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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.

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 19-23, 2023 | 5:00-8:00 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 are a returning 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

Wildcat Field Hockey Camp

August 9-12, 2023
Day (9:00 a.m.-7:45 p.m.) and Residential Options Available

For girls entering 7th-12th grades

The Wildcat Field Hockey Camp is designed to develop field hockey athletes by teaching innovative stick work skills, shooting techniques, defensive strategies, and team tactics. Our priority is to establish the best base for each athlete to enhance their field hockey game.

Field Hockey

Equestrian

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.

Additional Camps at Walker's

USSC Swim Camp

June 25-30 & July 2-7, 2023


Kahlil Dukes elite basketball camp

June 26-30, 2023


Star Goalkeeper Academy

July 16-19 & 23-26, 2023

nike girls basketball camp

July 30-August 3, 2023


WEHA Mannheim field hockey clinic

July 31-August 4, 2023


CAMP LIVEGIRL

August 7-18, 2023

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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 8th 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 10-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
Horizons at The Ethel Walker School