Summer Camp

The 2024 English Excellence Summer Camp will be held July 13/14-August 1, 2024.

Register for 2024 Summer Camp: For International Student Registrations

Groups should directly register by E-mailing

English Excellence Summer Camp will be held July 13/14 - August 1, 2024. We look forward to seeing you!
Additional Details
Participant's English Level

What are the English Levels?

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  • Level 1 Beginner

    I can recognize familiar words and very basic phrases about myself, my family, and things around me when people speak slowly and clearly. I can catch the main point of short, simple messages and announcements. I can read short, simple texts. I usually can’t keep the conversation going, but I can handle very short conversations. I can use phrases and sentences to describe my family, other people, and my school. I can write short, simple notes and messages.
  • Level 2 Intermediate

    I can understand the main point of many TV shows or movies. I can read a book and understand the events, feelings, and author's point of view. I can deal with most situations likely to arise while traveling. I can take an active part in discussing familiar topics. I can write an essay or a report and clearly pass on information or give my point of view.
  • Level 3 Advanced

    I can understand extended speech. I can understand TV shows and movies without too much effort. I can understand long stories and appreciate different styles of text. I can express myself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. I can use language flexibly and effectively for social and academic purposes. I can present clear, detailed descriptions of complex subjects. I can express myself in clear, well-structured text, supporting points of view at some length.

Why English Excellence Summer Camp?

English Excellence Summer Camp provides an excellent opportunity for students ages 13-17 to study in the USA for an intensive three-week program.

Students from around the world travel to Wisconsin Lutheran High School (WLHS) each summer to acquire English skills and cultural insights for success.

Applicants should exhibit the excellent characteristics of a WLHS student: a good behavior record, a strong academic record, and a desire to improve their English language skills.
Participants will meet WLHS students to build friendships and practice English skills with English speakers their own age.

For Wisco Friends:

Interested in applying to be a Wisco Friend to help welcome and make new friends with the international camp students? Please apply by filling out this form here. Email Camp Director Mrs. Allison O'Donnell at with questions.

Summer Camp: Friendship is Possible

English Excellence Summer Camp

"Summer camp is AMAZING. My students had the best experience. Everything was superior; the staff, the accommodations, the excursions, the organization, and the teachers. Thank you for your support when arriving to the U.S.A. Your help made everything easier." — Summer Camp Parent

Steps to Apply

Step 1

Submit online application (see form above) before April 15. Upon student acceptance, a 500 USD deposit is due. Submit your application as soon as possible, as space is limited.

Step 2

Receive letter of invitation for visa purposes and registration form.

Step 3

Complete and return the registration form by May 15.

Step 4

Pay remaining balance before June 15, and provide arrival and departure flight information.

What is English Excellence Summer Camp?

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  • Intensive English Immersion Program

    Students from around the world travel to Wisconsin Lutheran (WLHS) each summer to acquire English skills and cultural insights for success. This summer camp is designed to help students:
    • Speak English more accurately and fluently in academic and social settings
    • Build listening skills to better understand and participate in academic lectures
    • Read and write English with greater confidence
    • Create lasting friendships and feel at home in the USA
  • First-Class Accomodations

    Your American adventure begins as soon as you arrive. We pick you up from the airport and help you get settled in the student dormitory, which features spacious suites, recreational areas, laundry facilities, and live-in adult chaperones and supervisors. WLHS features a state-of-the-art engineering wing, beautiful new fine arts classrooms, as well as classic American indoor and outdoor recreational facilities. The dining room serves carefully planned meals prepared each day by professional caterers. Your summer school is located in a safe, friendly neighborhood on the outer limits of Milwaukee, one of the nation’s most beloved cities, and is conveniently located near other popular cities like Chicago and Madison.
  • Wisco Friends Program

    Participants will meet Wisco students to build friendships and practice English skills with English speakers their own age.  Wisco friends accompany camp participants on afternoon and weekend activities.
  • Daily Schedule

    8:00-8:25 a.m. Breakfast
    8:30-9:15 a.m. Class 1
    9:20-10:05 a.m. Class 2
    10:10-10:20 a.m. Morning Gathering
    10:25-11:10 a.m. Class 3
    11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Class Session 4

    English classes are customized by ability (beginner, intermediate and advanced). Subjects include speech, reading, writing and grammar, along with daily rotating classes in STEM science, history and fine arts.

    12:00-12:30 p.m. Lunch
    12:30-4:30 p.m. Afternoon Activity
    4:30-6:00 p.m. Free Time Options
    6:00-6:30 p.m. Dinner
    6:30-8:00 p.m. Evening Activity
    8:00-9:00 p.m. Study Time
    9:00-10:00 p.m. Personal/Free Time
  • Afternoon Activities

    Click here to view this year's planned events on the second page of the English Excellence Summer Camp flyer. Schedule subject to change.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Program Fees

    Program fees include: on-campus housing, three meals per day, textbooks, weekend and afternoon activities, camp t-shirt. Not included: airfare and health insurance.
  • Health Insurance

    Students must provide proof of medical insurance one week before arrival. The health insurance must be accepted widely within the United States.
  • Travel

    Plan to arrive at Milwaukee Mitchell Airport (MKE) on Saturday, July 13 or before noon on Sunday, July 14. Plan to depart from MKE Airport on on Thursday, August 1, 2024 (leave dorm by noon).
  • Contact Us

    Telephone: +1 414-453-4567
Phone: 414-453-4567  |  Fax: 414-453-3001