Summer camp opportunities for GRPS students!
ACT (Artists Creating Together) Summer Youth Programs
In a partnership with schools and teachers throughout West Michigan, ACT brings the wonder of art and creativity to thousands of students. Programs are offered at the ACT Studio or on location, and are open to children in early childhood programs, K-12, and in transition programs.
More information and registration for youth summer programs can be found on their website.
The Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation is holding two sessions of their Camp Infinity program in West Michigan this summer! Camp Infinity is a four day summer technology camp for girls entering 5th to 8th grade that introduces technology as fun and fulfilling and inspires the pursuit of technology education. Founded in 2004, Camp Infinity helps spark girls’ interest in math and science, which tends to decrease during middle-school years. At camp, the fifth and sixth grade girls focus on website, app and video game design while the seventh and eighth graders focus on robotics and web and mobile app design.
Ferris State University Men's Basketball Camps
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park 2019 Summer Camps
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is proud to present a summer of fun, with camps for kids of all ages! Lasting from one to five days and serving children and young teens, our unique selection of camps is sure to engage and educate. Camps explore themes based on Meijer Gardens’ mission of promoting the enjoyment, understanding and appreciation of gardens, sculpture, the natural environment and the arts. Meijer Gardens’ camps are a great way for kids to engage in learning during the summer, while having fun and making new friends. Explore all the great summer camps on offer by visiting MeijerGardens.org/calendar
and selecting “Classes and Camps” on the event calendar. We hope to see you this summer!
Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) Summer Art Camp
GRAM Summer Art Camp provides children and teens, ages 4 through 15, with the opportunity to experience creativity and innovation in a unique and transformative setting. Campers take part in observation and discussion in the Museum’s galleries, discovery and hands-on activities in GRAM Studio, and learn collaborative problem-solving processes through communication and creation.
Grand Rapids Public Library and Junior Achievement's "Be A Boss" Camp
Join Junior Achievement and learn how to ‘Be a Boss,’ a JA Company Program®.
In this 8-week camp, solve a problem in the community by launching your own start-up business app. Unleash your creative entrepreneurial spirit and start building career skills for a high school job, vocational job, or college resume. This camp is for middle and high school students, with coed sessions available as well as sessions for girls only.
Register at www.grpl.org/register
Human Society of West Michigan
Michigan State University Volleyball Camp
The Michigan State Spartans Volleyball coaching staff invites you to improve your total game this summer in beautiful East Lansing, Michigan. For over 30 years, Head Coach Cathy George, has offered highly effective camps that are both organized and well-supervised. Spartan pride is evident in high-quality camp coaches and in providing each camper exceptional instruction with full involvement of the Spartan coaching staff. Each camp is designed to help personal improvement in the areas of skill development, strategies, and game understanding.
Mosaic Mobile Filmmaking
The Grand Rapids Public Museum has a brand new offering as part of Camp Curious for grades 7 to 9! If you love being on your phone, want to make the next great viral video, or think it would be cool to go behind the scenes on a real “movie” set, the Mosaic Mobile Filmmaking camp is perfect for you! This summer, the GRPM will open an exhibit, Changing America, designed to encourage public discussion about the relationship between two great peoples’ movements that resulted in the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and the March on Washington in 1963. This Mosaic Mobile program is working with the GRPM to expand this story locally by capturing the stories of area civil rights leaders and will give students the opportunity to learn valuable media skills while expanding their knowledge of Grand Rapids history.
Simmer Camp at the Downtown Market
Pack your bags and get ready to explore activities, cuisine, and culture from countries around the world. In our three-day Simmer Camps, junior chefs will get hands-on while learning kitchen basics like knife skills, fundamental kitchen techniques, recipe following, and more. Campers will make multi-course meals and enjoy their culinary creations with their fellow tastebud travelers.
Summer Adventures Day Camp
Campers will learn, grow, and lead at the regions premier immersive STEAM, Sustainability, Leadership and Outdoor Adventure facility – Adventure Point – in Grand Rapids. Programs Include:
- SCIENCE - Animal, Insect, Plants and Water Study
- TECHNOLOGY - Robotics, Coding, Programming, Drones
- ENGINEERING - 3D Printing, Building Challenges, Aviation
- ART - Ceramics, Photography, Painting, Model Building
- MATH - Math is everywhere – even outdoors!
- MUSIC - The physics of sound and composition
- ARCHERY - Where math, physics and engineering meet!
- SOLAR ENERGY - Sustainability in our Solar Greenhouse
- NATURE AND TRAIL STUDIES - miles of wooded trails
- MAKERSPACE INVENTOR’S WORKSHOP
- Outdoor Games - Healthy Snacks - Camp T-Shirt
The Salvation Army Kroc Center Day Camp
The Salvation Army Kroc Center’s Day Camp is a Christian camp licensed through the State of Michigan that gives children the opportunity to engage and fun-filled activities in a safe and positive environment. Day camp is loaded with activities every day with fun things and weekly field trips! We offer 11 weeks of camp throughout the year. Price includes lunch and snacks daily, field trips, and a Camp Kroc T-shirt, and start at $135 per week. 1/2 day specialty camps are available at lower rate. Scholarships available. Ages 5-17 years old.
TESA - Teen Entrepreneur Summer Academy
For the past eleven years the Teen Entrepreneur Summer Academy (TESA) has built high school students into budding entrepreneurs. The Teen Academy is designed for high school students entering grades 9th all the way to 12th grade. Our Teen Entrepreneur Summer Academy attracts students from across the state of Michigan. During the five day academy, teams of four to five students from different schools manufacture an original business pitch from the idea stage to a developed concept. On the final day, each team will present their idea to a panel of local business professionals for a chance to win cash prizes totaling $5,000!
Camp runs: June 24-28, 2019
Registration ends on May 17
More information and registration can be found here.
WMCAT Arts + Tech Camps