WHO WE ARE
Our mission is to create interactive and enjoyable summer camps to cultivate future world leaders. We strongly believe that learn and play can coexist, create synergy, and propel youth to new heights
Why the backwards question mark logo?
At Clay, inquisition with differing perspectives fuels global learning. Our logo represents this, encouraging students to ask questions and understand alternate viewpoints, ultimately making them more international citizens.
The Capstone Project
Each Clay Camp has one central theme that students focus on, apexing in a Capstone Project where students showcase their skills in this area. This is a college-level project led by a professor or company representative, where students finish with a take-home report for their portfolio.
Leading up to this Capstone Project, each of the three camp components below focuses on this same central theme. This thematic structure means students access focused multi-disciplinary learning.
Clay camps use THREE FOCUS SKILLS to build programs around ONE CENTRAL THEME. This theme is taught through Capstone projects with leading universities and companies, full immersion camps with local English speaking students, as well as culture and university tours.
This gives students an unparalleled overseas experience, returning with certification, an admissions-worthy portfolio, and an international network of teachers and students they can utilize, helping them become a more international citizen.
The Clay Adventure program provides students with a unique outdoors experience to grow their ability to lead and think independently. By overcoming real-life challenges by themselves and with teammates, students will develop and showcase these abilities. Students develop leadership skills, an international network, and independent thinking.
The program centers around the Environmental Research Capstone Project in which students spend 4 days camping in nature under the tutelage of an Environmental Studies PhD Stanford Professor and a Duke of Edinburgh certified adventure instructor.
The purpose of Clay’s innovation camp is to provide students with a unique hands-on experience to cultivate entrepreneurial and independent thinking. By overcoming real-life business challenges, students will develop and showcase these abilities.
The program centers around the Start-up Competition Capstone Project. Students will collaborate in teams and receive coaching from world-class professionals as they create a business idea over a 3-day timeframe. On the final day they will present in Seattle with judges from Microsoft, Amazon, Boeing, and a local start-up.
The purpose of Clay’s eco camp is to provide students with a unique immersive English language program focussed on outdoor engagement, set on Sydney's idyllic harbor in Australia. The program involves quintessential outdoor activities, a rich Australian culture element, World Heritage site visit, and culminates in the Marine Environmental Capstone Project.