Summer Programs

Surrounded by lakes and mountains in a safe and family-friendly community, Colby-Sawyer is the perfect choice for recreational and educational summer programs. The picturesque campus with its versatile indoor and outdoor spaces is an engaging setting for young campers and scholars to explore, have fun, make friends and build lasting memories. A variety of lodging options, 24-hour-a-day campus safety staff, award-winning cuisine, complimentary Wi-Fi, audiovisual equipment and support, and competitive pricing make it easy to host small and large groups for the day or an extended stay.

For more information about summer camps at Colby-Sawyer call Event Services at 603.526.3720.

Clay Unearthed
A Ceramic Workshop with Professor Jon Keenan

Five-day workshop series
Weekends, July 13 & 14, July 20 & 21 and July 27, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Center for Art + Design, Deborah L. Coffin ’76 Family Ceramics Studio
All ages
$475 per person

Join Professor of Fine & Performing Arts Jon Keenan for a special opportunity to create and explore the world of ceramics. During this five-day workshop series, students of all ages and experience levels will explore wheel throwing and hand building techniques; glazing and firing as they discover contemporary and ancient approaches, develop new skills and refine the final form of their work.

Online Registration  | Course Overview  |  Release Form

Crime Scene Investigations
Discovering the Techniques to Unlocking Mystery

July 15-19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Ivey 102
6-9th graders
$450 per child

Understand the link between law enforcement and forensic science by becoming a crime scene investigator for a week. Guided by experienced elementary and middle school educators, students learn how to process a crime scene, gather evidence and analyze data through fingerprints, fibers, hair, dental impressions, tool marks, blood splatter and much more.

Online Registration  | Course Overview  |  Release Form

Creative Arts at Colby-Sawyer
Unleash, Discover, Expand, Explore and Spark Your Creativity!

July 15-19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Lethbridge Lodge
6-9th graders
$450 per child

Enjoy creative expression with fellow writers, artists and those inspired by music, drama and movement. Designed and implemented by innovative and engaging arts educator Jacquie Serebrani-Kesner, this fun-filled course encourages collaboration, exploration and self-expression.

Online Registration  | Course Overview  |  Release Form

Diving into the Underwater World
Exploring, Understanding and Problem-solving Issues Impacting Global Water Resources

July 22-26, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Field activities depart campus at 8:30am), Ivey 102
6-9th graders
$450 per child

Designed and led by Professor of Natural & Environmental Sciences Nick Baer, students will engage in the process of discovery, the wonders of the natural world, and the challenges ecosystems face as the population grows and increases demands on resources.

Online Registration  | Course Overview  |  Release Form

Lego® and Robotics STEM Camp

July 29 - August 2
Curtis L. Ivey Science Center

LEtGO Your Mind programs offer a safe, educationally enriching STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) experience for children 4-13 using Lego® bricks, motors and gears to engineer structures, robots, simple machines, motorized cars and stop motion animation.

For more information or registration, visit or contact Jim Harvey at or 603.731.8047.