be WISE CAMP 2022

be wise day camp – 5/6 gRADE 


Liberty Middle School
1055 Evans blvd.
Newark, Ohio

July 6-8, 2022

bE WISE Residential camp – 7/8 GRADE –

Muskingum University
New Concord, Ohio

 June 5-10, 2022

Be WISE is a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math Camp (STEAM) designed to develop interest, excitement, and self-confidence in young women.   We have two camps for girls–one for girls entering grades 7, 8 or 9 in the fall of 2022 and one for girls who are entering grades 5 and 6 in the fall of 2022.

The Residential Camp began in the summer of 1989.   Over 3,700 girls have completed the camp program. Camp 2022 will be the camp’s 33rd year.

Mission Statement.  

Be WISE Camp’s mission is to develop interest, excitement, and self-confidence in middle school girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEAM).  The camp is designed to provide real-life, hands-on experiences in STEAM using problem solving and thinking skills.  We hope to encourage and motivate the girls to enroll in more STEM classes at the high school and college levels to prepare them for careers in a STEM field.  

The Residential Camp will be held at Muskingum University, New Concord, OH.   It will feature a separate curriculum for 7th and 8th graders. Because COVID prevented many girls to not have the opportunity of a residential camp with us, we are allowing, this summer, girls who will be in the 9th grade in the fall of 2022 to join us. They will be doing the 8th grade curriculum, which includes high school standards. (See Residential tab for a description of the classes.) This provides a different experience if 7th graders wish to return to camp another year.  

While at Muskingum University, the experience includes sleeping and eating in a college dorm, learning in science labs, and using campus recreational areas.  

JoAnn Benseler, Camp Director