Online Summer Programs

Our Summer Programs are designed to provide middle school girls (current 5th through 8th graders) with the opportunity to experience the Porter's academic, artistic, and athletic curriculum. Girls will also experience the Porter's community virtually while learning lifelong leadership skills from the leader in girls' education. Girls thrive in our supportive and collaborative environment where curiosity and confidence are encouraged, and they complete their programs with greater understanding of all they can accomplish as informed, bold, resourceful and ethical global citizens.

Summer Programs Requirements

Programs fill on a first-come first-serve basis. International students are required to submit a TOEFL score and schedule a Skype interview with Lauren Bahre prior to registering for all programs other than Global Language and Leadership Institute (GLLI). For GLLI, only a Skype interview is required.
 

Payment must be made to reserve a space at the time of registration in a program through check or credit card. All payments made after June 15 are non-refundable. Limited scholarships are available. Please apply here.


For more information, please contact Lauren Bahre '09, Director of Summer Programs, at

lbahre@missporters.org or 860-409-3679. 

Programs

Global Language and Leadership Institute (GLLI)

Sunday, July 12 - Saturday, August 1

Porter's invites international middle school girls to participate in a virtual three-week English language immersion program. The Global Language and Leadership Institute (GLLI) prepares girls for the demands of a rigorous American preparatory school education by providing instruction on culture and communication, academic norms, leadership training, and the application process. The program includes an intensive course focused on language learning and preparation for success in an independent school environment. Girls have the opportunity to grow in their skills while also interacting with Porter’s faculty and students. This program will accommodate for different time zones so that campers from around the world can participate fully.

Cost: $2,000

Camp-wide activities (offered at lunchtime and in the afternoon following the PM session)

- Camp-wide lunch table - an opportunity for campers to gather during lunch, counselors to be on duty

- Camp-wide Q&A opportunities with counselors and faculty 

- Camp-wide Yoga and Zumba offerings

- Camp-wide Talent show

Speak Up: Storytelling & Podcasting

Sunday, July 12 - Saturday, July 18

During Porter’s Storytelling, and Podcasting Summer Program, girls will develop their writing abilities, improve their communications skills, challenge themselves, and gain confidence in their writing and voice. The program will be directed by Matthew Dicks, an internationally bestselling author and 23-time “Moth” StorySLAM champion and four-time GrandSLAM champion whose stories have been featured on their nationally syndicated “Moth Radio Hour” and their weekly podcast. Matthew has experience with online workshops and distance learning, and he is prepared to run a valuable summer program.

Cost: $500

Camp-wide activities (offered at lunchtime and in the afternoon following the PM session)

- Camp-wide lunch table - an opportunity for campers to gather during lunch, counselors to be on duty

- Camp-wide Q&A opportunities with counselors and faculty 

- Camp-wide Yoga and Zumba offerings

- Camp-wide Talent show

Online Leadership Institute

Sunday, July 12 - Saturday, July 18

Sunday, July 19 - Saturday, July 25

Sunday, July 26 - Saturday, August 1

Based on Porter’s social-emotional learning curriculum, the Porter’s Online Leadership Institute gives young girls the tools to strengthen mind, body, and soul, to flourish, and to lead. Middle school girls will participate in seminars, workshops, and virtual field trips as they grow in their abilities to become self-aware, empathetic, and globally competent. Campers will encounter exciting challenges and problem-solving activities to facilitate discovery of personal leadership styles and further development of leadership skills.

Cost: $500 per week

Camp-wide activities (offered at lunchtime and in the afternoon following the PM session)

- Camp-wide lunch table - an opportunity for campers to gather during lunch, counselors to be on duty

- Camp-wide Q&A opportunities with counselors and faculty 

- Camp-wide Yoga and Zumba offerings

- Camp-wide Talent show

Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

Sunday, July 19 - Saturday, July 25

Porter's Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (T.I.E.) virtual summer program allows students to study and work in the interconnected fields of programming, digital literacy, global business, digital innovation, design, entrepreneurship, science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Coursework in T.I.E. prepares students to lead successful, productive lives in a technologically-driven society and economy. Students who participate in this program will learn about and become social entrepreneurs, utilizing technology to address social issues and provide solutions to complex problems that make a positive contribution to the world.

Cost: $500

Camp-wide activities (offered at lunchtime and in the afternoon following the PM session)

- Camp-wide lunch table - an opportunity for campers to gather during lunch, counselors to be on duty

- Camp-wide Q&A opportunities with counselors and faculty 

- Camp-wide Yoga and Zumba offerings

- Camp-wide Talent show

Institute for Global Education

Sunday, July 19 - Saturday, July 25

Porter’s Institute for Global Education is a path through which students begin to define their own learning opportunities by applying an interdisciplinary approach to exploring the institutions, processes, and diverse communities that shape our world, while addressing complex contemporary global issues. Students develop cross-cultural knowledge and communication skills as well as the ability to think critically about global change with a deeper understanding of the interconnected and interdependent nature of our world. Campers will learn about and address real-world issues (through virtual field trips, activities, speakers, and their own research), that are relevant to them as they explore how to become global change-makers.

Cost: $500

Camp-wide activities (offered at lunchtime and in the afternoon following the PM session)

- Camp-wide lunch table - an opportunity for campers to gather during lunch, counselors to be on duty

- Camp-wide Q&A opportunities with counselors and faculty 

- Camp-wide Yoga and Zumba offerings

- Camp-wide Talent show

The Science Research Institute

Sunday, July 26 - Saturday, August 1

Join The Science Research Institute for a hands-on learning experience in your backyard! This Porter's institute is an innovative program with exciting and interactive activities in science research, data collection, technology, design, and art. Campers will develop science literacy, creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking skills while enjoying informative and fun virtual field trips. Each camper will complete a cumulative project to share during the closing ceremony of the program that can also be discussed in future school applications.

Cost: $500

Camp-wide activities (offered at lunchtime and in the afternoon following the PM session)

- Camp-wide lunch table - an opportunity for campers to gather during lunch, counselors to be on duty

- Camp-wide Q&A opportunities with counselors and faculty 

- Camp-wide Yoga and Zumba offerings

- Camp-wide Talent show

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