Opportunities for the College Community

Amherst Field Hockey Academy

Summer Programs in the past has been able to arrange a limited number of scholarships (a $50 reduction) for daughters of employees to attend one of the sessions of the Amherst Field HockeyAcademy.  Please call Carol Knerr at 413/542-8376 for more information.

Great Books Summer Reading Program

Past summers there have been special savings for Amherst employees on Great Books Summer Program!
Save $200 on One-week and $400 on Two-week Sessions.

The Great Books Summer Program brings together outstanding students with distinguished faculty, including Professor Ilan Stavans, to explore the challenging questions of classic literature, both ancient and contemporary. In addition to Socratic-style seminars, there are electives in writing, art, music and theater. For more information, visit: www.GreatBooksSummer.com.

iD Tech Camps

Save $75 on iD Tech Camps held at Amherst College

Encourage the awesome in your child! At iD Tech Camps, students ages 7-17 can learn to code, design video games, mod Minecraft, engineer robots, model 3D characters, build websites, print 3D models, and more. Campers meet new friends, learn awesome STEM skills, and gain self-confidence. Join us as we inspire the makers of tomorrow.

In past summers, Amherst faculty and staff saved $75 by registering and paying in full by April 30th with  a special code.  Please note, to receive the special savings, you need to register using your college email address. Registration occurred at www.idtech.com!

Nike Adult & Junior Tennis

Past summers there have been a limited number of adult and junior scholarships for the Amherst NIKE Tennis Camps. These scholarships provide daily tennis instruction but do not provide lunch.  All employees of the College are eligible, as well as immediate family members (one scholarship per employee).   With the scholarship, adults  will pay $200 for one three-day session and youth attendees will pay $250 for a five day session.

Adult scholarships are available for three-day sessions.  Youth scholarships are for one week (Sunday - Friday).  Scholarships are not necessarily available for all weeks. (Junior Camp is especially limited in openings.)  Lunch is purchased separately.

To apply for a scholarship please mail or email your request with your name, address, phone number, date of birth, and email address to Matt Kurlander, US Sports Camps (MKurlander@ussportscamps.com).  

For junior scholarships also include the child's name, age, and relationship to you. Please also indicate in order of preference at least three choices of dates. The camp directors assign slots based on their registration numbers when they arrive on campus, therefore scholarships will not be confirmed until the week before each program begins in June. We have historically been able to accommodate most requests but please be aware that this is totally dependent on the number of applications received.

Nike Girls Softball

Summer Programs in the past has been able to arrange a limited number of scholarships (a $50 reduction) for daughters of employees to attend the Nike Girls Softball Camp.  Please contact Mike deSurville at MdeSurville@ussportscamps.com for more information.

US Performing Arts 

This residential acting and music theater program offered a 10% discount for children of Amherst College employees in 2016. For more information contact Charles Dougherty at charlesdougherty@mac.com.


Schedules are subject to change. Information updated 6/15/15 by Irene Berwick.

Send e-mail to sumprogs@amherst.edu.