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February 16, 2012

Summer Camps and Programs Offered at Wheaton

CSA Summer Camp

Wheaton College invites the community to take part in the following summer camps and programs.

Athletic Camps

Wheaton College athletic camps provide excellent instruction in basketball, football, soccer, tennis and wrestling within the context of Christian character development and sportsmanship.

Basketball Camp, June 18-22 or June 25-29
Coached by an outstanding team of collegiate and high school coaches and led by Wheaton College’s Men's Head Coach Mike Schauer, the Wheaton College Basketball Camp returns for its 46th season. Camp options include day camps for 1st–9th grade girls and boys and a one-week residential camp for 6th–9th grade boys.

Football Camp, June 22
The Wheaton College Line Camp provides excellent instruction in the fundamentals of offensive and defensive line play. Campers will also have the opportunity to be physically tested in several areas in order to help evaluate physical potential and set realistic goals. Head Football Coach Mike Swider, Assistant Coach Jeffrey Peltz and Kansas City Chiefs Outside Linebacker Andy Studebaker will coach this one-day camp designed for 10th-12th grade boys.

Soccer Camps, June 25 – 29
Two soccer camp opportunities are offered during the last week of June: a week-long day camp for grades 3-8 boys and girls, and a Wheaton College Elite Soccer Academy overnight camp designed for high-school aged boys interested in maximizing their soccer abilities over an intense two-day period. Both camps are patterned after Wheaton College’s own men’s soccer program and seek to help students maximize their soccer abilities in a positive and fun environment.

Tennis Camp, June 11 – July 27
The Wheaton College Tennis Camp provides instructions for players of all skill levels for this lifetime sport. Camps are designed for girls and boys grades 2-12 and are offered in one-week sessions throughout the summer. 

Wrestling Camp, June 12-15 and July 16-20
This Wheaton College Wrestling Camp gives 1st-12th graders the chance to train with Wheaton’s head wrestling coach and two-time Olympic wrestler Jim Gruenwald. Offered two separate weeks during the summer, camp goals include teaching character and leadership skills; high-percentage; low-risk techniques; and strategies to improve core strength and proper nutrition.

Enrollment in these programs is now underway. For more sports information, please call 630.752.5079.

Summer Arts Opportunities at Community School of the Arts
The Community School of the Arts (CSA) at Wheaton College offers summer programs that feature a variety of music, art, theater and creative movement classes for students of all ages – from toddlers to adults.

Summer Arts Junior, June 11-15, July 9-13
Half-day morning camps designed for children ages 18 months through seven years offer courses in art, music and creative movement. Because the two sessions are different but complementary, students have the option to enroll both weeks.

Summer Arts Encounter, June 25-29
During this weeklong day camp, students in 2nd-12th grade can choose from a variety of art, music and theater courses including 3-D public art, calligraphy, chimes and handbells, acting, crocheting, show choir, and a special chamber group.

Mini Session, May 21-June 29
CSA also offers a 6-week session of unique classes for that meet once a week. Class offerings include Suzuki Sampler classes, Ceramics (for children or adults), Stuffed Animal Workshop, Recorder, and an Under the Sea art experience.

Registration will begin on March 1. An early bird discount applies to registrations received before April 15. Brochure and registration materials are available online at or by calling the CSA office at 630.752.5567.

HoneyRock Residential Camp, June 25-August 10
HoneyRock is an 800-acre facility on the eastern shore of Long Lake, Wisconsin, owned and operated by Wheaton College since 1951. Summer residential and wilderness expeditions provide rustic experiences for young people to make new friends, learn new activities, face personal challenges, and have fun.

Camp sessions run through the summer from June 25-August 10, and include one-and two-week sessions for 3rd – 8th graders, advance camp sessions specifically designed for transitioning 9th graders, and a four-week adventure camp for 10th-12th graders. Cost varies per camp session. For more information, call 630.752.5124, or visit

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