SummerEdge Experience

Limitless Possibilities

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Make This Summer Memorable

​SummerEdge is an extension of the magic that happens throughout the school year at McLean School. Maybe it’s a particular project or person, an inspiring activity or intellectual breakthrough, or a feeling, or all of the above — for so many reasons, the SummerEdge experience is like no other. This is the kind of program that campers come back to again and again — to learn and grow in a setting that fosters self-discovery, creativity, connection and confidence. One summer, a lifetime of memories!

It is fulfilling to know that a camper had a great and enjoyable summer while being able to go into the next school year feeling confident about themselves.

Counselor

My daughter has so many opportunities to learn at SummerEdge as well as a variety of choices for her during afternoon time (like outdoor play or art).

Parent

I got a chance to learn how much fun chemistry and biology can really be! I had so much fun and can’t wait to go back next summer.

Camper

It is fulfilling to know that a camper had a great and enjoyable summer while being able to go into the next school year feeling confident about themselves.

Counselor

My daughter has so many opportunities to learn at SummerEdge as well as a variety of choices for her during afternoon time (like outdoor play or art).

Parent

I got a chance to learn how much fun chemistry and biology can really be! I had so much fun and can’t wait to go back next summer.

Camper

5 ReasonsWhy SummerEdge

Reason #1Strong Values

In all that we do at SummerEdge, we believe in teaching the way kids learn. This abilities-driven approach is at the heart of McLean School’s program. We focus on a child’s strengths to build intellectual curiosity, resilience, and confidence.

Reason #2Encouraging Staff

​Campers are free to pursue their passions with the support of caring, charismatic, well-trained staff working hard to help create a fun and memorable summer!

Reason #3Program Variety

​An eclectic mix of educational and recreational programs means there’s something for everyone at SummerEdge! Our camps cater to a broad range of ages, interests, and learning styles.

Reason #4Learning Environment

This is not your traditional summer school! Campers are able to get an edge by learning academic and creative skills to foster personal growth in a way that’s fun, not forced. Our small group environment promotes camaraderie, focus, connection, and creativity. SummerEdge prevents the summer learning slide.

Reason #5Camper Support

​By creating a supportive and nurturing environment for a broad range of ages, strengths, and learning challenges. Everyone at SummerEdge is able to feel successful in a variety of settings. It’s a “come as you are” approach that serves our campers well.