Summer Camps at RWU

Engaging Summer Camps

For Motivated Elementary, Middle, and High School Students

Experience life on RWU's beautiful Bristol campus or engage in remote learning with our dynamic, hands-on summer programs. Earn college credit, build connections, and develop skills to support strong college applications while exploring your passions. Discover which program is right for you!

Bristol campus in the summer

RWU Rhode Trip 2024: College Application Bootcamp

This 10-day immersive college experience will introduce students from Greece to a traditional American college campus and provide hands-on college application workshops lead by RWU’s expert team of admissions counselors.

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High School Summer Academy in Architecture

Rising high school Juniors and Seniors earn three college credits through a variety of Architecture studio, seminar, field work and extracurricular activities. Students understand Architecture as a possible area of college study, and as a career.

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Marine Biology Camp

Our Marine Biology Camp is specifically for high school-aged students, and is a one-week introduction to coastal ecosystems. In addition to our state-of-the-art facilities, campers immerse themselves in the dynamic, thriving marine environments of the Southern New England coast. Campers will learn about coastal ecosystems through exploration of food webs, productivity of the sea, plants and animals in the coastal zone as well as current events in the field of marine biology and much more.

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Mandell-Boisclair Justice Camp

This day-program is designed for middle school students who are interested in learning more about the importance of law in daily life. Your child will learn from practicing attorneys, members of the Rhode Island judiciary, and community leaders.

Registration has closed. Please email to be added to our waitlist.

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Food Science Camp

There’s a lot of science that goes into making a five star dinner.  From the health of the soil, to molecular manipulation for the perfect mouthfeel, understanding how a gastronomic masterpiece is created requires physics, chemistry, and biology mixing in perfect balance.  This overnight camp will give students in grades 10-12 hands-on experience with the equipment and techniques scientists use to understand why some foods are so delicious.

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STEAM Explorers Summer Camp (online)

This unique online program is designed for learners in grades 1-5 who are interested in expanding their familiarity with Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM). Provide your children with the opportunity to get a jump on the next academic year by enrolling them in this fun educational experience today!

STEAM Explorers is full and we no longer accepting applications

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RWU's Forensic Science Summer Camp

Calling all aspiring forensic scientists! Join us for an unforgettable summer adventure at Roger Williams University's Forensic Science Summer Camp for students in grades 10-12. Embark on a journey of discovery into the fascinating world of crime-solving, and experience the thrill of investigating mysteries just like the pros.

Program FULL. To be added to the waitlist, please email

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From Summer Academy High Schooler to Master of Architecture

Elias Christo, RWU Class of 2018

Elias Christo is getting the most out of the architecture program at RWU. Once a high school participant in the Summer Academy, he is now in his final year of the 4+2 program, which will allow him to graduate with a bachelor science and master of architecture in just six years.

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