Topeka, Kan. - Washburn will offer a variety of summer camps for children that match a diversity of interests. The camps range from athletics to science, and take place at various times during the summer.


Be an Ichabod on the court or the field. A variety of camps are offered for students in elementary, middle and high school. Camps are available for both individuals and an entire team. The cost and schedule vary for each camp. Both day and sleep-away options are available. For specific details, visit

Career exploration

The Washburn Institute of Technology offers a summer experience for students entering grades 7 through 10. What better place to explore careers in construction, health care, human services, technology and transportation than at Washburn Tech? In the same environment as the students in our certificate and degree programs, your child will receive hands-on instruction in a variety of areas and will understand how classes at Washburn Tech taken in high school can help them graduate a step ahead of their peers. Visit for more information.


Washburn University's Department of Music offers summer opportunities for students to practice and perform.

      Northeast Kansas Total Percussion Camp

     All percussionists entering 7th grade through university are welcome to participate in this five-day camp. Participants live on campus and can request a roommate they know. Ensembles, classes and specialized clinics and concerts are all part of the experience. Parents are invited on the final day of camp to join the students for a picnic dinner and concert featuring the various ensembles from the week.

      Coleman Hawkins Summer Jazz Camp

     Jazz musicians in grades 7-12 are invited to participate in the Coleman Hawkins Summer Jazz Camp  June 18-23. The jazz camp will focus on improvisation, small group performance, jazz theory and many other related skills. In addition, the camp includes jazz history, faculty performances, jazz combos, student jam sessions, master classes, and artist lectures. Camp participants will have the option to stay on campus.

    Washburn Summer Keyboard Academy

     Join the fine Washburn University faculty and guest artists for Washburn Summer Keyboard Academy (WSKA) July 25 - 29! Washburn Summer Keyboard Academy is a camp that focuses on the study and performance of piano and organ. Students entering grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and college are eligible to participate. Eligible students must have taken at least two (2) years of consecutive private lessons and must be able to read music. Along with daily lessons on piano and/or organ, students will learn from keyboard workshops, join in recreational outdoor activities, take classes in literature and music theory, play in performance classes, have designated practice time, play in sight-reading get-togethers, enjoy socializing and game-time with other young musicians, listen to faculty performances, and perform a gala concert in epic White Concert Hall!

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For students going into 7th or 8th grade, the Washburn University Education Department offers a great opportunity to learn more about the practical application of science in transportation. Learn more about the transportation science camp here:



For further information, contact:
Joy Bailes
Assistant Director of Public Relations
Telephone: 785-670-2153
Cell: 785-230-1648
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