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The Wayne Institute

The Wayne Institute is a dynamic, 5-day sleep-away summer camp that prepares rising 9th and 10th graders for success in high school and the college admissions process.

The Wayne Institute offers:

  • A take-home, step-by-step Roadmap to Success to know what, how, and when to accomplish personal goals to build a standout college application;

  • Camp counselors who are current students at Ivy League institutions and other top-tier colleges and universities;

  • Access to camp counselors’ incredible college applications;

  • Lectures, seminars, and conversations about the skills needed to accomplish the goals outlined in their Roadmap;

  • A fun, unforgettable camp experience on the beautiful campus of Palm Beach Atlantic University.

At The Wayne Institute, our mentors masterfully represent one of our core beliefs:

Who better to help your student succeed in high school than someone who just did?

Before the first college essay is written, standardized test taken, and application completed, students must be building a portfolio that sets them apart. At the Wayne Institute, we do just that. Click here to learn how.


The Science

Your student’s interests and aptitudes should inform how they approach their high school career. We use the latest research in this area to discover your student’s greatest strengths.

The People

“It’s about who you know.” It’s never too early to begin developing your Rolodex, especially with a group of students as driven and motivated as yours.

The ROAD-MAP to Success

Many summer camps offer a feel-good experience. We provide a great experience and your student leaves with a hard copy, action-oriented plan to succeed in high school.


The Science

The Wayne Institute is an enthusiastic user of unique pedagogical approaches and testing backed by the latest education and development research. During our summer camp program, we use the best set of aptitude and personality tests used by Fortune 500 companies around the world to help your student gain a better understanding of how they operate to create a personalized plan to succeed in the years to come. Aptitude is not just a buzzword at The Wayne Institute. The Wayne Institute is informed by some of the most trusted institutions in the field of aptitude research.  

The People

The community that The Wayne Institute builds has a two-fold purpose. First, your student will build connections with near-peer mentors that will be helpful for their entire high school career and pay dividends long after they graduate. It’s not a stretch to say that your student may find themselves on the other side of an interview table with one of their mentors after graduation.

Second, your student will be attending our summer camp program in great company. We know that networking will be invaluable for the entirety of your student’s career. By attending our summer camp program, your student will be able to forge lasting connections with other students who share their interests and ultimate desire to succeed. In our increasingly “connected” society, the most important connections are being lost -- our connections with each other. The Wayne Institute seeks to reclaim them and believes the impacts will be long-lasting.

The Road Map To Success

When your student leaves the Wayne Institute, they will leave with a hardcopy of their personalized Roadmap to Success. Developed specifically for and in consultation with your student, this invaluable guide will provide step-by-step action items to complete in high school and in the college admissions process.

When we talk about a plan, not only do we outline what high school classes and extracurricular activities should be pursued by your student, but we also inform your students of what colleges, programs, and careers they are naturally suited to excel at. Informed by the latest science and your student’s interests, our team of mentors -- who are attending elite institutions around the country -- will inform your students as to what they need to be doing now to get into their school of choice later.

our Mentors

The Team: Our talented team of mentors at The Wayne Institute is made up of current undergraduate students at some of the most elite colleges and universities in the world. At the Wayne Institute, near-peer mentorship is the cornerstone of our camp curriculum. Who better to teach your student about the “do’s and don’t’s” of navigating high school and the college admissions process than someone who just accomplished the same goal your student set for themselves? In addition to near-peer mentors, your student will also learn from and interact with experienced educators and college and career-planning representatives throughout the week.