Summer Programs

RCA Summer STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math) and GCI (Goodway Culinary Institute) Program

Weekly rates: Overnight -$395.00, Day -$125.00

Would you like to create your own energy source by constructing solar panels? Or start a fire by rubbing together sticks? Or plant and harvest your own food? Or launch rockets in the soccer field? Or create outdoor art? Explore these exciting hands-on activities with RCA's Summer STEAM program!

In addition to morning class time, students take field trips to visit the Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the Wilder Observatory and Bassett Planetarium at Amherst College, and the Connecticut Science Museum.

Experience fine cuisine with RCA's Goodway Culinary Institute where students learn the art of baking and cooking. Try new recipes with Goodway's Test Kitchen. Through RCA's Career Development program, students acquire marketing and entrepreneurial skills. Our bakery products are made with the finest natural ingredients and have been enjoyed by food celebrities like Martha Stewart and Francis Legge.

Enjoy leisure activities including roller skating, laser tag, paddle boats, cook outs, movie night, and intramural volleyball and basketball. Visit the Basketball Hall of Fame, area malls, and other areas of interest. Our scenic 100-acre campus has an outdoor athletic field, gymnasium, beautiful pond, recreation room, gardens, air-conditioned dining hall, and more!

RCA Summer Basketball Player Development Program

Weekly rates: Overnight -$395.00, Day -$125.00

Player development is synonymous with athletic IQ. RCA's Player Development Program teaches the importance of S.T.S. (spacing, timing and sequence) and trains student-athletes to think. Through RCA's uniquely designed method of ongoing training, skills are acquired and reinforced, resulting in the development of even the lesser athletic and lesser talented players.

A key to RCA's Player Development Program is that improvement comes from repetitious and proper training. The brain must be trained to get the body to instinctively or spontaneously respond in milliseconds. Participants learn the why and when of game execution. RCA's experienced athletic staff provides a balanced regimen of athletics and academics which results in student-athletes reaching their ne plus ultra.

Students will participate in on-campus practice, training, drills, scrimmages, and intramural competition. Morning sessions include an academic component. Optional extras, including July AAU competition and travel, and individual training sessions (This includes use of RCA's vertimax, individual training sessions, shooting and passing drills, advanced ball handling skills, film sessions, a videotaped intramural scrimmage) are available upon registration.

Academic Credit Recovery Program. Immediate Enrollment!

$700 monthly for day students, $2500 monthly for boarding

RCA's Academic Credit Recovery Program allows students who are not passing for the 2016-2017 academic year to take advantage of our open and rolling enrollment policy. Immediate enrollment is available for students to start earning course credit.