2013 Summer Camps for Kids
The long, lazy days of summer are just around the corner, but that doesn't have to mean hours in front of the television. Summer camps offer great-- and often educational-- hands-on entertainment for kids of all ages. Whether they want to fly to the moon, become a star, or brush up on their tea party etiquette, there's a camp for everyone this summer in West Michigan.
Enjoy a week full of science exploration during the Air Zoo's summer camp experiences, designed for kids ages 4-17. Our professional educators will share the pure joy of flight with campers through hands-on activities and interactive experiments. Campers get an in-depth look at the Air Zoo, including the 4D theater, full-motion flight simulators and much more! Because some portions of the camp will take place outdoors, campers need to dress appropriately for the weather. SkySpace Kids Club and supporting members will receive 10% off all summer camps.
All Air Zoo campers will receive an Ultimate Ace wristband to enjoy our rides and attractions, an Air Zoo t-shirt, a daily snack and juice, and a summer camp patch.
Take It from the Top
August 8 - 12
Broadway Grand Rapids
TAKE IT FROM THE TOP is a unique musical theatre workshop in which students learn music, dance and theatre from Broadway professionals and perform for an audience at the end of the workshop. If you’re interested in pursuing a career in theatre, this is your chance to sharpen your performance skills and expand your knowledge about auditioning and the casting process. Learn about the performing arts from people who are actually doing it!
Participants learn the craft of musical theatre from basic to advanced skills, industry history and practical content in an exciting, fast-moving, interactive setting.
Everyone is a student of the arts and can find their own voice through music, dance, and theatre. TAKE IT FROM THE TOP offers participants a chance to experience Broadway with the pros. Learn, work and sharpen your skills in a creative and fun environment. If you ever wanted to be on a Broadway stage, now is your chance to perform and pick the brains of working professionals!
Five- Day Musical Theatre Workshop- August 12 - 16, 2013
During this workshop, participants will explore the “triple-threat” disciplines of music, dance and theatre. These classes are a safe place for students to explore new things and hone existing skills. The final recital for friends and family will showcase the work the students have done throughout the week. Participants should prepare an age-appropriate musical theatre song with sheet music. If you need help finding material, contact Dana Brazil at 517-884-3166 or email email@example.com
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is committed to presenting fun, interactive and informative programs about plants, sculpture, the environment and the arts Week-long and single-day summer camps for children ages 4 to 14 are offered from mid-June through mid-August.
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Grand Rapids Art Museum
Summer Art Camps are exciting visual arts encounters offered to children ages 5-13 and offered Monday-Friday from 9am-noon. Each session allows campers to connect with original works of art, build their creative skills, and participate in a mini-exhibition at the end of the week.
- June 17-21: Discovery Through Art (Ages 5-8)
- June 24-28: Exploring Creativity & Innovation (Ages 10-13)
- July 15-19: Design & Construct (Ages 5-8)
- July 22-26: Design & Construct (Ages 10-13)
- July 29- August 7: Collaborate and Create: Solving Problems Together (Ages 7-11)
For more information, click here.
Public Museum of Grand Rapids
From the life cycle of a butterfly to the fossilization of a Mastodon, from the microscopic organisms of the Grand River, to the stars of a neighboring galaxy, the Grand Rapids Public Museum is the perfect place to explore science. And for six weeks this summer kids ages 5-11 can use the Museum as a science lab – digging into the mysteries of science; experimenting, learning and growing – all while having a great time in one of the area’s most history-rich but “cool” environments. Our Summer of Science culminates August 10 with Overnight At Your Museum. This immersive sleepover event is open to all – campers and non-campers – and is sure to be the talked-about event of your child’s summer!
Information for the 2013 Camp including a brochure will be available soon! Please check back.
Interlochen Center for the Arts
Interlochen Center for the Arts
For more than 80 years young artists from around the world have traveled to Interlochen to learn from leading artists, to be inspired by exceptional peers and for an experience in the arts that lasts a lifetime. Located on 1,200 wooded acres between two pristine lakes, Interlochen Arts Camp, includes 120 cabins, three dining halls, two waterfronts, dozens of rehearsal and performance venues and a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities.
Six different arts areas are offered including creative writing, dance, motion picture arts, music, theatre and visual arts. Three age-based divisions (Junior: grades 3-6, Intermediate: grades 6-9, High School: 9-12) allow Interlochen Arts Camp to tailor the arts curriculum and student experience to the needs of each age group.
John Ball Zoo
John Ball Zoo’s Summer Zoo Camp is a unique, hands-on learning experience for children ages 3 years to those entering 9th grade! Classes are designed for the age students will be at the start of the class or for the grade level students will be entering in fall 2013. Whether you choose to attend during the day or overnight, Summer Zoo Camp is both fun and educational.
Each class follows its particular theme and uses a variety of methods to stimulate the learning process (role-playing, behind the scenes tours, games, stories, songs, and more). Special projects are often brought home throughout the week. Each class has their own room with a qualified instructor and educational aide, and will frequently spend time in the park and/or zoo setting. Class sizes are strictly limited to provide a high quality experience.
Every class up through 6th grade includes a fabric painting project. You provide the item of your choice, we provide the paint and fun! Each child creates a wonderful memory of their zoo class. You can expect your child to have a fun-filled learning experience! We hope you'll join us for Summer Zoo Camp!
For more information: http://jbzoo.org/education.php
Boyne Mountain Resort
Camp Edelweiss offers nine one-week co-ed overnight camping sessions starting in mid-June and ending in mid-August. Campers, ages 10-14, are welcomed. Camp housing is in the resort's Mountain Grand Lodge, Salzburg Suites - each accommodating eight campers and at least one staff member. This camp is a great way for kids to experience their adventurous side while making lasting memories and great friendships along the way. This youth adventure camp offers more activities than most found anywhere in the Midwest and is a great way for boys and girls to experience new adventures.
Day campers are welcome when space is available. Campers are accompanied by certified instructors at all times.
Enjoy activities such as:
Zipline Adventures| Horseback Riding | Fly Fishing I Sunfish Sailing | Camp Fires | Golf | Paintball | Hiking | Race Bug| Movies | Hayrides | Geocaching | Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark I Tennis I Disc Golf I Swimming I Kayaking I Mountain Biking
Camp weeks are scheduled for June 16-22, June 23-29, June 30- July 6, July 7-13, July 14-20, July 21-27, July 28- August 3, and August 4-10. Weeklong camp cost is $750. For more information, visit www.BOYNE.com or call 231-549-7210.