Empowering youth through exposure to professional careers while promoting leadership, service and academic excellence
About the Camp
The East of the River Career Exposure Camp (“the Camp”) is a summer career exploration program for rising 6th, 7th and 8th grade students.
The Camp’s purpose is to expose Ward 7 and Ward 8* students to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) careers with historically low minority participation. Students experience an interactive curriculum led by volunteer industry professionals.
Past career tracks include:
- Aviation/ Air Traffic Control
- Public Relations
The Camp also provides academic and skill development in the following areas:
- Public Speaking
- Problem Solving
- Creative Thinking
- Critical Thinking
We also have field trips to reinforce their skills and knowledge.
Goals of the Camp
The goals of the Camp are:
(1) to develop and strengthen skills in science, math, reading, creativity and critical thinking;
(2) to provide an interactive curriculum and environment;
(3) to expose youth to professional career fields and successful minority professionals; and
(4) to encourage youth to pursue an undergraduate and graduate school education.
Camp activities include individual and group projects, and group presentations. Students will learn the value of the above mentioned goals as well as leadership, academic excellence, service and respect for themselves and others.
We are looking for students who already have a strong interest in math and science. It is important that students are motivated and ready to learn.
If you’re your child fits this description and you are interested in enrolling a student, please contact the Camp at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also call the Southeast White House at 202-581-0800. Please ask for Ms. Christina Henderson.
*Students from Wards 7 & 8 have priority enrollment, but the Camp will consider applicants from Maryland and Virginia.