For the 2024 camp session, we are pleased to add B-WISEST camp, which is open to prior campers who will be 16-17 years old during camp: June 10-15, 2024.

B-WISEST stands for buckeye women in science – enhanced skills training.

Prior campers interested in returning to develop their leadership skills are encouraged to apply. The broad goal of B-WISEST is to support young women on their journey to become leaders. Priority is given to those who plan to enroll in college with a STEM focus, but any prior B-WISER camper interested in improving their leadership skills is welcome to apply. B-WISEST is a limited capacity program, and applicants will be notified about their acceptance on or by May 10.

WISEST campers will be mentored by B-WISER camp counselors and will work closely with the B-WISER camp. WISEST girls will attend the regular camp classes, where they’ll get a review of some topics, learn new things, and assist B-WISER campers. WISEST campers will also attend daily meetings with the counselors and camp director, where the focus is on leadership. And in the evenings WISEST girls will attend separate programs focusing on college readiness, including topics such as college in the age of AI, college student roundtable, how to choose a major, and career paths.

WISEST campers will gain confidence and enhance their skills. Participants will:

  • Improve communication and conflict resolution skills;
  • Learn techniques for being a positive role model;
  • Understand the value of challenging themselves and trying new things;
  • Enhance their ability to set personal goals;
  • Build confidence in their ability to navigate the college application process.


The application (linked above) opened on January 11 and will remain open until April 20. No payment is necessary until you have been accepted, but please note that full payment and all required forms must be received no later than May 20. The B-WISEST camp fee is $300, including all room, board, and supplies. (Use the “scholarship” option on the electronic payment portal and enter $300.)

WISEST campers will generally share a double room with another WISEST camper, but some might have single rooms. If you have any questions about B-WISEST, please contact Manon Grugel-Watson, program coordinator.