The Sizanani Effect

Summer Camp(us)

By Katherine Duke '05

You might think that, after Commencement and Reunion each year, the Amherst College campus empties out for the summer. You might picture the 1,000 acres lying mostly quiet and uninhabited, except by a few student interns and the occasional tour group, from June through August. You might assume that that the classroom buildings, the gyms, the performance spaces and the dining hall basically shut down. You’d be wrong. Every summer, the campus hosts more than two dozen programs for kids and adults, from Nike Tennis Camp, to the Summer Science & Humanities Programs for incoming Amherst first-years, to the Ko Festival of Performance, to a Biology Teachers’ Workshop in Genomics.

Youth Programs 2015

All youth programs held at Amherst College are owned and operated by private organizations which contract with Amherst College for the use of its facilities. This includes programs owned and operated by individuals who may work for Amherst Colleges as faculty or coaches during the school year. Amherst College is not a sponsor or partner of these programs and is not responsible for their operations.

Welcome to Summer Programs at Amherst College

King Hall and Wieland Hall Amherst College hosts a variety of sports and educational programs for children, and meetings and seminars for adults during the summer.

Most summer programs held on the Amherst College campus are privately run enterprises and are not sponsored by the College.

See lists of last summer's programs: