker.org), 230 Bushy Hill Road, Simsbury CT 06070. The Health Exam Form must be completed within 12 months of the clinic.

Equestrian

Walker’s Summer Riding Experience

The Ethel Walker School’s Summer Riding Experience is an extension of the School’s renowned equestrian program. The camp consists of daily riding sessions complemented with activities that include horse care, working with farriers and veterinarians, equine science, and general equestrian knowledge.

Horizons at The Ethel Walker School

Horizons at The Ethel Walker School is the nation’s first all-girls Horizons program, serving under-served students in Pre-K through 7th grade who attend Hartford public schools. Horizons creates the conditions, connections, and community that enable every girl who attends to gain the skills, confidence, and motivation to overcome the opportunity gap and realize her potential.

We’re in this for the long term. When a girl enters the program in Pre-K, we make a ten-year commitment to prepare her to enter high school with the skills, knowledge, and determination she’ll need to graduate. Horizons at The Ethel Walker School builds brighter futures for girls from under-served families by creating year-round academic, artistic, and athletic opportunities, nurturing potential, and inspiring individual dreams in a safe and supportive community.

  • Provides a six-week, full-day educational enrichment summer session for Hartford public school students with a range of academic abilities
  • Blends exceptional academics with cultural enrichment, social-emotional learning, and swimming instruction
  • Reflects the culture, values and educational standards of The Ethel Walker School

Save the Date!

Horizons at The Ethel Walker School 7th Annual Night of Comedy and Community
Saturday, May 14, 2022
6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Horizons at The Ethel Walker School