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Summer Camps 2017

During the summer, Western Michigan University offers a wide variety of camps geared toward students of all ages. Our camps range from academic to sports, with a little bit of everything in between. Camps vary in cost based on requirements. This year, ATYP camps will offer scholarships; see their website for details. For more information on any of our exciting camps, please click on the links below for each specific camp.

All Summer Athletic Camps

June 1 – September 1 (Athletics, Athletics)
Grade: 1 – 12
See the link for an updated list of WMU summer athletic camps.

Under the Sea

June 12 – June 16 (Children, Children's Place Learning Center)
Cost: $202.50
Age: 5 – 12
Grade: K – 4
$45 registration for new students. Join us on an underwater adventure! Venture into the deep to find out what lives in the ocean? We will take our pretend submarine to explore the ocean floor. We might even create our own underwater habitat.

Out of This World

June 19 – June 23 (Children, Children's Place Learning Center)
Cost: $202.50
Age: 5 – 9
Grade: K – 4
$45 registration for new students. Come along as we explore the depths of outer space. What would it be like to live there or on another planet? Our imagination will be the ticket to a trip into space like you have never seen before.

Keith Hall Summer Drum Intensive-Beginner/intermediate

June 19 – June 24 (Music, Off-Campus Organization)
Cost: $679.00
Early bird special before March 18 registration is $599!

Summer Adventures in Reading and Writing

June 19 – June 30 (Writing, McGinnis Reading Center/Third Coast Writing Project)
Cost: $225.00
Grade: K – 8
Registration cost includes $25 non-refundable fee. Additional $25 discount per child in household that is enrolled. 10% discount for WMU affiliation.

Junior Tennis Camps 9-11

June 19 – August 29 (Sports, West Hills Athletic Club)
Cost: $128.00
Age: 9 – 11
Contact Drew Martin, Director of Junior tennis at (269) 387-0432 for more information.

Writing Your College Admissions Essay

June 19 – June 23 (Writing, Academically Talented Youth Program)
Cost: $135.00
Camp is from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Contact phone number is 269-387-3553.

Beyond the Lemonade Stand: An Entrepreneurship and Innovation Experience

June 19 – June 22 (Business, Engineering, Starting Gate, Haworth College of Business)
Cost: $100.00
Grade: 9 – 12

Junior Tennis Camps 6-8

June 19 – August 29 (Sports, West Hills Athletic Club)
Cost: $128.00
Age: 6 – 8
Contact Drew Martin, Director of Junior tennis at (269) 387-0432 for more information.

Aviation Summer Camp

June 25 – June 30 (Aviation, College of Aviation)
Cost: $1,450.00
Age: 13 – 18

Forensic Science

June 25 – June 30 (Science, Academically Talented Youth Program)
Cost: $145.00
Grade: 7 – 9
Camp is from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Contact phone number is 269-387-3553. $10 of registration cost goes toward material fee.

Graphic Novels

June 26 – June 30 (Art, Academically Talented Youth Program)
Cost: $135.00
Grade: 7 – 9
Camp is from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Contact phone number is 269-387-3553.

Dollars and Sense Finance Camp I

June 26 – June 30 (Business, Department of Finance and Commercial Law)
Cost: $299.00
Grade: 7 – 12
Must have completed grades 7-9 to enroll. Call (269) 387-5720 for more details. Register by June 1.

Hereos and Superheroes

June 26 – June 30 (Children, Children's Place Learning Center)
Cost: $202.50
Age: 5 – 9
Grade: K – 4
$45 registration for new students. Have you ever wanted Superhero powers? This week we will look at our inner superhero. Pick your superpower. We will also learn about what makes someone a hero. Who is your hero?

Writing Your College Admissions Essay

June 26 – June 30 (Writing, Academically Talented Youth Program)
Cost: $135.00
Camp is from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Contact phone number is 269-387-3553.

Keith Hall Summer Drum Intensive-Advanced

June 26 – July 1 (Music, Off-Campus Organization)
Cost: $679.00
Early bird special before March 18 registration is $599!

Science Fiction Writing

July 1 – July 14 (Writing, Academically Talented Youth Program)
Cost: $135.00
Grade: 7 – 9
Camp is from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Contact phone number is 269-387-3553.

Children's Place Idol!

July 3 – July 7 (Children, Children's Place Learning Center)
Cost: $202.50
Age: 5 – 9
Grade: K – 4
$45 registration for new students. Here is your chance to become a super star. Whatever your talent, this will be the week to show it off. Our focus will not only be music, but all the arts. Explore a variety of musical styles, art media and even some theatrics. And I promise Simon will not be around to judge.

