Water in the West: A Unique Summer Residential Program in Idaho

Using the theme, Water in the West, as a springboard, you will:

  • Improve your English language skills and work on Duolingo test preparation;
  • Learn how water plays a role in the West through tours, presentations, and field trips; speak with professionals about how water impacts recreation, agriculture, and energy in Idaho;
  • Learn and apply field and laboratory research techniques such as water quality/Ph testing, and create a comprehensive lab report from your research.


  • Explore Idaho's lakes, rivers, mountains, and natural beauty;
  • Raft, kayak, and camp with friends and instructors;
  • Learn to camp and backpack in Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains;
  • Visit world-famous Sun Valley - home of the nation’s first ski resort and chair lift;
  • Attend a rodeo. Boots, hats, and western gear shopping will be part of the experience to get into the Wild West spirit!

Summer Program Fee: US $5,950

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  • Maximum of 40 students
  • Ages 13–16
  • Co-Ed Camp
  • Housing: Riverstone International School Dormitory
  • Meals and local transportation provided
  • Global representation
  • Minimum English Proficiency (Duolingo test)
  • *Transportation to and from Boise, Idaho not included  

Boise, Idaho

Boise, Idaho is rated as one of the most vibrant, safe cities in the U.S.

Direct flights to Boise, Idaho through major U.S. cities including: Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle


Riverstone International School is a private, independent school located in the Pacific Northwest offering day and boarding students the academic prestige of the International Baccalaureate programmes as well as outdoor education, leadership, international understanding, and service opportunities.

  • #1 Idaho's Best Boarding Program
  • #1 Idaho's Best Private School
  • #189 Best Boarding School in the U.S. (Niche.com)
  • Idaho's Most Challenging High School (The Washington Post)
  • 410 students in Preschool–High School with 40+ nationalities
  • Boarding Program for Grades 9–12
  • Boarding students (9%) and day student enrollment (91%)


Reach out to Rachel Pusch, Director of Enrollment and Marketing, with any questions.