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The Gow School Summer Program

2491 Emery Road
South Wales, New York, 14139, United States
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The Gow School Summer Program  

2491 Emery Road, South Wales, New York, 14139, United States

  • Type:
    Overnight camp
  • Focus:
    Education (multi)
  • Cost:
    $6,000 to $9,400 USD/5 weeks
  • Ages:
    8 to 16
  • Gender:
  • Main language:
  • Capacity:
    80 to 125
  • Programs:
    0 available; 1 TBD
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  • Summary Profile

    The Gow School Summer Program answered our questions

    Who are you as an organization?

    The Gow School Summer Program (GSSP) combines learning with fun! Coed for ages 8 to 16, GSSP offers classes for students who have experienced academic difficulties or have been diagnosed with dyslexia or similar language based learning disabilities and/or ADHD. The camp presents a balanced blend of morning academics, traditional camp activities, and weekend overnight trips.

    • Special needs: Yes, specialized support.
      Most campers have special needs.
    • LGBTQ+ friendly community

    What do you do differently or uniquely well?

    This information is not available.

    Who are your staff and counsellors?

    This information is not available.

    What do families need to know about registration?

    This information is not available.

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  • Programs, Rates & Dates

    Programs and Sessions Calendar

    Choose the right programs and sessions for your child; The Gow School Summer Program currently has 0 program available; 1 TBD.

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    Overnight Camp
    Ages: 8 - 16
    Education (multi)
    $6,000 to $9,400/5 weeks
    Baking/Decorating|Guitar|Music Recording|Musical instrument training|Percussion|Piano|Songwriting|String|Vocal Training / Singing|Musical Theatre|Set and Costume Design|Theatre Arts|Sculpture|Sewing|Storytelling|Arts & Crafts|Ceramics |Drawing|Mixed Media|Painting|Papier-mache|Photography|Pottery|Videography|Robotics|Technology|Instructor lead (group)|Instructor lead (one on one)|Creative writing|Language Instruction|LEGO|Math|Reading|Engineering|STEAM|STEM|Test Preparation|Writing|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Golf|Lacrosse|Soccer|Tennis|Volleyball|Hiking|Sports-Instructional and Training|Ultimate Frisbee|Fishing|Swimming

    Financial Aid & Payment Details

    Payment Options:

    Deposit required with acceptance Yes
    Credit card payment Yes
  • Insider Reviews & Perspectives

    The Our Kids review of The Gow School Summer Program

    our take

    Peter Gow founded the Gow School in the 1920s to serve students who, for a range of reasons, weren’t finding success elsewhere. Gow believed that small class sizes and an open mind, when it comes to instruction, can make all the difference, especially for those who are at risk of falling through the cracks of a traditional approach to academics. The students at the top of his mind were those with some form of linguistic disruption—students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyspraxia or issues with central auditory processing. The program has changed over the years, though the spirit of investigation, of finding better ways to support learners, remains. The summer programs extend all of that work, allowing campers to experience a supportive learning and play environment surrounded by true peers and a staff that truly understands them. That in itself can be transformational. The summer is for fun, so while there is some learning, it’s meant to help with the summer academic dip, helping to deliver students back to class in September ready to learn. But, yes, fun and activity is a primary goal, and the summer sessions bring that, too.

  • Location & Site Details


    2491 Emery Road, South Wales, New York, 14139, United States


    Sleeping Accommodations

    • Dorm or Building


    • Electricity in Sleeping Area
    • Shower in Sleeping Area
    • Toilet in Sleeping Area

    Washrooms Facilities

    • Flush Toilets
    • Showers (indoor)

    Are meals provided? Yes

    Is The Gow School Summer Program technology free? Campers may bring cell phones but the counselors hold on to them until "call home night".

    Rentals & Services

    Offers children's birthday party packages: Yes
    If a campers birthday falls while they are at camp, we will work with the families to do something special for the camper.

  • What's New

    Director's Message

    Jon Chafin, Director of The Gow School Summer Program

    Dear Family,

    Thank you for your interest in The Gow School Summer Program (GSSP).  I realize that the decision to enroll your son or daughter for summer is an important one.  At GSSP, our goal is to provide the students with a positive academic program balanced with fun-filled activities.

    In order to begin the application process, please submit the following information:

    • An Application for Admission (a link will be e-mailed to you after testing is received)
    • Student Profile
    • Two Recommendation Forms 
    • Copies of recent assessments and evaluations
    • Your child’s most recent grade report
    • A brief letter from your child, in his or her handwriting, explaining why he or she would like to attend GSSP


    A Request for Release of Information is enclosed and may be used to request required evaluations and grade reports from your child’s present school.

    Once all application materials are received, I will review the file and inform you about your child’s status.  You may wish to view our website, gow.org for further information.

    Our required medical form is available on our website.  It must be completed and returned to The Gow School before your son or daughter can attend GSSP.  A copy (both sides) of your current insurance card is also needed for our records.   

    The program dates will be June 27 – July 29, 2023

    In the News

    October 26, 2022
    The Gow School Summer Program Open House

    Join us on Saturday, April 1st from 9:30 am to 11:00 am to find out what The Gow School Summer Program is all about. excerpt... Read More

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