Advanced Maintenance Aviation Summer Camp

July 9 – July 14 (Aviation, College of Aviation)
Cost: $1,500.00
Age: 13 – 18

Advanced Flight Aviation Summer Camp

July 9 – July 14 (Aviation, College of Aviation)
Cost: $2,300.00
Age: 13 – 18

SEMINAR 2017

July 9 – July 22 (Music, Music)
Cost: $1,385.00
Age: 15 – 18
Admission audition and $100 deposit required; $1,585 for resident students (live on campus) and $1,385 for commuting students (live off campus).

Japanese Language & Culture

July 10 – July 14 (Language, Academically Talented Youth Program)
Cost: $135.00
Grade: 6 – 9
Camp is from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Contact phone number is 269-387-3553.

Children's Place Museum Jurassic Park

July 10 – July 14 (Children, Children's Place Learning Center)
Cost: $202.50
Age: 5 – 9
Grade: K – 4
$45 registration for new students. Come experience Jurassic Park Childrens Place style. Dinosaurs will roam again as we explore dinosaurs. We will learn about the different dinosaurs that inhabited the planet. You will even know what a paleontologist is by the end of the week.

Dollars and Sense Finance Camp II

July 17 – July 21 (Business, Department of Finance and Commercial Law)
Cost: $299.00
Grade: 10 – 12
Must have completed grades 10-12 to enroll. Call (269) 387-5720 for more details. Register by June 1.

All Around the World

July 17 – July 21 (Children, Children's Place Learning Center)
Cost: $202.50
Age: 5 – 9
Grade: K – 4
$45 registration for new students. Get your passport ready as we fly across the ocean to different parts of the world and explore the culture, food, and languages!

Discovering the Past: History & Archaeology at Fort St. Joseph

July 17 – August 4 (History, Fort St. Joseph Museum)
Cost: $150.00
Age: 10 – 100
Contact Timothy Bober for more information at 616-581-6729.

Game Design with Scratch

July 17 – July 21 (Computers, Academically Talented Youth Program)
Cost: $135.00
Grade: 6 – 4
Camp is from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Contact phone number is 269-387-3553.

Chess

July 17 – July 21 (Games, Academically Talented Youth Program)
Cost: $135.00
Grade: 6 – 9
Camp is from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Contact phone number is 269-387-3553.

Sports Central

July 24 – July 28 (Children, Children's Place Learning Center)
Cost: $202.50
Age: 5 – 9
Grade: K – 4
$45 registration for new students. We have an active week in store for all our budding athletes. Learn to play a variety of sports, maybe even invent one. The end of the week will highlight a field day to show off our athletic ability.

Pinhole Photography

July 24 – July 28 (Photography, Academically Talented Youth Program)
Cost: $145.00
Grade: 6 – 9
Camp is from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Contact phone number is 269-387-3553. $10 of registration cost goes toward material fee.

Ceramic Whistles

July 24 – July 28 (Music, Academically Talented Youth Program)
Cost: $145.00
Grade: 6 – 9
Camp is from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Contact phone number is 269-387-3553. $10 of registration cost goes toward material fee.

Art Hop

July 31 – August 4 (Children, Children's Place Learning Center)
Cost: $202.50
Age: 5 – 9
Grade: K – 4
$45 registration for new students. Engage your creative side this week. Learn to paint, sculpt, and many more art mediums. At the end of the week, come to our Art Hop.

Adventure Time

August 7 – August 11 (Children, Children's Place Learning Center)
Cost: $202.50
Age: 5 – 9
Grade: K – 4
$45 registration for new students. Get ready to go on a trip in our favorite rocket ship! Build your own rocket ship and take off into space. Bring your hiking gear and take a hike through campus. You are going to have a blast!

Dance Machine

August 14 – August 18 (Children, Children's Place Learning Center)
Cost: $202.50
Age: 5 – 9
Grade: K – 4
$45 registration for new students. Put on your dancing shoes and waltz through the different forms of dance. From the graceful movements of ballet to the bopping movements of hip hop. At the end of the week come join us for our dance recital.

Animal Planet

August 21 – August 25 (Children, Children's Place Learning Center)
Cost: $202.50
Age: 5 – 9
Grade: K – 4
$45 registration for new students. Are you fascinated with the animal kingdom? Have your parents ever referred to you as an animal? Then this week is your week. We will explore the animal world as we learn about animals in the wild and animals in your own home.

Carnival

August 28 – September 1 (Children, Children's Place Learning Center)
Cost: $202.50
Age: 5 – 9
Grade: K – 4
$45 registration for new students. Our traditional way of ending the summer has been our Carnival. The children create the games, decorations, even the prizes. On Friday, we hold the carnival in our upper playground. Popcorn, snow cones and lots of fun end the summer with a bang.