Summer Camps, Gap Years & Fellowships

From time to time the PTSO receives information about summer camps, gap years and fellowships (leadership opportunities etc) and more.  Stay tuned as information comes in throughout the year!

Please note that none of these postings have been vetted by the PTSO or WPSStudents and their parents are solely responsible for researching and vetting these opportunities. If you have a posting you would like us to share please email us.

Summer Camps, Gap Years and Fellowships

Applications Are Open for the 2020 Bronfman Fellowship 

Posted 10.24.19

Every year, twenty-six outstanding North American teenagers are selected as Bronfman Fellows. The highlight of the Fellowship is a free transformative and intellectually adventurous summer in Israel, where Fellows engage in thought-provoking study and conversation and make lifelong friends with a pluralistic group of peers. Their high-caliber educators focus on teaching a broad range of traditional and contemporary Jewish texts at a university level. Fellows encounter the land and people of Israel, study major issues in contemporary Jewish life, meet with some of today's most influential figures, and learn about themselves and each other. 


The Fellowship year continues with monthly virtual meetings and a seminar in the spring. Fellows continue their association with the Fellowship through an extraordinarily active, 1200+ alumni community. 

Alzar School - Semester leadership programs

Posted 9.26.19

Alzar School is a semester leadership school for highly motivated sophomores and juniors that combines engaging academics, cultural exchange, and outdoor adventure.


Our semester experience takes students from the rivers of Idaho to the peaks of Patagonia! Our engaging high school curriculum continues to challenge students academically as they live alongside peers from across the world at our home campus in Idaho, dive into a new culture during our six weeks abroad in Chile. Alzar School is a unique high school opportunity that expands leadership skills as students kayak and backpack through Idaho and Patagonia.


Check out our latest video all about our semester school. Feel free to get in touch with our admission team at, we would love to tell you more about Alzar School's unique semester opportunity. 

Congress of Future Medical Leaders and

The Congress of Global Good Summer Conferences

Posted 9.20.19

The Congress of Future Medical Leaders and The Congress for Global Good  is accepting nominations for their 2020 summer conferences in Boston.


If you are interested in attending and wish to be nominated please see Ms. Plunkett by October 10th.


Nominees must be  aspiring professionals in these areas, possess leadership potential and have a 3.5/4.0 or greater GPA.

Banson NYC Fashion Camp

June and July 2020

Posted 9.17.19

We offer two NYC Fashion Summer Camps for high school students. They are designed for teens entering 9th through 12th grades. Each week-long session will teach the students the fundamentals of the fashion industry by providing an insider's perspective. The students will stay at the LIM College Residence Hall on the Upper Eastside. Each morning the group will be picked up at the dorm by a Banson NYC representative. From there we will depart for our industry visits, seminars and activities of the day. Each evening will have group activities planned. Enrollment is limited to 20 campers per session. We accept applications on a first come, first served basis.


The cost is $1975.00 per student or $1785.00 per student if they register with a friend.


Session A: June 21, 2020 - June 27, 2020

Session B: July 12, 2020 - July 18, 2020


For More Information: Contact Banson NYC at (917) 328-1469 or simply go on our website and fill in the Summer Camp Application so that we can email you a full packet of information.

Gap Year Opportunities

Posted 9.17.19

Oyster Worldwide, gap year and responsible travel specialists since 2006. offer the following:

  • Animal welfare and conservation projects

  • Paid work abroad

  • Ski seasons

  • Volunteer teaching abroad

  • Adventure travel trips - treks, courses and tours

  • Internships - medical, veterinary, journalism, business, diving

  • Paid Au pair and teaching opportunities

HOBY Leadership Seminars

June 12 - 14 2020

Posted 8.29.19

Founded in 1958, HOBY’s mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service, and innovation. HOBY provides students the opportunity to participate in unique leadership training, service-learning, and motivation-building experiences, beginning a lifelong dedication to improving the lives of others. 

The 2020 MA HOBY Seminar will be held June 12-14, 2020 at Bentley University in Waltham, MA.  The State Leadership Seminar is only for sophomores.  Click here for more details.


To be considered please submit an essay to Ms Plunkett, Director of Guidance, by October 4th, responding to the following:

  • What do you think makes an effective leader? What are the qualities effective leaders possess? What would you hope to gain from the Leadership Summit experience? What would you contribute as a participant at the Summit?


WHS only has a few slots to send students. Your essay will be blind read by a committee of counselors. Selected students will be notified by November 1st


Please note selected students will be responsible for the registration fee, approx. $338.

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